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M.Tech. (Research) in CSE Admission Details 2023

M.Tech. (Research) is a high-value two-years’ master's program focusing on nurturing talent for research-based quality employability. The core emphasis is on research from day one with a limited amount of coursework to prepare a student to develop adequate in-depth understanding of a foundational topic of today’s computing technology. The aim of the program is to attract the best talent from the pool of undergraduate students available for admission to a Masters program in the country in an academic year and train them to gain skills in cutting-edge research work in computer science.

Students of this program will have:

  • 1. A coveted degree at par with globally reputed MS (R)/M.Tech (R) program in terms of quality and recognition.
  • 2. The potential for quality employability in the growing research sector in academia and industry.
  • 3. A lower fee, higher scholarship, incentives at par with Ph.D. students
    • Substantially lower fees in the first year of the program than that of the regular M.Tech. (CSE) program at IIIT-Delhi.
    • No fees in the second year of the program.
    • A high scholarship to cover almost all expenses during the program.
  • 4. A comprehensive thesis work focused on a research topic selected from the areas such as but not limited to
    Artificial Intelligence
    Computer Vision
    Computer Graphics
    Computer Security and Cryptography
    Computer Networks & Systems
    Database and Information Systems
    Distributed Computing
    Human-Computer Interaction
    Big Data Management
    Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Federated Learning/Tiny ML
    Natural Language Processing
    Quantum Technologies / Computing
    Software Engineering
    Theoretical Computer Science
    Wireless Communication
  • 5. Eligibility to convert to a full-time Ph.D. program (typically after one year) with a full tuition fee refund.
  • 6. Eligibility to pursue the sponsored Ph.D. program, which currently costs Rs. 1.5 Lacs per annum, with a full tuition fee waiver.
Seat Distribution, Eligibility Criteria, M.Tech. Assistantship, Application Process

Seat Distribution

M.Tech. (Research) in CSE

Eligibility Criteria

  1. B.E./B.Tech. in CSE/IT/ECE/EE, or an M.C.A., or an M.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics
  2. Percentage ≥ 75% or Equivalent Percentage
    • » Relaxation of 5% for candidates from reserved categories.
  3. Mandatory GATE in CS/EC/EE/MATH/ST


IIIT-Delhi provides relaxation to SC, ST, OBC, PWD and CW category candidates. Specifically, candidates under these categories must have 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.

Important Note I (Conversion of CGPA to Percentage):

The applicants having grading scheme i.e. result in CGPA or equivalent grading, will be required to convert their CGPA to percentage according to the conversion formulae prevailing in their respective university/institute. In addition, the applicant must upload a certificate on the official letterhead from university/institute indicating the conversion from the CGPA to percentage. If the applicant's university/institute does not provide the conversion from CGPA to percentage, the conversion formulae will be "multiplication of CGPA by 10" to derive the percentage. For example, if CGPA is 7.5, the equivalent in percentage will be 7.5x10 = 75%. In this case, the applicant will be required to give an undertaking form which is available here.

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. Research Assistantship

Rs. 21000/- per month
Candidates will be eligible for M.Tech. (Research) Assistantship. GATE score above the qualifying marks announced by GATE in the respective year, i.e., 2021/2022/2023, will be considered valid. Assistantship for M.Tech. (Research) 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 the necessary support to the students to get the assistantship. For more details, click here.
In addition, IIITD will provide extra support of Rs. 8600/- per month for a maximum of 24 months from the date of starting the classes at IIIT-Delhi.

Application Process

(Candidates are advised to check the eligibility and selection procedure carefully; once application is submitted, the application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.)

  1. Apply online: Fill up the M.Tech. (CSE) application form available on this link. and check the box to indicate application to M.Tech. (Research).
  2. Application checklist:
    • Read the instructions carefully.
    • Fill up the form online
    • Pay the application processing fee of Rs.500/- (Additional Transaction Charges as Applicable)
Selection Process, Seat Allotment Procedure, Important Dates

Selection Process

The selection for M.Tech.(Research) admission will comprise of the following processes:

All candidates meeting the basic eligibility criteria will be invited for the PGCAT-IIITD exam followed by an interview. The details are as under

  • Date of the offline selection process: 30th April 2023 (Sunday).
  • Reporting Time: 08:30 AM.
  • Venue of Examination: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi), Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III (Near Govind Puri Metro Station) New Delhi, India - 110020
  • Admit cards will be sent to the registered email-id of the candidates.
  • A Merit list with rank will be prepared on the basis of performance in the selection process and GATE score.
  • Offer of admission will be made on the basis of the rank.

*The Institute reserves the right to change the screening criteria for shortlisting and selection. The Institute also reserves the right to fill the seats fully or partially at its own discretion without assigning any reasons thereof.

Seat Allotment Procedure

The seats will be allotted in the order of merit, as explained below. The allotment result will be available on the admission portal.

