MS in Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science MS program at IIT Kanpur will begin in Fall 2018. Interested candidates are required to take the Cognitive Science Joint Entrance Test (COGJET). We will shortlist candidates for interviews based on COGJET scores. More details about COGJET are available here.

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

ProgramMinimum course credits Minimum thesis credits Minimum total credits
MS 2yr 54+6 seminar 72 144
MS 3yr72+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
CGS600AComputational tools in Cognitive Science
CGS601AFoundations of Cognitive Science
BSE66Neurobiology
CGS603Methods and tools in Cognitive Science
PSY790Human 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
PSY772Human perceptual processes
CS786Computational Cognitive Science
CS671Introduction to natural language processing
PHI701Philosophy of Mind
CGS476Cognitive Neuroscience