MSc IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

School of Computer Science and Engineering

MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

CYBER SECURITY

SOFTWARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

AI AND TEXT ANALYTICS

DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES

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

No. of Seats : 45

The Machine Intelligence master's programme enables the students to design, implement and analyse intelligent systems. Intelligent decision making and learning, and intelligent web-based systems are areas of growing emphasis in the digital world. Machine learning algorithms can figure out how to perform important tasks by generalizing from examples. This is often feasible and cost-effective when manual programming is not. Machine learning (also known as data mining, pattern recognition and predictive analytics) is used widely in business, industry, science and government, and there is a great shortage of experts in it. The Course provides the necessary foundation in Machine Intelligence as well 5 as other core subjects for a graduate level computer science education. Computers are learning to think, read, and write. They’re also picking up human sensory function, with the ability to see and hear (arguably to touch, taste, and smell, though those have been of a lesser focus). Machine intelligence technologies cut across a vast array of problem types (from classification and clustering to natural language processing and computer vision) and methods (from support vector machines to deep belief networks). All of these technologies are reflected on this landscape.

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No. of Seats : 45

The area of cyber security also known as computer security or IT security is security applied to computers, computer networks, and the data stored and transmitted over them. The field is of growing importance due to the increasing reliance of computer systems in most societies. Governments, military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses collect, process and store a great deal of confidential information on computers and transmit that data across networks to other computers. With the growing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive business and personal information, as well as safeguard national security. Through MSc in Computer Science with specialization in Cyber Security we will be able to harness both students who would like to pursue traditional and non-innovative career choices like teaching and jobs in traditional government sectors as well as those who are open to challenging job options in corporate and allied sectors. The field of cyber security has grown very rapidly in recent years. The subject embraces technologies such as cryptography, network security, biometrics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital forensics, fraud detection, and penetration testing as well as management of security and trade-offs while implementing information security. The graduates of this programme can get hired as  Cryptography Engineer, Ethical Hacker, IT Auditor, Software Engineer, Security Engineer, Penetration and Vulnerability Tester, Security Analyst, Security Consultant,  etc. Further, graduates of this programme will be able to pursue PhD research in cyber security.

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Software systems engineers use computing to solve real-world problems. They take on different roles, such as software architects, analysts, designers, developers, testers, consultants, and project managers. This specialization offered by the School of CSE, DUK aims to prepare students to assess software requirements, design, develop, and test software systems, plan and manage software projects, and solve technical challenges by applying computational theories.

The program’s curriculum includes lectures, laboratory work, student seminars, individual and group assignments, individual and group projects, internal tests, end-semester examinations, industrial seminars & workshops, internships, and a final research/industry project & dissertation. The University’s collaboration with local software companies at Technopark, Technocity, Infopark, and Smart City facilitates students' projects and internships in software industries and gets them hands-on experience in real-life projects.

The program is designed to prepare students to get placements in global software companies as software engineers, software architects, technical/project leaders and project coordinators/managers. Students have the opportunity to get placed in the companies they have engaged with for their internships and projects. The program also provides a foundation for further doctoral research and a career in academia.

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No. of Seats : 30

Artificial Intelligence along with Natural Language Processing research and development is progressing in an alarming rate.  It is well understood that dream of an inclusive digital transformation can be achieved only by bringing AI and NLP research with products and applications in a big way by   transcending language barriers, thereby ensuring digital empowerment.  There has been an overwhelming demand for digital services and to make millions of citizens to use the online services in regional languages, it is required to have a robust language specific systems with Analytics for Indian Languages and to make them open for all. This master’s program provides a systemic training program to harness the potential of AI and natural language technologies to enable a diverse ecosystem of contributors, partnering entities and citizens for the purpose of transcending language barriers, thereby ensuring digital inclusion through capacity building. The program will meet the demands of Industry, Academics, Government etc. by focusing on AI, Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics by emphasizing speech and language technology.

AI and Natural Language Processing(NLP) technologies are of central importance in automating the analysis of text and speech databases in a big data context and in enabling man-machine interactions through natural language.  Speech and language technology with Analytics skills graduates are in great demand in areas like machine translation, document indexing and retrieval, and speech recognition. This program covers all areas of  language processing, text analytics and speech automation from phonetics, speech synthesis and speech recognition, to natural language understanding and machine translation with strong footings  on Analytics.

