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Sakshi Kanojia, Rudrani Mishra

Pursuing an MSc in Cognitive Sciences from IIT Gandhinagar


Are you interested in knowing more about the mind's functioning through different approaches like artificial intelligence, data science, etc. to help give a new perspective to your career? Then the program MSc in Cognitive Science offered at IIT Gandhinagar is just for you! Read further to know more.


About the University

IIT Gandhinagar was formed on the banks of the Sabarmati River in 2008. It is located in Palaj, Gandhinagar. It is rated as India’s first 5-star green campus as it minimizes the negative impact on the environment. 

It is also considered to be one of the globalized campuses with its study abroad programs i.e., three times to USA universities. They also have visiting faculty exchange programs with renowned universities around the world.



What is Cognitive Science?

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary scientific study of the human mind and intelligence along with philosophy, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience.

Cognitive science aims to clarify intelligence principles in the hope of a greater understanding of the mind and learning and intelligent devices. 


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Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelors from any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks or 5.5 CGPA is required
  • For OBC, SC, ST & PD category, a minimum of 50% or 5.0 CGPA is required

Process of Entrance and Selection

  • The applications are to be submitted online.
  • No application fee is being charged
  • The admission is offered through the process of an entrance exam and an interview.

NOTE: There is no specific syllabus for the written test; the final selection is done based on academic records, aptitude for the specific field, written test, and interview. It is purely based on the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of Cognitive Science.


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Fee Structure



Admission fee

INR 6,500

Security Deposit

INR 5,000

Total (A)



Tuition fee

INR 5,000

Hostel and other fees

INR 22,500

Mess and Laundry

INR 21,000

Total (B)

INR 48,500


Total fees payable at the time of admission (A+B)




Other Facilities Provided by the Institute

  • Financial support:

Eligible candidates admitted to the course will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5,000/- per semester (it might renew according to the student’s progress)

  • Travel scholarship:

The institute encourages students to represent themselves nationally and internationally in conferences for which the institute proves Rs. 60,000/- to each student.

Click here to know more about the program.

This course is one of a kind for a person interested in Psychology and Cognitive Science. And with an institute like IIT Gandhinagar recognized nationally and internationally, your career will surely take a high leap towards success if you go for it!



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