MSc Admissions 2021

Dear Prospective Applicant: Welcome to the 2nd foundational batch of the M.Sc. programme in Cognitive Science which provides a multi-disciplinary blend of insights into the mind so that you can explore further in directions that you find interesting.

Upcoming stage: Interviews. Applicants have been shortlisted for an interview based on the selection criteria set for this round (available publicly on this page). The interviews will be held online between 13-15 June 2021

List of Shortlisted candidates for interview

PG-212201-36030
PG-212201-35870
PG-212201-34462
PG-212201-34367
PG-212201-32202
PG-212201-30476
PG-212201-23173
PG-212201-22895
PG-212201-26421
PG-212201-18562
PG-212201-18203
PG-212201-29542
PG-212201-22755
PG-212201-16150
PG-212201-35131
PG-212201-15971
PG-212201-21899
PG-212201-13921
PG-212201-13617
PG-212201-13505
PG-212201-13136
PG-212201-12661
PG-212201-13534
PG-212201-11915
PG-212201-28648
PG-212201-11707
PG-212201-16122
PG-212201-13643
PG-212201-31910
PG-212201-13523
PG-212201-14367
PG-212201-23732
PG-212201-22379
PG-212201-08031
PG-212201-07529
PG-212201-16319
PG-212201-07040
PG-212201-11000
PG-212201-25337
PG-212201-06939
PG-212201-05696
PG-212201-00546
PG-212201-05376
PG-212201-28179
PG-212201-04903
PG-212201-07032
PG-212201-12394
PG-212201-04251
PG-212201-18431
PG-212201-04648
PG-212201-01368
PG-212201-11826
PG-212201-20751
PG-212201-01033
PG-212201-31022
PG-212201-31049
PG-212201-01567
PG-212201-08148
PG-212201-19228
PG-212201-08483
PG-212201-23116
PG-212201-12299
PG-212201-00715
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PG-212201-07667
PG-212201-03221
PG-212201-00558
PG-212201-13536
PG-212201-10681
PG-212201-00540
PG-212201-00711
PG-212201-04691
PG-212201-06044
PG-212201-00142
PG-212201-14980
PG-212201-00432
PG-212201-08485
IPG-212201-0063

Shortlisting criterion

Cutoff for qualifying exams used in shortlisting (2021)

Note: National level entrance exam cutoffs mentioned above do not apply for CFTI candidates (CGPA ≥ 8.0 required) or for candidates with MBBS (Total score ≥ 55% required).

More details regarding interview timing, meeting link, etc. will be announced shortly.


The application window now closed (It was open from 15 March 2021 (12:00 hrs) to 24 April 2021 (16:00 hrs). Applicants applied using COGJET 2021 scores . Candidates with valid JAM/GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET scores and those from Centrally Funded Technological Institutes (CFTI) with a minimum GPA of 8.0 and those with an MBBS degree from recognised institutions and universities were exempted from COGJET

Frequently Asked Questions

How many total seats are available in the M.Sc. program?

Total seats: 25

15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates, 27% for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates and 10% for EWS candidates.

What is the eligibility for the program?

Any Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent awarded by any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, including Bachelor Degrees from universities/institutes located outside India, subject to the guidelines for admission of foreign 14 students as laid forth by the statute of IIT Delhi. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent

The minimum cut-off grade in the qualifying degree will be as per the existing norms for the other MSc programmes of the institute, reproduced below:

At least 55% aggregate marks or 5.5 CGPA/CPI out of 10 without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/ OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/EWS category candidates (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) in the qualifying degree.

For Candidates with letter grades / CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Institute. For SC, ST and PD candidates, relaxation of 5% marks or 0.5 CGPA (on ten-point scale) in the qualifying degree will be provided.

For more details, see the IITD Admission information brochure (pg 13 14)

What is the admission process?

Admission to the program will be through valid COGJET scores and a personal interview. For more information on COGJET Exam (COGJET 2021 is over). Please visit https://cogjet.iitk.ac.in/

Exemption from COGJET: Applicants with valid JAM/GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET scores (where applicable) would be waived from COGJET. In addition, applicants from CFTIs with a minimum GPA of 8.0 and those with an MBBS degree from recognised institutions and universities are exempted from the COGJET/GATE/JAM/CSIR/JRF/NET requirement. This will be subject to revision as decided by the academic section of IIT Delhi and will be as per rules.

How do I apply?

What happens after the application?

Once applications are received, the shortlisting criteria for the program will be decided by the department DRC (and approved by the Dean, Academics) and those candidates will be called for the interview. This has been decided and published at the top of this page.

What are the important dates of the application process?

Shortlisted applicants are being called for an interview to be conducted online. The dates for interviews are 13, 14, 15 June 2021.

What are the courses of study? Do we have to do project/thesis?

Please see MSc Programme page for details about the programme.