La Trobe University, IIT Kanpur to offer joint PhD programme

La Trobe University, IIT Kanpur to offer joint PhD programme
Abhay Anand | Apr 26, 2018 - 4:58 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, APRIL 26: La Trobe University Australia has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to offer joint PhD programme. Students are expected to spend 70% of their candidature in India and 30% in Australia and at the end receive a joint degree awarded by both La Trobe and IIT, Kanpur. La Trobe will be contributing significant funding to students’ bursary as living allowance during their candidature.

Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor & President, La Trobe University said, “Our visit to India this time is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, one among the premier institutions not only in India but also in the world. This collaboration will open up new opportunity for joint PhDs and collaborative research projects in areas including, Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry with applications in drug discovery and delivery, materials science, including polymers and new battery technology. Biological sciences and bioengineering: personalised healthcare and gene editing technology etc.”

La Trobe is also offering Scholarships to the value of 15% to 25% of the Total Tuition Fee for Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate International Students commencing mid 2018. These Scholarships are merit based and will be offered to the Students based on their prior academic performance and would be offered to students on a first come first serve basis.

Reiterating La Trobe’s commitment to India, last year Professor Dewar announced 14 PhD scholarships worth over AUD$500,000 (over 25 million Indian rupees) for students in India to undertake PhD studies with La Trobe’s partner University, JSS University in Mysore. The scholarship will cover the tuition fees and a living allowance of around 25,000 Indian rupees a month for the duration of their studies. Students will also be spending up to six months at the Melbourne campus fully funded by La Trobe during their candidature. At the completion of the program, students will be awarded with a La Trobe doctoral degree.

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