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Admissions open on 15th March 2022

Click here to go to M.Sc. Digital Society Course page.

  1. Application:  Application is a three-step process: Registration --> Log in to Apply --> Application Fee Payment. For more information, visit How to Apply.
     
  2. Selection: Selection will be based on performance in the personal interview conducted by a panel of IIITB faculty, scores in the written test (or, in one of the four national level entrance tests mentioned above), and marks obtained in 10th, 12th and Undergraduate/Bachelor’s examinations. 
     
  3. Admission: The final list of candidates to be admitted will be decided after the interview. Selected Candidates will be notified through email by June 15, 2022. Classes begin on July 11, 2022.

 

Eligibility: 
 
An undergraduate degree (of at least 3 years duration) in any discipline (including arts, science, commerce, design, management, law, engineering, etc.) with a first division/class from a recognized University. Those expecting to graduate by 1st August 2022 may also apply.
The candidates who have a valid score in CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022, or TISS NET 2022 may be exempted from appearing for a written test at IIIT Bangalore.
Working professionals are also encouraged to apply.
 
Application Process: 
 
  As a first step, register on https://pravesh.iiitb.net/#/. After registration, you will receive your log in credentials by email. Log in with your credentials on https://pravesh.iiitb.net/#/ and start applying.
After applying, please complete the non-refundable application fee payment of INR.1000/- at the link given below. Kindly copy and paste the following URL in the browser.
https://eazypay.icicibank.com/eazypayLink?P1=rKjUVI8ls/bu95XJ0ATTOA==
Candidates whose application is found in order will have to take a written examination online conducted by IIIT Bangalore that will test numerical/quantitative, analytical, IT and design awareness. The format of the exam is available here.
All the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview online through a video calling application which will including a writing exercise to test their verbal, IT and social awareness. The decision of the Admissions Committee on this matter shall be final.
Note: Offline applications will not be accepted.
 
Application Portal:
 
 Candidates can apply online here.
 For information on the application process click here.
Note: The portal works best on IE/Chrome/Firefox accessed through the desktop.
For further details and queries, do write to the Programme Coordinator, M.Sc. (Digital Society) at admission-ds@iiitb.ac.in

 

Applicants must upload all their educational transcripts and certificates along with all other supporting documents as specified on the application portal
An online proctored entrance exam will be conducted for all applicants.  
The entrance exam will be followed by personal interviews conducted virtually by IIITB faculty panels.  
The final list of candidates to be admitted will be decided after the interview. 
The selection will be based on performance in the interview, scores in the written test (or, in one of the four national level entrance tests mentioned below), and marks obtained in 10th, 12th and Undergraduate/Bachelor’s examinations.
The candidates who have a valid score in CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022 or TISS NET 2022 may be exempted from appearing for a written test at IIIT Bangalore. However, they will have to appear for the personal interviews, which will be conducted online. 
  • The online proctored entrance exam will have four sections.

    Numerical Ability (20 MCQs)
    Analytical Ability (20 MCQs)
    Design Awareness (20MCQs)
    IT and Social Awareness and Written Communication: 1 Essay (No more than 700 words)

     

    Sample Essay Question: How do you think the use of digital technologies in online education during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted different segments of the population in India?

  • The candidates who have a valid score in CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022 or TISS NET 2022 may be exempted from appearing for a written test at IIIT Bangalore.

    The duration of the exam will be 90 minutes. Click here for sample Questions for Online Entrance Examination.

General Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships of up to 50% tuition fee waiver will be made available on merit cum means basis at the time of admission.

Tridib Roy Chowdhury Scholarship is being endowed to extend a 100% tuition waiver, for a year, to an entering M.Sc. (Digital Society) student. This scholarship will apply a merit-cum-means criterion, with preference to a woman applicant. The candidate will be identified by the Admissions Committee of the M.Sc. programme.

 

15th March 2022: Admissions Open

15th May 2022: Last date for submitting online applications

4th June 2022: Written test will be conducted online for candidates without a valid score in CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022 or TISS NET 2022.

5th-6th June 2022: Personal interviews through video calling application for shortlisted candidates with a valid score from IIITB Entrance exam or from any of the following examination: CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022 or TISS NET 2022.

15th June 2022: Release of first list of selected candidates (additional lists may be released if required)

Offer acceptance and payment of fees: As noted in the offer letter

8th July 2022: Registrations for the new batch at the IIIT Bangalore campus

11th July - 30th July 2022: Program orientation sessions

1st August 2022: Semester 1 classes begin

 

*For International students, some of these dates will vary.

Last date for submitting applications is 29th April 2022

Eligibility

• An under-graduate degree (of at least 3 years duration) in any discipline (including arts, science, commerce, design, management, law, engineering etc.) with a first division/class from a recognised University.

• Applicants should possess an under-graduate degree obtained from a recognized University/Education Board which is obtained at the end of at least a 3-year full-time under-graduate programme after 10+2 years of school/high-school/pre-university education.

• International applicants may also be required to provide a degree equivalence certificate obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiu.ac.in).   

