Feb 11, 2010

Regular PhD / MSc (Engineering
  • Qualification
    1. M.E. / M.Tech. / B.E. / B.Tech. in Computer Science and/or Engineering, or related disciplines.
    2. M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science.
    3. B.Sc. or equivalent degree followed by AMIE in any engineering disciplines or Grad. IETE with a formal background in Data Structures and Programming.
    4. B.Sc. or equivalent degree in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science or Electronics followed by MCA.
  • Selection procedure
    Candidates with a qualifying degree opting for M.Sc. (Engineering.) / Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science and Automation will be short-listed for interviews based on their performance in the appropriate qualifying examination:
    1. IISc Entrance Test
    2. GATE Computer Science
    3. CSIR/UGC NET for JRF

    [Note to Ph.D. applicants] Candidates with a qualifying degree who may not have written or do not have a valid score in the qualifying examination will also be considered for the Ph.D. program. Short listing for interview of such candidates is based on their academic performance in the qualifying degree (upto 3rd year in B.E. / B.Tech. or 1st year in M.Sc.) and their performance in 10th and 12th / PUC examinations.

    Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview held at IISc, Bangalore during June and November of every year. Look at the IISc Admissions page for detailed eligibility criteria for admission into other departments.

  • Research interviews
    The interview will consist of two parts. The first part will be a written test conducted on the day of the interview. The second part will be an oral interview. Candidates can choose up to two areas of interest in which the oral interview will be conducted. He/she will be first tested in the basic areas of chosen topic(s) of interest, conditionally followed by more advanced questions pertaining to specific areas of research chosen by the candidate. Candidates are expected to be acquainted with the research areas of the department.
    Once selected, a candidate will be allowed to choose a faculty member working in one of the chosen areas (in the specified priority order) as his/her research supervisor. It is advisable for prospective students to have a detailed look at the faculty profiles and the research areas of the department.

    Note: Selected students can only choose supervisors working in the areas that they previously indicated during the research interview. Please see this note for additional information.


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