The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai has a limited program for highly motivated bachelor’s and master’s students interested in doing theoretical work in Computer Science to visit the institute. This is typically for 6-8 weeks during the summer (May-July). There is also a provision for a 4-6 month visit (typically during January-April or August-November).
Who can apply: Students currently studying in their pre-final or final year of BE/B.Tech/B.Sc or first year ME/M.Tech/M.Sc or equivalent with a good academic record are encouraged to apply.
**Note: The institute’s interests are largely mathematical, and applicants should check the TCS page for faculty interests.
Applicants are expected to have studied basics of computing, such as principles of programming, data structures and algorithms. Having worked on the implementation of a large program, or a thorough knowledge of mathematical aspects (such as automata theory, combinatorics, computability, discrete mathematics, graph theory) will be an advantage.
Selected students will have an opportunity to pursue research-level studies in areas of interest at the Institute including algorithms, automata theory, combinatorics, complexity theory, concurrency theory and logic.
Location: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Duration: 6-8 weeks during the summer (May-July). There is also a provision for a 4-6 month visit (typically during August-November).
Stipend: Selected students will be paid 2nd class round trip train fare plus Rs. 200 per diem. Accommodation will be provided in the Hostel during summer, subject to availability.
Please note that accommodation will not be provided for longer visits.
Application deadlines: February 15 for the next May-July summer period , April 15 for the August-November period and October 15 for the January-April period.
For more details and to apply, visit IMSc Chennai Student Program in Theoretical Computer Science’s page.
And you can check the results of 2016 here. These results will give you an idea of how many students were selected.
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