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IIT Madras, India's Premier Educational Institution, Invites Applications from ASEAN Countries for a fully-funded PhD
CHENNAI, India, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-- AsiaNet/ --

- The Doctoral fellowship in India for ASEAN (DIA) provides aspiring scholars 
with an exciting opportunity to pursue a PhD at India's finest technical 
institutions – the IITs

    IIT Madras invites applications to its PhD program through the DIA, an 
exclusive program launched by the Government of India in recognition of India's 
historic ties with ASEAN countries. A 1000 PhD fellowships are on offer and 
selected candidates receive funding covering the entire cost of their study and 
living expenses for up to five years of the program. 

    IIT Madras is internationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its 
research which is nurtured through various academic programs run by its 16 
departments and through sponsored programs. It hosts around 100 excellent 
laboratories, 37 'Centres of excellence' and India's first university-based 
research park - IITM Research park - to provide state-of-the-art research 
facilities to students. The QS World University Rankings 2020 has placed IIT 
Madras among the top 50 institutions in Asia and among the top 100 institutes 
globally in Engineering & Technology, 

    With a faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community and a 
global alumni network, IIT Madras seeks to attract the best students from 
diverse backgrounds and offer them an excellent educational experience. The 
institute has collaborations with 250 foreign universities and also offers 18 
Joint Doctoral Degree Programs with internationally renowned partner 
universities which has lent the campus a distinct multi-cultural flavour.

    The institute is residential and has nearly 10,000 students, of whom nearly 
3,000 are research scholars. The self-contained, pollution-free campus is 
located right in the heart of bustling Chennai. Carved out of 632 acres of 
forested area, it is a verdant retreat which is home to many endangered flora 
and fauna and a beautiful lake. Campus life for students is never dull with 
different student clubs and activities, and access to the best sporting 

    Highlighting the unique opportunities available for research scholars at 
IIT Madras, Prof. Preeti Aghalayam, Advisor, DIA, IITM, said, "IIT Madras, with 
its world-class research infrastructure, strong focus on interdisciplinary 
work, and inspirational faculty, is an ideal destination for PhD aspirants from 
ASEAN countries. We are delighted with the opportunity to welcome you to our 
beautiful campus!"

    Applications to the DIA are ongoing and close on 31 March 2021.  

    For more information visit: 

    Ms. Deepa Maria Alexander 
    Lead - International Academic Programs 
    Office of Global Engagement 
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
    Phone: +91-44- 22574928 


    Source: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Source: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras