About the Department

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences comprises of dedicated faculty members who are undoubtedly the assets worthy of mention. The Department is known for its discipline and for the importance it gives to the overall development of students in grooming them towards becoming good software professionals, research scientists and data analysts. The Department has its own library with latest books, national and international journals and magazines. The computer centre is well equipped with the most recent hardware and software.

To keep in touch with the ever - growing technology, the faculty members participate regularly in refresher courses and symposia conducted by top notch Universities, Research Institutions and Professional Bodies like Association for Computing Machinery. The department organizes technical symposia at national and international levels at regular intervals. Apart from stressing on consistent and good academic performance, the department encourages participation in co-curricular and extracurricular activities to bring out the latent talents in its students. The students are provided with ample opportunities to improve their organizational skills and group dynamics.

About the Programmes

M.Sc. Software Engineering programme was started in the year 1997 for the first time in the country and well received by leading software industries across the globe. The programme has been designed to meet the challenging needs of the industry, by ensuring a good understanding of the software design process and to develop resilient applications using state-of-the art technologies. The programme has been renamed as Software Systems since 2014.

M.Sc. Theoretical Computer Science is yet another innovative programme introduced during 2007. Any industry grows only if it has a strong R&D division. In order that Research be fruitful, the R&D Team should have persons with strong theoretical background. “It is the theory that describes what can be observed”, said Albert Einstein. M.Sc Theoretical Computer Science has been designed to augment human resources for the R&D divisions of software industries.

In the new era of Big Data, M.Sc Data Science was introduced during 2015 to solve the exponential growth and curse of dimensionality in giant databases accumulated by the industries. Companies are earnestly seeking data scientists to deal with the challenges of Big Data.

As the drive towards digital transformation continues to ceaselessly gather momentum, they also significantly raise cybersecurity risks and threat levels. Business is evolving itself at the pace of algorithmic speeds and digital risks are constantly challenging even the most financially robust companies. With the huge skills gap of cyber security workforce globally, there is an urgent need to modernize Cybersecurity education to include vital skills.

The five year integrated M.Sc. Cyber Security programme, the first of its kind in India aims to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills needed to protect and defend computer systems and networks. The programme has a strong and wide technical base and internship programs which are the most critical aspects to a good cybersecurity education.


An excellent academic record in Higher Secondary examination of the (10+2) curriculum prescribed by the appropriate authority of the Government of Tamil Nadu or any other exam recognised as equivalent with Mathematics and Physics as two of the subjects of study.

Shortlisted candidates with an excellent academic record in Higher Secondary examination (based on Math and Physics HSC marks) will be called for online video call counselling to identify the spark and the commitment of the applicant to study 5 year integrated Masters programme (M.Sc SS/TCS/DS/CS) at PSG College of Technology.

Schedule of counselling will be intimated through applicant's registered email.

Candidates with SPARK / Research attitude are admitted to the programmes.

A call for counselling does not however confer any right of admission.

How to Apply

Application can be made only online by entering all the particulars including marks along with on-line payment through the Net banking/Credit card/Debit card. All dates are subject to change based on HSC examination results.

Programme Outline

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Muthukumar Subramanian
Microsoft Corp. , Redmond , WA
M.Sc. SE (1998 - 2003)

M.Sc. Software Engineering is a very unique programme which has a lot of focus on “lab” work. I found that the six month internships provided a great opportunity to learn and grow as a professional; this exposure provides a key differentiation in the job market. I would highly encourage aspiring software engineers to join the programme and soak in everything that PSG Tech has to offer. All the best!

Dr. Shridhar Venkatesan
Research Scientist, Perspecta Labs, USA
M.Sc. TCS (2007 – 2012)

One of the first things you notice is that the department is filled with dedicated and enthusiastic faculty who are willing to go above and beyond in assisting students with their curriculum and general welfare. The head of the department is an inspiration to all students and does a great job of motivating the students and faculty to work towards a greater vision. Being in the first batch of Theoretical Computer Science, the department provided enormous encouragement and support while navigating the uncertainties during our 5 years. The department continues to produce world-class professionals and in hindsight, I am very fortunate to have received my education here. The department also has a strong research programme. I have had the fortune of working with many cyber security researchers in the department and their guidance during my initial days have molded me to be a researcher in cyber security. The department is growing in strength and is transforming to be a premier center for research in cyber security.

Prof. Venkatesh Ramam
Professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

In Tamil Nadu, Anna University and PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, among others, have mathematics department offering theoretical computer science programs. In fact, PSG College of Technology has several well-run 5 year MSc integrated programs run by their applied mathematics department, including in data science, software engineering. They are starting a new programme in Cyber Security pretty soon. (Source:www.allcareerguru.com)

Anish V
Microsoft, Hyderabad
M.Sc. TCS (2012 - 2017)

M.Sc. Theoretical Computer Science is an exceptional and one of a kind programme offered by PSG Tech. The variety of CS courses that the programme offers is unparalleled to any other programme in the country. TCS mainly focuses on research, encouraging students to constantly think out of the box and to come up with innovative solutions to problems. The courses are designed to provide an in-depth understanding across various CS domains and this paves a way for pursuing research as a career option.

Shraddha S Krishnan
Societe General Global Solution Centre
M.Sc. Data Science (2015-20)

Data Science has given me a strong foundation in the domain. It is always “What’s Next?” and never “This is it”. The programme is designed to meet industry standards. The scope of the programme is just not constrained to the syllabus. The packages that we do make us challenge ourselves and explore the subjects in depth. The interaction with professionals from the industry keeps motivating us and gives a real view of the world. The 6 – month internships gives an exposure to the industry and prepares us for our professional lives.

Kavya Parthiban
Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd
MSc Data Science (2015-2020)

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences has a reputation of nurturing students with an in-depth understanding of the general principles in computer science and mathematics. Continual support from both the academic and industrial leads enables the students to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in the advancements of computing and analytics. This programme gives students a holistic view into what Data Science really is, with the buzz around big data and artificial intelligence, students who undertake this programme are sure to be one step ahead. From health to retail, and from the IT industry to government, the Data Science MSc will prepare you for a successful career as a data scientist.

Dr. Praveen Shankar
Data Science Manager at Facebook, USA
MSc Software Engineering (1998-2003)

The M.Sc. Software Engineering programme at PSG Tech went a long way in helping me strengthen my basics in all areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering. It was unique in the sense that it simultaneously laid emphasis on the core courses like Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics as well as a plethora of electives. Such a format helps one become strong in the fundamentals as well as develop areas of interest in topics of one's interest. Hence I feel it is the best programme if one wishes to pursue higher (doctoral) studies in the field of Computer Science.