The International Institute of Information Technology (IITH), Hyderabad, has launched a Ripple PhD fellowship codenamed Ripple-IITH PhD and Post-Doc fellowship in blockchain technology.
The development comes on the heels of Ripple Labs Inc.’s preparedness to spread the gospel of blockchain across the globe and get more experts involved in the nascent technology, thereby creating room for increasing research in the industry.
The institution says the Ripple PhD fellowship is part of the newly introduced PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in blockchain and AI. The second part, IITH branded it as “Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) PhD fellowship in AI”.
For 2020 and 21, nothing less than five Kohli PhD Fellowships are going to be awarded for candidates who display outstanding track records research that identifies them as unique breads.
Candidates are going to be chosen based on their capacity to think deeply, proffer solutions to problem and have scholarly research orientations. Selected participants are offered over $650 monthly for up to four years depending on the duration of the research embarked upon.
Importantly, these candidates must have shown a deep sense of readiness to work on AI projects in accordance with the aim and objectives of KCIS.
IITH is a recognized partner of the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) proudly sponsored and launched by Ripple.
The institution says it has been researching on diverse areas in blockchain technology like e-governance over blockchain, ML over blockchain, game-theoretic, next-generation blockchain and importantly, security.
June 2018, Ripple introduced UBRI. In a short period, the initiative had won over 30 academic partners to its side. The initiative works on redesigning academic curriculum to contain latest ideas in the technological industry.
Among UBRI’s academic partners are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Waterloo, Korea University, and a host of other big institutions.