Admission Highlights

Institute assistantships are available to eligible PG students. Students receiving assistantships from the Institute or fellowships from any other funding agencies, are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing norms. The continuation of the assistantship/fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance of the assigned duties and satisfactory progress of the student in the PG Programme.

  • Assistantships from external funding organizations are also available, as per terms and conditions of the concerned funding organizations, such as

    1. TCS Fellowships: Students admitted to Ph.D. and Dual-degree programmes are eligible to apply for TCS fellowships (currently 25000/- per month). TCS sponsors, the selected full-time Ph.D. student (TCS Research Scholar), for a maximum of four years or submission of thesis for Ph.D., whichever is earlier.
      List of TCS Research Scholars in the Department

      • Shashi Shekhar Jha (2013 – )
      • Mayank Agarwal (2012 – )
      • Suchetana Chakraborty (2011 – )
      • Sandip Chakraborty (2011 – )
      • Shirshendu Das (2010 – )
      • Hari Prabhat Gupta (2010 – )
      • Tanima Dutta (2010 – 2013)


    2. Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme For Doctoral Research: This scheme is a PPP (public-private-partnership) initiative of Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The scheme supports aspiring full-time Ph.D. scholars with scholarship, 50% of which will be provided by government and balance 50% by a sponsoring industry, for doing research for four years and the research fellow will receive Ph.D. by doing this industrial research. For more information please visit the link here.
      Note: The department faculty members are always accessible by research scholars, in case help is needed while applying for these assistantships.


  • A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her M.Tech. studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the Ph.D. programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only Ph.D. Degree.

  • A student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her B.Tech. studies and having a minimum CPI of 6.5 at the end of sixth semester may be enrolled in the Ph.D. programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her seventh semester of study. Such students can receive dual B.Tech. and Ph.D. Degree. Both the degrees will be awarded after completion of Ph.D. degree.

  • Contingency grant upto Rupees 5000/- to all Regular category M.Tech. and Ph.D. students sponsored by MHRD, in every financial year.

  • Conference and Travel Support: Department provides travel and conference support to present papers.

  • Collaborative research visits to Universities and Industries in India and Abroad: The department as well as the Institute has several MoUs/Tie-ups with research institutes and labs for collaborative research visits. Our current and past MoUs are listed below:

    Title of the MoU

    Funding Agency
    Ongoing MoUs
    TCS Research Scholar TCS
    Information Security Education & Awareness (ISEA) Project MCIT
    Microsoft Academic Alliance Microsoft India
    Completed MoUs
    Microsoft Research India Rx Lab Programme 2010 (CSE Summer Interns) Microsoft Research Lab India.
    Next Generation Wireless Networks NICT
    Creation of a Speech Corpus for the Manipuri Language CDAC
    Seamless Handover Issues in Next Generation Wireless Network NICT, Japan
    Creation of a Speech Corpus for the Assamese Language CDAC
    MoU for Doctoral Fellowship PHILIPS

    Institute level MoUs can be found here.


  • Department’s major facilities and infrastructure: Each student, registered with the department, is provided with individual work-spaces and computers consisting of Intel i5, i3, Pentium 4 or AMD Phenon processors. The work-spaces are connected to the Gigabit Network of the department which in turn is connected to the Institute 10 Gigabit Network on optical fibre. Central Air conditioning and UPS power are made available to the entire department 24×7 throughout the year. More information regarding the department facilities can be found here.

  • Placements: Some of our major recruiters are shown below.
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