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International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore) invites applications for its research degree programs, namely, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science by Research. This call for admissions is for academic year 2020-21 (Term 1) starting in August 2020. Both programs have full-time as well as part-time registration options. The students admitted to these programs will be referred to as research scholars. 

1. Research Domains:

At IIIT Bangalore, there are seven research domains, out of which six domains have openings for both the research degree programs, except for Mathematics & Physics, which has openings exclusively for the Doctor of Philosophy program. In this admission cycle, we are NOT inviting applications for Software Engineering domain. The following table lists the research domains for which there are openings for research scholars to be admitted in August 2020. Please note that some research areas appear in more than one research domains.

Openings mentioned below are applicable to both full-time and part-time registrations.

Research Domain [Programmes with openings] Indicative Research Areas
Computer Science (CS) Graph & Geometric Algorithms, Certified Geometric Computing; Computational Topology; Homomorphic Encryption and Applications; Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Computing, Computational Sustainability; Cryptography; Formal verification, testing of neural networks as applied to autonomous embedded systems; Algorithms; Path Planning for multiple Aerial Vehicles; Computational biology and artificial intelligence; Cooperative autonomous multi-agent systems
Data Sciences (DS) Visual analytics in multidisciplinary problems (public health data, biological networks; Topological Data Analysis / Computational Topology Network Analytics; Automatic speech recognition (ASR) based on deep-learning, machine-learning, semi-supervised learning, active learning, few-shot learning; Text Mining, Agent-based Modelling, Natural Language Processing, Scene Graph Understanding, Few Shot Learning for Visual Recognition; Video analytics, Social interaction analysis
VLSI VLSI Design for approximate computing.;Low power VLSI Design;AI on FPGA's for Edge computing and biomedical applications;Intelligent Surgical and Assistive robotic devices;Safety and Security Analysis using Formal Approaches in Automotives;Project on Ultrasound imaging using an FPGA platform;Collaboration between Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
IT & Society (ITS) Sociology of Work and Automation and Political Economy of Digital Identity; Politics of digital technology-based automation; News Apps and News work; Politics of Digital Infrastructures; Assistive Technology and Accessibility in the Global South; Gender and ICTs; The Social Division of Labour in the Platform Economy; Institutional adaptation to Social Innovation; Multi party privacy analysis; Techno-economics of 5G; Agent based modeling of socio-economic systems
Mathematics &Basic Sciences (MBS) [only PhD] Mathematics: Number Theory; in particular, Algebraic Number Theory, Diophantine Equations, Galois Module Structure and Elliptic Curves. Physics:  Dynamical Systems Theory, Complex Systems and Soft Matter Physics including Complex Fluids, Cavitation & Bubble Dynamics, studies of Instabilities & Synchronization in Nonlinear Systems (both physical, biological, and polymeric systems); 3D Simulations and Modeling of Hydrodynamic and Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulent Flows (involving research in fundamental physics / astrophysics / mechanical engineering).
Networking, Communications Signal Processing (NCSP) EEG time-series Analysis, MR Image analysis; Automatic speech recognition (ASR) based on deep-learning, machine-learning, semi-supervised learning, active learning, few-shot learning; Massive MIMO, Smart Systems/Robotics; Medium Access Control Protocol: in 5G and 6G networks, IoT Networks; Power saving in Wireless networks; Automotive Radar, Biomedical Ultrasound imaging

Brief description of the active research work in the afore-mentioned research domains is given in item # 6.

In the case of part-time applications, applicants are hereby informed that, if selected for admission, they need to obtain appropriate IP clearance and No Objection Certificate from their employers for their academic work at IIIT Bangalore, before they can join the programme.

IIIT Bangalore has various specialized research centers and labs. More information about them is available on the IIIT Bangalore website. In this admission cycle, the following research centers are actively seeking PhD and MS by Research applications: 
 

  • E-Health Research Centre (EHRC)

    Affordability, Accessibility, and Availability of medical care and services are a major concern in India and similar other regions across the world. To address them, EHRC conducts applied research on Device, Data (generation, management, processing), and Delivery (services), with a goal of larger impact on, not only technologies of healthcare, but also health-related policies and capacity-building.

