CDSComputational Science (CDCP)
Ph.D and M.Tech (Res) Admissions Aug 2019 Cycle
Selection List – 2019
Important Information
 General: Research activities at CDS are categorized into two streams: Computational Science (CDCP) and Computer and Data systems (CDCS). The candidate has to apply for CDS and the department committee will shortlist the candidates for research interview based on GATE Score and/or B.Tech./M.Tech. scores. The shortlisted candidates will have to attend an interview which consists of written component and oral interview. Candidates have to carefully review their eligibility and choose one stream, either CDCP (Computational Science) or CDCS (Computer and Data System) at the time of interview. The written component will differ between these streams, please refer to the appropriate brochure carefully before filing in the combined preference sheet. Eligibility for CDCS and CDCP can be viewed here.
 CDCP Research Admission Brochure 2019: Interview procedure, research labs admitting students, syllabus, and combined preference sheet.
 CDCP and CDCS Combined Preference Sheet for Aug 2019 Admission Cycle.
 IISc Admission Site
 “Why do a Ph.D. at CDS?”; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 Click here for CDCS Admissions Page
 Applicant Information form: To be filled before May 8, 2019 by candidates called for interview to CDS [Fill Form]
Important Dates:
 Preinterview Familirization/orientation towards CDCP Research Admissions:
 Open to everyone.
 Date & Time: May 19, 2019 (Friday), Venue: Seminar Hall (102) of CDS, IISc, Bangalore.
 Schedule
 Introduction to CDS (2019 Presentation Slides)
 Highlights of computational science (CDCP) research program (2019 Presentation Slides)
 Highlights of computer and data systems (CDCS) research program (2019 Presentation Slides)
 CDCP and CS written and interview process
 Research Interviews: (May 2024, 2019)
 The interview process for the Computational Science (CDCP) 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 programming question
 (b) Answer any three out of four questions asked from basic engineering mathematics on following topics: Linear Algebra/Matrices, Probability and Statistics, and Differential Equations.
 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 based on your choice of an advanced topic and lab preferences
 Written component (Duration: 30 minutes): Total Points 5×2=10
 The interview process for the Computational Science (CDCP) stream has two stages: Written and Oral (both conducted on the same day).
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.
June 2018 Cycle [OBSOLETE]
Important Information
 CDSCP Research Admission Brochure 2018: Interview procedure, research labs admitting students, and syllabus
 IISc Admission Site
 “Why do a Ph.D. at CDS?”; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 Applicant Information form: To be filled before May 8, 2018 by candidates called for interview to CDSCP [Fill Form]
Important Dates:
Preinterview Familirization/orientation towards CDCP Research Admissions:Open to everyone.Date & Time: May 16, 2018 (11 AM), Venue: Seminar Hall (102) of CDS, IISc, Bangalore.ScheduleIntroduction to CDS and Highlights of computational science research program by Sashikumaar Ganesan (2017 Presentation Slides)CDCP written and Interview process by Murugesan Venkatapathi (2017 Presentation Slides)Interactions with current CDCP research students and a tour to the department
Research Interviews: May 2125, 2018The interview process for the Computational Science (CDCP) stream has two stages: Written and Oral (both conducted on the same day).Written component (Duration: 30 minutes): Total Points 5X2=10(a) Two mandatory questions, one from polynomials, functions, plotting, etc and another is a programming question(b) Answer any three out of four questions asked from basic engineering mathematics on following topics: Linear Algebra/Matrices, Probability and Statistics, and Differential Equations.
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 based on your choice of an advanced topic and 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.
CDSComputational Science (CP) Research (Ph.D./M.Tech.(Research)) Provisional Selection List
(Updated on: May 25, 2018 @ 7:10 PM)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about admissions are here
For any queries/questions about admissions, please contact: chair.cds#iisc.ac.in (replace # with @)
List of projects/research topics
LastYear (admissions of 2017):
The detailed procedure along with the preference sheet for choice of labs is here.
 Tentative Merit List
 Final List of Candidates for Research Admissions into CDSComputational Science Stream, 2017
Previous Year (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
(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 @)