MSc in Computer Science
MSc Computer Science is a two year (four Semester) academic programme.
12 years of schooling + a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant area* with mathematics as a subject either at the Bachelor’s level or at 10+2 (12th class) level from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with the following minimum eligibility marks criteria:
For candidates from the annual system: 55% and above
For candidates from the semester system (percentage): 60% and above
For candidates from the GPA semester system, the formula for determining percentage is as follows:
CGPA obtained X 100 / Maximum GPA obtainable.
Such candidates are required to have a minimum of 65% marks or above.
*Indicative List of Relevant Areas:
1. Computer Engineering 2. Computer Technology 3. Computer Applications 4. Information Science 5. Information Technology 6. Software Systems 7. Software Engineering 8. Software Technology 9. Electronics Engineering 10. Electronics and Communication Engineering 11. Electrical & Electronic Engineering 12. Physics/ Applied Physics 13. Statistics/ Applied Statistics 14.Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics 15. Instrumentation Engineering
Format of the Entrance Test Paper
The duration of the Entrance Test will be 3 hours and the question paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions in two parts.
PART A: will have 40 multiple choice questions of one mark each on the following areas of Mathematical Science:
Set Theory and Algebra: Sets, Relations, Functions, Groups, Partial Orders, Lattice, Boolean Algebra.
Matrices and Determinants: Determinants, Matrices; Systems of Linear Equations.
Combinatorics: Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Conditional probability, independent events, total probability, Baye's theorem.
Calculus: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Mean Value Theorems, Theorems of Integral Calculus, Evaluation of Definite and Improper Integrals, Partial Derivatives, Total Derivatives, Maxima and Minima.
Ordinary Differential Equations: First Order First Degree Equations, Variable Separable Method, Homogeneous Equations, Exact Equations, Integrating Factors, Linear Equations.
Vector Analysis: Addition, Subtraction, Dot Product and Cross Products of Vectors.
PART B: will have 60 multiple choice questions of one mark each on the following areas of undergraduate level Computer Science: Discrete Mathematics: Sets, Relations, Functions, Boolean Algebra, Propositional Logic, First Order Predicate Logic
Programming in C: Elements of C, Identifiers, Data Types, Control Structures, Iteration, Structured Data Types: Array, Structure, Union, Strings, Pointers, Functions, Parameter Passing to Functions, Recursion.
Data Structures & Algorithms: Elementary Space and Time Complexity Analysis, Sorting: Bubble Sort, Insertion Sort, Selection Sort, Searching: Linear and Binary Search, Elementary Concepts of List, Stack, Queue, Tree and Graph.
Digital Logic Design and Computer Architecture: Number System, Data Representation, and Computer Arithmetic, Logic Gates, Combinational and Sequential Circuits, Computer Organization, Instruction Formats and Addressing, Memory Organization and I/O Interfaces.
Negative Marks for Wrong Answers
If the answer given to any of the Multiple Choice Questions is wrong, ¼ of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.