Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi and Australia’s Queensland University of Technology will offer joint PhD programme in various streams from the ensuing academic session 2013.

Last Updated: 2013-04-15T14:48:05+05:30

IIIT Delhi and QUT Australia to Offer Joint PhD Programme

New Delhi: Students aspiring to pursue Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme from the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi have reason to cheer up as the institute has joined hands with Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for imparting PhD programme in various streams from the ensuing academic session 2013.
As per sources, the two prominent academic institutions will jointly offer research programme in the fields, such as Cryptography, Control Theory and Robotics. Moreover, the decision has been taken as part of efforts to promote cooperative educational exchanges between the two institutions.
Professor Pankaj Jalote, the Director, IIIT Delhi has said that under the 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. He further added that students will spend first year of their PhD programme at the IIIT Delhi and thereafter they will be shifted to QUT for a period of one and half year. However, students will have to come back to IIIT Delhi for completing the programme.
Besides the prescribed schedule, additional visits might be included as per the requirement of the research programme. Well experienced teaching staffs from both the institutions will guide and supervise the students in order to help them in obtaining PhD by satisfying the requirements and quality standards for the degree of each institution.
Those who successfully complete the PhD programme will be given joint PhD award that names both the institutions. Financial aid will be given to all PhD students in the form of Scholarship, stipend or grant from the institutions, or from a third party. The stipend or any of the other financial help will be given as per the standards followed by each institution. Moreover, travel costs incurred by the student during the programme will also be covered.

For 2013, the joint PhD programme will commence from the month of August under which two seats will be available, with areas of interest being identified as Cryptography, Control Theory, Robotics, and Linked Data Analysis. For further information regarding the programme, eligibility criteria and application procedure, candidates can visit the official website of IIIT Delhi:

- By Archana Sharma
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