MSc in Computer Science
The M.Sc. (Computer Science) is a two year (four semester) Master’s degree programme being run by the Department of Computer Science, comprising courses in different areas of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The objective of this programme is to prepare skilled and capable professionals with a strong conceptual and practical background in Computer Science. The department follows a unique up-to-date curriculum with the aim of equipping students with strong analytical and technical skills as well as thorough knowledge and expertise in the latest state-of-the art techniques in IT, so that they can work competently in diverse areas including teaching and research and development. Besides having a good mix of theoretical and lab-oriented computer courses, the M.Sc. (Computer Science) programme has a dissertation component which provides an opportunity to students to work on research problems under the close supervision of faculty members so that they are equipped to work in R&D institutions/industries or pursue a career in research in academia if they so choose.
12 years of schooling + a 3 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 a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.
*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.