Guidelines for M.Tech(IT) & M.Tech-PhD(IT)  Specialization 2022-23

This document supersedes all prior documents in this regard

  1. The Department of Information Technology (IT) offers 7 Specializations as shown in Table 2.
  2. Students are selected through CCMT (CENTRALIZED COUNSELLING FOR M.TECH. / M.ARCH. / M.PLAN. ADMISSIONS : https://ccmt.nic.in/WebInfo21/Page/Page?PageId=1&LangId=P

Table 1.

OPEN

OPEN- PwD

EWS

EWS-

PwD

SC

SC-

PwD

ST

ST-

PwD

OBC

OBC-

PwD

Total

48

3

11

1

18

1

9

0

32

2

125

  1. Apart from CCMT selection the Department of IT takes admission of limited students through Direct Admission of Students Abroad  (DASA): DASA PG 2021
  2. The IT Department is offering the following specializations in each group:

Table 2.

Si. No.

Groups

Specialization

M. Tech. Seats per Group

M.Tech-PhD Seats

1.

(Systems Group)

Artificial Intelligence Group

Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS)

48

5

Robotics and Machine Intelligence (RMI)

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

2.

Software and Data Engineering Group

Software Engineering (SE)

32

4

Data Engineering (DE)

3.

Network and Security Group

Wireless Communication and Computing (WCC)

32

4

Cyber Laws and Information Security (CLIS)

Total Seats

112

13

Every student will be allocated a specialization after the completion of the first semester. For example, if a student opts for  systems group, he/she will get a chance to opt for

Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS)             or

Robotics and Machine Intelligence (RMI)         or

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

The student may get any of the three specializations mentioned above based on his/her performance (GPA points) in the first semester. Please note that every specialization has an equal number of seats.

For M.Tech.-Ph.D. Programme; 5+4+4 =13 seats (Table 2) have been kept reserved. This is in tune with the spirit of NEP 2020. It is envisaged with a target towards research leading to a PhD programme with a minimum duration of 04 years, and with a possible exit for the award of MTech degree and/or PG Diploma in case of exigency.

Please refer to the M.Tech. and Ph.D. Ordinance for the other details of the M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes that is available at the following link: https://aaa.iiita.ac.in/

  1. First semester subjects for all the candidates admitted in M.Tech. (IT) Group shall be common within the Group.  
  2. Seat Allocation
  1. Every student will be allocated a specialization from within the Group based on his/her choice and performance in the 1st Semester.
  2. After the completion of the first semester, the students will be asked to select the specializations within the Group, offered by the Department in that academic session as per the procedures laid down by the Department of IT.
  3. The following procedure will be followed for allocation of the specializations
  1. The students will be asked to submit their preferences for all the specializations within the group. It will be mandatory for the students to fill all the preferences relevant to the Group. Specializations from other groups will not be allowed.
  2. The department will allocate the specializations to the students in accordance with
  1. Students’ preferences
  2. The  1st semester’s  SGPI.
  3. Total number of the seats in each specialization will be the same within the group.
  1. The Department reserves the right to offer or not a particular specialization. It is possible that all specializations given in Table 2 may not run. Minimum number of seats for a specialization to run shall be decided by the Department at the end of the first semester. The specializations that will be offered shall be announced before the commencement of the 2nd  Semester.
  2. It is expected that the student will work on M.Tech. Project/Thesis in tune with the specialization assigned to him/her. So the selection of project Mentor(s)/Supervisor(s) has to be made before the commencement of the second semester.
  3. Students will have to register their Project Mentor/Supervisor, for the 2nd Semester Project, as soon as their specialization is decided. To ensure load balancing, the department will ensure a procedure for the number of students to be Supervised by a Faculty. In normal circumstances, the Project  Mentor/Supervisor will not be changed for the 3rd and 4th semester Thesis work. It shall be the endeavor to see the three semester Projects/Thesis to be connected, which will enable the students to go deep into the specialization and at the end students will be able to have a good research outcome in the form of publication out of their M.Tech. Thesis work. Without any research outcome i.e. publication out of their Thesis work, a student will not be able to obtain more than 8 GPA points in their final Thesis project.  
  4. Under extraordinary circumstances the change of supervisor will be with the approval of the DPGC. The extraordinary circumstances shall be limited to personal/administrative reasons only.
  5. The Institute reserves the right to take appropriate decisions in regard to the implementation of the “Guidelines for choosing M.Tech(IT)  Specialization 2022-23 ”, which shall be binding to all concerned.

