Collaboration with Australia's QUT

Thursday, January 10, 2013

IIIT Delhi and Australia’s prestigious Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have joined hands for a collaborative PhD programme in a bid to promote cooperative educational exchanges.

Under the collaborative PhD programme, the two institutions will jointly develop a system of academic exchanges that will allow a doctoral student to perform coordinated research studies at both institutions with a minimum duration of one and a half year full-time studies spent at each institution. 

A PhD student will be jointly guided by supervisors from both institutions with the aim of obtaining PhD by satisfying the requirements and quality standards for the degree of each institution. A single dissertation based on the result of the research undertaken will be submitted for examination. Successful candidates will be eligible for a joint PhD award that names both institutions.

The joint PhD student will be supported financially by a scholarship, stipend or grant from the institutions, or from a third party. The stipend will be commensurate with the standards followed in each institution. Travel costs incurred by the student will also be covered.