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DAIICT Gandhinagar PhD Entrance Test 2013

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 29 Nov 2012 21 Nov 2012

Exam Details:

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar

Near Indroda Circle, Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat, Tel 079-30520000, Fax 079-30520010
Email pg_admissions@daiict.ac.in, Website www.daiict.ac.in

Ph.D Admission-2013

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to the Doctoral Program for the winter semester 2012-13, commencing on 02nd January, 2013

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D): The doctoral program leading towards the award of the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) provides the students an opportunity for a career in academia or in R&D establishments

DA-IICT aspires to take a leading role in the research areas related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

The research interests of faculty members are widely spread in the areas of ICT and Humanities, Social Sciences, Design and Arts

Eligibility:

Candidates willing to pursue research in the ICT and related domain must possess the following qualification

M.Tech/M.E. in Information and Communication Technology related areas such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Technology, Communication Technology, Electronics and Communications, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering and allied disciplines; or

B.Tech/B.E. in Information and Communication Technology related areas such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Technology, Communication Technology, Electronics and Communications, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering and allied disciplines; GATE in respective area will be preferable; or

MCA/M.Sc in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and Electronics

M.S./M.Sc degree from DA-IICT may also apply

Candidate interested in pursuing Ph.D in ICT and related areas must have at least 60% marks in the qualifying degree

Candidates with an M.Sc or MCA degree (M.S./M.Sc degree of DA-IICT), unless they have a subsequent M.Phil degree, will be considered equivalent to candidates with a B.Tech/B.E. degree and will need to fulfill additional course and research requirements

Candidates in the field of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Sciences and interested in these areas must have an M.Phil degree in the desired area with at least 60% marks

International Candidates: Candidates who are not citizens of India, are eligible for admission to the Ph.D program

The application form and application procedure are the same, except that international candidates are required fill in certain additional fields

International candidates are exempted from the entrance test and personal interview

However, they are required to arrange for three references to be directly sent to the postal address given below in sealed envelopes; the names of the referees are to be filled in the application form

International candidates may be considered for financial assistance from their second semester onwards on similar terms as for Indian students if their academic performance is satisfactory

Sponsored Category: Candidate interested in pursuing Ph.D in ICT and related areas must have at least 60% marks or equivalent in the qualifying degree

Candidates sponsored by an R&D organization with whom DA-IICT has estd over 5 years of cooperative research programme or has signed an MOU

Candidate intends to apply in this category should forward his/her application through proper channel, that is, a forwarding certificate/letter by the head of the department/institute

Fees: Tuition fee Rs 15,000/- per semester; registration fee Rs 2,500/- per semester; caution deposit Rs 5,000/- (refundable at the end of the program)

At the time of admission an amount of Rs 20,000/- (Rs 15,000/- towards tuition fee for the first semester and Rs 5,000/- towards caution deposit) will have to be paid by the candidates

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected through an entrance test followed by an interview

The entrance test will be used to shortlist the candidates to be interviewed

Candidates must submit a research statement of approximately 1000 words

A list of published papers if any could be included

The research statement will be discussed at the time of personal interview

Candidates are advised to look at profile of several research groups available at DA-IICT

One can have a look at the individual research profile of the faculty members

The entrance test will next be conducted on 29th November, 2012 at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar

The interview of the short listed candidates will be taken immediately after the entrance test

Financial Assistance: All those admitted as full time Ph.D students will be eligible for financial support in the form of Teaching Assistantship (TA)/ Research Assistantship (RA)

The assistantship is Rs 15,000/- per month at the beginning and may rise upto a maximum of Rs 25,000/- per month based on the research performance of the candidate

Students having qualifying degree as B.Tech/B.E. or equivalent will be entitled to less stipend

The assistantship would be incremented to Rs 18,000/- after clearing the comprehensive examination

For deserving candidates, the starting figure of the assistantship may be higher

TCS Research Fellowship: This prestigious fellowship provides substantial financial and other benefits to full-time students pursuing a Ph.D program in selected areas

The scheme is open for fresh admissions in the Ph.D program

Students who are already admitted are not eligible

Students who are within 28 years of age, who have a first class throughout their education, and who wish to pursue research in broad areas of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology and Software Engineering

Stipend: Rs 18,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs 20,000/- per month for the next two years

How To Apply:

Application Procedure: Candidates will be required to download the application form from website www.daiict.ac.in

Admission fee is Rs 1000/-

Candidates must send the completed application form along with a demand draft of Rs 1000/- in favour of DA-IICT to Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Near Indroda Circle, Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat

Candidates need to indicate their research interests in the online application form

Candidates may provide more than one interests

Candidates are advised to look at profile of several research groups available on website www.daiict.ac.in, for identifying the group that has closest match with their own research interests

Candidates are advised to write their name and the program applied for (Ph.D) at the reverse of the demand draft

Important Dates:

Filling of online application forms commences on: 22nd October, 2012

Filling of online application forms closes on: 19th November, 2012

Last date for receiving completed application form: 21st November, 2012

Entrance test and interviews: 29th November, 2012

Commencement of session: 02nd January, 2013
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