IIT Gandhinagar PhD Fellowships in India, 2015

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The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar is offering PhD Fellowship for Indian students. To be eligible, applicant must have at least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Ph.D. programme is fully residential. For external candidate the minimum residential requirement is normally one year. For candidates under Faculty Development Program, currently 2 years of residency requirement after completion of 1 year of advanced admission is followed. Over and above the monthly assistantship, an additional fellowship of Rs. 5,000/- per month is provided to the candidates ranking within the top 5% in any relevant National level qualifying examination. The application deadline is 20 February, 2015.. IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join as Ph.D. scholars. Currently, they offer PhD programmes in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, History, Language & Literature, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology and Sociology. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of faculty members for suitable match of interest.. Fellowship is available for pursuing full time PhD programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering  and Physics.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Minimum Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicant must have at least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in appropriate branches.
· Credits Requirement: Ph.D. students entering the programme will have to take total credits ranging from 88 through 120, out of which coursework credits (courses worth 4 credits each) can range anywhere between 32 through 64 credits, depending upon the previous degree attained by the student. Out of the minimum credits through coursework, a minimum of 12 credits are required to be completed through project
· based courses.
· Residential Requirement for full time residential research candidate: Ph.D. programme is fully residential. The regular candidates will have to stay on campus. For external candidate the minimum residential requirement is normally one year. For candidates under Faculty Development Program, currently 2 years of residency requirement after completion of 1 year of advanced admission is followed.
· Residential Requirement for Continuing Doctoral Programme (CDP): This if for the candidates working in industry or as a faculty in any educational institution. In this category the candidate is given advance admission with 90 days of residency requirement in 1st year and on successful completion of 1st year, the admission is confirmed with the expected minimum 2 years of full time residential requirement on campus for completing course work and a major part of thesis work. After 2
· years, the candidate may be permitted to go back to parent organization subject to significant progress in thesis work. Subsequently, the candidate is expected to complete at least 2 weeks of residency at the Institute for each semester all through the PhD programme. A certificate in support of the candidature must support the application.
Benefits of the scholarship: Students joining the PhD program as regulars (RR) will be considered for Institute Fellowship based on the following norms: -Students with B.E./ B.Tech. / B.Arch / B.Sc.(Engg)/ M.Sc. / M.A. / M.Com. degrees or equivalent, who have qualified GATE or National Level test (UGC / CSIR / NBHM / DBT etc.), will be considered for monthly assistantship of Rs.16000/- for the first 2 years and enhanced rate of Rs.18000/- for the remaining 3 years. -B.Tech./B.E. students from Centrally Financed Technical Institutions (CFTIs) with CGPA of more than 7.0 (At the end of their third year) would be considered for financial assistantship without requirement of GATE scores. -Students with M.Tech. / M.E. / M.Arch. / M.Sc.(Engg) or equivalent/ M.Phil./ M.B.B.S / MD / MS degrees and Management students with a combination of M.B.A. and Engineering/ Technical background will be considered for monthly assistantships of Rs. 18000/- for the first 2 years and enhanced rate of Rs.20000/- for the remaining 2 years. Highlights: -Full time PhD students are encouraged to present their research work at international conferences. Financial support of up to Rs. 2.00 Lakhs for the entire duration of the programme is available. Additional funding may also be provided. -A support of up to US$ 12,500 may be considered in deserving cases to do research work at the best Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 4 to 6 months. -Candidates who have obtained at least one of their previous degrees from a premier institution like IIT, IISc etc. can be considered for an additional fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month. -Over and above the monthly assistantship, an additional fellowship of Rs. 5,000/- per month is provided to the candidates ranking within the top 5% in any relevant National level qualifying examination. A candidate can receive only one of the mentioned two additional fellowships. Payment of assistantship is subjected to a candidate complying with the prescribed norms and work output.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowship is awarded for a maximum of five years.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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