Last updated: 02 September 2021


  • Am I eligible to join MS/ PhD program at IIT Kanpur?
  • Eligibility criteria for joining PhD program is given here. Eligiblity criteria for MS (2 year) and MS (3 year program are given here).

  • I am eligible to apply for the program how do I proceed with application.
  • Eligible candidates should have a valid score in one of the exam mentioned in below.

    GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/other equivalent exam in related disciplines.

  • I have applied for MS/PhD program how should I proceed next.
  • After the last date of application, Department of cognitive science will declare a cut-off and names of shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview. Final selection will be made based on performance in qualifying exam as well as the interview. Details of these steps will be made available on the department webpage. Please keep checking the department website for updates.

  • I have a question that is not answered in the FAQ section
  • Drop a mail to along with a copy to in case of any queries about the program. In case of any technical issues send a mail to We will answer your mail in 2-3 working days.