M. Tech. and M. Des. Programmes

The Institute offers three Masters’ programmes based on course work: Master of Technology (M. Tech.), Master of Design (M. Des.) and Master of Management (M. Mgt.). Details of the Master of Management (M. Mgt.) program are here. The Institute admits about 450 students every year for its course programmes. We also admit about 50 sponsored candidates from various government agencies and PSUs, and details for this are given here. We also offer an M.Tech.(Online) program for working professionals from companies that have an agreement with IISc, and details are given here.

The Minimum Eligibility requirements, Selection Procedure and Instructions for Online Application applicable to all M. Tech. and M. Des. disciplines are given at the bottom of this page.

The departments and centres participating in the August 2024 Admissions are listed below. The disciplines offered, and the approved intake, minimum qualifications, selection process and areas of study for a discipline, are given in the tables below. Candidates can apply to a maximum of 3 disciplines from the M. Tech. and M. Des. programs.

Some disciplines decide the admissions based solely on standard qualifying exam and Career Analysis Marks (CAM) in prior schooling and/or degrees. Other disciplines also require an interview and/or a written aptitude test on dates listed here. These are described below.

Candidates with qualifications in B.E. / B. Tech. or an equivalent degree should have qualified and hold valid GATE score card as on 1st August 2024.

For the M. Des. Programme – Candidates with qualifications in BE/ B. Tech./ B. Des./ B. Arch. degrees, should have qualified in GATE or CEED and hold a valid score card as on 1st August 2024.

You should apply through the Online Admissions Applications Portal. Instructions for the portal are provided here.

We will use the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) to make the offer for admission into the M.Tech. Programmes and M.Des. Programme through GATE qualification.

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M. Des. Programme

  • Design and Manufacturing (DM)

Department/Centre/Unit: Design and Manufacturing (DM)

Intake: 18

Qualification with required GATE paper or CEED (in brackets): B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree in any discipline (with valid GATE or CEED) or B. Des. (with valid CEED) or B. Arch. (with valid GATE or CEED).

Selection Process: Selection is based on GATE/CEED score 70% + 30% performance in the interview

Areas of study: Product Design and Engineering.

M. Tech. Programmes

  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Bioengineering (BE)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Chemical Engineering (CH)
  • Earth and Climate Sciences (ECS)
  • Computational & Data Sciences (CDS)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CS)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Sustainable Technologies (ST)
  • Electronic Product Design (EPD)
  • Mobility Engineering (MobE)
  • Instrumentation Systems (INS)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Materials Engineering (MT)
  • Microelectronics and VLSI Design (MV)
  • Semiconductor Technology (SemT)
  • Quantum Technology (QT)
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
  • Smart Manufacturing(SM)
  • Signal Processing (SP)

Discipline: Aerospace

Department/Centre/Unit: Aerospace Engineering

Intake: 19

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets): B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in AE; CE; CH; EC; EE; ME, XE).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 100% GATE score

Areas of study: Structures; Aerodynamics; Propulsion; Control and Guidance of Aircraft; Rockets and Spacecraft.

Discipline: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Department/Centre/Unit: Jointly conducted by Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Automation, Computational & Data Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems.

Intake: 35

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : BE/ B. Tech. or equivalent, MSc (2 years and Integrated), 4-years BS or BS(Research) or equivalent, M Math and M Stat degree (with a GATE Paper in CS, DA, EC, EE). Candidates should have done a formal course in programming in C and C++.

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% written test

Areas of study: Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Graphics, Stochastic Systems, Multimedia, Real Time and Fault Tolerant Systems, Sensor Networks, E Commerce, Speech Processing, Real Time Signal Processing and Embedded Systems.

Discipline: Bioengineering

Department/Centre/Unit: Bioengineering

Intake: 15

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in any one of the following – AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, DA, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MT, PE, PI, TF, XE.)

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Biomechanics, Biomaterials and tissue engineering, Drug delivery systems, Microfluidics, Nanotechnology, Computational biology, Communicable and non-communicable diseases including cancer, Data science in biology, Molecular and medical imaging, Biomedical instrumentation, Diagnostics, Genetic engineering, Vaccine development.

Discipline: Civil Engineering (CE)

Note: Visit the Department website at: http://civil.iisc.ac.in/for choice of Major and Minor in Areas of Study

Department/Centre/Unit: Civil Engineering

Intake: 32

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets): B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree in Civil, Mechanical (with a GATE Paper in CE).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 100% GATE score

Areas of study: Geotechnical Engineering; Water Resources and Environmental Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Systems Engineering, Dam Engineering.

