Degree Programmes

Degree programmes offered

At VIT-AP, all programmes have been carefully crafted with a focus on curricular and co-curricular activities, industry requirements, and career. The emphasis is on autonomous learning in order to enable the students chart their own course.

This is achieved through a fully flexible credit system in which students can select courses, faculty, and timings to suit their interests and aspirations.

With regard to the curriculum content, experts from industry and academia help in its design and pedagogy to make it application oriented. Each programme is managed by experienced and caring faculty members who prepare the students for bright careers, higher studies and research. Moreover, as part of a unique mentoring scheme at the institute, a faculty member guides every student in his/her academic and extra-curricular activities.

     


The students at VIT-AP are part of a digitised campus with e-wallet, wifi, digital library, smart classrooms and much more. At present, VIT-AP offers the following programmes for students. The eligibility criteria and admission procedure will remain the same in all our VIT campuses.

About the programme:

The Computer Science and Engineering programme at VIT-AP is a unique blend of hardware and software, allowing students to gain knowledge about the concepts that enable many of today’s fundamental technologies, including Wireless Communication and the Internet of Things. The initial level courses provide students with a core foundation in programming, mathematical reasoning, physics and circuit design. The latter part blends fundamentals in computer science including software engineering, database management system, computer networks, operating systems and computer architecture with fundamentals in electrical engineering including digital logic design and embedded systems. Electives allow students to specialize in advanced fields.

In this program, you will gain hands-on experience in the theory and application of computing, as well as practical experience through Engineering Clinics, Capstone Project and Internship. Students pursuing computer science courses will acquire knowledge of design, implementation and management of information system of both hardware and software. You will, further, learn to use computing and information technology to help solve existing and potential real world problems that we face in business, science and society.

Programme Content:

Core :

Data Structures & Algorithms, Database Management Systems, Cloud Computing, Digital Logic Design, Micro Processors and Interfaces, Discrete Mathematical Structures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Operating System, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Internet & Web Programming, Web Services, Data warehousing and Data Mining, Software Testing, Mobile Application Development and Cloud Computing.

Electives :

Advanced Java Programming, Advanced DBMS, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Semantic Web Technologies, Parallel Programming, Basic Bioinformatics, Theory of Computation, Natural Language Processing, Real Time Systems, High Performance Computing, Linux Shell Scripting, Human Computer Interaction, Object oriented Analysis and Design, Agile Development Process, Open Source Software, Machine Learning, User Experience Design, ,Information and System Security, Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems and Soft Computing

Career Prospects:

Students can either opt for higher studies and carry out research or find a job after the successful completion of B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering.


In today’s world, a career in IT industry is considered to be one of the highest paid jobs. There are ample opportunities in the field of database management, data analytics, embedded systems, IOT, computer hardware & software implementation, computer hardware & software maintenance, gaming, web designing and other related industries.


They can work in various sectors including public and private sector as programmer, software developer, data analyst, software engineer, systems engineer, systems analyst, website designer, website developer, mobile application developer, etc.

About the programme:

Data Analytics is being widely used in all areas of science and engineering to enable organizations to make better decisions. This program is designed to provide core concepts of computing science and data analytics. It also provides engineering skills and problem-solving skills using computational aspects. The students will have an opportunity to learn principles, tools and techniques to model various real world problems, analyze them, and discover useful information. Further, they are encouraged to suggest solutions that support decision-making using suitable data visualization techniques. The prime focus of this program is to equip students with programming skills, statistical skills, mathematical reasoning, machine learning, knowledge discovery, communication and visualization skills. The department has highly qualified faculty, excellent laboratories and learning resources to achieve its objective. The programmes are designed to cater to the ever changing needs and demands of the industry. The focus is on holistic learning and on empowering students to make significant contributions at all levels. Programme content:

Core:

Data Structures & Algorithms, Programming for Data Analytics, Database systems, Object Oriented Programming, Digital Logic Design, Micro Processors and Interfaces, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Large Scale Information Storage and Retrieval, Internet & Web Programming, Cloud and Big Data, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Machine Learning, Soft Computing

Electives:

Distributed Computing, E-Governance, Multimedia Systems, Embedded Systems, Big Data Analytics, Advanced Java Programming, Advanced DBMS Sensor Networks, Enterprise Resource Planning, Internet of Things, Semantic Web technologies, Parallel Programming, Basic Bioinformatics, Theory of Computation, Natural Language Processing, Real Time Systems, High Performance Computing, Linux Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Object oriented Analysis and Design, Agile Development Process, Open Source Software, Software Design and Architecture, Data Science, Information and System Security, Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems, Mobile Application Development, Introduction Optimization, NoSQL databases, Web Services

Career Prospects:

Data Analyst experts are among the most sought-after professionals in IT sector, with demand for skilled technocrats in that field outpacing other IT jobs by a wide margin. The career scope includes jobs such as Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Data Architect, Data Analyst in both public and private sectors, financial services, retail/wholesale/e-commerce, IoT and healthcare industries.

