Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with Curtin University, Australia to offer Dual Doctoral Degree Program (DDDP).

As per the MOU, a doctoral student of IIT-Kharagpur may apply for the DDDP, and will be admitted if he is academically accepted by the Curtin University.

If admitted, the student will be required to stay for one year at Curtin University.  His international travel will be supported by IIT-KGP and local expenses during the stay in Australia will be supported by Curtin University.

Doctoral students from Curtin University will also be eligible for a similar programme at IIT-KGP on a reciprocal basis.

Although the dual degree program includes all areas of work, the institute has decided to concentrate initially on three broad areas, particularly sustainability, future of cities, smart cities, engineering asset management, and mining, earth and energy.

Source: Times of India