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Indian Institutes of Technology Patna Admission to M.Tech. Programmes

Indian Institutes of Technology Patna Admission to M.Tech. Programmes

About the Indian Institutes of Technology Patna

 

IIT Patna has ten departments: These are Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Humanities & Social Science departments.

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering jointly with Department of Electrical Engineering    – Specializations – Mechatronics ; Regular & Full time – 19,Sponsored & Full time – 03,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  •  Department of Mathematics jointly with Department of Computer Science & Engineering   – Specializations – Mathematics and Computing ; Regular & Full time – 19,Sponsored & Full time – 03,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering –  Specializations – Computer Science & Engineering – Regular & Full time – 25,Sponsored & Full time – 03,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  • Department of Electrical Engineering – Specializations –  Communication System Engineering; Regular & Full time – 19, Sponsored & Full time – 03, Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering -Specializations -Mechanical Engineering ; Regular & Full time – 25,Sponsored & Full time – 03,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering -Specializations – Civil Engineering ; Regular & Full time – 19,Sponsored & Full time – 03,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  • Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering -Specializations – Materials Science & Engineering ; Regular & Full time – 18,Sponsored & Full time – 03,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01
  • Department of Electrical Engineering -Specializations – VLSI & Embedded Systems ; Regular & Full time – 12,Sponsored & Full time – 03,,Project Staff – 01,Part-Time – 01

*Reservation of Seats: As per Govt. of India rules.

IMPORTANT NOTE : The candidates applying for Regular and full time category (except Bachelor’s degree holders from an Indian Institute of Technology with minimum CPI of 8.0.) must fill in GATE Registration number and COAP Registration number, correctly in the online application, while entering details of GATE examination passed. Failing which, the application is liable to be rejected. Candidates applying under Sponsored/Project staff/ Part-time category may write “Not applicable” against the fields: GATE Registration number and COAP Registration number, if they have written GATE exam and wish to provide its details.

Categories of M.Tech. Students
The Institute admits M.Tech. students under the following categories:
i) REGULAR (FULL –TIME)
These are students who work full-time for their M.Tech. degrees and receive assistantships from the Institute or fellowship from any other organization funding agency.
ii) SPONSORED (FULL-TIME)
A candidate in this category is sponsored by a organization R&D organization, academic institution, governmental organization or industry for doing M.Tech. in the Institute on a full-time basis. The applicant must be a regular  employee of his/her organization with at least two years of experience at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the discipline in which admission is sought. He/She will not receive any financial support from the Institute. Sponsorship letter (Form I, available with the application form) must be attached with the duly filled in application form.
iii) PROJECT STAFF
This category refers to a student who is working on a sponsored project in the Institute and is admitted then to M.Tech Program to work on a full-time or part-time basis. The remaining duration of the project at the time of admission  should be at least one year. If the project gets completed before the student completes his/her M.Tech Program, his/her category will be converted to self-financed Category.
iv) PART-TIME
A student in this category is a professionally employed person (including the staff of IIT Patna), who pursues the M.Tech Program, while continuing the duties of his/her service. The Institute does not provide any assistantship to such a student.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to M.Tech. Programme:

I. Regular & Full Time
The programme is open to candidates of all categories with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology / M Sc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE, etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Note: All regular category candidates (except those having B.Tech. degrees from an IIT with a minimum CPI of 8.0) must possess a valid score of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Candidates seeking admission to M.Tech. Programme of the Institute shall have to possess a minimum of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) for General/OBC categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for SC/ST categories in the final qualifying examination. All selected candidates have to produce the certificate with regard to the marks secured in the final qualifying examination by 31-10-2020. Reservation of Seats is as per Govt. of India rules. OBC (including OBC Minorities) (Non-creamy layer) candidates will have to enclose certificate and self-declaration statement as per prescribed format in annexure I, II and III (as applicable) available with the Application form. Additional Conditions For Candidates Still To Appear In Qualifying Examinations Candidates still to appear in their qualifying degree examinations may also apply, provided they appear in all their qualifying degree examinations and complete all requirements for their degrees before date of registration to M.Tech programme at IIT Patna in July 2020. If selected, such candidates shall be admitted provisionally, and they will have to furnish the results of their qualifying degree examinations latest by 31-10-2020. Further, they must fulfill the minimum requirements of marks/CGPA/CPI, and other conditions like valid GATE score etc., as mentioned under eligibility criteria for respective programmes. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements, shall automatically result in cancellation of admission.

