Venue and date of admission test and interview
The MSc Cognitive Science admission test and interview will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014 at IIT Gandhinagar campus in Ahmedabad. Based on the written test score, students will be selected for interviews. The interviews will take place on 8th and 9th March.
Format of admission test
The examination is a multiple choice test that will assess general reading and comprehension in English.
IIT Gandhinagar does NOT provide accommodation for students appearing for the test and interview. Candidates may arrange accommodation on their own.
How to reach IIT Gandhinagar
Currently the Institute is functioning from the premises of Vishwakarma Government Engineering College (VGEC Campus), Visat-Gandhinagar Highway, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad 382424, Gujarat, approximately 13 km from Ahmedabad Airport and 14 km from Ahmedabad Railway Station. To view the campus from Wikimapia click here.
A taxi ride from the airport would cost about Rs 300/- from the airport. The most common transportation is an auto rickshaw. Typical fare from Ahmed-abad railway station to Chandkheda by auto rickshaw is about Rs. 150.
Mukherjee S, Manjaly JA and Nargundkar M (2013) jointly authored the following research article and recently published in Frontiers in Psychology.
Title: Money makes you reveal more: consequences of monetary cues on preferential disclosure of personal information
Abstract: With continuous growth in information aggregation and dissemination, studies on privacy preferences are important to understand what makes people reveal information about them. Previous studies have demonstrated that short-term gains and possible monetary rewards make people risk disclosing information. Given the malleability of privacy preferences and the ubiquitous monetary cues in daily lives, authors measured the contextual effect of reminding people about money on their privacy disclosure preferences. Across both experiments, they found that priming money increases both the reported willingness and the actual disclosure of personal information. The authors imply that not only do short-term rewards make people trade-off personal security and privacy, but also mere exposure to money increases self-disclosure.
For more information, click here.
IIT Gandhinagar Professor Pratik Mutha has recently been awarded the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Application is invited for admission to MSc. in Cognitive Science for the academic year 2014-15.
To know more about the eligibility and application procedure, click here.
IIT Gandhinagar professors Uttama Lahiri and Krishna Prasad have been awarded projects from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The projects are titled ”Statistical learning of Category Information: A neuroimaging investigation” by Professor Krishna Prasad and “Intelligent Virtual Reality based Gaze-sensitive Social Communication System for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Professor Uttama Lahiri (PI) and Professor Meera Mary Sunny (Co-PI).
IIT Gandhinagar launches M.Sc. Program in Cognitive Science.
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Sumitava Mukherjee, Neeraj Kumar and Dr. Jaison Manjaly presented part of their work at the International conference, Towards a Science of Consciousness by Center for Consciousness Studies, Arizona University in Dayalbagh, Agra. (2013 March).
Join us for the second international conference during December 6-8, 2013. The conference will focus on the three broad areas of Cognition, Emotion and Action. See details and submit your abstract.
Dr. Jaison Manjaly is visiting ISCTE at Lisbon, Portugal: As part of an MoU between IITGN and ISCTE, Dr. Jaison is offering a course on philosophy of mind to students in Lisbon.