Scholarships & Fellowships
BITS ? HP Labs India PhD fellowships
Description: BITS ? HP Labs India PhD fellowships for Research is related to Information and Communication Technologies for Emerging Economies. BITS, Pilani, and HP Labs India jointly announce a unique PhD fellowship for research in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) relevant to emerging economies such as India. This fellowship has been instituted to attract candidates of exceptional abilities to carry out research in this area. The fellowship would offer the selected candidate the opportunity of working to the highest academic standards, and also work with HP Labs, the corporate research group of HP and one of the world?s leading industrial research laboratories. Candidates with Master?s degrees in engineering/technology, interested in doing doctoral work in the following areas are invited to apply:
 - Handwriting Recognition
 - Technology for Education and
 - Multimedia Broadcast
Candidates selected for this fellowship would be required to do any course work and clear the PhD qualifying examination before commencing the research work at HP Labs India in Bangalore.
The fellowship is offered for a year at a time, and will be renewed annually on satisfactory performance in studies and research, for a maximum of three years. The candidate would get a monthly stipend of Rs.20,000, and HP Labs India would pay the fees involved to BITS. An additional monthly allowance of Rs.20,000 would be available to cover the living expenses off-campus for the duration the candidate spends at HP Labs India,  Bangalore. The fellowship will also cover expenses for presenting a paper at one selected International Conference during the fellowship. 
Contact: The application giving details of academic accomplishments should be addressed to: The Deputy Director (Off-campus Programmes), BITS,  Pilani - 333031. Information required to be submitted in the application is given at  under "Doctoral Programmes".