PG Programme

CPCS currently offers  Post Graduation Diploma in Cognitive Sciences and Human Factor

About the Programme

The programme coursework is designed to be research intensive and industry applied.

Fundamentals of Cognitive Sciences aspects are covered in the course, so that students who wish to pursue PhD have a solid background in research for Human sciences, Humanities and Computational technologies. Secondly, Human factors and Ergonomics aspects are also part of course work, for students who wish to apply cognitive sciences in various industries.

Students will have to either complete their dissertation (research) or Industry internship during the course.

The course will admit students from various background, so a rich multi-disciplinary environment will be available to the students.

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Minimum Eligibility

As the this is multi-trans-disciplinary programme, so students from all backgrounds (Science or Arts) can apply.

Students with Graduation or Post-graduation or even PhD are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Eligibility is Graduation in Any Discipline .

B.A./B.Sc(Philosophy/Psychology/Linguistics/Anthropology/Physics/Chemistry/Math/Statistics/Biosciences/Computer Science/related disciplines) or any other degree as deemed equivalent. 

Or B.Tech/BE(any branch), BS-4 year program(Physics/Chemistry/Math/Statistics/Biosciences/related sciences)

or MBBS or any other degree as deemed equivalent.

or Any other examination/degree recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent to above.


30 seats are avaliable for the programme.


 Students can avail scholarship of Rs.5000 per month.

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Course Structure

 Program is of Two semesters duration. The credits shall be earned by course-work as well as by completing the Thesis or Industry Internship.


The Course will be taught by experts from the field of Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from Panjab University, Post Graduate Institute of Medical education & Research and Foreign Universities.
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CPCS, Panjab University will assist students in securing PhD positions both nationally and internationally. Further, campus placement drive will be available to students for securing placement in the industry. According to a report published by KPMG on the job prospects emerging areas in next five years, Cognitive Science happens to be amongst the top five fields where number of jobs would much more than the professionals available as a result huge shortage of experts would be there in market. In India, the demand for Cognitive Science professionals is around 300,000 in 2021 while the global demand is  around 2 million. There is a growing need for experts trained in human factors. Opportunities are expanding in all employment sectors, including industry, government, and academia. Nonprofits and consulting firms also employ human factors specialists. Some of the common jobs which Cognitive Science professionals are offered in Industry are Cognitive engineer, Customer-experience specialist, Ergonomist, Human-factors psychologist, Knowledge engineer, Usability specialist, Usability engineer, User-experience specialist and User-interface designer.

Course Delivery and Material

Lectures will be available in both online and physical mode, as per students needs.

All study material will be provided in digital format.

Hands-on Training

Opportunity to work on live research and industry projects will be provided to selected students.

Special Lectures/Webinars/Workshops

Students will be provided the opportunity to join various special lectures, webinars and workshops from experts throughout the world. The aim of these special lectures/webinars/ workshops will be expose students to the cutting edge research in the field and develop technical skills.