Master of Science by Research as a Dual-Degree Programme in CSE / ECE

The students of the dual-degree programme receive an MS by Research degree in the respective discipline along with a B.Tech degree. These students follow the respective B.Tech programme for the first four years with the following modifications:

Breadth/Depth Requirements

  1. They join an honours stream of their choice at the end of 4 semesters and follow all requirements of the honours programme.

  2. They must complete 16 credits over the total minimum credit requirements for B.Tech (typically during the first four years). The distribution of this could be:

    For CSE

    1. Must successfully complete the FOUR 4 credit projects (Honours) in semesters V to VIII and obtain a GPA greater than 8 in these 4 projects.
    2. Must successfully complete two 4 credit research stream courses in semesters VI and VII.
    3. Must successfully complete at least three electives in the chosen honours stream (These courses will count towards Bouquet courses and CS/Free Electives also).

    For ECE

    1. Must successfully complete the FOUR 4 credit projects (Honours) in semesters V to VIII and obtain a GPA greater than 8 in these 4 projects.
    2. Must successfully complete the level 2 courses from one stream and successfully complete two 4 credit research stream courses in semesters VI and VII.
  3. 24 credits worth of MS thesis work with the same guidelines as the MS by Research given above.

Credit Requirements

16 credits over the total minimum credit requirements for B.Tech (typically in the first 4 years). 24 credits of M.S. thesis (typically in the fifth year).

MS Thesis

Once the student completes his/her Thesis work, he/she has to submit the Graduation Request Form (GRF) in the academic office as per the guidelines.

The MS thesis has to be defended to a committee of typically consists of 3 faculty members including the advisor, a faculty member nominated by PG Chair and a nominee of the Dean (R&D).

Academic Performance

The student should complete the requirements with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 for the 5 years to receive the MS degree.

Residency Requirements

Minimum of 10 semesters, maximum of 12 semesters. The BTech degree has the date when s/he completes 8 semesters of study and fulfils all the requirements of B.Tech (except for honours projects credits in lieu of B.Tech project credits) at the institute. The B.Tech degree is given together with the MS degree after completing all requirements for the MS programme.

Converting to the single-degree programme

Students admitted to the dual-degree programme from the start cannot convert to a B.Tech only programme.

Student status

The student of this programme is considered to be an undergraduate student for the first 4 years and a post-graduate student subsequently ordinarily. A student with more than 8 credits of backlog after the end of 4 years will be considered an undergraduate student.

Fees:

Undergraduate fees apply when the student has a UG student status and thesis student’s fees will apply thereafter.

Page last updated on 28th August, 2015