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Blue Scholar


Blue Scholar

The IBM Blue Scholar is an elite program to nurture exceptionally talented engineering graduates and postgraduate students from leading technical institutions in India, such as the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, and build a robust pipeline for future researchers in the region.

This program provides the brightest of the technical students in India with the means to pursue advanced research in information technology with the potential to make a profound impact. The criteria for selection are stringent and those selected would explore breakthrough, high-impact research that has the potential to help solve some of today's most challenging business and societal problems.

Targeted at developing the most talented graduates in computing and services disciplines each year, these exclusive appointments will be initially for a period of two years. At end of the two year appointment, the Blue Scholars could be offered a regular job with IBM Research, enrollment in Employee PhD program, conversion to Research Staff Member upon completion of PhD, or the option of pursuing other opportunities outside IBM. The unique program offers competitive compensation, an innovative work culture, projects with significant research challenges and the opportunity to publish at top conferences.


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