About the programme:

The B. Tech. course in Computer Science and Engineering with Network Security specialization offered by VIT-AP is to cater to the demand for security aspects of computer network having critical business needs. The initial level courses provide students with a core foundation in programming, mathematical reasoning, physics and circuit design. The latter part blends fundamentals in computer science including secure coding, network security, introduction to cryptography, internet & web programming, web services, authentication and security models, principles of web application security. Apart from the core areas, electives allow students to specialize in advanced fields. Hence, the program focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of cyber security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security, vulnerability assessment, information security, and wireless devices security. The emphasis of the program is to nurture students with the knowledge and skills required to secure LAN/WAN, computers, detect and analyze attacks and threats, respond to attacks, develop security policies, procedures, and standards.

Programme Content:

Core :

Data Structures & Algorithms, Database systems, OOPs, Digital Logic Design, Micro Processors and Interfaces, Discrete Mathematical Structures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Operating System, Computer Networks, Secure Coding, Network Security, Introduction to Cryptography, Internet & Web Programming, Web Services, Authentication and security models, Principles of Web Application Security.

Electives :

E-Governance, Distributed Systems Security, Applied Cryptography, Security Engineering, Advanced Java Programming, Advanced DBMS, Sensor Networks, Enterprise Resource Planning, Internet of Things, Semantic Web technologies, Parallel Programming, Digital and Cyber Forensics, Theory of Computation, Mobile and Cellular Network Security, Privacy and Security in Online Social Media, High Performance Computing, Linux Administration, Network Protocol Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet Protocols, Open Source Software, Internet Security & Privacy, Information Theory and Coding, Cloud Computing, Information and System Security, Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems, Soft Computing

Career Prospects:

The demand for security specialists in the region is constantly growing. Security today involves many different challenges and professionals need a grasp of business and management issues, good interpersonal skills, and extensive knowledge of computing and networking technology. Students can either opt for higher studies or pursue a career in the domain after B.Tech.

A number of major corporations need people who have specific security skills. The job prospects include Firewall Specialist, Security Engineer, Forensics Specialist, Wireless Security Expert, Network Engineer.

About the programme:

The objective of this program is to learn the concepts of electronics to facilitate communication. It emphasizes the design of hardware systems as well as communication systems. Our curriculum is designed to develop applications in major areas such as telecommunications, control systems, and electronics sectors. The students learn concepts of Applied Electromagnetics, Electromagnetics, CMOS VLSI circuit design, Digital system design with FPGAs, Embedded System Design, Signals and Systems, Digital Communication, Optical Communication and Networks etc. The students have an opportunity to select electives based on their areas of interest such as Microwave Engineering, Industrial Electronics, Robotics, Image Processing, Nanotechnology and applications, MEMS and Applications etc.

Programme Content:

Core :

Applied Electromagnetics, Transmission Lines and wave guides, Antennas and wave propagation, Analog devices and circuit design, CMOS VLSI circuit design, Digital system design with FPGAs, Embedded System Design, Analog Modulation techniques, Signals and Systems, Probability and stochastic processes, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communication, Optical Communication and Networks, Measurements and Transducers, Digital Image Processing, Real Time Data Acquisition Systems, Mobile communications and networks.

Electives :

Microwave Engineering, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks , Advanced Digital System Architecture Design, Reconfigurable System Design, Advanced Digital signal processing, RF circuit design, Analog mixed signal design, Digital video processing, Radar Engineering, Information Theory and Coding, Opto Electronics, Nanotechnology and applications, MEMS and Applications, Satellite Communication, Automotive electronics, Speech signal Processing, Computer networks, Automatic Control Systems, Circuits and systems for Image Processing, Industrial Electronics, Robotics

Career prospects:

As per the trend in the core industry now, the student would be well equipped with the necessary skills required in CMOS, VLSI, Embedded Systems, Antennas, MEMS, Robotics, Analog and Digital Circuit Design and all kinds of Communications fields which varies from wireless, mobile, satellite , Radar and latest technologies like 5G.

About the programme:

The objective of the undergraduate program B.Tech ECE (Specialization in VLSI) is to provide a versatile education VLSI circuits and systems .The program emphasizes the key aspects of hardware design and development for VLSI applications. The prime focus is laid on the areas like VLSI system design, RF circuit design, ASIC design, FPGA based systems design and SOC based design and verification. The VLSI discipline is for design and verification of electronics systems and circuits and its applications are found in areas like signal processing, image processing, networks and communication applications.

Career Prospects:

Placement in leading core companies like IBM, Texas Instruments, NXP, Wipro, GE, Motorola, Honeywell, HCL Technologies, Tata Elxsi, RBEI, TATA, DELPHI etc. All R & D organizations involving VLSI Systems Design and Developments.

