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Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Information Technology (IT) is a 2 years’ postgraduate degree program which can be done after any bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate. This course is established to provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge related to data mining and controlling with software applications and their development. Average fees of this course would be from INR 80,000 to 3 Lacs depending upon the criteria of the college. Admission in most of the M.Sc IT colleges is done through merit list based on marks in bachelors degree however there are some colleges which offer admission on the basis of entrance test.

There are so many universities and colleges which offer this course. Some top colleges among them are following-

  • The NEW College, Chennai
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai
  • DAV College, Chandigarh
  • Barkatullah University, Bhopal
  • VELS University, Chennai
  • Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

The main objective of this course is to provide knowledge of programming, implementation of common data structures using OOP principles in C++ and ADTs which covers Lists, Stacks, Queues, Trees, and Graphs. Information technology includes software development, data manipulation and technology re-engineering which can be learned after completing this course.

    After this course candidate will be able to handle digital commerce, software development and can achieve organizational goals objectives Also they can control the maintenance of software network to handle the technological challenges. After completing this course candidates can get jobs in IT sector with the salary packages from INR 3 to 8 Lacs per annum.

    Top Colleges for Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology)

    • Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology) in Tamil Nadu
    • Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology) in Punjab
    • Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology) in Maharashtra
    • Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology) in Gujarat
    • Master of Science [M.Sc.] (Information Technology) in Rajasthan

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Course Highlights

    Course Level

    Post-Graduate

    Duration

    2 years

    Examination Type

    Semester System

    Eligibility

    Bachelors degree in relative discipline with aggregate 50%

    Admission Process

    Merit based or some institutes conduct their own entrance exams

    Course Fee

    INR 80,000 to 3 Lacs for three years

    Average Starting Salary

    INR 3 to 8 lacs per annum

    Top Recruiting Companies

    Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, Accenture, IBM, Infoysys, Banks and Software companies like Microsoft, Apple and Samsung

    Job Positions

    Project Manager, IT Manager, System Analyst, Technical Leaders, Software Consultant, Database Designer, Database Administrator, Application Programmer, Network Planning Manager, etc

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): What is it About? 

    While pursuing this course, students will learn how to solve IT issues at workplace, OOP based implementation of algorithms, how to do data management, tree traversal, heaps, dictionaries, depth-first-search, breadth-first-search, and performance analysis of sorting, searching, traversal algorithms, control over of IT functions and projects with the use of latest technology. Software development and networking system are very comprehensive area of learning and they can be understood deeply by doing this course. 

    Candidates who have interest to learn programming language such C++, software development and other activities in IT sector can opt for this course. Those who would like to work with networking system, discoveries of advance technology for software application can opt for this course.

    To pursue this course successfully, strong analytical skills, critical thinking skills and experimental skills are required. They also have to focus on problem solving abilities, system networking knowledge, use of technology with innovative ideas

    Duration of this course is 2 years full time after bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination which contains 4 semesters at the gap of 6 months.Candidates, who are interested in pursuing higher education in this field after completing their M.Sc. degree, can opt for research work in IT field. There are many universities in India and abroad which offer Ph.D. in Information Technology and allied field. Some best of them are NIT Jalandhar, Bharathiar University and Jodhpur National University etc. 

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Top Institutes

    NameLocationAverage Fee (in INR)
    Stella Maris CollegeChennai24,300
    AVVM Sri Pushpam CollegeThanjavur50,800
    The NEW CollegeChennai23,100
    SIES College of Arts Science and CommerceMumbai50,000
    Baraktullah UniversityBhopal13,200
    Kishanchand Chellaram CollegeMumbai5,400
    M.O.P Vaishnav College for WomenChennai31,800
    Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and CommerceMumbai4,890
    VELS UniversityChennai36,600
    SS Jain Subodh PG CollegeJaipur12,300
    North Maharashtra UniversityJalgaon7,000
    Women’s Christian CollegeChennai48,000
    DAV CollegeChandigarh56,900

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Eligibility

    Candidates can be eligible for admission if they fulfill any of the following conditions:

    • Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology/Computer Science/Physics/Stats/Electronics or equivalent examination with at least 45% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.
    • B.Tech./BE degree holders in Computer Science/Informational Technology are also eligible for M.Sc. IT course.

    Aggregate percentage required in graduation or equivalent may vary from college to college. 

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Admission Process

    In order to take admission candidate should have bachelor degree with science stream and on the basis of marks obtained and merit list candidates can apply for admission in M.Sc. (Information Technology)

    However there are some colleges who offer admission after clearance of entrance examination and on the basis of marks obtained in entrance test along with marks scored in bachelors degree admission can be done. Lateral entry option is also available for admission in some universities and colleges.

    If candidates are applying in such college who have condition for entrance exam can refer the below syllabus of examination-

    • Mathematics
    • Quantitative aptitude and Logical Reasoning
    • C Programming
    • English Comprehension

    There are so many entrance examination for M.Sc. course among which TANCET is the most popular. TANCET is conducted by Anna University for admissions to colleges in Tamil Nadu. Entrance examination will be of objective type in which there will be 4 options available to each question. Entrance test will be of 3 hours and there can be negative marking for each wrong answer.

