Mumbai: IIT Bombay- Monash Research Academy (The Academy) invites applications from eligible candidates for PhD admission in various research programs. IIT Bombay- Monash Research Academy is a partnership between IIT Bombay and Monash University, Melbourne (Australia). The Academy is under-pinned by a PhD Agreement between IIT Bombay and Monash University, students will receive a dual-badged PhD degree from IIT Bombay and Monash University.
Research Areas: The Academy offers PhD programs in inter-disciplinary research in the fields in science, technology, computer science, IT, Engineering, humanities, design and mathematics. The key six research themes are as followed: Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture, Infrastructure Engineering, Clean Energy, Water, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Design.
Key Dates: Applications for the December 2017 Intake are now open. The last date for submission of EOI forms is 11 September 2017.
Exceptional students whose intended area of study aligns with the research priorities of the IITB-Monash Research Academy are invited to apply for the joint PhD program.
The minimum entrance requirements for PhD admission are:
First class or equivalent Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology; or
First class Master’s degree in Science; or
First class Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Science and a valid GATE score
NOTE: Candidates without a valid GATE score or research fellowship can be considered for admission if they have a minimum of two years professional experience. Competition for places is high and a competitive selection process is applied to all applicants.
Scholarships: The Academy claimed that it will offer PhD Scholarships to successful candidates.
Students in the joint IITB-Monash PhD program will benefit from the following funding arrangements:
Rs 372,000 per annum scholarship for the first two years
Rs 420,000 per annum after first two years
A grant of up to A$25,850 per annum in Australia
A minimum of one year in Australia working with your Monash University co-supervisor (some projects may require you to be in Australia for a longer period of time or undertake more than one trip),Waiver of international student tuition fees at Monash University.
The Academy has a long-term steady-state aspiration of housing 250-300 PhD scholars at any given point in time, pursuing various fields of scientific endeavour. The aim is for the research scholars to be supervised by the best minds from IIT Bombay, Monash University and Industry Partners of The Academy along with participation from Industry. The intention is for The Academy PhD and Post Doc scholars to be paid a healthy scholarship.
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer PhD Admission notification, uploaded on the official website of IITB- Monash Research Academy.