Master of Computer Science or M.Sc. Computer Science course is a two years programwhichoffers people interested in the field of computers an opportunity to develop core competence in the field of computer science and encourages them to make a mark in the much sought after IT industry.
Candidates contemplating joining the course must have passed a second class honors or above in the domain of Computer Science, Mathematics or must have a background of other numerate or computing related fields.
Tuition fee for the entire two years M.Sc. Computer Science course ranges from20,000 INR to 50,000 INR in government aided institutes and 2 Lakh INR to 3 Lakh INRin privately owned universities.
After the course is over, there are lucrative career opportunities available in Software and Computer Hardware related industry. The entry level salary in these industries can range from 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR per month.
With the world now becoming a global village and more and more people embracing the power and importance of computers in the 21st century digital age, the M.Sc. Computer Science course has huge career prospects.
The M.Sc. Computer Science course furnishes graduates that are well-versed with the technicalities of the computer science domain and can help the world in being more organized and fast at the same time.
The main objective of M.Sc. Computer Science is to hone the skills of computer science enthusiasts in the various thrust areas of the field and provide them with the perfect amalgamation of theory as well as practical knowledge.
Since it’s a course at post-graduation level, it takes forward the knowledge gained by the students at the undergraduate level and provides them an advanced level of learning and understanding on the subject.
The M.Sc. Computer Science Program is divided into two parts i.e. First year and Second Year. Each year is divided in two semesters making it a four semester program.
After an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, there are multiple research degree options available at Indian Universities like an M.Phil. in Computer Science which is offered at universities like Christ University, Bangalore and ITM University, Gurgaon. Students can also go on to opt for a PhD in Computer Science available at instititute the likes of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore or PhD in Computer Science and Applications available at NIT, Thiruchirapalli.
Some of the top universities and college where the course can be availed are:
Name of the Institute
St. Xavier’s College
St. Francis College for Women
The New College
North Maharashtra University
Mithibai College of Arts
Mohanlal Sukhadia University
The basic eligibility of the course is B.Sc.(H) Computer Science or B.Sc. Applied Physical Sciences with Mathematics and Computer Science/B.Sc.(General) Mathematical Sciences, (10+2+3 scheme) with Mathematics and Computer Science.
Admission to MSc. Computer Science program is through both entrance examination and merit-based. Certain universities like Delhi University, offer both direct admission and entrance based admission to the program.
Universities like Delhi University and Savitribai Phule Pune University, conduct entrance examination for admission to M.Sc. Computer Science. The Entrance exam is of 2-3 hours duration and contains questions from Computer Science, Mathematics and English Language. The test paper may be of subjective and/or objective type.
There are many universities in India which offer merit-based direct admission in M.Sc. Computer Science course. Some of these universities are Banastahli University and Ramnarain Ruia College. The merit is decided on the basis of marks scored in B.Sc. Computer Science (honors).
In University of Delhi, which also conducts entrance exams for admission to the program, 50% seats are also reserved for direct admission. Direct admission is offered to candidates who have passed B.Sc. Computer Science with 60% marks from affiliated colleges of Delhi University.
Several universities like Lovely Professional University, Annamalai University and Guru Jambheshwar University offer Lateral entry to the second year of the program. The eligibility for lateral entry is a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science or Computer Science Applications.