Admissions to MS & PhD Programs (Jan 2015) at CSE Department

This webpage lists down updates on MS/PhD admissions at CSE Department for the Jan 2015 batch. If you are looking for the details of M.Tech admission process, please go here.

Important Data & Links

The StepPh.D. AdmissionsM.S. Admissions
Submitting the online application
(at the IITM research portal)
October 21, 2014 October 21, 2014
Notification by email about shortlisting November 4, 2014
  Shortlist for Written Test
  Statistics & Criteria
November 4, 2014
  Shortlist for Written Test
  Statistics & Criteria
Written test reporting time
08:30, November 26, 2014
08:30, November 24, 2014
MS and Direct PhD Applicants
Notification of Results Dec 12, 2014 [Results] Dec 12, 2014 [Results]

Selection Process

The eligibility criteria is as listed in admissions brochure for the MS/PhD program. The department shortlists candidates for written test and interview based on some more (stringent) criteria. Candidates shortlisted for the selection process will be notified through email.

The department level selection shall be a two-stage process. The first stage is a written test (part-a and part-b). Candidates selected in the written test will have to appear for an interview in the second stage.

The syllabus for the written test : for PhD and for MS

The sample question papers : PART-A and PART-B

Important Notes

Candidates are also encouraged to visit webpages of our faculty, research page and prospective students page.
Admin related questions if any, may be directed to , though it is advisable to go through the FAQ before mailing a question.

Reaching the Department:
Directions for reaching the IIT campus can be found here
Directions for reaching the Department within the campus can be found here
A Navigable map of the institute can be found here

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036
Phone: +91-44-22574350 Fax: +91-44- 22574352 email: