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Ph.D. (Regular & Part-Time) – FAQ

When will the submission of online Application Form close on?

31 May 2024 (Revised)

Entrance Examination date for Candidates?

16 June 2024

Announcement of list of candidates for interview?

21 June 2024

Date of Interviews to be conducted?

26/27 June 2024

Date of document verification after getting confirmed admission?

15 July 2024

Please give the program overview for Ph.D.

DA-IICT invites applications from bright scholars interested in pursuing research in ICT and other allied domains. The doctoral program at DA-IICT is an intense program geared towards preparing students for careers both in academia and industry. Research at DA-IICT is conducted in ICT & allied disciplines, Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences & Design. Candidates interested in any of these disciplines, or in interdisciplinary areas, are encouraged to apply.

What are the disciplines for the doctoral program?

ICT and allied Engineering disciplines, Mathematical, Physical, and Computational Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Design. Candidates interested in any of these disciplines, or in interdisciplinary areas, are encouraged to apply.

What is the program structure of Ph.D.?

The PhD program comprises of both course and research work. The amount of coursework one has to undergo depends on the candidates' educational qualification and the research one is engaged in. The research work to be undertaken for PhD must include original contributions to the knowledge reserve culminating in a thesis to be submitted for the doctoral degree. The detailed program structure and graduation requirements can be found here.

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What is the intake for Ph.D.?

Institute reserves the right to admit as many as candidates depending on their credentials and potential.

What are the categories for Ph.D.?

Full time, Sponsored Part-time and External Part-time.

What is the selection criteria for the doctoral program?

The selection to the Ph D program will be based on Entrance Test and/or Interview.

How much is the amount of fees we have to pay at the time of admission?

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 50,000/- (Rs. 25,000/- towards tuition fee for the first Semester and Rs. 25, 000/- towards caution deposit) is to be paid by way of bank draft drawn in favour of ‘DA-IICT,’ payable at Ahmedabad.

Fellowship provided by DA-IICT?

The Current fellowship is as follows:

For the first two years the fellowship would be Rs. 35,000 per month. From the third year the fellowship will be revised to Rs. 40,000/- per month upto the fifth year.

What is the refund policy for Ph.D. candidates?

The refund policy for the withdrawing candidates will be in accordance with the UGC rules.

What are the stipendiary benefits for Ph.D. candidates?

Financial assistance:

The following is a summary of financial assistance provided by the institute to the non-sponsored full time category students.

DA-IICT fellowship:

With effect from July 2024-25 session, all those admitted as full-time PhD students will be eligible for financial support (fellowship) in the form of Teaching Assistantship (TA)/Research Assistantships (RAs). The fellowship is for a maximum duration of five years. The responsibilities associated with the teaching / research assistantship includes conducting laboratory courses and tutorials for undergraduate students, assisting in teaching, research projects, and academic administration.

  • For the first two years the fellowship would be Rs. 35,000 per month. From the third year the fellowship will be revised to Rs. 40,000/- per month upto the fifth year.

TCS Research Fellowship:

The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has recognized DA-IICT as one of the Institutions to administer the TCS Research Scholar Program. This prestigious program provides attractive doctoral fellowships to full-time students pursuing PhD programs in selected areas. The eligibility and other details are as follows:

  • Registered for a full-time PhD program.
  • Within 28 years of age at the time of
  • Completed 2 semesters and should be in 2nd year of Ph.D having a brilliant academic background.
  • Research involving computing.
  • Scholars need to declare other Phd scholarships applied for at the time of applying and if selected by TCS, at the time of announcement.

Period: For a maximum of four years or submission of thesis, whichever is earlier.

Fellowship: Rs. 70,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 97,500/- per month for the next two years. Additional Stipend of a total of Rs. 90,000 for sabbatical to foreign university to eligible scholar for up to six months.

Other Incentives are:

  • Assignment of TCS Mentor from TCS Research and innovation team (R&I) soon after selection to TCS Research Scholar Program.
  • Benefits worth INR 8,40,000 over 4 years for supporting actual expenses for (a) Laptops and Books up to INR 1.5 Lakhs (b) National Conference for Scholar up to INR 0.5 lakhs (c) International Conference for Scholar up to INR 2.2 Lakhs (d) 1-time International Conference for Guide up to INR 1.5 lakhs (e) Travel and settling cost for sabbatical to foreign university to eligible scholar up to INR 2.2 Lakhs (f) Visit to TCS Innovation Labs up to INR 0.5 Lakhs

Selection: Institute will invite applications from students who are offered PhD admission, and recommend suitable candidates to TCS. TCS reserves the right of final selection for the award of the fellowship.

Other Fellowships:

Candidates who have been selected for DST Inspire / PM Scholarship / Visweshvaraya PhD scheme and other appropriate fellowships and admitted to the program can avail their fellowship.

Can we withdraw our Application?

No. Application fees are non-refundable.

Do hostel rooms have A.C?

No, all the rooms in the hostels are Non-A.C.

Are distance learning courses available at DAIICT?

No, at present, we do not offer any distance learning programs.

Is there any certification program available at DAIICT?

No, we don't offer any certification programs.

Is there any age limit to apply for Ph.D?

No, there is no any age limit to apply for Ph.D

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