Admissions to the country’s first digital university, Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology has begun with an overwhelming response despite the COVID-19 situation.
Amidst a raging pandemic which disrupted the higher education scenario, the call for admissions to the PhD programs offered by the Digital University Kerala (DUK) received nearly 500 applications for its 30 vacancies, varsity sources said here.
The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IIITM-K), the premier institute offering courses was upgraded to the digital university through an ordinance in January. This will be the first academic program to start at the DUK, they said.
While the majority of candidates applied for regular PhD, a new alternative – Industry Regular PhD too had many takers. Under the unique ‘Industry Regular’ programme, which primarily leverages on utilizing the expertise of industry and academia, candidates can propose their workplace or an industry research lab for their PhD, they said.