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Important Dates

Online application website opens

18 February 2018

Last date for submission of online applications (Revised)

28 May 2018

Entrance test

10 June 2018

Announcement of Merit List

15 June 2018

Registration and document verification at DAIICT campus for candidates with a confirmed offer

19 July 2018

Orientation for the new batch

20 to 23 July 2018

Commencement of session

25 July 2018
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.


No of 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 2018 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 30 October 2018.

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


Selection Procedure

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, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Rajkot, Surat and Udaipur. The final merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate score in the entrance test.

Entrance Test

The test will evaluate the candidates on their mathematical aptitude, logical reasoning, basic programming, English Comprehension. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers.

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


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  upto 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



Fees Structure*

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 85,000/- (Rs. 70,000/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs.15,000/- 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.70,000 per Semester 

Registration Fee

Rs.2,500 per Semester

Caution Deposit

Rs.15,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)

Hostel Rent

Rs.15,000 per semester (subject to revision).The male PG students have to make their own arrangements for accommodation. A good number of paying guest facilities are available in Gandhinagar which can be availed by the students. A limited number of hostel rooms on twin sharing basis are likely to be available at NICM campus (distance 1.5 km, from DA-IICT) which the students are required to reserve in advance on admission. All outstation (other than Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and nearby places) female students will be accommodated on the campus.


On actuals. There are multiple food options available in the campus. (Monthly expenses are approximately Rs.4,000/-)

*Subject to revision



Application Procedure
  • Candidates submit online application by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One thousand two hundred only). Click here to apply online

  • 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 the entrance test conducted at selected centers across the country. The online application procedure will guide you through the necessary procedures for application fee payment, registering for entrance test, and 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. 



For inquiries

Phone: (79) 30510574/5/6