Ph.D curriculum

Guidelines for doing Ph.D in the CSE Department of IIT Hyderabad

The set of guidelines for doing Ph.D by a candidate in the CSE department of IIT Hyderabad is as follows:

● A guide will be allotted at the end of first semester based on the choices given by the student. 

● The guide will constitute a Doctoral Committee (DC) comprising himself/herself and at least two members of his/her choice selected from amongst faculty of IITH or scientists from reputed outside Organizations/Institutes. At least one member, besides the guide should be an IITH faculty. The DC would conduct annual meetings to evaluate the progress of the work.

● The Ph.D candidate must complete a few courses as required by the department with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 within the first year of admission. The set of courses as required are described in later sections.

● Based on the background of the candidate, the DC may recommend additional course(s).

● A research proposal to be defended within thirteen months of registration.

● Original work should be carried out at least partly under the supervision of a research guide from among the faculty members of IIT Hyderabad and defended in the form of a thesis. A co-guide, if needed, may be co-opted from IITH, industry or another institute of repute.

● Publication of at least two research papers in reputed journals or refereed conferences.

Ph.D. Curriculum Effective from 2015 for JAN Semester Joinees

SEMESTER – I (January Semester)
No. Title Credits
CSxxx0 Core elective 1 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 2 3
xxxx Elective 1 3
Total Semester Credits 9
SEMESTER – II (August Semester)
No. Title Credits
CS6010/CS6011 Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms; Advanced Programming Lab 3+2
xxxx Elective 2 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 3 3
CS7005 Research Project 3
Total Semester Credits 14

Total number of credits:    23

Notes:

- A core elective is an elective offered by the CSE department

- A free elective is an elective course chosen by the student from any department in the Institute

- An elective can either be a core elective or a free elective

Ph.D. Curriculum Effective from 2015 for AUG Semester Joinees

SEMESTER – I (AUG Semester)
No. Title Credits
CS6010/CS6011 Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms Advanced Programming Lab 3+2
xxxxx Elective 1 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 1 3
Total Semester Credits 11

 

SEMESTER – II (JAN Semester)
No. Title Credits
CSxxx0 Core elective 2 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 3 3
xxxx0 Elective 2 3
CS7005 Research Project 3
Total Semester Credits 12

Total number of credits:    23

Notes:

- A core elective is an elective offered by the CSE department

- A free elective is an elective course chosen by the student from any department in the Institute

- An elective can either be a core elective or a free elective.

Direct Ph.D.  Curriculum Effective from 2014 for JAN Sem Joinees

SEMESTER – I (JAN Semester)
No. Title Credits
CSxxx0 Core elective 1 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 2 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 3 3
xxxx0 Elective 1 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 4 3
Total Semester Credits 15

 

SEMESTER – II (AUG Semester)
No. Title Credits
CS6010/CS6011 Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms Advanced Programming Lab 3+2
xxxxx Elective 2 3
CSxxxx Core elective 5 3
CS7005 Research Project 3
Total Semester Credits 15

Total Credits: 29

Notes:

- A core elective is an elective offered by the CSE department

- A free elective is an elective course chosen by the student from any department in the Institute

- An elective can either be a core elective or a free elective

Direct Ph.D. Curriculum Effective from 2014 for AUG Sem Joinees

SEMESTER – I (AUG Semester)
No. Title Credits
CS6010/CS6011 Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms Advanced Programming Lab 3+2
xxxxx Elective 1 3
CSxxxx Core elective 1 3
CSxxxx Core elective 2 3
Total Semester Credits 14

 

SEMESTER – II (JAN Semester)
No. Title Credits
CSxxx0 Core elective 3 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 4 3
CSxxx0 Core elective 5 3
xxxx0 Elective 2 3
CS7005 Research Project 3
Total Semester Credits 15

Total Credits: 29

Notes:

- A core elective is an elective offered by the CSE department

- A free elective is an elective course chosen by the student from any department in the Institute

- An elective can either be a core elective or a free elective