Joint Doctoral Program - University of Alberta

The Office of International Relations is happy to share that our first joint doctoral program in North America is now signed by IITKGP. As part of this partnership, collaborating faculty members from U of Alberta and IITKGP will identify research projects for the joint degree students as part of their doctoral studies. The thesis will be evaluated by each Institute according to its own rules. As per the agreement, the student will be required to spend a period of 6 – 12 months in the host institution during the course of his/her doctoral studies. The student will get a degree certificate from the home institution ONLY; however, the parchment will acknowledge the joint nature of the work.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Coursework and candidacy exam completed
Duration of stay at host Univ.
  • 6 – 12 months
  • Will admit maximum of 2 students every year.
Funding at Host univ.
  • CAD 20,000 per year
  • Amount will be prorated for stays of lesser duration
Coursework requirement at host univ.
Not required
Award of Degree
Single degree certificate from the home institution ONLY acknowledging joint nature of work.

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. Shared Credential Application Form
  12. Shared Credential Initial Approval Form
  13. Current Researcher Connection
  14. Appendix B

JDP Prerequisite form

Request for Joining JDP

NoC from Department

English Language Requirement Waiver

DSC recommendation form

Shared Credential Application Form

Shared Credential Initial Approval Form

Current Researcher Connection