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BITS, Pilani Admission to M.Tech. Software Engineering 2023

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Admission to M.Tech. Software Engineering 2023 for Working Professionals
Specialization in
Full Stack Engineering and Software Product Management
M.Tech. in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani is a unique Work Integrated Learning Programme for working professionals that covers a full stack of technologies and competencies required to accelerate in the software industry today. The programme enables the learners to specialize in some of the fastest growing domains like Full Stack Engineering and Software Product Management. A comprehensive curriculum, with extensive emphasis on experiential learning using remote labs and cloud labs and a flexible education methodology that enables working professionals to acquire a prestigious post-graduate engineering degree while pursuing their careers, the M.Tech. Software Engineering is just the right programme for career growth in the software industry.

M.Tech. Software Engineering is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.

Admissions Open. Last date to apply is Dec 11, 2023.

    + Programme Highlights

    • M.Tech. Software Engineering is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.
    • The programme is of four semesters, with online classes conducted mostly on weekends or after business hours. You can pursue the programme without any career break.
    • Semesters 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cover four courses each. The 4th semester covers Dissertation/ Project Work.
    • The programme offers a set of core courses and elective courses, allowing Participants to specialize in Full Stack Engineering, Software Product Management.
    • Extensive use of Cloud-based virtual labs and Remote labs to give hands-on access to tools and platforms such as Jenkins, Docker, GitHub, SonarQube, Selenium, Tomcat, Maven, Open Project, Gantt Project and WireShark, Java, Python, Prolog, Lisp, Selenium Web driver, Python Ecosystem – NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, MatplotLib; Searborn, Keras, NLTK, SQLite and pgmpy, Eclipse, Weka, Microsoft Power BI, TensorFlow, Tableau and Anaconda Navigator, EdgecloudSim and IoTSimEdge, Apache Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, MongoDB, CockroachDB and MPI.
    • The dissertation or project work in the final semester allows students to apply concepts and techniques learned during the programme to real-world situations.
    • The programme entails a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners, over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedbacks and helps busy working professionals to stay on track with the programme.
    • The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies and work-integrated activities.
    • Participants who successfully complete the programme will become members of the prestigious global community of BITS Pilani Alumni.
    • Option to submit fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest and 0 down payment.
    Classes are conducted by a pool of faculty members comprising of academicians from BITS Pilani, and guest faculty who are experienced industry professionals.

    + Programme Curriculum

    Participants need to take at least 12 courses towards coursework, and complete one Project/ Dissertation. The coursework requirement for the programme would consist of a set of core courses and electives. Core courses are compulsory for all participants, while electives can be chosen based on individual learning preferences.
    First Semester
    • Software Architectures
    • Cloud Computing
    • Agile Software Processes
    • Software Product Management
    Second Semester
    • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
    • Elective 1
    • Elective 2
    • Elective 3
    Third Semester
    • Elective 4
    • Elective 5
    • Elective 6
    • Elective 7
    Fourth Semester
    • Dissertation
    General Pool of Electives
    • Data Structures & Algorithms Design
    • Data visualization and Interpretation
    • Artificial and Computational Intelligence
    • Blockchain Technologies & Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Warehousing
    • Applied Machine Learning
    • Secure Software Engineering
    • Middleware Technologies
    • Advanced topics in Software Engineering
    Pool of Electives for specialization: Full Stack Engineering
    • Cross Platform Application Development
    • Introduction to DevOps#
    • Scalable Services#
    • Software Testing Methodologies
    • Full-stack Application Development#
    • Database Design & Applications
    • API-based Products
    • User Experience Design
    • Design of Conversational Experiences
    • API-driven Cloud Native Solutions
    • Open Source Software Engineering
    • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    Pool of Electives for specialization: Software Product Management
    • Product Discovery and Requirements Engineering#
    • Product Strategy and Planning#
    • Communication, Estimation and Negotiation#
    • Product Analytics
    • API-based Products
    • User Experience Design
    • Marketing
    • Software Project Management
    • Open Source Software Engineering
    For any specialization, 4 courses (including mandatory electives marked #) are to be selected for that specialization. For graduating without a specialization, at least 3 courses from those marked # (from either specialization) to be selected.

