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Integrated M.Sc Computer Science Admissions

What is unique about our Admission Process?

At NU, it is important for us to find the right students and we also believe that it is important for the students to find the right institution. We also believe that the parent/guardian forms the crucial third pillar without whom the process of selection would remain incomplete. Hence we have devised what we believe is an apt admission process that gives an opportunity for the students as well as their parents/guardians to engage with us.

The process is called Personal Counseling Interaction or PCI for short. The PCI consists of three parts. During the first part, the student will fill in a questionnaire stating among other things his/her aspirations and reasons for choosing engineering as a career option. This questionnaire is studied by a panel consisting of faculty at NU. During the second part, the student will interact with the faculty panel. The panel and the student will engage in an in-depth conversation to understand each other’s motivations and goals. The panel will also try to gauge independently the level of understanding the student has over academic topics of his/her choice. This we believe is important as scores are more an indicator of good exam giving skills. The third part consists of an interaction with the parents/guardians who are given an opportunity to share their aspirations for their ward so that NU and the parents/guardians come to a common understanding of NU’s principles and pedagogy. The panel will also try to assess the following during PCI.

  1. English communication skills – written & oral
  2. Interest & hobbies
  3. Degree of self-awareness
  4. Out-of-the-box thinking
  5. Reason for the choice of stream

NU also believes that due weightage and recognition should be given to the academic learning the student has undergone. Hence multiple components of academics including 10th Class performance, 12th Class performance and performance in an engineering entrance test are considered. The student has to undertake the NIIT UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING TEST (NUET).

  • It is a mandatory test for every applicant.
  • This is an objective type online computer based test.
  • The test duration is 60 minutes.
  • The candidate has to choose Physics, Chemistry & Biology.

Subjects

Total No. of Questions

Time Limit (Min)

Physics

30

20

Chemistry

30

20

Biology

30

20

Applying to the NU Integrated M.Sc Computer Science Programme

REGULAR ADMISSION MODE (RAD)

NU offers admission into its prestigious Integrated M.Sc Computer Science Programme under Regular Admission Mode (RAD) for eligible applicants who are appearing in Class XII Board Examinations in March/April 2017 or have successfully completed Class XII in March 2015 or 2016.

The applicants seeking admission in this mode can also apply for scholarship under the NU Scholar Search Programme

There are limited seats for which admission is being granted under the Regular Application Mode. The admission will be granted on a first come first served basis to only those applicants who meet the admission criteria.

TIMELINES

The application form for RAD will be available from April 6, 2017 onwards. The last date to submit applications are:

1. RAD-Round 1 Jun 12,2017

2. RAD-Round 2 Aug 05,2017

Glossary of Admission Terms

You can refer to this section to know what exactly we mean when some terms are used in the Admissions pages.

Term

Explanation

Acceptance Form

Document submitted by the candidate confirming his/her acceptance of admission offered by NU.

Acceptance and Admission Processing Fee

Fee paid to secure admission at NU by applicants who have been offered admission.

Application Form

Form that an applicant needs to fill for seeking admission to NU. This can be downloaded from the website or obtained from the Admission offices and other notified locations.

Application Processing Fee

Fee paid at the time of submitting the Application Form.

Admission Offer Letter

 

Letter sent to applicants containing formal offer of admission. Only those candidates who have fulfilled all application requirements successfully completed the Personal Counseling Interaction (PCI) and have been selected for admission will receive the letter. The letter also contains the terms and conditions of admission.

Annual Payment Plan (APP)

Annual Payment Plan (APP) is the fee payment option in which the candidate can pay fees on a yearly basis. The first year’s fee is payable in advance, at the time of enrolment. The subsequent year’s fee is payable in advance by July 15, every year.

Applicant

A person who applies for admission at NU by submitting an admission application form.

Candidate

An applicant who has been offered admission at NU.

Central Admissions Office

The department of NU responsible for assisting prospective applicants through the admission process.

Designated Officials

Authorised personnel of the University who have been charged with the responsibility of conducting admissions.

Eligibility Criteria

The necessary qualifications and conditions that the applicant must satisfy to be considered for admission to NU. The eligibility criteria varies according to the modes of admission.

Enrollment

Refers to the milestone in the admission process at which a candidate confirms and secures a seat in the offered programme by submitting their Class XII examination results and paying the applicable fee as per the chosen fee payment plan.

Modes of admission

Refers to the two modes in which admission is offered by NU for the MSc Computer Science programme - Early Admission Mode and Regular Admission Mode.

NIIT University Engineering Test (NUET)

The online examination conducted by NU for admission to its MSc Computer Science Programme. It consists of questions drawn from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Personal Counseling Interaction (PCI)

Personal Counseling Interaction is a unique counseling process conducted by NU for the applicants shortlisted for admission. This interaction between the applicants and their parents/guardians with designated officials from NU is an important prerequisite before an offer of admission is made to the applicant.

Registration

The milestone in the admission process wherein the student registers in a set of courses for a given semester as per the academic regulations. Registration is accompanied by verification of original certificates and mark-sheets.

Regional Admissions Offices

NU offices in regions set up to assist prospective students through the application and admission process.

Regular Admission Mode (RAD)

The conventional means to secure admission for applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and other norms set by NU. This mode of admission can be availed by applicants who have not been able to take admission through the Early Admission Mode.

Residential Campus

Hostel accommodation provided by NU on the University campus where all students are required to reside for the duration of their MSc Computer Science Programme.

NU Admissions Committee

Committee appointed by the Board of Management of the University to take all admission policy-related decisions. The committee is headed by Dean - Admissions.

NU Scholar Search Programme

An innovative initiative by NU to identify, acknowledge and recognize merit through scholarship schemes. The candidates will have to prove their merit by satisfying additional standards and criteria set by NU.

Security Deposit

The interest free refundable deposit of INR 50,000 to be paid at the time of enrollment which will be refunded as per the refund rules of the University.

Scholarship Letter

The letter which notifies the student on the scholarship benefits being offered based on their fulfillment of the scholarship eligibility criteria. It provides information about, type and amount of scholarship, along with terms and conditions that govern the award.

Semester Payment Plan (SPP)

Semester Payment Plan is a fee payment option wherein candidates can pay fee semester wise. The first semester’s fee is payable on enrolment. The subsequent semesters’ fee is payable in advance by December 1 and July 15 every year before the commencement of the semester.

Student

A candidate who has deposited the enrolment fee after accepting the admission offer and registered.

Total Fee

The sum of the University, Hostel and Mess & Laundry fee is referred to as the Total Fee.