The Director, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi and Dean, I&AR, Prof. R. Nagarajan, toured Australia between 23rd and 27th of September and went to four cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. They visited 11 Universities to moot exchange programs for PhD students, research Collaborations and other Joint Ventures. They were hosted in Sydney by our alumnus Ram Krishnaswamy who has created a blog “IITMAA – Sydney Chapter” (Link: http://iitmers-sydney.blogspot.com.au/).
The Academic Senate of IITM recently approved 3 new joint doctorate programs (inaddition to the existing one with NUS, Singapore): University of Passau, Germany; NTHU, Taiwan; and Swinburne University, Melbourne. Several joint-supervision opportunities have been identified for Ph.D. scholars. Also visit www.oir.iitm.ac.in.