M.Sc. (IT) Admissions

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Important Dates

Online application website opens 08 March 2021
Last date for submission of online applications 31 May 2021
Entrance test (tentative) 19 June 2021
Announcement of Merit List (tentative) 28 June 2021
Commencement of academic session TBD

Program Overview

The Master of Science (Information Technology) is an intensive two year post-graduate program (4 semesters) designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in Information Technology. The courses are carefully designed to guide the students through basic concepts to the current practices in industry. Hands-on Laboratory experience is emphasized at every stage of the Program. In the last semester, the students are required to carry out an industry internship. At the end of the Program, it is expected that the students attain a sound theoretical foundation; an ability to analyze, conceptualize and design systems; and competency in modern software design and development tools. A typical graduate in IT at DA-IICT can expect to build a career as a software engineer, an analyst or a system designer.

Program Structure

The M.Sc. (IT) Program follows a full time four-semester pattern and the curriculum consists of three semesters of course work followed by a one-semester project work on a specified topic. There is also a summer internship of duration of four weeks that students need to take up after the second semester and before the start of third semester. The detailed Program structure, Program core courses, specialization core courses and elective courses can be found here.


Total seats: 120


Educational qualification

A Bachelor’s degree holder from a recognized University in any stream with an aggregate of 60% marks, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting institute/university, in the qualifying degree examination is eligible to apply. Candidates appearing in their final Degree examination and expecting to complete it by July 2021 may also apply. However, their final admission will be subject to the condition that they obtain an aggregate of 60% marks, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting institute/university. All admitted candidates have to submit their degree certificates or proof of completion of Degree, before 30th October 2021 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

The decision of the concerned authorities of DA-IICT regarding eligibility of any candidate shall be final.

Fees Structure*

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 1,05,000/- (Rs. 85,000/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs. 20,000/- towards a Caution Deposit) – The registration fee is payable at the time of registration and hostel rent on allotment of the hostel room.

Tuition fee Rs. 85,000 per Semester
Registration Fee Rs. 2,500 per Semester
Caution Deposit Rs. 20,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)
Hostel Rent Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 22,000 per semester depending upon the hostel block in which the room is allotted
Food On actuals. There are multiple food options available in the campus (The expense will be approximately Rs. 5,500 per month)

*Subject to revision

Education Loan

The Institute will facilitate the students to avail educational loan from selected Banks. The bank officials will be present on campus at the time of registration of admitted students so as to enable the students to obtain details on procedures and terms and conditions of the loan. The students can also avail loan from banks of their choice and in either of the case; the Institute will extend support in completing the loan documentation process.

Refund Policy

The refund policy for the withdrawing candidates will be in accordance with the UGC/AICTE rules.

Selection Process

The candidates are selected through an entrance test to be conducted at selected centers all over the country. The tentative list of centers is: DAIICT Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Benguluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Patna, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, Udaipur, Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh/Mohali, Guwahati, Jammu, Karnal, Kochi, Lucknow, Pant Nagar, Ranchi, Shimla and Vijayawada. The final merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate score in the entrance test.

NOTE: In view of the emerging pandemic situation of the COVID-19, if conditions are not favorable an online proctored test will be administered in place of the computer based test. The candidates will be informed well in advance.

In online proctored mode, the candidate will be remotely administered the test at any location of his/her choice. While proctoring online, the candidates will be monitored by a software assisted mechanism.  This is a browser based test through a URL facilitated by a strict authentication process. The candidates will be assigned a fixed time slot on the day of the test. The entire test will be constantly monitored for any suspicious activity using advanced video and audio analytics.  While the candidate takes the test, a qualified proctor monitors the candidates, the audio-video, and screen and shares feeds in real time throughout the duration of the test. System requirements for online proctored test would be a working computer system (Desktop or Laptop) with webcam and mic. A stable internet connection with minimum upload speed of => 512 kbps and updated web browsers chrome or firefox.

Entrance Test

The test will evaluate the candidates on their mathematical aptitude, logical reasoning, basic programming, English Comprehension.

Exam Duration: 90 minutes

Pattern: Multiple-choice answers.

Weightage: sectional weights are as given below:

Mathematics (10+2 standard)


Quantitative aptitude and Logical Reasoning


C Programming


English Comprehension


 Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in the exam for wrong answers, however, there will not be section wise cutoffs.

Exam Syllabus:

Mathematics (10+2 standard):  Mathematics (10+2 standard): Algebra – Fundamental operations in Algebra, Expansion, factorization, simultaneous linear/quadratic equations, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem; Basic Discrete Mathematics – Functions, Sets and Relations; Permutations and combinations, Mathematical Induction, and Basic Probability; Calculus – Limits, Differentiation, and simple examples of maxima and minima.

Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning: Questions drawn from Mathematics up to 10th standard and logical reasoning.

C Programming: Basic Data Types, Language Control Structures, Arrays, Functions, Pointers, Dynamic Allocation of Memory, Structs, Recursion, Parameter passing and Scope.

English comprehension.

How to apply

  • Candidates submit online application by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs.1200/- plus GST@18%. 
  • The Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order for her/his application to be considered for final admission.
  • Eligible Candidates have to appear for Entrance Test conducted at selected centers in the country. The online application procedure will guide you through the necessary procedures for application fee payment, registering for entrance test, choosing test center.
  • Final merit list for admission is prepared based on the aggregate score in the entrance test. The top 120 scorers are offered confirmed admission and there will be a waitlist. The candidates who have been offered confirmed admission will be given five days’ time to accept the admission offer by paying the relevant fees. If a candidate fails to pay the fees within the stipulated period, the offer of admission will stand withdrawn and the eligible candidate on the waiting list will be offered admission and she/he will be given five days’ time to pay the fees and accept the offer of admission.
  • The candidates who have accepted admission offers will be notified to appear for registration, followed by counseling, document verification, payment of fees and on confirmation of admission, the orientation program.

Admission Offer

Final merit list of confirmed and wait-list candidates based on their performance in the entrance examination will be posted on the website of Institute. Offer/intimation letter for admission will be sent by the Admission committee through post and/or email to candidates accordingly.

In case of tie, the marks in Information Technology section and logical ability section in the entrance examination will be considered in order to break the tie. If the tie still remains, then the marks in 10+2 and 10th Examination, will be given consideration in order to break the tie.

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