What is a joint PhD programme? How good is the joint-PhD programme at IIT Madras

Created by Kiran A, Modified on Wed, 04 Jan 2023 at 05:17 PM by Kiran A

Joint Ph.D. programmes are doctoral degrees with more than one parent institution, meaning degrees that utlise multiple institutions. Interested students will be glad to know that IITM has several opportunities for joint Ph.D. programs! After enrollment, you can apply to carry out a Joint Ph.D. between IITM and a foreign university. In fact, the options are numerous and remarkable, with IIT Madras having developed Joint Ph.D. programmes with 20 internationally reputed institutions. In the programme, scholars are co-guided by faculty at two partner Universities and will be required to spend a minimum period at the partner University during which period financial support will be provided by the host. The final degree may be awarded as a single certificate or as two certificates that cross-reference. You can find the list of viable universities with which IITM collaborates here!

IIT Madras also offers a Three Institute Joint Degree Programme in Biomedical Devices and Technology with the Chitra Tirunal Institute For Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum and the Christian Medical College, Vellore. The programme is meant to strengthen research by bringing scholars that excel to institutions that excel in Technology, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences.

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