M.Sc (Data Science) : 2019-2020

Faculty Centre for Computer Science Applications and Research

  • Industry-Institute-based five year integrated M.Sc (Computer Science Applications) programme was introduced in the year 2014.
  • This programme is designed to enable Diploma students of Computer Engineering stream undergo their internship with a stipend in software companies and pursue the course simultaneously.
  • In the past 5 years, 100% placements have been provided to students as part of this partnership with the following software companies:
    • Valuesoft solutions pvt Ltd, Bangalore.
    • DCrew Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd, Chennai
    • Easy Design Systems, Coimbatore
    • AES Technologies Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore
    • One Empower technologies pvt Ltd, Coimbatore.
    • 365 Media Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore


New Initiative – M.Sc (Data Science) in collaboration with Cognizant

The modern world is witnessing a technology revolution due to voluminous flow of data and veracity of data.  As such, there is a dire need to launch new transformational PG programme on futuristic technologies. The M.Sc (Data Science) programme which is being conducted in collaboration with Cognizant.


About Cognizant


Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com.


Benefits for students:

  • Industrial environment provided to students in the institute itself.
  • Real-time industrial project experience while learning.
  • Prospective placement opportunities.


Duration and Student Intake

  • Two-year PG programmes; only 30 students will be admitted for each PG programme. Hostel facilities are available.


  • For M.Sc (Data Science): Students with B.Sc (Computer Science, Information Technology, Maths/Physics/Statistics/Electronics), BCA, BE (Any Stream with Maths & Computer Science subjects)

Uniqueness of this model:

  • Curriculum design of programmes framed by senior management experts of Cognizant along with academic experts of institution
  • Every semester comprises of eight weeks of theory and practical classes conducted by academic experts
  • Further, in every semester, twelve weeks will be exclusively allotted for project execution under the guidance of Cognizant industry experts.
  • Project/Internship Certificate will be provided by Cognizant on successful completion.
  • Degree Certificate will be awarded by RKMVERI

Faculty Details:

  1. Dr.R.Sridhar, M.Sc., M.C.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., CCNA,
    Professor & Head,
    Area of Specialization : Mathematical Modeling, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Networking, Visual Programming, IoT
  2. Dr. R. Nirmalkumar, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET.,
    Assistant Professor
    Area of Specialization : Differential Equations, Control Theory
  3. Dr.M.Chandran, M.C.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET.,
    Assistant Professor
    Area of Specialization : Software Engineering, JAVA, Mobile Computing
  4. Dr.M.Jaikumar, M.C.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor
    Area of Specialization : Software Engineering, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis
  5. D.Raja, B.Sc (Maths)., M.C.A., M.Phil.,
    Adjunct Faculty
    Area of Specialization : Enterprise solutions, Performance tuning & Optimization, Architecture Consulting, Framework Design & Development
  6. V.Dineshkumar, M.Sc., M.Phil.,
    Assistant Professor
    Area of Specialization : Data Mining, IoT, DBMS, Open Source technologies