Discipline: Chemical Engineering (CH)

Department/Centre/Unit: Chemical Engineering

Intake: 17

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in CH).

Selection Process:  Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% written test

Areas of study: Energy storage in flow batteries and supercapacitors, hydrogen production, gas hydrates; Fuel and solar cells; 2D materials, synthesis and defects; Carbon capture and conversion; Production of nanomaterials, semi-conductor chip fabrication; Nanotechnology for flexible sensors, actuators; Chemical process intensification, process modelling and simulation, particulate systems; Rheology and dynamics of powders; suspensions of living and non-living matter; Turbulent gas-particle suspensions; Magnetorheological fluids; Nucleic acid amplification, point-of-care and other diagnostic devices and assays; Therapeutic engineering, Immune therapy, microbial ecology; Infectious diseases, antivirals and vaccines; Cell membranes and soft interfaces; High resolution single molecule imaging for biosystems; Microfluidics and soft solids; Modelling, optimization and control of bioreactors.

Discipline: Earth and Climate Sciences (ECS)

Department/Centre/Unit: Jointly conducted by the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Earth Science

Intake: 10

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : BE / B Tech or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in any one of the following – AE, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ME, XE) or M.Sc. or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a GATE paper in CY, GG, MA, PH).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Solid Earth Processes, Geodynamics, Petrology, Seismic Hazards, Geodesy, Atmospheric, Oceanic, Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Physical and Chemical Oceanography, Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere, Clouds, Radiation, Numerical Modelling of Atmosphere and Ocean, Ocean Dynamics and Circulation, Climate of the Earth, Paleoclimate Studies, Satellite Meteorology, Geophysical Data Analysis, Nonlinear Climate Dynamics, Geochemical Cycles, Observational Techniques, and Mass Spectrometry Techniques.

Discipline: Computational and Data Science (CP) (selection through an aptitude test & interview process)

Note: For more details visit: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/admissions/course-degrees/

Department/Centre/Unit: Computational and Data Sciences

Intake: 16

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE) or M Sc or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE) or 4 years Bachelor of Science or equivalent in any discipline of Science/Research(with a valid GATE). (Eligible GATE papers are: AE/BT/CE/CH/CS/DA/EC/EE/IN/ MA/ME/MT/PH/ST). In all cases, a strong mathematical and programming background is required.

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Multidisciplinary Program Addressing: Computational and Data Science topics including: Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical Methods, Modeling and Simulation, Optimization, Parallel computing, Distributed systems, Cloud computing, Big Data platforms, loT, Database systems; Scalable methods, Machine learning, AI, Deep Learning, Computer vision, NLP, data analysis, visualization

Discipline: Computer Science & Engineering (CS)

Department/Centre/Unit: Computer Science & Automation

Intake: 62

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in CS).

Selection Process:  Selection is based on 100% of GATE score

Areas of study: Theoretical Computer Science: Algorithms; Complexity Theory; Combinatorial Optimization; Graph Theory; Information and Coding Theory; Cryptography; Cryptology; Computational Geometry; Computational Topology; Algorithmic Algebra; Computational Biology; Automata Theory; Formal Verification. Computer Systems and Software: Computer Architecture; Multi-Core Computing; Parallel and High Performance Computing; Operating Systems; Storage Systems; Security; Database Systems; Cloud Computing; Distributed Computing; Modeling and Simulation; Compiler Design; Program Analysis; Programming Languages; Software Engineering; Adhoc Mobile and Sensor Networks; Graphics and Visualization. Intelligent Systems: Data Mining; Data Analytics; Deep Learning; Information Retrieval; Machine Learning; Pattern Recognition; Reinforcement Learning; Convex Optimization; Stochastic Control and Optimization; Game Theory; Auctions and Mechanism Design; Electronic Markets; Social Network Analysis; Cognitive Systems; Natural Language Processing.

Discipline: Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

Department/Centre/Unit: Electrical Communication Engineering

Intake: 22

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in EC, EE).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Communications and Networking; Information and Coding Theory; Wireless Communication, AI/ML for Communications, Cyber Physical Systems, High Frequency Circuits & Systems, Signal & Information Sciences.

Discipline: Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE)

Department/Centre/Unit: Electronic Systems Engineering

Intake: 26

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a valid GATE in EE, EC, CS or IN) or M Sc or equivalent degree in Physics; Mathematics; Statistics; Electronics; Computer Science or Photonics (with a valid GATE Paper in EE, EC, CS or IN) (M Sc or equivalent degree holders should possess 2 years experience in Electronics hardware).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Communication Networks; Embedded Systems; Power Conversion; VLSI Design; Electronics Systems Packaging; Electro Magnetic Compatibility; Analog Circuits; Mechatronics; Product Engineering. Signal Processing and Information Theory; VLSI Systems Architecture.

