This is a five year integrated course. Dual Degree option enables students to acquire two degrees – B Tech (Hons) and MS by Research by successfully defending MS thesis. The normal duration for dual degree programme is five years.
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1.About the Program: This program is about science - but it is not limited to the way science is traditionally practiced. This is also about computer science and IT - but it is not about creating IT professionals. It is about the science that is emerging in the interface of the information revolution and the challenges posed by some of the grave issues and problems in today's world. From newer ways of acquisition and management of multivariate data on complex natural systems to newer ways of deriving knowledge from the data using novel methods of data visualization and computational simulation, the world today needs a different breed of enabled scientists who are ready to navigate this interface. This program is for those who have the inner desire to take on these grand scientific challenges.
2.Brief Objectives of the Program :Training young minds for high-quality education both in computer science and in emerging areas in computational natural sciences and eventually to 'Computational Thinking' empowered research in natural sciences;
4.Details of the program: # courses in CS : Nearly 18 courses with 72 credits;
# courses in CNS : Nearly 18 courses with 73 credits;
A few of the courses involve laboratory training;
Additionally, there are a few courses in engineering and humanities;
Mandatory projects begin usually from the sixth or seventh semester; students are encouraged to take up research projects at even earlier stages.
A few novel features of the curriculum are as follows:
for areas in CS, ECE and humanities: Look for individual centers listed under 'research' in IIIT home page
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5. Future Prospects:
India is undergoing a rapid expansion in both academic and industrial sectors in computational natural sciences. While training in CNS launches a student into a global scientific manpower market, our intention is to reinforce scientific capabilities within the country. Most of the graduating students are expected to be absorbed in the several National universities, research labs or industrial R & D divisions. For the rest, cross-disciplinary capabilities are assured to be high, as witnessed from large scale mobility of science graduates towards corporate sector and other arena in several advanced countries.