Dual Degree (M.Tech. + Ph.D.) in CSE

(For Non-CS/IT Candidates)

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Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech. (CS/IT) Graduate will not be considered under this Category. This is ONLY for non-CSE B.Tech. students.

B.Tech. (CS/IT) Graduate, please apply for regular Ph.D. ( Apply for Ph.D.).

Benefit of joining Ph.D.

Details About Admission Process

Syllabus

For any queries related to M. Tech (CSE, Regular), M. Tech (CSE, Non-Regular), Dual-degree (M. Tech + Ph. D) in CSE or PhD (Regular/Non-regular) contact: cseadmissions @ iitg.ac.in

For any queries related to M. Tech (Data Science) contact dsadmission@iitg.ac.in

Important Note


The CSE department has approximately equal number of Ph.D. vacancies in each diverse research areas (like Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems, Computer Networks and Security, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Distributed Systems, and Man-Machine Interfaces) and detail of these research area available at https://www.iitg.ac.in/cse/cseresearchgroups
Based on our past experience, most of the Ph.D. applicants mention buzz words as their preferred research areas, so the area wise applicant distribution is skewed. Statistics of the previous admission is given as follows:

  • 50% of applicants applied to one research area.
  • 25% of applicants applied to another research area and
  • Rest 25% of candidates applied to the other four research areas.
As we invite application for Ph.D. for all the multiple diverse research areas of our department and department has an approximately equal number of Ph.D. vacancies in multiple diverse research areas. If a Ph.D. applicant mentions popular areas as his/her area of interest then his/her chances of getting selected will be less due to heavy competition in that specific research area.
Selection criteria are in general based on performance in tests and/or interviews in basic subjects of CSE (mentioned in the GATE syllabus) and your mentioned research area.

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Shortlisting Criteria


Short-listing Criteria for CSE PhD Admission July 2022:

To be Updated

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Admission Process


  • Tentative Selection Dates: 27th June 2022 to 29th June 2022.
  • Mode of Selection: Written Test, followed by Interview of Shortlisted Candidates. This time selection will be held in-person at the Department of CSE, IIT Guwahati.
  • Candidate needs to visit IIT Guwahati for the selection process.
  • Interviews panel may ask the candidate to show any valid ID card.
  • In the written test, candidates are expected to solve questions from the basic subjects of CSE taken from GATE syllabus. These basic subjects are (a) discrete mathematics (b) programming & data structures (c) algorithms, (d) formal languages & automata theory, (e) computer organization & architecture, (f) operating systems, (g) computer networks. In the time of Interview, candidates need to mention three basic subjects from which questions will be asked.
  • Result will be displayed with in a week of the interview in the website of Academic Section, IIT Guwahati.

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Syllabus

  • Discrete Mathematics: Propositional Logic; Probability-Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Random Variables; Distributions-Uniform, Normal, Exponential, Poisson, Binomial. Set Theory-Sets; Relations; Functions; Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice; Boolean algebra. Combinatorics Permutations; Combinations; Counting; Summation; Generating functions; Recurrence relations;Graph Theory-Connectivity; Spanning trees; Cut vertices and edges; Covering; Matching; Independent sets; Coloring; Planarity; Isomorphism.
  • Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C; Structures, Pointers, Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing, Scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees, Binary heaps, Graphs.
  • Algorithms: Analysis of algorithms, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and average case analysis; Design: Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divide-and-conquer; Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching. Asymptotic analysis of upper and lower bounds, Basic concepts of complexity classes P, NP, NP-hard, NP-complete.
  • Formal Languages and Automata Theory: Alphabets, languages, grammars; Finite automata; Regular languages, Regular expressions; Context-free languages: Pushdown automata, Context sensitive languages: Linear bounded automata; Turing machines: recursively enumerable languages; Undecidability; Operations on formal languages and their properties; Chomsky hierarchy; Decision questions on languages.
  • Computer Organization and Architecture: Logic functions, Minimization, Combinational and sequential circuits; Representation of fixed and floating point numbers; Computer arithmetic. Machine instructions and addressing modes, RISC and CISC paradigms, Instruction pipelining; Memory interface; Memory hierarchy -Cache memory, main memory, secondary storage; I/O transfer techniques: Program controlled, Interrupt controlled, DMA transfer.
  • Operating Systems: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency: Mutual exclusion;Synchronization; Semaphores, Deadlock management, CPU scheduling, Memory Management: Allocation, Protection, Paging, Segmentation; Virtual Memory concepts. File Management, File Systems: Allocation, Free space management, Directory management, I/O Management: Device drivers,Disk scheduling algorithms.
  • Computer Networks: Basics of digital communications, Guided and unguided media, ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error control techniques, Routing algorithms, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IPv4and IPv6, Interconnection devices -Hubs, Switches, Gateways, and Routers; Application layer protocols.