Selection Procedure

Selection is based on performance in GATE and Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. Marks obtained in GATE and in personal interview will have 70% and 30% weightage respectively. Personal interview will be held to test the  skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas. Personal interviews will be conducted at IIT Patna. The eligibility and the GATE papers for the M.Tech. programmes are given below:

  • M.Tech. in Mechatronics :-  B.Tech./B.E. degree in Mechanical / Production /Aerospace/ Electrical/ Electronics & Communication/ Instrumentation Engineering or MSc in Electronics and Instrumentation and valid GATE score in ME, PI, AE, EE, EC, IN, PH, XE .
  • M.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing :- M.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics/Mathematics & Computing orEquivalent or B.Tech./B.E. degree in Computer Science/IT/ECE/Aerospace Engineering/Maths & Computing or
    Equivalent and a valid GATE score in MA, CS, EC.
  • M.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering :- B.Tech./B.E. degree in Computer Science/Information Technology and a valid GATE score in CS.
  • M.Tech. in Communication System Engineering :- B.Tech./B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Communication and a valid GATE score in EC.
  • M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering : –  B.Tech./B.E. in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Automobile, Production,Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering and a valid GATE score inAE, ME and PI
  • M.Tech in Civil Engineering : –  B.Tech/B.E. degree or equivalent in Civil, Infrastructure, Construction,Engineering with valid GATE score in CE
  • M.Tech. in Materials Science & Engineering  : –  B.Tech./B.E. degree in Materials, Metallurgical & Materials, Chemical,Ceramics, Polymer/Rubber, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics orMSc./Equivalent in Physics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, AppliedChemistry and valid GATE score in paper MT, CH, ME, EE, EC, XE(with Materials Science or Polymer Science and Engineering or Solid Mechanics or Thermodynamics)
  • M.Tech in VLSI & Embedded Systems : –  B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc. (Engineering) degree in Electrical/Electronics/Communication/Instrumentations Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering with Valid GATE score
    in one of EE,EC,IN,CS discipline. OR M.Sc. (Physics/Electronics) with valid GATE score in EC, IN.

II. Sponsored Candidates

An applicant employed in an industry or any other recognized organization/institution with at least two years of experience is eligible for admission to the M.Tech. programmes provided the applicant is sponsored by the employer. The  applicant should have scored at least 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) for General/OBC categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for SC/ST Categories in the qualifying degree examination. For sponsored applicants GATE score is not mandatory and they are not eligible for assistantship. Candidate applying for Sponsored Full-Time categories must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least 2(two) years of professional experience in the respective field. Selection of these candidates is based on performance in Written Test and/or Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. Performance in Written test and in Personal interview will be the basis for the selection in M.Tech. programmes. The applicant must submit Form I: Sponsorship letter (available with the application form)

III. PROJECT STAFF

The applicant should have scored at least 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) for General/OBC categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for SC/ST Categories in the qualifying degree examination.  GATE score is not mandatory. Candidate should be working on a sponsored project in the Institute. The remaining duration of the project at the time of admission should be at least one year. If the project gets completed before the student completes his/her M.Tech Program, his/her category will be converted to self-financed Category. Selection of these candidates is based on performance in Written Test and/or Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. Performance in Written test and in Personal interview will be the basis for the selection in M.Tech. programmes. The applicant must submit Form II: No Objection Certificate from Dean/ Associate Dean (R&D), IIT Patna, for Project Staff category (available with the application form).