    Ongoing research projects at EHRC broadly fall under the areas of Public Health and Surgical & Assistive Robotics. Within these areas, the Centre welcomes applications on the following topics:
  • Electronic Health Record and Registries; Hospital and Field Operations Digitization; User Experience Research and Participatory Design
  • Diagnostic Support Systems; 3D Models and Visualization
  • Image Guidance & Simulation; Image & Video Analytics
  • Flexible Robots; Prosthetics & Assistive Devices; Ultrasound Probes
     
  • Machine Intelligence and Robotics (MINRO) Centre

    This Centre is looking for applications in the following research areas:
  • Understanding the social basis of human cognition and learning, and examining how to incorporate that in machine learning.
  • Understanding assumptions and biases in collecting "Big Data" and its implications in Machine Learning applications.
  • Sliding mode control and non-linear control systems and theory with applications in single and groups of unmanned systems, such as aircraft and mobile robots.
  • Automated image processing and computer vision using principles of feedback control systems, with an emphasis on industrial applications.

Candidates with interdisciplinary research interests, such as the social shaping and implications of technology as well as Science & Technology Studies, are encouraged to apply.

For both these Centres (EHRC and MINRO), the written exam, where applicable, will be conducted on their choice of research domain, for example, in Computer Science or ECE or IT & Society. This will be followed by an interview as prescribed by the respective research domain but also consisting of panelists drawn from the concerned Centres. 

2. Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy program should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent), as well as have a good academic and, where applicable, technical track record.

As an admission criterion placed for Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University Grants Commission, we require applicants to take either a national entrance examination, as specified by concerned research domains, or a domain-specific entrance examination at IIIT Bangalore before the interview.


Research domain-specific requirements are as follows:

  • For applicants to Computer Science, Data Sciences, VLSI and Networking Communication & Signal Processing, a four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) is required for the Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) program; and a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) is required for the Doctor of Philosophy program. Additional specific requirements are as follows:
     
  • Computer Science:
  1. Applicants should have a GATE or GRE score taken in the last five years.
  2. Candidates with suitable industrial or academic experience and credentials may apply without competitive exam (GATE/GRE) scores, which may be waived. Applicants should clear a written exam conducted by IIIT Bangalore, covering topics on Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Maths, DBMS, Operating Systems, Basic Programming, Computer Architecture and Organization.
  3. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the afore-mentioned score and other application details  furnished by the applicant, followed by an interview.
     
  • Data Sciences:
  1. Applicants should have taken one of the following examinations:
    • GATE examination for Computer Science,
    • A 45-minute written examination conducted by the research domain at IIIT Bangalore exclusively for applicants to Data Sciences.
  2. For PhD, candidates should have a M.Sc. (Math or Computer Science) or, M.Tech (Computer Science) degree.
  3. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the afore-mentioned score and other application details furnished by the applicant, followed by an interview.
     
  • VLSI:
  1. Applicants will have to write a written exam, followed by an interview. Applicants with a valid GATE score will be exempted from the written exam, and will appear directly for an interview.
  2. Shortlisting of applicants will be done based on their academic background and other details submitted by the applicants.
     
  • Networking, Communications & Signal Processing:
  1. M.Tech. or equivalent degree in CS, ECE, IT, Networking, Communication etc.
  2. Applicants will have to write a written exam, followed by an interview. Applicants with good GATE score will be exempted from the written exam, and will appear directly for an interview.
     
  • Physics:

Eligible candidates should have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. The minimum qualification required is an M.Sc. in Physics respectively, or a Master’s degree ( M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) in related disciplines.
  2. Candidates who have appeared and qualified in a national entrance test (CSIR-UGC NET, UGC-NET, JEST or GATE examination) may be exempt from taking a written test at IIIT Bangalore.
  3. M. Phil candidates can also apply for the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
  4. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the scores obtained in the afore-mentioned examinations or a written examination at IIITB, and other application details furnished by the applicant followed by an interview.
     
