About the PhD Clinic

The PhD Clinic, launched in September 2020 by the ACM India Council, facilitates CS PhD students from all over the country to obtain inputs and advice from expert mentors located in premier academic institutions and industry. Currently, about 25+ faculty from top-tier institutions and industry, including IISc, IITs, IIITs, CMI, IMSc, Microsoft Research and JNU have joined as mentors. Mentors spend a few hours each month talking to students and giving concrete and constructive suggestions on their work. Each clinic session is a one-on-one engagement, and a student gets to choose a mentor who works in his/her area from the available list of mentors.

If interested in any topic in computing, register here to participate in the clinic. Here is a deck of slides giving more details of the Clinic. For any questions, please write to pk.guru@iiit.ac.in.

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Testimonials by students who attended the PhD Clinic:

"I am really thankful to PhDClinic to give me this opportunity to discuss with such an icon."
—PhD Student, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

"The way she answered the questions was so good! She shared personal experiences as well and that made me connect to her."
—PhD Student, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), Delhi

"He guided me in such a nice way about how to find a research topic, what areas can be there and how I should align my research in a proper manner."
—PhD Student, Rajasthan Technical University (RTU), Kota–Rajasthan

Mentors:

28 July 2021: Ask-Me-Anything on “Writing a Winning PhD Dissertation” with Dr. Jatin Batra, Assistant Professor, CSE, IIIT Delhi; Dr. Rijurekha Sen, Assistant Professor, CSE, IIT Delhi; Dr. Roohani Sharma, Lise Meitner Post-doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany; Dr. Shikhar Vashishth, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research, Bangalore. Flier | Full video

23 March 2021: Ask-Me-Anything with Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director, Persistent Systems. Flier | Full video

11-12 February 2021: 15th Academic Research and Careers for Students Symposium (ARCS)

23 December 2020: To Do Not or Not To Do PhD with Ms. Nupur Aggarwal, Research Engineer, IBM Research; Prof. Jayant Haritsa, Professor, IISc, ACM India President; Dr. Shourya Roy, Senior Research Director, Flipkart and Vice Chair, ACM IKDD; Ms. Nitendra Rajput, VP & Head, AI Garage, Mastercard. Flier | Full Video

17 November 2020: Ask-Me-Anything with Dr. Manish Gupta, Director, Google Research India; Dr. Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India; Dr. Venkat Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research India. Flier | Full Video

16 October 2020: Ask-Me-Anything with Prof. Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Institute; Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, IIT Madras. Flier | Full Video