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IIT , Chennai (Madras) : Admission to M.Tech

The Master of Technology program is offered by all the Engineering Departments. The Departments of Mathematics and Physics also run an M.Tech programme. The M.Tech programme is of four semester duration and is entirely coursework oriented except for a project during the fourth semester.

Eligibility criteria for admission to the program may vary across departments, in respect of the qualifying degree. In general, the following categories of admission are in effect:

  • Admission to students who qualify through GATE.
  • Direct admission to children of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Admissions to officers from the Defense services based on common selection through interviews at the Defense Headquarters.
  • Admissions to College teachers through the Quality improvement program. 5. Admissions to candidates serving in the Industry, sponsored by their employers.
  • Admissions for select groups of students under various user oriented program.

Defense Officers' Program Admissions are offered to the candidates working in the Industry,Defence Research Establishment, Officers from the Armed forces under different schemes of sponsorship.

Candidates sponsered by the industry are selected as the basis of an entrance test and interview conducted by each department. Sponsored candidates receive their normal salaries from their employee during their period of study.

Candidates from the Defence Research Laboratories and the armed force are selected through a nationaly administered process. Sponsored candidates are not required to qualify through GATE.

Quality Improvement Program Teachers in engineering institutions get opportunities to study at IIT under the quality improvement program (QIP).The QIP selections are made centrally and announcement for applications are made each year. Teachers will have to send in their applications through their institutions. The list of applications qualifying for interview / test is drawn up centrally on our all india basis and the teachers will be interviewed at the IIT of choice indicated by them. Qualification in GATE is not a pre condition for selection. Teachers continue to remain as employers of their college during the period of study at IIT. The FIP (Faculty Improvement Program) are similar to QIP but apply to teachers in private engineering institutions

Sponsored Programs Sponsored programs apply to employees of the industry and research institutions recognized by the government as organizations involved with Research and Development.

Students admitted to M.Tech under the sponsored programs qualify on the basis of an entrance test and an interview. The organizations sponsoring candidates must necessarily agree to pay them their salaries during the three semesters of study at IIT. GATE qualification is generally not required for admission under this scheme. The selection of candidates within their organization may be subject to the need for higher degree and / or seniority within the organization. The departments may admit between three and five candidates under this scheme each year.

User Oriented Program The departments at IIT may be approched by the industry and some commercial establishments for specialized programs for specific groups of employees to keep them abreast of the latest developements in the field.

Selection Procedure:

The candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the concerned department, from time to time will be called for a Test / interview by the respective department. Selection will be based on the previous academic performance and marks secured in the Test / interview.

Minimum Academic Qualifications Required for Admission

Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent with valid GATE score OR Master's degree in appropriate Sciences / Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.

The Institute require a first class or a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent (CGPA 6.5) with a valid GATE score or NET (UGC / CSIR) Fellowship from the current year in relevant areas.

NOTE : Candidates with background and qualifications in allied Engineering subjects other than those specifically mentioned above may also be considered for admission to M.S programme with the recommendation of the concerned department and with the approval of the Senate.

Candidate Categories / Rules & eligibility criteria :

Associate Membership Candidates

Candidates having Associate Membership of the following professional bodies will also be considered for admission to the M.S programme for their parent discipline provided they are qualified in GATE and have passed both Part A and B in first class or 60% marks :

  • The Institution of Engineers ( India )
  • The Aeronautical Society of India
  • The Indian Institute of Metals
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • The Indian Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Assistantship for Regular( full-time ) Scholars :

Half time Teaching / Research Assistantship (HART) may be awarded to Regular (full-time) scholars admitted to M.S programmes. They should work for 8 hours per week in the departments to earn this assistantship. Renewal of assistantship of the scholar will be contingent on satisfactory progress in research work and good performance during the preceding semester in the discharge of responsibility as teaching / research assistant.

The rate of assistantship is Rs 5,000/- pm for the M.S programme. After 2 years, the HTRA of this amount will be enhanced to Rs 5,600/- pm for the Engineering and Science / Humanities scholars respectively based on satisfactory progress of their research work and recommended by the doctoral committee.

In addition to the Institute HTRA, other fellowships are also available. Candidates may be considered for award of these Fellowships subject to fulfilling certain conditions.

