Published on 21st March, 2016

IIT Kharagpur M.Tech Admission 2016

The programme is open to candidates of all categories with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture/M.Sc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE etc.) and having valid GATE score.

Make sure that your GATE marks are above the cut-off marks of your category and GATE paper.

NET Qualified candidates with fellowship having M.A or M.Sc Degree in Economics, Sociology, or Geography and having studied mathematics/statistics at the higher secondary level or at the graduate level are eligible to be considered for selection to MCP/Ph.D Programme.

Eligibility criteria:

(1) For institutes awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in all years of the qualifying degree:
(a) GE/OBC: Min. of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
(b) SC/ST/PwD: Min. of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale)

(2) For institutes awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in the final two semesters or final year of the qualifying degree:
(a) GE/OBC: Min. of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
(b) SC/ST/PwD: Min. of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale).

All selected candidates, graduating in 2016 have to produce the original certificates and mark sheets of the final qualifying degree by 31st October, 2016. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates and persons with disability (PwD) as per Government of India rules.

B.Tech students graduating from any of the IITs in 2016 or graduated in 2015 having CGPA 8.0 or above may be admitted to the Post-Graduate programme without GATE score. However, they have to follow the formal process as indicated in the website.

Application Procedure

Application for Joint MTech/MCP-PhD programme is to be submitted by an ONLINE process only by accessing the “Apply Online” link. The link will be available from 21st March 2016 to 15th April 2016. Fee payment has to be made online only and all the necessary qualifying certificates and documents have to be uploaded online at the time of submitting the application.

Hardcopy of the application and documents are not required.


STEP-I : How to Register
Register with Your Email Id (Login) and Password of at least 8 characters, date of birth (as per GATE), GATE Year, GATE Registration Number, GATE Score, current category (category in which you are applying for), qualifying degree and background discipline as per Table 5. Note that the data entered during the registration cannot be changed later.

STEP-II : Login to fill the Application Form
After successful registration, a candidate would be able to login with registered email and password to fill in application form.

Please note that application process is sequential in nature. Hence an applicant will not be able to go to Academic Performance Details page without filling in and subsequently saving requisite details in Profile page.

Applicants should fill up the profile page first. Applicant should then fill choice of specializations (a maximum of 6). Look at the eligibility criteria for the specializations of your choice, last year’s cut-offs for these specializations etc. before selecting the specializations.

This is followed by Personal Details page. Note that some of the fields in this page have been automatically populated from GATE records and are not editable. Applicant should fill the remaining data and click SAVE to go to Academic Details Page.

STEP-III : Uploading softcopies of the documents

STEP-IV : Make PAYMENT and SUBMIT Application
Before making payment, ensure that the data provided by you is correct in all respects
Payment of application fee has to be made through online payment gateway only.

a) The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GE/OBC Male/Transgender Candidates and
b) Rs. 250/- for all Female and PwD/SC/ST Candidates.

Selection Process

The admission will be based on either GATE Score only or GATE Score (70 % weightage) and a personal interview (30 % weightage). Personal interview will be held to test the following: (a) Motivation and aptitude for the Programme (b) Suitability for the department/centre (c) Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas. Personal interview will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur only. Please see the selection criteria for individual specializations before filling up the online application form.


Students in the two-year M.Tech/MCP programme receive an assistantship of Rs. 12400/- per month. Students selected for the PhD programme will receive an assistantship of Rs. 16400/- per month in the second year of their M.Tech./MCP study, and Rs. 25000/- per month after enrolment for PhD. Programme.

An applicant admitted to a post-graduate programme with assistantship will not be eligible for admission with assistantship in any other programme at this institute or any other Institution on the basis of the same GATE scorecard.

Important Dates:

Commencement of online Application Form submission21st March 2016 (Monday)
Website Closure for submission of online Application Form15th April 2016 (Friday)
Issue of call letters to Interview candidatesTo be announced later
Release of 1st offer to direct admission candidatesTo be announced later
Last date of acceptance of 1st offerTo be announced later
Window for interviewsTo be announced later
Release of 2nd offer including interviewed candidatesTo be announced later
Last date of acceptance of 2nd offerTo be announced later
Release of 3rd offerTo be announced later
Last date of acceptance of 3rd offerTo be announced later
Release of 4th offerTo be announced later
Last date of acceptance of 4th offerTo be announced later
Last date for release of final offersTo be announced later
Date of spot admission (if required)To be announced later
Admission to PG programmes14th July 2016 (Thursday)

Table for Eligibility and Seat Distribution for M.Tech Admission 2016

For Previous Year Cutoff

For Downloading Detail Notification Click Here

For Official website Click Here

For Applying Online Click Here

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