Postgraduate programs for working professionals at IIIT Hyderabad

Are you working in Hyderabad and aspire to join a part-time postgraduate programme? You may fulfil your aspiration by joining a Post Graduate Student Status Programme (PGSSP) at IIIT Hyderabad that is exclusively meant for working professionals from Hyderabad. Find out the details of this programme.

About the Post Graduate Student Status Programme

IIIT Hyderabad or the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad is a private university in Telangana, India that offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Along with the regular programmes, the institute offers a few part-time postgraduate programs as well. The Post Graduate Student Status Programme (PGSSP) is one such part-time program, especially meant for working professionals from Hyderabad.

Admissions to the program are open twice a year, once during the spring semester and again during the monsoon semester. The courses for the spring semester begin from the first week of January and admissions for the same are done a month prior by the second week of December. For the monsoon session, the classes begin in the month of July and the admissions are done by June.

The main idea of the programme offered by IIIT Hyderabad is to provide opportunities to working professionals in acquiring new knowledge about subjects not previously explored by them, but could be beneficial for their career progression. Depending upon their need, the students have the flexibility to choose a maximum of two courses every semester. They can choose any course that the institute offers, be it a UG or PG course. The duration of the programme depends upon the number of courses chosen by the student. If need be, the students can also join a full-time programme and the courses already undertaken by them will count towards a formal degree. However, to be counted towards a formal degree, the courses chosen should be from the PG or UG senior level.

The classes are held twice or thrice a week within weekdays from Monday to Saturday. Attendance is compulsory for all the classes conducted. The detailed schedule for the classes is made available at the website of IIIT Hyderabad and candidates can refer to the same before registration. They may even contact the concerned course instructor and find about the requirements and expectations of the chosen course. All classes are held in person.

Eligibility criteria

For admission to the programme, the candidates should fulfil the following criteria.

  1. The candidate should be a resident of Hyderabad.
  2. As the classes will be conducted during office hours, the candidate should be in a position to obtain a No Objection Certificate from their employer.
  3. Those having a B.E./B.Tech., M.E./M.Tech, MCA or M.Sc. are only eligible to apply for the course.

For selected candidates, the No objection Certificate is to be submitted at the time of registration.

Admission procedure

Selection of the candidates will be based on their academic qualification and work experience. As is mentioned above, only graduates and postgraduates in the field of engineering, technology, computer application and science are eligible for the course. For applying for the programme, the candidates have to visit the application portal for postgraduate admissions at IIIT Hyderabad, where the link will be given as and when the application process is opened. Notifications with respect to the selections will be sent through the candidate's registered email address only.

Know more about IIT Hyderabad and admission procedures.

Fee details

Following is the fee structure for students taking admission to the PGSSP programme. All fees are to be paid at the time of registration itself.

Tuition fee: Rs 30,000/- per subject/course
Student status fee: Rs 30,000/- per semester
Caution deposit (refundable): Rs 10,000/-

Contact details

Phone: 040-66531250, 040-66531337
IIIT Hyderabad
Gachibowli, Hyderabad,
Telangana - 502032

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