The doctoral programme in Information Technology offers students the possibility of doing intensive multidisciplinary research in an areas with an significant and innovative use of Information Technologies. There are currently 31 students in this programme and it has been our constant endeavour to provide the best facilities and working environment to our research students.
All students receive an Institute fellowship (Rs 25,000 per month for the first 2 years and Rs 28,000 per month thereafter) or industry-sponsored fellowship (http://phd.medialabasia.in/ and others). The institute and industry fellowships also provide money for books, domestic travel, conference registration etc. The Department makes all possible effort to support the travel of students to international conferences.
Each research student is provided a cubicle with his/her desktop PC in an air-conditioned office. Research students have unrestricted access to all laboratories in the department.
Flexible leave rules permit students to collaborate on research with people both within and outside the country. It is very common, and regularly encouraged, for students to spend part or all of the summer, working with other research groups in India and abroad.
Our students regularly publish in leading international conferences and reputed journals. They have also won top honors at IRISS (Inter Research Institute Student Seminar) which is a forum for student researchers in India to present and discuss their work. Primary areas of research in the school are: Dependable Computing, Information Security, Information Storage and Retrieval, High Speed Networks, Multimedia Systems, Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, HCI (Human Computer Interfaces), Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Assistive Technologies for Special Needs, Medical Computing, Computational Biology, ICT for Development and Geographical Information Systems.
Almost all our students get multiple offers from the industry and academia well before they graduate.
All students are provided accommodation on campus. Married students are provided an apartment while unmarried students get hostel accommodation. Students and their dependents also have free access to the medical and sporting facilities on campus.