IBM Research – India actively seeks collaborations and relationships with Indian Universities. IBM Research – India's goal is to develop long-term, mutually beneficial collaborative relationships with the faculty and students of the Indian academia by fostering advanced research, promoting university-industry exchanges, providing infrastructure and technology support, and cultivating tomorrow's world-class researchers.
Our UR efforts center on encouraging well-defined, researcher-to-researcher collaborative relationships between individual faculty members as well as academic research groups and IBM researchers. We offer numerous resources to academia under the umbrella of such collaborations: faculty research awards, equipment grants, sabbatical opportunities, conference sponsorships, student internships, student project training, PhD fellowships etc. Most of our University Relations programs require an active internal IBM Research collaborator who also acts as sponsor/nominator for IBM funding.
Our university collaborations are open to faculty of the IITs, IISc, TIFR, IIIT-H and a few other select Indian and Foreign Universities.
The various programs that IBM Research – India currently operates are listed below. The specific institutions that are currently eligible for these programs are mentioned in the respective program descriptions. The best way to apply for any of these programs is through your IBM Research – India research collaborator, hence other information is not always provided below.
Collaborative Research Programs
- Open Collaborative Research (OCR)
All IP developed under the OCR program will be made available as open source software code or as openly published papers or as royalty-free patents. Some of recent OCR engagements are:
Summer Internship Program
The application deadline for the 2013 summer internship program has passed.
Summer Internship Program: We offer internships to students from the best universities in India and abroad. Interns start around mid May and spend about 10-12 weeks at our Lab. During the internship, the students have the opportunity to participate in the dynamic and innovative environment of the largest Industrial Research organization in the world and network with other top students from other universities in various fields. We offer internship positions in various research areas such as:
At a high level, our internships serve a dual purpose:
We measure the success of our internships in one of the following ways:
Who can apply: We accept applications from Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Management, and interdisciplinary topics (e.g.: Cyber-Physical Systems, and SSME (Services Science and Management Engineering)). Final year undergraduates, post-graduates and Ph.D students are eligible to apply for this program.
How to apply: Application details are normally available at your department or on the IBM Research-India website.
When to apply: The deadline is in early January each year, though we may selectively admit highly qualified interns at other times of the year. The last date for application is available at your department or on the IBM Research – India website.
For details other than those already provided here and with your department, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org