The MS programme in Computer Science and Engineering imparts the knowledge, skills and attitude to contribute to world class research in the area of computer science. MS students are expected to publish their work in leading international journals and conferences pertaining to their area of research. Research programmes leading to M.S/Ph.D. degrees are the main thrust in the institute. These programmes attract students from all corners of the country, in addition to some international students.
The research programmes have a limited amount of course work, essentially to prepare the student to carry out research, and to develop adequate breadth in the subject area. The main emphasis is on the research work leading to a thesis. This involves delving in depth into a research topic and includes grasping, evaluating and refining ideas, mathematical rigor, problem formulation, literature survey, implementation (programming) and performance evaluation. Typically students decide on their research area and faculty advisor within the first year while doing course work. Thereafter, the steps involved are: finishing course work (to build research background and breadth) and thesis defense.
Flexible (Minimum: 3 semesters minimum; Maximum: 6 semesters for regular and 8 semesters for part-time). Typical duration varies between 2-3 years.
All who have completed (or going to complete) BE/B.Tech. in Engg (any branch including CS/ECE EE/Civil/Inst./Biotech.) or B.Arch. or Master's degree in Science/Maths/IT/ICT/Computer Science or MCA.
Breadth/Depth Requirements: A student should demonstrate the knowledge of the basic courses in at least 4 stream areas and must take an advanced course in a minimum of 3 stream areas. Typically, a student takes 3 elective courses in each of the first two semesters, and thereafter is expected to focus on thesis work.
Sample elective courses typically offered in the institute include: