Collaborative PhD Program

IIIT-Delhi has also started a collaborative PhD program focusing on explicit collaboration between IIIT-Delhi and some globally renowned labs and universities. PhD scholars (except Sponsored candidates) have the option of joining this program during the course of their PhD. In addition to the features of the regular PhD program, other salient features of the collaborative PhD program are:

  • A student will be admitted to the PhD program at IIIT-Delhi, and the degree will be granted by the same.
  • Interview for admission may be done jointly by IIIT-Delhi and the partner group.
  • The main supervisor of the PhD scholar will be from IIIT-Delhi; there may be a co-supervisor from the partner group.
  • After completing the course work at IIIT-Delhi, the student may spend 3 months to 1 year with the co-supervisor at the partner group/institution for dissertation research. While the scholar is at the partner group/organization, the stipend will be paid as per their norms.
  • Overseas Research Fellowships: Another attractive feature is the option to apply for an ORF to spend up to six months abroad working on ongoing collaborative projects between IIIT-D faculty and foreign institutions/universities. These fellowships are awarded competitively. Current PhD students have visited Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and West Virginia University for participating in research collaborations. All PhD scholars (except Sponsored candidates) are eligible for ORF.

Some of the current and past collaborators are given below:

  • Biometrics: Collaborators are from University of Notre Dame, USA; West Virginia University, USA; The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Information Security: Collaborators are from University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA; IBM- India Research Labs, India; City University London; State University of New York, Buffalo, USA; University of Luxemborg, Luxemborg, UIUC, USA; Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing: Collaborators are from University of California, Los Angeles, USA; INRIA-Rocquencourt, France; Newcastle University, England; Ohio State University, USA; Nokia Research, Bangalore, India; Coventry University, England
  • Software engineering: Collaborators are from Saarland University, Germany; Microsoft Research, Bangalore; The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Information Management and Analytics: Collaborators are from IBM Indian Research Lab; University of Aizu, Japan; Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany