M.Tech in Computer Science and Information Security

About the Program

M.Tech in CSIS is aimed at producing the much needed highly skilled manpower in the area of Information Security. The program is being supported by Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) project from the Ministry of Communications andInformation Technology (MCIT). It is a 2-year masters programme.An applicant to this programme is required to be a B.Tech inCS/ECE/IT or MCA with BSc. (Maths) or MSc (Maths/CS). The course is mainly research oriented. Students for this program are selected by a nationwide test followed by a rigorous interview. The program also has few International students and part-time students from the industry. Security, Theory and Algorithms (C-STAR) has highly qualified faculty, good computing facilities, and a well equipped centre library apart from the central library of the institute.

The center takes about 10 students every year for M.Tech CSIS programme. All M.Tech CSIS students are paid a stipend for living expenses as per project rules. The candidate must be an Indian citizen and enrolled under full-time M.Tech CSIS programme to be eligible for stipend. Some of the recruiters of previous M.Tech CSIS batch includes Computer Associates, RSA Labs, nVidia, CDAC, Movius Corp. etc.

The two year program contains a mix of courses from Comptuer Science, information security, security management, and advanced elective courses.

Objectives

The M. Tech. (CSIS) program is part of the Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) project under hthe ageis of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India. It shares the following objectives:

  • To create top class man power in the well versed in the area of information security.
  • To create professionals trained in both computer science and information security.

Advantages (for the student)

The student shall be able to :

  • Understand the state-of-the-art skills required to understand information security in its entirety
  • Analyze, design, and implement secure solutions for problems in various domains.

Duration

Two (2) years .

Curriculum

The semester wise distribution of courses is given below.

Semester

Course Name

Credits

1

Data Structures & Algorithms for Problem Solving

6

MCS1- Probability and Statistics (H1)

2

MCS2- Linear Algebra (H2)

2

Software Systems Development

4

Advanced Operating Systems

4

Sem1 Total Credits

18

2

System and Network Security

4

Principles of Information Security

4

Bouquet Elective

4

Bouquet/ Area/ CS/ IT Elective

4

Sem1 Total Credits

16

3

Research in Information Security

4

Advanced Computer Networks

4

Bouquet Elective

4

Area/CS/IT Elective

4

Sem1 Total Credits

16

4

Information Security Audit and Assurance

4

PG Project

4

Bouquet Elective

4

Area/CS/IT Elective

4

Sem1 Total Credits

16

 

Total Credits

66

Academic Regulations (Highlights)

Credit Requirements:

  • Minimum credits required for graduation is 66. Each semester, every student must register for at least 12 credits and at most 20 credits, which can include full or half courses.
  • Every student must register for 16 area credits out of which 4 credits of project in 4th Semester.
  • Every student must register for 20 credits of Bouquet electives. Of these 2 courses namely Advanced Computer Networks and Principles of Information Security are mandatory. Of the remaining 3, at least 1 must be from Foundations and 1 must be from Systems.
  • Every student must register for 12 credits of open electives, which include any 400+ level electives offered in the institute. Open electives include breadth electives.

Bouquet Electives 

Foundation Courses

CSE411        Complexity and Advanced Algorithms

CSE471        Statistical Methods in AI

CSE415        Principles of Programming Languages

CSE481        Optimization Methods

CSE418        Principles of Information Security 

Systems Courses

CSE431        Distributed Systems

CSE441        Database Systems

CSE435        Computer Networks

CSE419        Compilers

CSE461        Software Engineering       

Project Work:

  • Every student must register for 4 credits of project in 4th semester under C-STAR faculty.

Academic Performance:

  • A student should complete the requirements with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 to receive the M.Tech degree.

Residency Requirements:

  • Full-time students: Students will have minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 6 semesters to complete the graduate requirements, failing which they will be terminated from the programme.
  • Part-time students: Students will have minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters to complete the graduate requirements, failing which they will be terminated from the programme.

Fees:

The student has to pay full-time post-graduate fees for the first 4 semesters of study. The fees will be pro-rated to the number of credits registered for thereafter according to the institute's policies.

Admissions Procedure

Visit https://pgadmissions.iiit.ac.in/

Faculty

http://cstar.iiit.ac.in/people.html

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

Page last updated on February, 2021