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IIIT, Raichur Ph.D. Admission, January 2024

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Raichur
Admission to the Ph.D. Programme, January 2024
IIIT Raichur invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. programme [Regular with Institute Fellowship, Individual Fellowship (i.e., CSIR, UGC, DBT, ICMR, INSPIRE, etc.) and external for working professional] of the institute in the department of Computer Science & Engg. and only a regular Ph.D. in the Mathematics department.

Thrust Areas
  • Computer Science and Engg.:
    • Applied Computer Science (AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, IoT, Data Science, etc.).
    • Theoretical Computer Science (Algorithms)
    • Next-Generation Communication, Autonomous Vehicles, Computer Vision, Drone Communication, Internet of Things, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Edge/Fog Computing
    • Complex Systems, Network Dynamics with AI, Generative AI in Network Science, Time Series Data Analysis, Spectral Graph Theory, Blockchain and Quantum Machine Learning
  • Mathematics and Computing:
    • Geometry of Banach Spaces, Linear Operators, Number Theory, Fractional Differential Equations, Controllability, Stability Theory
Note that the research topics are not limited to the above-mentioned thrust areas and can be decided based on the mutual interest of the guide and the Ph.D. scholar.

The deadline for your submission is 05:00 P.M. on 20th Nov 2023

    + Categories of Ph.D. Candidates

    • Regular:
      • Regular full-time with institute fellowship
        In this category, a candidate works full-time for his or her Ph.D. degree. The candidates admitted in this category are eligible for institute fellowship.
      • Regular full-time with Fellowship from a recognized funding agency
        In this category, a candidate works full-time for his or her Ph.D. degree. Candidates who have qualified for JRF from various funding agencies such as UGC/CSIR/INSPIRE/NBHM/DBT/ICMR/MeitY/NBHM / or any other recognized funding agency. The candidate would not receive any fellowships from the institute.
      • Regular full-time with Sponsorship from Govt./Semi-Govt./Industry
        In this category, a candidate works full-time for his or her Ph.D. degree. Candidates must be regular employees of the sponsoring body. During submission of the application form, the candidate must attach a sponsorship letter, endorsement letter, and NOC. The candidate would not receive any fellowships from the institute.
      • Regular full-time with Financial Support from Sponsored Projects:
        In this category, the candidates are eligible for financial assistance from the sponsored research project under sponsored research office regulations. On the completion of project funding, the institute fellowship may be considered with the recommendation from the DC members.
    • Direct:
      In this category, the candidate works full-time for his or her Ph.D. degree. The candidates admitted in this category are eligible for institute fellowship.
    • Part-time/Working Professional:
      In this category, the scholar works part-time for his or her Ph.D. degree. The candidate must be an employee of academic institutes, industries, R&D labs, etc. During submission of the application form, the candidate must attach the NOC. The candidate would not receive any fellowships from the institute.
    Institute-funded candidates are eligible for hostel accommodation, other categories of candidates' hostel accommodation is depending upon the availability of rooms.

    + Eligibility

    For admission to the Ph.D. Programme, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
    • Regular Ph.D.: A candidate having a Masters degree in Computer science and Engineering / Information Technology / Mathematics/ Statistics / Computer Science/Computer Applications / Electronics and Communication Engineering / EEE or any other equivalent area can apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
      General/OBC (Creamy Layer) * BTech/BE/BS/MSc/MCA: 7.0 CGPA or above and
      * MTech/ME/MS in CSE/IT/ECE/EE/Relevant areas: 7.0 CGPA or above on a 10 point scale or 70% of marks
      OBC non-creamy layer Category * BTech/BE/BS/MSc/MCA: 6.5 CGPA or above and
      * MTech/ME/MS in CSE/IT/ECE/EE/Relevant areas: 6.5 CGPA or above
      SC, ST Category * BTech/BE/BS/MSc/MCA: 6.0 CGPA or above and
      * MTech/ME/MS in CSE/IT/ECE/EE/Relevant areas: 6.0 CGPA or above
      Students qualified NET/NBH/GATE or any other equivalent National examination with CGPA=6 and above are eligible to apply.
    • Integrated/Direct Ph.D.: Four-year Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering / Information Technology / Electronics and communication engineering / Electronics and electrical Engg / Mathematics or equivalent in a relevant area can apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
      General/OBC (Creamy Layer) * BTech/BE/BS: 7.5 CGPA or above with valid GATE score
      OBC non-creamy layer Category * BTech/BE/BS: 7.0 CGPA or above with valid GATE score
      SC, ST Category * BTech/BE/BS: 6.5 CGPA or above with valid GATE score
      Students having a degree from CFTIs with a CGPA of 8.0 and above are eligible without a valid GATE score.
    • Direct (IIITR) Ph.D.: A student of IIIT Raichur who is continuing his/her B.Tech.-MS studies and having a minimum CGPA of 8.0 at the end of the sixth semester may be enrolled in the Ph.D. program of the institute at the beginning of his/her seventh semester of study. Such students can receive B.Tech.-MS and Ph.D. Degrees. The degrees will be awarded after completion of the Ph.D. degree.
    • Part-time Ph.D.: Candidates with a B.Tech./B.E./BS/M.Sc./MCA degree in any discipline and having an MTech/ME/MS degree in CSE/IT/ECE/EE can apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
      General/OBC (Creamy Layer) * BTech/BE/BS/MSc/MCA: 7.0 CGPA or above and
      * MTech/ME/MS in CSE/IT/ECE/EE: 7.0 CGPA or above
      OBC non-creamy layer Category * BTech/BE/BS/MSc/MCA: 6.5 CGPA or above and
      * MTech/ME/MS in CSE/IT/ECE/EE: 6.5 CGPA or above
      SC, ST Category * BTech/BE/BS/MSc/MCA: 6.0 CGPA or above and
      * MTech/ME/MS in CSE/IT/ECE/EE: 6.0 CGPA or above
      AND at least one of the following
      They must have at least 2 years of work experience in the field of CSE/IT/ECE/EE. Any experience before the completion of an undergraduate degree will not be considered.
    Percentage/CGPA not on the scale of 10 to CGPA Conversion Rule
    As for the percentage to CGPA conversion (or) Candidates University grading is not on the scale of 10, the following rule applies.
    • If a candidate's university has provided a CGPA corresponding to the percentage on the transcript, or if his/her university prescribes some formula for conversion, then that will apply. This formula should be mentioned clearly on the University website and/or candidates transcript. Otherwise, the following formula will apply CGPA = percentage/10.
    • If the CGPA of the candidate is not on a scale of 10 but on a scale of K (e.g., 4 or 8), then: CGPA = CGPA on a Scale of K*10 / (K). Here, CGPA on a Scale of K is the candidate's CGPA on the scale of K. For CGPA, rounding-off will not be done. For example, if a candidates CGPA is 7.98 and the eligibility CGPA criterion is 8.00, then, the candidate will not be considered eligible.

