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    M Tech Data Science

    About M.Tech Data Science

    Data Science is one of the emerging fields in India, and the scope for securing employment in diverse fields is high. The total duration of the course is 2 years, which is divided into four semesters. One of the advantages of Data Science course at M.Tech level is that students from any engineering branch are eligible to pursue this course. Through this course, the students are provided with a curriculum of the specialised concept of Data Science with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Data Assessment and Analytics concept. Various topics that are covered under this course include Analytics Tools, Data Assessment Techniques, Data Collection, Data Visualisation, etc.

    The selection of candidates for admission to M.Tech in Data Science course is done either through direct admission or through a national level entrance exam such as GATE. The average course fee for M.Tech in Data Science ranges somewhere in between 50k to 2 lakh depending on the type of Institute. 

    M.Tech Data Science Course Highlights

    The major highlights of the M.Tech Data Science course are given in the table below:


    It is a PG (Post Graduate) level programme.


    The total duration of the course is two years, which is divided into four semesters. 

    Fee Structure

    The fee structure varies from one institute to other. The average fee for M.Tech in Data Science may be around Rs. 50,000 per annum, while the maximum fee may go up to Rs. 2,00,000 per annum. 

    Exam Type

    Examinations are conducted at the end of each semester.


    Candidates who have passed B.Tech/ B.E from any branch are eligible for admission in M.Tech Data Science. Candidates who have passed MCA/ M.Sc in Statistics can also take admission in this programme. 

    Minimum Aggregate Required

    In order to be eligible for the entrance exam or admission process, the candidates must have a minimum of 50% of marks in Bachelor’s degree/ relevant qualification.

    Admission Process

    The admission process varies from one institute to another. Most of the institutes accept direct admission while GATE score is mandatory in some institutes. Candidates who have taken GATE exam in any paper/ subject are eligible for the admission process. There are various state-level exams such as -

    Starting Salary

    INR 3 to 6 LPA

    Job Options

    • Data Engineer
    • IT Developer
    • Software Engineer 
    • Data Programmer
    • IT Analyst
    • Researcher

    M.Tech Data Science Eligibility Criteria

    The candidates who wish to pursue a degree in M.Tech Data Science must fulfil certain eligibility criteria in order to get eligible for the course. Though the eligibility criteria for admission to M.Tech Data Science differs from college to college, there are certain minimum eligibility criteria which the candidates must fulfil for admission.

    The eligibility criteria required for admission to M.Tech Data Science are given below:-

    • The candidates must have pursued a degree in Bachelors of Engineering (B. Tech/ BE)  in any stream of Engineering including CSE/ECE/ Mining/ Agricultural Engineering/ Civil/ EEE, from a recognised Institute.
    • The candidate must have acquired a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for the reserved candidates) in the qualifying examination. 
    • The candidates who are appearing for the final exam or waiting for the final result can also apply for admission to M.Tech Data Science course.

    M.Tech Data Science Admission Process

    The detailed admission process for M.Tech Data Science can be checked below -

    Admission Process through GATE

    • While premier institutes in India such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs accept GATE score for M.Tech Data Science admission, some of the top private colleges in India consider GATE score as well. 
    • The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of GATE score, and the admission will be granted on the basis of merit in the entrance exam, marks in B.Tech and Class 12th. 
    • Candidates aspiring to get admission in IITs, NITs will have to participate in GATE COAP/ CCMT counselling process.

    Admission Process through State-Level Entrance Exams

    • Many states conduct their own entrance exams for M.Tech admission. However, candidates with a valid score in GATE shall be exempted from the state-level exam.
    • The candidates will have to participate in the counselling process conducted by the respective state government.
    • The admission will be granted on the basis of the candidate’s merit position/ rank.

    Direct Admission

    • Private colleges offer direct admission in M.Tech Data Science.
    • Candidates with/ without GATE score can apply for admission.
    • The admission will be granted on the basis of past academic performance.

    M.Tech Data Science Course Fees

    The course fee for M.Tech Data Science depends on various factors such as the type of the institute,  the popularity/ ranking of the institute, and the merit/ scholarship earned by the student. For instance, the student having higher marks in the entrance exam will be provided higher scholarship, accounting for a lower course fee as compared to students with direct admission. On the other hand,  the government based institutes will have much lower fees as compared to private institutes. On average, the course fee for M.Tech Data Science program ranges somewhere in between INR 50k to 2 lakh.

    M.Tech Data Science Syllabus

    The semester wise syllabus for M.Tech Data Science program has been given in the table below: -

    Semester I

    Semester II

    Data Science Programming

    Data Analytics and Graphs

    Data Mining and Warehousing

    Empirical Research


    Advanced-Data Analytics

    Construction Economy and Finance

    Big Data

    Data Analytics Mathematics

    Open Elective II

    Open Elective I




    Semester III

    Semester IV

    Open Elective III

    Evaluation of project and Viva



    Open Elective IV

    Training and Internship



    M.Tech Data Science Career Options and Job Prospects

    After completing a course in M.Tech Data Science, the candidates can opt for various career opportunities and job prospects. The candidates who have pursued a degree in M.Tech Data Science can go for either a government-based or a private based industry The various job options which the candidates can off after pursuing a degree in M.Tech Data Science includes - 

    • Data Engineer
    • IT Developer
    • Software Engineer
    • Data Programmer
    • IT Analyst
    • Researcher

    The starting salary of a candidate for M.Tech Data Science ranges in between INR 3 to 6 LPA.

    FAQs about M.Tech Data Science

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    The average BSc HHA course fee lies in the range of Rs. 3 -4 lakhs total. The starting salary after this course is around Rs. 2.5-3 LPA but there are good prospects of growth in the future.

    Is BSc HHA a better course vs BHMCT?

    Both BSc HHA and BHMCT are similar courses that prepare a candidate for the same sectors. BSc HHA has a much wider scope as compared to BHMCT and offers jobs not only in the hotel management sector but in the tourism and airline industry as well. However, BHMCT is a 4-year course and provides better job opportunities as compared to BSc HHA.

    Are there any specializations available in the BSc HHA course?

    Yes, students can opt for several specializations in BSc HHA including Accomodation Management, Food Production and Food and Beverage Management.

    Does studying BSc HHA course provide good job opportunities?

    Yes, BSc HHA is a reputed programme in the market and provides good job opportunities to the students. The main recruiting sectors after BSc HHA include Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Tourist Agencies etc.

    What are the main subjects taught in BSc HHA?

    Some of the main subjects included in the BSc HHA curriculum include Food & Beverage Service, Hospitality Management, Business Communication, Food Science, Front Office Management, Hotel Accountancy, Tourism Marketing, Accommodation Management etc.
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