  • Mathematics:
  1. The minimum qualification required is a Master’s degree in engineering (M.Tech., M.E. or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
  2. Candidates who have appeared and qualified in one of the two national entrance examinations: CSIR-UGC NET or NBHM may be exempt from the written test at IIIT Bangalore.
  3. M.Phil candidates can also apply for the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
  4. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the scores obtained in the afore-mentioned examinations or a written examination at IIITB, and other application details furnished by the applicant followed by an interview.
     
  • IT & Society:
  1. Candidates with a Master’s degree in any of the social sciences are eligible to apply for Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy in the ITS domain.
  2. In addition, candidates with a four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Sciences,Maths/ Statistics (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Master of Science by Research program; and those with a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
  3. Candidates are encouraged to provide a valid score in GATE, JRF, NET, GRE, or GMAT along with their applications. Those without such a score may apply as well.
  4. For some of the topics, work experience in the information technology industry is desirable but not essential.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will have to take a written examination at IIIT Bangalore when called for interview.       
  6. Strong writing skills essential; prior fieldwork experience useful but not essential.             
     

3. Fellowships/Scholarships & Tuition Fees:

  • For full-time Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) students, a fellowship of INR 20,000/- per month is available.
  • For full-time Doctor of Philosophy students, a fellowship of INR 38,500/- per month till completion of comprehensive Exam. INR 43,500 per month for a maximum period of 3 years (36 months) after completion of comprehensive Exam
  • The tuition fee for both the programs is INR 53,500/- per semester. The tuition fee is payable till the student completes submission of the thesis. The tuition fee is, however, subject to revision from time to time.
  • Estimate of Boarding and Lodging Charges:
    • Hostel Accommodation and allied Charges: INR 39,000/- Per Semester
    • Boarding Charges: INR 25,800/- Per Semester
    • Medical Insurance charges INR 1250 per annum (subject to change time to time)
    • Library Deposit of INR 4000/-
    • Caution Deposit for Hostel: INR 15,000/-
  • These rates are subject to revision from time to time. Other costs for books and supplies, travel, purchase of a laptop, etc., need to be factored by students depending on their individual circumstances.
     

4. How to Apply?

 

5. Important Dates:

15/02/2020

Call-for-Applications (Formal Announcement).

22/02/2020

Research Admissions Portal is live for application submission https://iiitb.in/research-applynow/

15/04/2020

Last date for online application submission

10/06/2020

Notification to candidates to be invited for interview and optionally, written test

30/06/2020

Publishing of additional list of candidates to be invited for written test and/or interview on the website

01/07/2020

Online written entrance examination for shortlisted candidates notified on 10/06/2020 (as required specifically by research domains)

06/07/2020 – 10/07/2020

Week of Interviews for shortlisted candidates notified on 10/06/2020

18/07/2020

Online written entrance examination for shortlisted candidates notified on 30/06/2020 (as required specifically by research domains)

20/07/2020 – 24/07/2020

Week of Interviews for shortlisted candidates notified on 30/06/2020

30/07/2020

Notification to admitted candidates

15/08/2020

Last date for remittance of acceptance fees by the admitted candidates

31/08/2020

Joining date: orientation and course registration begins.

01/09/2020

Classes begin for Term I (2020-21)

 

6. Brief Description of Research Domains

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS): If Computer Science is about the use of computational techniques and thinking for solving problems, it stands to reason that computer science in turn can and must be applied to address the many critical problems of the 21st century, of which we may mention the need for smart machines and complex systems that can work with humans seamlessly and improve society as a whole, and sustainable development and usage of systems to make effective use of scarce and expensive resources such as energy. The tools and paradigms used to address such problems can themselves be new ones, other than merely the ones traditionally found in the repertoire of computer scientists. To this end, our work in the computer science research domain covers diverse topics dealing with theory as well as application areas, such as smart grids, supply chains and their optimization, algorithms, machine learning, cloud computing, dynamic modeling and control of servers, and renewable energy. With the tremendous rise in distributed computing applications, the issue of security and privacy in distributed applications has got tremendous attention from the research community in the past decade. A major theme of the cryptographic research at IIIT Bangalore is secure distributed computing, with emphasis on secure multi-party computation (MPC) and verifiable computation, both at the theoretical as well as applied level. While we strive to be rigorous and thorough in all our research, whether theoretical or applied, we are also aware of the multi-disciplinary context and significance of our work, and strive to address issues that are relevant to society in general and industry in particular. The focus of work in Computational Topology at IIIT Bangalore is towards using topological methods for improving visual representation and information extraction from scientific datasets. 

