Admissions - M.Sc. (IT)

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Online application website opens 14 March 2024
Last date for submission of online applications (Revised) 31 May 2024
Entrance test 16 June 2024
Announcement of Merit List 25-06-2024
Last date for fees payment for confirmed candidates in first round 01-07-2024
Announcement of Confirmed and Waitlisted Admissions (Revised) 05-07-2024
Registration and document verification at DAIICT campus for confirmed candidates 15 July 2024

The Master of Science (Information Technology) is an intensive two year post-graduate program (4 semesters) designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in Information Technology. The courses are carefully designed to guide the students through basic concepts to the current practices in industry. Hands-on Laboratory experience is emphasized at every stage of the Program. In the last semester, the students are required to carry out an industry internship. At the end of the Program, it is expected that the students attain a sound theoretical foundation; an ability to analyze, conceptualize and design systems; and competency in modern software design and development tools. A typical graduate in IT at DA-IICT can expect to build a career as a software engineer, an analyst or a system designer.

The M.Sc. (IT) Program follows a full time four-semester pattern and the curriculum consists of three semesters of course work followed by a one-semester project work on a specified topic. There is also a summer internship of duration of four weeks that students need to take up after the second semester and before the start of third semester.

The detailed Program structure can be found here.

The program brochure can be found here.

Placement Statistics for the Last Five Years - Postgraduate Programs:

Highest CTC: 45.03 LPA

Average CTC: 08.10 LPA


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*Updated till 11th March 2024

Total seats: 120

A Bachelor’s degree holder from a recognized University in any stream with an aggregate of 60% marks, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting institute/university, in the qualifying degree examination is eligible to apply. Candidates appearing in their final Degree examination and expecting to complete it by July 2024 may also apply. However, their final admission will be subject to the condition that they obtain an aggregate of 60% marks, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting institute/university. All admitted candidates have to submit their degree certificates or proof of completion of Degree, before 30th October 2024 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

The decision of the concerned authorities of DA-IICT regarding eligibility of any candidate shall be final.

Age: There is no age limit applicable to this program.

At the time of counselling an amount of Rs. 1,35,000/- (Rs. 1,10,000/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs.25,000/- towards a Caution Deposit) - The registration fee is payable at the time of registration and hostel rent on allotment of the hostel room.

Tuition fee Rs.1,10,000 per Semester
Registration Fee Rs. 2,500 per Semester
Caution Deposit Rs. 25,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)
Hostel Rent Rs. 27,500 per semester
Food On actuals. There are multiple food options available in the campus (The expense will be approximately Rs. 5,500 per month)

Subject to revision every Academic Year from 8 to 10%.

Education Loan

The Institute will facilitate the students to avail educational loan from selected Banks. The bank officials will be present on campus at the time of registration of admitted students so as to enable the students to obtain details on procedures and terms and conditions of the loan. The students can also avail loan from banks of their choice and in either of the case; the Institute will extend support in completing the loan documentation process.

Refund Policy

The refund policy for the withdrawing candidates will be in accordance with the UGC rules

Scholarships at DA-IICT

DA-IICT encourages bright young students to join its undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. The institute is committed to ensuring that every talented and deserving aspirant has access to its programs. Over the last five years, more than 3500 students across UG and PG have benefitted from the various scholarships offered at DA-IICT.

  • The Institute offers several merit cum means scholarships for students aspiring to join its UG and PG programs.
  • UG and PG aspirants can also apply for scholarships provided by the Government of Gujarat. Additionally, DA-IICT also offers scholarships that have been instituted by its alumni.
  • Aspirants to the PhD program can benefit from the various fellowships available at the Institute.

Financial Support

The Institute provides financial support in the form of scholarships to eligible students. More details of it can be seen here

The selection of candidates will be based on the entrance test to be conducted at selected centers all over the country. The tentative list of centers is: DAIICT Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Benguluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Patna, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, Udaipur, Bhavnagar, Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Jammu, Kochi, Lucknow, Pant Nagar, Porbandar, Ranchi and Vijayawada. The final merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate score in the entrance test.

The decision of the Competent Authorities of DA-IICT regarding eligibility and selection of any candidate shall be final.

Entrance Test:

The test will evaluate the candidates on their mathematical aptitude, logical reasoning, basic programming, English Comprehension.

The candidate needs to solve 60 questions for the time duration of 90 minutes. All questions will carry equal weightage. The correct answers for each question will be awarded 4 marks; each incorrect answer will be assigned a negative mark of -1. There will be no section wise cutoffs.

Exam Duration: 90 minutes

Pattern: Multiple-choice answers.

Weightage: sectional weights are as given below:

Mathematics (10+2 standard) 30%
Quantitative aptitude and Logical Reasoning 20%
C Programming 30%
English Comprehension 20%

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking, However, there will be no section wise cutoffs.

Exam Syllabus:

Mathematics (10+2 standard): Mathematics (10+2 standard): Algebra - Fundamental operations in Algebra, Expansion, factorization, simultaneous linear/quadratic equations, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem; Basic Discrete Mathematics - Functions, Sets and Relations; Permutations and combinations, Mathematical Induction, and Basic Probability; Calculus – Limits, Differentiation, and simple examples of maxima and minima.

Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning: Questions drawn from Mathematics upto 10th standard and logical reasoning.

C Programming: Basic Data Types, Language Control Structures, Arrays, Functions, Pointers, Dynamic Allocation of Memory, Structs, Recursion, Parameter passing and Scope.

English comprehension.

Sample Question Paper:

A sample question paper can be found here (PDF).

Tie breaker for Merit:

In case of tie, the marks in C programming section and QA & logical reasoning section in the entrance test will be considered in order to break the tie. If the tie still remains, then the marks in 10+2 and 10th Examination, will be given consideration in order to break the tie.

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  • Candidates submit online application by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1500/- plus GST@ 18%. (Total: Rs. 1770/-).
  • The Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order for her/his application to be considered for final admission.
  • Eligible Candidates have to appear for Entrance Test conducted at selected centers in the country. The online application procedure will guide you through the necessary procedures for application fee payment, registering for entrance test, choosing test center.
  • The short-listed candidates will be offered admission (confirmed/waitlisted) in order of their merit. Counseling will be done online. Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of first merit list, to check for website to know about the steps they need to take to continue with the counseling process.
  • The candidates who have accepted admission offers will be asked to appear for registration, document verification and payment of fees. Subsequent to this there will be orientation for those who have been given confirmed admission.

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the M.Sc. (IT) program can be found here

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