Eligibility Criteria

Master of Technology

For admission to the MTech Programme, a candidate must have a Four-year Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum 6.0 CPI (Cumulative Performance Index) on 10-point scale (or 60% aggregate marks).

The CPI/Marks criteria will be relaxed by 0.5 CPI (or 5% marks) for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

Discipline wise qualifying degrees (along with CPI/Marks criteria, if it is different from the above) are listed below. Also, admissible GATE Papers' codes for the candidates applying under the studentship category Regular with GATE are also listed in the table.

MTech DisciplineSpecializationAdmissible GATE Papers
for Regular Candidates
Qualifying Degrees and Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering***Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent in an appropriate area, or
M.Sc.(Computer Science/Information Technology)/MCA, or
Graduates (AMIETE) enrolled upto 31.05.2013 from Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) in Computer Science & Engineering.
Electronics and Electrical EngineeringCommunication EngineeringElectronics and Communication Engineering (EC)Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Electronics Engineering or Equivalent, or M.Sc.(Electronics) or
Graduates (AMIETE) enrolled upto 31.05.2013 from Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
Power EngineeringElectrical Engineering (EE)
Microelectronics, Photonics & RF EngineeringElectronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
Signal Processing & Machine LearningElectronics and Communication Engineering (EC)/ Electrical Engineering (EE)/ Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
VLSIElectronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
Systems, Control and AutomationElectronics and Communication Engineering (EC)/ Electrical Engineering (EE)/ Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Mechanical EngineeringAerodynamics and PropulsionMechanical Engineering (ME)/ Aerospace Engineering (AE)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology in an appropriate area
Computational MechanicsMechanical Engineering (ME)/ Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Manufacturing Science and EngineeringMechanical Engineering (ME)/ Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Fluids and Thermal EngineeringMechanical Engineering (ME)
Machine DesignMechanical Engineering (ME)
Civil EngineeringEarth System Science and EngineeringCivil Engineering (CE)/ Geology and Geophysics (GG)/ Petroleum Engineering (PE)/ Mining Engineering (MN)/ Agricultural Engineering (AG)/ Physics (PH)/ Chemistry (CY)/ Mathematics (MA)/ Environmental Science and Engineering(ES)/

Geomatics Engineering (GE)

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering/ Petroleum Engineering/ Mining Engineering/ Mineral Engineering/ Geoscience Engineering/ Agriculture Engineering/ Engineering Physics (or equivalent)/ Engineering Mathematics (or equivalent), OR
  • Master of Science degree in Geology (or equivalent)/ Geophysics (or equivalent)/ Physics, Soil Physics with a minimum CPI of 6.0 or 60% of marks, OR
  • Master of Science degree in Mathematics/ Chemistry and allied areas in natural sciences with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 65% marks.
Environmental EngineeringAny Test Paper of GATEBachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
Geotechnical EngineeringCivil Engineering (CE)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in an appropriate area
Infrastructure Engineering and ManagementCivil Engineering (CE)/ Architecture and Planning (AR) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in an appropriate area

The candidates with B.Arch. (Architecture) Degree are eligible for admission into this specialization and a maximum of 3 seats only are allotted to such candidates.
Structural EngineeringCivil Engineering (CE)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in an appropriate area
Transportation Systems EngineeringCivil Engineering (CE)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in an appropriate area
Water Resources Engineering and ManagementCivil Engineering (CE)/ Agricultural Engineering (AG) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in an appropriate area