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The benefit of joining Ph.D. CSE @ IIT Guwahati

The benefit of joining Ph.D. CSE @ IIT Guwahati are (a) Scholarship for Ph.D. is higher than M.Tech, (b) Ph.D. is a highest academic degree and it gets the highest respect in the community, you may not require any other degree (intermediate M Tech degree) after this, (c) you can proudly put Dr before your name. (d) you have options to choose both industry job as well as the stable academic job, (e) will be able to do high-quality publications in the reputed journals/conferences, (f) eligible for PMRF and Industry fellowships during the Ph.D., (g) for a sincere and hardworking student, one can finish Ph.D. in within four to five years.

List of Ph.D. alumni and their placement detail are available at http://www.iitg.ac.in/cse/researchscholarscompleted

Detail about Ph.D. program CSE @IIT Guwahati available http://www.iitg.ac.in/cse/phdcse

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Shortlisting Criteria

Dual Degree (M.Tech. + Ph.D.) Programme is specifically designed for non-CSE BTech students. For eligibility criteria, please visit Eligibility

Canididates with BTech CSE, please apply for regular PhD Degree.

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Admission Process Dual (M.Tech. + Ph.D.)

  • Tentative Selection Dates: 27th June 2022 to 29th June 2022.
  • Mode of Selection: Written Test, followed by Interview of Shortlisted Candidates. This time selection will be held in-person at the Department of CSE, IIT Guwahati.
  • Candidate needs to visit IIT Guwahati for the selection process.
  • Interviews panel may ask the candidate to show any valid ID card.
  • In the written test, candidates are expected to solve questions from the syllabus given below. In the time of Interview, candidates need to mention three basic subjects from which questions will be asked.
  • Result will be displayed with in a week of the interview in the website of Academic Section, IIT Guwahati.

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Syllabus Dual Degree (M.Tech. + Ph.D.)


  • Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, Numerical estimation, Numerical reasoning and data interpretation.
  • Set Theory&Algebra: Sets; Relations; Functions; Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice; Boolean Algebra.
  • LinearAlgebra: Algebra of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
  • NumericalMethods: LU decomposition for systems of linear equations; numerical solutions of non-linear algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and Newton-Raphson Methods; Numerical integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules.
  • Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean,median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
  • Programming and DataStructures: Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing, Scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees, Binary heaps, Sorting and Searching.
  • Digital circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; logic gates. Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders.

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Admission Procedure

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on the GATE score.
  • List of shortlisted candidates along with shortlisting criteria will be available on the M.Tech. admission page soon.
  • Based on GATE score and eligibility of the candidates, ranked list of candidates will be prepared. The admission offer will be available only through the COAP portal

If your GATE score is not good enough for Regular M.Tech admission, you may consider applying for regular PhD degree at CSE, IIT Guwahati.

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Shortlisting Criteria


  1. Eligibility of candidates as per minimum eligibility norms for the M. Tech. CSE program is as follows: (i) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent in CS/IT/M&C or MSc (Computer Science/Information Technology) or MCA. (ii) The qualifying marks are 6.0/60% CPGA/Percentage for General, EWS and OBC category, and 5.5/55% CGPA/percentage for ST/SC/PWD category of candidates.
  2. For regular M.Tech. Admissions, the GATE CS score cut-off will be announced soon.

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Admission Procedure

  • Tentative Selection Dates: 17th May 2022.
  • Mode of Selection: Written Test and/or Interview of Shortlisted Candidates. This time selection will be held in-person at the Department of CSE, IIT Guwahati.
  • You need to visit IIT Guwahati for the selection.
  • In the written test, candidates are expected to solve questions from the GATE CSE Syllabus.
  • Result will be displayed with in a week of the interview in the website of Academic Section, IIT Guwahati.

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Shortlisting Criteria


  1. Eligibility of candidates as per minimum eligibility norms for the M. Tech. CSE program is as follows: (i) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent in CS/IT/M&C or MSc (Computer Science/Information Technology) or MCA. (ii) The qualifying marks are 6.0/60% CPGA/Percentage for General, EWS and OBC category, and 5.5/55% CGPA/percentage for ST/SC/PWD category of candidates.
  2. For Non-regular M.Tech. Admissions, the cut-off score will be announced soon.

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