India / Partnerships

At The University of Manchester, we're proud to work with India on a wide range of successful research collaborations.


The University of Manchester and IIT Kharagpur have launched a new dual award degree PhD initiative which will cover a variety of discipline areas across the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The programme builds upon the strategic partnership that has been developed between our two institutions over recent years. This partnership has been characterised by impactful research across a number of thematic areas including geochemistry, biomaterials and Industry 4.0, capitalising upon the expertise, facilities and infrastructure of both institutions.

Students enrolled on the newly launched programme can expect to benefit from the world-class academic supervision of two globally renowned universities as they spend two years based at each institution.

Competitive scholarship opportunities will be available for successful applicants to secure a varying degree of support including tuition fee sponsorship and top-up awards for living costs.

Project opportunities for the first cohort of applicants are due to be advertised during April 2021 with studies commencing at IIT Kharagpur from July 2021.