Last updated: 19 July 2022

PhD IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE


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

Our program structure is research-intensive, so PhD aspirants are encouraged to identify potential mentors at the time of application. Candidates with a background in cognitive science will take 36 credits of coursework followed by 144 thesis credits. Candidates from other disciplines will take 18 additional course credits. We expect candidates to graduate in about 5 years.

Admission process will consist on written examination followed by an interview. The written exam will test applicants for research aptitude. For a sample test check this link

Details of the admission procedure are available here

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


Eligibility Criteria -

  1. an MA/M.Sc/M.Phil/MS/equivalent degree

    • in Cog. Sc./Psychology/Linguistics/Philosophy/Anthropology/Phy/Chem/Math/Stat/Biosciences/related disciplines,
    • with a minimum of 60% or 6.0/10 (grade point average) in the qualifying degree.
    • Should have a valid score/qualification in GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET/other equivalent exam
    • Applicants from CFTIs (centrally funded technical institutions) with a grade point average of 8.0/10 (or equivalent) are exempt from the GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET requirement.

    OR

  2. an M.Tech/ME/MD (any branch) with a minimum of 60% or 6.0/10 (grade point average) in the qualifying degree.

  3. OR

  4. a B.Tech/MBBS/BE (any branch), BS - 4year program ( in Physics/Chem/Math/Stat/Biosciences/related sciences).

    • Applicant must have a minimum of 75% or 7.5/10 in the qualifying degree.
    • Should have a valid score/qualification in GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET/other equivalent exam.
    • Applicants from CFTIs (centrally funded technical institutions) with a grade point average of 7.5/10 (or equivalent) are exempt from the GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET requirement.

Academic Requirement -

Program Minimum course credits Minimum thesis credits Minimum total credits
PhD (Students with Masters Degree) 36 144 180
PhD (Students with Bachelors Degree) 54 144 216
Odd 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
CGS652 Consciousness
Even 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
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
CGS799 Thesis Units