IITs signs scholarship agreement with Univer­sity of Melbourne

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Published Nov 15, 2013, 2:37 pm IST
Updated Jan 20, 2016, 3:22 pm IST
Univer­sity of Melbourne signs a multi-million-dollar scholarship program with IITs.
 
Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Ind­ian Institute of Tech­nology, Kanpur, Indian Institute of Science, Ben­g­aluru, and Univer­sity of Melbourne are joining hands for a multimillion-dollar scholarship. 
 
As part of this progr­amme, the Australian go­ve­rnment will provide three million Australian dollars to 16 research sc­h­olars from these institutes for research for the next three years.
Dean of international and alumni relations at IIT-Madras Professor R. Nagarajan said that the institute had embarked on a systematic progra­mme of research collaboration with leading universities across the world. 
 
“We envision a four-stage process, starting with faculty interaction, leading to research sch­olar exchanges and joint supervision of PhDs, cu­l­m­inating over time in joint doctorate program­mes.”
 
Speaking ahead of the launch, vice-chancellor of the University of Mel­b­ourne Professor Clyn Davis said by enabling the stude­nts from India and Aus­tralia to undertake joint research, several global challen­ges and technological needs could be addr­essed.
Location: Tamil Nadu




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