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Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences

M.Sc Five Year Integrated Programmes

Software Systems

Theoretical Computer Science

Data Science

Cyber Security

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 the latest books, national and international journals and magazines. The computer centre is well equipped with the most recent hardware and software. The department has vibrant research culture to keep in touch with the ever-growing technologies. 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 (ACM), IEEE. The department organizes technical symposia at national and international levels at regular intervals. Apart from stressing 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 in 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 cyber security 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 Cyber security 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 cyber security education.

All the above programmes have two semesters (7th and 10th) rigorous internships in reputed industries and top-notch institutions, a unique feature for the success of the programmes.

Eligibility

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 counselling in college campus 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.

The schedule for counselling of the shortlisted candidates will be intimated through their registered email.

However, call for counselling does not 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. One application is sufficient for all the four programmes (SS/TCS/DS/CS) and preference of courses can be selected. All dates are subject to change based of HSC examination results.

Curriculum

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Tom Praison
Software Development Manager, Amazon Services LLC. United States
M.Sc SE (2004-2009)

The course has a uniquely designed curriculum which adapts to the ever-changing needs of the industry. Its highly experienced faculty and practical projects shaped me to stand out among others. Its partnership with the industry through a strong alumni network and internships provided me with work experience even before I graduated laying the foundation for a rapid growth within the industry. Above all, I experienced a strong culture of togetherness with my seniors, juniors and faculties and made memories that I will cherish forever.

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.

Sirisha Prakash
Security Engineer, Google, USA
M.Sc TCS (2009-2014)

The programmes focus on providing students with strong fundamentals in computer science and many specialisation areas which are well sought out in the industry. I had the opportunity to learn and work with security researchers and faculties in the department which encouraged me to learn more about security and helped make a career out of it. I feel lucky to have studied here and I am thankful to the professors who guided me along the way. I am really glad the department is offering a cybersecurity programme that has been meticulously designed with inputs from many security professionals which will help the students prepare for real-world security.

Sabarathinam Lakshmanan
Principal Solutions Architect, Checkpoint Systems GmbH, Germany
M.Sc SE (2006-2011)

I consider myself most fortunate to have received top class education in M.Sc Software Engineering from PSG College of Technology. The five year integrated course has time and again helped me to strengthen my career and improve my life. I would strongly advice any youngster with passion for knowledge and growth to get benifitted by this amazing course and the wonderful staff of the department.

Kasiviswanathan M
Vice President, Quantitative Research, JP Morgan & Chase Co., New York City
M.Sc SE (2009-2014)

The integrated M.Sc programs at PSG Tech aim to train the next generation of industry experts. Courses with deep insight into applications of mathematical problem-solving, strong connections with the industry, diverse areas of research expertise and interactions with a vast alumni network make these programs a truly unique experience.

Dr. Sridhar 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.

Niranjana R
Data & Applied Scientist, Microsoft, Hyderabad
M.Sc TCS (2015-2020)

The course gave me immense opportunities to learn the right skills and connect with the right people, be it researchers or industry professionals. The curriculum is carefully curated to provide the technical knowledge and foundation needed to tackle, adapt and grow in a rapidly evolving field like Data Science. The two internships gave me the perfect opportunity to explore both research and industry and helped me find my calling.

Mahaboob Basha M
Technology Analyst, Morgan Stanley
M.Sc DS (2017-2022)

MSc Data Science programme at PSG Tech is one of the frontiers to data science programmes across the country. With a meticulously designed curriculum and highly proficient faculties in the field of data science, this programme is paving its way to cater the needs of the industry. Opportunity to take part in two 6 month-long internships and a summer internship adds merit to the programme and personally, it helped me to work on various technologies during my academic tenure. That said, I consider joining the data science programme to be one of the finest decisions of my life.

