Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar has called for applications for its M.Sc. in Cognitive Science, which is an interdisciplinary field with cutting-edge applications in AI & ML. According to reports, the Cognitive Science discipline consists of philosophy, psychology, computer science, neuroscience, and Artificial Intelligence.
In the present scenario, Cognitive Science is growing as a discipline in almost every major field. The Institute has a state-of-the-art Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, which conducts high-quality research in the frontier areas of cognitive science on various cutting-edge topics such as perception, curiosity, attention, motor learning, decision making, prosthetics, rehabilitation, robotics, consumer behavior, multisensory perception, music cognition, and tactile perception, among other areas.
The M.Sc. in Cognitive Science program places a strong framework of the curriculum including core courses, electives, and a research project. It will follow a structure of four semesters with a total of eighty credits required for graduation.
The course is said to offer flexibility to the students in order to tailor the course according to their interests. The course transcends traditional academic boundaries through rigorous multi-disciplinary coursework, focused faculty-mentored projects, exciting summer internships, and an in-depth dissertation.
Highlighting the unique qualities of this course, Prof Jaison Manjaly, Head, Discipline of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar, said, “The interdisciplinary nature of all the IIT Gandhinagar courses makes a student’s learning experience highly enriching. The MSc in Cognitive Science offers a deeper understanding of mind, brain, and cognition. These programs are also uniquely aligned to the IITGN’s vision to enable lifelong learning among the students.”
Eligible candidates admitted to the M.Sc. in Cognitive Science program will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5,000/-.The deadline for M.Sc. in Cognitive Science is 31st January 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both admission tests and interviews for the courses will be conducted online.
Also, the institute encourages the M.Sc. in Cognitive Science students to present their research work at national and international conferences, and provide travel scholarships of up to Rs. 60,000/-.
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