DAIICT Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2017 eligibility, application, dates

DAIICT PhD Admission 2017-18 Winter Session


Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) Gandhinagar (Gujarat) have invited applications from the eligible candidates for admission to the Doctoral Program for the winter session 2017-18



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 DhirubhaiAmbani.and functions under the Dhirubhai Ambani.

The institute offers UG, PG and Doctoral Programs in engineering and technology


Program Details

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

The Doctoral Program leading to the award of the Degree of PhD provides the students an opportunity for a career in academia or in research and development establishments.
DA-IICT can broadly be classified into the following disciplines: Electronics & Communications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Computational Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Design and ICT for Development

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)



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

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

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


Selection Criteria

The admission to the program is through a two stage process for the candidates who fall under the eligibility Category A and B. This involves (a) shortlisting (mostly through DA-IICT’s PhD entrance test OR GATE/CSIR-NET/JEST score OR CPI in M.Tech (ICT) for DA-IICT graduates and (b) a personal interview

The candidates appearing for the personal interview will be evaluated by a panel of expert faculty on foundational as well as specialized topics based on their background and research interests. Hence, the candidates are required to submit  the following as a part of their application:

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

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.18000/- per month at the beginning and may get revised up to a maximum of Rs.24000/- per month based on the research performance of the student

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 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

Number of Seats: Typical intake is about 10-15 each year



Please submit online application form by clicking on the link http://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


Important Dates


Filling of online Application Forms Commences on 26th September 2017


Filling of online Application Forms Closes on 10th November 2017


Date of Entrance Examination and Interview: 20th November 2017


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 [email protected], Website www.daiict.ac.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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