ACM India Winter Schools 2019-2020

ACM India is pleased to announce ACM India Winter Schools 2019-2020 after the highly successful Summer Schools held for the past three years. These schools are targeted at students in the final year of undergraduate program or pursuing higher degrees, unless the school is marked as targeted mainly at students in Master's program or above.

Application deadline: CLOSED.

Below are the Winter Schools planned:

Dates Title Host Institute Industry Co-sponsor
5-11 December 2019 High Performance Computing IIT Kanpur C-DAC
10-16 December 2019 Cybersecurity NISER Bhubaneswar [TBA]
15-24 December 2019 Geometric Algorithms and Applications (mainly for students in Master's program or above) IISER Pune Dassault Systèmes Foundation - India
9-14 January 2020 Hybrid Cloud IISc Bangalore IBM Research India

These schools will have intense lecture and hands-on sessions on advanced topics. The aim is to give exposure to recent advances in these areas to bright and motivated undergraduate/graduate students.

The applicants have to qualify for the Winter Schools as demonstrated by most of the metrics below:

  • marks/grades in the relevant courses
  • recommendation from mentors (the application needs only some names, the selection committee will seek their input)
  • participation in programming or other contests
  • previous internship or research experience
  • any demonstrated self-study experience

Although being an ACM Student Member is not a requirement for applying to these schools, we encourage the applicants to join ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, aimed at advancing computing as a science and a profession.
Student Membership Registration Link

There is a non-refundable application fee of INR 236 (INR 200 + GST) to be paid before you submit the application form. Payment link is provided below. You are required to provide payment reference while you fill the form to apply to be considered for Winter Schools 2019-2020.
Payment link.

And finally, the link for the Winter Schools 2019-2020 application form is provided below. You can apply for two out of the four schools in your order of preference. Remember that the seats per school are limited and the application does not guarantee acceptance. Also keep in mind that the competition for some of the schools will tend to be much more than others, so choose your preferences wisely.
Application form for ACM India Winter School 2019-20

Selected students will be required to pay additional school fees, no more than INR 2500. Payment link will be provided only to selected students. Also, selected students will be provided lodging and boarding at the venue without further charge. The first selection list was announced on 4 November and the final list on 18 November.

ACM India Winter Schools 2019-2020 list of selected candidates and instructions. Final list announced on 18 November.