Saturday, May 1, 2010

Areas of Research - Computer science in India

hi all,
     I am sure many people reading this will already have quite some number of admits in their hands. You must be confused on which course/institute to select. There are numerous factors that you need to consider while making this decision. The following are the factors, which i think should be taken into consideration:
  • Areas of research in the institute
  • MS vs MTech. Weigh your options and analyze the opportunity cost. Also look into long term plans like work vs phd.
  • Proximity to your home state.[may not be important for a lot of people. but it is still an important factor]
  • Food and hostel facilities.
  • peer group. Try to broaden your contact circle and distribute yourself across IIT's. All of you who like computer networks do not have to come to IITB when IITM is equally good at it. You will understand what this means once you are into your second semester of MTech.
  • Placements in all the top IIT's are almost equal. So i would give this a lesser weightage.  
Research in IIT's
  1. Indian institute of Technology Bombay
  • No of profs: 43
  • Computer networks/Sensor networks
  • Machine Learning/web mining
  • Algorithms and other theoretical aspects of cs
  • Natural language processing
  • cloud computing
  • Embedded systems
  • Compilers
2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • No of profs: 25
  • Computer networks
  • Computer Architecture/ VLSI
  • Visual perception etc.
  • Distributed computing
  • Algorithms
  • Robotics 
  • computer graphics
3. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • No of profs: 22
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Graph theory
  • Algorithms
  • Quantum computing etc.
4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • No of profs: 18
  • Computer architecture
  • Algorithms and theoretical computer science
  • Computer graphics
5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • No of profs:
  • VLSI design 
6. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • No of profs:
7. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • No of profs:
8. Indian Institute of Science
  • No of profs: 33
  • Machine learning
  • computer networks
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Algorithms
As you can see, this list is incomplete. People from the respective institutes are requested to give their inputs to guide the new entrants. Thanks :)


  1. can u plz guide me how much gate rank is needed for getting call from iisc banglore and IITB

  2. Which is the best for master in computer science and engineeing , IITs(which one) or IIsc(I want to do research phd afterwards keeping in mind)which can give me best research opportunity and ambience while doing master(ME / MTECH)