MS by Research

Master of Sciences (MS) by Research

This is a research-oriented programme. The admitted students are expected to have an advanced Computer Science Engineering(CSE)/Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)/Civil Engineering background. There is no prescribed coursework for this program. Students should use the first year to make up for the deficiencies in their background, if any, and to gain advanced knowledge in the stream area of their choice.

Breadth/Depth Requirements:

A student should demonstrate knowledge of the basic courses in at least 4 of the stream areas and must take an advanced course in a minimum of 3 stream areas.

Credit Requirements:

A student should take 48 credits at the institute to be eligible for the MS degree of which at least 24 credits should be through coursework and at least 24 of which should be MS thesis credits. Credits for courses at level 4000 and above only count towards the degree. Students must register for at least 16 credits for the first three semesters and at least 4 credits thereafter. At most 4 credits can be converted to project / independent study credits in place of courses.

MS Thesis:

Once the student completes his/her Thesis work, he/she has to submit the Graduation Request Form (GRF) in the academic office as per the guidelines given on intranet

The MS thesis has to be defended to a committee of typically consists of 3 faculty members including the advisor, a faculty member nominated by PG Chair and a nominee of the Dean (R&D).

Academic Performance:

A student should complete the requirements with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 to receive the MS degree.

Residency Requirements:

  • Full-time students: Minimum of 3 semesters and maximum of 6 semesters.
  • Part-time students: Minimum of 3 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters.


Full-time post-graduate fees during the coursework.