Study 8 Months online with IIITB and upGrad, 12 Months at Clark University, US
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There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:
Fill out an application form online
Our admissions committee will review your test score & profile. Upon qualifying, an offer letter will be sent to you confirming your admission.
Block your seat with a payment of INR 25,000 to enrol on the programme. Begin with your Prep course and start your Information Technology journey!
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The MS in Information Technology is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12 months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into Information Technology careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIITB and Master degree from Clark University, US.
You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled data science professional at par with leading industry standards. On completion of programme, you will have option to apply for OPT in US as well as get support from Clark University Career Services to build career in US.
The programme is designed for professionals with limited Information Technology experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The programme covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection and principal component analysis.
The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will be in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty.
Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and a MS in Information Technology from Clark University, US
No, the programme is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.
At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in the US is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.
Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.
If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to IT this program is meant for you.
You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort.
upGrad, IIIT B, Clark University US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualising and creating this programme to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in InformationTechnology. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this programme also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Project Managers.
For entry into Clark University, US students have to successfully complete IIIT Bangalore programme with minimum of 3 GPA. upGrad will apply on your behalf once you complete IIIT Bangalore programme and support you in securing an offer letter from Clark University, US. upGrad will also provide guidance on paying fees to University and visa application.
To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:
• Applicants with 4 year bachelor’s degree need to have minimum 66% marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 6
• Applicants with 3 year bachelor’s degree need to have minimum 60% marks. Maximum backlogs(ATKTs) accepted will be 4.
• A 4-year Undergraduate degree is preferred. However, if a learner has completed 3 years of Undergraduate, then the awarding University must be NAAC A or A+ (in the year 2019/2020/2021) and preferably from a Science background i.e. BCA/B.Sc/BIT. If an applicant is coming from any other stream (Business, Humanities etc) the applicant needs to have substantial work experience in relevant area.
•An aggregate score of 3.0 CGPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course .
•TOEFL (ETS code 5969): 85 overall, recommended sub-score minimum of 20, or IELTS: 6.5 overall, recommended sub-score minimum of 6, or Duolingo: 120, recommended sub-score minimum of 100, or PTE: 53 (No band less than 50)
In a world where data is king, professionals with data science, management, analytical skills are in high demand. To help aspirants become data professionals, upGrad Abroad in collaboration with Clark University and International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB) is offering a UA Accelerator Program MS in InformationTechnology. The 20 Months program will help in significant cost-savings, award dual accreditations from IIITB and Clark University, and provide up to 3-year of OPT (post-study work visa).
Although there are a limited number of part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, the income from these jobs is only sufficient to provide “pocket money”; you will not earn enough income to pay for a significant portion of your educational expenses. The U.S. government prohibits international students from working outside the University.
Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.
Clark University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. First intake of the year will be Jan (winter) intake and the second intake of the year will be August (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Clark University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Clark University in the nearest intake which is atleast 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program.
upGrad will apply for you in Clark University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Clark University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to Clark University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of a batch to accelerate this process.
0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.
1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.
3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.
4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.
5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.
6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.
7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.
8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000
9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.
10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.
11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.
Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000
Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”)