IV. PART-TIME

A student in this category is a professionally employed person (including the staff of IIT Patna), who pursues the M.Tech Program, while continuing the duties of his/her service. The Institute does not provide any assistantship to such  a student. The applicant should have scored at least 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) for General/OBC categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for SC/ST Categories in the qualifying degree examination. GATE score is not mandatory. Selection of these candidates is based on performance in Written Test and/or Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. Performance in Written test and in Personal interview will be the basis for the selection in M.Tech. programmes. The applicant must submit Form III: No Objection Certificate from the employer for Part-time category (available with the application form).

Financial Support

A. Regular & Full Time

1. Assistantships are provided to regular students (Indian nationals) at the rate of Rs.12,400/- per month, with valid and qualifying GATE score above the prescribed cut off level for M.Tech. programme . GATE score requirement is  exempted for students with Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with minimum CPI of 8.0.

2. Assistantships from external funding organizations will be available as per terms and conditions of the concerned funding organizations.

3. Students receiving assistantships from the Institute or from any other funding agencies are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing norms.

4. The continuation of the assistantship is subject to satisfactory performance of the assigned duties and satisfactory progress of the student in the M.Tech. programme.

5. Financial assistantship will be for a maximum period of 2(two) years (till the completion of end semester examination of second year).

B. Project staff category: Assistantship may be provided to students in project staff category as per the norms of the project funding agency. No assistantship will be provided from the institute.

C. No assistantship will be provided to the candidates of Sponsored category and Part-time category.

Application Procedure:

The application fee of Rs. 300/- for General/OBC/EWS (Male) candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PwD/Female (all categories) candidates, must be submitted online through SBI Collect. Link for payment: https://www.onlinesbi.com/prelogin/icollecthome.htm?corpID=595859 After the payment, a reference/journal number will be generated, which must be mentioned in the application form and the printed e-receipt of payment must be preserved along with the hard copy of application. Candidates are required to use the following link to fill and submit application form online (Please read complete advertisement very carefully before applying online. Please note that once submitted, application cannot be modified, so be very careful while submitting application. To avoid internet congestion, candidates are advised not to wait for the last date of application.)
Link: http://academic.iitp.ac.in For application, the online link will remain active till, 13.04.2020 (extended till 10.05.2020). Please login and fill up all the parts of the application form. Follow the instructions given in the document “Instructions to Candidates”. At the end a final PDF will be generated. The candidates are required to download it from their registered email address or from their application page. Candidates, applying for more than one specialization, must submit a separate application with separate application fee, for each application. The candidates are required to take printout of the final submitted application generated online. They are NOT required
to send application by post. The duly signed hard copy of application along with self attested copies of mark sheets & certificates (from class X to highest degree obtained/appeared), caste certificate (if applicable), GATE/Relevant
certificate, experience certificate, other testimonials, (both sides) and printed e-receipt of online payment must bebrought on the day of test/interview, failing which the candidature is liable to be rejected. Please note that the application must be complete in all respects, along with all documents, including e-receipt of payment. If any of the prescribed documents (as mentioned above) is not produced on the day of test/interview, they shall not be allowed to appear in the test/interview.

No call letter will be sent by post. The candidates should check email and website regularly for important information. At the time of test/interview, a candidate must bring his/her valid original Identity card.

Selection:

The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test or/ and interview, based on performance in GATE, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc and merely fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria  does not guarantee call for test/interview.

Important Dates:

Start Date of On-line Application Form : 20.03.2020

Closing Date of On-line Application Form : 13.04.2020 (extended till 10.05.2020).

Note: The above information is not the complete set of Rules & Regulations for the M.Tech. programmes at IIT Patna. For any further information, please contact
Helpline: Please note that no correspondence / query shall be entertained regarding correction of mistake in the submitted application, details already available in the advertisement and irrelevant matters. First issues/problems should be identified strictly as provided in the following table and write ONLY to the concerned email id mentioned against the issues, failing which the query shall not be responded.

For more details refer the Official Website :  https://www.iitp.ac.in/

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