Master of Science is a post graduate program best suited for candidates who are starting their research careers, changing careers or even for those who are seeking specific academic competence. M.S. prepares the student in undertaking logical, rigorous, and managerially relevant research in various areas of management. This program is characterized by significant research component in the curriculum. This feature makes the program different from the M.Tech. programme typically offered in engineering departments of IIT Madras.
The department offers two categories of the MS programmes:
Master of Science (by Research)
Master of Science (by Entrepreneurship)
Master of Science (By Research) :
The MS (by Research) program is best suited for students who want to kick-start their research career. The program emphasizes the use of logical, analytical, experimental and intuitive thinking skills in the pursuit of research.
Provision is available to meritorious candidates to upgrade their registration to the PhD program if they satisfy the following criteria:
The candidate should have been registered for a minimum of two semesters in the MS programme
The minimum CGPA of 8.0 in the prescribed courses
All other regulations will apply as per the senate norms
Master of Science (By Entrepreneurship) :
The M.S (Entrepreneurship) exposes students to challenges and opportunities in entrepreneurship and requires them to design, develop, test and prove the techno-commercial viability of products/processes/business models that could eventually be commercialized by them. In this programme, students are required to submit two thesis reports: one demonstrating significant contribution towards the technical feasibility of the product/process proposed; and the other documenting the commercial feasibility of the venture.
IITM offers incubation support to start ups by students through C-TIDES. Some of the start-ups developed by our students are: Scion Biomed Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bodh Bridge Educational Services Pvt. Ltd., Samiksa Sali Integrated Systems Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and ecoLogin.
Research Scholars are given a months' time to interact with all the faculty members of the Department.At the end of one month, scholars are asked to give his/her preference of guide - 3 choices. Based on the preference of the scholar, the department will allocate the Research Guide. The first choice of the scholar is honored in most of the cases. The willingness of the faculty member concerned and the area of research are also kept in mind in deciding allocation.