Selected candidates for the IITH-Deakin University Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) at CIP for the June 2021 Semester has been intimated via email Click here to view the list of selected candidates.

IITH - Deakin University Joint Doctoral Program (JDP)

IITH and Deakin University are offering a joint doctoral program for bright and motivated students to work on frontier areas of science and technology. The candidates admitted to this program with MTech/ME will get their PhD degree from both Deakin and IITH. The candidates who join with BTech/BE will get dual degree (MTech from IITH and PhD from both Deakin and IITH). Candidate(s) chosen for this JDP will spend up to 12 months at Deakin depending upon the research requirements.

About IITH

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the six new Indian Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India in 2008. In a short span of 12 years, the institute built on an imposing 578-acre campus and has been ranked among the top 10 institutes for four consecutive years in the NIRF released by the Ministry of Education, GoI. IITH was also ranked under Top #20 in the recent edition ARIIA on indicators related to ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development’ among students and faculties. IIT Hyderabad has 237 full-time faculty, 3,397 students of whom 20 per cent are women, nearly 200 state-of-the-art laboratories and five research and entrepreneurship centres. The Institute has a strong research focus with more than Rs. 425 crore of sanctioned research funding while PhD scholars account for about 30% of total student strength. IITH students and faculty are at the forefront of innovation with more than 5500 research publications and 160+ patent disclosures, 300 sponsored/ consultancy projects and 50 industry & academic collaborations.

About Deakin University

Established in 1974, Deakin University is one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers and is ranked in the top 1% of world universities (ARWU). It has won numerous awards and teaches over 60,000 students each year offering students world-class programs and endless opportunities. Deakin University offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools, across 4 faculties. With 78,000+ high-achieving online graduates, it is the #1 university careers service in Australia & the #1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction. Deakin University was the first international education provider to set up an office in India in 1994. It is currently the most engaged Australian Provider across education, training, research, capacity building and consultancy initiatives with academia, industry and Government. It has established premier partnerships in India to transform education and research into beneficial community outcomes, to produce world-class graduates and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the communities. To know more, Please visit the website here.

Last Date of Application: 30th April 2021

Duration: Four Years

Candidates with the following:

  • BE/B Tech in the relevant branches of science/engineering with a CGPA of 8.5 (in 10-point scale) or equivalent for the general category (relaxation will be given for other categories as per the GoI norms). The applicants should have a valid GATE score. The GATE score may be waived for students from IITs and NITs.
  • M Des/MSc/M Tech in the relevant branch of design/science/engineering with a CGPA of 8.5 (in 10-point scale) or equivalent for the general category (relaxation will be given for other categories as per the GoI norms).
Financial Assistance
IITH will provide the regular PhD fellowship to the students during their stay at IITH and when the students travel to Deakin, student will receive stipend at the rate of $A28,600 per annum for the duration of their stay. In addition to above, Deakin will provide a full tuition fee waiver for up to 4 years and a top-up stipend of $A150 per month for 3 years while they are at IITH.