    + Admission Procedure

    Twice in an academic year (i.e., the odd and even semesters) of the institute, students are admitted to the Ph.D. programme. Ph.D. advertisement will be released through press advertisement, social media, and announcement on the Institute website: www.iiitr.ac.in. All the applications will be scrutinized and the shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test and/or an interview at IIIT Raichur. The final list of selected candidates will be announced on the Institute website.

    Enrolment
    The enrolment into the Ph.D. program is subject to the submission of the necessary documents. The selected candidates have to register for the Ph.D. programme by producing the originals of the necessary certificates for verification. It is also mandatory to produce a (soft) copy of the fee payment on the prescribed day for registration.

    + Submission Procedure

    Please use the common application form (Google form) for both Computer Science and Engg and Mathematics and Computing.

    The deadline for your submission is 05:00 P.M. on 20th Nov 2023.

    + Duration of the Programme

    For a Ph.D. student enrolled after completing a master's degree, the permissible time for completing the Ph.D. requirements is a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of six years for regular, and external/part-time candidates minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 7 years from the date of admission. For a Ph.D. student enrolled after completing a Bachelors degree, the permissible time for completing the Ph.D. requirements is a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 6 years from the date of admission.

    + Financial Assistance

    Regular Ph.D. students are eligible to receive financial assistance through various avenues.
    • Institute Fellowships: As per the Institute norms, fellowships provide a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,000/- for the first two years (at JRF level) and Rs. 35,000/- for the three years (at SRF level).
    • Sponsored Project Fellowship: In this category, the candidates are eligible for financial assistance from the sponsored research project as per the project regulations.
    • PM Fellowships: PM fellowships are very prestigious fellowships that pay double the amount as compared to the above-mentioned fellowships. These fellowships are quite competitive and require an industry partner, where the student will be working on research problems that are of mutual interest to a faculty member and the industry partner. Please see http://www.serbficci-iirrada.in/PrimeMinisterFellowshipResearch.html for more details.
    • Industry fellowships: Companies such as Intel, Infosys, TCS, and Google often provide fellowships for regular Ph.D. students. Getting such fellowships also adds a plus point to your CV. These fellowship amounts vary but usually provide similar monthly stipends as other mentioned fellowships.

    + Application Fee

    An application fee of Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC, and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates need to pay the fee using the SBI Collect link. You need to save the proof of payment that you must upload at the time of application submission.

    + Fee structure

    Sr. No. Head Fee (INR)
    A) One-time Fees (at the time of Admission)
    1. Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) 5,000
    2. Alumni Fee 1,000
    3. ID Card and Certificate fee 1,000
    4. Library Fee 1,000
    5. Celebrations 2,000
    Total (A) 10,000
    B) One Time Refundable Deposit (at the time of Admission)
    (Includes library, laboratory, hostel, and mess security deposits)
    15,000
    C) Fee for Each Semester
    1. Tuition Fee (Sponsored candidates #) 8,000
    2. Other Fee (IT charges, Exam fee, Sports fee, Institute maintenance, etc.) 7,000
    3. OPD medical support 2,000
    D) Student Welfare Fund 3,000
    E) Hostel & Mess Charges for Each Semester
    1. Hostel & Mess Charges (License Fee, Electricity, Water, Dining, and other charges) 29,250
    (*22,250 + 7,000)
    2. Hostel & Mess Establishment and Amenities Charges 10,000
    Total (E) 39,250
    F) Medical Insurance (Per Annum) 1,400**
    Total 85,650
    Total (Sponsored candidates #) 1,32,650
    Notes:
    • The semester fee structure is for 6 months instead of a semester of 4 months.
    • * The dining charges are calculated assuming Rs. 150/- per day for 5 months and the balance will be adjusted once a semester. Mess charges will be as per actuals. If a student is not on campus during vacation the balance amount of mess charges collected will be adjusted or refunded to the student at the beginning of next semester.
    • ** The medical insurance covered is Rs. 2.0 Lakhs. Insurance Premium is subject to revision.
    • # Sponsored candidates - Tuition Fee: Rs. 50,000/- and Admission Fee = Rs. 10,000/-
    • Fees for Comprehensive Exam, Thesis submission, and Thesis Defense are to be paid at the appropriate time.
Contact:
Please send your queries to
queries.phd@iiitr.ac.in
Source: iiitkottayam.ac.in

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