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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Great Opportunity for 2013 and 2014 batch Freshers.. IIIT Bangalore is offering PGDSD program for Free of cost... With a Stipend of 7000 PM

IIIT Bangalore, supported by Infosys Foundation has announced a post graduate Diploma in Software Development ( PGDSD ) program. This program is for 9 months and is meant only for BE or equivalent passed out in 2013 and 2014 .

The Entire Program is completely FREE.

During Training / Program, they will be paid a Stipend of 7000 PM for their expenses.

Once the program gets over, they will be given best placement opportunity from different MNCs.

Eligibility :

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Computer Science or information technology or Electronics and Communication engineering or information systems or similar disciplines at least 60% marks in every semester of the undergraduate study from any of the recognized universities in India. The year of graduation cannot be earlier than 2013.

Applicants must also have secured at least 60% in Class X and Class XII examinations in school.

Applicants should not have more than two fail grade during the entire course.

Applicants must provide documented proof of hailing from socially disadvantaged section of society (SC/ST and OBC) or economically weaker section of society ( irrespective of the caste or religion they belong to) as indicated by parents’ annual income (gross annual income of parents not higher than Rs. 2.5  lakhs). 

Last Date to Register : 23rd January 2015

Start of Batch : 05th February 2015

To Register : Click Here

Admissions Process

Applicants are required to apply online at The last date for submitting complete application form and documents is 23 January 2015.

Admissions to applicants will be offered on the basis of candidates’ performance in school examination, engineering degree, gate score (if any) and parents’ gross annual income and nature of socially disadvantaged background. Candidates selected will be informed of admission offer through an email by 26 January 2015.

Candidates who are offered admission must confirm that they accept the admission through an email send to latest by 5 PM on 29 January 2015. If a confirmation is not received by the deadline, the offer shall stand withdrawn; and a candidate in the waiting list may be offered immediately after the deadline.

Candidates who accept the offer for admission and fail to appear for formal admission and registration along with all original certificates and documentation on 5 February 2015 at the IIITB Campus in Electronics City, Bangalore would forfeit admission.

Facilities Offered to Admitted Students

The PGDSD programme is designed to enable candidates from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society to experience high-quality education and training from IIITB, a leading and renowned institution, through its collaboration with Infosys Foundation. Several facilities are offered to the admitted students for the duration of the programme. These are:

1.    Free High Quality Education: The admission and tuition fees that IIITB usually charges for all its degree and extension education programs will be waived completely for the students. Thus the students will receive high-quality education at IIITB completely free. 

2.    Stipend: In addition to free high quality education at IIITB, the admitted students will receive Rs. 7,000/= (Rupees Seven Thousand only) as stipend every month for a period of 9 months, the entire duration of the programme. This stipend is primarily provided to take care of living expenses during the programme at Bangalore.

No accommodation is provided and students would have to make their own arrangements for stay at Bangalore for the duration of the programme. The institute, if requested, may help in finding accommodation close to the institute. 

3.   Food & Refreshment: Students will be provided refreshment (tea) free of cost once in the forenoon and once in the afternoon on all working days during the programme. Lunch will also be served free of cost on all working days. 

4.     Laptop and Development Tools: A laptop will be made available to each student for the duration of the programme, along with the necessary learning and development tools. It is expected that the student takes good care of the equipment loaned to him for the duration of the programme and return back to IIITB in good, working condition at the end of the programme. 

5.    Learning, Practice & Assessment Resources: To support strong “learn by doing” methodologies, practice and assessment, students will be provided unlimited access to a high-quality learning, practice and assessment resources portal at no cost to the student as a part of the programme. 

6.    Internet: All students will be provided access to the high-speed Internet facilities on the IIITB campus through wired Internet in classes/labs and also WiFi. 

7.       Library Facilities: Students will be provided access to the Infosys Library of IIITB for borrowing books, reference material as well as for reading in the library. 

8.       Stationery: Students will be provided required stationery free of cost during the programme. 

9.    Additional Competency Development Workshops: Apart from the structured curriculum of the PGDSD programme, students will have access to additional competency development workshops on getting prepared for placement preparation activities. These services are also offered free to all students. 

10.   Placement Services:  The programme focuses on competency development in students. IIITB firmly believes that students who develop strong competencies would receive placement offers from companies simply on the basis of their competencies. Placement services will be offered to all students who fulfill the minimum requirements for completing PGDSD. Opportunities for placement will be created through campus interviews as well as off-campus events. No additional fee will be charged to the students.

The main idea of offering a range of free facilities to the students is to enable the students to focus on learning, practice and development of competencies without any distractions.

Summary of PGDSD Programme Curriculum

The PGDSD programme is structured into 3 quarters, each of 3 months duration. Students will have to do the various courses offered in each of the 3 quarters.  The course in general spans across the following disciplines of software development:  

Problem solving concepts
System concepts (database, operating system, networking, etc.)
Software engineering
Application development
A detailed curriculum document will be available in the website shortly. 


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