ACM India Anveshan Setu 2024 Fellowships. PhD Student Visitor Program: Apply by 15 Jan. 2024


If you are a full-time/part-time/sponsored registered CS/IT PhD student in India, here is an opportunity to visit some of the faculty in your area of work. ACM India kickstarted Anveshan Setu in 2020, a Fellowship program to provide an immersive experience for students, allowing students to visit faculty of their choice (mutually agreed among student, advisor and host faculty depending on the research interests) for minimum of four weeks to get an immersive experience of research.

Feedback by 2021 & 2023 Anveshan Setu Fellows who completed the visit: "[I liked] the opportunity to explore and learn how research is conducted in a different and renowned institute by actually experiencing it." "[I liked] interaction with my Anveshan Setu guide mostly on a daily basis." "I like the wide variety of experts available in the Anveshan Setu mentor panel. The initiative itself is very noble and useful. It is a boon to those PhD students who wish to seek continual advice of an external expert on their on-going works."

Program details (including objectives, eligibility, salient features, expectations, tentative timeline, and template for No-Objection certificate from the advisor) can be seen at Any PhD student (not restricted to ACM members) can apply for this fellowship.

Mentors from these institutes (arranged in alphabetical order) are interested in hosting students. We plan to support up to 50 students in this edition of the fellowship. I am sure you would like to be one of them. Preference will be given to those who have more directly overlapping research interests with the host mentor.

  1. IISER Bhopal
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Gandhinagar
  5. IIT Hyderabad
  6. IIT Kanpur
  7. IIT Madras
  8. IIT Patna
  9. IIT Ropar
  10. IIT Tirupati
  11. IIIT Bangalore
  12. IIIT Delhi
  13. IIIT Hyderabad
  14. IISc Bangalore
  15. JNU Delhi
  16. NISER Bhubaneswar

We sincerely hope you will make use of this opportunity to enhance your research capabilities, and to network.

Please apply at by 15 Jan 2024, 23:59 IST. While preparing the application, I am sure you will have some questions; you can consult the FAQs at for answers. Stay tuned for details about Open-House, AMA sessions to help you with the application process.

For any further questions/clarifications, please write to[at]iiit[dot]ac[dot]in. Looking forward to seeing your application. Please forward this opportunity to anybody who may be interested.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru "PK", IIIT Hyderabad
For Research Facilitation Committee, ACM India