First Round of Seat Allotment

  • Online Provisional Allotment will be shown in the candidate's login account on the IIIT Delhi website for the candidates who get an allotment in this round.
  • All the candidates who get an allotment in this round will have to pay the admission fee of Rs. 1,65,334/- online, failing which his/her allotted seat will stand automatically canceled, and the candidate will not be considered for subsequent ONLINE rounds of seat allotment.
  • Based on the number of candidates who accept the offer of admission in this round, the vacant seats will be made available for the 2nd round of seat allotment.
  • The last date of acceptance of the offer for this round is mentioned in the important dates section on the website.

Second Round of Seat Allotment

  • All candidates in the merit list, who were not allotted any seats in the first round of seat allotment, are eligible for the second round.
  • Candidates who were allotted a seat in the first round of seat allotment and did not pay their admission fee are not eligible for the second round and will be out of the seat allotment process.
  • Candidates must visit the admission portal on important dates to know the results for the second round of seat allotment.
  • In this round, all eligible candidates MUST visit the admission portal, which can be accessed through their respective login ID as per important dates, to know the allotment of seats for him/her in this round.
  • Candidates who get an allotment in this round will have to pay the admission fee of Rs. 1,65,334/- online, failing which his/her allotted seat will stand automatically canceled, and the candidate will not be considered for subsequent ONLINE rounds of seat allotment.
  • The Last date of acceptance of the offer for this round is defined in the important dates section on the website.

Seat Allotment Procedure for the candidates who have applied for both programs (M.Tech CSE + M.Tech (Research) CSE)

Those who have applied for two or more programs and are selected for both programs in any round can accept the offer of any one of the programs with the above mentioned procedure.

Thesis Supervisor:

An offer of admission to the program will include a list of preferences for potential thesis supervisors. A candidate will have to indicate the preference before finally accepting the offer. Typically, a thesis allotment will be based on the merit list; e.g. a candidate with the highest merit rank will be allotted his first preference.

Seat Allotment Procedure for the candidates who have applied for both programs (M.Tech CSE + M.Tech (Research) CSE)

Those who have applied for two or more programs and are selected for both programs in any round can accept the offer of any one of the programs with the above mentioned procedure.

Important Dates

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Fees (Tuition & Hostel), Refund Policy

Fees (Tuition & Hostel)

1. M.Tech. program fee structure
Particulars Amount
Tuition Fee divided into two equal installments Equivalent to ~50% of regular M.Tech CSE program fee 3,06,667
Alumni fee 2,000
Security Money (Refundable) 10,000
Total Fee payable 3,18,667
Schedule of Payment
(i) At the time of accepting offer of admission
Tution Fee First installment 1,53,334
Alumni Fee 2,000
Security Money (Refundable) 10,000
Total amount payable 1,65,334
(ii) At the start of 2nd Semester
Tution Fee Second installment 1,53,333
Total amount payable 1,53,333
2. Hostel fee structure
Hostel fees will be charged semester-wise. Approx. hostel charges per semester (4 months) is given below
Program M.Tech.
Security (refundable) 10,000/-
Mess Charges 12,000/- (approx)
Single Room 45,000/-
Double Sharing Room 34,000/-

Refund Policy

Timeline for Withdrawal Amount Refundable
On or before withdrawal date, upto 5 PM Whole fees paid after deduction of Rs.1000/-
After withdrawal date 10,000/- (only Security Deposit)

Note - To withdraw admission student needs to send an email to and withdraw his seat on the M.Tech admission portal through his/her login.

Admission, Allotment of Hostel, Refresher Module


Admission of the candidates who accept the offer will be made as per the schedule available under important dates.

Allotment of Hostel

The allotment of the hostel will be done upon the availability of rooms. Outside Delhi, candidates will be given preference during allotment, and Delhi candidates will be allotted a hostel as per Institute policy.

Refresher Module

IIITD has taken a unique initiative by introducing the concept of a Refresher Module for incoming M.Tech. students. Those who accept the admission offer must attend the Refresher Module. For more details, click here

Program Structure

Program Structure

For "M.Tech. (Research) in CSE" a student must do:

  • 4 courses equivalent to 16 credits of CSE 500 level or above from the list of courses available at or being offered in a semester.
  • M.Tech. (minor) thesis spanned over the first two semesters of the program with 4 credits registered in each of these semesters.
  • 24 credits of M.Tech. thesis spanned over the second year of the program.

Change of supervisor may be allowed in some special circumstances before the second semester starts.

Placement Support:

  • The students of this program will have the same standard support for on-campus placement.
  • The students are allowed to take up internships in summer term with approval of the supervisor.
  • The placement cell of the institute will promote this program for research-based profiles as one with high value and quality training.

Program completion:

  • Continuing Percentage of >= 70% in every semester.
  • There will be an academic warning sent to the student if the percentage falls below the minimum required.
  • Registration can be terminated if there are two subsequent warnings.
  • Completion of credit requirements.
  • Successful defense of thesis.
  • Desirable research publication at a reputed venue.
Frequently Asked Questions, Admission Enquiry


Clear your doubts about M.Tech. Admission 2023 in Frequently Asked Questions.

Admission Enquiry

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Last updated: 24-03-2023