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M.Sc. (DS) – FAQ

How many seats are available in the M.Sc. (DS) program?

60 (Sixty)

What is the program Objective of M.Sc. (Data Science)?

The primary goal of the M.Sc. in Data Science program is to cultivate a competent workforce capable of meeting the growing demands of big data analytics. The program focuses on imparting skills in quantitative data analysis, data mining, modeling, prediction, storage, management, and big data processing. It also emphasizes expertise in data visualization, handling multimedia big data, programming, and communication. Additionally, the program incorporates value-added courses, practical case studies, and training sessions to enhance learner confidence and market readiness.

What is the selection Process for M.Sc. (DS)?

The selection of candidates will be based on an entrance test conducted at designated centers nationwide.

Is there any management quota in M.Sc.(DS) Program?

No. Admission to M.Sc. (DS) program is completely based on the merit list of entrance exam

What are the job prospects after completion of M.Sc.(DS) from DA-IICT?

MSc. in Data Science program has been designed to provide students with a strong foundation in data management and analysis, and the necessary skills to succeed in data-analytics related job.

Is there any scholarship facility available to M.Sc. (DS) students?

The Institute will award a limited number of Merit and Merit-Cum-Means Scholarships to the admitted students as per the DA-IICT norms. The Merit Scholarship will be based on purely academic performance and the Merit-cum-Means Scholarship,based on academic performance and annual income of the student’s parent(s).

My final year result is not declared. can I apply?

Such candidates appearing in their final year 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 30 October 2024 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

Is hostel compulsory for M.Sc. (DS)?

No, It is not compulsory for PG programs students.

Is the M.Sc. degree recognized by government institutes/organizations?

DA-IICT is recognized by UGC, hence all the degrees awarded by DA-IICT are recognized by all agencies.

Can I do M.Sc. (DS) in part time?

No

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

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

Educational Loan Available?

The students can also avail loan from banks of their choice, and in either case, the Institute will extend support in completing the loan documentation process.

Which amount I have to pay at the time of admission in M.Sc. (DS)?

At the time of admission, an amount of Rs. 1,67,000/- (Rs. 1,37,000/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester, Rs. 5,000/- for Value Added Courses, 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.

What is caution deposit amount for M.Sc. (DS)?

Rs. 25,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)

Is a BCA student eligible for admission in Data science? Can they appear in both entrances- M.Sc. (IT) and M.Sc. (Data Science)?

Yes, the candidate can apply for both the programs, however, he has to submit two separate applications for both the programs.

Can Diploma with mathematics as subject be considered in place of 12th standard?

As per eligibility criteria a candidate must pass 12th standard with Mathematics as a main subject. Diploma in place of 12th standard at present is not considered. For further details please visit: https://www.daiict.ac.in/admission-msc-data-science

What is entrance exam pattern?

Multiple choice questions (MCQ) from four sections – Mathematics, Statistics, basic Computer Science (programming) and Quantitative Aptitude.

Is there negative marking in M.Sc. (DS)?

Negative Marking: 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.

What is the last date of submission of online applications?

31 May 2024 (Revised)

When will the Entrance Exam be conducted?

16 June 2024

When will merit list be announced?

TBD

What is the syllabus for Entrance test of M.Sc. (DS)?

Exam Syllabus: The detailed syllabus can be found here (syllabus.pdf)

What is exam duration?

90 Minutes

What is registration fees for M.Sc. (DS)?

Rs. 2,500 per Semester (including summer semester)

What is SAS Certified profession?

SAS is the leader in analytics, from data science to AI and machine learning., For more info about SAS,

https://www.sas.com/en_in/certification.html

I have completed my bachelors in Computer Engineering in 2016 and completed M.E. in computer engineering in 2018. Am I eligible to apply for this course? (M.Sc. in Data Science)

Yes, you are eligible to apply for the program if you are meeting the published eligibility criteria, kindly visit the link as mentioned for more information about Eligibility criteria.

I want to do this course but I don’t have money for this course so, can I have a loan for this course and how much loan we have to pay for this course.

The students can also avail loan from banks of their choice, and in either case, the Institute will extend support in completing the loan documentation process. The Institute will award a limited number of Merit and Merit-Cum-Means Scholarships to the admitted students as per the DA-IICT norms. The Merit Scholarship will be based on purely academic performance and the Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, based on academic performance and annual income of the students parent(s).

Hello, I want to apply for both M.Sc. (IT) and M.Sc. (Data Science) so do i need to register two times or can i apply for both of them through same account..?

Yes, you can apply for both the program after registering once, however, you need to pay the application fees separately for both the programs

In entrance test can we use calculator?

Please note that no separate (physical) calculator will be allowed to be used in the entrance exam. However, the necessary instructions will be issued well before the entrance test. You may refer to the same before appearing in the exam.

What is the characterization of the M.Sc. (DS) Program?

Intersection of Mathematics, Statistics, Programming, Big-Data and Machine Learning

I did my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Am I eligible to take this course?

No. Please refer to the eligibility criteria available at website: Eligibility criteria.

I have completed B Tech in Instrumentation and Control, but the curriculum covers all the basic subjects required and even I have completed executive course in business analytics from IIM Indore so, am I eligible to apply for M.Sc. in Data Science?

No. Please refer to the eligibility criteria available at website: Eligibility criteria.

Can a student with BTech in chemical engineering also apply?

No. Please refer to the eligibility criteria available at website: Eligibility criteria.

I wanted to know whether the Data Science program is also provided at Mumbai campus or only at Gandhinagar campus.

The DA-IICT is based at Gandhinagar (Gujarat) only. There is no campus at any other place.

Am I eligible for this (M.Sc. Data Science) program if I have a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering?

No. Please refer to the eligibility criteria available at website: Eligibility criteria.

I want to pursue M.Sc. Data Science but my bachelor degree is BBA – IT. I am good at computers and coding, problem solving, mathematics, and statistics. Is it possible for me to be eligible for this course?

No. Please refer to the eligibility criteria available at website: Eligibility criteria.

Can we withdraw our Application?

No. Application fees are non-refundable.

Do hostel rooms have A.C?

No, all the rooms in the hostels are Non-A.C.

Is MCA offered by DAIICT?

No, DAIICT does not offer the MCA.

Are distance learning courses available at DAIICT?

No, at present, we do not offer any distance learning programs.

Is there any certification program available at DAIICT?

No, we don't offer any certification Program.

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