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IIIT Dharwad offers Ph.D. program in Computer Science & Engineering, Data Science & Intelligent Systems, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Physics and Mathematics in the following categories:
  1. 1. Regular (Full-time) - Institute fellowship or self-financed or Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme
  2. 2. Sponsored (Full-time or Part-time)
  3. 3. Part-time
• Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering / Data Science and Intelligent Systems / Electronics and Communication Engineering

To be eligible for admission, one of the following is a must:

  1. 1. Master’s Degree in Engineering / Technology in relevant areas
  2. 2. B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / Technology or an equivalent degree, in relevant areas
B.E. / B.Tech. applicants with experience in a reputed R&D organization or a company, or those who have published papers in reputed conferences and journals, or patents are preferred.
• Ph.D. in Physics / Mathematics

Master’s Degree in relevant areas is a must.

The minimum eligibility criteria for the Ph.D. program are given below:

CategoryMinimum CGPA / CPI
General / OBC6.0
SC/ST/ PwD 5.5
CategoryMinimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks
General / OBC60%
SC/ST/ PwD55%
Areas of Research interests include Computer Science and Engineering, Data Science and Intelligent Systems, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Physics and Mathematics encompassing the following areas, but not limited to: Blockchain, Cloud Computing and Security, Coding Theory, Computer Networks, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Natural Language Processing, Parallel Computing, Speech Processing, Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Optimization, Signal Processing, Soft Computing, Social Networks, Physics, Quantum Computing, Mathematics and Statistics