PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

About the Program

The Ph.D programme in Computer Science and Engineering imparts the knowledge, skills and attitude to do world class research in the area of computer science. Doctorate students are expected to publish their work in leading international journals and conferences pertaining to their area of research. Research programmes leading to M.S/Ph.D. degrees are the main thrust in the institute. These programmes attract students from all corners of the country, in addition to some international students.

The research programmes have a limited amount of course work, essentially to prepare the student to carry out research, and to develop adequate breadth in the subject area. The main emphasis is on the research work leading to a thesis. This involves delving in depth into a research topic and includes grasping, evaluating and refining ideas, mathematical rigor, problem formulation, literature survey, implementation (programming) and performance evaluation. Typically students decide on their research area and faculty advisor within the first year while doing course work. Thereafter, the steps involved are finishing course work (to build research background and breadth), thesis proposal defense, and thesis defense. Upon clearing the requirements and the acceptance of their thesis proposal, the student works on the thesis, and its successful defense leads to the degree.

Course duration

Flexible (6 semesters minimum; 14 semesters maximum). Typical duration varies between 4-6 years.

Eligibility

All who have completed (or going to complete) BE/B.Tech. or ME/M.Tech. in Engg (any branch including CS/ECE EE/Civil/Inst./Biotech.) or B.Arch. or Master's degree in Science/Maths/IT/ICT/Computer Science or MCA.

Curriculum

Breadth courses
A student has to take and clear any 3 courses (1 each from 2 sets, another from any set) from the following 2 sets by getting an average grade of B or higher.
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
Background
Breadth courses
Depth Courses
Comprehensive Exam
Starting Academic Level
PG from outside (respective area)
3
3
Required
L1
B.Tech from IIIT-H
*
6
Required
L1
B.Tech (Honours) from IIIT-H
*
4
Required
L1
M.Tech from IIIT-H
*
4
Required
L1
Converted from MS to PhD without degree (After completing course requirements and making significant progress on research)
*
2
Required
L1
MS by Research Graduate from IIIT-H
*
2
**
L1
All others
3
4
Required
L1
* - Not required as they have finished the courses during their stay at IIIT-H
** - Not required as they have successfully defended their MS Thesis at IIIT-H.
  •  A minimum of Rs.15,000/- and upto Rs.21,000/- per month (Based upon performance in course work) until completion of Comprehensive Examination.
  •  A minimum of Rs.22,000/- and upto Rs.30,000/- per month (Based upon candidates performance in research work) after comprehensive examination.

Regulations

http://www.iiit.ac.in/academics/programmes/phdreg

Admission procedure

Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/postgraduate/spring/

Faculty

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

Research Centers

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

Page last updated on 14th October, 2017