Prospective candidates interested in the MS program are required to take the Cognitive Science Joint Entrance Test (COGJET). More details about the admissions procedure are available here.

The basic course template for the MS programs are specified below.

Program Minimum course credits Minimum thesis credits Minimum total credits
MS 2yr 54+6 seminar 72 144
MS 3yr 72+6 seminar 72 216

IITK follows a credit-based system permitting considerable flexibility to students in designing their own curriculum. All MS Cognitive Science students will take the following 9 credit core courses.

Course number Name
CGS600A Computational tools in Cognitive Science
CGS601A Foundations of Cognitive Science
BSE66 Neurobiology
CGS603 Methods and tools in Cognitive Science
PSY790 Human Cognitive Processes

All students will also complete a 6 credit seminar course and a 9-credit project course under a faculty mentor. The remaining course credits will be taken from a set of department electives. A non-exhaustive list is given below.

Course number Name
PSY772 Human perceptual processes
CS786 Computational Cognitive Science
CS671 Introduction to natural language processing
PHI701 Philosophy of Mind
CGS476 Cognitive Neuroscience