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This post is meant for all the aspirants who'd like to know more
about the MSc. Courses at BITS
Pilani(Pilani , Goa , Hyderabad Campuses) and the Dual Degree
Q.1) What are these MSc. Courses?
A.1) MSc. Courses are Science-based courses , similar to that offerred in other Institutions.
In BITS they are of 2 types :
1)MSc.(Hons) in P, C, M, Eco, Bio
2)MSc.(Tech) in Information Systems, Finance, Gen. Stu, Engg Tech
Q.2) What is this Dual Degree Scheme?
A.2) All MSc. (Hons) (and not Tech) will get an assured BE Degree , alloted to them at the end of the 1st year, based on their CGPA for 1st year.
Q.3) Is it tough to get a good dual?
A.3) Not at all.For a CS or EEE, you need an above average CGPA, while Mech./Chem/Civil can be got at lower CGPAs too.But you will get some BE Dual assured.
Q.4) So what Degrees do I pass out with?
A.4) You get a BE and an Integrated Msc and you spend 5 years.Integ MSc. basically is BSc + MSc combined, and it can be done by a 12th pass student. Time duration for it is 4 yrs (without a Dual).
Q.5) So, you basically waste another year?
A.5) Thats a bad way of saying it.
You get another degree from BITS, and you get 2 Practice Schools(i.e. 1 year). So basically you spend that extra year working. This is imp for PS2 Placements.
And that MSc. does help when applying abroad.
Q.6) Then why are the cutoffs low?
A.6) Because most people are uninformed and don't have a clue about the Dual Degree Scheme. But then again, no other institute in India offers this, so such flexibilities are rare in India.
I think aspirants and their advisors(parents , friends etc.) are to be blamed for this.THERE IS NO â€œSHAMEâ€ INVOLVED IN TAKING AN MSc. AND A B.E. DUAL .THOSE WHO THINK THIS WAY ARE FOOLS.
Q.7) Do you get separate Degrees?
A.7) Yes, they are absolutely separate.
Q.8) What other such schemes are there at BITS?
A.8) Based on your 1st Year CGPA,
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