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 2016 Workshops with CISCO, SABIC, Infosys, Reliance, JSW, CSIRO, ORICA etc
25 Aug 2016 Submit a new project if matching from IITB or Monash required
31 Aug 2016 Finalisation of all projects for current round
02 Sep 2016 HOD/ADRT Stage 1 commences (project approval)
09 Sep 2016 HOD/ADRT Stage 1 concludes (project approval)
13 Sep 2016 Supervisors commence application review process on AFORS
06 Oct 2016 Final date for supervisor application review
24 Oct 2016 HOD/ADRT Stage 2 commences (review shortlisted applications)
28 Nov 2016 Interview commences (ADGR’s or representative present for interview)
30 Nov 2016 Interview conclude
05 Dec 2016 Get Supervisor “ok” for “acceptance” candidates (FORM B Stage-1)
05 Dec 2016 HOD/ADRT Form B Stage-1 approval
20 Dec 2016 Supervisors 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 Materials 1
Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Materials 2
Waste to Wealth 3
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics 4
Cloud Computing 5
Data Science,optimisation,algorithms 6
Geo Science,geotechnical,geomechanics 7
Maths 8
Water,climate change (Carbon Capture and Sequestration) 9
Nanotechnology,nanoscience 10
BioScience,Bio Medical Engineering 11
Transportation and Traffic Engineering and Logistics 12
Sensor and Sensor Networks 13
Signal Processing 14
Semi Conductors 15
Next Generation Infrastructure 16
Smart Manufacturing 17
Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy 18
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 19
Materials Chemistry/Science 20
Bio Chemistry 21
Electro Chemistry 22
Novel Batteries and Fuel Cells 23
Miscellaneous/Uncategprosed 24
Computer Simulation 25
Networks and Telecommunications 26
Optics, Photonics 27
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering 28
Natural Language Processing 29
Robotics,Mechatronics,UAVs 30
Systems Analysis and Control 31
Software Engineering 32
Metallurgy 33
Pharmacology 34
Food Innovation 35
Humanities 36
Modelling and Simulation 37


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 :