A full-time, non-degree program for undergraduates, graduates and early career professionals interested in exploring and refining their research skills in preparation for a doctoral program in the domain of digital security.  The program will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of a future doctoral program. Please note that a strong commitment to full-time engagement is mandatory for a successful and enriching experience in our pre-doctoral program.


Rolling admissions. Apply any time of the year.


Enhance Your Research Skills

Participants will engage in a comprehensive research-focused curriculum, allowing them to delve deep into scholarly pursuits. The program is geared towards cultivating essential skills required for successful doctoral endeavors.

Get Mentored by IIT Bombay Faculty

Close interaction with faculty at IIT Bombay is a cornerstone of this program. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from ongoing research initiatives.

Audit Courses

Beyond research projects, participants will be able to audit any two graduate-level courses offered by the Computer Science Engineering Department subject to the approval of the course instructor. This ensures a holistic academic experience, blending practical research skills with theoretical knowledge.

  • Final year graduating students or students holding a BE, B.Tech, ME, M.Tech, or equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related disciplines
  • Familiarity with Digital Trust and security concepts.
  • Click the ‘Apply’ button (provided above on this page) and complete the online application form.
  • You may undergo a screening test as part of the selection process.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to further evaluate their suitability for the program.

The program employs a rolling consideration deadline, ensuring continuous reviews until all positions are filled.

The is a paid position. 

You are responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements, as Trust Lab will not provide any lodging services.