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Amit Chattopadhyay, Prof. Ashish Choudhury, Prof. Meenakshi D’Souza, Prof. V. N. Muralidhara, Prof. G. N. S. Prasanna, Prof. Sachit Rao, Prof. Shrisha Rao, Prof. G. Srinivasaraghavan, Prof. Prof. Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti, Prof. Manish Gupta, Prof. Pradeesha Ashok. Prof. Srinivas Vivek

  • DATA SCIENCES (DS): Data Management: Database Design, Information Retrieval, Network Analysis, Mining Latent Semantics, Data Mining and Data Warehousing, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Linked Data and Semantic Web, NoSQL Databases, Geographical Information Systems.

Data Visualization and Computational Techniques: Graphics & Visualization, and GPU Computing, Computational Topology.

Machine Learning-Theory and Applications: Theoretical aspects of Machine Learning, Applied Machine Learning, Applied Computer Vision, Speech understanding, Medical Image analysis, Remote Sensing and Drone Image analysis.

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Amit Chattopadhyay, Prof. Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Prof. Dinesh Babu Jayagopi, Prof. Jaya Sreevalsan Nair, Prof. Sachit Rao, Prof. Srinath Srinivasa, Prof. G. Srinivasaraghavan, Prof. T. K. Srikanth, Prof. Manish Gupta.

  • VLSI: The Electronic Systems Design domain encompasses a broad range of topics covering several aspects of both, digital and analog hardware systems, implemented using FPGAs and custom fabricated VLSI circuits, design methodologies around EDA flows, verification and validation, and system prototyping; realization of real time embedded systems where both the hardware and the software components are treated agnostically based on end system requirements; embedded implementation of feedback control using variegated sensors. Emphasis is also placed on emerging technologies based on Micro and Nano-electro mechanical devices – fabrication of 2D/3D structures, Characterization and system applications, Microprocessor design.

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Chetan Parikh, Prof. Madhav Rao, Prof. Sachit Rao, Prof. Subajit Sen, Prof. Subir K. Roy, Prof. Nanditha Rao

  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY (ITS): The Information Technology and Society research domain at IIITB is broadly concerned with the social role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) with a focus on the policy challenges and the institutional demands posed by technological change. Teaching and research in the stream focuses on three inter-related areas. First, it seeks to understand innovation and the organization of production in the ICT industry, or how, why and where ICTs are produced. A second area of interest is in how ICTs can be used to harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and markets to address needs in different social domains. Of special interest are the domains of governance, education, health and manufacturing. A third area is the tools and analytical techniques that can be deployed to understand the production and consumption of ICTs. These include geographical information systems, modeling, simulation and visualization. The domain encourages inter-disciplinary research and has associated faculty members with expertise in social sciences, including in economics, economic geography, sociology, development, management, governance and public administration. The area also conducts research on the broad area of "Evidence based policy making" in the ICT sector. Researchers use techniques such as data analysis, simulation, and ethnographic studies, to build tool kits that demonstrate and compare different policy and regulatory scenarios and their possible impacts on different stakeholders. 

