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Applications invited for One doctoral candidate position in BITS Pilani-RMIT Australia Joint PhD Programme in Economics/Business

Posted on : 11/04/2024

Applications are invited from prospective PhD students for an Indo-Australian doctoral programme, BITS Pilani-RMIT Melbourne joint Ph.D. programme (Closing date: 17th April 2024 for the July 2024 intake) on the following research topic: 
International Trade in Services, women employment and entrepreneurship: A comparative study of India and Australia
-BITS Pilani Supervisor: Prof. Mini Thomas P (Department of Economics and Finance, Hyderabad Campus)
-RMIT Australia Supervisor: Prof. Ankita Mishra (College of Business and Law, Melbourne Campus)
-Project ID Number:

For more information about this collaborative PhD programme offered by BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, India) and RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia), please visit:

Minimum Educational qualification for prospective PhD candidates:

M.Sc./M.S./M.A. Economics/Business Analytics/MBA International Business (with aggregate marks of 65 percent or equivalent)

Valid UGC NET/GATE Score is desirable.

Students will be awarded doctoral degree by both the universities. Students get to spend one year of their PhD programme in RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, fully funded by RMIT stipend, as well as travel and health cover. Students also get generous fellowship during their doctoral tenure in BITS.

Guidelines for Application Submission:
Interested candidates can submit their applications by adhering to the following steps:
Step 1: Access the link:

Step 2: In “Search Toolbox,” enter the Project ID number: BITSRMIT024B001314

You can also search using key words such as “International Trade”

Step 3: Click “View Project Details” and then click on "Apply".

For more information about this doctoral position or project, please contact:
Application Closing date: 17th April 2024 for the July 2024 intake.

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