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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that the TCS Research Scholarship Programme (TCS RSP) will be extended for another five years to reach over...

Hyderabad: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that the TCS Research Scholarship Programme (TCS RSP) will be extended for another five years to reach over 200 additional doctoral research scholars across India in the area of computer science. TCS has supported 188 research scholars across 33 institutes in India, under this programme. Six students have successfully completed their PhDs and are now employed in academia and industry R&D centers.

For the next five years, the TCS RSP will benefit 40 scholars annually. The programme supports nearly 20 per cent of all the computing science PhD scholars in India. “There is a big gap between the demand and supply of quality scientists in computational science disciplines in India. Recent studies indicate the growing need for more research in this area to help develop intellectual property in this country. To address this gap, TCS created Research Scholar Program to improve the research talent base in the country,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD, TCS.

TCS has identified and shortlisted 61 top-ranking institutes and universities in India with active PhD programmes in the computing sciences. Invitations seeking applications for the Research Scholar Programme are sent out to these institutes,in January and July. Students who are registered for full time PhD in areas such as Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, and Information Technology are eligible to apply, with a recommendation from their institute.

The selected research scholars will receive cash scholarship and contingency funds for four years, with a provision of extending the support for one more year. Further, they will also be awarded significant travel funds for international travel to attend and present their research work in international conferences and workshops.

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