Sarath Jyotsna R
Data Engineer, PayPal, Chennai
M.Sc DS (2016-2021)

The opportunities for data science were just blooming and the word started making rounds when I joined MSc. Data Science. For someone who wanted to get into the field of engineering, this programme provided a larger exposure, and better opportunity to step into the world in terms of career building, apart from removing you from the rat race of the conventional engineering degree paths. A well-defined course structure with constant upgradation to keep up with the industrial requirements, a very like-minded, handpicked peer group and the two internship opportunities in well-known organizations provides a deep learning curve and the ability to face the real world in a much better way be it in academia or in the industries. The strong alumni network is another reason for the success of the course who provide us with insights on how the industry works on the go. I am glad to have been a part of this programme, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Saketharaman S
Senior Vice President, Goldman Sachs Services Pvt. Ltd.
M.Sc SE (2000-2005)

The fact that Goldman Sachs, one of the premier investment banks in the world, recruits only MSc (SE) students from PSG Tech speaks volumes about the course. Students get placed into top class companies literally during the 7th semester when they undertake their first internship. The fact that they have industry exposure even before they attend their first interview gives them that extra edge over the students of other courses. The course also offers classes in Accountancy that facilitate students a lot especially when they enter into the world of finance. The course focuses a lot on encouraging students to hone their Practical and Analytical skills unlike other courses which just offer theoretical knowledge. Anytime, I would prefer M.Sc Software Engineering in PSG over other courses.

Vaishali Surianarayanan
PhD Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara
M.Sc TCS (2014-2019)

The course created the right conceptual base for going into research or academia with ease. Many in my class were exposed to the latest research, collaborating with top institutes nationally and globally, opening us to a wide array of fields and opportunities. I can say beyond doubt that the alumni network is a core strength from day 1. Three years after graduating, I still stay connected and the department does a fine job in creating a culture of 'paying it forward'

Kiruthikaa K
Data scientist, Ding.com, Ireland
M.Sc SE (2009-2014)

The programme is packed with a lot of wide-range of courses that lay a strong foundation to stand out among others. I appreciate how approachable and positive our teachers were, motivating to work on my goals. The great balance between theory and practical work helped fit into the industry quickly.

Sudershan
Data Engineer, CISCO, Chennai
M.Sc DS (2016 - 2021)

M.Sc(Data Science) programme is a perfect mix of mathematical and programming concepts. Especially, the statistics courses were tailored into the syllabus to make the students industry ready. The two internships were testing arenas where we could transform the theoretical knowledge to gain practical experience. Thinking back, I am proud of the decision that I had chosen this course at the right time.

Nandhana D
Software Development Engineer, Amazon, Chennai
M.Sc TCS (2015-2020)

MSc Theoretical Computer Science program is a perfect combination of courses that lays a solid foundation to pursue a career in computer science. The department has a strong faculty team who ardently support us to pursue our interest even outside the curriculum, bringing out the best in us. I was fortunate to get opportunities to work in both academia and industry with the two internships. Working on real world problems and with world class researchers while in college is an experience unmatched. The department itself attracts interesting folks. I had great fun learning things together, working on projects, presentations and organizing events, it definitely was an all-rounded experience.

Padmanaban M
Walmart Global Tech India.
M.Sc SS (2017-2022)

Various aspects of the course that stood out to me was, The course is structured in a way that provides both the understanding of fundamental concepts in computer science and also introducing to the technologies driving the modern world. Apart from learning theoretical concepts, the project works as a part of lab components on various technologies, helped us to gain in depth knowledge about them. Doing a 6 months internship allowed us to identify our domain, strengths and weaknesses thereby helping me to prepare myself better for placements in that domain.

Sanjay Seetharaman
Doctoral Student, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
M.Sc TCS (2016-2021)

My decision to pursue research in TCS is the culmination of experiences in college, mainly through coursework, projects, and internships. The faculty were very supportive of my goals. Thanks to the environment created by everyone in the department, it was a good experience overall.

Ganga B
Associate Applications Developer, Oracle
M.Sc SS (2017-2022)

M.Sc. Software Systems is the perfect program for a software enthusiast. A regularly updated curriculum together with project works to enhance theoretical knowledge, a strong alumni network, and industry experience via internships make this course one of a kind. The faculties are always ready to help and motivate the students to pursue their field of interest. Overall, it has been a great learning experience for me.

Kavya Parthiban
Data Scientist, [24]7.ai
M.Sc DS (2015-2020)

To say that my time at PSG Tech was a great would be an understatement. Me along with all my peers unanimously agree that the college and AMCS department have played a large part in making us who we are today. I entered college as an uncertain biology student and with the help of the amazing faculty and alumni support I left as a transformed individual ready to take up a job as a Data Scientist at an MNC. If you have any second thoughts on whether this course is right for you, jump right in without inhibitions and I’m sure this is the best decision you would make!

