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.
MIPP and MIPA’s engagement with outstanding and enthusiastic graduate researchers (GRs) 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 GRs 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.
- 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. Explore Student Projects
- 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. Explore Student Projects
- 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. Explore Student Projects
- 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. Explore Student Projects
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. Both programs offer Graduate Researchers the opportunity for international collaboration.
An explanation of the differences between MIPP and MIPA is provided in the below graphic (click to enlarge).
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.More Information
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.MORE INFORMATION
The MIPP and MIPA programs currently boast 34 enrolled students and 13 graduates. Meet some of our cohort below, as well as the University of Melbourne staff leading the programs. Also included are profiles for our program Associates – University of Melbourne graduate researchers who have previously studied at our Indian partner institutions.
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 (Non-MIPP/MIPA) who have come from any of the IITs or IIScView here
- Academic Staff
Meet the University of Melbourne MIPP/MIPA Director and Deputy Director as well as the Academic Staff involved in MIPA programsVIEW HERE
Below you will find news about MIPP and MIPA including about the 2019 MIPP(A) Conference held in Melbourne. You’ll also find links to two important student and alumni outreach groups connected to our programs- IITAV and I2G.
News and events
University of Melbourne-Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Workshop
In early 2021 the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) signed a joint PhD agreement with the University of Melbourne, as part of the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA). Under this partnership, IISc and University of Melbourne agreed to support up to 10 joint PhD candidates each year for the next five years. To kick start this collaboration, a Zoom workshop was held …June 25, 2021 News
IISc Bangalore joins the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Academy
The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) has signed a joint PhD agreement with the University of Melbourne, becoming the latest partner in the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA). MIPA is a joint PhD program between the University of Melbourne and elite Indian research universities including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Madras, and Kanpur, and now the IISc. So far, 20 graduate …January 28, 2021 News
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
- IIT Alumni Victoria
Connect with a group of many IITians who have made Australia their second home after India. The group arranges social and networking events for IIT Alumni in Victoria.MORE INFORMATION
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) currently studying at the University of Melbourne.MORE INFORMATION
The IRTG Coordinator team consists of:
- Petra Van Nieuwenhoven
- Clare Flynn
The team works with the Joint PhD program Academic Leads on operational activities, including recruitment and the end to end graduate research lifecycle processes for joint PhD candidates including MIPA. Please direct all your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.