Last updated: 25 July 2022

MS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE


Prospective candidates interested in the MS program are required to take the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/other equivalent exam in related disciplines.

Details of the admission procedure are available here

We solicit applications to our MS program from curious and creative individuals satisfying any one of the following requirements.


Eligibility Criteria -


The minimum educational qualifications for admission to the MS 3-year program are:

  • An applicant must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/other equivalent exam. Applicants from IITs with a grade point average of 8.0/10 (or equivalent) and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement.
  • 3-year BA/B.Sc/equivalent degree in (Psychology/ Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Phy/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/ Biosciences/ CS/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60% or 6.0/10 in the qualifying degree.

The minimum educational and other qualifications for admission to the MS 2-year program are:

  • B.Tech/BE (any branch), BS - 4year program (Physics/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/Biosciences/ related sciences), MBBS. An applicant must have a minimum of 60% or 6.0/10 in the qualifying degree. All regular applicants must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/other equivalent exam. Applicants with B.Tech from IITs with an overall grade point average of 6.5/10 or higher and 8.0/10.0 in the last two years and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement.
  • MA/M.Sc/equivalent degree (Psychology/ Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Phy/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/ Biosciences/ CS/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60% or 6.0/10 (grade point average) in the qualifying degree. An applicant must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/other equivalent exam. Applicants from IITs with a grade point average of 8.0/10 (or equivalent) and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement.

Academic Requirement -

Program Minimum course credits Minimum thesis credits Minimum total credits
MS 2yr 54 72 144
MS 3yr 72 72 216

All MS Cognitive Science students will take the following core courses and minimum of two elective courses (tentative course list for academic year 2022-2023).

1st Semester
Course Number Name
CGS600A Computational tools for Cognitive Science
CGS601A Foundations of Cognitive Science
CGS602A Basic statistics data analysis & inference
CGS610A (modular- 1st half) Experiment design and analysis
CGS611A (modular- 2nd half) Basics of psychophysics
2nd Semester
CGS698A Mind: philosophical investigations
CGS612A (modular- 1st half) Eye-tracking and vr as tools in Cognitive Science
CGS613A (modular- 2nd half) Basics of EEG
Elective 1
Elective 2
3rd & 4th Semester
CGS899 Thesis Units
List of other elective courses
CGS609A Cognitive Neuroscience
CGS621A Introduction to psycholinguistics
CGS622A Cognitive Science of multilingualism
CGS641A Topics in translational neuroscience
CGS646A Topics in agent based models in cognitive and behavioural science
CGS651A Logic and Cognitive Science
CGS690A Social behavior and the brain: an introduction to social neuroscience
CGS698C Bayesian models & data analysis
CGS698D Neurobiology of affect & motivation
CGS652 Consciousness