Details of Admission Eligibility/ Procedure in MDS Program -2078
Eligibility for Admission -New Batch (2078)
The following is the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for the MDS program:
A minimum of 15 years’ formal education (12 years of schooling plus three years of graduation)
Must have secured a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or second division or 45% in Bachelor’s level with B Sc CSIT or equivalent, B Math Sc or equivalent, B Sc (Mathematics) or equivalent, B Sc (Statistics) or equivalent, B Sc/BA with Mathematics in the first 2 year, B Sc/BA with Statistics in the first 2 year, BE or equivalent, BIT or equivalent, BCA or equivalent, BIM (with one Mathematics and one Statistics) or equivalent, are eligible to appear in the entrance exam.
Total Fee (Batch 2078)
The total fee per student of MDS program will be Rs. 3,60,000/- for the whole two-year program except university semester examination fee. An additional Rs.15,000/- will be charged as Capstone Project/ Thesis processing fee at the starting of fourth semester. Each student shall pay all fees due for a semester at the beginning of the semester.
The details of fee structure will be provided in the admission time.
Intake Capacity and Scholarship
36 students (80% as regular students and 20 % allocated as the InclusiveQuota according to T.U. rule) .
Scholarship will be awarded to 10% students according to T.U. rule.
The candidates need to apply online by filling up the online application form by visiting www.tu.iost.edu.np
The application procedures are as follows:
a) The candidate should deposit an amount of Rs 1500/- as an application fee for entrance examination in the following account:
Account Name: T.U. School of Mathematical Sciences
Account Number: 04500106276401000001
Branch: Nepal Bank Limited Kirtipur
by submitting a voucher by filling Applicant’s Name and MDS program in it.
b) The candidate should fill up the other required fields in the application form without skipping any steps.
c) The candidate also needs to upload his/her color photograph.
- Online Submission of Application Form Open: BS.2078 / 01 / 09
- Online Submission of Application Form Close: BS 2078 /01 /28
- Late Submission (with double Fee): From 2078/ 01/ 29 to 2078/ 02/ 02
- Date of Written Exam: 8th Jestha 2078
The schedule for the entrance test and exam center will be notified later.
Entrance Exam – Selection Criteria
The selection of students will be based on the following three criteria:
Written Test – 70 %
Academic Qualifications – 15 %
Individual Presentation and Interview- 15 %
The written test will cover 70 % marks of the entrance examination. It has 100 multiple choice questions based on the Bachelor Level Curriculum to be completed within 2 hours. The test paper will have FIVE sections as follows:
|Test Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Section I: Mathematics||25 Questions||25*1 = 25 Marks|
|Section II: Statistics||25 Questions||25*1 = 25 Marks|
Section III: Computer Science and Information Technology
|25 Questions||25*1 = 25 Marks|
|Section IV: English||10 Questions||10*1 = 10 Marks|
|Section V: Logical Reasoning||15 Questions||15*1 = 15 Marks|
|Total||100 Questions||100 Marks|
NOTE: The total marks obtained by the candidates in written test out of 100 marks will be converted into 70 marks in the result of written test.
Note: Entrance Committee can adjust/ modify the marking rule for written test.
The total 15 marks for the academic qualifications are distributed as follows:
a) For 10+2 or equivalent:
Marks with 80 % and above) or grade A+
Marks with(65 –80) % or grade A, A- and B+
Marks with (50 –65)%or grade B and B-
Below 50 % or gradeC
b) For Bachelor Degree or equivalent:
Marks with 80% and above) or grade A+ and A
Marks with (65 –80) % or grade A and B+
Marks with (50 –65) % or grade B and B-
Below 50 % or grade C
Note: Entrance Committee can adjust / modify the marking rule for academic qualifications.
Individual Presentation and Interview
On the basis of the performance in written test, candidates will be short listed for presentation and interview. To qualify the students for the interview, the candidate must secure the cut-off marks ( 35 %).
1. Individual presentation : 5 Marks
Applicants should present their views and opinions on a given topic to the panel of judges for around 7 minutes.
2. Personal interview: 10 Marks
Personal interview measures applicants motivation, attitude and capability level to handle the pressure of the MDS program.The interview is conducted for around 10 minutes by a panel of experts by considering with the following points:
i) Body language and Politeness – 1 mark
ii) Dressing sense and Honesty – 1 marks
iii) Basic knowledge on Current affairs – 2 marks
iv) Knowledge about the Data Sciences and its tools – 3 marks v) Candidate’s Vision/ Future Plan – 2 marks
vi) Situational responses – 1 marks
Note: Entrance Committee can adjust/ modify the marking rule for presentation and interview.