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Amit Prakash, Prof. Balaji Parthasarathy, Prof. Bidisha Chaudhari, Prof. Janaki Srinivasan, Prof. Preeti Mudliar, Prof. S. Rajagopalan, Prof. V. Sridhar

  • MATHEMATICS & BASIC SCIENCES (MBS): The research at IIITB in Mathematics and Physics is as follows:
  • Research in MATHEMATICS is principally in the area of Number Theory; in particular, Algebraic Number Theory, Galois Representations, Modular Forms, Iwasawa Theory. Diophantine Equations, Galois Module structure and Elliptic curves. Research is also conducted in the fields of Algebraic Complexity Theory and Cryptography. The following two problems are representative of the mathematics research in IIITB: Let E be an elliptic curve over number field K. For every prime P where E has good reduction at P, we get one imaginary quadratic field associated to E. We are trying to see if we can get all imaginary quadratic fields by this procedure.

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Manisha Kulkarni.

  • In PHYSICS, there are two sub-domains of research focus at IIITB: (a) One sub-domain of research focus is on soft condensed matter physics, complex systems & dynamical systems theory, instabilities & synchronization in nonlinear systems (both physical and biological), and macromolecular systems. Topics include bubble dynamics & cavitation, vesicular nanotubulation, polyelectrolytic solutions, combustion, phase transitions in computationally hard problems, models of sensory systems, precipitation phenomena, etc.; (b) The other sub-domain of physics research is in computational fluid mechanics, especially simulations & modeling of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic turbulent flows, reduced resistive MHD simulations, low resolution simulations of 3D-HD and MHD turbulent flows including rotation & helical forcing and 3D-anelastic HD and MHD code. The research work will be carried on a local HPC cluster as well as HPC cluster in some national labs.

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Balakrishnan Ashok, Prof. Shiva Kumar Malapaka.

  • NETWORKING, COMMUNICATION & SIGNAL PROCESSING (NCSP): The Networking, Communication and Signal Processing research domain focuses on all aspects of networking, communications, and signal processing. The current topics of interest are: Computer networks, Network security, Wireless communication, Signal processing, Medical signal processing, Computer vision, Control of unmanned systems using image processing and computer vision.

FACULTY INVOLVED: Prof. Debabrata Das, Prof. Dinesh Babu Jayagopi, Prof. Jyotsna Bapat, Prof. Neelam Sinha, Prof. Sachit Rao, Prof. Tricha Anjali, Prof. V. Ramasubramanian, Prof. Priyanka Das.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Important information

One-stop page for program descriptions, program manuals, admissions brochure:

https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-by-researchdoctor-of-philosophy

Research admissions website (main website for research admissions, with the call-for-applications):

https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-by-researchdoctor-of-philosophy

Research admissions portal (for online registration): https://iiitb.in/research-applynow/

Research domains: https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-by-researchdoctor-of-philosophy

Research admissions e-mail ID (for queries or communication with the Institute on admissions-related matters): research.admissions@iiitb.ac.in
 

A. On admissions process:

1. How can I submit my application for research degree programs at IIIT Bangalore?

You have to submit your application online using given admission portal.

2. What is the timeline for the admissions process?

Details can be found in our call-for-applications, which is available at our main website for research admissions. The entire process is from February-May for admissions to Term I (August-December) and October-December for admissions to Term 2(January-May).

3. How do I pay my application fees?

Follow the instructions on the admissions portal.

 

In view of advisories received from respective governments related to the emerging COVID19 situation, there has been a disruption in normal activities at IIITB and elsewhere in the country. In view of this, the last date for submitting online applications is being extended to 15th April 2020.

  • Online applications can be submitted by interested candidate by visiting the IIITB Admissions Portal: (https://iiitb.in/research-applynow/) All instructions related to the application process is available there.All queries may be sent via e-mail to the email id: research.admissions@iiitb.ac.in
  • The research degree program manuals are available at Curriculum Information tab

 

