The Goa university has received approval under a central government project to admit two additional students, outside of its regular intake, for the PhD programme under Rajendra Gad, associate professor at department of electronics.
The schemes are initiated under national policy on electronics ( NPE 2012), with the special thrust on significantly increasing the number of PhDs in the country. The scheme has been renamed as ‘Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics and IT’ , which approve GU as a competent authority for implementation of the project during the academic year 2014-15.
‘Media Lab is a not-for-profit company promoted by the department of electronics and information technology, ministry of communications and information technology. This scheme is presently open for IIT, IISc and NIT institutes only. Under the project, an additional two students can be admitted by GU, other than its regular intake of PhD students’.
These students will be provided a monthly allowance to sustain their research, provided that it is in the area of smart sensors networks and embedded systems and the broad areas of research should cover sensors fusion, sensor network and systems on chips or network on chips.
The statement said, “Support under the scheme will be provided to the institute granting the PhD degree and no direct funding support will be provided to the PhD candidates.
The institute will be provided fellowships for two candidates and other expenses applicable in the scheme for a maximum period of five years. The fellowship amount for PhD candidates will be 22,500 per month (full time) for the first year and second year, which will be increased to 25,000 from the third year onwards.”
Also a contingencies amount of 30,000, house rent allowances and international travel for attending conference will be provided.
The approval enables the university for fellowships for full time PhD candidates, reimbursement of rent to candidates as per government of India rules, annual contingency grants and institutional overheads.