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6th July 2018, 08:45 AM
Re: IIIT Bangalore Electronic City

Can you provide me the Curriculum Structure of the Master of Science (Digital Society) offered by International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore?
6th July 2018, 08:45 AM
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Re: IIIT Bangalore Electronic City

Master of Science (Digital Society) offered by International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore is a unique interdisciplinary post-graduate programme at the intersection of information technology and social sciences for students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds

Master of Science (Digital Society)

Curriculum Structure

A two week programme orientation on Technical and Social Science Foundations: This consists of a series of sessions, including lectures, readings, and audio-visual media to expose students to the foundational logic of the programme and its interdisciplinary underpinnings.

Core Courses and Electives:
Specifically designed for a heterogeneous student group to learn about and address various challenges of the digital society, including:
Developing, deploying and managing large-scale digital systems;
Designing interfaces for diverse populations;
Socio-historical aspects of the digital;
Policy and regulatory issues in the contemporary digital society;
Quantitative and qualitative research methods, tools, and techniques, to examine user needs and outcomes, and to evaluate the impact of ICTs;
Technologies such as cloud or mobile platforms, data analytics, social media, human-computer interaction, and spatial-information systems;
Domain-specific understanding of the technology-society interface, including issues pertaining to education, governance, gender, identity, poverty, and public health.

Project-based learning:
This involves small-group projects to address challenges of the digital society by applying learning from the courses.

In the final term, one need to either:
(a) Work on a Master thesis to hone their research skills;
(b) Undertake an internship to further sharpen their professional skills by applying the learning from courses undertaken during the previous terms this could involve working on a project within their parent organizations.

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