1 Year M. Engg.

(From Acad. Year 2024-25 onwards)

CeNSE is launching a one-year M.Engg in Semiconductor Technology from the Academic year 2024-25 (Aug’24). The objective is to align with the India Semiconductor Mission to cater to the fast-growing semiconductor ecosystem in the country in particular and in the world in general. The semiconductor industry is vast and has its requirements not just from the core subjects but from a vast range of fields. This program is designed be attractive to students from multiple streams & backgrounds while at the same time aligning with the current industrial relevance of semiconductor technology vis-a-vis the demand for skilled workforce and cutting-edge R&D in semiconductor technology.

Along with guidance from experts in the field, the selected students benefit from Industrial interactions at CeNSE, and cutting-edge R&D facilities.

Candidates with qualifications in B.E. / B. Tech. or MSc or equivalent degree who is applying through GATE should have qualified and hold valid GATE score card as on 01 August 2024.

The selection to the M. Tech programme will be based on GATE score/ Career Analysis Marks (CAM) and performance in the interview.

You should apply through the Online Admissions Applications Portal.

Instructions for the portal are provided here

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Fee structureclick here to view.


Discipline: M.Engg. in Semiconductor Technology (1 year)


Department/Centre/Unit: Centre for Nano Science and Engineering

Intake: 20

Qualifications with required GATE paper (in brackets): BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline (with GATE paper in EC, EE, IN, ME, MT, XE-C) M Sc or equivalent degree in Electronics or in Physics (with GATE in EC, IN, PH paper).

Selection Process: 1) For GATE qualified applicants: Selection is based on 70% GATE score + 30% based on interview.

2) For students from CFTIs (Graduates with a minimum duration of 4 years) with CGPA ≥ 8.0:  70% weightage on CAM score + 30% based on interview score.

Areas of study: Characterization, micro & nano fabrication, semiconductor device physics, material synthesis


(a) The minimum requirement for admission to the 1-Year M.Engg programme is a SECOND CLASS (as declared by the University). The minimum requirement of a SECOND CLASS in the qualifying examination is relaxed to PASS CLASS for SC/ST candidates.

(b) The names of the Candidates short-listed for the interview will be posted on the applicant’s interface on IISc admission portal. Shortlisted candidates can take a print-out of the interview letters from the respective candidate’s LOGIN page and make necessary arrangements for attending the interview. No separate communication will be sent by post.

(c) Candidates called for interview should bring with them attested copies of all the transcripts (marks cards from SSLC or its equivalent onwards, degree certificates of the qualifying examinations, etc.) and produce them before the interview committee, failing which they will not be interviewed.

(d) Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category should bring the original caste/tribe certificate, issued by a competent authority for the purpose of verification.

(e) OBC candidates belonging to the non creamy layer/minorities (as listed in the Central list) must produce the valid OBC-NCL certificates issued on or after 01 April 2024 by a competent authority at the time of interview

(f) Candidates belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) must produce the original Income and Asset Certificate issued on or after 01 April 2024 by the competent authority

(g) Candidates belonging to the persons with disability (PwD) and Kashmiri-Migrants (KM) categories should produce the originals of the appropriate certificates, issued as per Government of India rules, and Kashmiri Pandit/Kashmiri Hindu Family living in Kashmiri valley should produce Kashmiri valley domicile certificate

(h)  At the time of joining, candidates should have completed all the requirements for the award of the qualifying degree including all examinations, dissertation projects, viva-voce, etc. Only candidates who produce all the mark sheets and degree certificates (original/provisional) issued by the University Authorities will be given admission.

(i) The students enrolled for M. Engg. programme are not eligible for scholarship.