IIT Madras M.Tech Admissions through GATE 2023: Check Dates, Admission Process, Fee, Eligibility

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IIT Madras M.Tech Admissions through GATE 2023: IIT Madras, located in Chennai, India, is one of the premier engineering institutes in India and is known for its high-quality education and research excellence. The institute offers a Master of Technology (M.Tech) program for aspiring engineers who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in various disciplines of engineering, technology, and sciences. Admissions to the M.Tech program at IIT Madras are primarily conducted through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

The M.Tech program at IIT Madras offers specialization in various disciplines such as Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Ocean Technology, and more. The duration of the M.Tech program is generally two years, although there are some specialized programs with a duration of three years. Check this article for IIT Madras MTech admissions through GATE 2023 notification PDF, important dates, eligibility criteria, fee, and admission process here.

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Download IIT Madras M.Tech Admissions 2023 Notification PDF

IIT Madras will initiate online applications from GATE-qualified candidates for M. Tech 2023 admissions. Interested candidates who will satisfy the required eligibility criteria and wish to line up their careers in the field of research may apply through the application portal. The link for the online application process will become active soon. Candidates may check the eligibility criteria for various M. Tech programs and admission details from here- 

IIT Madras M.Tech 2023 Admissions Notification: Download Here (To be Updated)

IIT Madras M. Tech Admissions Through GATE 2023: Important Dates

Important dates related to IIT Madras admission through GATE 2023 are explained in the below table.

S. No Particulars Dates
1. Opening of Website for ONLINE applications To be Updated
2. Closing of Website for ONLINE applications To be Updated
3. Suitability Test/ Interview for relevant candidates To be Updated
5. Date of reporting for admission To be Updated
6. Date for Additional Round after the Admission Day To be Updated
7. Photo session and Workflow enrolment To be Updated
8. Orientation Programme To be Updated
9. Commencement of Classes To be Updated

IIT Madras M. Tech Admissions 2023: Eligibility Details

Eligibility details for Mtech admission at IIT Madras are explained below. Candidates can check more information from the below table.

Categories Qualifications

Candidates qualified in GATE 2023 and satisfying any one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture from educational Institutions approved by AICTE/ Government.
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry/ Life Sciences/ Mathematics/ Physics related subjects from educational Institutions approved by UGC/ Government.
  • Degrees obtained through Distance Education/ Correspondence Mode for the qualifying degree specified above. The Departments will follow the suitability test/ interview procedure for screening in such cases.
  • Candidates yet to appear or have appeared in the final examination for the qualifying degree specified above and whose results are likely to be declared
  • Associate Membership holders of professional bodies for admission into their parent disciplines from the following:
    • The Institution of Engineers (India) (AMIE)
    • The Aeronautical Society of India (AMAeSI) (eligible only for aerodynamics, structures, and propulsions streams)
    • The Indian Institute of Metals (AMIIM)
    • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (AMIIChemE)
    • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (AMIETE)
FOR IIT GRADUATES Candidates graduating/ graduated from IITs with B.Tech. Degree and having a CGPA of 7.5 (on a scale of 10) and above for SC/ ST and 8.0 (on a scale of 10) and above for others can apply without GATE Score
FOR SPONSORED CANDIDATES Candidates employed and sponsored (with full pay and allowances for 24 months) by industry/ government organizations/ private and public enterprises, engaged in R&D work recognized by DST/ engineering colleges recognized by AICTE, possessing at least two years of professional experience
FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME (QIP) CANDIDATES M.Tech. under Quality Improvement Programme (sponsored by AICTE) is advertised separately and the selection of QIP candidates is made through a test/ interview
FOR DEFENCE-SPONSORED CANDIDATES M.Tech. Program sponsored by Defence Authority (Research & Training and Post Graduate Training) is through a separate selection procedure

IIT Madras M. Tech Admissions 2023: Fellowship Schemes

Financial assistance in the form of a Half-Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) at the rate of ₹ 12,400/- p.m.tenable for a maximum period of 24 months) will be awarded to Indian nationals doing the M.Tech. Programs, subject to Institute rules. HTTA students are required to assist the department with 8 hours of work per week related to academic activities of the department such as laboratory demonstration, tutorials, evaluation of assignments, test papers, seminars, research projects, etc. It can be explained more as follows:

  • DAE-GF Scheme
    • DAE-Graduate Fellowship (DAE-GF) Scheme in various engineering disciplines is offered by the Department of Atomic Energy.
    • GATE-qualified candidates selected under this scheme will get a fellowship of  35,000/- per month. After the successful completion of the M.Tech Programme, the DAE-GF scheme fellows will be placed in one of the DAE units.
  • AERB-GF Scheme
    • Under Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Graduate Fellowship (AERB-GF) Scheme, up to three candidates will be selected either from Mechanical Engineering (only in Design/ Nuclear/ Thermal Engineering) or Chemical Engineering discipline or from both and they will be offered a monthly stipend. 
  • ESSO-MoES Scheme
    • Earth System Science Organization – Ministry of Earth Sciences (ESSO-MoES) ESSO- MoES sponsors a maximum of 10 students for the M.Tech. in Ocean Technology (OE2)program which may include up to 2 candidates from ESSO-NIOT (National Institute of Ocean Technology).

IIT Madras M. Tech Admissions 2023: Admission Procedure

Admission to candidates (who are not required to take the Suitability Test/ Interview) will be finalized strictly in the order of merit as per the GATE Score (CGPA & Department Review for IIT Graduates) and on the basis of choices given by them in the application.

For PwD candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy), a benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part/ system/ extremity/ whole body, etc. Such candidates must upload, along with the Application Form, the 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).

Upgradation of Choices 

  • There is a possibility of getting an up gradation in the choices filled by the candidates who have already accepted the offer of admission, depending upon the subsequent availability of vacancies. Please note that during the up-gradation, depending on the indicated order of preference given by the candidate, it is possible for a candidate to switch from an HTTA seat to an N-HTTA seat if N-HTTA is higher in order of preference given by the candidate.

Additional Round of offers after the Admission Day

  • When the candidates who are given admission during the first, second, and subsequent rounds of offers withdraw from the program, the seats get vacant. To fill these remaining vacancies, an Additional Round of offers will be made. Candidates who could not secure admission in the first, second, and subsequent offers will be considered for the Additional Round.
  • Candidates are NOT required to report in person for these Additional Rounds. The Additional Rounds will be similar to the last round of offers conducted before Admission Day. Please note that Additional Rounds of offers after the Admission Day will be operated only when there are any unfilled seats, and its operational details will be available on the M. Tech Admission site.

Reporting for Admission

  • GATE-qualified candidates and IIT B.Tech. graduates who accept the offer of admission must produce a completion certificate of their qualifying degree examination.
  • Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the offer of admission.

IIT Madras M. Tech Admissions 2023: Application Procedure

The application procedure for the Mtech courses at IIT Madras is explained as follows:

For GATE-qualified and B.Tech graduates from IIT

  • ₹ 200 /- for SC/ ST/ PwD/Female Candidates 
  • ₹ 400/- for others

For sponsored candidates

  • ₹ 250 /- for SC/ ST/ PwD/Female Candidates 
  • ₹ 500/- for others

For more details, check the IIT Madras Website

IIT Madras Official Website

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