For any other Details regarding the M.Tech. Course :

The M.Tech Ordinance of IIIT-Allahabad may please be referred to:

Reference Link: Ordinance for Choice & Credit Linked Continuous Assessment and Award (CCLCAA) implemented from 2018 for M.Tech. Degree Programs offered at IIIT Allahabad. .

https://examcell.iiita.ac.in/pdf/10.05%20Ordinance%20for%20M%20Tech.pdf


MTech-PhD program

Salient features

  1. Degree: MTech-PhD degree shall be given upon successful completion of the programme, when the student defends his Ph.D. Thesis. Provisional MTech degree shall be given after submission of the PhD thesis.
  2. Seats: The total number of M.Tech.-Ph.D. Seats (5+4+4=13) (Table-2) is taken from the present sanctioned MTech programme seats such that the overall seat matrix will remain unchanged.  
  3. Duration: The minimum duration of the program will be 4 years, including the M.Tech portion.
  4. Scholarship: Scholarship will be paid for a maximum period of 05 years. Scholarship will be paid only to those students who complete the M.Tech-PhD programme.
  1. Exit Options: The exit with MTech will be considered only after completion of the first 2+ years. This exit shall not be a voluntary exit and will happen only if a student has outstanding dropped courses at the beginning of the third semester. In such cases, the student will be required to complete the requirements of MTech programmes (credits and thesis). The exit with PG Diploma will be considered only after 1+ year upon completion of at least 32 credits. Such students would be considered for lateral admission to complete an MTech degree. However, they will not be considered for the PhD program, nor will they be paid any fellowship to complete the remaining credits required for their exit degree of  M.Tech/ PG Diploma.

6.        Course Fee: M.Tech-PhD students will pay fees like the regular M.Tech Students, an M.Tech Fee for the 1st 4 Semesters. From the 5th Semester They will pay the fees on par with the regular PhD students. The students who have been given an exit option will pay the regular M.Tech Fees for the semester.

7.         Supervisor: To be fixed before the commencement of the 2nd semester in accordance with the provisions of the PhD ordinance.

8.        Doctoral Committee: To be constituted before the commencement of the 2nd semester in accordance with the provisions of the PhD ordinance

Justification:  Benefits of the MTech-PhD programme:

  1. Early start of research work and publication – Students will embrace the research and innovation culture of the institute. He/she will start contributing towards research activity from start and well in advance
  2. Programme in line to respect the spirit of NEP – To encourage research culture, students will be motivated to join the MTech-PhD program. However, PG diploma and M.Tech. will be given an exit option as per NEP 2020 will be applicable. Details of the credit table with Exit Scheme are tabulated below.
  3. From past experience, the M.Tech. - Ph.D. programme has produced extremely good Ph.D. research for the institute.

Sem

I

II

Summer

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

Year

1

2

3

4

Credits

16+4=20

16+4=20

8

12+4=16

12

12

12

12

12

PG Diploma

Regular M.Tech

MTech-PhD Exit with M.Tech

MTech Fellowship

J.R.F.

S.R.F.

 Faculty Coordinators for Different Specializations

Incase of any doubt/additional Clarification: The faculty coordinator for the different specializations may be contacted with a CC to hod.it@iiita.ac.in and Hodoffice.it@iiita.ac.in. Below are the contact details of the faculty coordinator for each specialization.

Table 3.

Specialization

Faculty coordinators with email Address

1.1

Artificial Intelligence Group

(Systems Group)

Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS)

Dr. K. P. Singh

kpsingh@iiita.ac.in

1.2

Robotics and Machine Intelligence (RMI)

Dr. Rahul Kala

rkala@iiita.ac.in

1.3

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Prof. Anupam

anupam@iiita.ac.in

2.1

Software and Data Engineering Group

Data Engineering (DE)

Dr. Manish Kumar

manish@iiita.ac.in

2.2

Software Engineering (SE)

Dr. Sonali Agarwal

sonali@iiita.ac.in

3.1

Network and Security Group

Wireless Communication and Computing (WCC)

Dr. Vijay Chaurasia

vijayk@iiita.ac.in

3.2

Cyber Laws and Information Security (CLIS)

Dr. Abhishek Vaish

abhishek@iiita.ac.in

For any other additional information the Head Department of IT or his Office may be contacted.

