IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions 2018

Preeti Gupta updated on : 13 Nov 2017
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Do you want to pursue M.Tech from IIT Patna? Are you confused about the admission process? Know everything about IIT Patna M.Tech Admission 2018 here.

IIT Patna M. Tech Admissions

Candidates seeking admission in M.Tech programmes at IIT Patna need to meet GATE 2018 cutoff and apply for admission through college's online portal as well as through Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). IIT Patna M.Tech admission forms 2018 will be accepted only for the candidates who applied through both the channels. Based on GATE 2018 result, a list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared and they will be called for the further admission process which includes a written test, personal interview, and counselling. Next round of admission depends on the course selected by the candidates and the decision of the admission body.

Candidates who completed B.Tech at any Indian Institute of Technology with CGPA of 8 out of 10 will be allowed to apply for direct M.Tech admission at IIT Patna. Candidates who haven't completed B.Tech from IITs need to appear for GATE exam and get minimum cutoff marks. GATE scores are valid for 3 years, which means a candidate who took GATE exam in 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be allowed to apply for M.Tech admission 2018 at IIT Patna. Read the article below to get more details on IIT Patna M.Tech admission 2018 like the application process, eligibility criteria, application fee, previous year cutoff etc.

IIT Patna M.Tech Admission 2018 – Important Dates

GATE 2018 will be conducted on February 3, 4, 10 and 11 2018, the result of which will be announced on March 17, 2018. Candidates looking forward to taking admission at IIT Patna will be able to fill the application form after the announcement of result. Check IIT Patna M.Tech admission important dates 2018 in the table below:

S.No.

Event

Dates

1

GATE 2018 exam

February 3, 4, 10 and 11

2

GATE result 2018

March 17, 2018

3

Application Form availability for

M.Tech admission at IIT Patna

Last week of March 2018

4

Last Date for Online Application

Third week of April 2018

5

Interview

May 2018

IIT Patna M.Tech Admission 2018 – Departments and Specializations

IIT Patna has various departments for M.Tech programs which further have different specializations for the candidates with varied preferences and interests. Candidates can check the availability of specializations at IIT Patna below to make a right choice of M.Tech program.

Departments

Specializations

Mechanical Engineering jointly with Department of Electrical Engineering

Mechatronics

Mathematics jointly with Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Mathematics and Computing

Physics jointly with Department of Chemistry

Nanoscience and Technology

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Communication System Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering

VLSI & Embedded Systems

Eligibility Criteria IIT Patna M.Tech Admission

Candidates seeking IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions must meet the eligibility criteria set by the institute. The Senate reviews the criteria periodically. Student reservations are made based on government guidelines. The programme itself is open to all category students having a bachelor’s degree in Technology/ Engineering or a master’s in Science or equivalent professional degrees and having a valid GATE score.

The minimum qualification for successful IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions is 60% marks/ first class or CPI of 6.5 for general/ OBC categories and 55% marks or CGPA of 6.0 for SC/ ST categories. Candidates who are yet to appear for qualifying degree examinations can also apply for the M. Tech programme provided they appear in all examinations and complete all degree requirements 1 week prior to the start of the autumn semester.  They will also have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria, such as CGPA/CPI/marks, valid GATE score, etc.

For Sponsored Candidates

Candidates employed in an industry or recognised institution/ organisation with a minimum of two years experience can apply for IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions if their employer sponsors them. They must meet the minimum eligibility criteria like marks/ CGPA/ CPI but do not need a valid GATE score. They also do not qualify for an assistantship.
Each M. Tech programme has different eligibility criteria and is as follows:

i) M.Tech in Nanoscience and Technology:

Candidates opting to specialise in this field must have a master’s degree in science or its equivalent in Chemistry (Pure/Applied), Nanoscience, Physics, Applied Physics/ Biophysics/ Solid State Physics/ Material Science/ Engineering Physics or have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Polymer Engineering/ Materials/ Mechanical/ Engineering Physics/ Materials & Metallurgical/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics. They should also have a valid GATE score in ME, EC CY PH, EE, XE, MT with Polymer Science and Engineering or Material Science.

ii) M.Tech in Mechatronics:

Candidates who want to specialise in this field should have a master’s degree in Electronics and Instrumentation and a valid GATE score in PH, XE, ME, PI, EC, IN, AE, EE OR a B. Tech/B.E in Aerospace/ Mechanical/ Production/ Instrumentation Engineering/ Electronics & Communication.

iii) M.Tech in Mathematics and Computing:

Candidates looking to specialise in this field need to have a master’s degree in Mathematics or a B.Tech/B.E in Civil/ IT/ Aerospace/ Computer Science/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronic/ Instrumentation Engineering or its equivalent and a valid GATE score in ME, CE, AE, IN, MA, EE, EC, CS.

