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The Dual Doctoral Degree Program (DDDP) aims to develop academic and student exchange between two institutions whereby students who successfully complete the DDDP will be awarded two separate doctoral degrees for the one thesis with the certificates from each Institution clearly indicating the joint nature of the degrees.

Students will stay in AIT for 4 semesters (2 years) and continue the doctoral program at a partner institution (either @ IIT-Roorkee or IIT-Kanpur) for 3 semesters.

The thesis committee will comprise the Doctoral Degree Advisory Committee with Chairman from AIT, Co-Chairman from IIT, and two more members from either of the institutions. The student will do the 12 credits of course work in the first semester and defend the thesis proposal by the end of the second semester. Research work on the thesis will start subsequently.

  • There is a very high demand for PhDs in India as it has become mandatory to have a PhD for the teaching profession in Universities

  • Students will pay a reduced fee as they will spend minimum 3 semesters in a partner institution, during this time their 3 semesters fee will be waived off by the host as well as partner institutions

  • The credits of courses and the thesis will be recognized by each partner on a reciprocal basis

  • Students upon fulfilling the requirements of each institution will be awarded the Doctoral Degree from the host institution and an additional degree from the partner institution mentioning that the doctoral degree was done jointly in both the institutions

  • Students will receive stipend/accommodation/health coverage from participating institutions based on MoA


  • Fill up Pre-Admission Online Form

  • Students interested in getting admitted into the DDDP shall first be selected into the PhD

  • program at either Institution as per the selection procedures of the respective Institution. This

  • Institution shall be called the Home Institution.

  • The collaborating departments from both the Institutions shall then select potential DDDP

  • Scholars from among the students thus selected into the individual PhD program at either

  • Institution.

  • The admission to the DDDP shall be subjected to the normal application and selection

  • criteria and other entrance requirements for entry into the PhD program at the Partner

  • Institution.

  • The procedure shall normally be carried out within six to twelve months of the student

  • initially enrolling in the PhD program, through video conference and/or by any means

  • including exchange of data pertaining to the students, reference letters, and so on.

  • Students finally selected into the DDDP shall be enrolled on a full- time basis at both Institutions.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have strong academic records (both undergraduate and graduate) and normally hold a four-year bachelor's degree, and a Master's degree, preferably with a combination of course and thesis work, from an institution of good standing, acceptable to AIT. The minimum cGPA requirement for admission to the doctoral program is 3.25 or equivalent, at the Master's degree level.

  • English Proficiency Requirement: AIT-EET:6 or IELTS-Academic:6 (writing 6) or TOEFL Paper: 550 (writing 59-61) or TOEFL CBT: 213 (writing 25-26): TOEFL IBT: 80 (writing 21-23);

  • Submit a brief outline of the dissertation research proposal (5-10 pages) including the required research facilities, if necessary.

  • Two recommendation letters

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