Admission without Assistantship :

Candidates may be considered for admission to M.S programme without assistantship also. The eligible qualifications are same as those of Regular (full-time) HTRA candidates. Candidates have to enclose a letter along with the Application Form stating that they may be considered for admission even without assistantship

Project Staff Admission :

Candidates working in Sponsored Research and Consultancy Projects in Departments / Centres of this Institute as Project Staff / aspiring for appointment in projects may also apply for M.S programme. The minimum qualifications needed are :

Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent with valid GATE score Master's degree in appropriate Sciences / Humanities and Social Sciences subjects with first class or minimum 60% marks or equivalent (CGPA 6.5) with a valid GATE score or NET (UGC/ CSIR) Fellowship tenable from the current year in the relevant areas.

M.S Sponsored Scheme :

Candidates from Engineering Colleges recognized by AICTE and from DST recognized R & D Institutions of following categories are eligible to apply for admission to M.S ( Sponsored ) full-time programme :

Laboratories run by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / Department of Atomic Energy / Department of Space etc.Public Sector undertakings with R & D units. Private Industries recognized by Department of Science and Technology ( DST )as engaged in R & D work or contributing to R &D efforts. A copy of the certificate by the DST in this regard will be required to be produced in such cases. Medical Industry, Institutions and Hospitals with approved R & D in the relevant area. ( A copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate authority to be produced )

Candidates applying for M.S Industrial Management programme in addition to having above qualification and experience should be employed in an organization coming under anyone of the following categories of organization :

Small Scale Industry whose capital in Plant and Machinery (excluding building) does not exceed Rs 15 lakhs and registered with the Director General of Technical Development (DGTD) ( evidence to be produced by the candidate ).

Medium scale Industry registered with DGTD whose fixed assets are above Rs 15 lakhs but below Rs 2 crores.(evidence to be produced by the candidate)

Large Scale Industry registered with DGTD whose fixed assets exceed Rs 2 crores. ( evidence to be produced by the candidate )

GATE score is not required for B.E/B.Tech candidates. AMIE candidates should have a valid GATE score.

Candidates applying under this scheme should have a minimum 2 years professional experience after graduation in the sponsoring organization / Institution and having the minimum academic qualifications.

Concession to SC / ST Candidates :

Seats are reserved for SC / ST candidates as per the GOI (Govt. Of India ) rules. They are also eligible for relaxation upto 5% marks in the qualifying examination.

International Students :

Candidates of foreign nationality holding Degrees from Indian Universities seeking admission to M.S programme need the necessary clearance from the Government of India in the Ministry of Human Resource Development and should possess valid Research Visa. They will be treated on par with Indian nationals for purposes of admission to the Institute.

Candidates of foreign nationality with Degrees from Foreign Universities seeking admission to the Institute will be treated differently and the case of each candidate will be examined and decided purely on merit. They should fulfil the eligible qualification requirement as applicable to regular students in addition to GRE and TOEFL requirements. However, they are exempted from interview and pre-interview qualifications.

Applications are to be sent through :

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations( ICCR )
Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha Estate New Delhi - 110 001

Foreign nationals admitted to the Institute are either sponsored under one of the Cultural Exchange Programmes by the ICCR or under the self-financing category. For the self-financing category, application forms can be obtained from the Institute.

How to Apply?

If a candidate desires to apply for admission to more than one department, he/she should use separate application form for each. They should indicate clearly the Department and Area of Research in the space provided in the application form. Application from candidates who are currently employed must be routed through their employers.
The following documents are to be sent along with the completed application form:

  • Copy of SSLC first page/ 10th class or Matriculation
  • Certificate.
  • Attested copies of all Mark sheets / grade cards , degree
  • Certificates beginning from first degree towards proof of
  • Qualification. Original certificates should not enclosed
  • Attested copy of Caste Certificate in case of SC / ST
  • Students issued by the respective State Government.
  • Attested copy of GATE score or NET (UGC / CSIR) fellowship award.
  • Employer's Certificate in the prescribed format in the case of candidates applying for MS under external scheme and a copy of the degree certificate of Research Co-ordinator.
  • Sponsorship certificate from the employer as per format in the case of candidates who apply for M.S (sponsored) programme.
  • Project Co-ordinator's certificate in the prescribed format and a copy of project appointment letter from Dean IC & SR (Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research) of IITM in the case of project staff if already appointed

Applications received without the above certificates for admission to the M.S programme will not be considered and no correspondence thereof will be entertained. Completed applications in all respects to be super scribed in the cover as

"Admission to M.S Program" and send to :

The Deputy Registrar (Academic )
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600 036.

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