M.Tech (CB) Admission Details 2018

Updated on 17-04-18

About the Program

M.Tech (CB) Program strives for rigorous training in theoretical and computational approaches (for solving real life biological problems) and includes algorithms and programming, fundamentals of biology, genetics, bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology, mathematical modelling, stochastic simulations, and biophysics. Some advanced and recent topics (such as computational neuroscience, single cell biology/ genomics, bio-simulations, biostatistics, machine learning, big data analytics etc.). To know more about Center of Computational Biology Click here

Note: Admission to MTech(CB) is also conducted through Combined Entrance Examination 2018-19 conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) supported by Department of Biotechnology. Admission to remaining seats will be through IIITD regular M.Tech admission process.


  1. 1. B.Tech/BE in CS/IT/Math-and-Computing
  1. B.Tech/BE in any other discipline
  2. MCA
  3. MSc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics , Computer Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical sciences)
  4. B.Pharm
  5. MBBS
For Point 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 the applicants must have done the following either during their qualifying degree or from recognized institution / online education portal:

  • at least one computer programming course, and
  • at least two Mathematics courses

All applicants must have CGPA of at least 6.5 out of 10 or 65% in qualifying exam. The applicant must have at least 60% in all previous degrees including 10+2. Applicants who do not satisfy the above criteria will not be able to submit the application form.

IIIT-Delhi provides relaxation to SC, ST, OBC, PWD and CW category candidates. Specifically, candidates under these categories have CGPA of at least 6.0 out of 10 or 60%. They must have at least 55% in all previous degree including 10+2. Applicants who do not satisfy the above criteria will not be able to submit the application form.

While valid GATE/GPAT/CSIR-NET is not mandatory, applicants having any one of these will be given additional weightage.

Note: Candidates in the final year of their programs and who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the date of registration are also eligible to apply for admissions. For shortlisting and selection purposes, their performance until the preceding semester (preceding year if their programs are year based) would be considered but their admission would be provisional, subject to their meeting the minimum eligibility criteria after their final qualifying examination results are announced.

M.Tech Studentship:

Students admitted(max - 20) are eligible to avail DBT fellowship. A monthly studentship of Rs.12,000/- per month will be paid to M.Tech(CB) students for a maximum of 24 months from the date of starting of the classes at IIIT Delhi. This is supported by Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology. Institute will provide necessary support to the students to get the studentship. For more details click here.

Important Dates

  • Online Application Starts on – April 18, 2018 (Wednesday)
    (Specialization Preference will be taken during application)
  • Last Date of online Application – May 10, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Announcement of shortlisted candidates – May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Test & Interview for CB(at IIIT-Delhi campus) – May 27, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Publication of Merit List – June 07, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Round 1 Allotment – June 07, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Acceptance of offer of Admission by – June 13, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Round 2 Allotment (If seats available) - June 14, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Acceptance of offer of Admission by – June 20, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Round 3 Allotment (If seats available) - June 21, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Acceptance of offer of Admission by – June 27, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Admission (at IIIT-Delhi Campus) – June 29, 2018 (Friday)
  • Starting of Refresher module - July 02, 2018 (Monday)

Application Process

  1. Apply online: Fill up the M.Tech application form available on this link.
  2. Application checklist:
    • Read the instructions carefully.
    • Fill up the form online
    • Pay the application processing fee of Rs. 360/-

Selection Process:

The selection for M.Tech admission will comprise of three stages.

  • 1st Stage:
    • The applicants will be screened on the basis of their previous academic record. Applicants with valid GATE score/ GPAT/CSIR-NET will be given additional weightage.  A maximum of 100 applicants will be invited to IIIT Delhi to participate in the second stage.

  • 2nd Stage:
    • The screened candidates have to appear for a written exam at IIIT-Delhi. Depending on the results of this test, a maximum of 60 candidates will be invited to take part in the third stage, which will also take place in IIIT Delhi.

      M.Tech (CB) candidates have to appear for following two test: 

      • 1st test will cover basic Biology, Engineering Mathematics &Computing Skills.
      • 2nd test will be an aptitude test (will cover Mathematics, Analytical Abilities and Comprehension Skills).

  • 3rd Stage:
    • The candidates will be interviewed by IIIT Delhi Faculty members.

Seat Allotment Procedure:

Seats will be allotted in the order of merit. The allotment result will be available on the website


Get most of your doubts cleared about M.Tech Admission 2018 in Frequently Asked Questions.

Admission Enquiry

For general queries, please refer to the frequently asked questions. Please do not email us with your resume/CV. The application must be entered online. For other information, you may contact us through:

Email: mtech-admissions@iiitd.ac.in
Phone No: 91-11-26907400 (During office hours between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)


Admission of the candidates, who have accepted the offer will be done on June 29, 2018(Friday).

Allotment of Hostel:

Application for Hostel Accommodation will be accepted on June 29, 2018(Friday). The allotment will be done before starting of Preparatory Module (July 02, 2018) upon the availability of rooms. Outside Delhi candidates will be given preference during allotment and Delhi candidates will be allotted hostel based on the distance from IIIT-Delhi among the applicants.

Preparatory Module:

IIIT-D has taken a unique initiative by introducing the concept of Preparatory Module for incoming M.Tech students. The courses will be held on-campus from July 02 to July 27th , 2018. Those who accept the admission offer must attend the Preparatory Module.

For more details click here.

Fees (Tuition & Hostel):

  1. The fee for the entire M.Tech program is Rs. 2.5 Lac.The payment schedule is as follows:
    • Rs. 87,500/- [(Tuition fees of Rs. 62,500/- + Campus Maintenance Charges Rs. 15,000/-+ Security money of Rs. 10000(refundable)] at the time of accepting offer of admission.
    • Rs. 62,500 (Tuition fees) at the start of Sem II of the program
    • Rs. 77,500 (Tuition fees of Rs. 62,500/- + Campus Maintenance Charges Rs. 15,000/-)at the start of Sem III of the program, and
    • Rs. 62,500 (Tuition fees) at the start of Sem IV of the program
  2. Hostel fees will be charged semester-wise. Approx. Hostel charges per semester (4 months) is given below;
Program Security (refundable) Mess charges Single Room Double sharing Room Triple sharing Room
M.Tech 10000/- 8000/- 34000/- 25000/- 22000/-

Refund Policy after withdrawal of admission:

Once accepted offer of admission, students will be refunded the fees deposited as per the following policy, if withdraw admission;

Withdrawal Dates Amount Refundable
Till June 20, 2018(Wednesday) 77,500/-
After June 21, 2018(Thursday) 10000/-(only Security Deposite)

Note – To withdraw admission student need to mail mtech-admissions@iiitd.ac.in