The Cognitive Science PhD program at IIT Kanpur is now operational. New candidates for the 2018 batch will be selected by means of a written test/interview common with the MS entrance exam.
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.