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IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Scholarships - Jun 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open20-Mar-2017
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AwardRs. 372000-Rs. 420000 pa, grant upto A$25850 pa, tuition fee waiver
EligibilityFinal year BTech, MTech, ME, MSc
RegionAll
Scholarship provider contact details

IITB-Monash Research Academy, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, Email: office.iitbmonash@iitbmonash.org, students@iitbmonash.org, industry@iitbmonash.org, research@iitbmonash.org, Phone: +91-22-2576 4740/4744

What is IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Scholarships - Jun 2017?

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Scholarships invites applications for spring semester i.e Jun 2017. It aims 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. The joint venture of IIT Bombay and Monash Research Academy is to create a unique Joint Venture (JV) research academy (“The Academy”) which aims to enhance research collaborations between Australia and India. The last date to apply for the same is 20th of March 2017.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Applicants who are in their final year of your BTech, MTech, ME or MSc.
  • Open to all having a first class postgraduates degree in Engineering or Science from a reputed university or a graduate/postgraduate degree with high GPA from the IIT, NIT or BITS.

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online only with the following steps:

Step 1: You have to fill (EOP) Expression Of Interest.

Step 2:  If your EOP will be selected, you will get an Email regarding this.

Step 3: Now a unique (FAN) Form A Number will be provided to you.

Step 4: Log in to fill the next steps and upload the documents, it is a one-time number, so ensure that you are having all the related document before hand.

FAQs

Q. How do I apply to the IITB-Monash Research Academy? 
A.
To apply to The Academy visit http://www.iitbmonash.org/application-process/ and fill in the online EOI form. More information on the applications process is available on this page. Is there any age limit, especially on upper side? No there is no age limit. Anyone can apply as long as they have an interest in a PhD and the relevant background qualifications.

Q. Is there an English Language pre-requisite for entry into The Academy PhD program? 
A.
Proficiency in English is essential. This is assessed on the basis of your language of instruction, the manner in which you respond to specific questions asked of you in the Form-A and also your responses during your face-to-face interview. Although your GRE/GATE/IELTS/TOEFL scores are not essential, they will be considered as part of the assessment process if available.

Q. Is it necessary for me to have completed GATE for entry into The Academy PhD program? 
A.
Proficiency in English is essential. This is assessed on the basis of your language of instruction, the manner in which you respond to specific questions asked of you in the Form-A and also your responses during your face-to-face interview. Although your GRE/GATE/IELTS/TOEFL scores are not essential, they will be considered as part of the assessment process if available. Your IELTS scores are essential at the time of your Visa application for visiting Australia. So if you do not have IELTS you will need to sit IELTS prior to your study tour to Australia.

Q. Do you have a GPA credit cut-off for gaining entry to the PhD Program? 
A.
Although there is no formal GPA cut off or course pre-requisites, it would be hard to accept you into a PhD program without formal training in areas that relate to the key research themes of The Academy. Available at: http://www.iitbmonash.org/research_themes_7.html. The current focus of The Academy is attracting top student in the fields of Engineering and Technology .The Academy will assess each applicant on its merits and provide extra course work prior to commencing a PhD in areas of need.

Q. Do I need to have completed certain specific courses to gain entry into PhD Program of The Academy? 
A.
Although there is no formal GPA cut off or course pre-requisites, it would be hard to accept you into a PhD program without formal training in areas that relate to the key research themes of The Academy. Available at: http://www.iitbmonash.org/research_themes_7.html. The current focus of The Academy is attracting top student in the fields of Engineering and Technology .The Academy will assess each applicant on its merits and provide extra course work prior to commencing a PhD in areas of need.

Q. When is the best time to apply? 
A.
You can apply if you are in the final year of your BTech, MTech, ME or MSc. Those students that are not completing their Masters or their Bachelors degree until next year should consider applying in next year’s selection round. The program is open to all candidates with a first class Masters degree in Engineering or Science from a reputed university or a Bachelors/Masters degree (with a high GPA) from the IIT’s, NIT’s or BITS. If you are applying in the December intake of a year and will be completing your current course only in May the following year, wait for the June intake.

Q. When will the next intake be if I am not ready to apply now? 
A.
There are 2 intakes per year, in June and December.

Terms and Conditions

If your Expression of Interest (EOI) form will match the criteria then only you will be notified by email and you will receive a unique FAN number. Now upload Form-A online. At this step, you will need to upload your transcripts, publications, certificates, etc and make project selections too. For sign in, use unique Form A Number (FAN) and do not give this FAN to anyone else. At the site, you will need to upload your Form A and all your academic transcripts, publications GATE score sheet, and other supporting documentation. You can sign in to your account only once and upload all of your documents related to the applications process. So, the best option is to ensure first that you have all the documents before applying. If your Form-A is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email and you will receive an interview invitation. The short-list will announced after the Form-A stage is complete. After the interviews, successful candidates will be notified by email.

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