South Asian University (SAU) – 2018

Admission for M.Sc. (Computer Science) – 2018

Testdate: April 15, 2018

Eligibility :MSc Computer Science is a two year (four Semester) academic programme.

12 years of schooling + a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant area* with mathematics as a subject either at the Bachelor’s level or at 10+2 (12th class) level from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with the following minimum eligibility marks criteria:

For candidates from the annual system: 55% and above
For candidates from the semester system (percentage): 60% and above
For candidates from the GPA semester system, the formula for determining percentage is as follows:
CGPA obtained X 100 / Maximum GPA obtainable.
Such candidates are required to have a minimum of 65% marks or above.

*Indicative List of Relevant Areas:
1. Computer Engineering 2. Computer Technology 3. Computer Applications 4. Information Science 5. Information Technology 6. Software Systems 7. Software Engineering 8. Software Technology 9. Electronics Engineering 10. Electronics and Communication Engineering 11. Electrical & Electronic Engineering 12. Physics/ Applied Physics 13. Statistics/ Applied Statistics 14.Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics 15. Instrumentation Engineering

Format of the Entrance Test question paper and course:
The duration of the Entrance Test will be 3 hours and the question paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions in two parts.
Negative Marks for Wrong Answers:
One fourth of marks assigned to any question will be deducted if the answer is wrong in Multiple Choice Questions.
The test is divided into two parts:
PART A: will have 40 multiple choice questions of one mark each on the following areas of Mathematical Science:
Set Theory and Algebra: Sets, Relations, Functions, Groups, Partial Orders, Lattice, Boolean Algebra.
Matrices and Determinants: Determinants, Matrices, systems of Linear Equations
Combinatorics: Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Conditional probability, independent events, total probability, Baye’s theorem
Calculus: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Mean value Theorems, Theorems of Integral Calculus, Evaluation of Definite and Improper Integrals, partial Derivatives, Total Derivatives, Maxima and Minima.
Ordinary Differential Equations: First Order First Degree Equations, Variable Separable Method, Homogeneous Equations, Exact Equations, Integrating Factors, Linear Equations.
Vector Analysis: Addition, Subtraction, Dot Product and Cross Products of Vectors.
PART B: will have 60 multiple choice questions of one mark each on the following areas of undergraduate level Computer Science:
Discrete Mathematics: Sets, Relations, Functions, Boolean Algebra, Propositional logic, First order Predicate Logic
Programming in C: Elements of C, Identifiers, Data Types, Control Structures, Iteration, Structured Data Types: Array, Structure, Union, Strings, Pointers, Functions, Parameter Passing to Functions, Recursion.
Data Structures & Algorithms: Elementary Space and Time Complexity Analysis, Sorting: Bubble Sort, Insertion Sort, Selection Sort, Searching: Linear and Binary Search, Elementary concepts of list, stack, queue, tree and graph.
Digital Logic Design and Computer Architecture: Number System, Data Representation, and Computer Arithmetic, Logic Gates, Combinational and Sequential Circuits, Computer Organization, Instruction Formats and Addressing, Memory Organization and I/O Interfaces.
Application Fee of Entrance Test :
An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region on 15 April 2018. The fee for appearing in the Entrance Test is US $10 or INR 650/-. Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must be made by credit/debit cards or net banking. Those who cannot pay the application fee online still need to fill and submit the online application form. They can then courier a bank draft for US$ 10 or INR 650/- drawn in favour of “South Asian University” payable at New Delhi to the Deputy Registrar Admissions, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. The bank draft must have the name of the candidate, application number and the programme applied for at the back of the bank draft. However, registration will be done only on receipt of the bank draft.
Venues of Entrance Test:
The following is a list of the main cities where the entrance test will be conducted:
Kabul (Afghanistan),
Chittagong and Dhaka (Bangladesh),
Thimphu (Bhutan),
Male (Maldives),
Kathmandu (Nepal),
Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan),
Colombo (Sri Lanka) and
India (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna (Khagol) and Thiruvananthapuram).

Last date of Application:

March 29, 2018

Entrance test date:

April 15, 2018

Classes begin:

July 26, 2018

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