M.Sc. (Computer Science)

 

The M.Sc. (Computer Science) is a two year (four semester) Master’s degree programme offered 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 of 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 desire.

 

Minimum Eligibility

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 the 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 Science and Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Computer Applications
  4. Information Technology

 

 

 

 

Format of the Entrance Test Paper

The duration of the Entrance Test will be 2 hours and the question paper will consist of 80 multiple choice questions divided into two parts.

 

PART A: will have 20 multiple choice questions of two marks each on the following areas of Mathematical Science:

Set Theory and Algebra: Sets, Relations, Functions, Groups, Partial Orders, Lattice, Boolean Algebra.

Combinatorics: Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation, Binomial Theorem, Exponential Series.

Matrix: Basic Concepts, Types of Matrices, Determinants, Transpose, Inverse and Rank of a Matrix, Matrix Algebra, Systems of Linear Equations.

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:

Programming in C: Elements of C, Identifiers, Data Types, Control Structures, Array, Structure, Union, Strings, Pointers, Functions, Parameter Passing to Functions, Recursion, File Handling.

Data Structures & Algorithms: Elementary Concepts of List, Stack, Queue, Tree and Graph, Space and Time Complexity Analysis, Sorting Techniques: Bubble Sort, Insertion Sort, Selection Sort, Merge Sort, Quick Sort, etc., Searching Techniques: Linear and Binary Search.

Database Management System: Basic Concepts, Attributes, Entity and Relationships, ER Diagram, Database Decomposition and Normalization, Database Constraints, Relational Algebra, SQL.

Digital Logic and Computer Architecture: Number System, Data Representation, Compliments, Computer Arithmetic, Logic Gates, Combinational and Sequential Circuits, Computer Organization, Instruction Formats and Addressing Modes, 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.

 

Sample Questions .

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