IIT-Kanpur will kick-start postgraduate and doctoral courses in cognitive science from the 2016-17 academic session. This is to impart students thorough knowledge in the new area of cognitive science.
At present a full scale programme in cognitive science is given only at IIT-Gandhinagar. IIT-Kanpur would become second among the IITs to run such a programme.
The proposal to start the course has been mooted and will be put before the education policy committee and the senate of IIT-Kanpur.
In the beginning there may be 15 seats in the postgraduate course and 10 seats in the Ph.D programme.
In future depending upon the interest shown by the students, the number of seats in both the courses could be increased.
Cognitive science will be given as an elective course and not a regular course for the students at IIT-K, according to sources.