The candidates with B.Tech./B.E. Degree in Agriculture Engineering are eligible for admission this specialization and a maximum of 4 seats only are allotted to such candidates.
Chemical EngineeringMaterials Science and TechnologyChemical Engineering (CH)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology in an appropriate area (having Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Reaction Engineering, and Process Control, as subjects in undergraduate programme).
Petroleum Science and TechnologyChemical Engineering (CH)
Computer Aided Process EngineeringChemical Engineering (CH)
Biotechnology***Biotechnology (BT)/ Life Sciences (XL)/Instrumentation Engineering (IN)/Biomedical Engineering (BM) Master’s degree in Science or four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or five and half year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) or five year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or five and half year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) or two year Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc), with biology or related subjects as one of the papers at the 10+2 level or later.
Bioengineering***Biotechnology (BT)/ Life Sciences (XL)/Instrumentation Engineering (IN)/Biomedical Engineering (BM)Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology, with biology or related subjects as one of the papers at the 10+2 level or later.
Rural Technology***Any Test Paper of GATEB.E./ B.Tech./ M.Sc. in any discipline.
Data Science***Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)/ Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)/ Electrical Engineering (EE)/ Instrumentation Engineering (IN)/ Mathematics (MA)/ Statistics (ST)/ Engineering Sciences (XE) B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Sc./ MCA/ Four year B.S. degrees or equivalent in any engineering/ science discipline.
Food Science & Technology***Agricultural Engineering (AG)/ Biotechnology (BT)/ Chemical Engineering (CH)/ Chemistry (CY)/ Life Sciences (XL)/Engineering Sciences (XE) with G:Food Technology Four-Year Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Science in Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology/ Biosciences / Bioengineering/ Life Sciences/Food Sciences/ Food Processing/ Food Technology / Food Engineering/Agricultural Sciences/ Engineering, or equivalent, OR
Two-Year/Five-Year Integrated Master of Science in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biology/Zoology/Botany/Any Disciplines of Life Sciences/Food Sciences/ Food Processing/ Food Chemistry.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ***Electrical Engineering (EE) / Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) / Mechanical Engineering (ME) / Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) / Civil Engineering (CE) / Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) BTech/BE in EE/EEE/CSE/Mech/PE/Civil/IT/Design
Biomedical Science and EngineeringMedical Devices and DiagnosticsElectronics and Communication Engineering (EC)/ Electrical Engineering (EE)/ Mechanical Engineering (ME)/ Biomedical Engineering (BM)/ Biotechnology (BT)/ Chemical Engineering (CH)/ Physics (PH)/ Engineering Sciences (XE)/ Chemistry (CY)/ Life Sciences (XL)/ Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Bachelor of Engineering/Technology degree in Electronics Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Biotechnology/ Biosciences and Bioengineering/ Biomedical engineering/Chemical engineering/ Chemical Science and Technology, OR
Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, OR
Master of Science degree in Physics/ Chemistry/ Life Sciences.
Additionally, for any of the above mentioned qualifications, the candidate should have studied Mathematics as a subject at the Bachelors’ level.


Master of Science (by Research)

For admission to the MS(R) Programme, a candidate must satissfy the eligibility criteria as detailed below.

The CPI/Marks criteria will be relaxed by 0.5 CPI (or 5% marks) for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

MS(R) DisciplineEligibility Criteria
Energy Science and EngineeringB.E/ B.Tech./ M.Sc.degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks)
Disaster Management and Risk ReductionB.E/ B.Tech./ M.Sc.degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks)
E-MobilityFor Regular category candidates,
  • BTech/BE or equivalent in Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Electrical Engineering with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks) and with valid GATE score in Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • BTech/BE or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering/Production Engineering /Automobile Engineering with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks) and with valid GATE score in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
For Industry-sponsored candidates valid GATE score is not required.


Master of Design

Eligibility Criteria:

For admission to the MDes programme, a candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Four-year Bachelors' degree or equivalent in Design/ Engineering/ Architecture/ Interior Design or a Design related field with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks).
  2. Four year Professional Diploma in Design of NID or Professional Diploma of CEPT (5-year programme) with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks).

The CPI/Marks criteria will be relaxed by 0.5 CPI (or 5% marks) for SC/ST/PwD candidates.



Master of Arts

Eligibility Criteria:

For admission to an MA programme, a candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. A Bachelor's (10+2+3) degree (Major/ Honours) or equivalent from a recognized University, in any discipline, with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks) in major/honours only.
  2. Candidates not having Major/Honours courses, must have the concerned degree with a minimum 6.0 CPI on 10-point scale (or 60% marks).

The CPI/Marks criteria will be relaxed by 0.5 CPI (or 5% marks) for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

Studentship Category:

  1. MA programme is offered under Regular category and Sponsored category. The students in both the categories will pursue the programme on full-time basis.
  2. Regular category candidates in MA programme will NOT receive any Assistantship. For details and requirements about Sponsored category, please Click Here.