The MS (Research) programme is a special research-oriented Masters
programme offered to students who are interested in exploring in-depth
research problems in any area of computer science. The emphasis is on
conducting original research and writing a thesis of publishable
quality. Interested students who have demonstrated excellence in
their academic performance and research potential may convert to the
Ph. D. programme. There are currently a handful of students in this
Applicants to this programme are expected to have excellent
backgrounds in computer science. Since the programme is a research
programme, the candidates are typically expected to be superior in
training and academic performance to students admitted to the
M. Tech. programme. The main differences with the M. Tech. programme
(1) The MS (R) programme has 40 credits of research to 20 credits of
course work versus a 20-40 breakup in the M. Tech programme.
(2) There are no fixed core courses. Instead each individual student
is advised on courses to take based on their research interests and
(3) Full-time students are expected to identify their thesis advisor by the end of their first semester, and begin research in the second semester.
Students are provided laboratory and infrastructure facilities similar
to that of Ph.D. scholars. We endeavour to provide financial support
at Master's level stipends to all GATE-qualified full-time students.
Full-time students not resident in Delhi are given priority in
allotment of hostel accommodation.
While the MS(Research) programme is currently small in numbers, faculty
tend to consider it more prestigious than the M. Tech. programme.
Candidates are encouraged to consider conversion to Ph.D.