Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management offers M.Sc. programmes in four different specializations, Cyber Security, Machine Intelligence, Data Analytics and Geospatial Analytics. The different masters programme offered by the institute aims to impart core competence in Computer science and to equip students to grab promising career in IT industry / enable them to peruse a research career. The degree is offered by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India. The programms focuses on a broad grasp of foundations in Computer Science, deep understanding of the area of specialization, an innovative ability to solve new problems, and a capacity to learn continually and interact with trans-disciplinary groups. The technology enhanced e-learning methodologies with web based course management system and on-line learning system enriches the programme, allow to broaden their horizons.
General eligibility conditions for MSc courses
Entry-level requirement is a minimum score of 60 percentage marks OR CPI/CGPA of 6.5 or above in 10 points in the Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering / Technology / Science with Mathematics as a Subject of study. For Machine Intelligence and Cybersecurity specializations, students are expected to have studied Mathematics during the +2/pre-university also.
A candidate with CGPA less than 6.5 will also be eligible if the equivalent percentage for graduation is above 60% as per the respective university norms for conversion from CGPA to percentage. In such a case, the candidate will have to produce the official document or percentage equivalence certificate from the respective university showing CGPA to percentage conversion norms, at the time of admission. Students who have scored less than 60% in their graduation degree are not eligible for admission to the courses of IIITM-K. Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities are eligible for applying if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examination. SEBC candidates of Kerala State who are certified as belonging to non-creamy layer are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination, provided that the candidates have passed the examination.
- Students are selected through an All India entrance examination followed by counselling. GATE/NET score holders with a valid score as on 1st April 2020 are exempted from taking the entrance examination. Candidates who have completed graduation with Mathematics as one of the subjects and who come within the top 10% in the rank lists of the CAT conducted by CUSAT in 2020 are also exempted from taking the examination conducted by IIITM-K. The proof of valid scores or inclusion of name in the specified rank list should be produced at the time of counselling.
- Reservation of seats for SC/ST, OBC and others will be applicable as per the existing CUSAT rules.
- The final selection of the candidates is done after counselling of the shortlisted candidates based on the written test. The total intake of the students for the MSc program is 130.
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- Scholarships available for SC/ST candidates
- University fee as per CUSAT norms
Assessment and Evaluation
A student would be considered to have progresses satisfactorily at the end of a semester if he / she has a minimum of 75 % attendance.
There will be 40% for internal examination and 60% external examination marks for all courses except the minor projects and lab courses. The minor projects and lab exams will have only internal evaluations. There will be a continuous assessment for classroom performance, lab exercises, seminars and discussions. The evaluation scheme for each semester has internal assessment, End Semester Examinations and lab examinations.
The Question paper for the end semester external examination shall have Part A having 15 Questions of 2 marks each and Part B having 5 Questions of 6 marks each with a total of 60 marks. In order to secure a pass in any subject, the candidate should score 45% marks in external examination and an aggregate of 50% of the total of end semester examination and internal assessment marks.
The evaluation of a student’s performance at the end of the semester results in a grade, and a grade card will be issued on completion of each semester. The grade pattern is given below:
A student is required to do two mini projects independently under the guidance of any faculty member of the institute or professionals from Industry. This facilitates the student to get familiarize with the latest research and development trends in the field. At the end of the semester the student is required to submit a report of the mini project and give an oral presentation of the mini project carried out by him/her.
The project report and the oral presentation will be evaluated by a 3 member committee comprising of the faculty members of the institute including the project guide. The project report and the oral presentation carry 25 marks each. There will not be any external evaluation for the mini projects. The mini-project in all semesters carry 2 credit each.
A student is required to do a project during the final semester, independently under the guidance of any faculty member of the institute or as an internship project in an industry or any reputed academic/research institute. If a student is opting for an internship project in an industry or any other reputed academic/research institute, he is required to have an internal guide from the institute. The project/internship aims to provide the student an opportunity to participate and work in a major research/development activity. Typically, the industry internship helps the student to learn about work culture, business processes, technologies, marketing strategies, etc. At the end of the semester the student is required to submit a report of the project/internship and give an oral presentation of the project/internship carried out by him/her.
The project report and the oral presentation will be evaluated by both an internal committee comprising of the faculty members of the institute including the project guide as well as an external committee constituted by the university. The internal and external evaluation of the project report and the oral presentation carries 250 marks each. The project/internship carries 18 credits.