UQIDAR is governed by a Joint Venture Board (JVB). Several committees sit under the JVB and are tasked with responsibilities, including strategic oversight, operational management, quality assurance, duty of care of students, and compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act, and relevant Australian and Indian government policy, including research ethics.

  • Joint Venture Board (JVB)

    The Joint Venture Board is an advisory body established to provide strategic governance and oversight of UQIDAR. The Honorary Board of Directors consists of an equal number of representatives from both UQ and IITD.

  • Academy Strategic Research Advisory Council (ASRAC)

    The ASRAC consists of eminent researchers, academics, and industry and government leaders, who provide advice to the JVB on research priorities and strategies.

    ASRAC members

  • Academy Management and Program Committee (AMPC)

     The AMPC reports to the JVB. Its functions include approving project budgets, selecting projects, conducting internal promotion within the institutions, promoting partnership development and overseeing operations. The AMPC ensures joint PhD guidelines are maintained, considers student selections and approves admissions at each institution. The AMPC receives, considers and takes appropriate actions on reports from the following sub-committees:
    • Academy Joint Interview Panel (AJIP)
    • Academy Candidature Oversight Sub-Committee (ACOS)
    • Academy Student Milestone Committee (ASMC)
  • Executive

    The Professor-In-Charge of the Academy at IITD (PICA) is the head of the project that sets up and operates UQIDAR operationally and is the Head of Department at IITD.