M.Phil. (Computer Science)

Master of Philosophy is a 1 ½ years (Three Semester) programme offered by the Department. The M.Phil degree shall have the status of an intermediate degree between the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The objective of the course is to organize a path leading to successful research work in Computer Science. The intention is to introduce the candidate to (1) the deep foundations of core computing, (2) current trends in the rapidly evolving field and (3) the intellectual and philosophical framework necessary to explore wide spectrum of research in computing.


Circular No. UG/90 of 2009 dated 17th March, 2009

Students seeking admission to M.Phil shall fulfil the following criteria:
1) 55% (B+) at M.Sc. by papers degree in relevant subject (50% at M.Sc. by papers degree in relevant subject for reserved category student) or M.Sc. by research in relevant subject.
2) Satisfactory performance in an Aptitude Test of 100 marks conducted by the M.Phil committee within a month of the declaration of M.Sc. results.
3) For teachers approved by the University intending to join M.Phil course, the above criteria are waived.


Paper Paper Name
I Research and Teaching Methodology in Computing
II Research Advances in Computing
III Electives:
1) Computational Intelligence and Artificial Life
2) Knowledge Engineering
3) Modern Distributed System

Examination Scheme

There will be three theory papers of 100 each. For each paper, 25% weightage will be for continuous assessment throughout the year and 75% weightage will be for performance in the final examination. Continuous assessment will be through seminars, discussions, periodic tests, practical work, field work and such other tasks as prescribed by the M.Phil committee.

The final University Examination shall be of 3 hours duration for each theory papers of 75 marks. The dissertation will carry 200 marks (75 marks for dissertation and 125 marks for viva on dissertation work)

To pass the M.Phil theory examination a candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% of the marks allotted to each paper viz. 100 marks (ontinuous assessment and performance in final examination taken together) and 40% of the marks in final examination paper of 75 marks. In addition, his dissertation should be approved and recommended for the M.Phil degree by the referees and a minimum of 50% marks allotted to the dissertation work should be secured. The candidate will be eligible to appear for the final examination in the three theory papers at the end of two academic terms.