Working Professionals for Research Studies leading to PH.D. Degree at IIIT-A
Currently the admission to various Ph.D. programmes in Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIITA) is on full time basis and on scholarship support. Somehow this is inhibiting even the candidates who could be sponsored and deputed for full time Ph.D. studies from applying. Working /Practicing professional would have gathered so much of work experience and talent, that over time each one could act as a knowledge hub. If such a professional is provided with an opportunity, encouragement and a right push to record his/her experience into an organized document, then such a document could become a literature/reference material for such professionals. There are Industries, R & D organisations, Laboratories, Government. / Private Institutions, NGOs, Banking Institutions, and other Academic Institutions where quality infrastructure for advance research and right kind of aspirants to take up advance research activities are present, but the mechanism to convert such specialized works into research credentials is lacking. IIIT-Allahabad aims to project these untapped potential with a model to transform their working desk/field to a learning desk/field so that working professional could channelize his/her learning potential into a creative innovation. IIIT-Allahabad, the institute of national importance aspires to act as an avenue to create symbiotic academic environment by promoting such the professionals while enhancing the research quality and culture in their assigned works. In this backdrop it is proposed to recognize appropriate professional centres as research centres, for enabling research studies leading to Ph.D., and also to provide admission for the working professionals on full / part time basis from the next academic year and onwards.
MBA (Working Professionals) at IIIT-Allahabad
Working /Practicing professional would have gathered so much of work experience and talent, that over time each one could act as a knowledge hub.If such a professional is provided with an opportunity, encouragement and a right push to record his/her experience into an organized document, then such a document could become a literature/reference material for such professionals. If such people could receive a formal higher academic orientation with a tilt to look at their own professional environment from a research critical perspective, they would not only be more effective but also be creative. Indian Institute of Information Technology –Allahabad (IIIT-A) aims to discover this hidden but untapped potential and has come out witha model to transform the working desk/field of a professional to a learning desk/field so that working professional could channelize his/her learning potential into a creative pathway and hence to rewardthe stake holder for his/her effort by awarding a degree like M.Tech/ MBAin various departments Information Technology, Electronics and Communication, Management Studies, and Applied Science. IIITA believes and hopes that ,in this way the concerned professional gets motivated, becomes more committed, quality of his/her performance enhances and thus the place of his/her work receives a boost. Thecandidates pursuing conventional degrees of M.Tech,MBA have mainly course work based curriculum, with project work towards its partial fulfillment while the M.Tech, MBA course proposed for Working Professionals are mainly research based and field work oriented.
MTECH (Working Professionals) at IIIT-Allahabad
M.Tech by Research is analogous and dual to conventional M.Tech. While conventional M.Tech.is mainly course work based,with project work towards its partial fulfillment, the M.Tech by Research is mainly research based and course work is supportive to the proposed research work. Hence, as is the practice with M.Tech., it is necessary that M.Tech.by Research should also bea 4 term (semester) course of minimum 2 years.