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Academic Programmes

CSE-IITB offers B. Tech., B. Tech. Dual Degree, M. Tech., M. Tech. Dual Degree and Ph. D. programmes in Computer Science.

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 undergraduate level, stay for five years, and are awarded both a B. Tech. and an M. Tech. Details regarding all these programmes can be found in the brochures  here.

In addition to the above, some department-specific information is given below. Please follow the appropriate links to find what you need.


Postgraduate Programme (Ph. D.)

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 (course work required can vary based on student background), but soon move on completely to research. The courses are the same as the 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. brochure for details.

Department Ph.D. student handbook

Postgraduate Programme (M. Tech.)

The standard M. Tech. 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. programme is also offered, for project and technical staff ("RA/PS" category, see M. Tech. brochure for details).

For course and credit outline of a typical M. Tech. programme click here. (Actual program may vary, please consult Faculty Advisor.)

Follow this link for a semester-wise listing of courses offered at the CSE department. Besides these courses, students can also take some courses at other departments like Electrical Engineering department (with required approvals).

M.Tech-Students FAQs.
Old M.Tech. program structure (For the students who have joined till 2006 - both CSE and KReSIT).


Dual-degree Postgraduate Programme (M. Tech. + Ph.D.)

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.


Dual-degree Programme (B. Tech + M. Tech)

The Department of CSE at IIT Bombay has a dual degree (B. Tech + M. Tech) programme as well. There is no direct admission into this programme. However, B. Tech students can, in consultation with their faculty advisor, apply for converting their B. Tech admission to an admission into this dual degree programme. The rules and regulations governing this programme are available at the IITB academic office's rules and regulations page. The courses of study are available here: B. Tech and M. Tech courses.


Undergraduate Programme (B. Tech)

The B. Tech Programme at the Department of CSE, IIT Bombay, follows a new and flexible curriculum since 2007. The curriculum 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 social sciences.

The minor program: Non-CSE students have the flexibility of earning a minor degree in CSE, by earning 30 credits in CSE. Likewise, CSE students have the flexibility of earning a minor degree in any other department or school of the institute (e.g. Electrical Engineering, School of Management, Industrial Design Centre, etc.).

The honours program: Students can get a B. Tech degree with honours in CSE by earning 30 extra credits in CSE, including at least 6 credits of independent study. Among the options for earning these credits are: advanced elective courses, a semester-long R & D project, or two semesters of B. Tech project.

Honours and minor: Students with good academic standing are eligible to enroll for courses such that they get 30 minor credits (in another department/centre) as well as 30 honours credits in CSE. Such students would then get a B. Tech degree with honours (in CSE) as well as a minor (in another department). The rules and regulations governing the B. Tech programme are available at the IITB academic office's rules and regulations page. And the courses of study are available here: B. Tech and M. Tech courses.

Departmental rules: CSE Department UG Rules

Academic Malpractice: Rules and Regulations



Last Modified Date: 02-Nov-2016

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