Anna University, Chennai, India have recently launched a  new two-year online distance education programme, students can pursue an M.Sc in FOSS. This programme is the only degree from a leading Indian technology-focused university that’s specifically being awarded for studies in FOSS.

In the process of becoming a computer science professional through this programme, one also masters a wide range of products, tools, technologies and approaches thrown up by the FOSS movement. Moreover, it is the only such programme from a leading Indian tech university delivered entirely online.

It has the benefits of flexible interactive learning unconstrained by geographical limitations and is specially suited for those who are already working.

Here is the official advertisement of the announcement for the first batch for MSc (CS-FOSS). MSc (CS-FOSS) is a four semster course available for all Engineering and Science graduates with atleast one subject of Mathematics for one year. Admissions will be done twice a year, every year.

Details about curricula are available here.

Last date for the submission of the application for the first batch is April 09, 2012.

The Fee Structure is,

Payable at the time of admission

i. Rs.29, 500/- (for candidates whose Bachelor Degree is from a University in Tamil Nadu).

ii. Rs.30, 000/- (for candidates whose Bachelor Degree is from a University outside Tamil Nadu)

Payable every Semester (From Second Semester to Final Semester)

Rs. 25,000/- per Semester.

1st of March and 1st of September will be the date of commencement for collection of fee for the Semester concerned.

Interested candidates can apply online from here.

Get ready to become a FOSS Scholar :)