IITH-SUT Joint Doctoral Program

About IITH

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad was established in 2008, as one of the 23 IITs, the premier institutions in India. In the recent National rankings (NIRF-2023), IITH is placed at 3rd in Innovation and 8th among Engineering institutes in the country. IITH has unique capabilities in the fields of AI/ML, Future communications, Autonomous navigation & smart mobility, Healthcare, Semiconductors & Devices, Advanced Materials, Climate change & Sustainability, Additive manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Sensors. With about 300+ full-time faculty, ~4,200 students, 18 Departments, IITH is the largest among the 2nd and 3rd Gen IITs. The institute has a strong research focus with 2,200+ sponsored/consultancy projects of ~110 M USD of sanctioned research funding, with PG + PhD students accounting for about 60% of total student strength. IITH has more than 9000+ research publications with 1,35,000+ Citations, 190+ Patents, and about 130+ startups that have generated a revenue of ~140 M USD. With the motto of "Inventing and Innovating in Technology for Humanity (IITH)" we are striving forward to be one of the best in academics, research and technology development.

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About SUT

Swinburne University of Technology is a world-class university creating social and economic impacts through science, technology and innovation. Founded in 1908 by the Honourable George and Ethel Swinburne as the ‘Eastern Suburbs Technical College’, Swinburne has continued to evolve, gaining university status in 1992. Swinburne has three campuses located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne — at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna — offering tertiary education for higher education as well as Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). We also have a fourth campus in Sarawak, Malaysia. The National Institute of Circus Arts is located in Prahran, Melbourne and we also offer a range of qualifications online through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia. In 2019, we unveiled new locations in Sydney and Vietnam, each offering a small suite of sought-after Swinburne courses, and also opened an office in Nanjing, China — further connecting us to some of the fast-growing regions in the world. As a dual-sector university, Swinburne offers higher education and Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). We offer courses in a broad range of disciplines and our close ties with industry provide students with opportunities for valuable workplace experiences during their studies. Swinburne researchers have a reputation for high-quality research with particular strengths in astronomy, physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, design and innovation, health sciences, neurosciences and mental health. Underpinned by leading digital technology platforms, Swinburne researchers are collaborating with industry through embedded partnerships to drive innovation and create impact. Since 2015, Swinburne has risen more than 200 places in the QS rankings and the current result confirms Swinburne’s place in the top 1% of universities globally in both the QS rankings and the latest ARWU rankings. In 2022, Swinburne was ranked as the 50th top university in the world under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.

IITH-SUT Joint Doctoral Program (JDP)

IITH and SUT are offering a joint doctoral program for bright and motivated students to work on frontier areas of science and technology. The students admitted in the JDP will have an opportunity to spent up to 12 months at SUT supported by scholarship from SUT & IITH.

Fellowship Duration : 4 years


1.MDes/MSc/MTech in the relevant branch of design/science/engineering with a CGPA of 8.5 (in 10-point scale) or equivalent for the general category (relaxation will be given for other categories as per the Govt. of India norms)

Number of intakes 5

Departments Offering

Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Climate Change, Computer Science and Engineering, Design, Electrical Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Management, Heritage Science & Technology, Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Liberal Arts

Financial Assistance

The students admitted in the JDP will receive a fellowship as per the Ministry of Education norms while at IIT Hyderabad. While at SUT, students will receive a stipend up to 9 months identical to the Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Awards (SUPRAs), and IITH will provide additional 3-months stipend to make up their onshore period for a year.

Application Procedure

  1. Download the application form from under admissions tab
  2. Complete the application form in all respects.
  3. Forward the completed form along with all documents and testimonials to: with a subject line “IITH-SUT JDP Application Form - 2024” on or before 27th MAY, 2024/ 17:00 IST

Last date of Application: 27th MAY, 2024/ 17:00 IST