Panjab University, Chandigarh

Centre of Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences

A Multi-Trans-Disciplinary Centre for Research and Learning in Human Sciences, Humanities and Computational Technologies

What is Cognitive Science ?

Cognitive Science is the study of intelligent systems like the human mind, brain, computers. The core question that Cognitive Science seeks to answer is how the mind (or other intelligent systems) represents and manipulates knowledge and how mental representations and processes are realized in the brain. The field is highly transdisciplinary in nature and includes traditional disciplines like Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Robotics, Economics, Social Sciences and others. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India recognizes the Cognitive Science as one of the four pillars of knowledge, which are crucial for Indian academics and industry, along with Nano, Bio, and information technologies. Cognitive Science is a emerging discipline in India and only a handful of institutes offer courses in cognitive sciences, leading to high demand of cognitive science professionals and academicians, but low supply of human resources with specialization in cognitive sciences. 

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About the Programme

The Program is a one-year course designed to bridge the distance between Human Sciences, Humanities and Computational technologies. The programme coursework is designed to be research intensive and industry applied. The Course will be taught by experts from the field of Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. The program has a dissertation component for students who wish to pursue research or an industry internship component for students who wish to join the industry. Students can avail scholarship of Rs.5000 per month or others scholarship schemes available at the University.

Panjab University Chandigarh

Panjab University is central and state governments funded university. It is one of the oldest Universities in India, initiated in 1882, ranked number one (1) amongst Universities in India and Ranked 363 in the Thomson Reuters-powered ‘Best Global Universities Rankings 2016’ by US News and Global Report. The Panjab University (PU) , has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports.

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