IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form

IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2021

IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022 -International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore) invites applications for MS (Research) & PhD Admission for the academic year 2022-23 (Term 1) starting in August 2022.

Check more details on IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022 below here.

Available Research Programs

Master of Science (MS) by Research

  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Data Sciences (DS)
  • IT & Society (ITS)
  • Networking, Communications Signal Processing (NCSP)
  • Software Engineering
  • VLSI

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Mathematics & Basic Sciences (MBS)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Data Sciences (DS)
  • IT & Society (ITS)
  • Networking, Communications Signal Processing (NCSP)
  • Software Engineering
  • VLSI

Research Areas

Research Domain [Programs with openings]Indicative Research Areas
Computer Science (CS)        Formal verification of adaptive control software that use machine learning algorithms, Testing of adaptive software that use machine learning algorithms, Formal verification and testing of embedded software, Algorithms, and specifically, Graph and Geometric Algorithms, Side-channel attacks & countermeasures, Homomorphic encryption & applications, Cryptography, Bio-informatics, Computational Biology, Computational sustainability, Distributed Computing.
Data Sciences (DS) Image Segmentation, Self-Supervision Learning, Few Shot Learning, Consent Management in Data Trusts, ML for Autonomous Vehicles, Large-scale data processing, Data integration, Semantic Web, Distributed ANN training with asynchronous optimizations, Unstructured data processing and analytics on Cloud, Topological Data Analysis, Geometric Computing, Demographic data analysis including visualization, Drone-based LiDAR point cloud visual analytics, Multimodal AI for Conversations, Frameworks for ethical data management and privacy protection of structured data, Few-shot learning for speech recognition and language applications.
IT & Society (ITS)  Sociology of Work and Automation, Political Economy of Digital Identity, Politics of digital technology-based automation, Politics of Digital Infrastructures, Queering Digital Technologies, Digital/biometrics infrastructures, Digital news objects, processes and consumption, Gender and Technology, Topics seeking an explicit human-computer interaction (HCI) or information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) focus, Political economy of technological change and innovation (including social/frugal innovation) and the organization of production in the global ICT industry, Gender and ICTs, The Social Division of Labour in the Platform Economy, Institutional adaptation to Social Innovation,  Innovation and political-economy of the IT industry, Radio spectrum regulation, Privacy Economics, Digital Economy, Regulatory Impact Analysis,  Multi party privacy analysis, Techno-economics of 5G, Agent based modeling of socio-economic systems, Modeling Platform Economies.
Mathematics &Basic Sciences (MBS)[only PhD]Mathematics: Number Theory; in particular, Algebraic Number Theory, Diophantine Equations, Galois Module Structure and Elliptic Curves.Physics:  Dynamical Systems Theory, Complex Systems and Soft Matter Physics including Complex Fluids, Cavitation & Bubble Dynamics, studies of Instabilities & Synchronization in Nonlinear Systems (both physical, biological, and polymeric systems); 3D Simulations and Modeling of Hydrodynamic and Magneto hydrodynamic Turbulent Flows (involving research in fundamental physics / astrophysics / mechanical engineering). 
Networking, Communications& Signal Processing (NCSP) Transceiver design for 5G and beyond wireless communication systems, coding for low-latency communication (streaming codes), Signal processing for communications, Radar Imaging using synthetic aperture, Realization of mm Wave base station antenna array and beamforming, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces or Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces: Modeling and Optimization for 6G, Deep Learning / Machine Learning Applications for Wireless Communications.
Software Engineering (SE)Data-driven testing, Formal verification, Enterprise software, Software testing, Software architecture, Software design, Security, Program analysis, Programming languages.
VLSI FPGA based hardware acceleration of ML algorithms, FPGA architecture research, Security of processors + FPGA architecture, In memory compute work + ASIC implementation, RISC-V architecture, Newer computing designs, Approximate Computing, Low Power designs, In-Memory computing, SoC design for AI/ML accelerators integrated with single/multiple processor cores, Accelerators design for cryptography applications towards FPGA and ASIC implementation, I/ML hardware accelerator design towards FPGA and ASIC implementation, EDA – Newer algorithms to synthesis gate-level circuits for exact and approximate designs, Assistive devices, Edge computing design, Robotics for healthcare including implementation of AI/ML for signal processing, and image processing applications, ML accelerators, Security aspect of processors.

IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Call-for-Applications (Formal Announcement)7/3/2022
Research Admissions Portal is live for application submission15/03/2022
Last date for online application submission18/04/2022
Notification to candidates to be invited for interview and optionally, written test25/05/2022
 Dates for Written tests and interviews. Mode to be decided based on the pandemic situation.20/06/2022 – 29/06/2022
Notification to admitted candidates30/06/2022
Last date for remittance of acceptance fees by the admitted candidates29/7/2022
Joining date: orientation and course registration begins01/08/2022
Classes begin for Term I (2022-23)01/08/2022

Eligibility Criteria

For PhD

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with good academic (and technical track record where applicable).
  • As an admission criterion placed for Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University Grants Commission, we require applicants to take either a national entrance examination, as specified by concerned research domains, or a domain-specific entrance examination at IIIT Bangalore before the interview.

