Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400076
Main office : Kanwal Rekhi Building.
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In light of the prevailing scenario, M.S. by Research option of MTech application at CSE, IIT Bombay is being implemented as follows: All applications for MS will be considered for the regular MTech programme. At the end of the first semester of the MTech programme, eligibility criteria and the conversion policy for the MS programme will be announced. This will be applicable to both TA and RAP categories.
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.
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The M.S by Research programme is designed to be substantially
different from the M.Tech. programme in its admission process, its emphasis
on research over courses, and its relative flexibility of programme duration.
A student must carry out research and submit a thesis as a graduation requirement.
The maximum duration for fulfilling requirements of this program is 3 years,
but the program is designed to incentivize high quality R&D by allowing students whose
R&D work is exceptional to graduate early, in as little as 1.5 years.
Like the Ph.D. programme, and unlike the M.Tech. programme, there are no
explicit credits for the M.S. thesis.
The normal duration for fulfilling requirements of this program is 3 years.
However, early completion (as early as at the end of 1.5 years) is
possible, and encouraged, subject to exceptional quality of R&D work.
Students are required to complete all the minimum credits required for
the programme, as approved by the Senate
from time to time, and complete the M.S. Thesis, within the stipulated
duration of the programme.
For details regarding eligibility requirements and details of the MS program
consult the program document and the
rules and regulations document.
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