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DAIICT Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2019 – Dates, Eligibility, Application

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Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology DAIICT announces PhD Admission 2019

DAIICT PhD Admission 2019 - Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) Gandhinagar (Gujarat) have invites applications from bright scholars interested in pursuing the Doctoral Program in ICT and other allied domains for the academic session 2019-20.



  • Dhirubhai  Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), is a Technological University located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. DAIICT is named after the Reliance group founder Dhirubhai Ambani and functions under the Dhirubhai Ambani
  • The institute offers UG, PG and Doctoral Programs in engineering and technology


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Program Details

  • 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 & Social Sciences.  Candidates interested in any of these disciplines, or in interdisciplinary areas, are encouraged to apply
  • Admission to the PhD program is conducted twice in an academic year, once prior to the autumn semester (July) and the other prior to the winter semester (December)


DAIICT PhD Admission 2019 Important Dates

  • Submission of online Application Form commences on: 17th March 2019
  • Submission of online Application Form closes on: 17th May 2019
  • Entrance Examination for Candidates not called for direct interview: 8th June 2019
  • Announcement of list of candidates called for interview: 21st June 2019 (Tentative)
  • Date of Interview: 5th July 2019 (Tentative)
  • Announcement of Result: 5th July 2019 (Tentative)
  • Commencement of classes: TBD



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Eligibility Criteria for DAIICT PhD Admission 2019  

  • DA-IICT admits doctoral students under four categories:

Category A

  • Candidates willing to pursue research in ICT, and related domains must possess a degree in M. Tech/ME/MCA/MSc/MPhil /B.Tech/B.E or equivalent degree in ICT/CS/EC/IT/EE /Mathematics/Statistics/Physics/Bioinformatics/Electronics or other appropriate disciplines
  • Candidates should have obtained at least 60% marks or its equivalent in the qualifying degree as per the norms set by the degree awarding Institute/University

Category B

  • Candidates seeking admission to PhD Program in Computational Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences must possess the following qualification M.Sc./M. Tech./ MPhil/B. Tech/BE or equivalent degree in Engineering Physics/ Computational Science/Scientific Computing/Physics/ Mathematics/ or other appropriate disciplines
  • Candidates should have obtained at least 55% marks or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University. M Phil Degree holders will be preferred


Selection Criteria for Category A and B

  • Direct Interview for candidates with valid JRF/DST Inspire/PM scholarship/Visvesvaraya PhD scheme at the time of application
  • Shortlisting based on entrance test to be conducted at DAIICT Gandhinagar, and other centers (tentative list of centers: Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and DAIICT Gandhinagar) and selection on the basis of personal interview at DAIICT Gandhinagar

Category C:

  • Candidates seeking admission to PhD Program in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences must possess one of the following postgraduate qualifications: M.A./M.Com/MBA/ M.Phil. or an equivalent Degree in the desired discipline
  • Candidates should have obtained at least 55% marks or equivalent as per the norms set by the Degree awarding Institute/University. M Phil Degree holders will be preferred.


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Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview solely on the basis of their statement of purpose (SOP) and other relevant academic credentials

Category D (Sponsored Candidates)

  • Candidate interested in pursuing Ph.D. in ICT and related areas must satisfy the following criteria
  • Educational qualifications as mentioned in category A or B above with three years of relevant experience
  • The candidates should be sponsored by an R&D organization with whom DA-IICT has established over five years of cooperative research program or has signed an MOU
  • The Candidate who intends to apply in this category should forward his/her application through proper channel, that is, a forwarding certificate/letter by the head of the department/institute
  • A one page statement of purpose
  • Name(s) of faculty members at DA-IICT under whose supervision they would want to pursue research, in the application form


Selection Criteria

  • Direct Interview at DAIICT Gandhinagar

DA-IICT Fellowship

  • All those admitted as full-time PhD students will be eligible for financial support in the form of Teaching Assistantship (TA)/Research Assistantships (RAs)
  • The assistantship is Rs. 21,000/- per month till the end of the semester in which the candidate clears the comprehensive examination
  • For the subsequent period, for candidates with B Tech/M Sc degree the assistantship gets revised to Rs. 25,000/- per month, and for candidates with M Tech/M Phil degree the assistantship gets revised to Rs. 28,000/- per month
  • The fellowship is for a maximum duration of four years after passing the comprehensive examination or clearing of Synopsis, whichever is earlier


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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:
  • Fellowship Period: For a maximum of four years or submission of thesis, whichever is earlier
  • Fellowship Amount: Rs.28, 000/- per month for the first two years and Rs.32000/- per month for the next two years. Other Incentives are:
  • A contingency of Rs.100, 000/- is available in first year for use during the tenure of studies

Selection for TCS Research Fellowship

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

CSIR-NET Fellowship

  • Candidates who have qualified through the NET examination and admitted to the program can avail their CSIR fellowships

Fee Details

  • At the time of admission an amount of Rs 30,000/- (Rs 15000/- towards tuition fee for the first Semester and Rs 15000/- towards caution deposit) is to be paid by way of bank draft drawn in favour of "DA-IICT" payable at Ahmedabad


DAIICT PhD Admission 2019 Application Process

  • Please submit online application form by clicking on the link https://pgadmissions.daiict.ac.in/pgApp/. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One thousand two hundred only)
  • Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order for her/his application to be considered for admission into the PhD. Program
  • Eligible Candidates who have not been invited directly for the interview are required to appear for DAIICT’s PhD Entrance Test to be conducted at DAIICT Gandhinagar

For further enquiry or information, visit the website www.daiict.ac.in


DAIICT, Gandhinagar

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT), Gandhinagar, Near Indroda Circle, Gandhinagar-382007 (Gujarat), Tel.: (079) 30520000, Email pg_admissions@daiict.ac.in, Website www.daiict.ac.in



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