Joint Doctoral Program - University of Wollongong

IIT Kharagpur is offering joint programs with University of Wollongong, Australia. The institutions are promoting joint research projects and joint courses of study with two-way mobility of students who will get a Dual Doctoral Degree at the end of their dissertation work. Under the DDP, doctoral students of both the Institutes can pursue a doctoral degree under joint supervision by faculty members from both the Institutes. If admitted to DDP, the student will be required to stay for at least one year at the Host Institute/University while doing research under joint-supervision. The student will receive support for international travel and local expenses.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The application must be made within 12 months of enrolment at IITKGP
  • Student has to complete registration seminar
Duration of stay at host Univ.
Not less than 12 months
Funding at Host univ.
Arranged from University Post graduate Awards(UPA) tenable for 2 years
Coursework requirement at host univ.
Not required unless specified by host mentor
Award of Degree
Two separate degrees cross referencing the partner

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. Joint PhD Agreement Proposal Form

JDP Prerequisite form

Request for Joining JDP

NoC from Department

English Language Requirement Waiver

DSC recommendation form

UOW Joint PhD Agreement Proposal Form