Visvesvaraya PhD Schm. Aims to Increase Research & Devt. in Electronics & Information Tech.(Imp.) (Download PDF)


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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has initiated “Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics & Information Technology (IT) “. Scheme is expected to encourage working professionals & non-PhD faculty members to pursue PhD.

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Objectives of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme

  • Enhance number of PhDs in Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) & IT/IT Enabled Services (IT/ITES) sectors in country & to give thrust to Research & Development, create innovative ecosystem & enhance India’s competitiveness in these knowledge intensive sectors.

Salient Features of Scheme:

  • Scheme provides 25 % more fellowship amount than most of other PhD Schemes.

  • Part-time PhD candidates get one time incentive on completion of PhD.

  • Scheme supports 200 Young Faculty Research Fellowships in areas of ESDM & IT/ITES w/objective to retain & attract bright young faculty members in these sectors.

  • Details regarding number of students enrolled under scheme in country till date are as below:

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Allocated Full Time PhDs

Enrolled Full Time PhDs

Allocated Part Time PhDs

Enrolled Part Time PhDs






  • Fellowship of Rs. 31,500/- per month is paid to Full Time Ph. D candidates, (for I & II year); Rs. 35,0000/- (III to V year),

  • One time incentive of Rs. 2,50,000/- would be provided to Part Time Ph. D candidates on successful completion of Ph. D.

  • Fellowship of Rs. 20,000/- per month is paid to Young Faculty Research Fellows in addition to their regular income.

  • Research by PhD candidates is being done in various emerging technologies areas in domain of Electronics & IT/ITES such as Internet of Things, Cyber Security, VLSI Design, Wireless Communications, Cloud computing, Photovoltaic, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data etc.

  • Academic Committee consisting of domain experts is constituted to oversee progress of scheme & address various technical/academic issues.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 11, 2018

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