Discipline: Electrical Engineering (EE) (selection through an aptitude test & interview process)

Department/Centre/Unit: Electrical Engineering

Intake: 30

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in EE, DA).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Power Systems; Power Electronics; High Voltage Engineering.

Discipline: Sustainable Technologies (ST)

Department/Centre/Unit: Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)

Intake: 10

Qualification with required GATE paper: Applicants possessing a minimum of Second Class or equivalent in B. Tech. (Mechanical/Civil/ Environmental/ Chemical/ Materials/Biotechnology) or bachelor’s degree in architecture or master’s degree (Chemistry/ Biology/ Management) with a valid GATE score are eligible to apply. Eligible GATE Papers are Architecture and Planning (AR), Biotechnology (BT), Civil Engineering (CE), Chemical Engineering (CH), Chemistry (CY), Environmental Science & Engineering (ES), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Engineering Sciences (XE), Life Sciences (XL)

Selection Process: Selection is based on 100% GATE score

Areas of study: Sustainability aspects of water, natural resources, energy, and buildings.

Discipline: Electronic Systems Engineering

Department/Centre/Unit: Electronic Systems Engineering

Intake: 11

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree in Electronics, Electrical, Communication, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Instrumentation (with a valid GATE in EC,EE, IN, ME)

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Electronic Product Design, Design for IoT, Embedded Systems, Mechatronic system design, Industrial design, Electronic Packaging.

Discipline: Mobility Engineering (MobE) (selection through an aptitude test & interview process)

Department/Centre/Unit: Mechanical Engineering (involves more than one department, EE, ESE,AE, RB-CPS, CPDM, CiSTUP, CE)

Intake: 10

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : BE / B Tech or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in any one of the following – AE, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME,MT, PI,XE).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, Power Electronics, Mechatronics, Vehicle Dynamics, Autonomous Driving.

Discipline: Instrumentation Systems (INS)

Department/Centre/Unit: Instrumentation and Applied Physics

Intake: 10

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in AE, BM, CH, CS, EE, EC, ME, MT, IN, PH, PI, XE) or M Sc or equivalent degree with specialization in Instrumentation/ Physics/ Electronics (with a GATE Paper in relevant discipline).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% GATE score and 30% from interviews.

Areas of study: Nanoelectronic Devices; Quantum Dots (QD); Graphene Electronics; Micro and Nano Systems; Layered 2D Materials; Sensors and related Instrumentation; QD containing Optical Fibers; Nanoscale Imaging; Super-Resolution Microscopy and Imaging; Fluorescence Microscopy; Precision Motion Control; Microfluidics and Devices; Nano-metrology; Atomic Force Microscopy; Semiconductor Devices and Circuits; Electrical Transport Studies in Low-dimensional Materials; QD Lasers; Bioinstrumentation; Materials Science;Electrical and Thermal Contact Resistance; Fibre-Bragg Grating Sensors; Phase Change Memories; Energy Systems; Image Processing; Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip; Interferometry; Computational Imaging; Image Processing; Biomedical Instrumentation; Optofluidics and Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Optical metrology; Optical Microscopy; Quantum Computing, Microwave Engineering, Tomography,Deep-Learning, Photoacoustic Imaging, Thin Films and Coatings, Reconfigurable Metasurfaces, Stretchable Electronics and Photonics, Energy Harvesting Systems.

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Department/Centre/Unit: Mechanical Engineering

Intake: 21

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : BE/ B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in ME, AE, PI, XE)

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Solid Mechanics; Finite Element Analysis; Computer Aided Design; Non-Linear Dynamics; Vibration; Technical Acoustics; Design of Mechanical Systems; Robotics; Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems; Nano-Mechanics; Biomechanics; Tribology; Advanced Manufacturing Process; Material Science; Fluid Mechanics; Heat Transfer; I C Engines; Combustion; Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

Discipline: Materials Engineering (MT)

Department/Centre/Unit: Materials Engineering

Intake: 32

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E./ B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE paper in MT) or B.E./ B. Tech. or equivalent degree in Ceramics, Polymers, Plastics, Materials science and/or Engineering (with a GATE paper in XE) or M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Physics, Chemistry (with a GATE paper in PH or CY).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 100% GATE score

