Academic Regulations for MS by Research Programmes

M. S. by Research

This is a research oriented programme. The admitted students are expected to have an advanced CS/ECE background. There is no prescribed coursework for this program. Students should use the first year to make up for the deficiencies in their background, if any, and to gain advanced knowledge into the stream area of their choice.

Breadth/Depth Requirements:

A student should demonstrate the knowledge of the basic courses in at least 4 of the stream areas and must take an advanced course in a minimum of 3 stream areas.

Credit Requirements:

A student should take 48 credits at the institute to be eligible for the MS degree of which atleast 24 credits should be through course work and atleast 24 of which should be MS thesis credits. Credits of courses at level 4000 and above only count towards the degree. Students must register for at least 16 credits for the first three semesters and for at least 4 credits thereafter.

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 given on intranet http://intranet.iiit.ac.in/Information/academic/thesisEvaluation.html.

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:

A student should complete the requirements with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 to receive the MS degree.

Residency Requirements:

  • Full-time students: Minimum of 3 semesters and maximum of 6 semesters.
  • Part-time students: Minimum of 3 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters.

Fees:

Full-time post-graduate fees during the coursework.

 

M. S. by Research as a Dual-Degree Programme

This option is open for the IIIT undergraduate students who opt for it at the end of the third year of undergraduate study. Students are expected to spend an extra year completing the thesis and other requirements to get the Masters degree.

There is no course plan for the semesters. The requirements can be summarized as:

  1. 16 credits worth of extra work, over the normal requirements for the B.Tech. degree, during the first four years. The distribution of this could be 4 credits each of project work during the 5th and 6th semesters, 1 course each extra during the 7th and 8th semesters.
  2. 24-credits worth of MS thesis work with the same guidelines as the MS by Research given above.

Breadth/Depth Requirements:

Same as for M.S. by Research program. The requirements should be completed by the end of the fourth year of study.

Credit Requirements:

16 credits over the B.Tech. credits in the first 4 years. 24 credits of M.S. thesis 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 given on intranet http://intranet.iiit.ac.in/Information/academic/thesisEvaluation.html.

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:

A 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 September, 2020