Student Types

Candidates enrolled in the UQIDAR joint PhD program will be located at either the IIT Delhi or UQ campus. Candidates may also be approved to undertake an industry-linked project.

There will be two types of students: i-students and a-students.

  • i-students will spend their first year of study at IITD before completing one year (or more) at UQ. They would then complete the remainder of their studies at IITD.
  • a-students will spend their first year of study at UQ before completing one year (or more) at IITD. They would then complete the remainder of their studies at UQ.

For i-students, IITD will be denoted as the base institution and UQ will be referred to as away institution. For a-students, UQ will be denoted as the base and IITD will be referred to as away.

All students (i-students and a-students), will receive a joint degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from UQ and IITD, which will signify that the holder of the degree has completed a program of postgraduate research training and has met degree requirements of both institutions.

The candidate will be enrolled simultaneously at UQ and IITD for the duration of the program and will be considered a student at both institutions. Candidates will be required to carry out some coursework and then a program of research supported by a supervisory team composed of supervisors from both institutions. Milestone requirements, to be met at regular intervals, will be used to ensure the candidate’s progress in the PhD program.

The Joint PhD Program will include the option for students to be industry-embedded joint PhD students who will work on an industry based project and will be located with the industry partner for part of the program.

All candidature management workflows will occur through the UQ Student Portal, which will be available for these joint PhD candidates, UQ supervisors and IITD supervisors of these candidates.