Areas of study: Materials: Structural Alloys (light alloys; superalloys; refractory materials); Shape Memory Alloys; Engineering Ceramics; Nanomaterials; Electronic Materials; Semiconductors, Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics; Organic Photovoltaics, Energy Materials; Sensor Materials; Biomaterials; Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites.Phenomena and Processes: Phase stability and Transformations; Computational materials science; Defects; Diffusion; Texture and Grain boundary Engineering; Mechanical behaviour including creep, super-plasticity, fatigue, fracture, thermo-electro-mechanical Phenomena; Thin Films and Coatings; Printed electronics; Additive manufacturing; Semi-solid processing; Tissue engineering; Drug delivery; Sensors; Process metallurgy and Process modelling.

Discipline: Microelectronics and VLSI Design (MV)

Department/Centre/Unit: Jointly conducted by Electrical Communication Engg & Electronic Systems Engg

Intake: 27

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : BE/ B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in EE, EC, CS or IN).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Digital VLSI Circuit; Analog VLSI Circuits; Semiconductor Devices and Technology; Nanoelectronics Devices; Microelectronics Lab; Digital Systems Design with FPGAs; Physics and Design of Transistors; Carrier Transport in Nanoelectronics Devices; Art of Compact Modelling; Optoelectronic Devices; RF IC and Systems; Photonic Integrated Circuits; Design of Power Semiconductor Devices; Reliability of Nanoscale Circuits and Systems.

Discipline: Semiconductor Technology (SemT)

Department/Centre/Unit: Nano Science and Engineering

Intake: 8

Qualification 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: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

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.

Discipline: Quantum Technology (QT) For more details, visit: http://iqti.iisc.ac.in/

Department/Centre/Unit: Instrumentation and Applied Physics

Intake: 10

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE) or M Sc or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE) or 4 years Bachelor of Science or equivalent in any discipline of Science/Research (with a valid GATE).In all cases a strong mathematical background is required.

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Quantum Computation and Simulations, Quantum Communications and Cryptography, Quantum Sensing and Metrology, Quantum Materials and Devices

Discipline: Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)

Department/Centre/Unit: Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems

Intake: 16

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : BE, B Tech, BS (4years)/Equivalent (or) ME/MTech/MS (with GATE In BM, EE, EC, ME, AE, IN, CS, XE)

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview.

Areas of study: Mathematical foundations like Linear Algebra, Computational Techniques, Probability and Statistics, Control & Optimization, Statistical Signal Processing, Planning & Decisions, Stochastic and Data driven Control, AI for Robotics, Dynamics & Kinematics, Formal Techniques for CPS. Applied concepts in Networking for Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Real-Time Embedded Systems, Sensing & Actuation Systems, Applied Machine Learning for Speech & Vision, Reinforcement Learning for Robot Control, Swarm & Team Robotics, Human-Machine Interactions & social robotics, Security, Safety & Privacy for Autonomous Systems, Autonomous ground/air Robots, Navigation & Guidance, Perception via Signal & Image Processing. Experiential learning via laboratory modules for: Mobile robot programming, Control of Industrial Robot Arms, Programming of Legged Robots, Programming of Drone Systems, Tele-Robotics, Secure Data Pipelines, Robot Simulation Frameworks, VR/AR & Speech Interfaces for Robots, ROS/ROS2 Software stacks, Machine Learning for Robots, Robot hardware for Sensor & Actuator Systems, 3D Design and Prototyping for Robotics, Drone Piloting, Game engine programming, GPU Programming.

Discipline: Smart Manufacturing(SM)

Department/Centre/Unit: Design and Manufacturing

Intake: 10

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech./ B. Des./ B. Arch. or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE ).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview. (No written test)

Areas of study: Digital and Smart Manufacturing.

Discipline: Signal Processing (SP)

Department/Centre/Unit: Jointly conducted by Electrical Engineering & Electrical Communication Engineering

Intake: 20

Qualification with required GATE paper (in brackets) : B.E. / B. Tech. or equivalent degree (with a GATE Paper in DA, EE, EC).

Selection Process: Selection is based on 70% of GATE score + 30% interview

Areas of study: Digital Signal/Image Processing; Computer Vision; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Optimization for Machine Learning; Biomedical Signal Processing; Biomedical Imaging; Healthcare; Computational Imaging; Inverse Problems; Speech and Audio Processing; Array Processing; Pattern Recognition; Signal Processing for Communications; Sparse Signal Processing; Compressed Sensing; Graph Signal Processing; Applications to Autonomous Navigation and Robotics; Applications to Power Systems.

