MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar, Apply till 24 January 2024, Appln Link Here

MSc Cognitive and Brain Science course admission is on at IIT Gandhinagar till 24 January 2024. Candidates interested can submit their applications to join the program.

The course is being offered by Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar. Application submission for MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences began on 1 December 2023.

MSc Cognitive And Brain SciencesSchedule/Selection Process

Applications for MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences course are being received from 1 December 2023 till 24 January 2024. Those who are shortlisted will have to attend the written test online on 17 February 2024.

Those who pass the written test in connection with admission into MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences have to appear for interviews which will be held online from 15 to 16 March 2024.

Selection into the MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences course will likely be done based on performance in the written test and interview.

Who can apply for MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences?

Candidates who have passed any degree from a recognized educational institution can apply for this MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences course.

The qualifying exam has to be passed with a minimum pass percentage of 55% or 5.5 CGPA if applicants are from General category. The same for those from SC, ST and PD category candidates is 50% or 5.0 CGPA.

MSc Cognitive And Brain SciencesHow to apply?

The process to apply for MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences is online. The applications can be submitted at the official website ‘’

1. The URL mentioned above must be typed into the browser and submitted to allow it to download.

2. Once the webpage is available, candidates can click <Register> button.

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3. Clicking the above button will open another webpage with URL ‘’

4. After the webpage with above URL opens, candidates can register and create an account with username and password.

5. They can come back to the webpage with URL ‘’ and login with the credentials obtained during the registration and start applying for MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Link to apply for MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences is available here

Career opportunities

The key careers opportunities and research options available to students of MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences include:

Ø Industry roles such as Educators, User Experience (UX), Linguistic analysts, Data analysts, Product developers/designers, AI engineers, Cognitive rehabilitation, Robotics, consumer behavior etc.

Ø Academic roles such as Teaching or Research in Human-Computer Interface, Neuroscience, Decision Making, etc. and International Ph.D. opportunities

Ø Establishing a start-up


The students of MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences come from a variety of disciplines ranging from psychology, physics, engineering, life sciences, and philosophy, among others, creating an atmosphere of curiosity and collaboration throughout the course.

Alumni from this MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences are currently enrolled in top universities across Europe, North America and Asia that are renowned for high standards of academic excellence and research output.

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They are at institutions like the University of California, (Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Diego), Oxford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Max-Planck Germany, MIT, Yale, Rutgers and MCGill, Indiana, Northwestern among others.

The MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences program at IIT Gandhinagar has produced a total of 120 alumni, including 103 MSc and 17 PhD graduates.

Around half of PhD graduates have taken up academic positions as Assistant Professors in various institutions across India, including IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Roorkee, and Ahmedabad University, and FLAME University.

The program alumni are also working in private industry and non-profit organizations such as TCS R&D, Cognizant, Nielsen Neuro, Teach For India, and J-PAL South Asia.

MSc Cognitive And Brain SciencesUnique

The unique feature of the MSc Cognitive and Brain Sciences is a two month summer internship that the students pursue in various top Indian institutes such as NIMHANS, Bengaluru, IIT Delhi, IIT Mandi, IIIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras.

It is also done abroad with competitive fellowships such as the Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship, DAAD Exchange Fellowship, Computation and Cognition Tübingen Summer Internship, Radboud Gateway Fellowship, Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, etc.

Applications can be submitted and preparation for the further process can be taken up by applicants.


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