Akhilesh Ramakrishnan
Member Technical, D. E. Shaw India, Hyderabad
M.Sc SS (2017-2022)

I feel lucky to have chosen M.Sc. Software Systems in PSG Tech. It was a unique experience in that it focused a lot on fundamental subjects while offering a wide range of electives. I appreciate all of the faculty members who were willing to assist at any moment. They played a critical part in any success I have achieved so far. I shall be thankful to them for providing me with a platform for practical learning and preparing me for a life in the corporate world.

Sandhya S
Software Engineer, Arcesium
M.Sc DS (2015-2020)

It is truly a blessing to be part of the Data Science course offered by AMCS department. The curriculum is well designed with proper assignments, course structure and also includes research paper writings. The faculties are very friendly, always ready to help and encourages to explore more. In addition to all the theoretical classes, the lab classes and projects done as part of each semester prepares us for the real world. Placement opportunities are great and the department helps to strengthen our knowledge by arranging various tech talks, hackathon and many other activities.

Nandhini C
Associate Software Engineer - ETL Developer, Caterpillar.Inc
M.Sc DS (2017-2022)

My time spent at the PSG tech campus is what I would call a holistic learning experience. My major (M.Sc Data Science integrated) helped me nurture a strong foundation in the field. The constant upgradation of the curriculum and the diverse elective courses offered, helped me to understand my specific areas of interest and equipped me with the skills required to further pursue my domain. The Data Science course exclusively offers a good grip on statistics, programming languages and in-depth data science concepts with prior mathematical courses. Our department provides excellent lab facilities that are available around the clock and persistently encourage students to explore the broad research spectrums in data science.

Benin Godfrey L
Research Assistant, IIT Hyderabad
M.Sc TCS (2017-2022)

MSc Theoretical Computer Science, true to its name, provides an exemplary foundation in every subdomain under computer science while maintaining a solid mathematical foundation. It allows each student to explore and specialize in their area of interest with a holistic approach. Additionally, the staff, facilities and laboratory classes further ameliorate the experience of every student passionate in CS. - Benin Godfrey L (17PT10)

Pradeep Kumar S
System Software Engineer, Nvidia Corporation, Bangalore
M.Sc TCS (2015-2020)

The Integrated Masters course is a great place to start a career in computer science and mathematics. The Department (AMCS) creates an environment where the student feels motivated and encourages them to explore beyond what is taught in the class. One of the best things about the program is the mandatory internships which provide the student with experience before taking on full-time work. I was fortunate to be surrounded by positive, hardworking and supportive people pushing me to my best.

G.Prathisha
Data Engineer, Noodle.ai, Bangalore
M.Sc TCS (2014-2019)

The five year integrated M.Sc Theoretical Computer Science program has a rich curriculum with a deep dive into its various courses. The courses are uniquely designed and industry centric which make us well equipped for our professional career. The research oriented syllabus and guidance from faculties help us in seamlessly exploring the R&D industry.The kind of exposure that I got from this program was immense and exceptional.This course has provided me with a wonderful platform to shape up a successful career in the industry.

Shruthi S
Data Scientist, 247.ai
M.Sc DS (2015-2020)

My heartfelt gratitude to the department of AMCS. The friendly environment, the systematic approach towards imparting education provided here made me a competent individual. Apart from academics, the department offers placement activities and various opportunities to build confidence, develop leadership skills and also enjoy our college days!

Asvika M
M.Sc CS (2020-2025)

Aiming high , competing more and solving new problems are the key takeaways of the department of AMCS . Pursuing Cyber Security is indeed a great experience with friendly seniors and encouraging faculties who motivate us to balance extra curriculars as well as academics and guide us to chase our dreams.

Mukil B
M.Sc CS (2020-2025)

I am grateful to the department of AMCS for instilling in me the passion and ambition to look forward to difficult challenges. Pursuing cybersecurity here at AMCS has been very exciting, thanks to the very supportive faculties and seniors who are always happy to help me.