Last updated: 14 May 2022

FAQ


  • What are the programs for which department of cognitive science is advertising for the semester 2022-2023-Semester I?
  • The department of Cognitive Science is advertising for the following PG programs


    • PhD (Cognitive Science)
    • MS by research- 2 year degree
    • MS by research- 3 year degree

  • What are important dates for the application process?
    • Application Begins: March 22, 2022
    • Application Ends: April 13, 2022 at 12:00 Hrs
    • Shortlisted Candidate list declared: Late April (tentatively)
    • Written Exam (PhD): 29 April, 2022
    • MSc. Interviews: 9,10,11 May, 2022
    • PhD Interviews: 18,19,20 May, 2022
    • Declaration of selected candidates: June End (tentatively)

  • What is the eligibility criterion for applying to the PG programs in the department of cognitive science?
    • Details of the eligibility requirements can be found here
    • In addition to the degree requirements, the applicants need to have a valid score in one of the examinations mentioned in the advertisement or in an equivalent exam.

  • Can I apply to the MS/PhD program without having a valid score in a national level exam?
    • Apart from exceptions mentioned in the PG manual of IIT Kanpur, all full-time/part time applicants need to have a valid score in a national level exam.

  • Can I apply for part-time program in PhD/MS (By Research programs)?
    • Currently we allow part time applications only for the PhD program.

  • Is scholarship provided to PG students in the department of cognitive science?
    • Time bound assistantship is provided to MSR students (for 2 years) and PhD students (for 5 years). In turn it is expected that students will perform departmental duties allotted to them.

  • Is COGJET 2022 being considered as equivalent exam for eligibility of applicants?
    • We are considering COGJET 2022 as an equivalent exam for the current year.

  • How will students be shortlisted?
    • Students will be shortlisted based on the score on a National eligibility test. List of shortlisted candidates along with shortlisting criterion will be made available on our webpage.
    • Shortlisted candidates will then undergo the next stages of selection involving a written exam (only for PhD, MS-R don't have to appear for written exam) and an interview.
    • Based on performance in the written exam and interview, the final list of selected candidates will be declared.

  • What is the syllabus for written exam?
    • The written exam will test applicants for research aptitude. For a sample test check this link

  • I have applied for MS (By Research program). Do I also have to appear for written exam ?
    • The written exam is only for PhD, MSR don't have to be appear for written exam.

  • Where can I get more information about the cognitive science department?
    • Please visit this link to get an idea of resources available with the department

  • Where can I get more information about cognitive science and its future prospects?
    • Please visit this link to get an idea of cognitive science as a discipline and future career directions that a degree in cognitive science would allow you to take.

  • Will the exams be conducted online or offline?
    • The written exam and interview will be conducted offline (if permissible)

  • How to reach the department?
    • You have to enter from IIT Gate No-2 and continue the road about 500 meters away then the department building is on your right side. View in Google Maps

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