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Selection Process

    For the selection process candidates will be assessed on the basis of marks obtained at graduation level and entrance test wherever applicable. After this they have to clear group discussion and personal interview by showing their caliber and expertise in knowledge and study.

    In group discussion candidates will be assessed in group of individuals with the same topic at the same time. They have to stand for their own opinion in the group. And in personal interview they will be assessed on the basis of individual capability and skills. The weightage of all the above are as follows-

    Weightage is given to mainly academic qualifications, and entrance test if applicable.

    SectionWeightage
    Academic Qualification50 – 60%
    Entrance Test20- 30%
    GD- PI10%

    After that on the basis of this criteria, final admisisons are done and seat is allotted to candidate.

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Syllabus and Course Description

    Course delivery method in the universities is core courses and electives. Following are some core and electives subjects of M.Sc. IT prescribed by most of the universities-

    Topics of syllabus

    Description

    Fundamentals of Computers, computer Graphics & Multimedia               

    Basic fundamentals of computers, graphical designing and multimedia applications.

    Introduction to Programming

    Introduction with programming language such as Java and C++.

    Information Technology planning and reengineering

    Learn about the planning process of information technology and how to redesign the same.

    Organizational Dynamics

    It covers all the areas of organizational behavior and management.

    Strategic Management

    Understanding the advance version of policies in business and their implementation.

    Software engineering

    Learning the process of system analysis and debugging.

    Networking system

    Understand the system of networking and how to use them at workplace.

    Innovative and technology management

    Management and implementation of new technologies in organization.

    Database management system, Structure and Algorithm             

    Learn about data management and data warehousing on systems. Various structures used in technology and mathematical calculations related to them.

    Digital Logic        

    Understand the digital device which operates on combination of basic logic functions.

    Application Software Development

    Learn about enhancement and development of software application and use them at workplace.

    Electronic Transformation in Business    

    Learn how to transfer or transform electronic information from one peer to another or one system to another.

    Web Intelligence and Its Applications    

    Learn about Web Intelligence which is a SAP/Business Objects'  used for  analysis and replacing the  desktop intelligence software.

    M.Sc (Information Technology): Scheme of Assessment

    Following is the scheme of assessment followed by most of the universities -

    Weightage (%)

    Internal (30%)

    External (70%)

    Section A -10%

    Assignments/ presentations/ group discussion in class sessions

    -

    Section B -20%

    Examination at mid-term

    -

    Section C -70%

    -

    Final Term Examination

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Career Prospects

    IT industry is the right career path for those candidates who have successfully completed this course with the highest score. And also they get healthy remuneration with different job profiles such as software engineer, application programmer, IT analyst and testing engineer etc. As we can see in the below table the job profiles in IT sector along with their description:

    Job Profiles

    Job Description

    Average Salary (in INR)

    Software Developer

    Responsible for the development process of applications and their use with innovative technology.

    3 to 4 Lacs

    Voice Team Leader-Technical

    Handle queries on client call related to technical system of software.

    4 to 4.5 Lacs

    Application Programmer

    Duties involve smooth functioning of applications and programming data.

    4 to 5 Lacs 

    Network Planning Manager

    Responsible for planning process of networking and its routing system.

    4 to 4.13 Lacs

    Software Engineer

    Responsible for system analysis, software debugging and documentation.

    4.29 Lacs

    IT Analyst

    Design and implement information system which improves efficiency of applications.

    3.5 Lacs

    Technical Operations Analyst

    Prepare system specifications and ensure the security and safety of applications to be used.

    3.1 Lacs

    Maintenance Engineer

    Handle all the queries and issues related to maintenance of hardware and software.

    2.5 to 3 Lacs

    Testing Engineer

    Handle all the challenges in running of applications and testing it from time to time to avoid time-out of applications.

    3.68 Lacs

    Top recruiters in this sector:

    • EXL Services
    • Accenture
    • Concentrix
    • IBM
    • Infosys
    • IGATE
    • TCS
    • HCL Technologies

    Alternative career option after this course

    Besides from the above career sector candidates can also choose alternative career option after the completion of this course. They can also establish their own institute of software and hardware engineering and can provide practical knowledge and training to the aspiring candidates.

    Apart from the IT sector they can also work for hotels, trading companies, marketing companies, hospitals and other medical units, banking and finance for technical support and handle their IT department.

    M.Sc. (Information Technology): Salary Trends

    After completing this course as per skills and requirement of the company candidates can join their career with the respective job profiles with the respective salary packages as shown in the below image:

    The top IT companies hire IT professionals at all the level of management with the sound remuneration as they have lots of activities to do in technical support and as well as non-technical support for their client. They can be selected for the different job roles related to technical support and data mining, technical issues and software development depends on the requirement of the company. Here we have some top brand companies in IT sector which offer good salary packages as shown in the below image:

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