  • The tuition fee for both the programs is INR 53,500/- per semester. The tuition fee is payable till the student completes submission of the thesis. The tuition fee is, however, subject to revision from time to time.
  • These rates are subject to revision from time to time. Other costs for books and supplies, travel, purchase of a laptop, etc., need to be factored by students depending on their individual circumstances.
  • Estimate of Boarding and Lodging Charges:
    • Hostel Accommodation and allied Charges: INR 39,000/- Per Semester
    • Boarding Charges: INR 25,800/- Per Semester
    • Medical Insurance charges INR 1250 per annum (subject to change time to time)
    • Library Deposit of INR 4000/-
    • Caution Deposit for Hostel: INR 15,000/-
  • These rates are subject to revision from time to time. Other costs for books and supplies, travel, purchase of a laptop, etc., need to be factored by students depending on their individual circumstances.
  • For full-time Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) students, a fellowship of INR 20,000/- per month is available.
  • For full-time Doctor of Philosophy students, a fellowship of INR 38,500/- per month till completion of comprehensive Exam. INR 43,500 per month for a maximum period of 3 years (36 months) after completion of comprehensive Exam

Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy program should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent), as well as have a good academic and, where applicable, technical track record.

As an admission criterion placed for Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University Grants Commission, we require applicants to take either a national entrance examination, as specified by concerned research domains, or a domain-specific entrance examination at IIIT Bangalore before the interview.

Research domain-specific requirements are as follows:

  • For applicants to Computer Science, Data Sciences, VLSI and Networking Communication & Signal Processing, a four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) is required for the Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) program; and a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) is required for the Doctor of Philosophy program. Additional specific requirements are as follows:

 

  • Computer Science:
  1. Applicants should have a GATE or GRE score taken in the last five years.
  2. Candidates with suitable industrial or academic experience and credentials may apply without competitive exam (GATE/GRE) scores, which may be waived. Applicants should clear a written exam conducted by IIIT Bangalore, covering topics on Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Maths, DBMS, Operating Systems, Basic Programming, Computer Architecture and Organization.
  3. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the afore-mentioned score and other application details                   furnished by the applicant, followed by an interview.

 

  • Data Sciences:
  1. Applicants should have taken one of the following examinations:
    • GATE examination for Computer Science,
    • A 45-minute written examination conducted by the research domain at IIIT Bangalore exclusively for applicants to Data Sciences.
  2. For PhD, candidates should have a M.Sc. (Math or Computer Science) or, M.Tech (Computer Science) degree.
  3. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the afore-mentioned score and other application details furnished by the applicant, followed by an interview.

 

  • VLSI:
  1. Applicants will have to write a written exam, followed by an interview. Applicants with a valid GATE score will be exempted from the written exam, and will appear directly for an interview.
  2. Shortlisting of applicants will be done based on their academic background and other details submitted by the applicants.

 

  • Networking, Communications & Signal Processing:

1.   M.Tech. or equivalent degree in CS, ECE, IT, Networking, Communication etc.

2.  Applicants will have to write a written exam, followed by an interview. Applicants with good GATE score will be exempted from the written exam, and will appear directly for an interview.

 

  • Physics

Eligible candidates should have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. The minimum qualification required is an M.Sc. in Physics or a Master’s degree ( M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) in related disciplines.
  2. Candidates who have appeared and qualified in a national entrance test (CSIR-UGC NET, UGC-NET, or JEST examination) may be exempt from taking a written test at IIIT Bangalore.
  3. M. Phil candidates can also apply for the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
  4. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the scores obtained in the afore-mentioned examinations or a written examination at IIITB, and other application details furnished by the applicant followed by an interview.

 

  • Mathematics:
  1. The minimum qualification required is a Master’s degree in engineering (M.Tech., M.E. or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
  2. Candidates who have appeared and qualified in one of the two national entrance examinations: CSIR-UGC NET or NBHM may be exempt from the written test at IIIT Bangalore.
  3. M.Phil candidates can also apply for the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
  4. Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the scores obtained in the afore-mentioned examinations or a written examination at IIITB, and other application details furnished by the applicant followed by an interview.

 

  • IT & Society:
  1. Candidates with a Master’s degree in any of the social sciences are eligible to apply for Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy in the ITS domain.
  2. In addition, candidates with a four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Sciences,Maths/ Statistics (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Master of Science by Research program; and those with a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
  3. Candidates are encouraged to provide a valid score in GATE, JRF, NET, GRE, or GMAT along with their applications. Those without such a score may apply as well.
  4. For some of the topics, work experience in the information technology industry is desirable but not essential.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will have to take a written examination at IIIT Bangalore when called for interview.       
  6. Strong writing skills essential; prior fieldwork experience useful but not essential.             

