Master of Science in Computational Linguistics Admission - 2021
Final Admission List
The schedule for the interview for admission to M.Sc. in Computational Linguistics is given below. The shortlisted candidates are requested to check their email for joining link and other details regarding the interview.
Given the interest of a large number of applicants, the admission committee decided to select the applicants for admission based on the following criteria -
Online Interview - 50% [20 - 25 minutes]
Educational Qualifications (35%) / Prior Projects or Work Experience (10%) / Writing Sample (5%), etc - 50%
Admission, Class Schedule and Local Logistics
Declaration of Result and Offer Letter
Deadline for submitting the admission fee
Start of classes
October 18, 2021
October 19, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 25, 2021
Please note that these dates are tentative; however, no major change is expected in this (unless there is further extension of deadline for application submission, in which case the dates will be accordingly extended). We will post the exact date, slot and link for the interview by the end of the next week here.
Irrespective of this, if you do not live in or near Agra then we would advise you to plan your travel in accordance with this schedule and in such a manner that you be in Agra and well-settled by the start date of the classes i.e. October 25, 2021.
For all queries related to travel, accommodation and any other kind of local logistics, please join our Google Group and/or Telegram Group and post your queries there; you may also email us - our support team will help you in finding a suitable and comfortable place for stay in Agra during the 2 years of your study here.
The interview is designed to test the following (and as such candidates are required to prepare accordingly) -
Basic Mathematical / Analytical / Statistical Skills - Students must be aware of the mathematical concepts learnt till class Xth / matriculation.
Basic awareness of Indian and South Asian Linguistic and Cultural Diversity, Multilingualism and an overall awareness of socio-political situation of languages in the country.
Basic Programming Skills (of school level) is highly recommended and preferred.
Basic awareness of the field of Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing and the latest advancements and debates in the field.
It is to be noted that the candidates are not expected to be trained or academically aware of the technical details of the areas mentioned above. The interview is meant to gauge their interest and aptitude in the area and they are expected to possess a general-level awareness of the 'popular' ideas available in the public domain (which are accessible via news feeds, magazines, etc).
Along with this the candidates are strongly advised to prepare a 3 - 5 minutes long 'presentation' on their educational background and a brief idea of what kind of applications / research they intend to work on during this program and subsequently for their dissertation. You do NOT need to prepare a PPT presentation; rather you just need to introduce yourself and speak up the motivations / intent behind taking admission in the program.
The language of the interview could be English or Hindi, depending on your preference.
Instructions for Provisionally Shortlisted Candidates
Those students who are provisionally shortlisted for further processing of the application for admission to M.Sc. in Computational Linguistics program (see list below), need to fill up the following form and upload the required documents for further processing of their application -
Deadline for submission of this form: Wednesday, September 30, 2021 11:59 pm IST
Please note the following -
a. You will need to login into your email account to fill up this form
b. Please use the same email ID that you used for registration and application for the program
c. The form will ask you to upload / give information about the following - so please keep those handy before starting to fill up the form. Please name the uploaded file as per the convention mentioned below (replace 'yourname' with your actual name. eg. if your name is Sanjeev Kumar then it will be replaced by SanjeevKumar - ensure that there is no space in the filename). Please remember that ONLY your CV and scan of educational documents are ESSENTIAL. If you dont have prior experience or projects, it is not at all an issue - you will still be considered for the program.