IITB-Monash Research Academy Scholarship

The IITB-Monash Research Academy is a partnership of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University of Melbourne Australia. For the purpose of promoting engineering research the institute offers IITB-Monash Research Academy Scholarship towards enrollment in Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme.

Students in the joint IITB-Monash PhD program will benefit from the following funding arrangements:
  1. Rs 372,000 per annum scholarship for the first two years
  2. Rs 420,000 per annum after first two years
  3. A grant of up to A$25,850 per annum in Australia
A minimum of one year in Australia working with your Monash University co-supervisor (some projects may require you to be in Australia for a longer period of time or undertake more than one trip) waiver of international student tuition fees at Monash University.

IITB Monash Research Academy Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have completed their master's degree in science with a first class.
Those candidates who have done their graduation in engineering or basic sciences and have scored a high GPA are also eligible to apply. Intake into the program occurs in June and December.

Qualification through the following with a good score is a plus, though it is not a prerequisite: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Common Admission Test (CAT) or similar exam.

Proficiency in the English language is essential. This is assessed based on how you answer certain questions in Form A, your language of instruction and your responses in the interview. A GATE, GRE, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is not required, but if you have one, include it. IELTS scores are needed for Australia's visa application process.

There is no age limit for the scholarship.

IITB Monash Research Academy Scholarship Application Process

Step 1: EOI
The first step of the admissions process is the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage. In this stage, candidates fill in an EOI form Online. If you wish to send an “Expression of Interest”, fill the EOI form online.
  • Go to official website www.iitbmonash.org
Click on the Expression of Interest (EOI) form to enable the institute to adequately evaluate the candidate's background, academic record and research interests. If the EOI form is found to be suitable, the candidates will receive an email indicating that they are able to proceed to Step 2 of the application stage.

If the EOI Form is found to be suitable, candidates will need to download and complete the full application form, Form A. Candidates who are successful in this EOI stage will be invited to go Step-2 once the EOI stage is completed. Contained in this invitation email will be a unique Form A Number (FAN). This email will be sent only after the EOI stage is completed

Step 2: Form A
If the EOI form is found to be suitable, candidates will be notified via email and will receive a unique FAN number. They need the FAN number to upload the Form-A online. At this stage candidates are required to upload their transcripts, publications, certificates, etc and make project selections too. For logging in to the Form A site, use the unique Form A Number (FAN). Do not give this FAN to anyone else. It is for the candidate's use only. Moreover, one can use the FAN only once. At the site, candidates are required to upload the Form A as well as copies of all of their academic transcripts, publications GATE score sheet, and other supporting documentation. Remember again that one will only have one opportunity to use the FAN to login to the site to upload all of the documentation related to the applications-process.

So it will be most optimal if the candidates can collect all documentation relating to your application before visiting the site.

Research Clusters
The Academy has created some clusters to better describe submitted research projects. This will aid in a more streamlined student recruitment process and other benefits for categorising the research that is undertaken at The Academy.
  1. Material Science/Engineering (including Nano, Metallurgy)
  2. Energy, Green Chem, Chemistry, Catalysis, Reaction Eng
  3. Math, CFD, Modelling, Manufacturing
  4. CSE, IT, Optimisation, Data, Sensors, Systems, Signal Processing, Control
  5. Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering (Geo, Water, Climate)
  6. Bio, Stem Cells, Bio Chem, Pharma, Food
  7. Semi-Conductors, Optics, Photonics, Networks, Telecomm, Power Eng
  8. Design, HSS, Management
Step 3: Short-listing for Interview
If the Form-A is found to be suitable, candidates will be notified via email and they will receive an interview invitation. The Interview short-list will be announced only after the Form-A stage is complete.

Step 4: Interviews and Successful Candidates
After the interviews, the successful candidates will be notified by email.

IITB Monash Research Academy Scholarship Contact Details

IITB-Monash Research Academy
Old CSE Building, 2nd Floor
IIT Bombay
Mumbai 400076
Website: www.iitbmonash.org

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