MTech degree program exposes students to a wide range of courses, combined with
specialized research which culminates in a thesis. Such a combination gives
students the breadth and depth necessary for pursuing careers in academics as
well as in industry.
The residence requirements for MTech program is four semesters. However, it is
possible to get permission to spend one semester elsewhere. If someone wants to
carry out the thesis work in a company, or at some other educational institution,
it is allowed by the Institute subject to the rules applicable to postgraduate
students. For example, we participate in an exchange program with a few German
Universities in which the students can spend a semester in Germany. The maximum
time to complete all the requirements of the MTech program is four years. We
also have a part-time MTech program for working professionals. These students
will register for six semesters. It is possible to convert one's status from
full-time to part-time and vice-versa. The full details of the rules applicable
for working outside the institute or part-time MTech programme are given in
PG manual which can be found here.
An MTech student in Computer Science and Engineering department is required to
do 144 credits of course work and thesis. The minimum course requirement is
54 credits. In addition, the student much complete a minimum of 72 credits
of thesis work. Remaining 18 credits may be covered by any mix of courses and thesis.
A typical load per semester is 36 credits, but a student may be allowed to
register for 27 credits if he/she wishes to go underload. A student can register
for 9 or 18 credits of thesis in a summer session.
Of the courses, at least six must be CSE postgraduate or equivalent courses. These must
include CS601 and CS602. Of the remaining courses at least 4 courses must be either
CS6xx/CS7xx level courses or equivalent courses offered by other departments.
The equivalent courses can be done only on the advise of the supervisor as explained below.
If the supervisor recommends that his/her student should do one or more
PG courses from other department(s) and if DPGC determines that the said course(s) can
be considered computer science course(s), then such courses will be referred as CS equivalent
courses. A written request must be submitted to DPGC for registration in such courses and
the student must receive a written permission to register in such course(s).
If a student does more than 6 courses, then he/she may register for at most one course
from other department even if it has no computer science content or a computer science UG
course. No DPGC permission will be required for registering in this course.
A large number of postgraduate electives are offered each semester. The current list of all
elective courses offered by the Department of Computer science from time to time can be
The academic year normally begins in the fourth week of July. The academic year consists
of three terms, two semesters and a summer term: First Semester from July last week to November
last week, Second Semester from December last week to April last week, Summer Term: from
mid May to mid July.
Non-sponsored candidates admitted to the regular full-time MTech Program who are Indian Nationals
are eligible for financial assistance as follows:
1. TA/RA ship: Candidates admitted to the MTech program after qualifying GATE will be offered
the Teaching Assistantship (TA) or Research Assistantship provided they have secured at least
60 percent marks (55 percent for SC/ST candidates) in their qualifying degree examination. A
teaching assistant can be asked to conduct labs, help an instructor in grading, and other
course-related tasks. In some cases, TA can also be asked to teach tutorial sessions to the
first year BTech students. A research assistant can be asked to support the department in
various academic activities. It could be providing help in maintaining and upgrading department
labs, downloading, installing software, etc. An RA can also be assigned to faculty members
to help them in their research effort. Currently the assistantship amount is Rs. 12,400/- per
month. It also gives 50% waiver in tuition fee.
2. Project Assistantship: Several faculty members are working on sponsored projects, supported
by government funding agencies such as MHRD, DIT, DST, AICTE, etc. Some projects are also
funded by Industry. An MTech student can be hired as a project employee to carry out research.
The assistantship amount in such cases can be between Rs. XXXX and Rs. XXXX per month. No
student can draw more than one scholarship/assistance at a time.
All postgraduate programmes in the institute are subject to the provisions of PG manual.
It describes the rules regarding all aspect of the postgraduate programmes. In some cases
there might be additional restrictions imposed by individual departments.