Last Updated: 1st April, 2013

IIT Patna M.Tech Admission 2013

Applications are invited for admission to the Master of Technology (M.Tech.) programmes starting in July 2013. The programmes are of two years duration. The details of the programmes offered by Schools/Departments and specializations are as follows:

Schools/ Departments Specializations
School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Mechanical Engineering jointly with Department of Electrical Engineering)


School of Basic Sciences (Department of Mathematics) jointly with School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Computer Science & Engineering) Mathematics & Computing
School of Basic Sciences (Department of Physics jointly with Department of Chemistry)

Nanoscience & Technology

School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Computer Science & Engineering) Computer Science & Engineering
School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Electrical Engineering) Communication System Engineering

Categories of M.Tech. Students:

The Institute admits M.Tech. students under the following categories:


These are students who work full-time for their M.Tech. degrees and receive assistantships from the Institute or fellowship from any other recognised funding agency.


A candidate in this category is sponsored by a recognised R&D organisation, academic institution, governmental organisation or industry for doing MTech in the Institute on a full-time basis. The applicant must be a regular employee of his/her organisation 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.

IIT Patna M.Tech Admission 2013:

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to M.Tech. Programme

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 6.0 in 10 point scale) for General/OBC categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 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 31-10-2013. Reservation of Seats for SC, ST, OBC (including OBC Minorities) (Non-creamy layer) and PD categories: 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 17-07-2013. If selected, such candidates shall be admitted provisionally, and they will have to furnish the results of their qualifying degree examinations latest by 31-10-2013. Further, they must fulfil 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 fulfil 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:

Schools/ Departments Specializations

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

MSc in Mathematics or B.Tech./B.E. degree in Electrical/ Electronic/ Computer Science/ Mechanical/ Civil/ IT/ Aerospace/ Instrumentation Engineering or Equivalent and a valid GATE score in MA, EE, EC,CS, ME, CE, AE, IN.

M.Tech. in Nanoscience and Technology

 MSc/Equivalent in [Nanoscience, Chemistry (Pure/ Applied), Physics, Applied Physics/ Solid State Physics/ Engineering Physics/ Biophysics/ Polymer Science/ Material Science] or B.Tech./Equivalent degree in [Engineering Physics/ Polymer Engineering/ Materials & Metallurgical/Materials/Mechanical/Electronics & Communication/Electrical Engineering] and a valid GATE score in CY, PH, MT, ME, EC, EE, XE (with Material Science or Polymer Science & Engineering)

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.

Sponsored Candidates

An applicant employed in an industry or any other recognized organisation/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/CPI of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for GN/OBC Categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA/CPI of 5.5 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 organisation 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 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.

Financial Support

(For regular students who are Indian nationals)

  1. Assistantships are provided to regular students (Indian nationals) at the rate of Rs.8,000/- 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 organisations will be available as per terms and conditions of the concerned funding organisations.
  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.

Application Procedure:

Candidates are requested to use the following link to fill and submit application form online.

Link for : Online Application

Instruction : How to fill online application Form.

For July 2013 admission, the online link will remain active till, 15.04.2013. 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. You can download it from your registered email address or from your application page.

You are requested to send final submitted application generated online duly signed along with copies of mark sheets/certificates and other testimonials (both sides) and a Demand Draft for Rs. 300/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PD candidates drawn in any nationalized bank and payable at Patna in favour of IIT Patna to the Assistant Registrar(Academic), Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar, to reach on or before 22.04.2013. Please mark on the top of the envelope, Application for M.Tech. admission in “ Name of the Specialisation ”. Female applicants will be exempted from application fee.

Those applying for more than one specialisation should make separate application. 


The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test or/ and interview, based on performance in GATE/NET, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.

Important Dates:

Start Date of On-line Application Form:  19.03.2013 onwards

Closing Date of On-line Application Form: 15.04.2013 

Last Date for receipt of completed Application Forms by IIT Patna is: 22.04.2013 (by post)

Tentative Date for written test (for sponsored candidates only) and/or personal interview: 15.05.2013 to 22.05.2013

Note: The above information is not the complete set of Rules & Regulations for the M.Teh. programmes at IIt Patna.

For any further information, please contact

Assistant Registrar (Academic),

Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar

Phone : +91 (0612) 2552103

Fax:        +91 (0612) 2277383

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