Monday, June 17, 2013

PGDST Course Details of CDAC Kharghar


C-DAC Mumbai is offering 1-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology (PG-DST) for the past several years with excellent placement records. The course provides a systematic blend of theory and hands-on, foundational and advanced concepts, and includes current trends and technologies.

Admission is now open for the next batch of PG-DST commencing on 27th August 2013, and its admission test (CST) will be held on 14th July 2013.

Course Synopsis

The 1-year full-time PG-DST course offers a carefully defined blend of theory and hands-on, foundational and advanced concepts, and includes current trends and technologies. The overall objective of the course is to build usable technical skills for practical application development over web and mobiles, using state-of-the-art technologies and frameworks. The course lays emphasis on the ability to move effectively from problem statements to working programs.

While learning programming languages, one often tends to focus on the intricacies of the language, rather than looking at it as a tool for problem solving. Keeping this in mind, the whole course is built around the notion of “from problems to programs”. All relevant software engineering practices are given emphasis from the beginning, including bug tracking, version control, project management, and so on. PG-DST has practical assignments or mini-projects in every module that provide exposure to a number of state-
of-the-art software tools and environments.

The course exposes the candidates to a variety of tools and frameworks, and expects proficiency in them. The list includes programming languages (C, C++ and Java), database systems (MySQL, Oracle, Hibernate, NoSQL), development frameworks (Spring, HTML-5, PHP, JavaScript), tools in software engineering (Redmine, Git), Operating systems (Gnu/Linux, Windows, Android), etc.

PG-DST Syllabus
  • Programming & Problem Solving - Procedural programming, Object oriented programming, Data structures, Algorithm design and analysis, File handling, Multi-threaded programming.
  • Operating System Concepts & Networking - Resource & CPU scheduling, Concurrency control, Memory management, Networking protocols, OSI layers & functions, Network security.
  • Database Technologies - SQL & query optimization, Database design, Relational databases, Object oriented databases, ORM technologies, Unstructured data.
  • Web Application Development - Client-server/Multi-tier architecture, JavaScript, HTML5, GUI design, Server side programming with PHP, Web development framework, Web services and SOA.
  • Software Engineering - Requirement gathering, Analysis & design, Software development life cycle including agile, Bug tracking, Version control, Software architecture including design patterns.
  • Advanced Topics - Machine Learning, Data mining, Mobile computing, Cloud computing, etc.
  • Soft Skills - Communication, Presentation, Time management, Team handling, etc.
  • Live Project - Complete development project covering the entire SDLC.
Salient Features
  • Excellent placement record.
  • Over 30 years of history in training software professionals.
  • Practical assignments or mini-projects in every module.
  • Complete development project covering the entire SDLC as course project including use of version control and bug-tracking.
  • Exposure to a number of state-of-the-art software tools and environments.
  • Systematic blend of foundational concepts and practical skills.
  • Use of technology enhanced education for improved learning and assessment.
  • Some universities consider PG-DST as equivalent to the first year of their MSc programme.
  • Hostel facility available on a first-come-first-served basis.

PG-DST Centre: C-DAC Kharghar
Course Commencement: 27th August 2013
Fees: Rs 79,000/-
Eligibility Criteria: Graduate in any subject
Admission Test: Competence in Software Technology (CST) Exam
General Aptitude (1 hour)
Logical reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, Visual-spatial reasoning, High school mathematics, Vocabulary, English comprehension & Verbal ability
Computer Concepts (1 hour)
Computer basics, Data representation, Binary arithmetic, Foundations, Computer architecture, Computer languages, Operating System basics, Basic programming using C
CST Exam Date: 14 July 2013
CST Exam Venues: Bengaluru, Mumbai, Noida & Patna
Last Date of Submitting CST Application Form: 3 July 2013
CST Application Fee: Rs 500/- (to be paid as DD or cash at C-DAC Kharghar)
Announcement of CST Results: 24 July 2013
For more information:

With best regards,

PG-DST Coordinator
C-DAC, Near Kharghar Rly Stn, Navi Mumbai (Tel 022-27565303)
C-DAC, Gulmohar Crossroad No. 9, Juhu, Mumbai (Tel 022-26703251)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a bunch for sharing this information. I am interested to do this course. Along with programming languages, I also want to learn about bug tracking, version control, project management, and so on. Keep sharing such information.