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The goal of postgraduate programmes at IIIT-Bangalore is to develop professionals of high quality to cater to the needs of industry and academia. Such education will be based on a broad grasp of the fundamental principles of the sciences and scientific methods, a deep understanding of a specific area of specialization, an ability to solve new problems, and a capacity to learn continually and interact with multidisciplinary groups. Above all, IIIT-Bangalore aims at developing in its students a capacity for free and objective inquiry, courage and integrity, and awareness and sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of society. The postgraduate programmes are designed with the above goals in view. They include courses of study, seminars, project work, internships and research leading to a thesis.
The M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering is a two-year (4-semester) program. Students in the first semester can choose foundational courses from a given pool covering the areas of algorithms, software systems and mathematics. As part of the mandatory branch electives, students must take courses from the area of TCS (Theoretical Computer Science) and SSY (Software Systems). Subsequently, they can choose electives to specialize in one of the following SIX areas:
1. IML (Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning).
2. TCS (Theoretical Computer Science).
3. SSY (Software Systems).
4. NC (Networking and Communication).
5. VLSI (VLSI Systems).
6. DT (Digital Society).
Selection Procedure:  GATE (CS) SCORE
Intake:  150
All students enrolled in the M.Tech. programme are residential, full-time students.