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Why IIIT Hyderabad’s online MSIT Degree is the gateway to success in the tech industry


Technology is swiftly transforming the way individuals and organisations function,  giving rise to domains, jobs, and skills that didn’t exist a few years ago. As per NASSCOM, the Indian IT industry is expected to grow to $500 billion by 2030. India will need nine times as many digital skilled workers by 2025 according to an Amazon Web Services study. Amidst these changes, the pursuit of advanced education in the field of Information Technology has become increasingly essential and rewarding.

Taking this into account, IIIT Hyderabad has launched an online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree, exclusively available on Coursera. The programme builds on the success of their on-campus MSIT programme, which has been successfully helping students launch careers in IT for the last 20 years. With the online MSIT programme, you can earn a technical degree with little to no technical background and build a career in core and emerging IT domains.

IIIT Hyderabad, a NAAC (Grade A++) accredited university recognised by UGC, ranks amongst the top technical institutions in India. Over its 20+ year history, IIIT Hyderabad has gained a reputation for its technology-centric research, boasting over 20 research centres and a cutting-edge curriculum. IIITH alumni have found impressive positions with leading organisations such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle.

Who is eligible for the programme?

To be eligible for the online MSIT programme, applicants must hold either a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any discipline or a 3-year bachelor’s degree combined with a 1-year master’s programme. The online MSIT degree is designed to accommodate individuals from diverse backgrounds, including IT/CS, business, science, law, medicine, and non-CS engineering. 

What is the duration of the degree? 

The online MSIT programme allows you the flexibility to earn a technology degree while maintaining your existing work and daily responsibilities. It is designed to suit a variety of individuals, including working professionals, stay-at-home parents, defence personnel, and business owners. The programme can be completed within a timeframe of two to four years.

How is the course content delivered in the online MSIT degree programme?

In the online MSIT programme, you will learn through a combination of readings, live sessions, recorded videos, and mentorship sessions. You will collaborate and apply learnings through projects, lab work, assessments, and a team capstone project. As you gain industry-ready skills through certifications, you will also get a chance to participate in expert sessions and other networking opportunities. Furthermore, you will develop connections with your peers, collaborating within a global learning community utilising Coursera’s Zoom and Slack platforms. 

What makes the online MSIT curriculum unique?
 

The online MSIT programme curriculum is carefully curated to help you build strong technical foundations and gain industry-relevant skills that will prepare you for a rewarding career in IT/CS. The curriculum structure is defined by the following principles:

  1. Learning-by-doing approach: Apply theoretical learning to real-life scenarios through projects, lab work, assessments, and a capstone project.
  2. Customisable degree: Choose one of three high-demand domains offered, based on your interest and career plan.
  3. Industry relevance: Supplement the institute’s courses with industry certifications from IBM, Meta, Deep Learning.AI  as well as masterclasses by industry experts. 
  4. Academic mentorship: The online MSIT has academic mentors who are subject matter experts to ensure student success in the programme. 

Do I get the same degree as the on-campus programme? 

Absolutely, upon completing the programme, the degree you earn will be the same as the one awarded to on-campus students.

How will this degree enhance my career prospects? 

The online MSIT programme prepares you for a diverse range of roles in core and emerging IT domains and provides you access to career service workshops to support your transition into the industry. You will also get networking opportunities with IIITH alumni and industry professionals. Upon completion, you will join an exclusive network of 3,000+ IIITH alumni.

How do I know if the online MSIT degree is right for me? Who can I talk to if I am interested in applying? 

If you’re unsure about how to apply, whether you meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have questions about the programme, we’ve got you covered. You can register and attend live office hours every week to get immediate answers to your questions. You can also schedule a meeting with an enrollment counsellor for a dedicated counselling session. For any other inquiries or concerns that you might have, you can always send an email to  [email protected].

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