20 May 2022 14:06:34 IST

IIIT Hyderabad to offer MSIT in online, offline modes

International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad 

International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) will offer its Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) in both online and offline modes from August 2022.

The MSIT programme is part of a multi-university consortium created in 2001 under the umbrella of Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning (CIHL) and headquartered at the institute’s Gachibowli Campus.

The programme will enable one-on-one personalised mentoring, besides offering conventional group learning in small classroom-sized batches.

New paradigm

“MSIT implements variable duration learning, in which the time-constant-outcome-variable paradigm is replaced by the time-variable-outcome-constant paradigm. Each student must get an A before proceeding to the next course at their own pace,” an executive of IIITH said.

“Personalised mentoring enables students to proceed at their speed until they demonstrate mastery by getting 90 per cent or more in each subject,” he said.


The students in the programme can ask for a personalised exam schedule. They can appear for the exam when they feel they are ready for it. Students will be able to choose a specialisation in data science, Artificial Intelligence, and full-stack app development.

The programme will have three semesters of coursework, followed by one semester of industry work. The fee is ₹2 lakh for the online MSIT programme and ₹3 lakh for the on-campus module. Those who want to join the offline programme need to pay hostel and mess charges.

The schedule

The students must complete 64 credits of coursework in computer science, over 12 credits of communication and presentation skills, including a four-month-long practicum (industry experience).

The applications for the August 2022 batch is now open. Students are invited to experience a two-week course on computational thinking to assess their suitability for the programme.

“On completion of the course, students will be interviewed and selected on a first-come-first-served basis,” he said.