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How Can I Get Admission In IIT for M.Tech? – Guide 2024

Dec 11, 2023 30.9K Reads


Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are the best engineering colleges in India. There is huge competition among students for getting admission to this college and only a few students get a chance to learn from this college. This is because it is not quite easy to get into an IIT that has very less seats. You need to clear the GATE entrance examination with a high score to get into an IIT. 

An IIT is the best choice in India to pursue an M.Tech course. Candidates seeking admission at IIT for the MTech program should read this article as this article will help you in getting detailed knowledge of How to get admission to IIT for the MTech course. So Let’s Get Started.

IIT M.Tech Admission 2024

M Tech is an engineering course of the postgraduate level that can only be pursued by the students after completing a Bachelor’s degree in technology (B.Tech or BE). If you want to pursue an MTech course from IIT you have to separately register yourself on the official website of IIT and also on the portal of GATE COAP 2023 portal.GATE registration is usually scheduled to start online in the month of April.

Please note that the candidates who have completed their B.Tech from an IIT with a CGPA of more than 8.0 are eligible for direct admission to the M.Tech degree at that IIT. For such candidates, GATE scores are not compulsory. 

Who can Apply?

  • GATE qualified candidates. 
  • IIT Graduates with B.Tech Degree
  • Candidates sponsored by various organizations recognized by DST as Research and Development  units,  candidates  sponsored  by  NIOT or  from  educational  institutions approved by AICTE/UGC/Government or from Government/Public Sector Undertakings
  • QIP candidates
  • UOP candidates of various organizations/industries as per the MoU(Memorandum of Understanding)with theInstitute
  • Defense-sponsored candidates

Minimum Eligibility Criteria to apply for IIT M.Tech

Every candidate needs to follow certain eligibility criteria to pursue the MTech course from the Indian Institute of Technology. The minimum eligibility criteria are mentioned here for your reference:-

  • GATE score is a must to pursue the MTech degree from IIT.
  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture from Educational Institutions approved by AICTE/Government to be eligible for the GATE examination.
  • Master’s degree holders in Chemistry/Life  Sciences/Mathematics/Physics related subjects from educational Institutions approved by UGC/ Government can also appear for the GATE exam.
  • Candidates graduating/graduated from IIT with a B.Tech degree and having a CGPA of 8.0 and above can apply for an MTech course at IIT without GATE Score. These applications will be reviewed by the respective Department.

What is GATE?

GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is an entrance examination conducted on the behalf of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, and National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE by the Indian Institute of Technology to allow admission to the MTech program.

This examination is taken to check the comprehensive understanding of the students regarding various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission into the Master’s program and for the job of various public sectors.


All admission bids by GATE are presented on the Common Offer Acceptance Portal  (COAP). For observation and acceptance of the IIT after giving the entrance examination, candidates need to register at the COAP site. The COAP site is free to register.

Candidates should download the information brochure on COAP 2021 and follow the Participation Guidelines. However, COAP is not an M.Tech admissions application portal.

It is just a portal for checking the result of the GATE Examination and the cut-off lists of the IIT. COAP registration number is an obligatory field to register on the IIT site at the time of M.Tech admission.

How to Apply?

To pursue the MTech Course from IIT the students need to register on the official website of IIT. For registration you need to follow the steps mentioned below:-

  • Firstly you need to register yourself on the official website of the IIT in which they have allotted the seat according to the Cut-off list.
  • Log-In to the website and fill up your details carefully and must read the form before filling it to be clear about the instructions.
  • Upload the required documents on the admission portal. The list of required documents is given below.
  • Submit the fee and take the printout of the fee receipt for the future.

