Applications will open in early September for the following year admissions cycle
The program is open to BTech degree undergraduate students from any department at IIT Bombay who are in the first semester of Year 4.
The key objective of the joint master's degree is to conduct research in a project related to aerosol science and engineering that is jointly supervised by a faculty member at IIT Bombay and at WashU. Another key objective is to demonstrate an interest in continuing for a co-advised PhD degree following completion of the joint master's degree.
The program is highly selective. Qualified students will be admitted and will receive a joint master's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and from IIT Bombay. Selected students will receive full financial support for the master's degree after completion of the BTech degree.
Program includes 30 credit hours of advanced-level aerosols engineering and air quality courses and research. Students may also apply for admission into an accelerated PhD program after completing the joint master's degree.
In residence at IIT Bombay: January–June (6 months)
30 credit hours of classes and research (15 credit hours at each institution)
Written thesis and oral defense under the co-supervision of IITB and WashU faculty at the end of the program
Maintenance of satisfactory academic performance, including:
maintaining an overall CPI/GPA of 6.0/3.0 in each semester
reporting on research progress to academic advisers
maintaining satisfactory monthly research progress
Selected students will receive the following financial support:
Full tuition remission at Washington University
US$2,000 per month for seven months while at Washington University (June-December)
Normal IITB teaching assistantship for six months while at IIT Bombay (January-June)
Through the support under this scholarship program, students are expected to meet tuition fee requirements at IIT Bombay, as well as expenses related to travel to St. Louis, health insurance and boarding/lodging while at Washington University in St. Louis.
Statement of purpose
Resume or CV
Letters of recommendation
Top candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee composed of faculty from IITB and Washington University. A written critique of two scientific articles on aerosol science and engineering will also be required of semifinalists.