top of page

IIT - Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, conduct original research of the highest standard, and provide leadership in technological innovation.

Vision :
"To create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering, and allied disciplines that will best serve the society."

Mission :
"To pursue excellence in education, research and innovation by

  • Enabling a creative and dynamic learning environment

  • Developing Sustainable research solutions for the benefit of the nation.

  • Building bridges between academia, industry, and society.

  • Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and skill.

  • Nurturing values and ethics in thought, expression and dead."

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

Course Structure

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. In this case, the student will get one degree from AIT and another from IIT Kanpur or IIT Roorkee as per the admission.

Students will stay at Home Institution for 4 semesters (2 years) and continue the doctoral program at the partner institution 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 of PhDs in India as it has become mandatory to have PhD for teaching profession in Universities

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

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

  • Students upon fulfilling the requirements of each institutions 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 the form

  • Students interested in getting admitted into the DDDP shall first be selected into the Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 & Fee Structure

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 3.50 or equivalent, at the Master's degree level.

English Proficiency Requirement

  • AITE 6.0 | IELTS 6.0 or AIT English test score of 5.0 & 5.5 (conditional admission) or TOEFL Paper: 550 ( writing 59-61 )     TOEFL CBT: 213 (writing 25-26) TOEFL IBT: 80 (writing 21-23)


Research Proposal

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

  • Two Recommendation Letters


  Prof. Yogesh M Joshi  

Dean of International Relations
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh, India
Tel. : +91 512 259 6067

  Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi  

Director, Special Degree Programs (SDP)
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4 Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 2 524 6392

bottom of page