Master of Engineering [ME] (Computer Science and Engineering) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    ENGINEERING

  • DURATION

    2 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Computer Science

  • COURSE TYPE

    Post Graduation

    Master of Engineering [ME] Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

    Pranjal Singhal Pranjal Singhal
    Content Curator

    M.E. CSE is a Post Graduate course in engineering with a specialization in the field of computer science and its related aspects. It is a two years course divided into four semesters. A minimum of 55% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks at UG level is the least which almost all the institutes desire from applying candidates (in the form of eligibility criterion).

    Some of the popular colleges offering the course are:

    • IISc (Indian Institute of Science)
    • IIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology)
    • BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science)
    • IIIT (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)

    The fee for the course varies between INR 67,000 to  3, 50,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

    M.E CSE course admissions involve both Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection method as well as merit-based selection criteria that is the percentage of marks obtained at Under Graduate (UG) level. Most of the colleges which provide admissions through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering), IIIT Delhi, IIST PG while a select few opt for a separate entrance exam of their own (Like LUPNEST, BITSAT HD etc.).

    The course is designed to provide domain-specific skills and knowledge to the master’s level students so as to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to persecute the learning in a practical sense.

    Post Graduates in Computer Science and Engineering have a wide range of job opportunities like Software engineers, application developer, network engineer, hardware engineer, CAD engineer etc. After completion of post graduation, one may pursue further studies like M.Phil and Ph.D. in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between INR 14,000 and 20,000 a month for a fresh pass out.

    M.E. CSE: Course Highlights

    Course LevelPost Graduate
    Duration of the Course2 years
    Examination TypeSemester
    EligibilityMinimum score of 55% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at UG level.
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam based/Merit-based
    Course FeeBetween INR 67,000 to INR 3.5 Lacs
    Starting SalaryINR 14,000 to 20,000
    Top Recruiting CompaniesTCS, Wipro, DXC, Syntel, Hexaware, Capgemini, Infosys
    Job PositionSoftware engineers, application developer, network engineer, hardware engineer, CAD engineer

    M.E. CSE: What is it about?

    The knowledge of Computer Science has been the driver of IT industry in India. The cost-effective and sustainable solution provided by Indian technical experts has earned praises at the global level. The growth and build up of the industry has surged the demand for qualified computer science professionals in the market.

    The study of the subject involves software coding knowledge as well as the understanding of computer hardware and it’s working so, as to get a holistic view of the functioning of computer systems.

    A master’s level course in computer science is aimed at developing professionals that can contribute meaningfully to the growth of the industry through execution of their knowledge and skills in the domain.

    M.E. CSE: Top Institutes offering the course

    M.E. Computer Science and Engineering is offered as course by many colleges/universities to candidates who have passed their UG or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central University.

    Students can take admission in the course through Common Entrance Test conducted by certain exam conducting authorities such as IITs, IIIT, as well as separate exams conducted by respective colleges/Universities (Like LPU, BITS) that are offering this course.

    For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.

    InstituteCityAverage Fee
    IIScBangaloreINR 20,700
    IITKanpurINR 50,575
    BITSPilaniINR 3,37,925
    IIITDelhiINR 1,40,500
    Adhiyamaan College of EngineeringHosurINR 1,35,000
    Adithya Institute of TechnologyCoimbatoreINR 75,000
    ACETCoimbatoreINR 50,000
    Alpha College of EngineeringChennaiINR 51,171
    Anna UniversityChennaiINR 46, 470
    Andhra UniversityVishakhapatnamINR 52,000

    M.E. CSE: Eligibility

    Candidate must have passed the B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination in the respective stream from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with at least 55% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) of the marks.

    • He/She shall not be having any backlog or compartment in any of the subject/Subjects at UG level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
    • Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission (like work experience of 1 or 2 years).
    • In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.
    • Most of the Institute give admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) (like GATE, IIIT PG). To get admissions in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.

    The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

    M.E. CSE: Admission Process

    Admission to the course mostly involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country). 

    • Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into M.E courses (like LUPNEST, BITSAT HD) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like GATE, IIIT PG. 
    • Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.
    • After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for admission process by the respective university or college.
    • After admission process final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.
    • The new academic year begins after the completion of all the above processes.

    Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.

    M.E. CSE: Syllabus and Course description

    The syllabus of the course is divided into 4 semesters spread over a span of two years. The syllabus of the course is divided into various subjects and practical skills that students are taught during the course of their post-graduation. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to computer science so as to provide a holistic understanding of the subject to the master’s level students.

    The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below so as to provide a reference to the candidates.

    Semester ISemester II
    Data Structure and AlgorithmDatabase technology
    Computer ArchitectureOperating System design
    Software Engineering MethodologiesAdvanced system software
    Computer Networks and ManagementInternet programming and tools
    Mathematical StructuresNetwork Security
    PracticalPractical
    Semester IIISemester IV
    Microprocessor Based system designProject Stage 2
    Object-oriented system designNeural Networks, Architectures and Application
    Theory of computationAdvanced Networks
    Distributed ComputingMobile Computing
    Project stage IMultimedia Systems
    Visualization TechniquesAdvanced web design
    Soft computingE-Commerce Technology
    PracticalData mining and Data warehousing
    -ASIC Design
    -Web Technology

    M.E. CSE: Who Should Opt for?

    • Students who have a background in the domain of computer science.
    • Those who have a career in software development in mind.
    • Those who are looking for a career as a network engineer.
    • Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

    M.E. CSE: Career Prospects

    Master’s in Computer Science and Engineering postgraduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with companies such as TCS, Wipro, DXC, Syntel, Hexaware, Capgemini, Infosys etc.

    To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where computer science and engineering postgraduates can look for in terms of their career.

    Master of Engineering [ME] (Computer Science and Engineering
    Job ProfileRoleAverage Salary for Fresher’s
    Software EngineerWork of software engineer involves coding and preparation of algorithms for the design of a particular type of software or user interface.INR 2.8-3.30 Lacs
    Application developerThe job of the application developer is similar in nature to the software engineer with a difference of working interface that is they develop application software for mobile and tablets and various platforms like android, windows etc.INR 2.6-3.25 Lacs
    Network EngineerThe job involves working on communication networks so as to ensure proper connectivity through communication channels like Internet.INR 2.76-3 Lacs
    Project LeadA project lead act as a supervisor and leader of the team working on a software development project for the client.INR 2.74-3 Lacs
    Design EngineerDesign engineers are entrusted with the responsibility of sketching out network design and functionalities for its actual implementation.INR 2.9-3.2 Lacs

    Master of Engineering [ME] (Computer Science and Engineering) Fee Structure in India


    48 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES3.4 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.22 L (Average Fee)
    33.7 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES8.04 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.2 L (Average Fee)

    Master of Engineering [ME] (Computer Science and Engineering) Fee Structure by State


    Tamil Nadu

    64.26 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.63 L
    1.23 L
    33.7 KPRIVATE COLLEGES2 L
    1.06 L

    Maharashtra

    1.62 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.62 L
    1.62 L
    46 KPRIVATE COLLEGES2.25 L
    1.48 L

    Madhya Pradesh

    1.01 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.21 L
    1.11 L
    67 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.4 L
    1.14 L

    Chandigarh

    55.4 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.35 L
    95.22 K
    1.7 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.7 L
    1.7 L

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