CDSComputational Science (CDCP)
2017 M.Tech.(Research)/Ph.D. admissions information
Narayana Nethrayala Ph.D. Fellowship
Important Dates:
Preinterview Familirization/orientation towards CDCP Research Admissions: June 2, 2017 (Friday), 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM (open to all candidates who were short listed for interview, especially SC/ST candidates) at CDS 102 Seminar Hall Schedule
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Introduction to CDS and Highlights of computational science research program by Phaneendra Yalavarthy(Presentation Slides)3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: CDCP written and Interview process by Murugesan Venkatapathi(Presentation Slides)3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Coffee Break4:15 PM – 5:00 PM : Interactions with current CDCP research students and a tour of the department
Research Interviews: June 59, 2017 Tentative Merit List
 Final List of Candidates for Research Admissions into CDSComputational Science Stream, 2017
 The interview process for the Computational Science (CDCP) stream has two stages: Written and Oral (both conducted on the same day).
 1. Written component (Duration: 30 minutes): Total Points 5X2=10
 (a) Two mandatory questions, one from polynomials, functions, plotting, etc and another is a programing question
 (b) Answer any three out of five questions asked from basic engineering mathematics on following topics: Linear Algebra/Matrices, Probability and Statistics, and Differential Equations.
 2. Oral Interview: Candidates who are successful in the written component will attend an oral interview before a CDSCP faculty committee. In the oral interview, you will be questioned on the basic subjects, and on a choice of advanced topic based on your lab preferences:
 Basic Area Subjects: Programming fundamentals; Linear Algebra; Numerical Methods; Ordinary Differential Equations; Probability & Statistics. Final year undergraduate level preparation is required.
 Advanced Topics: Matrix Algebra, Numerical and Functional Analysis, Numerical Solution of Differential and DifferentialAlgebraic Equations, Finite Element Methods, Signal Processing, Computational Biology and Structural Bioinformatics, Graph Algorithms, Structural Biology and Bioinformatics.
 1. Written component (Duration: 30 minutes): Total Points 5X2=10
The detailed procedure along with the preference sheet for choice of labs is here.
(Updated on: June 9, 2017)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about admissions are here
For any queries/questions about admissions, please contact: chair#cds.iisc.ac.in (replace # with @)
LastYear (admissions of 2016) Information:
M.Tech(Research)/Ph.D. admissions information
The detailed procedure along with the preference sheet for choice of labs is here
Interview Process:
The interview process for the Computational Science stream has two stages: Written and Oral (both conducted on the same day).

Written component (Duration: 30 minutes): Total Points 5×2=10
(a) Two mandatory questions, one from polynomials, functions, plotting, etc and another is a programing question
(b) Answer any three out of five questions asked from the following subjects: Elements of Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra/Matrix Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Differential Equations and Numerical Methods. 
Oral Interview: Candidates who are successful in the written component will attend an oral interview before a CDSCP faculty committee. In the oral interview, you will be questioned on:
– Basic Area Subjects: Linear Algebra; Numerical Methods; and Probability & Statistics. Final year engineering undergraduate level preparation is required
– Advanced Topics: Any one of the topics: Matrix Algebra, Numerical and Functional Analysis, Numerical Solution of ODEs and DAEs, Finite element methods, Signal processing, Stochastic Calculus,Computational Biology and Structural Bioinformatics, Graph Algorithms, Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
List of projects/research topics
(Updated on: June 2, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about admissions are here
For any queries/questions about admissions, please contact: chair#cds.iisc.ac.in (replace # with @)