Dual Degree Programmes (B Tech + Master of Science by Research)

B Tech and Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering by Research

This is a five year integrated course offered to meritorious undergraduate students, at the end of the third year. Students enroll for extra courses at the end of their third year and complete the first year equivalent of the MS by Research programme, while in the final year of the undergraduate programme. Dual Degree option enables students to acquire two degrees – B Tech (Hons) and MS by Research by successfully defending MS thesis. The normal duration for dual degree programme is five years.

B Tech and Master of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering by Research

This is a five year integrated course offered to meritorious undergraduate students, at the end of the third year. Students enroll for extra courses at the end of their third year and complete the first year equivalent of the MS by Research programme, while in the final year of the undergraduate programme. Dual Degree option enables students to acquire two degrees – B Tech (Hons) and MS by Research by successfully defending MS thesis. The normal duration for dual degree programme is five years

B.Tech in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Building Science and Engineering by Research*

Building Science & Engineering program aims at educating engineers and doing research to build an environmentally sustainable habitat by integrating building architecture, structural, geotechnical, environment, building materials, building services, construction management and habitat design using spatial informatics.

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B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Natural Sciences by Research (5 year Dual Degree)

 1.About the Program: This program is about science - but it is not limited to the way science is traditionally practiced. This is also about computer science and IT - but it is not about creating IT professionals. It is about the science that is emerging in the interface of the information revolution and the challenges posed by some of the grave issues and problems in today's world. From newer ways of acquisition and management of multivariate data on complex natural systems to newer ways of deriving knowledge from the data using novel methods of data visualization and computational simulation, the world today needs a different breed of enabled scientists who are ready to navigate this interface. This program is for those who have the inner desire to take on these grand scientific challenges.

2.Brief Objectives of the Program :Training young minds for high-quality education both in computer science and in emerging areas in computational natural sciences and eventually to 'Computational Thinking' empowered research in natural sciences;

  1. Providing state of the art skills pertaining to application of computers and computational sciences;
  2. Enabling young students to carry out research activities in several new and emerging multidisciplinary areas in sciences across the boundaries of the traditional scientific disciplines, e.g., interface of biology and nano materials, fluid dynamics, material science, networks (biological, social, epidemiology, etc.,), statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics/chemistry, structure function relationships of biological molecules, drug design, etc.; Special courses are designed to offer a multidisciplinary view in this broad research area. Students receive a basic training in all disciplines, and choose a specialization within one of these disciplines;
  3. Providing an environment with coming together of computer and computational scientists with domain specialists, both theoretical as well as experimental

3.Special Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Students with KVPY, NTS or equivalent (e.g., JBSTS), olympiad awards are admitted without JEE requirement.
  2. All other students coming via JEE must have an orientation towards scientific research. A high degree of interest in science is mandatory and preference will be given to winners of state or national level science project competitions, and those selected for Discovery science programs

4.Details of the program: # courses in CS : Nearly 18 courses with 72 credits;
# courses in CNS : Nearly 18 courses with 73 credits;

A few of the courses involve laboratory training;
Additionally, there are a few courses in engineering and humanities;
Mandatory projects begin usually from the sixth or seventh semester; students are encouraged to take up research projects at even earlier stages.

A few novel features of the curriculum are as follows:

  1. Strong research focus: students spend a significant period of the program on their own project in a research environment of internationally renowned quality; course modules are strongly related to ongoing research and are taught by research professionals;
  2. Complementary curricula from computer science and natural science domains;
  3. Integrated program: The program has been designed to ensure that core subjects are offered to all students irrespective of their final specialization area. Specialized depth courses are designed to enable students to get into the research mode in areas depending on their interests and strengths.

Links to research pages/research project pages   http:/iiit.ac.in/research
for CNS: ccnsb.iiit.ac.in

for areas in CS, ECE and humanities: Look for individual centers listed under 'research' in IIIT home page

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5. Future Prospects:

India is undergoing a rapid expansion in both academic and industrial sectors in computational natural sciences. While training in CNS launches a student into a global scientific manpower market, our intention is to reinforce scientific capabilities within the country. Most of the graduating students are expected to be absorbed in the several National universities, research labs or industrial R & D divisions. For the rest, cross-disciplinary capabilities are assured to be high, as witnessed from large scale mobility of science graduates towards corporate sector and other arena in several advanced countries.

