The University of Melbourne is the first international university to partner with the Indian Institute of Science in a joint PhD program
The University of Melbourne, a leading international university with over 160 years of teaching and research experience, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), one of the leading research institutes in India, have partnered for the first-ever joint doctorate. program in science and technology which may be extended to MD programs in the near future.
The program is part of the Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA), a joint initiative comprising established scholars and joint PhD students from the University of Melbourne and a group of leading research institutions in India, committing in projects that address key issues in science and technology. .
The program aims to offer insight into the academic strengths of both institutions and provide students with mentorship from global experts, enable greater adaptability to new cultural and research environments, and provide access to the best facilities and resources.
Under this partnership, IISc and the University of Melbourne will support up to 10 joint doctoral students each year for the next five years. Students enrolled in the program can spend at least 12 and up to 24 months at each institution, and upon successful completion of their doctorate, graduate with a joint testamur. To enroll, graduate scholars must meet PhD admission requirements at both the Indian Institute of Science and the University of Melbourne.