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Two Year M.Sc. Degree in Data Science

Madras School of Economics offers the two-year (4 semester) M.Sc. degree in Data Science, Awarded by the Madras School of Economics under its degree granting power as per MSE Act 2020.

This program meets the current need to train students in techniques related to analyzing large amounts of data being generated at a rapid pace. The skills and tools that will be learnt in this course will be valuable in pursuing interdisciplinary work. The course will be attractive to people from various disciplines including Economics, Finance, Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Medicine etc., who want to learn analytical techniques to formulate problems and gain valuable insights from data.

The M.Sc. degree in Data Science, will offer several cutting edge subjects from Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security etc., and will equip students with both practical and theoretical knowledge to make sense of large amounts of heterogeneous data in a multi computer environment. This will prepare students for pursuing higher studies, research or work in reputed companies both in India and abroad.

M.Sc. in Data Science– Notification

Application Procedure for M.Sc. in Data Science

Admission Notice 2024
Online Application
Program Brochure 2024
Entrance Test Pattern 2024
Entrance Test Sample Questions
Entrance Test Information Handout
FAQ' about Data Science program
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MSE courses are recognized as advanced courses by academic circles and the market. Campus recruitment takes place in the 3rd semester by various leading businesses and other institutions. Our students have been recruited by leading organizations like HSBC, Nathan Associates, IFMR, Citigroup Global Services (CGSL), Hewlett Packard, Symphony, Mu Sigma, Infosys BPO and Genpact.


a) Undergraduate degree in social sciences (including commerce & management), sciences, or engineering (including those who are appearing for their final year exams in the AY 2024).
b) The eligible candidates must secure at under-graduation level: 55% for General category;
50% for OBC – Non Creamy Layer; 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

c) The eligible candidates should not have completed 25 years as on 1st July 2024.
d) The candidates should have studied mathematics at plus two level, or its equivalent – which includes, pass certificate from National Institute of Open Schooling for mathematics at Senior Secondary level, or completion of mathematical economics course(s) at under-graduate level.

Number of Seats

The intake under M.Sc. in Data Science Program will be 47, including 35% quota for the resident students of Tamil Nadu.

Application and Basis of Selection

Admission will be based on entrance test at designated centres in India, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria. In case of tie in entrance test marks, merit ranking will be based on percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination, and age.