Research Domain-Specific Requirements

For applicants to Computer Science, Data Sciences, VLSI, Software Engineering and Networking Communication & Signal Processing, a four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) is required for the Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) program; and a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) is required for the Doctor of Philosophy program. Additional specific requirements are as follows:

Computer Science and Software Engineering

  • Applicants should have a GATE or GRE score taken in the last five years.
  • Candidates with suitable industrial or academic experience and credentials may apply without competitive exam (GATE/GRE) scores, which may be waived. Applicants should clear a written exam conducted online by IIIT Bangalore, covering topics on Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Maths, DBMS, Operating Systems, Basic Programming, Computer Architecture and Organization.
  • Screening/shortlisting will be based on the afore-mentioned score and other application details furnished by the applicant, followed by an interview.

Data Science

  • Applicants should have taken one of the following examinations:
    • GATE examination for Computer Science,
    • A 45-minute online written examination conducted by the research domain at IIIT Bangalore exclusively for applicants to Data Sciences.
  • For Ph. D., candidates should have a M.Sc. (Math or Computer Science) or, M.Tech (Computer Science) degree.
  • Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the afore-mentioned score and other application details furnished by the applicant, followed by an interview.

VLSI

  • Applicants will have to write online written exam, followed by an interview if selected. GATE scores are not mandatory but will be desirable.
  • Shortlisting of applicants will be done based on their academic background and other details submitted by the applicants.

Networking, Communications & Signal Processing

  • Requirements (Ph.D.)
    • Strong background in Computer Networks 
    • Strong background in Analog and Digital Communication  
    • Basics of Signal Processing 
    • Mathematics: Probability Theory, Random Variables, and Statistics 
    • Optimization techniques for Applied Wireless and ML
  • Requirements (M. S. (By Research)
    • Good background in Computer Networks 
    • Good background in Analog and Digital Communication  
    • Basics of Signal Processing 
    • Mathematics: Probability Theory, Random Variables, and Statistics 

Four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent degree in ECE/CS/IT) is required for the M. S. (By Research) program, and a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent in ECE/CS/IT/Networking/Communication/Signal Processing) is required for the Ph. D.  program. Additional specific requirements are as follows: 

  • Applicants will have to write online written exam, followed by an interview if selected
  • Applicants with good GATE score will be exempted from the written exam, and will appear directly for an interview 
  • Shortlisting of applicants will be done based on their academic background and other details submitted by the applicants 

Physics

Eligible candidates should have satisfied the following requirements:

  • The minimum qualification required is an M.Sc. in Physics, or a Master’s degree (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) in related disciplines.
  • Candidates who have appeared and qualified in a national entrance test (CSIR-UGC NET, UGC-NET, GATE or JEST examination) may be exempt from taking a written test at IIIT Bangalore. M. Phil. candidates can also apply for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
  • Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the scores obtained in the afore-mentioned examinations or online written examination at IIIT Bangalore, and other application details furnished by the applicant followed by an interview if selected.

Mathematics

  • The minimum qualification required is a Master’s degree in engineering (M.Tech., M.E. or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
  • Candidates who have appeared and qualified in one of the two national entrance examinations: CSIR-UGC NET or NBHM may be exempt from the written test at IIIT Bangalore.
  • M. Phil .candidates can also apply for the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
  • Screening/ shortlisting will be based on the scores obtained in the afore-mentioned examinations or online written examination at IIITB, and other application details furnished by the applicant followed by an interview if selected.

IT & Society

  • Candidates with a Master’s degree in any of the social sciences are eligible to apply for Master of Science by Research/ Master of Science (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy in the ITS domain.
  • In addition, candidates with a four-year Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Sciences, Maths/ Statistics (B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Master of Science by Research program; and those with a Master’s degree in engineering (M.E., M.Tech. or equivalent) can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a valid score in GATE, JRF, NET, GRE, or GMAT along with their applications. Those without such a score may apply as well.
  • For some of the topics, work experience in the information technology industry is desirable but not essential.
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to take a written examination at IIIT Bangalore when called for interview.
  • A bachelor’s degree (minimum of 4 years) or a master’s degree in any field. Strong writing skills essential; prior fieldwork experience useful but not essential. For some topics: preferably graduates in Engineering, Sciences and Math/ Statistics.

Application Process

Candidates have to apply online on IIIT Bangalore website.

Only those applicants will be considered for admission who will apply online before the last date and satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Fellowships/Scholarships

For full-time Master of Science by Research

  • INR 20,000/- per month

For full-time PhD students

  • INR 38,500 monthly till completion of comprehensive Exam.
  • INR 43,500 monthly for a maximum period of 3 years after completion of comprehensive Exam.

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IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2021

Important Dates

Applications Formal Announcement23 February 2021
Start of application submission05 April 2021
Last date for online application05 May 2021
Notification to candidates to be invited for interview and optionally, written test21 May 2021
Online written test for shortlisted candidates (if required)05 June 2021
Online interviews07 to 12 June 2021
Last date for remittance of acceptance fees09 July 2021
orientation and course registration begins30 July 2021
Classes for Term I (2021-22)02 August 2021