Bachelor of Computer Applications

Bachelor of Computer Applications

Batch Start Date - 1st July 2022

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR27 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 27 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR67 Lakhs


    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Bachelor of Computer Applications / Bachelor of Science is a 4 years course where in the first two years, you will be studying online with Indian Partner University. Tuition fees for year 1 of course is INR 2,55,000 (inclusive of taxes) and year 2 is INR 1,55,000 (inclusive of taxes). For 3rd & 4th year, you will be going to USA and studying at South Dakota State University. Tuition fees for South Dakota State University is approximately USD 13,000 per annum depending on the major and credits. You will also have to incur approximately USD 8,000 per annum as living costs in the USA.
  1. Country

    India

    Course Name

    • Bachelor of Computer Applications

    Eligibility

    • Class 12th passed out in 2019/2020/2021/2022, with a 50% or above marks in respective board exams

    Tuition Fees

    INR 2,55,000 (Year 1) |INR 1,55,000 (Year 2)

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    2 years

  2. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • BS in Computer Science
    • BS in Data Science

    Eligibility

    • Successfully complete the first 2 years of studies in India with a minimum percentage of 50% or above
    • English Proficiency Requirements are IELTS score => 5.5 or TOEIC score => 650 or TOEFL score => 61

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 13,000 Per annum

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 8,000 Per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    2 years

Other Benefits

  • Eligible for transfer to on-campus studies in top USA University
  • SAT Exam is not required
  • In-built IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC training and study abroad modules to meet USA study requirements
  • Significant savings of Upto INR 27L+ compared to a traditional 4-year on-campus USA degree
  • Daily live classes as well as small group coaching sessions
  • End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
  • Post Study Work Visa opportunities (36 months) as accessed by graduates of standard USA degrees
  • Weekly doubt clearing sessions - Support available all days 9 AM - 9 PM IST for queries
About Indian Partner University

Accredited with NAAC A+ Grade in the first cycle itself, Indian Partner University is an institution committed to excellence in research, innovation, multi-disciplinary education and active promotion of promising young talent. Through the years, the University has been emerging in the arena of education by delivering exceptional academia, indust

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About South Dakota State University

Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a public research university in Brookings, South Dakota, USA. The university’s mission is to focus on academic excellence and experience in an environment of inclusion and offer quality life through student-centered educa

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About USA

“Why do international students prefer to study in USA?” There are several answers to the question. To start with, the country hosts more than a million international students and is one of the most popular global educational hubs. Universities and colleges in the US offer numerous

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Career Opportunities


All Positions

Computer Science

Data Science

  • Application Developer

    USD 66,000 Annually

  • Web Developer

    USD 59,000 Annually

  • Data Scientist

    USD 69,000 Annually

  • Associate Software Engineer

    USD 72,000 Annually

  • Java Developer

    USD 72,000 Annually

  • Mechanical Engineer

    USD 75,000 Annually

  • Project Manager

    USD 75,000 Annually

  • Data Analyst

    USD 62,000 Annually

Syllabus

Indian Partner UniversityBachelor of Computer Applications

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South Dakota State UniversityBS in Computer Science

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South Dakota State UniversityBS in Data Science

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  • 79

    Credits

  • 300+

    Hours of Recorded Content

  • 20+

    Case studies and Projects

  • 150+

    Live Sessions

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

Are Indian Partner University's Online Degree Programs recognized by partner South Dakota State University?

Indian Partner University's Online Degree Programs are designed and delivered as per the University Grants Regulations, 2020. As per these regulations, institutions with a NAAC rating of 3.26 and above are pre-approved to launch online degree programs. Indian Partner University has a NAAC rating of 3.28. Our University Partners have reviewed the content and pedagogy and post that provided approval for students who complete 2 years with Indian Partner University successfully to be eligible to join 3rd and 4th year at their South Dakota State University campus.

Can I join this program without a IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC Score and attempt IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC after joining the program?

Yes, you can join this program without a IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC score & upGrad will help you prepare for the English Entrance test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Data Science program in the USA.

What is a conditional offer letter and how is it different from a confirmed offer letter?

Conditional offer letters will be issued to you by South Dakota State University based on documents submitted by upGrad. These documents will be class 10th & 12th marksheets, resume, passport, and photographs. Conditional offer letters will be converted into a confirmed offer once students meet conditions mentioned in the conditional offer letter. These conditions will be English proficiency conditions, successful completion of course at Indian Partner University and any other condition which university deems fit.

Can we get a IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC waiver, if we study through upGrad?

To study in South Dakota State University, you will have to meet university English Proficiency Requirements. Initially, we will apply on your behalf for a conditional offer letter to universities where IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC score will not be required. upGrad will prepare you to meet these English proficiency requirements through specific study material.

I have not yet received Class 12 marks, am I eligible to apply for this program?

Yes, you can apply and block your seat for the program in case you have given exams in the 2022 academic year for class 12 and have not yet received a marksheet. You can block your seat by paying INR 25,000. The rest of the fees will be payable once you receive the mark sheet. You need to score a minimum of 50% or above marks to be eligible for the course. In case you do not score 50%, you can request for a refund of your block payment as per the refund policy.

About the Bachelor’s Program in South Dakota State University

How can I apply for the program?

1-Applications can be submitted online via upGrad.com
2-Based on the confirmation of eligibility, a provisional offer letter will be rolled out
3-Student needs to pay required fees to upGrad.com
4-Once the fee is received and students submit documents, they will receive ID cards from Indian Partner University.

What are the course options available for a Bachelor of Science degree at South Dakota State University ?

At South Dakota State University, you will have the option to pursue Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Data Science.

Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC or other English language exams during the 1st two years of Bachelor's Degree?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Bachelor’s program in the USA.

What are the eligibility conditions for transfer to South Dakota State University?

For the transfer to South Dakota State University-
1- Students have to score a GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 (equivalent to 50% at Indian Partner University) at the end of the 2 years of their course.
2- IELTS score=> 5.5 or TOEIC score=> 650 or TOEFL score=> 61.

What are the English proficiency requirements for going to South Dakota State University ?

The current English Proficiency requirements for going to South Dakota State University are IELTS => 5.5 or TOEIC=> 650 or TOEFL => 61.

University Partners

Do we get a conditional offer letter at the initial stage or after completion of the 2 years with Indian Partner University?

Once you enroll in the Bachelor's Program with upGrad and provide all the required documents, upGrad will submit applications to university partners on your behalf. University partners will release a conditional offer letter within one month of application submission.

What would be the alternate option if I could not get a conditional offer letter from one of upGrad’s partner universities?

This is a highly unlikely scenario. But in case you are not able to get a conditional offer letter despite providing all the documents, your fees will be refunded. In case you wish to continue with a Bachelor's degree program with Indian Partner University and acquire the online degree, only articulation fees will be refunded.

How many intakes are available at South Dakota State University?

South Dakota State University offers two intakes for students. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake.

Visa

Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write an effective SOP.

Can we get an OPT (Optional Practical Training)/PSW visa if we study for this program in India and then for 36 months at South Dakota State University ?

US OPT visas are available to all the students who have completed at least 1 academic year on a US campus. As you are studying a STEM course, you will be eligible to apply for upto 36 months of OPT after completing your course.

How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are USD 8,000 (INR 6,10,000).

What will be the alternate pathway, if I could not get a visa from the USA after completion of the program?

As you will be studying in the Indian Partner University program, you will be able to successfully complete the course through Indian Partner University in case you are not able to secure a USA Visa.

What are the part-time working rules for studying in the USA?

According to the American students' visa guidelines, you are eligible to work 20 hrs per week on campus during term time and 40 hrs per week during breaks.

Payments

What is the process of payment for this program?

Initially, you need to deposit INR 25,000 as a block amount for seat booking. 15 days before the start of the course and once you have the Class 12 marksheet available, you need to make a complete payment of the remaining amount. You can opt for no-cost EMI with our partner institutions if you want to pay in installments.

Can I pay the semester fees ?

Total fees have two components -
 - University fee
 - Articulation fee
Articulation fee need to be paid together at once. You can avail of a 0% EMI option with a monthly installment and a down payment of INR 25,000 to block your seat. If you are availing of 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. University fees can be paid in 2 semesters.

Refund Policy/Financials

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)

Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment in the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of INR. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than INR. 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and the student will continue to pay the EMI for a loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded. Requests for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

Deferral Policy: (Pre-Program Commencement)
If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort. If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

Are there any fees or down payment?

Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment installment.

Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

Only Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot/part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot/part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charges will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.
Disclaimer

upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated.

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