MSc Programme in Computer Science

The main objective of the M.Sc. Computer Science course is to provide the students a clear understanding of the basic concepts and principles of Computer Science as a discipline and the rich and specialized skill sets required to handle the computing systems in an applied branch of knowledge that represent a realistic world. All aspects of knowledge acquisition, storage, processing, presentation and transition will be covered in the course. Provision for advanced knowledge in computer science, exposure to the practical and theoretical concepts of computing, current and emerging trends in technology in the context of networking environment are the major attractions of the programme. The course covers almost all the core subjects in computer science like Design and Analysis of Algorithm, Network programming, OOP, Software Engineering, Database Concepts etc, in addition to a few elective subjects. The case studies in all the three semesters intensively focus on the systematic design and implementation of various technological applications through which the students attain the skills in system development and team spirit. As part of the course, the students are advised to take live projects of six month duration from established institutions for implementation during their project term. On completion of the course, the successful students will be awarded a Master of Computer Science with concentration either in Computer Networks or in Artificial Intelligence. The M.Sc. Computer Science programme was introduced in 1989 in the University of Kerala. More than one and half decades of experience has gone into the design of the revised scheme & syllabus.

Duration : 2 Years (4 Semesters) Strength : 30 (reservation as per the rules)

Eligibility/Qualification : Candidates shall be required to possess First class Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/Electronics with not less than 50% marks or an equivalent degree recognized by the University of Kerala.

Admission Procedure: All candidates who wish to apply for PG Programmes (irrespective of Category) should strictly register online. After completion of the online registration, the candidate should take printout of the same and keep it with himself/herself. DO NOT SEND HARD COPIES OF THE PRINT OUT OF ONLINE APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY. The hard copy of the online application with supporting documents should be kept by the candidate and it has to be submitted at the time of admission to respective departments. The candidates who come under the PWD (Persons with Disability) category should specifically mention the same at the time of online registration. Candidates coming under SC/ST/OEC/SEBC are not eligible for BPL reservation. Only the general category candidates belonging to the Forward communities, who are economically backward, are eligible for BPL reservation. A certificate from the revenue authorities to that effect has to be produced at the time of admission. No memo will be sent by post in the case of defective applications. But edit option will be provided for a stipulated period and no corrections or changes will be allowed after the stipulated period. Appearance of a candidate in the Entrance Examination, or inclusion of a candidate in the rank lists or allotment does not entitle him/her for admission to a Programme, unless the rules regarding eligibility for admission, as laid down in the Prospectus under various Clauses, are satisfied. Rank List Rank list for admission shall be prepared by giving equal weightage to entrance exam performance and CGPA/Marks of Qualifying Examinations. For sponsored candidates, ranking shall be based on 80% weightage for CGPA/aggregate marks at bachelor level and 10% for work experience (1%/year) and 10% for an interview conducted by Department Council.
Reporting at the University Department:
Candidates need to report for admission before the Head of the Department concerned only when the announcement regarding the same is made by the University. He/she should report with the following documents in original:

  • The Admission Memo.
  • Receipt of University fee remitted in the bank.
  • Certificate to prove date of birth.
  • Transfer Certificate (T C) from the Institution last attended and Conduct Certificate.
  • Mark lists of the Degree examination and Provisional/Degree Certificate.
  • Eligibility Certificate from University of Kerala, in case of candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from other Universities.
  • Migration Certificate in case of candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from other Universities.
  • Any other documents required to be produced by the Head of Institution.
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