M.Tech. Programmes



M.Tech. in Computing Systems & Infrastructure is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed for working professionals aspiring for rapid career progression in IT Infrastructure Operations & Management. The programme addresses the learning needs of professionals who wish to stand out in highly competitive workplaces by acquiring prestigious Master’s-level qualification from a premier institution.

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  • Programme Highlights
  • UGC Approval
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  • The programme is offered by BITS Pilani, a top-ranked institution, recently announced as an Institution of Eminence by MHRD, Govt. of India.

  • The programme is of four semesters, and can be pursued without a career break.

  • Classes will be conducted by BITS Pilani faculty over weekends through live online sessions.

  • The programme offers a set of courses that allow learners to gain expertise in designing and managing hardware, software, storage & networking systems, and Infrastructure Services management.

  • The programme emphasizes on experiential learning through Simulations, Online Labs, Case Studies, Group Discussions, Assignments and Project work.

  • Dissertation/ Project Work in the final semester enables learners to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.

UGC Approval

BITS Pilani is an Institution of Eminence under UGC (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2017. The Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) of BITS Pilani constitutes a unique set of educational offerings for working professionals. WILP are an extension of programmes offered at the BITS Pilani Campuses and are comparable to our regular programmes 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 high degree of integration, which results not only in upgradation of knowledge, but also in up skilling, and productivity increase. The programme may lead to award of degree, diploma, and certificate in science, technology/engineering, management, and humanities and social sciences. On the recommendation of the Empowered Expert Committee, UGC in its 548th Meeting held on 09.09.20 has approved the continued offering of BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning programmes.

Programme Curriculum

Participants need to take at least 12 courses towards coursework, and complete one Project/ Dissertation. The coursework requirement for the programme would consist of a set of core courses and electives. Core courses are compulsory for all participants, while electives can be chosen based on individual learning preferences.

First semester

  • Network Security

  • Cloud Computing

  • Elective 1

  • Elective 2

Second Semester

  • Design and Operation of Data Centers

  • Advanced Computer Networks

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 4

Third Semester

  • Middleware Technologies

  • Infrastructure Management

  • Elective 5

  • Elective 6

Fourth Semester

  • Dissertation


  • Cryptography

  • Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Data Warehousing

  • Introduction to DevOps

  • Network Programming

  • Networked Embedded Applications

  • Service-Oriented Computing

  • Software Development for Portable Devices

  • Telecom Network Management

  • Web Technologies

  • Wireless & Mobile Communication

  • Data Storage Technologies & Networks

  • IT Infrastructure Projects & Process

  • Introduction to Data science

  • Database Design and Applications

For more information on programme curriculum download the programme brochure

Electives finally offered will be at the discretion of the BITS Pilani, and will be decided in consultation with HCL. Offered electives will be made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester.

Learning Methodology
Online lectures


  • Classroom sessions in this programme will be conducted through live online sessions which can be accessed by the learners from any location using a computer and a high-speed internet connection.

  • Classes will be conducted by BITS Pilani faculty over weekends. A typical weekend classroom session per subject is of 1.5-2 hours duration. Since students typically pursue 4 courses in a semester, they will be expected to attend approximately 4 classroom sessions over a weekend. These classroom sessions will be typically scheduled over 16 weekends per semester

  • The schedule of the classroom sessions, will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

Digital Learning


Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which lecture videos, student notes, curated content etc. for select courses, through a learning management platform that is engaging and mobile-friendly.


Project work


During the final semester participants carryout a semester-long intensive project work applying the various concepts learnt throughout the program guided by the organisation mentor and supervisor. Participants are provided access to virtual labs where applicable, and faculty expertise to support the project work.

experimental Learning


The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in classroom in simulated and real work situations. This is achieved through Simulations, Online Labs, Case Studies, Group Discussions, and Assignments, etc.

Some or all of the following would be utilised across the programme

  • Simulation Software like CloudSim, NS2, Net-SNMP, CPU-OS Simulator

  • Deployment Environments including Amazon’s Compute and Storage platforms, Apache cloud suite, and other open source tools / frameworks

Continour Assessment


The learners’ performance is assessed continuously throughout the semester using various tools such as quiz, assignments, mid-semester and comprehensive exams. The assessment results are shared with the learners to improve their performance.

Each course will entail a minimum of 1 Assignment/ Quiz, a Mid-semester exam and a final Comprehensive exam. Your semester calendar will clearly indicate the dates of the Mid-semester and Comprehensive exam. Typically, a Mid-semester or Comprehensive examination for a course is for 2-3 hours duration. The examinations are typically conducted over a weekend, i.e. Saturday and Sunday.


Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals holding B.Tech./ BE/ M.Sc./ MCA or equivalent in relevant disciplines with at least 60% aggregate marks and minimum two years of relevant work experience within HCL are eligible to apply.

The programme is designed for highly driven and ambitious engineers and managers who work in the areas such as Infrastructure Management, Data Center Operations, Cloud Deployment, and Networked Embedded Systems.

If you are an IT professional in a technical role such as DevOps Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrators, Cloud Services Engineer or techno-managerial roles such as Infrastructure Lead/ Infrastructure Manager, you should consider applying to this programme.

The above are only the minimum criteria to apply. Your profile will also need to be shortlisted and approved by HCL Technologies after checking all of the Eligibility Criteria as per HCL's Higher Education policy. The final decision to offer admission to an applicant rests with BITS Pilani which will be made based on an overall review of your application information.


Fee Structure
  • The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2023-24

    Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500

    Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500

    Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 63,500

  • The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

  • Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 80,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre.

  • Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

  • Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

  • All the above fees are non-refundable.

How to Apply
  • Click here to visit the Online Application Center. Create your login at the Online Application Center by entering your official HCL Email ID only and create a password of your choice. Once your login has been created, you can anytime access the Online Application Center using your official email ID and password.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Now, click on 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card

  • Finally, click on 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one all the mandatory supporting documents such academic certificates and transcripts, photograph, etc. and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.

  • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.