IIT Patna M.Tech Programmes Offered

The M.Tech programmes offered at IIT Patna consist of three main specialisations. Candidates applying for IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions can choose from the following -

  • Mechatronics under the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Nanoscience and Technology under the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computing under the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering

IIT Patna M.Tech Student Categories

IIT Patna admits students for M.Tech programme under the following categories –

• Regular:

Regular candidates work full-time for their M. Tech degree and receive assistantship from the institute or other funding organisations.

• Sponsored:

Sponsored candidates are supported by an academic institution, recognised R&D organisation, industry or government organisation.  They do not receive assistantship from IIT Patna.

• Part-time:

Candidates who are employed, including IIT Patna staff, and who pursue the M. Tech programme are considered part-time students. They do not receive any assistantship.

• Project staff:

Candidates under this category work on sponsored projects in IIT Patna and are admitted to the M. Tech programme to work full-time or part-time. At the time of admission, the duration of the project must be at least one year. If the project is completed before candidates complete their M. Tech programme, they will be shifted to the part-time category.

Selection Process for IIT Patna M.Tech

Selection for IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions is based on valid GATE score (70% weightage) and personal interview (30%). Selection of sponsored candidates is based on performance in the written test and personal interview.

How to Apply for IIT Patna M.Tech Course

The candidate must print and sign the application for IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions 2017. It should be duly filled with the required details and a scanned .jpg image with a size of not more than 500KB needs to be uploaded. The filled form and copies of certificates and other required documentation should be enclosed in an envelope and sent to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, Pataliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013. Applicants should mention “Application for M. Tech Admission” on the envelope.

Applicants need to pay an application fee of INR 300 online. The fee is reduced to INR 150 for female candidates and SC/ ST candidates.

For Sponsored Candidates

Candidates who are sponsored, part-time or are project staff need to furnish 1) a sponsorship letter for the sponsored category, 2) an NOC from the dean (R&D) of IIT Patna for project staff category, and 3) an NOC from the employer for part-time category candidates.

IIT Patna GATE Cut-offs of Previous Years

IIT Patna GATE 2018 cutoff will be released after the announcement of the GATE result on March 17, 2018. However, aspiring M. Tech candidates can look at the 2016 and 2017 GATE cut-offs to know the minimum qualifying marks for IIT Patna M.Tech Admissions. This will help them prepare for this important all-India entrance exam.

IIT Patna GATE 2017 Cutoff for M.Tech Admission

Specialization

GATE Exam

Category

GATE Marks

GATE Scores

GATE Rank

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

CE

General

34.85

622

1878

SC

25.03

423

10771

Mechanical Engineering

ME

General

45.97

691

3268

OBC

45.49

683

3544

SC

33.3

504

12806

Communication System Engineering

EC

General

28.73

543

4205

OBC

27.84

534

4502

SC

20.92

411

10614

Materials Science and Engineering

XE

General

24.54

419

300

ME

General

38.08

574

8395

PI

General

35.51

581

132

MT

OBC

26.41

330

646

ME

SC

20.65

348

27889

Mechatronics

EC

General

30.98

590

2874

SC

15.97

323

19134

IE

General

44.35

667

264

ME

OBC

39.9

601

6946

SC

18.44

284

37618

ST

20.58

347

28083

EE

OBC

31.32

594

3077

VLSI & Embedded System

EC

General

33.2

629

2072

EE

General

30.65

582

3396

CS

OBC

36.12

648

1187

Computer Science & Engineering

CS

General

35.9

644

1233

OBC

31.73

578

2224

SC

19.66

385

9430

ST

21.75

418

7304

Mathematics & Computing

EC

General

29.16

558

3740

OBC

26.88

517

5108

SC

12.12

254

31186

CS

General

27.2

505

3850

OBC

23.56

447

5912

MA

General

17.5

350

556

OBC

18.2

374

443

Nano Science & Technology

ME

General

32.12

486

14062

OBC

37.38

564

8925

EE

SC

22.4

436

9923

M.Tech 2016 GATE score cut-offs for IIT Patna

 

Specialisation

GATE Paper

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

PD

Mathematics & Computing

ME

-

610

-

-

-

IN

-

579

-

-

-

MA

756

-

-

-

-

EC

676

720

-

-

-

CS

788

559

441

-

447

AE

653

-

245

-

-

Materials Science

CH

493

-

-

-

-

MT

409

294

-

-

-

XE

385

411

-

-

-

ME

680

654

-

-

-

Communication System

EC

677

588

482

348

373

Computer Science

CS

683

680

540

-

447

Mechanical Engineering

ME

735

676

581

391

-

Civil and Infrastructure

CE

609

572

449

-

-

Nanoscience and Technology

XE

-

-

-

-

-

PH

-

411

-

-

-

EE

607

-

-

-

-

EC

605

246

435

-

316

ME

535

437

-

-

-

Mechatronics

EC

-

-

386

-

-

IN

579

-

-

-

-

ME

625

583

410

-

-

IIT M.Tech Admission

In addition to GATE scores, all IITs also have their own admission process. Some of the institutes also conduct written exam and interview sessions for screening of right talent. As the colleges have limited number of seats, they want only the best candidates to get admission.

M.Tech Admission Process at other IITs

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