Important information

One-stop page for program descriptions, program manuals, admissions brochure:

https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-by-researchdoctor-of-philosophy

Research admissions website (main website for research admissions, with the call-for-applications):

https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-by-researchdoctor-of-philosophy

Research admissions portal (for online registration): https://iiitb.in/research-applynow/

Research domains: https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-by-researchdoctor-of-philosophy

Research admissions e-mail ID (for queries or communication with the Institute on admissions-related matters): research.admissions@iiitb.ac.in

 

A. On admissions process:

1. How can I submit my application for research degree programs at IIIT Bangalore?

You have to submit your application online using given admission portal.

2. What is the timeline for the admissions process?

Details can be found in our call-for-applications, which is available at our main website for research admissions. The entire process is from February-May for admissions to Term I (August-December) and October-December for admissions to Term 2(January-May).

3How do I pay my application fees?

Follow the instructions on the admissions portal.

Important Dates:

15/02/2020

Call-for-Applications (Formal Announcement).

22/02/2020

Research Admissions Portal is live for application submission https://iiitb.in/research-applynow/

15/04/2020

Last date for online application submission

10/06/2020

Notification to candidates to be invited for interview and optionally, written test

30/06/2020

Publishing of additional list of candidates to be invited for written test and/or interview on the website

01/07/2020

Online written entrance examination for shortlisted candidates notified on 10/06/2020 (as required specifically by research domains)

06/07/2020 – 10/07/2020

Week of Interviews for shortlisted candidates notified on 10/06/2020

18/07/2020

Online written entrance examination for shortlisted candidates notified on 30/06/2020 (as required specifically by research domains)

20/07/2020 – 24/07/2020

Week of Interviews for shortlisted candidates notified on 30/06/2020

30/07/2020

Notification to admitted candidates

15/08/2020

Last date for remittance of acceptance fees by the admitted candidates

31/08/2020

Joining date: orientation and course registration begins.

01/09/2020

Classes begin for Term I (2020-21)

Click the buttons below for the Master of Science by Research and Doctor of Philosophy Manuals:

MS by Research    Doctor of Philosophy

Syllabus for written test

Computer Science

Cryptography; Optimisation; Graph and geometric algorithms; Program analysis; Basics of Data Structures and Algorithms; Numerical methods; Linear Algebra; Probability and Statistics; and related topics

Data Science

Basics of:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability Statistics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Discrete Math and Data Structures
  • Elementary Calculus
  • Data Handling


Mathematics & Basic Sciences (MBS) [only PhD]

Syllabus for mathematics :

Elementary number theory and Basics of Algebraic number theory, Group, Rings, Fields, Galois Theory, Real Analysis,

Mathematical Methods of Physics: Dimensional analysis.  Vector algebra and vector calculus, several variable calculus, Linear algebra, matrices, Cayley-Hamilton Theorem. Linear Transformations,Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Diagonalisation, Linear ordinary differential equations of first & second order, Special functions (Hermite, Bessel, Laguerre and Legendre functions). Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms. Elements of complex analysis, analytic functions; Taylor & Laurent series; poles, residues and evaluation of integrals. Elementary probability theory, random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions. Central limit theorem.

II Error Analysis Data interpretation and analysis : Precision and accuracy. Error analysis, propagation of errors. Least squares fitting.

