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Supported Institutions

97

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Total PhD Scholars

1213

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PhD Scholars in ESDM

606

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PhD Scholars in IT/ITES

607

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Young Faculty Research Fellows

158

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Key Research Areas

42

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About the scheme

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has conceived a scheme to enhance the number of PhDs in the Electronic Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT/IT enabled Services (ITES) sector. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the scheme with a total estimated cost of ₹ 466 crore (Rupees Four Hundred One Crore only)over a period of nine years.

Digital India Corporation (Formerly Media Lab Asia) (a Section-25 not-for-profit organization of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY)) would be responsible for providing implementation support to the scheme. The duration of scheme would be for a period of five years for the purpose of selecting PhD candidates for support under the scheme. However, the funding would be continued till 9th year for the commitments already made during the scheme period.

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Key research areas

  • 3D Printing

    1

    Students

    1

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    5G Communication

    26

    Students

    20

    Full-Time

    6

    Part-Time

    Analog Electronics

    21

    Students

    19

    Full-Time

    2

    Part-Time

    Artificial Intelligence

    82

    Students

    62

    Full-Time

    20

    Part-Time

    Big Data

    63

    Students

    45

    Full-Time

    18

    Part-Time

    Biotechnology/ Medical Electronics

    71

    Students

    60

    Full-Time

    11

    Part-Time

  • Blockchain/ Distributed Computing

    6

    Students

    2

    Full-Time

    4

    Part-Time

    Cloud Computing

    52

    Students

    42

    Full-Time

    10

    Part-Time

    Complier Design

    4

    Students

    4

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Computer Architecture

    10

    Students

    8

    Full-Time

    2

    Part-Time

    Computer Networking

    16

    Students

    14

    Full-Time

    2

    Part-Time

    Control Systems/ Robotics

    17

    Students

    16

    Full-Time

    1

    Part-Time

  • Cryptography

    30

    Students

    24

    Full-Time

    6

    Part-Time

    Cyber Security

    46

    Students

    30

    Full-Time

    16

    Part-Time

    e-Governance

    2

    Students

    2

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Electrical Machines and Drives

    4

    Students

    4

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Electromagnetic

    1

    Students

    0

    Full-Time

    1

    Part-Time

    Embedded System

    3

    Students

    3

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

  • Geospatial System

    4

    Students

    3

    Full-Time

    1

    Part-Time

    Green and Sustainable ICT

    2

    Students

    2

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Hardware security

    2

    Students

    2

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    HCI and ICTD

    2

    Students

    2

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Image Processing/ DSP/ Pattern Recognisation

    123

    Students

    80

    Full-Time

    43

    Part-Time

    Internet of Things/ Wireless Sensor Network

    69

    Students

    43

    Full-Time

    26

    Part-Time

  • IT and Agriculture

    1

    Students

    1

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Large Area Electronics

    6

    Students

    5

    Full-Time

    1

    Part-Time

    Machine Learning

    59

    Students

    35

    Full-Time

    24

    Part-Time

    Materials

    38

    Students

    34

    Full-Time

    4

    Part-Time

    Microwave Devices

    9

    Students

    8

    Full-Time

    1

    Part-Time

    Mobile Communication

    14

    Students

    9

    Full-Time

    5

    Part-Time

  • Nanoelectronics

    33

    Students

    30

    Full-Time

    3

    Part-Time

    Natural Language Processing

    25

    Students

    13

    Full-Time

    12

    Part-Time

    Optoelectronics

    74

    Students

    60

    Full-Time

    14

    Part-Time

    Packaging

    26

    Students

    23

    Full-Time

    3

    Part-Time

    Power Electronics

    59

    Students

    50

    Full-Time

    9

    Part-Time

    Quantum Computing/ Communication

    9

    Students

    9

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

  • Renewable Energy source

    17

    Students

    13

    Full-Time

    4

    Part-Time

    RF/ Wireless Communications

    129

    Students

    92

    Full-Time

    37

    Part-Time

    Scientific Evaluation

    1

    Students

    1

    Full-Time

    0

    Part-Time

    Software Engineering

    5

    Students

    3

    Full-Time

    2

    Part-Time

    Vehicular electronics

    4

    Students

    3

    Full-Time

    1

    Part-Time

    VLSI Design

    81

    Students

    68

    Full-Time

    13

    Part-Time

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Institutes

For the enrollment of Research Fellows in the area of IT/ITES or ESDM, PhD seats(Full/Part Time) are allocated to the institutions.

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PhD Candidates

PhD aspirants interested for PhD in IT/ITES or ESDM areas may enroll themselves at the institutions supported under the scheme.

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Young Faculty

"Young Faculty Research Fellowoship" award to young faculty members involved in R&D in areas of IT/ITES or ESDM at the institutions supported under the scheme.

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What they're saying

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“Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme” is an Institutional Scheme, where the PhD seats are allocated to the institutions and the institutes enroll the PhD candidates on these seats following their admission procedures.
The support under the scheme will be provided to the institution granting the PhD degree and no direct funding support will be provided by Government of India to the PhD candidates or faculty members or to the departments in the supported institution. The institution will be responsible for seeking financial support and for furnishing utilization certificates of the funds released and based on the scheme parameters, and as per conditions of the sanction of grant-in-aid.
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The candidates would be enrolled at the supported institution under the scheme as per the procedural norms and ‘Terms & Conditions’ of that institution. Hence, the interested candidates are advised to contact the institution supported under the scheme.
Candidates already registered under the scheme at the supported institutions are advised to contact nodal officer at their institution for any issues or query related to the scheme. The nodal officer in turn may contact PhD Cell in case further clarifications.
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As per guidelines of the scheme for Young Faculty Research Fellowship (YFRF), each institute supported under the scheme is eligible for award of 01 YFRF for each 05 Full Time PhD candidates, enrolled under the scheme.
Since Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme is an institutional scheme, the institution forwards the nomination for awardee of YFRF as per eligibility to PhD Cell.
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