IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022-23 (Term 2): Dates, Application Form

IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2021

IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022-23 (Term 2) -International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore) invites applications for MS (Research) & PhD Admission for the academic year 2022-23 (Term 2) starting in January 2023..

Check more details on IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022-23 (Term 2) below here.

IIIT Bangalore Research Programs

Master of Science (MS) by Research

  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Data Sciences (DS)
  • Networking, Communications Signal Processing (NCSP)
  • Software Engineering (SE)
  • VLSI

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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

Research Areas

Research Domain[openings for the current admission cycle]Indicative Research Areas
ComputerScience(CS)Digital twin for mobile robot control, graph and geometric algorithms with applications in IoT, applications of homomorphic encryption to digital identity, secure and efficient cryptographic implementations, formal verification of software architectures, formal verification of machine learning algorithms and applications.
Data Sciences (DS)Large scale data processing, big data systems, distributed machine learning and reasoning, stream data analytics, image segmentation, few shot learning, self supervision learning, multi-model conversational systems, action recognition, topological data analysis.
MBS (Physics)[Only PhD]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)5G advanced ORAN Massive MIMO base station, IRS assisted wireless system design for beyond 5G, transceiver design and implementation for 6G OTFS systems, vital signs monitoring using Radar, Channel estimation for Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO system, Prototype design for intelligent reflecting surface-assisted 6G networks.
Software Engineering (SE)Formal verification of software architectures, Data-Driven testing. 
VLSI VLSI architecture design, IoT systems, biomedical systems, AI/ML hardware accelerators, Cryptography accelerators, in-memory-computing, neuromorphic computing, approximate computing, FPGA system design, FPGA based acceleration.

IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022-23 (Term 2) Important Dates

Call-for-Applications (Formal Announcement).11/10/2022
Research Admissions Portal is live for application submission.17/10/2022
Last date for online application submission.11/11/2022
Notification to candidates to be invited for interview and optionally, written test.21/11/2022
Dates for Written test and interviews.28/11/2022 – 05/12/2022 
Notification to admitted candidates.08/12/2022
Last date for remittance of acceptance fees by the admitted candidates.28/12/2022
Joining date: orientation and course registration begins.To be announced
Classes begin for Term 2 (2022-23).To be announced

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.

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.

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 

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.

Important Links

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IIIT Bangalore MS (Research) & PhD Admission 2022-23 (Term 1) Important Dates

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 (SE)
  • 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 (SE)
  • VLSI

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

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