The latest trend in computer technology is decentralization. Decentralization is achieved by splitting the complex tasks and distributing them to multiple computing resources. To remain significant in this trend, knowledge of distributed systems is a must for any computer engineer and software developer. Blockchain is the game-changing distributed database technology to record the interactions in a modification resistant manner. Blockchain technology is being used successfully in financial transactions and information sharing. This well-curated master’s program in computer science with specialisation in distributed systems and blockchain technology aims to prepare students to design and develop distributed systems, especially blockchain-related solutions. This two-year program will start with fundamental courses like data structure, programming, and mathematics and will finally cover advanced distributed systems and modern blockchain applications. In this course, students will get the option to work on real-life projects as interns at Kerala Blockchain Academy or other corporate organizations. After successful completion of the degree, students may go for jobs in corporate and allied sectors, R&D organizations, government organizations, or they have the option for pursuing higher studies. Motivated students could think of starting their journey as successful entrepreneurs after finishing the program.

Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA): KBA is a Centre of Excellence in Blockchain under DUK, started in 2017 as the first Blockchain institution in India under Government Sector with a vision of "Leveraging Blockchain technology for Public Good". KBA is a partner of many prestigious global blockchain foundations including Linux Foundation Hyperlegder Project, R3 Consortium, Zilliqa Blockchain, Global Blockchain Education Network etc. which gives the students ample opportunities to explore the technology in multiple dimensions and build a promising career. With 17000+ alumni from more than 66 countries, KBA has a proven track record in the blockchain education domain for academia, corporates, and government. Beyond an academy, KBA possesses a strong project division known as Blockchain Garage, building funded projects and award-winning solutions from reputed organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BIRAC, US Consulate Chennai, NITI Aayog, etc. providing students with an opportunity to work on live projects and gain industry experience.

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Any Science/Engineering graduate with Mathematics as one of the core or complementary subjects

OR

graduate in Electronics / Information Technology/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Technology with aggregate 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.

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.

Students are selected through an All India Digital University Aptitude Test (DUAT) followed by counselling. GATE score holders with a valid score as on 1st April 2022 are exempted from taking the entrance examination

  • 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.

CYBER SECURITY : The graduates of this programme can get hired as  Cryptography Engineer, Ethical Hacker, IT Auditor, Software Engineer, Security Engineer, Penetration and Vulnerability Tester, Security Analyst, Security Consultant,  etc. Further, graduates of this programme will be able to pursue PhD research in cyber security.

SOFTWARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING : The graduates can be hired as software architects, analysts, designers, consultants, and project managers.

AI AND TEXT ANALYTICS : The graduates of this program can get hired as NLP engineer, technical architect in machine learning or NLP, AI analyst,  NLP data engineer, AI engineers, Text/ NLP analyst, Chatbot Engineer.

Fee Structure: 2022-2024 (Amount in INR)

MTech Regular and MSc-Regular

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

The fee for the whole course is payable in four installments. The schedule is given below.

Installment

Tuition Fee

INR

Caution Deposit

INR

Last date of remittance without fine(on or before)

At the time of admission

10,000

2nd

25,000

5,000

16-08-2022

3rd

25,000

31-08-2022

4th (2nd Sem Fee)

50,000

Within 15 days commencement of 2nd Semester class

5th (3rd Sem Fee)

50,000

Within 15 days commencement of 3rd Semester class

6th (4th Sem Fee)

50,000

Within 15 days commencement of 4th Semester class

Total fee for the wholeprogram

2,05,000

5,000

 

***Hostel Fee: Rs. 18,000/semester/student for double occupancy

****Mess Fee: Mess charges will be based on actual and will be around Rs.4,000-4,500/month.

Note: 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 of Round-2 : 26 June 2022
  • Date of Round-1 DUAT examination: 5th June 2022, 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM
  • Announcement of  Round-1 DUAT results: 9th June 2022
  • Round-2 Admissions Open for PG programs. Last date: 26 June 2022
  • Date of Round-2 DUAT examination: 3rd July 2022, 3.00 PM- 5.00 PM
  • Admission counselling/ interview: 20th June to 15th July 2022
  • Commencement of classes: 3rd August 2022
 

IMPORTANT DATES

Round 2
  • Deadline for submission of applications of Round-2 : 28 June 2022, 11.30 PM
  • Date of Round-2 DUAT examination : 3rd July 2022, 3.00 PM- 5.00 PM
  • Announcement of  Round-2 DUAT results : 7th July 2022
  • Admission counselling/ interview Round 2 : 10th July to 20th July 2022
Round 3
  • Deadline for submission of applications of Round-3 : 20 July 2022, 11.30 PM
  • Date of Round-3 DUAT examination: 24 July 2022, 3.00 PM- 5.00 PM
  • Announcement of  Round-3 DUAT results: 29th July 2022
  • Admission counselling/ interview Round 3 : 30th July to 2 August 2022
  • The application window for all Master’s degree and PhD programs except MBA (Full Time), MBA (Working Professionals) and  MTech (Electronic Product Design) are closed.
  • The next round of selection process for admission to MBA (Full-Time) program is on 13 Sept 2022. Those with valid CAT/KMAT/CMAT/NMAT/GRE scores may apply online

ADMISSION HELPDESK

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

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