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CSE Doctoral Symposium, Neemrana, Rajasthan, September 23rd-24th, 2017

NIIT University is inviting the best PhD students from the top CSE departments of the country to present their research to their peers. This is a great opportunity to interact with potential employers from academia, research labs, and industry, and get feedback from top researchers in your area. All expenses will be paid by NIIT University.


Full time PhD students studying in select institutions who have completed three years in the PhD program or are expecting to submit their thesis within a year.


Any area of Computer Science


Interested PhD students should email the following to

  1. Title and abstract of the talk that they would like to present at the symposium
  2. A detailed CV
  3. A copy of the best paper they have published in a peer reviewed conference/journal
  4. A letter of recommendation from their professor

The selection will be based on how close the student is to submitting the thesis and the quality of research work done during the PhD program. There will be no formal proceedings. All abstracts, along with contact information, will be shared with all participants at the symposium.


  • Application Deadline: 5th September 2017
  • Selection Notification: 10th September 2017
  • Symposium Dates: 23rd-24th September 2017


We are inviting the leadership of top technology companies, as well as industry R&D Labs, along with several academicians from top Computer Science departments in India. Several of these invitees will also be giving talks in the Symposium.


  • Utkarsh Amitabh, Microsoft
  • Gautam Baruah, IIIT Guwahati
  • Manish Gupta, Xerox
  • Shamik Sharma, Technology Advisor
  • Huzur Saran, IIT Delhi
  • Rajeev Shorey, TCS Innovation Labs
  • R. K. Shyamasundar, IIT Bombay

List of Selected Applicants


PhD Institution

Venkatesh Vinayakarao

IIIT Delhi

Srishti Gupta

IIIT Delhi

Haroon Rashid

IIIT Delhi

K V Suresh Babu

IIIT Hyderabad

Raman Sankaran

IISc Bangalore

Dharmendra Prasad Mahato


Manojit Ghose

IIT Guwahati

Nayantara Kotokey

IIT Guwahati

Joe Cheri Ross

IIT Bombay

Vishwesh Jatala

IIT Kanpur

Sumit Kalra

IIT Kanpur

Pritam Bhattacharya

IIT Kharagpur

William Kumar Moses Jr.

IIT Madras

Ajay Pratap

IIT Patna

Santosh Singh Rathore

IIT Roorkee

Gaurav Varshney

IIT Roorkee

Ayan Nandy

ISI Kolkata

Deepak Ranjan Nayak

NIT Rourkela

Sangamesh Gondegaon

NIT Warangal

Garvita Bajaj

IIIT Delhi


  • Meet your peers at other premier institutions in the country
  • Discuss your research with senior researchers in academia and industry
  • Showcase your work to potential employers


  • Dheeraj Sanghi, IIT Kanpur (Chair)
  • Prosenjit Gupta, NU
  • Sudhir Kaicker, NU


  • V.S. Rao (Chair)
  • Parimal V. Mandke
  • Sunil Khanna
  • Prosenjit Gupta
  • Suman Sanyal


The symposium will be held at NIIT University. Nestled in the foothills of Aravallis, the picturesque 100-acre green campus is located in Neemrana which is approximately 100 km from the Delhi airport.


All selected doctoral students will be reimbursed to and fro AC-II fare from their home institution. Local transport from Delhi to Neemrana and back will also be provided.

There is no registration fee for the symposium. Lodging and boarding will be provided on the NIIT University campus.

Click here to download CSE Doctoral Symposium Announcement.