M.Sc Programme in Cognitive Science at IIT Gandhinagar; Apply by Jan 31
Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar, has invited applications for admission to the M.Sc Programme in Cognitive Sciences, July 2021.
Cognitive Science is the study of the mind - how it comes to be, what it is, and what it does. Researchers and practitioners in cognitive science come from a variety of conventional academic disciplines. Computer scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, philosophers have all contributed to this exciting synthesis of insight into how the mind works. These insights are all the more useful now in trying to construct artificial human-like systems.
Eligibility: Applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. B.A., B.Sc., B.Tech, BCom, MBBS) in any discipline with a minimum of 55% (5.5 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% (5.0 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
Those who would be completing Bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2020-21 are also eligible to apply.
Selection: Admission will be based on online entrance test and interview. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for online entrance test to be held on 28 February 2021 and interview to be held during March 1 - 3, 2021, based on the academic records and aptitude for cognitive science.
The test will consist of comprehension type questions based on given passages, and statistical aptitude. There is no prescribed syllabus for the entrance test. The interview will primarily test aptitude for Cognitive science and understanding of subjects studied at undergraduate level. The final selection will be based on academic records, aptitude for cognitive science, written test and interview. The Institute may also exercise the option of offering admission to a few outstanding candidates based on academic records without calling them for written test and/or interview.
Financial Support: Eligible candidates admitted to MSc Cognitive Science program will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5,000/-. The stipend support will be renewed per semester subject to a student’s continued satisfactory progress in the program.
Travel Scholarships: Institute encourages MSc students to present their research work at national and international conferences, and provides travel scholarships of up to Rs.60000/- to such students.
Application: Applications can be submitted online latest by January 31, 2021, through the link given at https://cogs.iitgn.ac.in/
Applicant needs to furnish hardcopy of the application form with photograph and all the documentary evidence in original (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. There is no application fee.
For more details, visit https://cogs.iitgn.ac.in/