Prof. Pavan Chakraborty

hod.it@iiita.ac.in hodoffice.it@iiita.ac.in 

M.Tech (IT) Course Structure with Different Specializations

M.Tech Credit Distribution

Table 4.

Semester Number

Mandatory Credit Required for M.Tech

Mandatory Credit Required for M.Tech-PhD

Maximum Credit Allowed

MTech/ MTech-PhD 

1

16

20

20

2

16

20

20

Summer Semester

8

8

3

16

16

20

4

16

16

20

5

12

12

6

12

12

7

12

12

8

12

12

Cumulative Degree Credits :

64

128

80

The M.Tech students may also take the additional credits offered to the M.Tech-PhD students as an Add-On Course. If they decide after 2 Semesters to move into the M.Tech-PhD Programme, depending on their performance, they will be allowed to do so.

  1. (Systems Group) Artificial Intelligence Group

In the proposed Curriculum, the 1st Semester courses for the Artificial Intelligence its Application & Virtual Reality Group (Systems Group) is Common for

 Table 5:     First Semester

  Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Mathematics for IT       (Foundation Course for MTech-PhD)

4

2

2

0

2.

 Programming Practices    (Area Specific Breadth Paper for MTech-PhD)

4

2

0

2

3.

Introduction to Machine Learning

4

2

1

1

  4.

Image and Video Processing

4

2

1

1

5.

Research Methodology (For MTech-PhD)

4

2

1

1

Total Semester Credit :

16/20

24 Hrs./week

30 Hrs./week

Annexure-1.1

M. Tech. (IT) with Specialization in

Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems  (MLIS)

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization:

Machine Learning & Optimization Lab (MLO Lab), Computer Vision & Biometrics Lab (CVB Lab), Speech Image and Language Processing Lab (SILP Lab).

Some other labs, also, from the Department.

Note: This course has been running successfully at IIITA since 2007. Strong group of faculty members exist in the department.

Objective :

MLIS, M.Tech. Program provides the foundation and advanced skills in the principles and technologies that underlie, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, probabilistic models and Convex & Non convex optimisation. Students can pursue advanced research topics in areas such as cognition, vision, natural language processing and representation Learning.

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group : Table 5. )


         

Table 6:     Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Deep Learning

4

2

1

1

2.

Probabilistic Machine Learning and Graphical Model

4

2

1

1

3.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

5.

Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Cumulative of 16/20 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)

 

Table 7:     Third Semester (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Convex Optimization

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective –2

4

2

1

1

 3.

Thesis – Part 1

 8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16

28 Hrs./week

Table 8:     Fourth Semester (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16

32 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64


Table 9.: List of Electives:

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Name

1

Computer Vision

2

Cognition and Cognitive Process Modeling

 3

Information Retrieval

4

Cyber Physical System Security

5

Natural Language Processing

 6

Humanoid and Collaborative Robots

7

Virtual Reality 

8

Social Network Analysis

 9

Visual Recognition

10

Big Data Analytics

 11

Independent Study

 12

 13

14

 15

Link for: Ordinance for Choice & Credit Linked Continuous Assessment and Award (CCLCAA) implemented from 2018 for M.Tech. Degree Programs offered at IIIT Allahabad. 


Annexure-1.2

M. Tech. (IT) with Specialization in

Robotics and Machine Intelligence (RMI)

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization: Robotics and Machine Intelligence Lab, Analytics and Application Lab.

Motivation:

The Robotics and Machine Intelligence laboratory of the Information Technology department  is the oldest research and teaching laboratory  of the institute which started in 2001. The laboratory now is regarded as one of the foremost seats of learning in the area of Robotics, in the country .The laboratory is also well networked within the robotics community of the country and abroad and is well equipped with a number of the state of the art mobile, manipulating and Humanoid robots ().

