Joint M. Tech in Semiconductor Technology

(From Acad. Year 2024-25 onwards)

A Joint Master’s degree between the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering, IISc and Taiwanese Universities is being launched from the Academic Year 2024-25 to enable a strong relationship between Indian academia and the semiconductor industry in Taiwan. This program enables students to access the semiconductor workplace during their Master’s program through academic/industry internships and projects. This helps India stay abreast in the cutting-edge semiconductor technology employment sector as per the India Semiconductor Mission. The collaborating Taiwanese universities include National University of Taiwan, National Chiao Tung Yang Ming University, National Tsing Hua University and National Sun Yat-Sen University.

Candidates with qualifications in B.E. / B. Tech. or MSc or equivalent degree who are applying through GATE should have qualified and hold valid GATE score card as of 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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Discipline: Joint M.Tech in Semiconductor Technology

Department/Centre/Unit: Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc along with 4 Taiwan Universities

Intake: 1-2 per institute


  1. Same as IISc’s MTech in Semiconductor Technology when IISc is the parent institute.

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) or CGPA. 8.0 for students from CFTIs

  1. Same as Taiwanese University’s criteria when they are the parent institute.


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: Foundational courses on micro and nano fabrication and characterization of semiconductor materials and devices including hands-on training inside class 100 cleanroom; optional minors in the areas of nanoelectronics, photonics, nano-bio and micro-systems & packaging, covering various inter-disciplinary courses on MEMS/NEMS; biosensors; micro-nanofluidics; solid-state physics; crystal growth and thin films; photonic integrated circuits; lasers & non-linear photonics; packaging; natural to artificial intelligence; microwave devices; opto-electronics and photovoltaics.


(a) The minimum requirement for admission to the Joint M. Tech 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 Joint M. Tech in Semiconductor Technology are not eligible for scholarship.