Required Documents

Keep a soft copy of the following documents (if applicable) ready for uploading at the Website:

  • PDF file of your valid GATE scorecard (as originally downloaded).
  • Image file of your recent passport size photograph (file in jpeg format, size, Min: 10 kB, Max.: 500kB, -Photo Size, Width: 30 mm, Height: 45 mm)
  • Image file of your signature (file in jpeg format, size, Min: 10 KB, Max.: 500 kB  Box Size, Width: 80 mm,  Height: 35 mm)
  • Nationality  Certificate (Any of the following:  Birth Certificate or First page of your passport or Certificate issued by approved Govt. agency for Nationality)
  • Persons with Disabilities are required to upload a certificate of disability from the authorized medical board attached to one of the following: Vocational  Rehabilitation Centre  (VRC)  for Physically Handicapped persons, Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped, Government Hospital (District and State level).
  • SC/ST Certificate.
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate: To be considered under the OBC category, candidates should upload the OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate in the format prescribed by the Government of  India issued by competent authorities available on the website submission of only BC or MBC certificate will not be treated as OBC category. If any valid OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate copy is not enclosed, the candidate will be treated under the General category.
  • EWS Certificate: For General candidates to be considered under the EWS category, they should upload the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) certificate in the format prescribed by the Government of India issued by a competent authority available on the Website. If the certificate neither submitted nor valid, it will be treated under the General category.
  • Complete list of courses with the syllabus for ZE/ZS candidates
  • Grade Cards / Marksheets till date for All Candidates.

Part-Time M.Tech 

IIT is the best institution for M.Tech but not the only one in the country. It is highly difficult to get admission to an IIT because of the fierce competition. However, there are other private institutes in the country that offer direct admission without the need of any entrance exam. Such M.Tech courses are usually part-time M.Tech courses which are also commonly known as M.Tech for working professionals program. 

There are several advantages to this program. The major one being that you can pursue this course without leaving your job. This is possible because it is a part-time course with a flexible schedule. The classes are held either on weekends or in the evening. The classes are delivered both online and offline. Maximum of the classes that are theoretical are conducted online while for practical training, there are offline sessions. 

The course has been specifically designed for working professionals, but non-working professionals can also apply to this course in most colleges. The only condition is to fulfil the eligibility requirement which states that the candidate should have completed a B.Tech or BE in a relevant specialisation with at least 50% marks and from an approved university. 

The duration of the course is the same as a regular M.Tech course which is 2 years divided into 4 semesters. Some universities have an extra semester, making the total duration 2.5 years. The course is duly recognised by the government and is considered of equal value as a regular M.Tech course. So there is no need to worry about the validity of your degree. You will be eligible for jobs across both private and government sectors. 

Another great advantage of pursuing a part-time M.Tech course is that the fee is very less in comparison to a regular M.tech course. The total fee for the complete 2 year course is within INR 1-2 lakhs only, which is almost half of the fees for regular M.Tech. So, if you are not pursuing your M.Tech degree because of financial difficulties, then a part-time M.Tech is definitely a great choice for you. 

However, you should be very careful in choosing an institute for this course. Not all colleges in the country get the approval to teach part-time M.Tech courses. You should get admission only to a college that is UGC/AICTE approved, otherwise your degree will not stand valid. To help you out, following is a list of some of the top UGC/AICTE approved universities in India that offer the part-time M.Tech course:

Wrap Up

So, here I have provided all the detailed information about how you can apply to IIT for the MTech course. I also want to share that you can also pursue the MTech course without giving any entrance exams as most of the private universities like Shri Venkateshwara University are offering admission to these courses without taking any entrance exam.

Courses like MTech part-time, MTech working professional, etc are also available for the students who are not able to attend regular classes, and admission to these courses are taken directly. No doubt that IIT is the best university to pursue an engineering course but there are also some private universities that are offering this course at a lower fee to the students.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

You need to give an entrance examination named GATE to take admission to the MTech course. Admission to IIT for the MTech course is taken on the basis of marks that you have obtained after giving the entrance exam.

No, you have to give the GATE – Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering which is an entrance exam to take admission to the IIT.

Yes, you can take direct admission to MTech without giving any entrance exam as there are many universities providing direct admission to the MTech courses.

Yes, you can pursue MTech Part-Time, MTech WILP, etc courses without attending regular classes.

No, IITs do not offer M.Tech in part-time mode. However, there are other prestigious universities that do, like Shri Venkateshwara University (SVU), Lingaya's Vidyapeeth, BITS Pilani WILP, etc.

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