IDRBT has been granted Associate Institution Status of the University of Hyderabad (A Central University) for undertaking research for the award of Ph.D. Degree in the areas of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, on February 05, 2011. The NAAC has awarded "A" Grade with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.89 on 4.0 scale to the University.
The Associate Institution status enables the Institute to directly enroll Ph.D. students to carry out research and development in various areas of Banking Technology. While the students carry out their research at the IDRBT, the Ph.D. degree is awarded by the University of Hyderabad.
The Associate Institution status also enables the Institute to enroll more number of Ph.D. students, which would provide a major fillip to the research and development efforts of the Institute. The Institute can register upto eight Ph.D. Scholars per annum.