Ministry Of Electronics & Information Technology

MeitY – Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme For Electronics & IT



[The Eligibility Criteria for this scheme vary with the institute]

Eligibility Criteria for the Applicant

Minimum Grade Point Average of 6.5/10 or 60% (55% marks for SC/ST) of marks in M.E./M.Tech/M.S. in Electronics/Communications/ComputerScience/Instrumentation/Biomedical/Mechanical/Microelectronics/Solid-state Technology/MEMS/Nano Science/Nano Technology/Material Science/Engineering Physics or equivalent.


Minimum Grade Point Average of 6.5/10 or 60% (55% marks for SC/ST) of marks in Bachelor degree in Electronics/Communications/Computer Science/Instrumentation/Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with a valid GATE score.


Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Communications/Computer Science/Instrumentation/Biomedical/Mechanical or equivalent from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a minimum CGPA of 8.0


First Class (6.5 grades point out of 10) or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in Masters or equivalent degree in Physics/Chemistry or relevant Science subject/B. Tech. in engineering physics with a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR-NET or an equivalent qualification.

Eligibility Criteria for the Institute

The minimum requirement for the Institutions/Universities, Research Centers, etc. for being eligible to receive grants under the scheme is compliance with the UGC’s minimum standards and procedures for the award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree, Regulation, 2009 (ref. The Gazette of India July 11, 2009, Part III sec 4) as amended time to time.

All institutions falling in the following seven categories are eligible to participate in the scheme and receive grants:

  1. Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs)
  2. National Institutes of Technologies (NITs)
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  4. Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)
  5. Central Universities
  6. Deemed Universities under Central Government
  7. Colleges/Institutions of National Importance

Institutions falling into the following six categories also are eligible to participate in the scheme –

  1. Universities created under a Provincial Act/State Act
  2. State Universities
  3. Private Universities
  4. Private Deemed to be Universities
  5. Colleges that are allowed to offer PhDs
  6. Other academic and R&D institutions

subject to meeting the additional eligibility criteria as mentioned below –

  1. The Institution should have an existing postgraduate stream in ESDM/IT/ITES and have produced PhDs in these areas for the last 3 years.
  2. The Ph.D. student(s) under this scheme to be admitted as per UGC admission norms.
  3. The Institution should be recognized by AICTE and NBA (National Board of Accreditation) accredited with respect to ESDM & IT/ITES Programmes. OR The Institution should be accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council of UGC).
  4. Such an institution would be required to furnish a copy of documents in support of meeting the above-mentioned eligibility criteria for the Ph.D. Cell, MeitY.


Documents Required


  1. Date of Birth (DOB) Certificate or High School (Class 10th) Certificate with DOB
  2. SC/ST/OBC(NCL) Certificate, if applicable
  3. Certificate of Physical Disability, if applicable
  4. Sponsorship certificate for sponsored candidates, if applicable
  5. A valid GATE/CSIR/UGC score card (Computer generated printout is also accepted)
  6. Copies of mark/grade sheets of qualifying degree or higher
  7. No Objection Certificate from employer (only for part-time/external) (Item 12). Full-time students currently working must produce NOC or Relieving Certificate from the employer at the time of admission.
  8. Two letters of reference (for Ph.D. applicants only)


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Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan




Target Beneficiaries:

Preference would be given to:

  1. SC, ST, BPL, women, differently-abled persons, and minorities.


Documents Required

  • Aadhaar Number
  • Proof of Age / DOB

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MeitY – Digital India Internship Scheme



Indian students from recognized universities in India who have secured at least 60% marks in the last held degree or certificate examination and pursuing:

B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)/Computer Science (CS)/ IT/ Electronics & Communications (EC)/ Electronics/ Electrical)

M.Sc.(CS/IT/ Electronics/ Electrical)

MCA/DOEACC ‘B’ level

BA (Economics (H))

B.Com (H)/ M.Com.

MBA (Finance/International Business)*



The students who are in the last semester or who will pass out in summer 2022 will not be eligible for the internship. Only students who are in the previous year will be eligible.


Students of BA (Economics (H))/ BCom (H)/ M. Com. and MBA (Finance, International Business) would be considered for internship only in the ‘Measurement of Digital Economy(DE)/G20 DE Measurement framework’ area.


Students of LL.B would be considered for internship only in the ‘Cyber Laws’ area.

For an internship in the area of the National Language Translation Mission, three slots are

earmarked for students with technical degrees and three for students with an economics

degree. The following degrees would be considered in this category:

B.Sc (Economics)/ B.A (Economics) / B.Com (Economics) or

B.E / B. Tech / MCA or



Documents Required


  1. Recommendation Letter from Sponsoring/Forwarding Institution where the applicant is currently enrolled in.
  2. When marks of pursuing a degree are obtained in CGPA, a letter from Institute stating the formula used for conversion in percentage.
  3. Passport size photo and signature in digital format (png, jpg)

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