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. 

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. It is a program for those starting research careers; helps students seeking a research oriented industry job (e.g. R &D profile or for a role that involves macro level design and conceptualization).

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 proposed product/process 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.

Visit IITM Research Park website for more details.


Guide Allocation Policy:

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 their preference of 3 guides. 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.

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