IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Admission 2021, Application form, Dates

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Admission 2021

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Admission 2021 – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and Monash University, Australia jointly invite applications for PhD Admission for the academic session 2021. 

Check more details on IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Admission 2021 here.

About PhD Program at IITB-Monash Research Academy

The IITB-Monash Research Academy is a major Australian-Indian research collaboration between Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University Australia.

The joint IITB-Monash PhD program will be based at the Research Academy co-located at IIT Bombay in Mumbai, India.

The PhD program takes an average of 3.5 years of full-time study to complete (or part-time equivalent). Students will spend a minimum of 3 months but normally 6–12 months of their PhD candidature at Monash University in Australia with their allocated co-supervisor. Students will receive a generous grant to facilitate this experience.

Students will be connected with the IIT Bombay student population and will be eligible for the on-campus student accommodation. In addition to being supervised on their PhD research, students will also be provided with professional development opportunities including research methodology and research leadership training. Students will also have the opportunity to attend major national and international conferences.

PhD Program offered

  • Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Clean Energy
  • Water
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Design

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Program 2021 Important Dates

Application ProcessOnline
Last date for submission of application form07 March 2021

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

First class or equivalent Master’s degree in a range of disciplines

First class Bachelor’s degree and a valid GATE score

Satisfying requirements of academic qualifications and English Language proficiency of Monash University.

Note – Candidates without a valid GATE score or research fellowship can be considered for admission if they have at least two years professional experience.

IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

Steps for admission process are as follows –

Step 1 – Expression of Interest (EOI)

The first step of the admissions process candidates have to fill in an EOI form online. On the basis of which they evaluate background, academic record and research interests.

Step 2 – Form A

If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will be notified via email.

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 Form A as well as copies of all of your academic transcripts, publications GATE score sheet, and other supporting documentation. 

Step 3 – Short-listing for Interview

The Interview short-list will be announced only after the Form-A stage is complete.

You will be notified via email and you will receive an interview invitation if your Form-A is found to be suitable.  

Step 4 – Interviews and Successful Candidates

Successful candidates will be notified by email after the interviews.

Fees Structure and Scholarship

Fees Structure

The Academy student has to pay the fees in IIT Bombay according to their fee structure. Check Fee Structure.


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.

 For more details and to apply online – visit

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