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NIIT signs MoU with University of Missouri to offer 5-year programme

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

NIIT University (NU) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s (UKMC) School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) to offer a five-year programme offering B.Tech degree from NU and Master’s of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) from SCE.

The two institutions will also carry out research activities through student and faculty exchange in the area of computer science and computer engineering.

Students undertaking the course will be required to complete 3.5 years at NU and 1.5 years at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering. Candidates will be admitted to UMKC’s SCE graduate programme based on IELTS score of 6.5/9.0 or higher, or an IBT score of 79/120.

Course grade of 70 per cent or higher in each completed course at NU (3.0/4.0 GPA – the US scale) is also mandatory. Successful candidates should complete all the necessary requirements for the NU B.Tech degree and the UMKC MSCS degree.

Full admission in the programme will be dependent on the student’s performance in semester 8 at UMKC. A GPA of 3.0/4.0 in all courses at UMKC is required to be scored by students.

UMKC has graded NU B.Tech at par with their undergraduate programme. Hence no GRE will be required from students who have met all the undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements throughout the programme.

The US-based university has also offered scholarships to all NU students admitted to UMKC programme. The fee will be approximately 40 per cent lesser than the fee charged to any international student. There is also a support for teaching assistantship.

Incepted in 2009 in Neemrana, Rajasthan, NIIT University currently offers 4-year B.Tech programme in three streams: Biotechnology (BT), Computer Science Engineering (CSE), and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE).

It also offers M.Tech Programmes in Educational Technology & Geographic Information Systems; and PhD programmes in Bio-Technology, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Educational Technology, and Humanities & Social sciences & Management.

Published on July 15, 2014

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