Ph.D. Initiative

     The conference ‘International Microwave and RF Conference 2018’ is being organized from Nov 28-30, 2018 at Hotel Novotel, Kolkata. This conference was initiated in 2013, as an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society sponsored conference in India, with high technical quality as the primary objective. It is hoped that this conference will help in developing interest in the areas of RF/Microwave engineering, which are not popular areas in India, yet vital to many activities of national interest (specially in areas related to defence and space). The technical quality of the conference for the last several years was highly acclaimed – it is the pre-eminent conference in this area held in India.

The ‘Ph.D Initiative Program’ has been included in the conference since 2015. Under this initiative, the doctoral students are invited from different Institutions/Universities to attend the conference. Their travel related expenses (at actuals, 3 Tier AC fare for intercity travel) will be partially supported upto aceiling of INR 8000. Only a nominal registration fee of INR 1000 will be charged (it is strongly recommended that the university/Institute pays this) , which is much below the regular student registration rate. It is hoped that this scheme will popularize the subject in India. Kindly note that students who plan to present a paper at IMARC 2018 should not apply for this program

We request you to kindly nominate students from your university who are registered for a full-time Ph.D. program in a topic related to RF/Microwave Engineering. They should preferably not be close to the end of the program, and also not completely new. A student who has just passed a ‘comprehensive examination’ or equivalent is ideal. However, in some cases we may allow Masters or Undergraduate students who demonstrate serious inclination towards doctoral research in related areas. Interested students may be asked to fill out the google form given along with the email and submit it. Please note that maximum 30 students can be accommodated in the program. The interested students should fill up the following google form by 12 November 2018 (Monday) at 20:00 hours:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2jP1VHrFVy5639oWSgjvwbyAJPifPwvW59dgv_uVrFLPS-A/viewform?usp=sf_link 

The students will have to make their own arrangements for travel to and from the conference venue. Organizers will provide accommodation on a sharing basis and transit to the venue during the conference days.  In most cases, the committee will respond within 48 hours.  The hard deadline will be November 15, 2018 for registration.  The selection will be based on the information provided in the form, and the decision of the selection committee will be final in this regard.

We are sure that these students will have an enriching experience – other than regular technical papers, there will be a number of workshops and invited presentations from internationally renowned researchers in this area, and also an exhibition of latest products from companies in this field.

Please get back to us for any further information.

Thanking you.

Sincerely Yours,

K J Vinoy & Somak Bhattacharyya

kjvinoy@iisc.ac.in || somakbhattacharyya@iitbhu.ac.in