Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-K) has signed an MoU with Curtin University, Australia in an effort to enable students to pursue dual doctoral degree programme (DDDP).
According to the MoU, students who are pursuing doctoral degree at IIT-Kharagpur are also eligible to apply for DDDP only if they meet the academic requirements of both IIT Kharagpur and Curtin University.
If a student is offered admission by Curtin University, he/she is expected to stay for an year at the Curtin University. During their stay, the students will be provided with required financial support from IIT-Kharagpur which also includes international travel and local expenses.
Likewise, doctoral students from Curtin University can take up similar programme at IIT-K as an exchange programme.
Though the programme will be offered in all areas of work, initially the emphasis is given to the following areas: sustainability, future of cities, smart cities, engineering asset management and mining, earth and energy.