The Hindu Business Line: January 28, 2014
Chennai: Deakin University, Australia, has broadened its research link in India through a new partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).
Ten students undertaking higher degrees by research will collaborate on materials, engineering and manufacturing projects under a memorandum of understanding signed by Deakin Vice-Chancellor Jane den Hollander and IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi.
Under the MoU, five students from each institution will be enrolled in the joint PhD supervision programme. All the ten students will be based at IIT Madras.
The Deakin-enrolled students will be eligible for a three-year fee waiver, an opportunity to study in Australia for three to six months and financial assistance with international conference presentations.
Similarly, IITM-enrolled students will receive scholarships and benefits to be determined by the institution, says a joint press release.
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