Most of the IIT Undergraduates left for high-paying jobs or management education after their degree and the remaining went for PhD in overseas universities.
Hence, IIT's are working on this to bring out the change. IIT Madras had found its own unique way to come over this issue. Two people named Ramamurthy and Nagarjan had visited 20 American universities, which were not picked at random. IIT Madras had its alumni as a senior faculty who could be used to execute the relationships.
Though IIT Madras had number of collaborations between the faculty in many universities, Ramamurthy wanted to take the collaboration to a deeper level terminating in a joint PhD programme in the future. IIT Madras also had a programme with National University of Singapore which did not really result too good because only one student had used it in six years.
Meantime, the Machigan State University was very much interested to get a joint PhD Programme as soon as possible in this year. Including this other two institutes, Purdue University and the University of Maryland were also eager to get into a deeper relationships principal in a joint PhD Programme.
IIT Madras is further expecting more US Universities to join this list soon which should expand to include universities from other countries.