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Admission to the Professional Master’s Program – August 2024

The Professional Master’s Program at IISER Tirupati is for highly motivated students /professionals, who wish to pursue / advance their career in Data Science and related fields. Students / Professionals with an excellent academic record can apply for the Professional Master’s Program upon completion of a four-year Bachelor‘s degree in science or technology or a Master’s degree in science or technology. The program combines curricula for theoretical and applied topics, blending together course work and hands-on learning. This enables the participants to be business-ready and industry-ready immediately upon successful completion of the program. The program will be offered in hybrid/online mode to enable seamless participation of working professionals.
IISER Tirupati offers modern research laboratories and computational facilities. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of seminars, meetings and workshops, thereby giving them a chance to interact with people from other research organizations within the country and abroad.

IISER Tirupati offers modern research laboratories and computational facilities as well as hostel
facilities for students. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of
seminars, meetings and workshops, giving them a chance to interact with researchers and experts
from other research organizations within the country and abroad.

Important Dates:

  • Application opens: 11th July 2024
  • Application closes: 31st July 2024
  • Intimation to the Candidates: 3rd August 2024
  • Start date of the Program: 8th August 2024

 

Overview of the I-PhD Program

IISER Tirupati offers Professional Master’s program as a business-driven program with a blend of course work and hands-on experience. The program spans over a period of 2 semesters. The first semester of the program consists of 5 core courses, preparing the student with the topics in Mathematics and Programming required for learning Data Science, and an introductory course on Machine Learning. The second semester consists of 4 or 5 courses in Deep Learning and specialised areas of Artificial Intelligence, and / or a hands-on project. On successful completion of the program, the graduate will be ready to solve real-world problems in academia / industry.

Click Here for the Professional Master’s Program curriculum

Potential Opportunities (Master’s in BioDS):

  • Employment as Scientist / researcher in public and private enterprises including Pharma & Biotech industry, Sequencing companies, AI in Lifesciences etc.

Potential Opportunities (Master’s in DS-AI):

  • Potential employment in public and private enterprises as Data Analyst / Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Machine Learning Scientist, Technology specialized roles like NLP Specialist, etc

The Professional Master’s program is being offered in the areas of Biological Data Science and Data Science & Artificial Intelligence.

Eligibility Criteria:

Common Eligibility Criteria:

  •  Four-Year Bachelor’s degree in Science(BS) or Technology (B.E./B.Tech.) with at least 60% aggregate marks or a minimum CGPA of 6.0/10.0
    (OR)
  •  Master’s degree in Science(MS / M.Sc.) or Technology (M.E./ M.Tech.) with at least 55% aggregate marks or a minimum CGPA of 5.5/10.0
  •  Applicants from industry or other organizations, freshers as well as mid-career professionals, are encouraged to apply.

 

Program-Specific Eligibility:

 
For Professional Master’s in BioDS:
  •  Applicants with a B.Tech. in Biotechnology, BS/M.Sc. Bioinformatics or M.Sc. from any Biology discipline (with exposure to Bioinformatics) are encouraged to apply.

For Professional Master’s in DS-AI:
  • On top of the common eligibility, students must have taken Mathematics as a subject at the Class XII level.

General Information to the Applicants:

  1. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. The Institute reserves the right to cancel the admission, without assigning any reason, and also, if the details provided in the application form are later found to be suppressed and/or distorted in any aspect.

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. 

  • To Apply to either of the Professional Master’s Programs – Click Here.
  • The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form. The deadline for online application is 31st July, 2024.

Fee:

  • Non-refundable Application Fees: Rs. 1000/-
  • Total Fees: Rs. 2.6 Lakhs

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only. Kindly check the website for periodic updates.
 
In case of any application-related specific queries, please contact the respective program coordinators with your application number mentioned in the subject at the following email address: 
 
1. Biological Data Science (BioDS) 
Program Coordinators:
Dr. Sreenivas Chavali (Biology, IISER Tirupati)
Dr. Rajeswari Appadurai (Biology, IISER Tirupati)
Program E-mail: pmasters-bds@labs.iisertirupati.ac.in
 
2. Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS-AI)
Program Coordinators:
Prof. Prasenjit Sen (Physics, IISER Tirupati) 
Dr. Raghunath O. R. (Chemistry, IISER Tirupati)
Dr. R. Lakshmi Lavanya (Mathematics, IISER Tirupati)
Program E-mail: pmasters-dsai@labs.iisertirupati.ac.in