The Melbourne India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) and the Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA) are joint initiatives of The University of Melbourne and a select group of India’s elite research universities: IITM, IITK, IITKgp and the IISc. Find out more about recently concluded MIPP & MIPA Conference at The University of Melbourne.
MIPP and MIPA’s engagement with outstanding and enthusiastic graduate research (GR) students and world class academics drives bilateral research excellence and significantly contributes to the development of educational, cultural and industry ties between Australia and India.
Our GR students benefit from undertaking an international joint-training experience in an elite research community where they will learn to adapt to new cultural and research environments; be mentored and supported by field experts; have access to research facilities and equipment at two institutions; and additionally have the opportunity to establish strong international networks to promote research exchange and high quality publications.
Participating academics are granted rare opportunities to develop and sustain research collaborations that draw from a pool of complementary skills, world class expertise and infrastructure, establishing a more competitive and impactful platform from which to address the critical scientific questions and global challenges of our time.
News and events
MIPP(A) Conference 2019
The 2nd edition of the MIPP/MIPA conference was concluded in December 2019. Here is a glimpse of the event. (For more details click here...)January 22, 2020 MIPP and MIPA C...
Prof McCluskey launches MIPP/A Report at MIPPAC-2019
Prof McCluskey launches MIPP/A Report at MIPPAC-2019 A much-awaited MIPP/A conference, MIPPAC-2019, started on 9th Dec with very strong support from UoM Chancellery team, Deans of both Melbourne School of Engineering and Faculty of Science as well as leaders from all the partner institutions. The conference was attended by over 70 people including academics from partnering Indian institutions, 31 MIPP/A PhD …December 12, 2019 MIPP and MIPA C...
SPARC Success for MIPP and MIPA
The University of Melbourne is a top recipient in Australia of SPARC funding for MSE and FoS projects with elite IITs in India Academics from The University of Melbourne's Melbourne School of Engineering and The Faculty of Science were recently awarded grants through the Indian Government sponsored ‘Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration’ (SPARC). SPARC aims to foster the …May 30, 2019 News
IISc Visit 2016
Director of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Prof Anurag Kumar, Chairperson of International relations of IISc Professor Usha Vijayraghavan and Chairperson of Centre for Nano Science and Engineering Prof Rudra Prathap visited University of Melbourne to explore the collaboration opportunity between the two Universities. The Vice Chancellor of University of Melbourne Prof Glyn Davis hosted a lunch at the University for …January 3, 2016 News
IIT Kanpur Visit 2016
IIT Kanpur signed a Joint PhD agreement with the University of Melbourne, expanding the existing collaboration. The Director of IIT Kanpur Prof Indranil Manna signed the agreement with the Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Susan Elliott. Pro Vice-chancellor Graduate and International Research Prof Dick Strugnell witnessed the agreement and Dean of Engineering Prof Iven Mareels, Dean of Science …January 3, 2016 News
MIPP Launch 2013
Launch of the program NEW DELHI LAUNCH The program was first launched in the Indian capital New Delhi by Professor Glyn Davis AC the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Amongst others, Professor Davis was joined by Mr Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India. CHENNAI LAUNCH In Chennai the program was launched by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Sue Elliott (University of Melbourne) and Professor …December 3, 2013 News
The Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) provides graduate researchers with the opportunity to work with joint supervision of leading academics from the University of Melbourne and one of the program’s Indian partners.
The program offers PhD living stipend and fee remission scholarships and associated support for researcher exchanges and cooperation.
By enabling students from India and Australia to undertake jointly developed research of the highest quality, the program provides them with opportunity to contribute to the development of educational, cultural and industry links between both countries. The students get access to research facilities and expertise at both institutions. In addition, all the participating students join as a member of exclusive MIPP cohort at University of Melbourne and receive mentoring from staff as well a wide network of IIT alumni group settled in Victoria.
Students come from a variety of backgrounds and include:
- PhD students previously educated in IISc, IITK, IITM and IITKgp and enrolled at the University of Melbourne.
- Australian and international PhD students enrolled at the University of Melbourne and co-supervised by staff at IISc, IITK, IITM and IITKgp.
- PhD students enrolled at IISc, IITK, IITM and IITKgp and co-supervised by University of Melbourne staff.
Projects may involve collaboration with industry, government and non-government organisations. It is expected that some students and researchers will set up startups in collaboration with Australian and Indian counterparts and tap into the exciting opportunities that exist in both the Indian and Australian markets. By doing so, the program’s activities will benefit India and Australia but will also address shared global challenges in areas of environmental, societal and technological need.
The participating faculties from The University of Melbourne are:
The Melbourne–India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA) provides students with an exclusive opportunity to work in both continents during their candidature and earn a joint degree accredited both in India and Australia from the University of Melbourne and a select group of India’s most prestigious research institutes.
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)
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 the University of Melbourne and one of the IITs. Students will spend a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 24 months in Melbourne during their candidature. (Melbourne scholarship is for a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 2 years.)
Students may come from a variety of backgrounds and include:
- PhD students enrolled at IITK, IITM and IITKGP and co-supervised by University of Melbourne staff.
- Australian and international PhD students are enrolled at the University of Melbourne and co-supervised by staff at IITK, IITM and IITKGP.
MIPA was launched in 2017 following the success of the Melbourne India Postgraduate Program initiated in 2014.
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39 outstanding graduate research students are currently enrolled in the MIPP and MIPA programs, and many other PhD students enrolled at the University of Melbourne come from MIPP and MIPA’s Indian partner institutions.