Robotics program has brought many laurels to the institute, one such evidence could be seen in (https://www.analyticsindiamag.com/6-best-institutes-in.../)) together with producing high quality alumni who can be seen at all major robotics companies and the alumni also got admits into the top Ivy league universities. During the two years Robotics and Machine Intelligence program, we are committed to provide a stimulating environment to the deserving candidates so that they can showcase their talents and build up an illustrious career in this niche area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-dffwsYIA8

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group :  Table 5. )

Table 10:     Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Deep Learning

4

2

1

1

2.

Robot Motion Control

4

2

1

1

3.

Foundations of Robotics

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

  5.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Cumulative of 16/20 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)

Table 11:     Third Semester  (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Robot Motion Planning

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

3.

Thesis – Part 1

8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16

24 Hrs./week

Table 12:     Fourth Semester  (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16

24 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64

Table 13.:         List of Electives: 

Si. No.

Subject Name

Swarm and Evolutionary Robotics

Humanoid and Collaborative Robots

Advanced Robotics Perception and Control

Robot Vision

Independent Study

 

Link for: Ordinance for Choice & Credit Linked Continuous Assessment and Award (CCLCAA) implemented from 2018 for M.Tech. Degree Programs offered at IIIT Allahabad. 


Annexure-1.3

M. Tech. (IT) with Specialization in

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization: Interactive Technologies and Multimedia Research (ITMR) Lab, Speech Image and Language Processing (SILP) Lab, Software Engineering Research Lab, Analytics & Application Lab, Computer Vision and Biometrics Lab.

Motivation        

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group : Table 5. )

 Table 14.:         Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Deep Learning

4

2

1

1

2.

Cognition and Cognitive Process Modelling

4

2

1

1

3.

Advanced Graphics & Animation

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

5.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Cumulative of 16/20 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)

Table 15.:         Third Semester   (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Virtual Reality

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

  3.

Thesis – Part 1

8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16

24 Hrs./week

Table 16.:         Fourth Semester   (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits +Total Semester Credit :

16

24 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64


Table 17.:         List of Electives: 

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject  Name

1

Visual Recognition

2

Social Network Analysis

 3

Computer Vision

4

Information Retrieval

5

Soft Computing

 6

Natural Language Processing

7

Remote Sensing & GIS

8

Affective Computing

 9

Speech and Dialog

10

Pattern Recognition

 11

Medical Image Processing

 12

Usability Engineering

13

Game Design & Development

14

Brain-Computer Interface

 15

Principles of Interaction Design

16

Independent Study


2. Software and Data Engineering Group

In the proposed Curriculum, the 1st Semester courses for the Software and Data Engineering Group is Common for

 Table 18.:         First Semester 

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Mathematics for IT       (Foundation Course for MTech-PhD)

4

2

2

0

2.

 Programming Practices    (Area Specific Breadth Paper for MTech-PhD)

4

2

0

2

3.

Introduction to Machine Learning

4

2

1

1

  4.

Data Analytics

4

2

1

1

5.

Research Methodology (For MTech-PhD)

4

2

1

1

Total Semester Credit :

16/20

24 Hrs./week

30 Hrs./week

Annexure-2.1

M. Tech. (IT) with Specialization in

Software Engineering (SE)

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization: Software Engineering Research Lab (SER Lab), Big Data Analytics Lab, Analytics and Application Lab.

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group : Table 18. )

         

Table 19.:         Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Software Design & Architecture

4

2

1

1

2.

Software Requirements and Estimation

4

2

1

1

3.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

  5.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)

Table 20.:         Third Semester   (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Software Testing and Quality Management

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective - 2

4

2

1

1

  3.

Thesis – Part 1

8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

28 Hrs./week

Table 21.:         Fourth Semester   (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

32 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64


Table 22.:         List of Electives: 

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Name

1

Software Metrics

2

Mobile Software Engineering

3

Business Analytics

4

Deep Learning (2nd Sem)

5

Big Data Analytics

6

Natural Language Processing

7

Information Retrieval

8

Soft Computing

9

Time Series Data Analytics

10

Social Network Analysis

11

Data Visualization (2nd Sem)

12

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

13

Software Process Management

14

Independent Study

15


Annexure-2.2

M. Tech. (IT) with Specialization in

Data Engineering (DE)         

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization: Data Analytics Lab (DAL), Big Data Analytics Lab(BDAL), Analytics and Application Lab(AAL)

Note: Faculties from all other labs of IIITA are also associated. 

