Master of Science in Information Technology

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad


Who is this degree for?

If you’re a motivated learner who wants to build a career in the IT industry but you have little to no background in IT or computer science, then MSIT is the degree for you. It’s also perfect for anyone who wants to gain computer science or IT knowledge to innovate in their current field.

  • Fresh undergraduates from a IT and Computer Science background who want to advance their career.
  • Fresh undergraduates from a non-tech domain who want to switch careers into IT or Computer Science.
  • Final year students pursuing a 4 year bachelor/undergraduate degree programme in STEM fields and due to graduate before July 2024
  • IT/CS or non-IT/CS working professionals who don’t have the time or opportunity to enrol in an on-campus programme.
  • Students looking to add a second degree to their qualifications from a top-ranked institution.
  • Business owners who can’t afford to relocate or need to effectively manage their time.

Why pursue an MSIT degree?

Why MSIT- Image

  • The Indian IT industry has been undergoing a massive growth phase and is expected to reach $350 billion by 2025.
  • As per NASSCOM, the IT industry would require around 9.5 million skilled workers out of which 5.5 million would need to be digitally skilled across key digital technologies such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, machine learning, big data analytics, IoT, artificial intelligence, etc.

These skill requirements present a huge opportunity for upskilling through recognised industry-relevant career credentials. With IIIT Hyderabad’s MSIT programme, you can gain not only job-relevant technology skills but also a degree credential from a top-ranked technical institute.

How to apply in 3 easy steps

Applications will open soon. When applications open, you can follow these steps to apply:

3 easy steps

After you submit your application:

  • IIIT Hyderabad will assess your application by considering the eligibility requirements and your profile.
  • Whether your application is accepted or rejected will be decided solely by IIIT Hyderabad.
  • If your application is accepted, you will receive an email from the IIIT Hyderabad admissions office with an offer letter and instructions on the next steps.

Cohorts and deadlines

Applications are open ! Classes start in Jul 2024.

Applications Open4th March 2024
Application Deadline1st May 2024
Class Start22nd July 2024

Eligibility criteria

To apply and enrol in the programme, you must have 16 years of formal education. You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 4 years bachelor/undergraduate in STEM fields
  • Final year student pursuing a 4 year bachelor/undergraduate degree programme in STEM fields and due to graduate before July 2024.
  • 3 years bachelor/undergraduate in STEM fields + any PG Diploma/Master to show 16 years of formal education
  • 3-year bachelor/undergraduate in any field + PG Diploma/Masters in STEM fields to show 16 years of education

Things to note on the eligibility criteria:

  • STEM includes B.E., B.Tech, BSc (Computer Science, IT, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Statistics, IT), B.A. Economics, BCA, M.Sc. (Maths, Statistics, IT), MCA, M.Tech.
  • Bachelor/undergraduate degree and transcripts are mandatory. For applicants in the final year of undergraduation and graduating before July 2024, transcripts till the final semester can be uploaded in the application.
  • Students who enroll in the MSIT programme and who completed their bachelor’s from a non-India institution will need to share an AIU (Association of Indian Universities) certification before the classes start for this programme. The purpose of the Equivalence Certificate is to ascertain that the applicant's bachelor/undergraduate qualification is equivalent to the bachelor/undergraduate qualification in India.
  • Contact us at if you don't qualify under the above eligibility criteria but wish to do the programme.

Basic prerequisites to enrol in the programme:

  • No Programming experience needed
  • Basic english communication needed
  • Knowledge of 1st year college level mathematics needed such as sets, functions, relations, vectors, probability and calculus. (Especially For AI/ML & Data Science specialisations)
  • Internet Connection

Register for a live faculty webinar and Q&A session:

  • Date: 29th April 2024, 6PM IST
  • Registration link: Click Here

Key programme entry highlights:

  • No application fee or entrance examination
  • No work experience or prior programming knowledge required
  • Only 16 years of formal education is required to apply. Students in the final year of a 4 year undergraduate degree in STEM fields may also apply. Details here.

Documents required to apply:

  • Bachelor/undergraduate degree and transcripts
  • Valid ID proof
  • Optional: PG diploma/Master's degree

Key dates:

  • Next application deadline: 1st May 2024
  • Class start: July 2024

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