Program Objectives

A PhD in Computer Science is the highest degree in computing field which prepares a candidate to take up positions in academics and research related organizations. Our PhD program serves to produce up-to-date and experienced professionals in various fields of computer science and information technology. This workforce would act as a backbone to the centers of higher learning and research in the country. The aims and objectives of PhD in CS / IT are:

  • To prepare scientific/educational manpower with depth of knowledge and research competence of international level to fill positions in Research Organizations, Industry, Management, Universities, Health Care and Educational Institutions.
  • To establish centers of research of high quality (both fundamental and applied) in the Institute.
  • To improve the qualifications, skills and expertise of teachers and researchers in order to provide highly competent professionals to various public and private universities and colleges.

Eligibility for Admission

MS/M.Phil (with thesis) degree or 18 years of education in a subject relevant to the field of study with consistently good academic record and a minimum of 60% marks in the annual system or CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.00 in the semester system. 60% marks in GAT subject Test/ Institute’s own test or any other test required by the HEC. Registrations are offered in the PhD programs throughout the year.

Students who have done MS without thesis may be considered for admission in the PhD program, if he/ she has published a research paper in HEC recognized journal as a principal author.

Program Structure

  • Maximum permissible period for the completion of PhD CS/IT will be 8 years whereas the minimum PhD CS/IT period is 3 years. The period will be counted from the date of commencement of the  PhD CS/IT classes.
  • The PhD CS/IT candidate has to take course work of minimum 18 credit hours.
  • The choice of courses will be designated to therelevant supervisors. Major emphasis will be placed on independent studies and research paper in the relevant areas. The candidates will be required to attend research seminars to learn and discuss their research findings.
  • A PhD CS/IT student will be required to pass a comprehensive examination after completing his course work, preferably in the first year of his PhD. After the completion of the course work, the candidate will register for his research dissertation.
  • In all other matters the candidate will be governed by the relevant rules of IMSciences.

Semester Wise Breakup of Courses

The Doctoral Program in CS/IT at IMSciences consists of a minimum of 18 credits of 700/800 level coursework (excluding those completed in / transferred from MS/MPhil in CS/IT) and 36 credits of research thesis.
The Institute will offer any 6 courses from the list of General and Specialization Electives including two Independent Research Studies. Further, the Institute may add elective courses depending upon the demand and availability of resources.

 

General Electives
Code Course Credits
CSE-811
CSE-812
CSE-813
CSE-836
CSE-867
CSE-743
CSE-823
CSE-757
CSE-835
CSE-836
Advance Research Methods in Computing and IT
Philosophy of Science and Research
Advanced Topics in Critics in Critical Thinking & Logic
Advance Digital Image Processing
Advance Computer Vision
Advanced Topics in Computer Networks
Advanced Topics in Wireless Networks
Advanced Topics in Software Project Management
Advanced Topics in Web Engineering
Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

General Electives

Code Course Credits
CSE-741
CSE-867
CSE-851
CSE-854
CSE-855
CSE-864
Advance Topics in Databases
Advanced Topics in Data Mining
Advanced Topics in Secure and Trusted Computing
Advanced Topics in Fault Tolerant& Dependable Computing
Advanced Topics in Security Engineering
Advanced Topics in Grid Computing
3
3
3
3
3
3