Motivation        

Course Structure

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group : Table 18. )

 

Table 23.:         Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Data Visualization

4

2

1

1

2.

Big Data Analytics

4

2

1

1

3.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

  5.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Cumulative of 16/20 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)


Table 24.:         Third Semester    (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Parallel and Distributed Computing

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective - 2

4

2

1

1

  3.

Thesis – Part 1

8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

28 Hrs./week

Table 25.:         Fourth Semester    (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

32 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64

Table 26.:         List of Electives: 

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Name

1

Time Series Data Analytics

2

Deep Learning (Sem-2)

3

Business Analytics

4

Semantic Data Analytics

5

Social Network Analysis

6

Information Retrieval

7

Probabilistic Machine Learning and Graphical Models

8

Database Security

9

Blockchain Technology

10

Natural Language Processing

11

Convex Optimization

12

Data Management in Mobile and Sensor Networks

13

Independent Study

14

15

 

3.    Network and Security Group

In the proposed Curriculum, the 1st Semester courses for the Network and Security Group is Common for

 Table 25.:         First Semester 

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Mathematics for IT

4

2

2

0

2.

Programming Practices

4

2

0

2

3.

Introduction to Cryptography

4

2

1

1

  4.

Networking Concepts 

4

2

1

1

5.

Research Methodology (For MTech-PhD)

4

2

1

1

Total Semester Credit :

16/20

24 Hrs./week

30 Hrs./week

Annexure-3.1

M. Tech. (IT) with Specialization in

Wireless Communication and Computing (WCC)

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization: Center of Research and Development for IoT Lab, Systems Lab, Wireless sensor lab.

Motivation: Wireless Communication and Computing is one of the oldest specializations in IIIT Allahabad. The specialization is offered with the support of many research and academic enthusiastic faculties of the institute. The courses in this specialization are designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of Wireless Communication, Wireless and Mobile Networks, IoT, and their applications. The courses are supported by state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure which includes multiple sensor motes, sensors, IoT kits, and software to simulate various aspects of wireless communication. The main focus of this specialization is to make students Industry and research-ready in the domain of Wireless Communication and Computing.

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group : Table 25. )

Table 26.:         Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Principles of Wireless Communications

4

2

1

1

2.

Cloud and Edge Computing

4

2

1

1

3.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

  5.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)

Table 27.:         Third Semester    (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Embedded Systems and IoT

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective - 2

4

2

1

1

3.

Thesis – Part 1

8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

24 Hrs./week

Table 28.:         Fourth Semester    (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

32 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64


Table 29.:         List of Electives: 

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Name

1

Introduction to Machine Learning (Sem-3)

2

Embedded System Security

3

Detection and Estimation Theory

4

Mobile and Wireless Security

5

Parallel and Distributed Computing (Sem-3)

6

Digital Signal Processing

7

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

8

Intrusion Detection System

9

Energy Harvesting in wireless sensor networks

10

Data Management in Mobile and Sensor Networks

11

Independent Study

12

13

14

15


Annexure-3.2

M. Tech. (IT) with specialization in

Cyber Laws and Information Security (CLIS)

The Laboratory/ Centers offering the Specialization: Network Security and Cryptography (NSC) Lab

Motivation        

(Please Note 1st Sem. common for all M.Tech.(IT) Specializations within the Group : Table 25. )

Table 30.:         Second Semester

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Information Security Laws and Regulations

4

2

1

1

2.

Network Security

4

2

1

1

3.

Elective - 1

4

2

1

1

  4.

Project

4

0

0

4

  5.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

Cumulative of 16/20 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16/20

26 Hrs./week

M.Tech-Ph.D : After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note that there is a Summer Semester between II and III Semester.. (please refer to Annexure-4)

Table 31.:         Third Semester    (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Cyber Physical System Security

4

2

1

1

2.

Elective - 2

4

2

1

1

  3.

