Master of Science With Emerging Specializations and Honous/Major: A Case of IT & Computing Fields in Indian Private Universities

12 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2018

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Prantosh Paul

Raiganj University

P. S. Aithal

Srinivas University

K. S. Shivraj

KL University

Date Written: March 12, 2018


Technology is changing day by day with rapid development in many areas of Science and Technology. Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) worldwide developed and creating many new emerging concepts, fields and study. Computing and Information Technology related fields in recent past developed in rapid speed. There are many organizations, institutions, establishments, and sectors purely and partially depend on computing and allied tools and technologies; and as a result, the field of computing and IT has been changed radically in the different context. The growing requirement of information in diverse areas lead several branches for its nurturing and among these Computing and Information Technology are most important and valuable. Initially, the branch in this field was called as Computer Science but gradually the importance and uses of information have resulted in several other allied branches concentrated on information. Apart from core areas, several new areas of Information Technologies have been developed in recent past; among these few important are Networking Technologies, Web Technologies, Database Technologies, Multimedia Technologies etc. In India, Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) developed rapidly after 1980’s and most significantly in last decade. The private player plays a lead role in this respect in terms of producing skilled manpower. Private universities are the latest example of higher educational institutions in this regard. The branches of Computing and Information Technology have been changed a lot with the hands of private universities. The educational models and programs in IT and Computing fields have been changed rapidly in last few years by the initiatives undertaken by the private universities. This work is a primary study designed to show the educational systems in India emphasizing emerging programs in IT and Computing in Private Universities in India. The Concept of Major and Concentration of a specific subject previously was important only in Bachelor’s degrees but in recent past Masters degrees are also available with such specializations and concentration with the efforts of private universities in India. The paper is fully dedicated to show such affairs briefly.

Keywords: Private Universities, India, Development, Skilled Manpower, MSc, Honors, Specializations, Research Degrees

Suggested Citation

Paul, Prantosh and Aithal, P. S. and Shivraj, K. S., Master of Science With Emerging Specializations and Honous/Major: A Case of IT & Computing Fields in Indian Private Universities (March 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Prantosh Paul

Raiganj University ( email )

Yogesh Bhawan; S/O Santi Ranjan Biswas; Ashok Pall
Near Asha Cinema Hall; P.O.+ P.S. Raiganj
Raiganj, West Bengal 733134

P. S. Aithal (Contact Author)

Srinivas University ( email )

Srinivas Campus
Mangalore, Mangalore 575001
9343348392 (Phone)


K. S. Shivraj

KL University

Vaddeswaram, Guntur District
Andhra Pradesh

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