Becoming a Research Supervisor


Intake/Program Information for interested faculty at IITB and Monash University

Program Information

Please download the attached information flyer that provides a high level overview of the program

General Intake Information

The Academy runs 2 intakes per year, Feb-May and July- November. The following is some highlights of the year:

  • Collaboration either initiated by project specifier or initiated by The Academy office
  • Students (mostly from India) recruited twice a year in 2 intakes: May and Nov
  • Project Specification in Feb-Mar (for May) and Jul-Aug (for November)
  • Projects initiate the collaboration and must be specified before students commence
  • Projects need at least one supervisor from Monash and from IITB
  • Projects specify proposal, brief research aim, and capabilities required of potential student
  • Students apply to projects
  • Supervisors select students for their projects after an online application filtering and interviewing process
  • Supervisors who know who they wish to collaborate with can write or call direct. If not
  • A diagram of the intake process is presented here


Main Dates for Current Intake:

The main dates of the current intake for supervisors and HODs/ADGRs are as follows:

25 Jul 2016
Call for new project
15 – 29 Aug 2016Workshops with CISCO, SABIC, Infosys, Reliance, JSW, CSIRO, ORICA etc
25 Aug 2016Submit a new project if matching from IITB or Monash required
31 Aug 2016Finalisation of all projects for current round
02 Sep 2016HOD/ADRT Stage 1 commences (project approval)
09 Sep 2016HOD/ADRT Stage 1 concludes (project approval)
13 Sep 2016Supervisors commence application review process on AFORS
06 Oct 2016Final date for supervisor application review
24 Oct 2016HOD/ADRT Stage 2 commences (review shortlisted applications)
28 Nov 2016Interview commences (ADGR’s or representative present for interview)
30 Nov 2016Interview conclude
05 Dec 2016Get Supervisor “ok” for “acceptance” candidates (FORM B Stage-1)
05 Dec 2016HOD/ADRT Form B Stage-1 approval
20 Dec 2016Supervisors Form B Stage 2 approval (RPC, Supervisor % allocation etc )

How to put up a project?

A researcher from either IITB or Monash can collaborate in a number of ways. If you have a research idea but no collaborator then The Academy office can help connect you with appropriate researchers in either institution. Alternately, if you do not have a research idea as yet then simply send through your research interests and The Academy can help facilitate a match at either institution.

Also once you have a project:

  • advertise the projects on your websites
  • get your collaborators to advertise it on their websites
  • have a Video Conference workshop with collaborators from IITB to get a greater sense of expectations and common interests
  • float more projects
  • eventually get a delegation to visit so as to intensify collaborations


Project Proposal Template

Please use the attached project template to specify your research problem. The key aspects of the template include:

  • Project topic and outline
  • Capability statements required of students.
  • Selection of keywords and clusters that best describes the project (see below)
  • Proposed budget for the project to be submitted for approval

Project template

Research Clusters

The Academy has created some clusters to better describe submitted research projects. This will aid in a more streamlined student recruitment process and other benefits for categorising the research that is undertaken at The Academy.

  • Material Science/Engineering (including Nano, Metallurgy)
  • Energy, Green Chem, Chemistry, Catalysis, Reaction Eng
  • Math, CFD, Modelling, Manufacturing
  • CSE, IT, Optimisation, Data, Sensors, Systems, Signal Processing, Control
  • Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering (Geo, Water, Climate)
  • Bio, Stem Cells, Bio Chem, Pharma, Food
  • Semi-Conductors, Optics, Photonics, Networks, Telecomm, Power Eng
  • Design, HSS


Research Keywords

The Academy has developed a set of keywords that correspond with its research clusters. Applying keywords to projects provide further detail of the research being conducted at The Academy.

Novel Functional Materials
Novel Functional Materials1
Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Materials2
Waste to Wealth3
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics4
Cloud Computing5
Data Science,optimisation,algorithms6
Geo Science,geotechnical,geomechanics7
Water,climate change (Carbon Capture and Sequestration)9
BioScience,Bio Medical Engineering11
Transportation and Traffic Engineering and Logistics12
Sensor and Sensor Networks13
Signal Processing14
Semi Conductors15
Next Generation Infrastructure16
Smart Manufacturing17
Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy18
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry19
Materials Chemistry/Science20
Bio Chemistry21
Electro Chemistry22
Novel Batteries and Fuel Cells23
Computer Simulation25
Networks and Telecommunications26
Optics, Photonics27
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering28
Natural Language Processing29
Systems Analysis and Control31
Software Engineering32
Food Innovation35
Modelling and Simulation37


More Information

Prof Murali Sastry, CEO IITB-Monash : murali.sastry@
Ms Beena Pillai, Academy Admissions Manager : beena.pillai@
Mr Adrian Gertler, Associate Director India Alliance :