ISI MS QMS is a two-year program in Quality Management and its applications with a special emphasis on Quantitative Methods.
It also includes Dissertation in the third semester and a Lives Project work in the fourth semester under the direct guidance of the faculty.
The program offers a flexible format for those who want to meet specific educational and career objectives.
Students aspiring to undertake this program will enhance their career options by gaining the contemporary knowledge and perspective required of Quality Analysts, Quality Managers, and those who are responsible for one or more aspects of quality improvement.
The first two semesters will be offered at Bengaluru whereas the third semester will be at Hyderabad.
The Project work in the fourth semester will be at the center of the institute depending on the location of the project assigned to the student.
In order to be eligible for admission to this program, an applicant must have:
1. A three-year Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics as a subject or
2. A BE/ B Tech degree in any discipline
The selection of candidates to this program, including the sponsored ones, will be based on performance in written tests and subsequent interviews.
The written admission tests will comprise of multiple-choice and descriptive questions in Mathematics at the undergraduate level.
ISI entrance exam is held every year and thousands of students apply for each course at ISI.
As far as concerned with the ISI MS QMS, mostly mathematics background students choose to appear for this exam. In recent years, statistics students are also taking this exam.
Syllabus of ISI QMS Exam:
Intermediate level mathematics is asked along with some portion of graduate-level mathematics.
Algebra: Binomial Theorem, Arithmetic Progression, Geometric Progression, Harmonic Progression, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Sequences, Permutations and Combinations, Theory of Equations, Relations, and Functions.
Trigonometry: Trigonometric Functions.
Coordinate Geometry: Two and Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry.
Matrix: Vectors, Matrices, and Determinants.
Calculus: Limits, Continuity, Differentiation of functions of one or more variables. Differential Equations, Unconstrained Optimization, Definite and Indefinite Integrals: Integration by parts, and integration by substitution.
Elements of Probability and Probability distributions.
There are 15 seats in total and competition is tough. But, with the right strategy, you can succeed. Don't forget to solve the previous years’ questions.
As far as academics are concerned, this is a two-year program. You can see the full course structure here.
Prepare yourself for this course as there is a 100% placement in this course and within upcoming years the demand for this course increasing day by day.
Hostels at ISI:
The Institute has hostels for the students in its premises in Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.
A nominal rent is charged per month for accommodation. Students are responsible for the payment of food charges.
However, it may not be possible to accommodate all degree/ diploma students in the hostels. Limited medical facilities are available free of cost at all campuses
Placements at ISI:
The master degree programs in ISI have close to a 100% placement record. Most of the students of the Institute get employment offers or admission to some Ph.D. programs even before they complete the qualifying degree examinations.
Stipends, Fellowships, and Allowances
All non-sponsored students and research fellows admitted to various programs, except the Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural & Rural Management with Statistical Methods and Analytics, receive stipends, fellowships, and book/contingency grants.
Non-sponsored candidates are not required to pay any tuition fees for any of the programs.
Stipends are granted in the first instance for one semester only. They are renewed every semester if the progress of the student is found satisfactory.
Stipend/ Fellowship granted to a student may be reduced or completely withdrawn if the academic progress, attendance in class, or character and conduct of the student are not found satisfactory.
Details of the rules pertaining to this are available in the appropriate Students' Brochure.
Students leaving in the middle of a program have to refund the stipend/contingency grant received if any.
At the end of each semester, prizes are also awarded for outstanding performance in examinations.
Sponsorship of Candidates:
There are a provision for sponsorship of candidates for this program by government, semi-government, and public sector undertakings.
General eligibility criteria and qualifying degree for sponsored candidates are the same as those for the regular (non-sponsored) candidates.
However, the following clauses are applicable in the case of sponsored candidates:
1. A sponsored candidate must be from government/ semi-government/ government-aided, both national and international. Self-sponsored candidates are not eligible to apply.
2. Sponsored candidates will have to pay a tuition fee of Rs. 50,000 per semester. They are not eligible for any scholarship/financial support from the Institute.
3. A sponsored candidate must have been in service of the sponsoring organization for at least two years as on the date of admission to the program.
These two years of service experience must have been gained by the candidate after acquiring the requisite qualifying degree of the program into which the candidate is seeking admission.
4. The sponsoring organization must specifically undertake to pay the necessary tuition fees to the Institute and to relieve the candidate to pursue the program for its full duration.
5. A certificate from the sponsoring organization, to the effects of points 3 and 4 above, must be provided by the candidate at the time of applying for admission to the corresponding program.
Selection procedure for sponsored candidates:
Sponsored candidates, like regular candidates, will be selected through written tests and interviews.
However, the qualifying score in written tests and interviews for these candidates will be determined by relaxing the qualifying score for the General (unreserved) category by 10%.
The number of seats to be allocated to sponsored candidates in a given program is supernumerary, subject to a maximum of 10% of the total number of seats for the program.
ISI MS QMS course is getting popular among students and with 100 percent placement opportunity, this course is one of the postgraduate courses, students look for.