    Note:
    Student can also obtain the degree without any specialization.
    # indicates mandatory elective for this specialization

    Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

    + Mode of Examination

    Examinations Mode Options applicable for students admitted in Batch starting in Jan 2024.
    Semester 1, 2 and 3 have Mid-Semester Examinations and Comprehensive Examinations for each of course. These examinations are mostly scheduled on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. During these semesters, in addition to the Mid-Semester and Comprehensive examinations, there will also be Quizzes/Assignments conducted online on the Learning Management System (LMS) as per the course plan in which the students need to participate. In Semester 4 (Final Semester), the student will be doing a Dissertation/Project Work as per the Institution’s guidelines.

    Two Options on Mode of Examinations:
    It is institute’s endeavour to offer two options on mode of exams at the time of the registration for each semester of the programme. However, please note that Option 2 as explained below is offered purely on the discretion of the institute. Availability of Option 2 is not assured and is subject to institute’s own assessment of the feasibility of providing it. Students will need to choose one from the available option/s provided by the institute at the time of registering for every semester. The two mode of exam options are explained below:
    • Option 1 - Examinations at Designated Examination Centres:
      Students choosing this option will need to appear in person for taking the examinations at the institution’s designated examination centres as per the examination schedule, instructions, rules and guidelines announced before every examination. These designated examination centres are at the following locations: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, and Pilani. In addition to these locations, Institution also has a designated examination centre in Dubai.
    • Option 2 - Online Examinations:
      tudents choosing this option can take the examinations online from any location e.g. office or home. However the Institute at its discretion may choose not to offer this option and in such a case students will need to take the examinations as per Option 1 that entails appearing for the examination at any one of the designated examination centres. Also, to take an Online Examination, the student must possess a Laptop or Desktop system with Two Web Cams (One Web Cam for the student’s frontal face view and a Second Web Cam for the student’s and Laptop or Desktop system’s full side view during the exam), a smart phone and good internet connectivity. Please click here to refer to the complete details about mandatory IT and Non-IT Infrastructure requirements for taking the online examinations. A student should choose this option only if the student is confident to arrange the required mandatory IT Infrastructure and Non-IT Infrastructure to take the examinations under this mode. Students opting for online examinations would require to log in to the institution’s online examination platform as per the announce examination schedule and take the online examinations in compliance with the institution’s defined instructions, guidelines, and rules which are announced before all examinations.
    Important: While it will be institute’s endeavour to offer both the above options for students to choose from at the time of registering for any semester, however availability of the online mode option may not always be feasible or is assured and Institute at its own discretion could choose to offer only Option 1 as mentioned above. Also note that The Institute regularly takes actions to optimize its examination system and hence the mandatory IT and Non-IT Infrastructure requirements, instructions, guidelines, and rules associated with both the above mentioned examination modes may change anytime at the Institute's discretion. All students will need to 100% comply with any such changed specifications announced by the Institute.

    + Eligibility Criteria

    The minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals holding B. Tech., B.E, M.Sc., MCA, or equivalent in relevant disciplines with at least 60% aggregate marks and minimum one year of work experience after the completion of the degree in relevant domains.

    If you are an IT professional in a technical role such as Software Developer, Test Engineer, Lead Engineer, Architect, or techno-managerial roles such as Product Manager and Project Manager, you should consider applying to the programme.

    + Fee Structure

    The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2023-24.
    • Application Fees (one time): Rs. 1500/-
    • Admission Fees (one time): Rs. 16,500/-
    • Semester Fees (per semester): Rs. 63,500/-
    The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

    Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay INR 80,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre. Option to submit fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest and 0 down payment. Click here to learn more.

    Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

    Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

    For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester.

    All the above fees are non-refundable.

    Important: For every course in the program institute will recommend textbooks, students would need to procure these textbooks on their own.

    + How to Apply

    • Click here to Apply now. Create your login at the Application Center by entering your unique Email id and create a password of your choice.
    • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.
    • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all the details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.
    • Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.
    • Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.
    • Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number displayed on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.
    • In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

      Important: In view of work-from-home policies mandated by many organisations, a few candidates may not be able to get the physical forms signed by their HR/ other authorised organisational representative. Such candidates may instead request an email approval to be sent to their official email ID by the HR using the format available through this link.
    • Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor.

      Important: In view of work-from-home policies mandated by many organisations, a few candidates may not be able to get the physical forms signed by their Mentor. Such candidates may instead request an email approval to be sent to their official email ID by the Mentor using the format available through this link.
    • Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/Attachments.
    • Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist.
    • Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates.
    • Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are DOC, DOCX, PDF, ZIP and JPEG.
    • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.
    • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.
Contact:
Website: https://bits-pilani-wilp.ac.in
Call: +91-80-48767777
Email: admission@wilp.bits-pilani.ac.in
Source: bits-pilani.ac.in

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