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Mobility, Networks, and Systems

Research Assistantship in the MNS Group  

The Mobility, Networks, and Systems Group (MNS) at Microsoft Research India invites applicants for a Research Assistantship (RA). The RA is a unique position targeted at fresh bachelors and masters graduates who are interested in research, which provides them with a rich and varied exposure to research, including the opportunity to work with researchers at the lab on cutting-edge projects, write papers based on their work, participate in conferences, etc. The RA is for upto a term of 2 years, at the end of which the student could choose to pursue a PhD (as many of our alumni have done very successfully at top universities) or pursue another career path of their choice.

The MNS group conducts experimental research in networked systems. Our work and interests span several areas, including Internet-scale systems, distributed systems, network protocols, wireless networking, mobile computing, and sensor systems. We seek to advance the state of the art in these areas through measurement, design, and prototyping of real-world and experimental networked systems. For more information about the group, please visit


  • B.Tech. or M.Tech. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (graduated in 2013 or in the recent past, or graduating in summer 2014)
  • Strong academic record
  • Interest in research
  • Evidence of research potential, although having publications is not a requirement
  • Strong programming skills (C/C++ required; C#/Java desirable)

How and when to apply:

  • Email detailed CV to
  • Write “MNS group RA position (Your Name, highest degree earned/expected, Institution)” in the email subject line
  • Include details of your projects, publications (if any), and coursework in the CV
  • Also include the names of at least 2 references from your university; if you have additional references from elsewhere (e.g., internship mentors), please do include those as well.
  • We expect to have one position starting in December 2013 and another one in summer 2014. Please apply as soon as possible, indicating which of these two timeframes you'd like to be considered for.