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Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy

What is MIPA?

  1. MIPA is a Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy developed by a collaboration between the University of Melbourne (UoM) and IIT Kanpur/ IIT Madras/ IIT Kharagpur to deliver a Joint Doctoral Degree Program, wherein students will receive one PhD degree jointly awarded by UoM and one of the three IITs. Each testamur will acknowledge the joint nature of the degree and the names of the relevant partner institutions.
  2. The UoM-IIT Kanpur and UoM-IIT Madras program is referred to as JDP (Joint Degree Program).
  3. The UoM-IIT Kharagpur program is referred to as DDP (Dual Doctoral Program).
  4. MIPA will provide students with an exclusive opportunity to work in both continents during their candidature and earn a joint degree accredited both in India and Australia.
  5. Students enrolled in MIPA will work on a project jointly developed by both supervisors and mentored by a joint Advisory Committee consisting of academics from UoM and one of the IITs.
  6. Students interested in this joint PhD (DDP) program may apply through one of the participating institutions or the UoM. This institute will serve as home institution for the student throughout the candidature.

    View the list of proposed PhD projects

  7. The maximum duration of PhD will be 8 years for students whose Home Institution is IIT Kharagpur (including the coursework year). However students must submit for examination at UoM within 4 years of commencing at UoM or if the relevant dean approves late submission if delays are due to:
    1. compelling and serious research-related reasons beyond the candidates’ control, or
    2. compelling or unexpected, personal or medical reasons which have arisen during the candidature period. however the funding from UoM will be available within 4 years of commencing at UoM; or
    3. otherwise in accordance with UoM policy and procedure. 
  8. The maximum duration of PhD will be 4 years for students whose Home Institution is UoM, with 3.5 years of scholarship stipend.