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Call for applications for full-time Ph. D. studies in Cognitive Sciences and Technology at AMMACHI Labs
Do you have a passion to work with cutting edge technologies such as robotics, machine learning and neurocognition to serve mankind by developing technological solutions for skill development and lifelong learning? Then our PhD Fellowship at AMMACHI Labs is just for you!
Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers with a wide range of research skills as well as in-depth knowledge and practical understanding and expertise in their chosen field of educational research.
“There are two types of education: education for a living and education for life. When we study in college, striving to become a doctor, a lawyer, or an engineer, that is education for a living. But education for life requires an understanding of the essential principles of spirituality; it is about gaining a deeper understanding of the world, our minds, our emotions, and ourselves.”
– Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
We at AMMACHI Labs (Amrita MultiModal Applications and Human Computer Interaction) of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India’s #1 Private University, and Institute of Eminence (IoE), are a multi-disciplinary research and development lab with a focus on technologies for inclusive empowerment through skill development. AMMACHI labs aims to bridge the national skill gap, between a dearth of skilled labor and the lack of skills training infrastructure, developing and utilizing technology enabled learning and teaching solutions to provide vocational and life skills training. We work to strengthen the nation’s economic fiber and contribute to its social stability by empowering individuals with an emphasis on targeting vulnerable populations such as rural women, migrant workers, and at-risk youth.
We believe that excellence in science finds its highest expression of virtue by serving others, especially underserved populations.
Our Fellowship in Cognitive Sciences & Technology utilizes a problem-driven approach to research, by designing, developing and implementing technologies for the purpose of improving teaching and learning outcomes of skills development (both physical and cognitive skills).
Our Chancellor’s exemplary vision and unwavering endeavor to care for and address the needs of people underserved, drives the program’s comprehensive yet flexible curriculum. We enroll and cater to candidates from various disciplines and work towards skill development.
The offered research context of Skill development is interdisciplinary and includes three components:
Our research and development projects will be done by interdisciplinary teams of students and expert researchers by using methodologies from neuroscience, artificial intelligence, technology environments (e.g., virtual reality and augmented reality), computer science, cognitive psychology and education.
Amrita’s PhD program in Cognitive Sciences and Technology is a multidisciplinary and theory-into-practice program. It is designed to provide an interdisciplinary grounding with its integrative courses.
We offer this program in two modules:
The modules include interdisciplinary studies in Cognitive Sciences, Engineering, and Robotics
The course structure is designed to combine flexibility to pursue an individual field of study, with the development of broad-based skills and knowledge in relation to cognitive sciences and technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence. The students should maintain at least an overall average of B+ with no grade lower than a B in any of the core classes.
International and Indian-citizen students can apply for the program. Fellowships can be requested through the online registration form. Applicants from a wide range of academic disciplines can apply,
Amrita is currently offering 6 fully funded fellowships for international and Indian students who wish to join for a full-time PhD program.. The fellowships will be awarded purely based on academic excellence.
|Features of the Fellowship||Cost/year||Amount for 4 years|
|Tuition fee (100% waived)||USD 1,500||USD 6,000|
|A monthly stipend (USD 350** per month – not exceeding INR 25,000 per month)||USD 4,200/ year||USD 16,800|
|International Research Travel Scholarship
(one time travel)*
|Community visit***||–||USD 800|
|Total amount funded/ Fellowship (for 4 years)||USD 26,400/-|
Terms and Conditions:
|Features||Cost/year||Minimum Funding||Maximum Funding|
|Full tuition fee waiver||100% waiver on tuition fees|
|A monthly stipend||INR 3,00,000/ year (INR 25,000** per month)||INR 9,00,000 for 3 years||INR 12,00,000 for 4 years|
|Teaching Assistantship*||INR 1,20,000 (INR 10,000
|INR 3,60,000 for 3 years||INR 4,80,000 for 4 years|
|International Research Travel Scholarship**||INR 200,000|
|Community Visits *** (Accomodation, Food and Travel)||INR 50,000|
|Total amount funded/ Fellowship (for 4 years)||INR 25,00,000/-|
Terms and Conditions:
Amrita also offers a wide range of partially funded scholarships for ALL students. They are open under:
Step 2: Email us the following documents (as attachments)
Fees mentioned beside are current. The University reserves the right to alter fees at any time without notice.
|HOSTEL & MESS
|Amritapuri||30,000||*||77,400(Includes One Time 5000 CD*)|
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