Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400076
Main office : Kanwal Rekhi Building.
Tel: +91-22-2576 7901/02
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The CSE department offers B.Tech., B.Tech. Dual-Degree, M.Tech., M.Tech. Dual-Degree and Ph.D. programmes in computer science and
engineering. The M.Tech. and Ph.D. are post-graduate programmes, the B.Tech. is the undergraduate programme, while the B.Tech. Dual-Degree
is a programme in which you come in at the undergraduate level, stay for five years, and are awarded both a B.Tech. and an M.Tech
degree. Details regarding all these programmes can be found
here. In addition to the above, some
department-specific information is given below. Please follow the appropriate links to find what you need.
The Ph.D. programme is a post-graduate programme focussed on original research that can lead to publications in premier conferences or
journals. Students are required to do some courses in the first few semesters (coursework required can vary based on student
background), but soon move on completely to research. The courses are the same as the set of electives offered in the M.Tech. programme
(see below). The time required to complete a Ph.D. can vary - however, a typical timeframe is four to five years. See the official
Ph.D. Admission Portal for details or
Ph.D. Programme Brochure.
M.S by Research in CSE is a new programme (introduced in 2020) designed for students who wish to explore a career in R&D, and can serve as a first step either towards a Ph.D. or towards a high-end R&D oriented career in industry. Admissions to the M.S. by Research programme in CSE will be available in the TA category, which is funded by the institute, as well as in the RAP category, where the student works with a CSE faculty member on an R&D project which funds the students stipend.
The standard M.Tech. (TA) is a two-year programme, where the first two semesters (July to May) are spent doing
courses. A one-year project commences in May (end of the 2nd semester) and lasts for almost fourteen months (till about July next
year). The project typically has a strong research component.
A three-year M.Tech. (RA) programme is also offered, for project and technical staff ("RA/PS" category).
Please see the IITB M.Tech. Programme Brochure for additional details.
For course and credit outline of a typical M.Tech. programme, see
here (the actual programme may vary in consultation with the faculty advisor).
Starting May 2009, IIT-Bombay has started the dual degree (M.Tech. + Ph.D.) programme. While there is no
direct admission into this programme, this is meant to facilitate M.Tech. students with an inclination for research, to
move into the Ph.D. programme, and still earn the M.Tech. degree as well at the end. Further details of this are available
at the IITB academic office's
rules and regulations page.
The B.Tech. programme at the Department of CSE, IIT Bombay, follows a flexible curriculum that covers the theoretical underpinnings of computer science as well as a range of essential topics in
computer systems. It also includes various institute level engineering and science courses, and topics in humanities and
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