Allahabad University is joining hands with IIT Kanpur to attract talented students across the country. The Department of Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences of Allahabad University would be conducting a joint entrance test for the M.Sc. program for the two centres.
Although IIT Kanpur is introducing master’s program in the cognitive science from this academic year, the cognitive science course at AU is oldest in the country. Apart from these institutes IIT Hyderabad and IIT Gandhinagar offer the masters course in the respective field which offers knowledge about human behaviour.
As per Prof N Srinivasan, Director CBCS, this year applicants will only get admission in IIT Kanpur and AU but from the next academic year, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Gandhinagar will also join the list of the combined entrance exams provided they are able to open the MS programme in this field.
The entrance test is scheduled to be held on 17th February 2018 and will be organised by IIT-K under the name All India Cognitive Science Joint Entrance Test 2018 ( COGJET). There are 23 seats at CBCS AU and 13 MS seats for the programme at IIT-K. The last date for the online application is 29th Jan 2018 and the hall ticket for the same will be available from 7th February 2018. The tests centres for the entrance tests are Delhi, Allahabad, Mumbai, Gandhi Nagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Guwahati.