M.Tech (CSE & ECE) Admission Details 2018

Updated on 17-04-18

Background of Full-time M.Tech Program

IIIT-Delhi subscribes to the view that a Master degree is primarily industry-focused, though it can be used as a stepping stone for research as well. The decision whether the degree is to be pursued for skill and knowledge up-gradation or also for building research skills should rest with the student. The Institute also believes that a student should be given an option of pursuing M.Tech without assistantship so he/she can focus full time on the program, and possibly finish the program sooner, as compared to a student who is on Assistantship and so has to do part-time work in lieu of the assistantship.

The Institute feels that to address the needs of the industry, which today requires more specialized manpower as each field is getting more complex, it is desirable to provide specializations within CSE and ECE in the M.Tech program. For this, the Institute permits a student to do a "M.Tech" or "M.Tech with specialization". The following are the available specializations:

  1. M.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering)
  2. M.Tech (Electronics and Communications Engineering)

Note : The candidates need to indicate her/his preferences for all specialization in a program while filling the online application. The offer of admission will be done according to the filled preferences and the merit list.

Seat Distribution

Program & Specialization




M.Tech(CSE) in Artificial Intelligence



M.Tech(CSE) in Data Engineering



M.Tech(CSE) in Information Security



M.Tech(CSE) in Mobile Computing



M.Tech(CSE) without Specialization



M.Tech(ECE) in VLSI & Embedded Systems



M.Tech(ECE) in Communication and Signal Processing




M.Tech (CSE)

Both GATE and Non GATE candidates are eligible to apply for admission with B.Tech/BE or MCA/MSc in CS/IT (& its allied areas) with a CGPA of at least 7.00 out of 10 or 65% marks.

M.Tech (ECE)

Both GATE and Non GATE candidates are eligible to apply for admission with B.Tech/BE in ECE/EE (& its allied areas) or MSc in Electronics (for ECE) with a CGPA of at least 7.00 out of 10 or 65% marks.


IIIT-Delhi provides relaxation to SC, ST, OBC, PwD and CW category candidates. Specifically, candidates under these categories must have a CGPA of at least 6.0 out of 10 or 60% in their qualifying degree. Applicants who do not satisfy the above criteria will not be considered for admission

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 Assistantship(PG Scholarship):

Candidates with valid GATE score will only be eligible for M.Tech Assistantship. GATE score above the qualifying marks announced by GATE in the respective year i.e. 2016/2017/2018 will be considered valid. For CSE, “CS” GATE paper and for ECE, “EC/EE/IN” GATE paper will be considered.

Assistantship for M.Tech (CSE & ECE) students will be paid through AICTE-Direct benefit transfer(DBT) to the student’s account directly, at the rate of Rs.12,400/- per month as per the approval of MHRD, Govt. of India for a maximum of 24 months from the date of starting of the classes at IIIT Delhi. Institute will provide necessary support to the students to get the assistantship. For more details click here.

Note : Non-GATE candidates will not be eligible for Assistantship.

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/-

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 CSE & ECE(at IIIT-Delhi campus) – June 05, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • 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)

Selection Process

The selection for MTech admission will comprise of three stages.

"Note for CSE candidates: Before coming for test and interview at IIIT-Delhi, the candidates applying for M.Tech in CSE (all specializations), if shortlisted for the second stage (test and interview), will have to participate in an online coding competition, details are given under "Details for online coding competition" section below. This will be a pre-online test at their own place. The results of this online coding competition will be considered in the stages that follow."

  1. 1st Stage

    • The applicants will be screened on the basis of their previous academic record as well as GATE scores (will not be applicable for Non-GATE applicants) .
  2. 2nd Stage
    • The screened candidates have to appear for a written exam at IIIT-Delhi. Depending on the results of this test and previous academic record, qualified candidates will be invited to take part in the third stage, which will also take place in IIIT Delhi.
    • This will be an aptitude test (will cover basic Mathematics, Analytical Abilities and Comprehension Skills)
  3. 3rd Stage
    • The candidates will be interviewed by IIIT Delhi Faculty members.

Details for online coding competition: Applicable only for MTech (CSE) Applicants

All applicants for MTech CSE must take part in one of the long run CodeChef challenges (https://www.codechef.com/) which are held every month. These are typically named as January challenge 2018, February challenge 2018, etc. For the purpose of our MTech CSE admission in 2018, we will consider the result of any long run challenge held during (or after) January 2018. Note that since the date of on-campus written test and interview is May 19, 2018, this means that even if you have not attempted any long run challenges yet, you can still attempt long run challenges in the upcoming months of May 2018.

All the information regarding this contest can be found in codechef


  1. Appear in the above mentioned contest (https://www.codechef.com/). If you are creating a new username for Codechef, you must use the e-mail id you are providing in your IIITD application form. If you are using an existing username in Codechef, then you must provide the same email id in your IIITD application form. Note that this is mandatory, otherwise your scores will be ignored. Also, in both the cases (existing or new username), you must enter the IIIT Delhi application ID in the About Me field on the Codechef registration page.
  2. Solve as many problems as you can (within the time period allowed by the contest).
  3. Submit your solutions and obtain your score.

If you are shortlisted and asked to participate in the 2nd stage of selection process (written test), please bring a print out of your result and your code.

Seat Allotment Procedure:

The preferences of specialization submitted by the candidates at the time of application will be processed and seats will be allotted in the order of merit as explained below. 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 refresher 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 Institute policy.

Refresher Module

IIIT-D has taken a unique initiative by introducing the concept of summer refresher courses 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 refresher courses.

For more details click here

Fees (Tuition & Hostel):

  1. The fee for the entire M.Tech program is Rs. 3.5 Lac.The payment schedule is as follows:
    • Rs. 97,500/- [(Tuition fees of Rs. 87,500/- + Security money of Rs. 10000(refundable)] at the time of accepting offer of admission.}
    • Rs. 87,500 (Tuition fees) at the start of Sem II of the program
    • Rs. 87,500 (Tuition fees)at the start of Sem III of the program, and
    • Rs. 87,500 (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) 87,500/-
After June 21, 2018(Thursday) 10000/-(only Security Deposit)

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