MSIT Course makes Students Industry-ready

Learning MSIT Course makes Students Industry-ready

Any master’s course should provide an experience of learning unlike a degree programme where they are just taught.

Students who head to foreign lands for an MS degree precisely go for such an experience as it would make them industry – ready even while in college.

Offering similar learning atmosphere and an experience is the two – year MSIT (MS in IT or Master of Science in Information Technology) programme offered by the Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning (CIHL), formed by the universities in Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with leading universities from across the globe.

“It is an innovative multi – university interdisciplinary post – graduate programme, which uses sophisticated educational technologies and is delivered through Learning Centres with well – established IT Infrastructure housed in the finest IT and engineering institutions,” says M. Srinivasa Rao, Dean, CIHL.

“MSIT is a unique program created to identify high potential individuals, who for whatever reason could not make it to premier institutes,” says Raj Reddy, Professor Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

The programme is based on Curriculum and it focuses on projects that are inspired from corporate scenarios. The students work in teams and get guidance from expert mentors.

The programme does not rely on digital content alone. It combines the strengths of sophisticated educational technologies and personalised mentoring like a “gurukul”.

The mentors of MSIT are highly qualified with many of them trained at Carnegie Mellon University. An academic year is divided into six mini semesters. Duration of each mini semester is eight weeks.

The first year has five mini semesters of IT and soft skills and one mini semester of practicum. The second year has three mini semesters of IT and soft skills, and three mini semesters of practicum.

Every subject is implemented in learning by doing methodology. “In learning by doing mode the learning gets enriched,” says Prof. Rao. Soft skills training is an integral part of the course and constitute about 15 per cent of curriculum.

Every mini semester consists of 1 credit of soft skills, apart from 8 credits of IT courses.

The programme offers different up-to-date specialisations in computer science and information technology, and in areas in demand in the software industry like computer networks, information security, E-business technologies, software engineering and language technologies.

The programme is offered at five universities and the MSIT degree would be awarded by the University along with specialisation that hosts the Learning Centre.

CMU contributes more than 20 per cent of the content and faculty resources. It is offered at IIIT Hyderabad (100 seats), JNTUH (150 seats), OU College of Engineering (30 seats), AU College of Engineering (30 seats) and SVU College of Engineering (30 seats).

Prof. Rao says 100 per cent placements were achieved for every batch since it started in 2001 and that too in reputed companies. The course is open to B.Tech and BE graduates apart from students who hold PG in computer science or mathematics or statistics and MCA.

Admission is based on entrance test on 26th May, 2011 and the test centres are located in Hyderabad, Warangal, Tirupati, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

Candidates can also take the entrance test on any Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 14th April, 2011 to 25th May, 2011 at “Eduquity Career Technologies Private Limited”, My Home Sarovar Plaza, Secretariat Road, Hyderabad.

More details can be had on ‘‘ or on 95537 – 05130 and 95537 – 05134.