The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, has received approval under a central government project to admit eight additional students, outside of its regular intake, for the PhD programme. These students will be provided a monthly allowance to sustain their research, provided that it is in the area of electronics and communication engineering.
“NIT Goa has been approved as a competent authority for implementation of the project ‘PhD scheme of deity’ 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. Under the project, an additional eight students can be admitted by NIT Goa, other than its regular intake of PhD students,” a statement from NIT released on Saturday said.
Their area of work should be electronics and communication engineering and the broad areas of research should cover sensing technique and sensor network, high speed behavioural modeling of analog and mixed signal systems, ultra low power data converters, and ultra power architectures: systems and systems on chips.
The NIT 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 eight 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.”
The approval enables the institute for fellowships for full time and part time PhD candidates, reimbursement of rent to candidates as per government of India rules, annual contingency grants and institutional overheads. A nodal officer would be nominated to facilitate the project.