Research Areas of Computer science in different IIT

Posted: May 27, 2012 in Advice For Gate Preparation, Pinned Post

This run in minds of many  students  who are aspiring for IIT ,what are the different research areas in different IIT ?  To know more about it you actually have to browse through their  sites and have to check their Faculty profiles , their Areas of Interests and students who are working with them in different Research projects   ( both Govt/Private  Sponsored  and  Consultancy ) .

There are  also  Google site   ,  DBLP   and   MicrosoftSearch   to know more about research of different IIT Faculty members and papers they published in different conferences .

First of all you have to know how you get IIT through Gate . The answer  depends on your score  and your Area of  Interest . But mostly it would depend on your score .This is what I feel are the options available to you based on your rank in GATE(applicable for GENERAL category, Computer Science only):  

  1. Rank 1 to 100:  All IIT, chance of IITB mtech CS and IISc ME direct admission.
  2. Rank 100 to 600: within this range you will  get a call from all IIT for written tests/interviews. Your selection will depend on your performance in interviews and tests (30%)  but there is still a lot of weightage on your GATE Score(70%) .

  • Now when you choose different IIT there are few 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.  Also look into long term plans like work vs phd.
  • Proximity to your home state.
  • Food and hostel facilities.
  • Peer group.
  • Placements .

Research  Areas 

1.  Indian institute of Technology Bombay

  • Computer networks/Sensor networks
  • Machine Learning/web mining/Data Mining
  • Algorithms and other theoretical aspects of cs
  • Natural language processing/AI
  • cloud computing
  • Embedded systems
  • Compilers
  • Database and Information System

2.  Indian Institute of Technology Madras

  • Computer networks & Distributed computing
  • Computer Architecture/ VLSI
  • Visual perception /Image processing
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Programming Language & Compiler
  • Robotics/ Human Computer Interaction
  • computer graphics

3.      Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

  • Computational Complexity Theory
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Graph theory
  • Algorithms and Quantum computing
  • Biometrics and Vision
  • Programming languages, Compilers
  • Cognitive science
  • Application of formal methods to embedded, cyber-physical systems , robotics
  • Deep learning
  • Machine Learning

 4.    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

  • Algorithms and complexity theory
  • AI and NLP
  • Computer graphics and Vision
  • Semantics and Verification, Programming Languages
  • Embedded system ,EDA, Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks and wireless system
  • OS Virtualization, Multi-core and Parallel Computation,Cloud Computing

5.    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • VLSI design , testing  and CAD Tools
  • Computational Algebra/Geometry/Graph theory/Number theory
  • Computer Networks
  • Cryptography
  • Formal Verification
  • Software Engineering
  • Security (Data, information, and network)

6.    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

  • Communication Systems & Microprocessor Based Instrumentation
  • Distributed Computing, Performance Evaluation
  • Digital Communication, Cellular Mobile and Satellite Communication
  • Grid Computing  ,Cloud Computing. Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

7.   Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

  • Machine Learning & Data Mining
  • Distributed Systems
  • Algorithms, Computational Geometry
  • Networking and security

8.    Indian Institute of Science

  • combinatorial geometry, computational geometry
  • Machine learning /AI
  • stochastic control and optimization and stochastic simulation
  • Data Mining
  • Algorithms and Game Theory
  • Programming languages, program analysis, programming tools
  • Compiler design
  • computer architecture 
  • computer networks  etc.

Reference:  Prasanna Karthik V

  1. ADMIN says:


  2. Amit says:

    sir,i have opted Information system in Delhi technical University Sir i have not got computer science
    and i didnt go for software engineering have i done good or i should go for software enginering

  3. ADMIN says:

    If you are interested in doing PhD before doing that please have a look these Articles ,written by IIT-D CS Professor S.M. Sarangi :

  4. Nil says:

    My GATE 2013 AIR is 1303 and score is 590 for 2013-14(Calculated by Old Formula) and 630 for 2014-15(Calculated by New Formula). I am from IT background and have given GATE in CS. Do I have a chance of getting call from any of IIT(esp. IIT-Delhi(for MS(R) Programme and IIT-Bombay (for MTECH(RAship) Programme) for M.TECH/M.S(R) in Computer Science ??

  5. deepa deora says:

    gate rank-2688
    i m interested in lecturship……where should i apply

    • ADMIN says:

      apply iiit delhi, NIT Calicut,Allahabad,VNIT,JNU,Jadavpur,AMU.
      Also check other good state level colleges,check what their requirement to apply for lecturer.

  6. Dip says:

    for MS how much btech % is reqquired?

    • Dip says:

      do u know anything about ISI cse?is it good in terms of placement?

      • ADMIN says:

        Data for 2010
        Placements : min 4lpa(IBM) , avg 8lpa , max 18lpa(IBM IRL).
        Recruiters : Google,nVidia,IBMResearch,Opera,LoudCloud etc.

        Interview questions :

        They are asking from any topic very easy but conceptual questions.If we cannot answer properly,they are giving a lot of hints.

        Questions were on mathematical puzzles, Functions and Continuity, Algorithm, Calculus (Sequences)….

    • ADMIN says:

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