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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected a number of Indian students who were headed to international institutions for a PhD program. In order to provide engagement to higher education aspirants, the Department of Computer Science at Ashoka University has created a special program for qualified candidates.

Students with confirmed admission with full scholarship for a PhD in Computer Science at reputed universities overseas who are unable to take up the offers due to pandemic or other visa related issues, are eligible to apply to this program. The applicants should also fulfil the Department of Computer Science, Ashoka University’s eligibility criteria for a PhD in Computer Science.

To the selected candidates, Ashoka University will offer a consolidated stipend of Rs 35,000 per month. Selected students are expected to assist faculty in undergraduate teaching. They may also attend graduate level courses during this period, and assist faculty in research. Students are expected to commit at least one full semester and a maximum of two semesters to the program. At the end of two semesters, students may opt to apply for admission to Ashoka’s PhD program. If selected, time spent and courses completed during the Graduate Assistantship will be considered as part of the requirements of the PhD program.

Applicants are required to submit a long form (2 pages) Statement of Purpose and a detailed CV along with their application. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of faculty members from the Department of Computer Science. 

Eligibility

  1. The applications should have confirmed admission offers with full scholarship for a PhD in Computer Science at reputed universities overseas for 2020-2021 academic year.
  2. The applicants should also fulfil the Department of Computer Science, Ashoka University’s eligibility criteria for a PhD in Computer Science.

Admission Process

Applicants are required to :

  1. fill and submit Ashoka University’s application to the PhD program.  
  2. submit a long form Statement of Purpose (2 pages, single spaced, 10pt font) regarding their research and teaching interests, and the kind of research problems that they would like to pursue in the long term.  This should be submitted as a part of the PhD application.
  3. submit proof of admission and financial aid for a reputed foreign university. If there a multiple such offers, please pick one of the offers and provide details for that.Ideally, this could be the one that you believe will help you the most with the admission process. 

Deadline for submitting applications is 16th August, 2020

Apply here: https://apply.ashoka.edu.in/

 

Application Instructions

To apply for the GA program, please start the application for the PhD program. You will be required to complete the PhD program application, and provide additional information. 

Instructions on how to submit the additional information can be found here.

Contact

Send questions or concerns to phd.cs@ashoka.edu.in.

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