Initiating a collaboration


  • is a joint venture between IITB and Monash University
  • is a not-for-profit, Section 8, autonomous, independent entity with its own governance board and advisory council
  • manages a joint PhD program which is overseen by the Cross Institutional Program Committee (CIPC).
  • to conduct high quality research
  • to contribute to economic, business, research and social impacts
  • to train research talent to meet future innovation challenges in India and Australia
  • to engage strongly with industry and to connect industry across continents
  • are jointly enrolled at both IITB and Monash
  • are jointly supervised and receive a jointly badged PhD testamur degree
  • receive scholarship from the program
  • complete coursework at IITB at the start of their program of study
  • spend at least 12 months at Monash
  • will gain access to quality students from leading academic institutions and industry
  • forge collaborative partnerships with academia in a top Australian institution
  • gain valuable access to contacts in Australian Industry

Initiating Collaboration

  • Projects may be suggested/specified by:
  • 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 The Academy is able to assist. Contact CEO of The Academy, Prof Murali Sastry at murali.sastry@iitbmonash.org