Thesis – Part 1

8

0

0

8

Cumulative of 32 Credits + Total Semester Credit :  

16

28 Hrs./week

Table 32.:         Fourth Semester    (for M.Tech)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Thesis – Part 2

16

0

0

16

Cumulative of 48 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

32 Hrs./week

Cumulative Degree Credits

64

Table 33.:         List of Electives: 

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Name

1

Intrusion detection system

2

Information security risk management

3

Advanced cryptography

4

Blockchain Technology

5

Post- Quantum Cryptography

6

Information security audit

7

Social Cyber Security

8

Database security

9

Mobile and Wireless Security

10

Embedded System Security

11

Independent Study

12

13

14

15


Annexure-4

M. Tech.- Ph.D. (IT) the PhD Programme

as per Ph.D Ordinance

After the end of II Semester the M.Tech-PhD student moves into the Ph.D Section of the Degree and will be henceforth governed by the Ph.D ordinance. Please note the Summer Semester between II and III Semester.

Table 34:     Summer  Semester  (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

Registration Colloquium: For this Colloquium, candidates are expected to finalise the Topic of research and to generate a report covering the possible Statement of the problem, Related literature, Relevance, Importance followed by presenting and defending the same before the Doctoral committee.

8

Cumulative of 40 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

8

IV Sem: Prerequisite: Successful completion of Registration Colloquium of  Summer  Semester and all course credits of Semester I & II).

Table 35.:         Third Semester    (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

Research Problem Specific Course 1: (May be a Self-study course) (SuitableTitle to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes)

4

2.

Research Problem Specific Course 2: (May be a Self-study course) (SuitableTitle to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes)

4

3.

TRA assignment –I    (Assessment for the knowledge and depth of involvement)

4

4.

Research Proposal Colloquium: (For this Colloquium, Candidate is expected to freeze the Title of the Thesis and to generate a report covering the Proposed Statement of the problem, State of the art Relevance/Importance, Proposed Methodology followed by presenting and defending the same before the Doctoral

committee. The title of the thesis along with the abstract of the research plan, in about 300 words, shall then be communicated to the AAA section through Dean(A&R), under the approval of the Chairperson Doctoral Committee).

(Imp -Research Area - is broadly the area identified for Research within the branch of study.

 Topic of Research - is the focused theme identified within the Research Area.

Thesis Title - would refer to the statement of the Research problem, within the scope of the identified Research Topic.)

4

Cumulative of 48 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16


IV Sem: Prerequisite: Successful completion of Research Proposal Colloquium of III Semester together with all Course Credits upto the end of Semester III.

Table 36.:         Fourth Semester    (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

TRA Assignment - II (Assessment for the knowledge and depth of involvement)

4

2.

Research Problem Specific Course 3: (May be a Self-study course) (SuitableTitle to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes)

4

3.

Research & Research Progress Colloquium I 

If the Thesis Title is required to be touched by way of alteration or modification, the same may be allowed by the Doctoral Committee provided the desired alteration/modification confirms to the requirement. This MUST however happen before the Progress Colloquium and duly certified in the Progress Colloquium. The same shall be required to be communicated to AAA Section through Dean (A&R )for recording. 

8

Cumulative of 64 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

16

Table 37.:         Fifth Semester    (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

TRA Assignment - III (Assessment for the knowledge and depth of involvement)

4

2.

Research & Research Progress Colloquium II  ( Including authoring and presenting)

8

Cumulative of 80 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

12

Table 38.:         Sixth Semester    (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

TRA Assignment - IV  (Assessment for the knowledge and depth of involvement)

4

2.

Research & Research Progress Colloquium III  ( Including authoring and presenting)

8

Cumulative of 92 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

12

Table 39.:         Seventh Semester    (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

TRA Assignment - V  (Assessment for the knowledge and depth of involvement)

4

2.

Research & Research Progress Colloquium IV  ( Including authoring and presenting)

8

Cumulative of 104 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

12

VIII Sem Prerequisite: Successful completion of all 116 Credits till the end of VII Semester, as prescribed

Table 40.:         Eighth Semester    (for M.Tech-PhD)

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

1.

Teaching Assignment - IV  (Teaching a course under Mentorship of a regular Faculty)

8

2.

