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IIITM Kerala PhD Program 2018 Notification


IIITMK-CUSAT PhD Program 2018


IIITM-K invites applications for admission to the PhD Program starting in January 2018 in Computer science, electronics and IT related topics in the areas of Intelligent Signals for Medical Imaging, Compressed Sensing, Computer simulation and modeling, Image Processing /Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining /Cryptography, Biometrics, Digital Watermarking, Cyber Forensics/ Visual Surveillance, High Performance Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing

Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management – Kerala (IIITM-K) has been approved as a research centre under Faculty of technology by Cochin University of Science and Technology

The Institute has been conducting Post Graduate courses and undertaking Research projects since 2000 in several advanced areas of computer science, electronics and IT

The institute provides a vibrant research environment supported by highly qualified faculty members, excellent infrastructure and facilities


Eligibility Criteria


A candidate must have a Master’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks in qualifying exam or a minimum of CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale (or an equivalent grade in similar scales) and also satisfy any of the conditions mentioned below

A candidate belonging to SC/ST community shall be eligible for concession up to 10% marks in the minimum eligible marks for admission

In addition, the candidate should meet any one of the following:

i) Must have cleared the Departmental Admission test (DAT) – conducted annually – in July/August every year and ranked as per the norms. Applications for which need to be submitted before March every year in prescribed application form along with required fees ( details in www.cusat.ac.in)

ii) Secured a National/Research fellowships from Govt of Kerala or Govt of India/ by any agencies or by industries recognized by the University with valid score and committed financial assistance at the time of seeking admission

iii) Qualified UGC-NET Lectureship examination or GATE /ICAR /KSCSTE/CSIR /NBHM/ICSSR

The scores should be valid at the time of admission to the PhD program

iii) Secured an M.Phil Degree from a recognized institution with specialization related to the area of research to be undertaken

iv) Foreign Students sponsored under a scholarship scheme by the Govt of India for undergoing Ph.D program in India

v) Teachers of Universities/Aided Colleges/Government Institutions /Quasi Government recognized by Cochin University of Science and technology and scientists in National Level research Laboratories with a minimum continuous service of five years as permanent employees

Note: Students exempted from Departmental Admission Tests may be admitted at any time during the academic year on submission of applications in the prescribed form

PART TIME Registration only for permanent employees of respective institutions

Selection Process

a) For those Exempted from Departmental Admission test: Researchers will be selected on the basis of research proposal and performance in interview. Separate rank lists will be prepared for Part time and full time students

b) For those who appear for Departmental Admission Test: Based on Applications and research proposals submitted, concerned Faculty of Technology will call you for a Written test and Interview. Only candidates scoring 50% of marks in written test will be ranked. For SC/ST students the minimum eligibility required is 45% of marks in written test. Researchers will be selected on the basis of research proposal and performance in interview

Selection of candidates exempted from DAT

(i) The candidate shall appear for an interview before the Research Committee or Sub-committee constituted for this purpose. In case of admission for interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research the Committee or Sub-committee shall consist of the Research Guide from ‘the other subject who has consented to supervise the candidate

(ii) The Committee shall assess the student based on his research proposal and award marks as per; his/her performance in the interview. The -committee shall also scrutinize the academic records of the candidate, the research proposal submitted byhim/her in the application, the long term plan of the academic work to be undertaken by the candidate

(iii) In case there are more than one candidate at a point of time the rank list shall be prepared following the weightage given below:

a. Marks obtained in the Master’s Degree level 50%

b. Marks obtained in the interview 50%

iii) The admission lists and the waiting list of all eligible candidates shall be displayed on the notice boards of the respective Departments/Recognized Institutions. The rank list shall be valid till December 31st of the year


Application Procedure:


Procedure for Applying for admission (For those who are not exempted from test) along with a Research proposal prepared based on format provided

Students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in IIITM-K should forward their applications (downloadable from CUSAT website www.cusat.ac.in) through Head of Institution, IIITM-K which will be forwarded to Head, Faculty of Technology, CUSAT

Separate rank lists will be prepared for Part time and full time research

Application forms which may be obtained from Departments under Faculty of Technology, CUSAT to be submitted to academic office duly filled by applicant and attested by Research Guide on or before December 2017


Important Dates


Last Date for receipt of completed Application Forms by IIITM-K: 31st December 2017

Interview for admissions for students claiming exemption from Dept. Admission Test is scheduled to be conducted on: 10th January 2018

For more information visit the website: www.iiitmk.ac.in



IIITM-K Thiruvananthapuram


Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIIMK), IIITM-K building, Technopark Campus, PO Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695581, Email:director@iiitmk.ac.in, Phone: +91 (471) 2700777, Website www.iiitmk.ac.in

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