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 one of a select group of India’s most prestigious research institutes.
The UoM -IIT Kharagpur program is referred to as DDP (Dual Doctoral Program).The UoM-IIT Kanpur and UoM-IIT Madras program is referred to as JDP (Joint Degree Program).
Students enrolled in MIPA will work on a project jointly developed by supervisors from UoM and one of the partner institutions 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 at each University across the period of their PhD.
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 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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A representation of the timelines for MIPA candidates is provided below (click to enlarge), noting the following:
- 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 unless the relevant dean approves late submission.
- The maximum duration of PhD will be 4 years for students whose Home Institution is UoM, with 3.5 years of scholarship stipend.