Selection Process

• International applicants should have a valid GRE or GMAT score. In addition, applicants who have obtained their under-graduate degree in a medium of instruction other than English, should also have a valid score on TOEFL/IELTS/STEP Plus. Those who do have valid scores on the above tests will be required to go through the online tests conducted by IIIT Bangalore in June 2022.

• Applications will be shortlisted based on their scores on GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS/STEP Plus (or, the IIITB test as mentioned above), their prior educational performance and a SOP (Statement of Purpose) that they will have to upload on the IIIT Bangalore Admissions Portal. Shortlisted applicants will have to go through an interview using a video-calling facility.

• Final list of selected candidates will be announced after incorporating their performance in the interview.

Important Dates for International Applicants

·         15th March 2022: Application submissions open

·         29th April 2022: Last date for submitting applications

·         17th May 2022: Personal interviews using a video-calling facility

·         27th May 2022: Issue of offer letter to selected candidates

·         Offer acceptance and payment of fees: As noted in the offer letter

·         8th July 2022: Registrations for the new batch at the IIIT Bangalore campus

·         11th July - 30th July 2022: Program orientation sessions

·         1st August 2022: Semester 1 classes begin

 

Eligibility
 
  1. Who can apply?
    Students from any discipline who are in their final year of Bachelors, recent graduates professionals with work experience are eligible to apply. 
  2. I am awaiting the results of my undergraduate degree. Am I eligible to apply?
    Yes. You may apply with the latest academic record available. However, you will have to submit the provisional certificate of completing the Bachelor degree by December 2022. 
  3. Is there any age limit to apply for the course?
    No, there is no age limit to apply for the course.
  4. Is there a grade prerequisite for the programme?
    The applicant should have a first division/class in their Bachelor’s degree. 
  5. Is this a full-time course or a part-time course?
    This is a two-year, full-time residential programme. Exemptions from residential rule are granted in rare circumstances after evaluating requests on a case by case basis.
Application Process
 
  1. When is the last date to apply for the programme?
    The last date to apply is May 15, 2022.
  2. How do I apply?
    As a first step, register on https://pravesh.iiitb.net/#/. After registration, you will receive your login credentials by email. Log in with your credentials on https://pravesh.iiitb.net/#/ and start filling out the application form.
  3. How do I pay the application fee?
    After applying, please complete the non-refundable application fee payment of INR.1000/- at the link given below. Kindly copy and paste the following URL in the browser. https://eazypay.icicibank.com/eazy
  4. The online application portal is not working. What should I do?
    For clarifications, details and queries, write to the Admission Team, M.Sc. (Digital Society) at admission-ds@iiitb.ac.in
  5. When is the entrance exam for the programme?
    Written test will be conducted online on 4th June, 2022 for candidates without a valid score in CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022 or TISS NET 2022.
  6. How do I prepare for the entrance exam?
    Please go to this link: https://www.iiitb.ac.in/courses/master-of-science-digital-society   and click on the Online Entrance Exam Tab to know more about the entrance exam and to find sample questions. 
  7. Can I be exempted from the entrance exam?
    The candidates who have a valid score in CAT 2021, CEED 2022, CUCET 2022 or TISS NET 2022 may be exempted from appearing for a written test at IIIT Bangalore.
  8. For the exempt categories, is there a cutoff for the scores?
    There is no explicit cutoff for exempt categories. However, applicants will be evaluated cumulatively based on their performance in undergraduate education, submitted exam scores and personal interviews.
  9. If I am exempted from the entrance exam, do I still have to appear for the personal interview?
    Yes, candidates will have to appear for personal interviews even if they are exempted from the entrance examination.
  10. Where will the entrance exam and personal interviews be conducted?
    Both the entrance exam and the personal interview will be conducted online. 
  11. How do I know if I am offered admission?
    The first list of selected candidates will be notified via email by 15th June, 2022 (additional lists may be released if required).
  12. Is this programme entirely residential?
    Yes, this is a fully residential programme. However, under special circumstances, students may be permitted to be day scholars. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
About the Programme
 
  1. What is the curriculum of the 2-year programme?
    The 2-year programme is spread across 4 semesters with the final semester dedicated to undertaking thesis/internship. For more details on a detailed curriculum structure, please visit that 'Curriculum Structure' section at https://www.iiitb.ac.in/academics/masters-programmes/msc-digital-society
  2. What kind of specialisations are available?
    The specialisation tracks offered are:
    • Human-centred digital design
    • Data-driven digital design
    • Research and policy studies
    All core courses are required for all three specialisation tracks.
  3. What are the placement opportunities available?
    Our alumni have gone on to work in the following job roles
    • UX/User Researchers
    • PhD Scholars
    • Product Managers
    • Data Analysts
    • Policy Researchers
    • Social Entrepreneurs
    Some of the organizations where our Alumni are currently working are: Microsoft Research, Vision Empower, Wadhwani AI, Google, PayU, DailyHunt, Everwell Health Solutions, Fasal and many more.
 

Detailed instruction for Applying Online.

MSc-Digital Society-User Guide.mp4