Saturday, September 12, 2009

MSIT Programme

To offer a multi-university interdisciplinary postgraduate programme in IT through a consortium of universities in Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon university.

To prepare very high quality IT professionals for a global market by grooming them in IT and soft skills.

To provide an opportunity not only to IT professionals but also to professionals and experts from non-IT domains to acquire a thorough knowledge of IT concepts and the capacity to swiftly translate this knowledge into services in their respective domains.

To develop their sensitivity and capability to continually respond to changing technology and working environments, by using an 'active learning' approach.

To enable them to accept opportunities in a framework of professionally sound and quality conscious organizations, as well as to take up entrepreneurial ventures.

Learning Centers

The Learning Centres where this programme is being offered in the year 2008 are shown below in the table along with the progammes that they offer and the number of seats available.



MSIT division, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT),

IIIT is a deemed University at Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

100+40* seats


School of
Information Technology, JNTU, Kukatpally,

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

100+40* seats


College of Engineering,
OU Campus,

Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

30 seats


College of Engineering, AU Campus

Andhra University, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

30 seats


College of Engineering, SVU Campus

Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

30 seats

*Note: The 40 seats each with a star at IIIT and JNTU are meant exclusively for Pre-MSIT Graduates from 21st Century Gurukulams of A.P

Learning by Doing

The best way to learn is to do it. MSIT believes in this paradigm. Learning by doing works as it strikes at the heart of basic memory process. In learning by doing mode we learn constantly having new experiences adding to our experience. By doing, the learning gets enriched. Courses are offered in sequential manner concentrating on one course at a time aiming to attain a high level of excellence.

Selection Process

Entrance Tests

Stage I

The Stage I consists of Graduate Aptitude Test (GAT) which is a Computer Based Test.

B.Tech / B.E (All branches) or Equivalent Degree / Post Graduates in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics / Pre-MSIT Graduates from 21st Centuary Gurukulams of A.P, must take the computer based entrance test called "Graduate Aptitude Test" (GAT).

There are two Modes for taking the GAT entrance tests. Students can either avail one or both the modes of testing. However the best of the scores in all the attempts would be taken into consideration for final ranking.


Walk-in Entrance Test: This is direct walk-in to the testing center for taking the test. Students can apply at the venue Eduquity Career Technologies PVT LTD, 403, 4th Floor, Myhome Sarovar Plaza, Secretariat road, Hyderabad-63, Ph: 040-30965377 and take the exam on every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week from 14th April 2008 to 24th May 2008. this walk-in entrance test can be taken multiple times. But a time gap of 30 days should be there between any two successive attempts. For every attempt a non-refundable crossed Demand Draft of Rs.500, drawn in favour of â�‚��“CIHLâ�‚��, payable at Hyderabad has to be paid at the testing center.

The regular entrance test is conducted from 25-05-2008. Candidates can apply for this test by applying online(Please see "How to Apply" ) and sending a Demand Draft of Rs.500, drawn in favour of .................�, payable at Hyderabad, to the address given below.

The Dean,
Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning,
IIIT Campus, Gachibowli,
Hyderabad - 500 032 (A.P.) Phones: 040-23001970
Fax: +91-40-23001413,


Stage II

Only those candidates qualifying in Stage I will be called for Stage II of the entrance tests consisting of Listening Comprehension (which is qualifying in nature), and those qualifying in the Listening Comprehension will be called for counseling the same day (Listening Comprehension Exam is exempted for students with qualifying TOEFL Score). There is however no compulsion on the part of CIHL or the Learning Centers to fill up all the seats mentioned against a Learning Centre.

Stage III

Candidates qualifying in Stage I & II will join the Preparatory Course of eight weeks duration. Only the Students clearing the Preparatory course will be allowed to join the Main MSIT programme. The students not clearing the Preparatory course will have to leave the programme. The Preparatory course will consist of IT Workshop.

In the Preparatory course, students are required to assemble their own PCs, install hardware and software, troubleshoot their own PCs when required, Programming primer and learn the basics of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, HTML). It also includes preparing a Business plan, Programming and Soft Skills.


Those candidates who meet at least one of the following conditions may apply directly for the counselling in Stage II of the Entrance Test.

* GRE score over 1100 in Verbal and Quantitative sections and 3.5 and over in Analytical Writing (GRE should have been taken after July 2005)
* Pre-MSIT Graduates from 21st Centuary Gurukulams, A.P with A- grade and above

Those candidates with TOEFL (CBT) score above 213/300 or TOEFL (IBT) score above 79/120 would be exempted from taking the Listening Comprehension test in the stage II of the entrance test. (TOEFL should have been taken after July 2006)

MSIT Placements

MSIT produces "employable students". The MSIT programme adds great value to its students and this is reflected in the placements. The MSIT students can avail of the placement opportunities in their respective Learning Centres. CIHL also helps in the placement activity. The MSIT students who graduated in the last two academic years are placed in companies like ..

* ADP Wilco
* Baan
* Computer Associates
* Cordys
* Cytogenomics
* Deloitte
* Hughes
* Infosys
* Kanbay
* Microsoft
* NCR Corporation
* Oracle
* Sasken Technologies
* Sierra Atlantic
* Strand Genomics
* Symphony
* Tata Elxsi
* Verizon
* Wipro

Seven students have been awarded scholarship and selected as research scholars for doing their MS from Carnegie Mellon University(CMU). Few more students are going to be trained at CMU West Coast Campus as mentors.

MSIT program achieved 100% placement in JNTU & IIIT for 2005-07 batch. The placements for the 2006-08 batch is in progress.

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