The program has been specially designed to meet the increasing needs of professionals who would be able to respond to the convergence between computers and communication Systems. The program aims to provide exposure to students who wish to build a professional career in ICT, working at the cutting edge of technology, research and development. On successful completion of the program, the students will be able to acquire essential technical and practical knowledge for solving real-world problems in the ICT domain using modern technologies and tools, and will have ability to demonstrate excellent analytical, logical and problem solving skills that would bridge the digital divide between urban and rural developments. The student will also have ability to acquire social and ethical attributes that enable them in applying their skills for societal needs with effective communication both orally and in writing.
The curriculum is organized with core courses, elective courses and thesis/project work. Program Core courses are foundational and compulsory, which will build core competence for getting into ICT domain knowledge areas. Once the student acquires knowledge in foundational courses, he/she will have choice for selecting Group Core courses which are interdisciplinary in nature and will provide breadth in ICT research exploration. Subsequently, the student will have adequate choice of electives in order to dwell deeper into areas of his/her research interest. Finally, student will have option to pursue one full year (two semesters) of research work in the form of thesis or a semester long internship/project work, depending on his/her category (Thesis or Project mode) in the program..
The structure of the curriculum is broadly classified into 4 categories. The first category, referred to as Foundation (Program Core), is a set of compulsory courses required to be taken by every student in the program. The next one is domain knowledge in ICT, termed as Group Core. The third category is Electives in ICT. The fourth one is either a Thesis spread over in third and fourth semesters or a Project in fourth semester.