The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi) has joined hands with University at Buffalo, State University of New York for a collaborative PhD programme. The joint/dual PhD programme, an effort by the institute to promote cooperative research, A ceremony marking the partnership program was attended by Invited guests, Faculty Members and PhD students.Under the programme, the two institutions will jointly develop a system of academic exchanges that will allow a doctoral student to perform coordinated research studies at both institutions.
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A PhD student in the programme will spend approximately equal periods of time at each institution. Supervisors will jointly guide the PhD student from both institutions with the aim of obtaining PhD by satisfying the requirements and quality standards for the degree of each institution.
‘IIIT-Delhi is a world-class university that delivers research of international stature. The new Joint Degree with University at Buffalo offers students the opportunity to work in two great universities, benefit from the brightest minds in India and USA. Students on this programme will also acquire experience of different research traditions and cultures which will enhance their employability even further” said Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director IIIT-Delhi.
‘It offers students the advantages of both universities’ superb research resources in different disciplines – including eminent scholars, state-of-the-art research facilities, and vigorous research cultures – and they can benefit from the synergistic collaboration between the two institutions’ added Prof. Satish K Tripathi, President, University at Buffalo, SUNY.
Successful candidates will be eligible for a joint PhD that names both institutions. The joint PhD student will be supported financially by a scholarship, stipend or grant from the institutions, or from a third party. The stipend will be commensurate with the standards followed in each institution.
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (aka. IIIT-Delhi or IIIT-D) was created as a State University by an act of Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007) empowering it to do research and development and grant degrees. The institute has good infrastructure and has collaborated with various universities and industries in India as well as abroad which gives a lot of exposure to the students.Global and Indian Rankings are also recognizing the institute. QS BRICS ranking 2018 ranked IIIT-Delhi one of the top three universities in New Delhi, IIIT-Delhi was ranked at number 181-190 from the 9000 universities evaluated, making it one of the top 2.0% universities in BRICS Region. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) also accredits the institute at A level.IIIT-Delhi has truly become a global center of excellence in Information Technology education, training and research, an institute which is globally respected, Offers thriving UG and PG programs along with PhD. The insititute offers courses not only in conventional disciplines like Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering but also in inter-disciplinary areas ofApplied Mathematics, Design, Social Sciences and Biology, which are globally connected and industry facing.
About University at Buffalo, State University of New York
UB is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college, but in 1962 merged with the State University of New York(SUNY) system. By enrollment, UB is the largest in the SUNY system, and also the largest public university in New York. UB also has the largest endowment and research funding, as a comprehensive university center in the SUNY system. In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 inaugural ranking, UB was ranked as the #1 public university in New York and #28 in the nation. Buffalo has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 30 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performanceand was ranked as the 38th best value for in-state students and the 27th best value for out-of-state students in the 2012 Kiplinger rankings of best value of national universities. U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranked UB 97th on their list of best national universities and 41st among public universities.
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