CS4900/4910: Undergraduate Research in CS - I/II

Course information


  • Proposal: 10 (examiner)

  • Report/presentation: 90 ( mentor, examiner, and course co-ordinator contribute 50, 25, and 15 marks, respectively)

Important Dates

  • Proposal (draft): Nov 7, 11:59 p.m.

  • Proposal (refined): Jan 30, 11:59 p.m.

  • Project report: Apr 20, 11:59 p.m.


  • Each individual student has to sign up with a CS faculty member, who is willing to be a mentor for this course.

  • The student is expected to provide a draft proposal, with the mentor's approval. The student can register for the course after submitting the draft proposal. The course co-ordinator, with inputs from CS faculty members, approves the course registration of the student, if the proposal draft is found to be satisfactory.

  • A more detailed proposal is due in Jan. This document should provide a work plan (research problem considered, and a solution approach), as well as a literary review.

  • The detailed proposal would be evaluated by an examiner, and graded with a max marks of 10.


  • The report, in addition to the literature survey about the research problem(s) considered, should bring out the results of the research efforts done as a part of the UGRC course.

  • The results obtained in the UGRC project cannot be included in any other report (even if done by the same author(s)) without explicitly citing the UGRC report. However, the student may continue on the same research problem if they wish, provided they mark out what was done in the UGRC and what was done after that, with appropriate citations in the respective reports.

  • Each student is expected to make a 20-minute presentation summarizing the problem and findings, post-report submission. The presentation will be followed by a viva.

  • The final evaluation will be done by a committee consisting of the mentor, examiner and the course co-ordinator.