The NIIT University (NU) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s School of Computing and Engineering (SCE), to offer a 5-year program that will allow students to secure B.Tech degree from NU and Master’s of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) from SCE. The MoU was signed by Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University and Mr. Kevin Z. Truman, Vice Provost, UMKC, & Dean, School of Computing & Engineering, University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Under this MoU, NIIT University in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Computing and Engineering will offer a unique 5-year program that will give students the opportunity to complete both B.Tech and MSCS, with successful candidates being awarded Bachelor’s of Technology (B.Tech) by NIIT University (NU) and Master’s of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) by UMKC. This is the first of its kind landmark agreement between two educational institutions to collaborate in B.Tech and MS degree programs and research activities through the exchange of degree seeking students and faculty members in the area of computer science and computer engineering.
Students undertaking the course will be required to complete 3.5 years at NU and 1.5 years at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering (SCE). Candidates will be admitted to UMKC’s SCE graduate program based on IELTS score of 6.5/9.0 or higher, or an IBT score of 79/120. Course grade of 70% or higher in each completed course at NU (3.0/4.0 GPA – USA scale) is also mandatory. Successful candidates should complete all the necessary requirements for the NU B.Tech degree and the UMKC MSCS degree.
Speaking on this significant collaboration Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University, stated that NIIT University offers a new model in higher education based on the principals of innovation and learning, to help open exciting career avenues in today’s knowledge economy. To this end, the MoU with UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering will offer unique dual technical certification opportunity to students from two reputed institutions.