A proud legacy that

stands on the shoulders of giants.


The Mind Behind MSIT

Dr Raj Reddy

The brain-child of one man sparked a 20-year long rich legacy for the MSIT program.

MSIT is an innovative multi-university interdisciplinary post-graduate programme. MSIT program is being offered by “Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning” (CIHL), formed by the Universities.

In 2004, the Story/Problem Centered Curriculum was introduced and the fourth batch of students were admitted to the MSIT division, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), College of Engineering, Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad and School of Information Technology (SIT), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU).

The MSIT Legacy










Refreshed Look

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The Inception

The MSIT Program was founded to plug the rapidly widening gap between mainstream technical  education and the rapidly evolving needs of the industry.


Students in the program learn with a project-centric curriculum in an environment akin to a corporate one. This helps our students transition seamlessly from the classroom to their career paths.

Founded in 2001, the MSIT program has evolved and expanded to encompass the latest and greatest foundational education in enviable technologies.

Our Key Milestones

January 2001

The program was founded and the unique teaching methodology of 'Learning by Doing' was implemented for students.

June 2001

MSIT Program Launched across IIIT Hyderabad, JNTU Hyderabad and NIT Warangal Campuses.

June 2002

Osmania University joins the growing MSIT family

May 2004

The first batch of students graduated from the MSIT Program as industry-ready professionals.

June 2004

NIT Warangal parts ways with the MSIT Program

June 2006

Osmania University parts ways with the MSIT Program

June 2010

The MSIT Program celebrated ten glorious years of pushing the boundaries of hands-on technical education.

June 2012

JNTU Kakinada joins the MSIT family

July 2012

The MSIT Program curriculum was updated to include the latest subjects (such as Web 2.0 and mobile app development) as technology and organizational need rapidly evolved across the globe.

June 2013

JNTU Anantapur joins the MSIT family.

June 2017

SVU Tirupati joins the MSIT family.

October 2018

With the advent of AI and it's integration into mainstream technologies globally, the program curriculum was further updated to include subjects like Intelligent systems (AI and deep learning) and Data Science.

July 2004

First batch of mentors was trained at Carnegie Mellon University and a story/problem-centered curriculum was introduced for the first time.

July 2006

The second batch of mentors was trained at Carnegie Mellon University. Subsequent batches were trained at CIHL

June 2021

The MSIT Program celebrates two decades of exceptional learning, envious placements and a roster of passionate alumni in impactful roles across the globe.

They made it Possible

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About CIHL

Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning (CIHL) is a non-profit educational society formed by national-level universities of repute in Hyderabad, Telangana. The consortium’s esteemed members comprise IIIT Hyderabad, SVU Tirupati, JNTU Hyderabad, JNTU Kakinada and JNTU Anantapur. With a legacy steeped in pushing the boundaries of technical education, CIHL is the formative body behind the MSIT Program, with a vision to make cutting-edge technical education accessible to all and create industry-ready professionals for tomorrow’s workforce needs.