Course Degree Admissions, 2019

M.Tech. (Computational & Data Science) Admissions, 2019

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Important Dates:

  • Applications Opening: 1 February, 2019 (Online at
  • Application Deadline: 25 March, 2019 (Online at
  • Pre-interview Familiarisation/orientation towards MTech(CDS): Optional session, open to everyone.
  • Written Test: 22 Apr, 2019 (Time: 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Venue: CDS, IISc, Bangalore)
  • Oral Interview: 23 Apr, 2019 at CDS, IISc, Bangalore 
    • Rooms 201A, 308 and 309
    • Forenoon Session (FN): 9AM-1PM
    • Afternoon Session (AN): 2PM-6PM
  • Provisional Merit List (including waiting list): Tentative Merit List (including waiting list) Candidates
  • NOTE: Official admission offers for the MTech(CDS) course degree by IISc and the acceptance of the same by the student will be done though the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) ( Make sure to register on the COAP portal and check the status after the interviews are completed. The applicant must login to the COAP portal to accept the offer from IISc.

About the M.Tech. (CDS) Program

Computational Science and Data Science are inter‐disciplinary areas that bring together the domain‐specific knowledge of science and engineering with relevant areas of computing systems and formal foundations. While computational science investigates scientific computing applications that require mathematical techniques and parallel computing, data science explores data-intensive applications that use scalable statistical and machine learning methods with Big Data and Cloud platforms.

The M.Tech. (Computational & Data Science) degree at CDS is designed as a course and project based program to be completed in 24 months. Students will take 36 credits of course work over 2-3 semesters. Courses are divided into hard core courses (14 credits), soft core (10 credits), and electives (12 credits). Students will also complete a dissertation project worth 28 credits over a 12 month period. These impart foundational and scalable systems skills for computational and data sciences, with advanced courses selected by students to allow specialization on methods, platforms and applications. More details are at:

The M.Tech. (CDS) Admission Process

  • Candidates who wish to apply to the M.Tech. (Computational and Data Science) program should do so through the IISc Admissions website: Students with a B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./MCA/Four year B.S. or equivalent in any science/engineering discipline, and a valid GATE Score in any paper, are eligible. A strong background in Mathematics and Programming is required.
  • Based on the application, the department will short‐list students and notify them to appear for an aptitude test at CDS of IISc and shortlisted candidates based on aptitude test performance will appear for interview at the CDS Department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • Pre-interview Familiarization/orientation towards MTech(CDS) will typically be held the week before the interview. This will be open to all candidates who were short listed for written test/interview, especially SC/ST candidates. The short listed candidates are encouraged to attend this session.
  • The interview process will begin with a short Written Test on the first day of the interview. Please bring your “call letter”, and a pen. SC/ST candidates need to produce their original tickets for the reimbursement.
  • Applicants who clear the Written Test will be called for an Oral Interview, which will be held on the next day.
  • The syllabus for the written test and the oral interview will be from:
    • Foundations: Linear Algebra/Matrices, Probability and Combinatorics at the undergraduate engineering mathematics level, in addition to basic Calculus and Geometry.
    • Programming: Data Structures (arrays, matrices, etc.), and Basic Programming.
  • The Written Test will test the mathematical foundations of the students, and programming using a high level-language like C/C++/Java (student’s choice). These will be short-answer questions. The duration of the Written Test will be 30‐45 minutes. Please bring a pen, pencil and an eraser.
  • The Oral Interview will evaluate the student’s ability to think and solve problems interactively on the chalk-board. The student will also be tested on core subjects and projects from their undergraduate. For e.g., Algorithms for a Computer Science student, or Fluid Mechanics for a Mechanical Engineering student. The typical duration of the Oral Interview is 20 minutes.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2019 (11:30 AM)