M.Tech in Computational Linguistics

About the Program

MTech (CL) is a course-work intensive two year program in which students of computer science background get opportunity to learn how to apply computational knowledge for natural language processing that includes Machine translation, Information extraction and retrieval and Speech Technology. The students do three semesters of course work. They start working for their MTech project in the third semester and devote the last semester entirely for the project.

Objectives

The aim of the program is:

  • To introduce students to Computational Linguistics
  • To prepare them to work either in industry in the area of Natural Language Processing or take up research or higher studies.

Since Computational Linguistics belongs to an interdisciplinary area, the program puts equal emphasis on teaching subjects of both areas: Computer Science and Linguistics, along with their synthesis.

Advantages (for the student): The students will become proficient in the area of Natural Language Processing. They can either enter the field of language technology industry as system builders or take research as a career.

Duration

Two years

Eligibility

BTech CS or any other branch of Engineering, MCA and Masters in Science or Mathematics.

Admission Process

Through the PG entrance examination conducted by IIIT, Hyderabad

Curriculum (Semester-wise)

Semester I

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

CS 3001

Scripting & Computer Environments

2-0-2-4

CS 4725

natural Langugae Processing

3-0-2-4

HS 5090

Computational Linguistics I

3-0-1-4

HS 5092

Language Topology & Universals

3-0-1-4

SCI 550

Statistics and Mathematical

3-1-0-4

Semester II


Course Code

Course Name

Credits

CS 5728

Natural Language Processing Applications

3-0-2-4

HS 5091

Computational Linguistics II

3-0-1-4

HS 5093

Language & Socity

3-0-1-4

 

CS elective

3-0-1-4

 

Elective

3-0-1-4

Semester III


Course Code

Course Name

Credits

CS 3000

Advanced Problem Solving*

4-0-4-6

 

OR

 
 

Computer Problem Solving**

3-1-0-4

MA 3201

Descret Maths & Algorithems

3-0-2-6

 

Elective

3-0-0-4

 

Mtech Project

4 Crecdit

Note: *Course taken by students with CS background ** Couse taken by non-CS back ground
Semester IV

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

 

M Tech project

12 Credit


Total Credits:

72 - student with CS background

 

70 - student with Non-CS background

Academic Regulations (Highlights)
Credit Requirements:
  • Minimum credits required for graduation is 72 for student with CS background and 70 for student with non-CS background
  • Each semester, every student must register for at least 16 credits and at most 20 credits.
  • Out of 70-72, course credits are 54-56 and project credits are 16.
  • Every student must register for 42-44 core course credits in the first 3 semesters.
  • Every student must register for 12 credits of Elective courses in 2nd and 3rd semesters.
Project Work:
  • Every student has to register for 16 credits of project in their 3rd and 4th semesters with 4 and 12 credits respectively.
Academic Performance:
A student should complete the requirements with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 to receive the M.Tech. degree.
Residency Requirements:
Full-time students: Minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 6 semesters.
Part-time students: Minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters.
Fees:
Assistantships are available which pay full tuition fee and a stipend. Students are expected to work in the project which is also a learning experience.

Admission procedure

Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/pgee

Faculty

https://www.iiit.ac.in/people/faculty

Research Centers

http://ltrc.iiit.ac.in/

https://www.iiit.ac.in/research/centers

Page last updated on 21st August, 2015