Institute for Advancing Intelligence

Institute for Advancing Intelligence (IAI), under the aegis of TCG Centres for Research and Education in Science and Technology (TCG CREST), is offering collaborative Ph.D. fellowships in broad areas of Computer Science and Mathematics. The degrees will be awarded in collaboration with RKMVERI and/or NIT Durgapur and/or other institutes of national eminence.

The TCG CREST PhD Program at IAI was initiated in 2020 and combines coursework and original research. The program is thesis based. At present twenty nine research fellows are pursuing their PhD at IAI.


IAI PhD Programs

PhD in Computer Science

Our current research areas are Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, NLP, Image Processing, Cryptography and Security, Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Cryptography.

PhD in Mathematics

Research areas in Translational Mathematics include Functional Analysis, Operator Algebra, Topology, Algebra, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry and application areas.


Why join PhD at IAI?

The IAI PhD programs train you to become the next generation research leader in your field of expertise. The cornerstone of the doctoral experience at the IAI of TCG CREST is the research coursework that all students undertake, typically under the guidance of group of academic advisors, but often with other External Eminent faculty as well.

Weekly seminars are conducted to introduce you to new emerging areas of research to help you build your portfolio of interests.

At IAI, cluster of GPU Servers along with adequate cloud resources are provided to the students to conduct research in the areas of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. [View Details & Apply]



PhD in Computer Science

Students who have passed or are in their final year pursuing M.E. / M.Tech / M.Sc / M.Stat or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics, Maths, Stats, Data Science or other areas of Quantitative Sciences may apply.

PhD in Mathematics

Students who have passed or are in their final year pursuing M.Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics may apply.



Both PhD Program in Computer Science and PhD Program in Mathematics are full-time. Candidates selected to both our PhD Programs will be supported with TCG CREST Institutional Fellowship (including HRA) or Teaching Assistanship (including HRA). Travel grants may be available towards national and international travel (upto one international travel and two national travel within five years, subject to approvals). Also Contingency grants may be provided. Lastly the fellowship / teaching assistantship will be provided for a period of five years.[View Details & Apply]

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Important Information

The maximum number of seats available is twenty five ( includes both PhD in Computer Science and PhD in Mathematics ).

TCG CREST does not provide any hostel facilities. However, we will organise managed and secured hostel facilities at a competitive rate for you in the vicinity. We will also help you to find secured accommodation in the vicinity. TCG CREST will not bear the rent nor the hostel charges.

You may choose either PhD Program in Mathematics or PhD Program in Computer Science. If your research interest is cryptology, security and allied areas please apply for PhD in Computer Science. Students applying for PhD in a branch will NOT be allowed to change their branch at a later date.

For selection of candidates UGC guidelines may be adopted. [View Details & Apply]

IAI PhD Program (CS)

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IAI offers PhD Program in Computer Science in collaboration with RKMVERI and NITDGP for the session 2023. Apply by 8th May 23.

TRIM PhD Program (Maths)

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TRIM offers PhD in Translational Mathematics in collaboration with NIT, Durgapur. Apply by 8th May, 2023.