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IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Scholarships Dec 2015

Deadline: 13-Sep-2015

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The IITB-Monash Research Academy will be a unique global research partnership that delivers innovative solutions through collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects in thematic areas of strategic importance to industry and to Australian and Indian society.


Outcomes: To provide significant and innovative research outcomes for business and government and create a bank of innovative technology through the output of multi-disciplinary research.

Talent: To carry out research in areas of critical interest to global enterprises, especially those located in Australia and India, through the creation of research teams containing high calibre research staff and high quality doctoral students.

Impact: To become the leading provider of contract research services and collaborative research in the Asia-Pacific region and on the global stage through the establishment of a cogent research program that is supported by high quality infrastructure.




  • First class or equivalent Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology; or
  • First class Master’s degree in Science; or
  • First class Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Science and a valid GATE score

NOTE: Candidates without a valid GATE score or research fellowship can be considered for admission if they have a minimum of two years professional experience. Competition for places is high and a competitive selection process is applied to all applicants.

How to apply?

Applications for the December 2015 Intake are now open. The last date for submission of EOI forms is 13 September 2015.
If you wish to send an "Expression of Interest", fill the EOI form online.

For further queries, please send us an email at

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. 

The EOI stage for the December 2015 intake is now in progress. 

Please click here to fill in the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form which will enable us to adequately evaluate your background, academic record and research interests.If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will receive an email indicating you are able to proceed to Step 2 of the application stage. 
If your EOI Form is found to be suitable, you 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 complete.

Step 2: Form A

If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive a unique FAN number. 
You need the FAN number to upload your Form-A online. At this stage you will need to upload your transcripts, publications, certificates, etc and make project selections too. 
Upon completion of your Form A, please upload it to this site. For logging in to the Form A site, use your unique Form A Number (FAN). Do not give this FAN to anyone else. It is for your use only. Moreover, you can use your FAN only once. At the site, you will need to upload your Form A as well as copies of all of your academic transcripts, publications GATE score sheet, and other supporting documentation. Remember again that you will only have one opportunity to use your FAN to login to the site to upload all of your documentation related to the applications-process. 
So it will be most optimal if you collect all documentation relating to your application before visiting the site.


Step 3: Short-listing for Interview

If your Form-A is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive an interview invitation.
The Interview short-list will be announced only after the Form-A stage is complete.

Step 4: Click here to view the quiz questions we asked in December 2011. This is provided for a sample only.

Step 5: Interviews and Successful Candidates

After the interviews, successful candidates will be notified by email. 


More Information

Payment of fees by PG Students for the Spring Semester 2015-2016


1. Fees:

Currently for spring semester the students pay fee of Rs 49,076 + Rs.16,000 for hostel, mess and transportation within IITB.

2. Scholarship

Students in the joint IITB-Monash PhD program will benefit from the following funding arrangements:

  • Rs 372,000 per annum scholarship for the first two years
  • Rs 420,000 per annum after first two years
  • 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.


NOTE:The above represents a typical scholarship. The actual scholarship that will be provided to a specific student will depend on their qualifications, grades and performance.

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