Australian University Collaboration Supports India’s Bright PhD Scholars

Some of India’s brightest postgraduate students will be given the opportunity to study in Australia as part of a new collaborative doctoral degree program between Curtin University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

The new agreement was signed by Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Director Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri this month.

It builds on Curtin’s existing collaborative PhD agreements with the Indian Institutes of Technology in Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati, Kanpur, and Dhanbad (formerly known as the Indian School of Mines).

Curtin University Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Excellence Professor Garry Allison said he was delighted to be working with some of India’s leading academic and technology institutions.

“These collaborative PhD agreements offer doctoral students the opportunity to study at both Curtin and the respective Indian institution during the course of their research,” Professor Allison said.

“By working with India’s elite Institutes of Technology, Curtin University is developing its international research collaborations and building our relationships with some of India’s brightest postgraduate students.

“These joint doctoral degree programs also strengthen Curtin’s global footprint spanning the Indian Ocean rim with our campuses located in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.”

The collaborative programs are focused in the science and engineering fields of mathematics, biological sciences, mathematics, data and engineering, as well as business and management areas.

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is recognised as a world leader in the field of engineering education and research.

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