About the programme:

The objective of the undergraduate program B.Tech ECE (with Specialization in Embedded Systems ) is to provide a versatile education in embedded systems. The program emphasizes the key aspects of both hardware and software design and development for real time applications. The prime focus is laid on the niche areas like, Embedded Controllers , Real Time Operating Systems, Automotive Electronics and In-Vehicle Networking , Internet of Things (IoT) , Agriculture and Health Care. The embedded discipline is an intersection of computer science and electrical engineering and its applications are found in sectors like automotive industry, avionics, consumer electronics, medical devices and defense.

Career Prospects:

Placement in leading core companies like Texas Instruments, NXP, Wipro, GE, Motorola, Honeywell, HCL Technologies, Tata Elxsi, RBEI, TATA, DELPHI etc. All R & D organizations involving Embedded Systems Design and Developments.

About the programme:

The undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering has a strong focus over the design of mechanical systems and hands-on experience. The programme includes in-depth study of thermal, design, manufacturing and automation courses at core curriculum level to design the systems relevant for industries. In addition to the theoretical and laboratory based curriculum, students have to complete engineering clinics courses and a capstone project. The students have to complete a co-op in the industry for one semester. This degree programme provides a strong foundation in mechanical engineering discipline, development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Besides the technical skills, the academic programmes also sharpen communication, writing and problem solving skills.

The department has state of the art facilities in the Thermal Engineering Systems Laboratory, Fluid Lab, Materials Engineering Lab, Manufacturing Process Lab, Workshop, Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab, Strength of Materials Lab, Engines Lab, Robotic Laboratory, Heat Transfer Laboratory.

Programme content:

Core: The core courses include the courses in the area of thermal, manufacturing, design, measurements, materials, robotics and automation.

Electives: There are various elective courses offered in the area of thermal, manufacturing, design, materials and industrial engineering.

Career prospects: The undergraduate mechanical engineers have a huge employment opportunities in the automobile, manufacturing, instrumentation and mechanical engineering design oriented industries.

About the programme:

M.Tech Software Engineering is offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of IT industry in the areas of software engineering design and implementation. Our Software Engineering program goes beyond teaching simple programming, and instead focuses on modern software engineering principles, tools, and analysis techniques for the design of large and complex software systems. The initial level courses provide students with a core foundation in programming, mathematical reasoning, physics and circuit design. The later part blends fundamentals in IT programming including software engineering, database management system, computer networks, operating systems and storage technologies, IoT, and cloud computing. Electives allow students to specialize in advanced fields such as database administration, network administration, big data, team management software, software professional management etc.


Students gain hands-on experience in the theory and application of software programming, as well as practical experience through Engineering Clinics, Capstone Project and Internship.

Students can also gain work experience while pursuing the program through the co-operative education or the industrial applications internship option. Students in the internship option are both full-time students and paid employees of the industrial partner. While working with professional developers at various industries, they are familiarised with fundamentals of the software and computer programming and its applications to solve real problems for customers. Graduates in the program will be exceptionally well-placed for a career in India’s top software-development companies.

Career prospects:

There is no dearth of opportunities for qualified professionals in the industry, both in India and abroad. Most IT companies practice and implement software development life cycles, which feature Product Design, Product Development, Product Implementation and Product Support.
Roles you could be hired for include software analyst, software testing managers, software quality managers, architect, research engineer or managerial roles such as team leader or technology officer.

About the Programme:

VIT-AP supports a large number of students at the PhD level to carry out scientific and systematic research for pertinent information in diverse areas of engineering, science and humanities.

Categories

a. Internal full-time Candidates: A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D degree on full time (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before due dates to be announced normally once every year.

b. Internal part-time candidates: All the staff members of the institute having the requisite minimum qualifications can work on a part time basis for Ph.D degree. They should apply in the prescribed form on or before the dates to be announced normally once every year.

c. External part-time candidates: Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R & D organisations, National laboratories and Industries having R & D facilities recognized by DSIR, with requisite minimum qualifications can work on part time basis for Ph.D degree but they should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified dates, to be announced normally once every year.

Eligibility

a. Ph.D. in Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Business Administration with a first class or a minimum 60% marks (CGPA 6.5 on a 10 – point scale) or equivalent like M.Sc (Engineering) / M.S. by Research.

b. Ph.D. in Sciences / Humanities / Languages: Master’s degree with a minimum 60% in Sciences / Humanities / Social Sciences Master’s degree with a minimum 55% in Languages.

Procedure

The course will open a range of opportunities and interesting job profiles such as

a. Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading news papers / local announcement for all categories of candidates mentioned in section 2.

b. Doctoral and M.Phil. candidates should take VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Examination) choosing a field of their specialization. Candidates for Integrated PhD and M.Tech. by Research programmes should take VITMEE (VIT Masters’ Entrance Examination) in the field of specialization.

c. Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview to be conducted at the campus where the admission is sought.

d. Final Selection will be based on the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s performance in the previous university examinations at Master’s level and the performance in the written test, research output and / the performance in personal interview.

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