Admission announcement for PhD and MS (by Research) programmes at IIIT Bangalore: IT & Society Domain

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IIIT-B invites applications for its research degree programs, namely, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) programs. This call for admissions is for academic year 2017-18 (Term 2) starting in January 2018. The online application portal will be open from 23rd October to 11th November 2017.

Research areas for the IT & Society research domain:

  • Digital Infrastructures (particularly access, exclusion, use, disuse, breakdown, failures, authentication/non-authentication, repair, and maintenance of public infrastructures of WiFi and biometrics systems such as Aadhaar)
  • Geographic Information Systems and their use in delivery of digital services
  • Gender and ICTs
  • ICTs and Development (particularly Open Development)
  • ICTs in Governance (particularly e-Governance, Biometrics and Digital Identities in Governance, Governance Analytics and Toolkits)
  • ICTs in Health (particularly around designing assistive technologies for persons with disabilities)
  • ICT Industry (particularly on Automation and its effect on ICT labour force; and how changes in the information technology industry influence the professional trajectories of the information technology professional)
  • ICT Policies (in telecommunications, data protection and security, data privacy, cross-border data flow)
  • Social and Digital Media (studying their use and evaluating their impact)

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates with a Masters degree in any of the social sciences are eligible to apply for Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy in the ITS domain.
  • In addition, candidates with a four-year Bachelors degree in engineering (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) program; and those with a Masters degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a valid score in GATE, JRF, NET, GRE, or GMAT along with their applications. Those without such a score may apply as well.
  • For some of the topics, work experience in the information technology industry is desirable but not essential.
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to take a written examination at IIITB when called for interview.

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