Syllabus for Physics:

  1. Mathematical Methods of Physics Dimensional analysis. Vector algebra and vector calculus. Linear algebra, matrices, Cayley-Hamilton Theorem. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Linear ordinary differential equations of first & second order, Special functions (Hermite, Bessel, Laguerre and Legendre functions). Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms. Elements of complex analysis, analytic functions; Taylor & Laurent series; poles, residues and evaluation of integrals. Elementary probability theory, random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions. Central limit theorem.
  2.  Classical Mechanics Newton’s laws. Dynamical systems, Phase space dynamics, stability analysis. Central force motions. Two body Collisions - scattering in laboratory and Centre of mass frames. Rigid body dynamicsmoment of inertia tensor. Non-inertial frames and pseudoforces. Variational principle. Generalized coordinates. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism and equations of motion. Conservation laws and cyclic coordinates. Periodic motion: small oscillations, normal modes. Special theory of relativity Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics and mass–energy equivalence. 
  3. Electromagnetic Theory Electrostatics: Gauss’s law and its applications, Laplace and Poisson equations, boundary value problems. Magnetostatics: Biot-Savart law, Ampere's theorem. Electromagnetic induction. Maxwell's equations in free space and linear isotropic media; boundary conditions on the fields at interfaces. Scalar and vector potentials, gauge invariance. Electromagnetic waves in free space. Dielectrics and conductors. Reflection and refraction, polarization, Fresnel’s law, interference, coherence, and diffraction. Dynamics of charged particles in static and uniform electromagnetic fields. 
  4. Quantum Mechanics Wave-particle duality. Schrödinger equation (time-dependent and time-independent). Eigenvalue problems (particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, etc.). Tunneling through a barrier. Wave-function in coordinate and momentum representations. Commutators and Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Dirac notation for state vectors. Motion in a central potential: orbital angular momentum, angular momentum algebra, spin, addition of angular momenta; Hydrogen atom. Stern-Gerlach experiment. Time independent perturbation theory and applications. Variational method. Time dependent perturbation theory and Fermi's golden rule, selection rules. Identical particles, Pauli exclusion principle, spin-statistics connection.
  5. Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics Laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamic potentials, Maxwell relations, chemical potential, phase equilibria. Phase space, micro- and macro-states. Micro-canonical, canonical and grand-canonical ensembles and partition functions. Free energy and its connection with thermodynamic quantities. Classical and quantum statistics. Ideal Bose and Fermi gases. Principle of detailed balance. Blackbody radiation and Planck's distribution law. Free-electron theory.
  6. Error Analysis Data interpretation and analysis. Precision and accuracy. Error analysis, propagation of errors. Least squares fitting,
  7. The candidates should also prepare to answer questions about their Postgraduate Project (and or) MPhil Thesis.


Networking, Communications Signal Processing(NCSP)

  • Basics of Signal Processing
  • Fundamentals of Matrix theory
  • Probability theory, Random Variables, and statistics
  • Analog and Digital Communication
  • Communication Network Basics: Fundamentals of Transport layer Protocols.Network Layer Protocols , Data Link Layer Medium Access Control Protocols (CSMA/CA, CSMA/CD,), Physical Layer, 5G Core Network Architecture
     

IT and Society(ITS)

The candidates will have to write a short essay (1500 words) on a topic of interest to the IT and Society research domain at IIITB that can be viewed here: http://citapp.iiitb.ac.in/.A set of questions related to the research interest mentioned by the various candidates in their application form will be provided; candidates can choose the one(s) they would like to answer.

VLSI Systems

Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. Arithmetic circuits. Sequential circuits, flip-flops, shift registers, timers and counters, timing- setup/hold. 8-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers: applications, memory and input-output interfacing, Basics of Computer architecture, ALU, instruction pipeline, instruction decoding, SRAM, DRAM.

Characteristics and applications of diode, BJT and MOSFET; small signal analysis of transistor circuits, feedback amplifiers.
Characteristics of operational amplifiers; applications of opamps: difference amplifier, adder, subtractor, integrator, differentiator, instrumentation amplifier, precision rectifier, active filters and other circuits.

Oscillators, signal generators, voltage controlled oscillators. Comparators, Schmitt trigger, multi-vibrators.

Sample-and-hold circuits, analog-to-digital (successive approximation, integrating, flash and sigma-delta) and digital-to-analog converters (weighted R, R-2R ladder and current steering logic). Characteristics of ADC and DAC (resolution, quantization, significant bits, conversion/settling time).

Control theory. Transfer functions; poles and zeros; stability and compensation.