Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

Based on the NEP 2020 guidelines, the eMasters program has been specially designed by IIIT Hyderabad for working professionals. The eMasters program is an extension of regular programs offered at IIIT Hyderabad and are comparable to the regular programs both in terms of unit/credit requirements as well as academic rigour. In addition, it capitalises and further builds on practical experience of students through a high degree of integration. This results in upgradation of knowledge, upskilling and productivity increase.

Unlike regular M.Tech programs, the eMasters combines self-paced learning and weekend-only LIVE tutorials coupled with weekly assignments and a capstone project. eMasters is completely course-based with no thesis requirement.

Yes, IIIT Hyderabad’s eMasters is approved by its Academic Council.

IIIT Hyderabad is recognized as one of India’s top premier research-based educational institutions, home to the country’s largest CS Research Group. It has emerged as a leader in deeptech education and has designed strong programs in various areas, emphasizing technology and applied research for industry and society. Several world-renowned centers of excellence are part of IIIT-H’s research portfolio. It has established various joint collaboration and co-innovation models with an industry outreach spanning significant national and multinational companies. For more information, please visit

No, you need not quit the job to pursue the IIIT-H eMasters program. This is an executive-friendly program where you can pursue learning without affecting your work life. Participants will be provided with pre-recorded sessions which they can watch at their own pace. There will be weekend-only LIVE tutorials with the faculty and lab hours with teaching assistants dedicated to doubt-solving and working on projects. They are critical, so they are arranged during the weekend to ensure it does not impact your weekday work schedule.

  • No Gate Score: Selection is based on academic and professional background.
  • Executive Friendly: Weekend-only LIVE interactive sessions coupled with self-paced learning through best-in-class instructional materials.
  • Credit Transfer: Limited number of credits provided in the eMasters program are transferable if you want to pursue regular M.Tech programs from IIIT Hyderabad.

The program is ideal for professionals interested in building tech expertise and enhancing their careers. Applicants must have:

  • Minimum 1 year of work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree (4 years program) or a Masters Degree with at least 50% marks or 5/10 CGPA
  • Bachelor’s Degree (3-year program) with at least 50% marks or 5/10 CGPA may be considered based on relevant experience

The program will be taught by instructors who are faculty at IIIT Hyderabad. Meet your future instructors here.

Students can avail their credentials within six years of registering for the program.

However, the program is designed for students to complete it in two years or less.

Unit 1

  • Math for Computer Science - I
    (Discrete Math, Basic probability, Matrices)
  • Principles of Computation and Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

Unit 2

  • Computer Systems - I
  • Computer Systems - II
  • Math for Computer Science - II
    (Linear Algebra, Probability)

Unit 3

  • Algorithm Design Data Structures and Analysis
  • Database Management Systems
  • Principles of Software Engineering

Unit 4

  • Computer Science for Data
  • Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning
  • Capstone/ Advanced Topics
  • Get an eMasters from IIIT Hyderabad
  • Learn from world-class faculty at IIIT Hyderabad
  • Develop practical skills in software development and latest AI tools
  • Get insights on Emerging Technologies

Yes, IIIT-H will award the eMasters certificate to all the participants who have successfully completed the program requirements.

Eligibility and Admission Process

Applicants will need

  • Minimum 1 year of work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree (4 years program) or a Masters Degree with at least 50% marks or 5/10 CGPA
  • Bachelor’s Degree (3 years program) with at least 50% marks or 5/10 CGPA may be considered based on relevant experience

Shortlisting of candidates will be based on certain minimum criteria covering their overall academic performance and professional experience. This may be followed by an interview if needed, which will be conducted by the program coordinators.

Program Delivery, Schedule and Evaluation

The curriculum has been designed by the distinguished faculty at IIIT Hyderabad.

Each module will consist of synchronous and asynchronous learning components. Asynchronous learning, including recorded videos, reading material etc., will be shared during the weekdays, whereas synchronous learning (tutorials, lab hours) via LIVE interactive sessions will be conducted during the weekends. The tutorials will be conducted by the instructor or associate instructor of the module.

The IIIT-H eMasters program will be delivered on, a state-of-the-art digital learning platform powered by TalentSprint., highly rated for its user experience, is a direct-to-device platform that works seamlessly on any internet-connected device and provides a single-sign-on experience for all your learning needs, including recorded videos, reading material, LIVE interactive sessions, assignments, quizzes, discussion forums, virtual lounges and more.

You will need the following infrastructure to access the LMS platform:

  • Device: A Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone with camera and mic.
  • Internet: A regular broadband/wifi connection or a mobile 4G connection.
  • Note: Proctored online assessments can be taken only on a Desktop/Laptop with a web camera and mic. They can not be taken on tablets or smartphones.

Students will be evaluated through the assignments and final exam.

components No Unit weight Total weight Minimum marks required
Final exam 6 10 60 60%
Assignment 1 40 40 60%

All live interactive sessions will be held during the weekends. The exact schedule for the live interactive sessions for each module will be announced closer to the start of the module.

Attendance is not mandatory for any of the sessions. Students can access and learn from archived material whenever they wish.

In case you miss a session, you will have access to view the recorded video of the session.

The final exams will be proctored online.

The grading scheme is as follows:

Marks range Grade Category
[85-100] P* Completed with Distinction
[60-85] p Completed
[0-60] I Incomplete

Campus Visit

The campus visit is an optional component of this program. Students will get an opportunity to meet some of the program faculty and interact amongst themselves.

The campus visit fee will be based on actuals.

Participants can make additional visits subject to confirmation from the program faculty members on a purpose of the visit.

Program Fee

The application fee for eMasters is ₹2,000 (to be paid during application submission).

Yes, you will get receipts for all the payments made towards the eMasters program. Please note that the payment process is powered by IIIT Hyderabad’s edTech partner,

You will have to pay the registration fee within 1 week of selection to block your seat in the eMasters program. The balance fee can be paid as per the installment schedule available on the program page.

Yes, education loans are available through NBFCs such as Liquiloan, and Eduvanz. For more details, please write to us

No, the application/registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please refer to the detailed fee schedule on the program page or write to us at