Academic programs at CSE department

The Department offers the following acedemic programs:

Course-work oriented programs

  • 4-year B.Tech. program
  • 2-year M.Tech. program
  • 5-year Dual Degree program

Research programs

  • M.S. program
  • Ph.D. program
The degree awarded is in "Computer Science and Engineering" and has no specilaization as such.

Course Oriented Programs

B.Tech. program: The B.Tech. program is a four-year course oriented undergraduate program. The course work is spread accross all the semesters. See here for the detailed curriculum. The courses include a set of core courses offered by the department, a set of departmental electives and some free electives. In total, the academic activities include 7 department electives and 8 free electives. A B.Tech project is optional and the student can take 2 additional department electives in lieu of the B.Tech project.

M.Tech. program: The M.Tech. program is a two-year course oriented graduate program. The student has to take a set of core courses and a set of electives. The course work is spread accross the first two semesters with an option of taking one elective in the third semester. This is followed by a project in the third and fourth semester in which the student can take up a project of his or her interest, supervised by a faculty member.

Dual Degree program: The Dual Degree program is a five year program. At the end of five years, the student is awarded both a B.Tech. and M.Tech. degree.

Postgraguate Research Programs

M.S. and Ph.D. programs: The M.S and PhD. programs are postgraduate research oriented programs. The scholar works in an area of his/her interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The scholar has to obtain a minimum number of credits by taking courses. The highlight of the program is the independent research work taken by scholar, leading to a dissertation at the end of the program. The average duration of an M.S. program is between two to three years and that of a PhD. program is between four to five years. In the fourth semester, an M.S. scholar has an option to upgrade to the Ph.D. program without having to go through the admission procedure.

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