Central University of Rajasthan Introduces M.Sc Digital Society Degree Programme in a First
Parul Thapa, 08 Apr 2019, #UNIRAJ

Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer has become the first public university in the country to introduce a new innovative and employment oriented programme Post-Graduate (M.Sc) Degree in Digital Society. This is a programme which is being supported by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-Bangalore). Such type of programme is popular in Oxford University and Edinburgh Universities and other foreign universities. But in India, the Central University has taken lead to inaugurate such programme in sync with industrial demands and in the changing context of employment markets.

About the Course: The Course is specially designed to prepare the students to have a firm foundation on an analytical linkage between Social Sciences and advance technological frontiers of information technologies which are in high demands for industry, non-governmental organisation, corporate houses and consultancy firms. The course structure contains an intelligent blending of diverse fields of social sciences, like public policy, political science, sociology, computer sciences, data analytics, statistics, etc.

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Highlights of the Programme:

  • First Public University to introduce this Programme in India.

  • Introduced in collaboration with IIIT-Bangalore.

  • Two Year’s Programme (Four Semesters).

  • Seats:  15 (Maximum)

  • Interdisciplinary Course: Fine blending of courses of Information Communication     Technology (ICT) and Social Sciences.

  • Pedagogy: Digital design; Data-intensive applications; and Research and policy studies.

  • Compulsory 6 months Internship in the fourth semester with a dissertation in an external organisation, industry which will pave the way for placement opportunities.

  • The student exchange programme with IIIT-Bangalore (more likely in the     First Semester)

  • Students will learn PYTHON, R, SAS, Hadoop, and Data Visualisation skills     (ICT-Lab Learning).

Who Can Apply: This PG Programme is open to candidates with a Graduate degree (Three Years) from recognized University possessing a minimum of 55% marks in any of the following areas: Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Commerce and Management, Computer Sciences, and Engineering.

Career: Career opportunities include working as professional researchers in the areas spanning the Internet, digital media, and E-governance; consultants in the areas related to digitization, ICT-implementation, and smart cities; policy experts, etc. Students passing out from the programme will be working in ICT industries, research organization, private companies, public sector, consultancy services industry, international organizations, and in non-governmental organizations. There will be placement drive in the Third Semester along with IIIT-Bangalore (as per the MoU).

How to apply: The Admission to this course is through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2019). Online applications are available at the official CUCET website link given here https://www.cucetexam.in/ Examination will be conducted nationally at various centre on 26th May 2019 (Sunday) from 3 PM to 5 PM. Use Programme Code PG211 and Test Paper Code PGQP40 to apply in CUCET2019

About Test: The Entrance Test of CUCET will be MCQ type with 100 questions. Only the CUCET Score will be considered for admission. The CUCET Question Paper will comprise of 100 MCQs from the following discipline. i.e. English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude, General Knowledge.

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