Joint Doctoral Program - Curtin University

The program is open to first-year doctoral students of the Home Institution. The student needs to spend at least 1 year in the partner Institution doing research under joint-supervision. The thesis is evaluated by each Institute according to its own rules and the joint nature of the work is acknowledged in the two-degree certificates. Funding on both sides is available. Additional information may be sought from Prof. Bhargab Maitra, faculty coordinator of Curtin DDP.

Eligibility Criteria
The application must be made within 12 months of enrolment at IITKGP
Duration of stay at host Univ.
Not less than 12 months
Funding at Host univ.
Local stipend from institutional scholarship from the host through competitive application
Coursework requirement at host univ.
Not required
Award of Degree
Two separate degrees bearing one seal with cross-referencing of the partner Institute on the degree.

Stage 1: Exploration

  • Check eligibility criteria
  • Identify supervisor and project in host university
  • Get consent from Host University
  • Start Application in second semester

Stage 2: Application

  • Application form
  • Evaluation and Shortlisting at IITKGP
  • Short-listed candidate’s application sent to Host University
  • Host University evaluates and makes provisional offer

Stage 3: Admission

  • Complete 2nd Semester
  • Complete Comprehensive exam
  • Host University extends final offer
  • Student admitted to JDP at IITKGP after final scrutiny and approval
  • Other specific IITKGP-Partner JDP rules apply

  1. Cover letter giving all details of the intended application. Along with student’s details. This is to be signed by Faculty Mentor and Head/Concerned Dean.
  2. Filled up Prerequisite Form
  3. NoC from Faculty Mentor and Head/Concerned Dean
  4. Letter to Faculty mentor Requesting permission to join the JDP, giving details of your intended research and activities. This letter will have to be signed by the applicant
  5. Letter of Support from Faculty Mentor, routed through HoD/Concerned Dean
  6. Letter of Support/or email and acceptance of Host Mentor expressing willingness to mentor the student
  7. Student transcripts (downloaded from ERP and hard copy prints)
  8. Letter from Fac. Mentor at IITKGP stating that all medium of instruction and examination is conducted in English. Therefore the English language requirement may be waived.
  9. Filled up DSC recommendation form
  10. Completion of Registration Seminar for specific cases
  11. Curriculum Vitae
  12. Transcripts
  13. Schedule Appendix-1

JDP Prerequisite form

Request for Joining JDP

NoC from Department

English Language Requirement Waiver

DSC recommendation form

Call for Applications

Project Proposals

Note: Please confirm with faculty members if they are willing to float the project and are accepting students.