B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Linguistics by Research (5 year Dual Degree)

Computational Linguistics (CL) deals with understanding and developing computational theories of human language. Such theories allow us to understand the structure of language and build computer software that can process language. For example, if a query in English, Hindi or Telugu can be processed (that is, analyzed and understood) by the machine, then it can try to find an answer from a given database or from a set of documents. A search engine of the future is likely to use such a technology.

There is a great emphasis today on machine learning where the machine learns from real life language data. Consequently, the field is close to both Linguistics as well as Artificial Intelligence.

If you have a fascination for scientific study of natural language and combining it with computer science., this area is for you. The dual-degree programme will give you a strong grounding in both Computer Science and Linguistics, and will prepare you for academic research as well as industry research jobs in Computational Linguistics.

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B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Exact Humanities by Research (5 year Dual Degree Program)*

1. About the Program: This dual-degree program is designed to cultivate frontiers of knowledge that are common to computer science and humanities. Humanities, a body of knowledge encompassing both arts and social sciences, are undergoing deep changes due to rapid growth of digital technology. Computer science, with its expanding applicability, is also seeking humanities for its own development. This program is one of the recent global initiatives underway specifically to nurture trans-disciplinary confluence between the two. This confluence is opening challenging research and technology development opportunities.

Confluence of CS and Humanities is founded on the general background of (1) celebrative bohemia of arts and sciences, (2) common frontiers at the foundational level of knowledge, and (3) deep impact of digital technology on human environment. Theoretical underpinnings of the confluence rest on the rich legacy of the history of ideas, multifarious inquiries regarding nature of intelligence and emerging explorations into discrete worldviews.

The program does not see Humanities as merely an application domain of computer science. Humanities is taken as an equal knowledge partner in the confluence with computer science. The confluence is nurtured at the theoretical as well as applications levels. Courses are designed such that there is (a) wholesome exposure to incredible cultural/social wealth of India, (b) deep understanding of the theories of society and aesthetics, both traditional and modern, and (c) state-of-the-art expertise in computer science and information technology.

Width of Humanities has been divided into three broad streams:

      (1) Cultural Informatics: Arts/Culture/Aesthetics/History

      (2) Ontological Engineering: Philosophy/Indic Analytic Traditions/History of Ideas,

      (3) Development Engineering: Economics/Law/Polity/Values/Education.

Eight core courses introduce theories in these three humanities streams. Sequenced series of three humanities elective courses lead to specialization in one of the three streams. Thus humanities is introduced in its own terms, in width and in depth, interspersed with plausible confluence content. Besides, students will do core courses of computer science as well as four electives from CS research streams of the institute. The course load of humanities and CS will be equal in the first four years. Students will be encouraged to develop specific points of the confluence between CS and Humanities in five project-oriented courses in the third and fourth years. Points of confluence are treated as research explorations through these courses. Students will devote the fifth year to specific research problems dealing with the confluence.

2. Brief Objectives of the Program: Imparting high-quality education in both computer science and humanities with a view to cultivate confluence between the two at research and application levels. Aim is to prepare young minds for conducting de-novo research in understanding human elements and society in the information technology era.

3. Selection Procedure: 

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4. Details of the program:

Computer Science – 21 core and elective courses with 76 credits;

Exact Humanities – 21 core and elective courses with 76 credits;

Maths & Science – 3 courses with 12 credits;

5 project courses with 20 credits; Master’s Thesis with 24 credits.

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Visit Center for Exact Humanities to learn about research at CEH.

5. Future Prospects: Rapid growth of information technology has touched all spheres of human activity. Internet is becoming ubiquitous. IT industry is rapidly moving into humanities computing, cultural computing, art computing, heritage computing etc. There are many entrepreneurial opportunities in the area as well. Being a pioneering program, academic and research opportunities are growing rapidly across the globe.

The program aims at creating high-quality professionals – (1) who would lead social computing sectors in IT industry, (2) who would be equipped with knowledge that could steer cultural industry in future, (3) who would be instrumental in developing cutting-edge technology for societal/cultural enterprises, (4) who would lead to knowledge creation at the cross-roads of humanities and computer science, and (5) who could lead developmental/cultural institutions and relevant policy bodies in governmental and international consultancy sectors. Such professionals will cater not only to manpower requirement of upcoming cultural industry (entertainment, media, hospitality, travel, design, festivity, art, legacy and social industry), but also to academia in humanities and computer science.

*These programmes are currently not being offered.

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