ACADEMICS :: M.S.(Research) Program
Master of Science - M.S. (Research) Program in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

The Department offers a M.S. (Research) program in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This program is different from a typical M.Tech program in the fraction of course and project/thesis credits. The M.S. (Research) program has two-thirds of the credits for the thesis component while a M.Tech. progarmm may have upto two-thirds of the credits for the course work.

Flexibility of movement

IIT Delhi has adopted major changes in its rules and regulations to enable easy mobility of students from M.S.(R) to Ph.D. program. With the changes, it is now possible for a student to join M.S.(R) at IIT Delhi and then they can apply for change to a PhD programif they feel confident. In this process they save considerable amount of time to complete Ph.D.

Eligibility for the M.S.(R) program

B.Tech. or M.Sc. degree holders of a particular discipline with a valid GATE score are eligible for admission.

Program duration

The minimum duration of M.S.(Research) program is 4 semesters (24 months) for full time and 6 semesters (36 months) for part-time program.

Admission schedule

Normally, M.S.(R)/Ph.D. programs are advertised in the month of March each year in the Employment news as well as in leading newspapers and admissions are carried out in the month of May. The programs are also advertised in the month of October followed by admissions in December. Admission to the M.S. (R) program is normally made on the basis of an interview of eligible candidates conducted by the Department through its Department Research Committee (DRC). The DRC may decide to conduct a written test as well to screen the candidates.

Financial Assistance

A scheme for the award of Teaching/Research Assistantship for providing financial assistance to the students exists. In terms of this scheme, those non-sponsored students who are admitted on full-time basis to M.S. (Research) programs are considered for the award of Teaching/Research Assistantship, under which they will be paid Rs.12,400/- per month and would be required to provide assistance of 8 hours/week to the Department.

Further details

Information Brochure 2016-2017

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