M.Tech Courses in India & Eligibility
There are premier institutes in India that provide M.Tech courses without GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). Admissions can be based on merit or scores in the entrance tests conducted by different universities. There are sponsored seats for government employees in some institutes where employees get sponsored by their organization.
The compulsory requirement to be eligible is a B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) and BE(Bachelor of Engineering) degree in a particular branch.
Students with an MSc degree can also pursue M.Tech courses. For sponsored students, the requirement is for them to have a minimum of 2 years of work experience. Direct admission to IITs can also be possible on the basis of merit provided candidates who have a CGPA of 8 and above. This applies to the eligibility criteria for direct admission to some NITs as well.
The fee structure and other costs depend on the location of the institute, the University of Affiliation, total seats and other factors. The approximate fees for admission to various IITs are around INR 50000 and INR 250000. Other government institutes offer M.Tech courses with lower fee structures.
For private institutes, the costs are usually more with other concession amounts to be paid. Hostel and mess facilities may require extra costs. But in the case of sponsored candidates, the course duration expenditure is borne by the company. The course fees can be paid in installments and waivers if offered in the case of candidates with reservations.
The commencement of the application process and admission dates depends on different institutes. Various offline and alternative modes have been adopted in 2021 for admission to M.Tech courses. The application dates for NITs are yet to be announced. Some IIITs which conduct their own entrance or direct admissions opened their portals in February and March.
Most of the state universities conducted their application process between and 2nd and 3rd week of July 2021. Central institutes opened the applications from the 3rd week of March to the end of May. These dates can vary considerably for different institutes. The best way to track the process is to keep visiting their official websites regularly.
The list of some government and private institutes that provide M.Tech without GATE are:
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Bhubaneswar
- IIT Hyderabad
- Jamia Millia Islamia
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Aligarh Muslim University
- Pondicherry University
- University of Hyderabad
The universities and colleges mentioned above conduct their own entrance tests for admission to M.Tech courses.
- After a candidate has met the eligibility criteria for a particular institute, different steps are to be followed to complete the admission process.
- After application links are closed, merit lists are released.
- If the university conducts its own entrance through different forms, cut off lists will be released.
- Next, it comes to the counseling process where students eligible as per merit or entrance course apply to the institutes.
- After counseling, the confirmed list of candidates will be released in a series of rounds
- The document verification process through physical modes is the next step, after which students can join the course classes as and when they commence
These steps are similar for most institutes with slight variations from state to state, government and other institutes.
FAQ’s on How to Get Admission in M.Tech Courses at IITs, NITs Without GATE Score
Different job options become available to you with this degree. Technical, educational and many other fields hire a large bulk of M.Tech degree holders.
To be eligible, an M.Tech course requires you to have a BTech, BE, or MSc degree. So, after a bachelor’s degree, you need to study for 2 more years.
The average salary package may vary based on the company, the pay and benefits will be higher compared to an undergraduate degree.
There are open universities in India that offer distance learning programs in most fields including the technical domains.