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 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.
Bachelors degree in relative discipline with aggregate 50%
Merit based or some institutes conduct their own entrance exams
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
Project Manager, IT Manager, System Analyst, Technical Leaders, Software Consultant, Database Designer, Database Administrator, Application Programmer, Network Planning Manager, etc
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.
|Name||Location||Average Fee (in INR)|
|Stella Maris College||Chennai||24,300|
|AVVM Sri Pushpam College||Thanjavur||50,800|
|The NEW College||Chennai||23,100|
|SIES College of Arts Science and Commerce||Mumbai||50,000|
|Kishanchand Chellaram College||Mumbai||5,400|
|M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women||Chennai||31,800|
|Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce||Mumbai||4,890|
|SS Jain Subodh PG College||Jaipur||12,300|
|North Maharashtra University||Jalgaon||7,000|
|Women’s Christian College||Chennai||48,000|
Candidates can be eligible for admission if they fulfill any of the following conditions:
Aggregate percentage required in graduation or equivalent may vary from college to college.
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-
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.
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.
|Academic Qualification||50 – 60%|
|Entrance Test||20- 30%|
After that on the basis of this criteria, final admisisons are done and seat is allotted to candidate.
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
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.
It covers all the areas of organizational behavior and management.
Understanding the advance version of policies in business and their implementation.
Learning the process of system analysis and debugging.
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.
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.
Following is the scheme of assessment followed by most of the universities -
Section A -10%
Assignments/ presentations/ group discussion in class sessions
Section B -20%
Examination at mid-term
Section C -70%
Final Term Examination
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:
|Average Salary (in INR)|
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|
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|
Responsible for system analysis, software debugging and documentation.
Design and implement information system which improves efficiency of applications.
Technical Operations Analyst
Prepare system specifications and ensure the security and safety of applications to be used.
Handle all the queries and issues related to maintenance of hardware and software.
|2.5 to 3 Lacs|
Handle all the challenges in running of applications and testing it from time to time to avoid time-out of applications.
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.
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: