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I2CoST Programme

About the I2CoST Programme

 Welcome to the I2CoST programme, the Indo-Italian Master Degree in Computer Science and Technology. The partners of the I2CoST consortium are the Amrita University, India (, and the University of L'Aquila, Italy (

Through this programme, students from the Amrita University, enrolled (or enrolling) to a study program in M. TECH. Computer Science and Engineering, or the M. TECH Cybersecurity Systems, or the M. TECH. in Wireless Networks and Applications, have the unique opportunity to spend the first year of their master programme at the Amrita University, and the 2nd year at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.

 This will represent for selected students the unique opportunity to get a high specialization on the "Software Engineering for Adaptive Systems" area, and to learn the socio-cultural differences between India and Italy. Successful students that will pass 60 ECTS credits at the University of L'Aquila and an equivalent of 60 ECTS credits at the Amrita University will get granted two master degrees: one from the University of L'Aquila, one from the Amrita University. This will open up working and research opportunities and both Italy/Europe and India.

For all the latest news on the I2CoST programme, see the Internationalization news channel on this site.

 I2CoST Programme Details and mobility

 The I2CoST programme provides a unique opportunity to get a specialization on both Computer Science and Engineering, or Cybersecurity, or Wireless Networks and Applications, and Software Engineering for Adaptive Systems (see Figure 1).  This programme will then create a competence on Software & System Engineering, that are the foundations of modern systems, such as mobile, cyber-physical, and autonomous systems.

 During the I2CoST programme, you will have the opportunity to chose modules offered by the Amrita University (in three different master programmes, as reported in Figure 1), and modules offered by the University of L’Aquila inherent to the “Software Engineering for Adaptive Systems” curricula.

For a complete overview of the I2CoST study plan, see the current study plan published on the Master Degree in Computer Science page.

By completing the I2CoST programme, you will receive a Double Master Degree in the area of software and system engineering. A Double Master Degree is a collection of two Master Degrees provided at two different Universities. To obtain a Master Degree at a University you must fulfil the following condition: obtain at least 60 ECTS from each of the two partner universities where the study has been done.

The  Master thesis will be realized at the University of L’Aquila, and will be tutored by one professor from the Amrita University and one from the University of L’Aquila.

I2CoST structure

Study period at the University of L’Aquila, Italy

Study Period/ Term

Start date

End date

Exam period

Semester I

Mid September

End of December

January and February (two sessions)

Semester II

Beginning of March


Mid June


Mid June to end of July
(three sessions)

September and October
(two sessions).

Master thesis discussion







Contact Information 

University of L’Aquila
Contact person: Henry Muccini, Ph.D., Professor in Computer Science.
henrydotmucciniatunivaqdotit (Use Subject Title: I2CoST)
Skype: henry.muccini
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I2CoST web page:

Amrita University
Contact person: Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh, Director, Amrita Wireless Networks and Applications & Director, Amrita Center for International Programs
internationalatamritadotedu or amritadotdualatgmaildotcom (Use Subject Title: I2CoST)
Skype: acip_amrita
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