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About the programme

In recognition of the deep and historical ties between India and ASEAN, India's foremost technical education centres, the internationally renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), welcome aspirants from ASEAN countries to apply for PhD fellowships. Those selected get a chance to finish their PhD with funding at par with their Indian counterparts from the Government of India. The funding covers the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years of their PhD programme. For more information click here

Member countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

Admission procedure for 4th round of application through DIA Fellowship has ended.

Program offered under ASEAN fellowships:
  • PhD (Doctor Of Philosophy)


Computer Science and Engineering (CS)
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI)
Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Mechatronics (MT)
Chemistry (CY)
Physics (PH)
Mathematics (MA)
Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering (MSME)
Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering (BSBME)
About IIT Bhilai

img_asean_fellowships_1Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai is one of the youngest IIT and is established in the state of Chhattisgarh by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (GoI) in the year 2016. The concept of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) as Centres of Academic Excellence evolved from the vision of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to produce world leaders in technology and innovation from India to serve the nation. IITs are centrally funded, autonomous institutes which provide overall personality development of the students in all frames of life. The first IIT was established in 1951 at Kharagpur in West Bengal. Since then, with the growing demand several IITs have been established at regular intervals of time. Presently, there are 23 IITs across the nation.

img_asean_fellowships_4IIT Bhilai is presently functioning from its transit campus at Government Engineering College (GEC) Raipur. The transit campus is about 10 kms from the main city of Raipur and is well connected through public transport to the railway station, airport, and Raipur City.

Campus life

img_asean_fellowships_2IIT Bhilai, despite being recently established, has provided ample opportunities to its students to excel both in academics and extracurricular activities. The institute has introduced the fractal academic programme, which fosters an environment of interdisciplinary learning (To know more about the academic structure click here).

The students are provided with well-equipped laboratories and a resourceful central library, which help them acquire holistic education. However, they are also encouraged to look beyond the classroom environment and participate wholeheartedly in the vibrant life of the student community on campus.

img_asean_fellowships_3Council of Student Affairs (CoSA) is the student body, which actively conducts and manages student related activities of IIT Bhilai. CoSA coordinates various clubs on campus, which provide the students with the opportunities to hone their skills in dance, music, theatre, oratory, creative writing, art, and photography. Apart from these general interest clubs, the students can also become members of technical clubs dedicated to electronics components, coding, robotics, and space exploration. The campus is buzzing with the activities, which these clubs conduct on a regular basis. National Service Scheme (NSS) activities are also held frequently on campus where the students are encouraged to provide voluntary community service. The students of IIT Bhilai have also proved their mettle in sports by participating and winning laurels in events such as Inter-IIT Sports Meet. Thus, IIT Bhilai boast of a strong student community equally competent in academics, cultural activities and sports.

Message From Director

I am pleased to extend my greetings to students and their parents as well as colleagues near and far. IIT Bhilai was established on 7 August 2016. We are located in Chhattisgarh, the rice bowl of India, in a state rich in natural resources as well as cultural memory and heritage. Read More


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