Pre Thesis Submission Colloquium (Open to all in the institute)

a)Upon the explicit request of the candidate / Supervisor, in case it is desired to touch the earlier frozen Thesis Title, the Doctoral committee may recommend the fresh title for acceptance to the Chairperson Senate, upon the payment of prescribed Fees which shall be 5% of the Tuition Fees for the Semester as prevailing. The brief of the abstract should be submitted to the Dean (A&R), before the conduct of the pre-thesis colloquium, which will be sent to the AAA section for the purpose of recording.

b)No re-touching of any kind in the Thesis Title shall be allowed after successful completion of Pre Thesis Submission Colloquium, which shall be Title Specific.

c) The thesis should be submitted within a maximum of 150 days from the date of notification of successful completion of Pre-thesis submission Colloquium, failing which it is automatically treated as the candidate has dropped the Pre-thesis colloquium which compels him/her to register forPre-thesis colloquium afresh.

4

Cumulative of 116 Credits + Total Semester Credit :

12

Cumulative Degree Credits

128


Annexure-5

 Ph.D. (IT) for M.Tech(IT) Graduands from IIIT-Allahabad

Some M.Tech(IT) graduates from the M.Tech programme at IIIT-Allahabad, have joined the Ph.D. Programme. The Full Time Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) Program Ordinance 2018 of IIIT Allahabad allows such candidates with CGPI of more than 8.0 to be directly assessed through interaction/interview. The written examination is waived off. (page 3 of the Full Time Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) Program Ordinance 2018 of IIIT Allahabad).

Such candidates selected through the regular Ph.D Selection interaction/interview; are already exposed to the research being conducted at IIITA and satisfy some prerequisites. This course structure will allow such students to come to par with the M.Tech.-Ph.D students in one Semester.

 Table 41.:         First Semester 

Si. No.

Subject Name

Total Credit

L

T

P

1.

Research Methodology

4

2

1

1

  2.

 Independent Study as advised by the Supervisor (MTech-PhD)

This will be an Area Specific Depth Paper. Detailed Coursework appropriate to the chosen area of research. Suitable Title to be communicated by the Chairperson Doctoral Committee, for Grade Card purposes.

4

-

-

-

3.

Registration Colloquium: For this Colloquium, Candidate is expected to finalise the Topic of research and to generate a report covering the possible Statement of the problem, Related literature, Relevance, Importance followed by presenting and defending the same before the Doctoral committee

8

-

-

-

Total Semester Credit :

16

The M.Tech(IT) student from IIIT-Allahabad, will complete all additional credits/courses done by the dual degree M.Tech-Ph.D students in their I Semester. At the end of I Semester the student will have to clear the Registration Colloquium.

The student will move directly to the III Semester of the M.Tech-PhD programme Table 35. Annexure-4. 

The student will have to clear a minimum 64 credits to complete the credit requirement for the Ph.D programme. Please note that the regular Ph.D. programme of the institute also requires the completion of 64 Credits.

The Minimum duration for the completion of the Ph.D. Programme will be 5 Semester (2.5 Years).

1.        Duration: The minimum duration of the program will be 2.5 years (5 Semesters).

2.        Scholarship: Scholarship will be paid for a maximum period of 05 years

3.        Course Fee: Same as regular Ph.D. programmes of the institute.

4.         Supervisor: To be fixed before the commencement of the first  semester in accordance with the provisions of the PhD ordinance.

5.         Doctoral Committee: To be constituted before the commencement of the first  semester in accordance with the provisions of the PhD ordinance.

Please Note:

Electives: Table 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and 33, provide a broad topic of Electives offered in each Specialization of all the 3 Groups. DPGC-IT can offer other approved courses as elective in any of the specializations.  

The DPGC-IT’s recommendation will be sent through the DPGC-IT Chairman (HoD-IT) and the DPGC Convener to the AAA section for consideration. It will be binding on AAA to accept the Elective course.

Independent Study has been included as an elective in each of the Specializations of M.Tech(IT). A student taking this course has to request the instructor to take a-priori approval of the DPGC-IT.

  1. The request should justify the necessity why the offered electives will not be appropriate for the students M.Tech Research.
  2. Broad Structure of the independent study (in 4 Units) as provided for each course syllabus.
  3. Model of Assessment.

The DPGC-IT’s decision will be communicated through the DPGC-IT Chairman (HoD-IT) and the DPGC Convener to the AAA section. The Suitable Title of the course will be communicated, for Grade Card purposes.

Independent Study  – <Broad Title of the Topic>

This <Broad Title of the Topic>  should be short enough to fit on the Grade Card.

Add-On Courses shall be floated as per rules