First of its kind landmark agreement between two educational institutions to collaborate for B. Tech and MS degree programmes in the area of computer science and computer engineering
NIIT University (NU) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Missouri- Kansas City’s School of Computing and Engineering (SCE), to offer a 5-year programme that will allow students to secure B. Tech degree from NU and Master’s of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) from SCE. The MoU was signed by Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University and Mr. Kevin Z. Truman, Vice Provost, UMKC, & Dean, School of Computing & Engineering, University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Under this MoU, NIIT University in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Computing and Engineering will offer a unique 5-year programme that will give students the opportunity to complete both B. Tech and MSCS, with successful candidates being awarded Bachelor’s of Technology (B. Tech) by NIIT University (NU) and Master’s of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) by UMKC. This is the first of its kind landmark agreement between two educational institutions to collaborate in B. Tech and MS degree programmes and research activities through the exchange of degree.
Speaking on this significant collaboration :- Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University, said, “NIIT University offers a new model in higher education based on the principals of innovation and learning, to help open exciting career avenues in today’s knowledge economy. To this end, the MoU with UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering will offer unique dual technical certification opportunity to students from two reputed institutions.”
In recognition of the quality of NU’s B. Tech programme, UMKC has also offered very generous and assured scholarships to all NU students admitted to UMKC programme. The fee will be approximately 40% lesser than the fee charged to any international student. There is also a very strong support for teaching assistantship.
Mr. Kevin Z. Truman, Vice Provost, UMKC said, “With a vision to prepare students in India for today’s competitive job market we have joined hands with NIIT University to offer the latest technology and business trends, as well as a comprehensive education in computer science through this cutting-edge programme.”
Mr. Vijay Kumar, Professor, Computer Science Engineering, UMKC said, “NIIT University, Neemrana and University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA have entered into a first of its kind landmark agreement to collaborate in B. Tech and MS degree programmes and research activities through the exchange of degree seeking students and faculty members in the area of computer science and computer engineering. It is a monumental academic collaboration for mutual benefit of these institutions. I am delighted to be a part of this collaboration which provides deserving students and dedicated faculty members opportunities and resources for fulfilling their academic dreams. The partnership will produce students with highest academic calibre and faculty with highly innovative research achievements that India needs. We must all wish success to this collaboration.”
The NU – UMKC programme advantage
Detailed programme highlights
This program is to be a five year program where the successful candidates will end the program with a Bachelor’s of Technology (B. Tech) from NIIT and a Master’s of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) from UMKC.
First year – Two semesters– Mathematics I (Algebra & Differential Equations), Electrical Science, Computer Programming, Engineering Graphics/Workshop Practice, Communication Skills/, Mathematics II (Calculus), Analog Electronics, Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, Engineering Graphics, Workshop Practice, Communication Skills
Second year – Two semesters
Mathematics III (Probability & Numerical Analysis), Digital Logic & Circuits, Signals & Systems, Object Oriented Programming in Java, Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Microprocessor & Microcontroller, Database Management Systems, Computer Architecture and Organization
Third year – Two semesters- Operating System, Software Engineering, Theory of Computation, Open elective, Environmental Science, HSSM IV, Web Systems Engineering, Communication Networks, Professional elective I, Professional elective II, , HSSM V, R & D Project
The last year, one semester at NIIT and the last semester at UMKC, will have a curriculum that consists of at least 9 credits of UMKC graduate classes such that they fulfill these NIIT defined courses:
Fourth year – Two semesters
Professional Elective – III, Professional Elective – IV, Open Elective – II, Open Elective – III, Industry Practice/ Project.
The University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) is a Public Research University located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It is a part of the University of Missouri System. UMKC was one of three colleges in the U.S to be presented the President’s Award for Community Service in Higher Education. UMKC is committed to research that changes the world, from the discoveries of the School of Biological Sciences to the educational innovations being developed at the Institute for Urban Education.
The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) offers undergraduate degree programmes in Computer Science, Information Technology and Civil, Electrical Computer and Mechanical Engineering. Their programmes prepare students for today’s competitive job market by providing a curriculum that includes the latest technology and business trends, as well as a comprehensive education in each field’s theory and fundamental practice. In addition, SCE offers Master’s degree programmes in Computer Science and Civil, Computer Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and participates in UMKC’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.