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About the Dual Doctoral Degree Program

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 a 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 partner

institution (either @ IIT-Roorkee or IIT-Kanpur) for 3 semesters.

Thesis committee will comprise of Doctoral Degree Advisory Committee with Chairman from

AIT, Co-Chairman from IIT and two more members from either of the institutions. Student will

do the 12 credits of course work in the first semester and defend the thesis proposal by the end

of second semester. Research work on the thesis will start subsequently.

Benefits There is very high demand of PhDs 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 The Procedure

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 for AIT

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 dissertation research

proposal (5-10 pages) including the required

research facilities, if necessary.

Two recommendation letters

In the news: AIT and IIT Kanpur, India launch Dual Doctoral Degree Program with glimpses of more collaborations Bangkok, March 17, 2022 – The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) jointly launched the Dual Doctoral Degree Program via a virtual ceremony. Following a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed just last year, four students have already enrolled into the program and joined the launch. read more…

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF

TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE

is among the foremost of institutes of

national importance in higher technological

education and in engineering, basic and

applied research.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF

TECHNOLOGY KANPUR

was established in 1959, is one of the

premier institutions established by the

Government of India

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•	Master degree GPA          of 3.25 or equivalent •	AITEE / IELTS 6.0 AIT REQUIREMENTS
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About the Dual Doctoral

Degree Program

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 a 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 partner institution (either

@ IIT-Roorkee or IIT-Kanpur) for 3

semesters.

Thesis committee will comprise of

Doctoral Degree Advisory Committee

with Chairman from AIT, Co-Chairman

from IIT and two more members from

either of the institutions. Student will

do the 12 credits of course work in the

first semester and defend the thesis

proposal by the end of second

semester. Research work on the thesis

will start subsequently.

Benefits There is very high demand of PhDs 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 The Procedure

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 for AIT

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 dissertation

research proposal (5-10 pages)

including the required research

facilities, if necessary.

Two recommendation letters

PARTNER INSTITUTES

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ROORKEE

is among the foremost of institutes of national

importance in higher technological education

and in engineering, basic and applied research.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

KANPUR

was established in 1959, is one of the premier

institutions established by the Government of

India

In the news: AIT and IIT Kanpur, India launch Dual Doctoral Degree Program with glimpses of more collaborations Bangkok, March 17, 2022 – The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) jointly launched the Dual Doctoral Degree Program via a virtual ceremony. Following a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed just last year, four students have already enrolled into the program and joined the launch. read more…