 

Eligibility and Selection Procedure

  • Eligibility
  • Selection Procedure

The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for admission to course programmes.

(a) Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology or its equivalent.

(b) B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with professional societies(e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are only eligible to apply.

(c) Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture/Design (for M.Des. programme only)

(d) Master’s degree holders in Science disciplines including Physics with Electronics/ Instrumentation/Geology/ Computer Application/ Physical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences as applicable to individual department offering M. Tech. programmes.

All the candidates should qualify in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024 /2023 / 2022) for M. Tech., or in the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED 2024) for M. Des., and GATE 2024/2023/2022 or CAT 2023/GMAT for M.Mgt., and possess the valid score as on 1st August 2024.

NOTE: The results for some of the recent National Entrance Tests, such as GATE 2024, may not be available at the time of submitting the IISc admissions application. You must enter the available details of these exams, such as your roll number, paper, etc., in the application, but you may leave the score/rank/results blank. You will have the option to update just your national entrance results in the application from the main “Application Status” page. You must make this update within 3 days of the results being declared.

Additional notes:

(a) The minimum requirement for admission to course programmes – M. Tech. / M. Des. is a SECOND CLASS and for M.Mgt a FIRST CLASS (as declared by the University) or an equivalent grade in the qualifying examination as indicated against each department

(b) Wherever Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology is prescribed, the minimum eligible qualification for admission, the duration of the such degree courses should be atleast 4 years and wherever Master’s degree is prescribed the minimum duration should be of 2 years, in addition to the 10+2 (i.e. 10th Std and 12th Std). However the candidates who have studied diploma and got exemption of 1 year in the Engineering/Technology are also eligible to apply.

(c) The minimum requirement of a SECOND CLASS in the qualifying examination is relaxed to PASS CLASS for SC/ST candidates.

(d) Those in the final year of their qualifying examination and awaiting results are also eligible to apply. However, they should have completed all the requirements for the award of their qualifying degree, including all examinations, dissertation projects, viva-voce, etc., by the time of joining on 1 August 2024.  

(e) Candidates who join initially for the M. Tech. programmes may be permitted to transfer to the Ph D programme, subject to academic assessments.

M. Tech. Course Programmes

In addition to the minimum eligibility, disciplines have specific qualification requirements as listed above. In summary:

Departments /Programmes Selection procedure
Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Sustainable Technologies Based on 100% GATE score Tie Breaking: In case of candidates with equal GATE score, their performance in the qualifying examination will be used to resolve the tie.
Bioengineering, Climate and Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronic Product Design, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Mobility Engineering, Semiconductor Technology, Quantum Technology, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Signal Processing, and Smart Manufacturing. Based on 70% GATE score + 30% performance in interview
Artificial Intelligence, Chemical Engineering Based on 70% GATE score + 30% performance in written test
Computational & Data Sciences Based on 70% GATE score + 30% performance in written test and interview

M. Des. Programme

After screening based on the GATE/CEED scores, interview will be conducted. Weightage will be 70% for GATE/CEED score and 30% for the interview.

Notes

(a) The names of the Candidates short-listed for the aptitude test/group discussion and 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.

(b) Candidates called for the aptitude test/group discussion and interview may be required to appear for the same over video conference. Details will be shared as part of interview call letter

(c) Candidates called for the aptitude test/group discussion and interview should bring with them attested copies of all their 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 purposes of verification.

(e) OBC candidates belonging to the non creamy layer/minorities (as listed in the Central list) must produce the valid OBC-NCL l certificates issued on or after 1st 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 domicle certificate

(h) The Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is a common platform for the candidate to make the most preferred choice for an admission into M.Tech Programmes through GATE in participating institutions (IISc & IITs). Admission offers for all M. Tech. course programmes of IISc in the above disciplines and also for M.Des. programme (through GATE qualification) will be made on COAP. Candidates will have to register on COAP at the COAP 2024 website. M.Des. candidates selected through CEED will be given admissions offer letter through the IISc Admissions Portal. They can download the offer letter and make the necessary arrangements including payment of fees etc. No separate communication will be sent by post.

(i)  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.

(j) Supernumerary seats for women candidates (woman quota – WQ) are introduced in all the course-work based M.Tech. programmes being offered at IISc excluding sponsored MTech seats and MTech (Online) from the academic year 2023-24. Under this if the number of approved offers for the programme has fewer than 25% women, additional offers will be made to women candidates, subject to a minimum GATE/CAM score/cutoff for the respective programme and such candidates would be classified under the supernumerary category.

Programme Details for Admissions 2023-24