IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy Ph.D. Admissions 2020

IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy Ph.D. Admissions 2020

 

PhD Program Outline

 

Students enrolled in the joint IITB-Monash PhD program will be based at the Research Academy co-located at IIT Bombay in Mumbai, India.

The PhD program takes an average of 3.5 years of full-time study to complete (or part-time equivalent). Students will spend a minimum of 3 months but normally 6–12 months* of their PhD candidature at Monash University in Australia with their allocated co-supervisor. Students will receive a generous grant to facilitate this experience.

Students will be connected with the IIT Bombay student population and will be eligible for the on-campus student accommodation.In addition to being supervised on their PhD research, students will also be provided with professional development opportunities including research methodology and research leadership training. Students will also have the opportunity to attend major national and international conferences.

*The length of time spent at Monash University may be longer depending on the requirements of the research

For PhD Candidates
EOI Applications are open. Last date for submission is 25 September 2020.

Step 1: EOI
The first step of the admissions process is the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage. In this stage, candidates fill in an EOI form Online.

Please click on the Expression of Interest (EOI) form to enable us to adequately evaluate your background, academic record and research interests. If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will receive an email indicating you are able to proceed to Step 2 of the application stage.

If your EOI Form is found to be suitable, you will need to download and complete the full application form, Form A. Candidates who are successful in this EOI stage will be invited to go Step-2 once the EOI stage is completed. Contained in this invitation email will be a unique Form A Number (FAN). This email will be sent only after the EOI stage is completed

Step 2: Form A

If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive a unique FAN number. You need the FAN number to upload your Form-A online. At this stage you will need to upload your transcripts, publications, certificates, etc and make project selections too. For logging in to the Form A site, use your unique Form A Number (FAN). Do not give this FAN to anyone else. It is for your use only. Moreover, you can use your FAN only once. At the site, you will need to upload your Form A as well as copies of all of your academic transcripts, publications GATE score sheet, and other supporting documentation. Remember again that you will only have one opportunity to use your FAN to login to the site to upload all of your documentation related to the applications-process.

So it will be most optimal if you collect all documentation relating to your application before visiting the site.

 

Research Clusters

 

The Academy has created some clusters to better describe submitted research projects. This will aid in a more streamlined student recruitment process and other benefits for categorising the research that is undertaken at The Academy.

1 Material Science/Engineering (including Nano, Metallurgy)

2 Energy, Green Chem, Chemistry, Catalysis, Reaction Eng

3 Math, CFD, Modelling, Manufacturing

4 CSE, IT, Optimisation, Data, Sensors, Systems, Signal Processing, Control

5 Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering (Geo, Water, Climate)

6 Bio, Stem Cells, Bio Chem, Pharma, Food

7 Semi-Conductors, Optics, Photonics, Networks, Telecomm, Power Eng

8 Design, HSS, Management

Step 3: Short-listing for Interview

If your Form-A is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive an interview invitation. The Interview short-list will be announced only after the Form-A stage is complete.

Step 4: Interviews and Successful Candidates

After the interviews, successful candidates will be notified by email..

In case you have any doubts, please read the Applications Process FAQ before sending your doubts to students@iitbmonash.org. We will not respond to queries that have already been adequately answered in the FAQ document.For PhD Candidates
EOI Applications are open. Last date for submission is 25 September 2020.

Step 1: EOI
The first step of the admissions process is the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage. In this stage, candidates fill in an EOI form Online.

Please click on the Expression of Interest (EOI) form to enable us to adequately evaluate your background, academic record and research interests. If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will receive an email indicating you are able to proceed to Step 2 of the application stage.

If your EOI Form is found to be suitable, you will need to download and complete the full application form, Form A. Candidates who are successful in this EOI stage will be invited to go Step-2 once the EOI stage is completed. Contained in this invitation email will be a unique Form A Number (FAN). This email will be sent only after the EOI stage is completed

Step 2: Form A

If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive a unique FAN number. You need the FAN number to upload your Form-A online. At this stage you will need to upload your transcripts, publications, certificates, etc and make project selections too. For logging in to the Form A site, use your unique Form A Number (FAN). Do not give this FAN to anyone else. It is for your use only. Moreover, you can use your FAN only once. At the site, you will need to upload your Form A as well as copies of all of your academic transcripts, publications GATE score sheet, and other supporting documentation. Remember again that you will only have one opportunity to use your FAN to login to the site to upload all of your documentation related to the applications-process.

So it will be most optimal if you collect all documentation relating to your application before visiting the site.

 

Research Clusters

 

The Academy has created some clusters to better describe submitted research projects. This will aid in a more streamlined student recruitment process and other benefits for categorising the research that is undertaken at The Academy.

1 Material Science/Engineering (including Nano, Metallurgy)

2 Energy, Green Chem, Chemistry, Catalysis, Reaction Eng

3 Math, CFD, Modelling, Manufacturing

4 CSE, IT, Optimisation, Data, Sensors, Systems, Signal Processing, Control

5 Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering (Geo, Water, Climate)

6 Bio, Stem Cells, Bio Chem, Pharma, Food

7 Semi-Conductors, Optics, Photonics, Networks, Telecomm, Power Eng

8 Design, HSS, Management

Step 3: Short-listing for Interview

If your Form-A is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive an interview invitation. The Interview short-list will be announced only after the Form-A stage is complete.

Step 4: Interviews and Successful Candidates

After the interviews, successful candidates will be notified by email..

In case you have any doubts, please read the Applications Process FAQ before sending your doubts to students@iitbmonash.org. We will not respond to queries that have already been adequately answered in the FAQ document

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Highlights

 

The Ph.D. program takes an average of 3.5 years of full-time study to complete (or part-time equivalent).
Students will spend a minimum of 3 months but normally 6-12 months of their Ph.D. candidature at Monash University in Australia with their allocated co-supervisor.
Students will receive a generous grant to facilitate this experience.
Students will be connected with the IIT Bombay student population and will be eligible for the on-campus student accommodation.
In addition to being supervised on their Ph.D. research, students will also be provided with professional development opportunities including research methodology and research leadership training.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend major national and international conferences.
Research Areas
Eight key research themes have been identified:

Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Infrastructure Engineering
Clean Energy
Water
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
Humanities and Social Sciences
Design
Scholarship
Students in the joint IITB-Monash Ph.D. 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 the 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.

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

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 Ph.D. program. The minimum entrance requirements for Ph.D. admission are:

First-class or equivalent Master’s degree in a range of disciplines
First-class Bachelor’s degree and a valid GATE score
Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University. Full documentary evidence in support of English Language Proficiency (ELP) must be submitted with applications for admission and scholarship. Monash University reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of ELP.

Candidates without a valid GATE score or research fellowship can be considered for admission if they have a minimum of two years of professional experience. Competition for places is high and a competitive selection process is applied to all applicants.\

 

How to Apply?

 

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is September 25, 2020.

 

Contact

 

IITB-Monash Research Academy
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076
+91-22-2576 4740 / +91-22-2576 4744
Email ID: ts students@iitbmonash.org

 

 

For more details refer the Official Website :   http://www.iitbmonash.org/

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