M.Tech. in Information Technology
The M.Tech degree in Information Technology is intended to provide training for students who wish to work in the IT industry as practitioners. It is awarded upon successful completion of a 4-semester broad-based academic program in IT, going beyond, but incorporating essential elements of, traditional computer science. Apart from imparting technical knowledge, the program teaches managerial and other cognate skills that are essential for a successful career in today's competitive IT industry. All students enrolled in the M.Tech program are residential, full-time students.
The minimum qualification for admission to any of the post-graduate programmes at IIITB is 65% in four-year bachelor's degree in engineering (i.e. B.E., B.Tech., or equivalent). First class degree holders in 3-year undergraduate programmes followed by MSc with first class in any of the physical sciences, or an MCA degree with first class, can also apply. Final-year students expecting to graduate by August 2014 may also apply.
Admissions to the M.Tech. (IT) programme is on the basis of performance in the GATE examination. GATE scores (valid as of June 1, 2014) from the following disciplines will be considered for this purpose.
- CS - Computer Science and IT
- EC - Electronics and Communication Engineering
- EE - Electrical Engineering
There is no fixed cut-off of GATE scores for admissions. In 2013, admission offers were made upto GATE score of 535. The GATE score cut-off for 2014 will vary depending upon the actual applications received.
Foreign nationals (FNs) and non-resident Indians (NRIs) who have an 4-year undergraduate engineering degree in computing–related branches (CS, EE, EC) are welcome to apply for the M.Tech. programme. Such applicants can apply with valid GRE and TOEFL scores. Only those students whose undergraduate education was in an Anglophone country (i.e. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, and the US) are exempt from TOEFL. Shortlisted FNs and NRIs applicants have to go through an online interview,
Working professionals applying for the M.Tech. programme must get leave for the duration of the M.Tech. programme. Such applicants have to submit a letter, during the admission, from a supervisor or other authorized representative of the employer stating that there is no objection to the applicant's joining IIITB as a student. Working students will also need sponsorship from the employer, or obtain support from other sources to meet their costs, as scholarships and other financial support are not available to working students.
How to Apply
Online applications to M.Tech. programme for the academic year 2014-15 is closed now.
The Institute has offered about 12 scholarships (out of the 150+ students admitted in 2013) to meritorious students joining the M.Tech programme. The institute expects to offer a similar number of industry-funded scholarships in 2014 as well. The scholarship amount covers almost all student expenses over the duration of their M. Tech. The selection for these scholarships is carried out by the industry representatives along with IIITB faculty.
About 50 GATE-qualified students have obtained fellowships from AICTE in 2013-14. The institute expects students to obtain a similar number of scholarships and fellowships in 2014 as well (across IT and ESD programmes).
Online application available
March 1, 2014
Last date for applying online and paying application fee
April 30, 2014
Selection and Joining
Notification of selection
May 8, 2014
Remittance of acceptance fee
As noted in offer letter
Remittance of balance fee (Term I, hostel, etc.)
July 11, 2014
Joining date for new batch
July 11, 2014
July 14, 2014
Write to IIIT-B Registrar or email@example.com for any queries.