The digital revolution not only affected the way scientists conduct their research but also expedites the pace of inventions. High pace innovations in technologies brought a paradigm shift in the business world and converted computer technology into information technology (IT). While this paradigm shift improved productivity, it also created new workplace challenges regarding the development, operation, maintenance, and up-gradation of organizational IT infrastructure. Twenty-first-century organizations need appropriate systems that work properly and are secured, upgraded, maintained, and replaced as appropriate. In addition, employees of organizations require support from experts who understand computer systems’ software and who understand how to use technology to contribute to productivity. Such professionals are valued for their knowledge and skills.
This increasing demand for IT professionals has compelled many students who have completed their BA/BSc in non-IT disciplines to continue their higher education in IT discipline. The M. Sc. IT program is also a conversion degree program that allows such students to fulfill their desires.
Aims of MSc IT Program
M.Sc. IT program is designed to meet the above-discussed challenges of 21st-century knowledge-driven complex workplaces. The curriculum of the program provides integration of all components and sound foundations that allow accessing all of the new knowledge and technology to meet the challenges of the future. The program prepares students to plan, organize, acquire, install and manage the information technology needs of businesses, government, health care, schools, and other kinds of organizations. The courses prepare students with fundamental knowledge of core technologies, such as software engineering, programming, database design, network architecture and administration, web technologies and application development, implementation, and maintenance. Students are expected to learn theoretical and practical understanding of the entire field of Information Technology. Students can choose a particular option, which is the most appropriate to their planned future career.
The successful graduate shall be able to anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization. They should be able to:
- Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies;
- Analyze, identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address problems or opportunities faced by organizations or individuals;
- Design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment;
- Identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address the users’ needs;
- Analyze the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, and policy issues;
- Demonstrate an understanding of best IT practices and standards and their application;
- Demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
- Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal by integrating personal initiative and group cooperation;
- Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users, and peers both verbally and in writing, using appropriate terminology;
- Demonstrate independent, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies to address problems or opportunities faced by organizations.
Minimum credit hours shall be 74 Cr. Hrs. for M.Sc. IT program including a Capstone Project.
The program shall comprise 5 terms spread over two (2) calendar years with two Terms a year. University Rules and Regulations shall determine the maximum time limit of the Degree.
The candidates must have graduation or equivalent qualification with at least 2nd division or equivalent qualification with at least 50% marks.