The institute announces a Research Exchange Programme to promote world-class research at the institute through research collaboration with several leading institutions world-wide.
Highlights of the programme
- Students are initially admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the institute.
- They can complete their Ph.D. at the institute while spending time with another research group at a partner institution.
- They can, optionally, join the collaborating group for a Ph.D. from a partner institution by securing admission into such a programme. This is to be done after completing a Masters degree from the institute.
- Students of the programme spend approximately equal time at the institute and the collaborative group in either case. The exact proportion and schedule will be decided by the requirements of the groups involved.
- Financial support is guaranteed at both ends by the programme.
Who is it meant for?
The programme is meant for the top students with an unstoppable yearning for research. Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and/or proven research orientation. In addition, they should demonstrate a desire to make a difference through cutting-edge research work.
We have made collaborative arrangements with research groups in several top-class universities in the world. These include:
- Carnegie Mellon University
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of California, Berkeley
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Washington
- University of New South Wales
- Brown University
Current Focus Areas:
- Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation
- Image Processing, Speech Processing
- Databases, Data Mining, Information Retrieval
- Computer Vision, Computer Graphics
- VLSI and Embedded Systems
The programme was started in 2003. We admitted 8 new students into it then. Two graduate students at CMU also joined the programme. Current status is:
- Four students are currently working at the Carnegie Mellon University in the areas of Speech Recognition, Information Retrieval, Bioinformatics, etc.
- One student spent the Fall 2003 semester at CMU. He teaches a course and conducts research at the institute now.
- Two graduate students of CMU are spending six months at IIIT starting Jan 2004. They teach courses on Robot Building and Wireless Communcations at the institute.
- One student spent the summer 2003 as an intern in the Vision group of Microsoft Research at Redmond.
- One student has gone to University of Pennsylvania in Jan 2004 to work on Natural Language Processing.
How do I get into the programme?
Apply to the institute's Ph.D. programme using the admissions portal shown below. Select the Research Exchange option and submit your details including a statement of purpose and names of two references who can testify to your potential.
Page last updated on August, 2015