Click below to meet some of our graduate research students.
Melbourne-India Postgraduate Academy Current Graduate Research Students and AlumniView here
Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program Current Graduate Research Students and AlumniView here
University of Melbourne PhD Students who have come MIPP/MIPA Indian partner institutesView here
MIPP and MIPA Conferences and Academic Workshops are regularly held in Australia and India. Please see upcoming and previous conference events below. Please contact MIPA-MIPP-Conference@unimelb.edu.au for further information.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS (IITM)
IIT-M was formally inaugurated in 1959 in Chennai with the assistance of German Government as the 3rd IIT in India. It is a residential institute with nearly 550 academic staff, 8000 students and 1250 administrative and supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a land of about 250 hectares. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and some advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories. It has strong relationships with industry and its staff and students are of very high quality.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR (IITK)
IIT-Kanpur was established as the fourth IIT in India in 1959. It is located in 15 km west of Kanpur City in North India and occupies a land close to 420 hectares. It has about 350 faculty members and about 6400 (50% undergraduate and postgraduate each) students. Most research areas in Engineering and Science are represented at IITK. It is known for its research in Engineering and Science.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE BANGALORE (IISC)
Indian Institute of Science is the top ranked research institution in India. It was conceived as a ‘Research Institute’ or ‘University of Researche’ by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in the final years of the 19th century and was established in May 1909.
The Institute offers a variety of Master’s degree programs in Engineering, an integrated PhD (post-B.Sc.) program in Sciences, and PhD programs in a wide spectrum of disciplines in science and engineering. In addition, many national research facilities are housed at the Institute. The research laboratories at the Institute are extremely well equipped and the library and computational facilities at the Institute are amongst the best in India.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR (IITKGP)
IIT Kharagpur is the first Indian Institute of Technology established in India. It was established in 1951 in Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. IIT Kharagpur has 19 academic departments, 8 multi-disciplinary centres/schools, 13 schools of excellence and central research facilities. IIT Kgp is perhaps the largest and the most diversified among the IITs.
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Outreach, professional networking and mentoring
With many IITians making Australia their second home after India, there was a need for a formal social gathering of IIT Alumni. IIT Alumni, Victoria was established in October 2010 as a professional organisation by a group of like-minded IITians with the following objectives in mind:
- Establish and enhance IIT brand equity in Australia
- Promote professional networking with business, academia and government
- Promote and assist with the professional development of members
- Proceed with strengthening business, academic and political relationships between Australia and India
- Develop and promote the welfare of its members
- Promote social interaction between members
Since inception, IITAV has been organizing social, cultural and professional events that benefitted the IITians associated with them directly or indirectly through partnering communities. The University of Melbourne is a gold corporate member of IITAV and collaborates with them to pass on the social and professional networking benefits to its Indian students. Indian students from Unimelb are offered associate membership at a very discounted price and are encouraged to join IITAV.
Some of the recent events include:
Diwali Celebration – 2019
Workshop on Career planning and Advancement strategies (by Prof Arun Kumar) for the benefit of students and recent graduates
Career development guide
A talk on the renewable resources at CSIRO
IITAV networking event: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship talk (by Deepak Goel)
Upcoming and Previous Events
2017 IITaV Networking Event
A networking event was organised on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at the University of Melbourne campus where the students currently pursuing their PhD the university under MIPP program had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with IITaV alumni living in Melbourne. This event came out as a stage to learn about their journey of settling down in Australia and to better …Outreach: IITAV
2017 IITaV Dinner with the Alumni
A welcome dinner was hosted by IITaV for the representatives from partnering institution during their visit to Melbourne in January 2017. IITaV president, Mr Ravi Kumar welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction about IITAV. It was a great evening for the visitors to witness the wide variety of contributions IIT alumni are making to Australian economy and also …Outreach: IITAV
IIT/IISc Graduates or I2G is a GSA (Melbourne University) affiliated group of post-grad researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc). I2G was formed in August-2016 to provide the right work-life balance to Indian researchers pursuing PhD. The core objectives of the I2G group are:
- To enhance the academic and professional life of research graduate students of the University of Melbourne from IITs and IISc.
- To enhance social interaction and promote the welfare of fellow graduate students within the group.
- To act as a university-wide representative group of research graduate students from IITs and IISc.
The group was started with 39 members in 2016 and it has grown to 110 including ~25% of associate members. Membership of the I2G group is open to all graduate students of the University of Melbourne who are the alumni of IITs and IISc, and other researchers under the MIPP/MIPA scheme. The group is run by the executive committee elected by the members.
Formation of I2G Association in Aug-2016: I2G members with MIPP/MIPA Staff
2016-17 | (Top row) Himanshu, Aakash, Dileep, Gijo | (Bottom row) Jithin, Mukesh, Sanjay and Chinchu
2017-18 | (from left) Nandakumar, Unni Krishnan, Surabhi, Neeta, Bigi, Krishna, Neesha and Siddhesh
2018-19 | (Top row) Manish, Namrata, Sanchari | (Middle row) Debajit, Shaktivesh, Divya | (Last row) Tushar, Tanmay and Shatabdi
2019-20 | (from left) Amrish, Pramod, Shubhra, Joydeep, Shreshta kumar, Abhishek, Pooja and Arunujunai
The I2G committee, since its inception, has been organizing various social and informative events to promote networking, friendships, fun and personality development. Some of the highlights of the events are the following:
Diwali Celebration & Cultural Night (2019)
Sports-Day at I2G