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Entrance Examination

Disclaimer: While every attempt is made to keep this page up-to-date, please refer to the latest University prospectus (available at for up-to-date-information. In case of any conflict, the information provided in the prospectus shall be considered as authentic.

Note: For minimum qualifications required for admission and intake in each course, please refer to the table at the end. Foreign nationals are also advised to read section on Admission of Foreign Nationals in the University prospectus.


Admission Process:

Admission into the Ph.D programme consists of two parts – a written test and an interview. The written test is limited to Indian nationals only. Foreign nationals can appear directly for the interview if they are residents in India and have Indian degrees in the qualifying exam. Candidates having UGC-CSIR JRF are eligible to appear directly for the interview. 40  marks are assumed in lieu of written test marks. However, to gain more than the minimum marks they are strongly advised to appear for the written test. 

Written Test Format and Syllabus:

The entrance exam will consist of only objective type questions.  50% of questions shall be from Research Methodology and the other 50% shall pertain to the concerned subject. The paper shall have two parts, Part A and Part B. The following syllabus is proposed for the PhD entrance examination. 

PART A: Research Methodology: 

  • Quantitative Methods: Data preprocessing, graph plotting, plotting functions and data, statistical data analysis.
  • Research: Technical Comprehension, Meaning, characteristics and types of research; Steps of research; Methods of research; Research Ethics. 
  • Aptitude and Reasoning: Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation.
  • Computer Applications: Flow Charts, Problem Solving.

 PART B: Computer Science: 

  • Computer Organization, Computer Programming, Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, Algorithms, Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Graph Theory, Computer Networks, and Automata.

The written test is for a total of 75 marks and both Part A and Part B will have equal weightages.

 Interview Process:

The number of candidates called for interview is four times the available seats. Candidates must indicate their research interest at the time of the interview. All candidates must come prepared with a tentative research plan write-up of maximum size of 4 pages and are encouraged to submit details of research papers/technical reports they have authored.

Foreign candidates: Foreign nationals seeking admission in PhD programme should have the required basic qualifications. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to communicate in English. Following are the guidelines for admission to PhD:

Foreign students are required to submit past academic records, three reference letters, and a statement of purpose on the research topic of their interest. They must have good ability to communicate in English. In order to support the claim for admission into PhD, the following guidelines are stipulated:

  • Students residing in India and who have taken prior qualifying education in India have to appear for the interview with all required supporting documents
  • Both GRE and TOFEL/IELTS scores are to be submitted at the time of admission

 5-year Integrated M.Tech. in Computer Science

 Admission Process:

The admission to 5-year Integrated M.Tech.inComptuer Science will be done through JEE(Main) examination conducted in 2017 and in order of merit.  Foreign candidates should clear SAT or ACT examination as a pre-requisite for admission to 5-year Integrated M.Tech. in Comptuer Science

M.Tech. (CS/AI/IT)

Admission Process:

Admission to M.Tech. programmes in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology courses is based on GATE scores in Computer Science and Information Technology only. No entrance examination or any interviews will be conducted.  GATE scores, in order of merit, will be the basis for admission which is done by counseling.

Students should indicate their preference for the choice of program (whether CS/AI/IT) in the application form.  Request for change of option will not be entertained during counseling.  Admission and tuition fees for all the three M.Tech. programmes are uniform. Sliding from one branch to another may be allowed subject to availability only up to a last date prescribed by the University.

Sponsored candidates: Five sponsored seats are available for admission into each stream of M.Tech CS, AI and IT. Sponsored candidates seeking admission in the M.Tech. (CS/AI/IT)  programmes are exempted from the GATE qualification. Candidates with required basic qualifications would be selected through interviews. Employees with a minimum 2 years of work experience in IT companies registered with STPI or NASSCOM or Central Government Organizations can apply for M.Tech. admission in CS/AI. For M.Tech. (IT) those working in Banks/Financial institutions with a minimum of 3 years work experience will be considered.   A candidate seeking admission in this category into M.Tech. (CS/AI/IT) must submit (along with application) the organization's willingness to pay a sponsorship amount of One Lakh Rupees per candidate (one time) to the development fund of the School.  After admission, candidates are required to pay the sponsorship amount and also the usual tuition, admission  and other fees as prescribed by the University for other students from time to time.

Foreign candidates: Foreign nationals seeking admission to M.Tech. programmes should have the required qualification with background knowledge in Mathematics, Algorithms, Computer Programming etc. Candidates should have ability to communicate in English and should submit a supportive document with a good score in TOEFL/IELTS at the time of admission. In addition, students should submit a letter of reference which supports their claims to the background knowledge and ability to communicate in English.


Admission Process:

Admission is based on a National level MCA entrance Examination NIMCET, a National Level Test conducted by NITs as an alternate to the Schools' own MCA entrance examination from the year 2017-18 onwards.

The concerned applicant has to satisfy the following at the time of admission counselling:

(i) Minimum eligibility criteria for admission to MCA programme of the University of Hyderabad and

(ii) Submit valid NIMCET Score Card.

A merit list will be prepared of qualified candidates satisfying the above (i) and (ii). Admission will be based on this list.

Written Test Syllabus:

Please see the syllabus prescribed for NIMCET.

Foreign candidates: Foreign nationals seeking admission in MCA programme should have the required minimum qualifications. Candidates should have ability to communicate in English and should submit a supportive document with  a good score in TOEFL/IELTS at the time of admission. 

Minimum Qualifications for Admission and Intake in Each Course

Course:    M.C.A.

Intake:      60 (40^) 

Minimum Qualifications for admission:  Mathematics as a main subject and studied as full papers in Higher Secondary (10 + 2) level is a mandatory prerequisite.  First Class Bachelor’s degree with at least 60% marks in aggregate, in any discipline.  (^ :  Intake as approved by AICTE)

Course:    M.Tech

  1. Computer Science:   

      Intake:          45 +5 (18^) 

  2. Artificial Intelligence:   

      Intake:          30 +5 (23^) 

  3. Information Technology:   

      Intake:          30 +5 (25^) 

Minimum Qualifications for admission:  First class with a minimum of 60% marks in the Bachelor's degree examination in Engineering/Technology  (B.E./B.Tech); OR  in MCA or First class in MCA or M.Sc. in (Computer Science/Information Sciences/Electronics)

GATE scores in Computer Science and Information Technology and in order of merit, will be the only criteria for admission. (No entrance examination or any interview will be conducted).

(^   Intake as approved by AICTE.   Fellowships are limited  to the extent of approved intake by AICTE.)

(*Admissions are open for industry sponsored and foreign candidates also. These are all supernumerary seats.)

Course:    5-year Integrated M.Tech. Computer Science

Intake:    20

Minimum Qualifications for admission: First class with a minimum of 60% marks in 10 + 2 Exam with Maths, Physics & Chemistry subjects.

Course:    Ph. D. Computer Science 

Intake:    12

Minimum Qualifications for admission: First Class Master’s Degree in any Engineering/Technology; OR M.Phil. in Mathematics or Statistics or Electronics; OR  Master’s degree in Computer Applications / Computer Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Electronics / Information Systems / Internet Technology / Geoinformatics / Bioinformatics OR  First class degree in BE/B.Tech.;  with  minimum of 60% marks in the above stated qualifying degrees.