MSc ECOLOGY

School of INFORMATICS

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS

  • PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
  • ELIGIBILITY
  • SELECTION PROCESS
  • FEE STRUCTURE
  • SCHOLARSHIPS
  • CURRICULUM

No. of Seats : 30

The future of humanity on the Earth depends on our collective success to anticipate and ameliorate ecological challenges. Whether at a localised or planetary level, solutions to these challenges lie at the tri-junction of ecology, technology and society. Today’s ecological problems are increasingly complex and arriving at a solution involves analysing vast amounts of data. Ecological informatics helps to address these challenges by mastering the methods and developing the tools needed to distil information from data.

Ecological Informatics integrates ecology, computational science, informatics and social sciences, in order to improve our understanding of ecological processes. This pioneering academic program will teach ecology and impart computational and informatics skills to students with a background in natural and physical sciences.

Students will develop analytical, decision making, and data modelling skills that are critical for the job market and for pursuing research.

B.Sc. Degree in Botany/Zoology/Life Science/Chemistry/Physics/Ecology/Environmental Science/Geography/Geology/Microbiology/Plant or Animal Science/Agriculture/Forestry/Horticulture/ Biotechnology and allied areas

or

B.Tech/BE in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, Agricultural and allied disciplines with 60% marks.

Entry-level requirement is a minimum score of 60 percentage marks OR CPI/CGPA of 6.5 or above in 10 points in the qualifying degree. Rounding off of marks is not allowed. 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 Digital University Kerala. Candidates belonging to SC/ST and Persons with Disability categories 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.

DUAT qualified in subject specific to Ecology
Valid GATE score in  Ecology and Evolution/Environmental Science and Engg/ Agriculture Engineering/Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering OR
Valid score in JAM/CU-CET/JGEEBILS/IISc/TIFR admission tests
  • APPLICATION FEE : RS.750/-(GENERAL) & RS. 375/- (SC/ST/Divyaang)
  • The selection to all MTech and MSc programmes of Digital University Kerala will be through a common admission process.
  • Prospective students will have to either (i) clear the Digital University Aptitude Test (DUAT) Or (ii) possess a valid GATE/NET score in a relevant discipline.
  • For MTech programs preference will be given to the GATE qualified candidates.
  • The cut off for the DUAT score for shortlisting is decided by the individual Schools on yearly basis and can vary from one school to another.
  • Their cut off for the GATE score for shortlisting is decided by the individual Schools on yearly basis.
  • The short-listed students will be interviewed and provisionally selected based on their cumulative performance in the interview and the qualifying test scores. The weightage for the qualification score and interview shall be defined by the individual Schools based on the needs of the programme.
  • Separate rank lists shall be drawn up for reserved seats.
  • The short-listed students will be provisionally selected based on their DUAT/GATE test scores.

Fee Structure: 2021-2023 (Amount in INR)

MTech Regular and MSc-Regular & Flexible

Particulars

First Year

Second Year

First Semester

Second

Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Tuition fee

55,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

Caution deposit

5,000

TOTAL

60,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

Hostel and Mess Fee (Applicable for hostellers)

Caution deposit for Hostel

10,000

***Hostel Fee

18,000

18,000

18,000

18,000

****Mess Fee

4,500 per Month

4,500 per Month

4,500 per Month

4,500 per Month

****Mess Fee: Mess charges will be based on actual and will be around Rs.4,000- 4,500/month.***Hostel Fee: Rs. 18,000/semester/student for double occupancy

Note:

  1. Hostel and mess fee will be charged only after students physically arrive in the campus and get admitted to the hostel. No fee will be charged in case classes are forced to be conducted online due to COVID-19
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship (except that of Flexible and Executive Masters Programs)-20% of the BPL category students eligible for MCM Scholarship from the university.
  • The value of the scholarship shall be equivalent to 50% of their Tuition Fee for all semesters-The eligibility shall be based on the annual income of the parent and the merits of the students.
  • Opportunities for paid internships in real-life projects undertaken by the University will be available to a few top performing students from the 3rd semester onwards

ADMISSION HELPDESK

Mob No. 8078193800
Landline: +91-471-2788019
Email : admission-pg@duk.ac.in

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for submission of applications: 28th May  2022
  • Date of DUAT examination: 5th June 2022
  • Announcement of DUAT results: 16th June 2022
  • Admission counselling/ interview: 20th June to 30th June 2022
  • Date of  publication of final selection list: 2nd July 2022
  • Commencement of classes : 3rd August 2022

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School of Digital Science

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School of Computer Science and Engineering

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School of INFORMATICS