Phase 2 of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme launched by IT Minister

What is the News?

Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology launched Phase II of the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme.

What is Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme?

Launched by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2014

Aim: To enhance the number of PhDs in Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT/IT Enabled Services (IT/ITES) sectors in the country.

What are the phases under the Scheme?

Phase 1

Under Phase 1, PhD seats were allocated to 97 institutions (IITs, NITs, Central & State Universities etc.) in 25 states and 4 Union Territories.  

Phase II

Under Phase II, the scheme aims to support 1000 Full-Time PhD Candidates, 150 Part-Time PhD Candidates, 50 Young Faculty Research Fellowships and 225 Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

Source: This post is based on the article Phase 2 of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme launched by IT Ministerpublished in PIB on 18th September 2021.

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