M.Tech. (Course) Program Admission – August 2020 Session

  • The M.Tech. (course) Program admissions for international students has been approved by academic senate of IISc in January 2019. The details of the available programs and eligibility is available here. The candidates that are admitted will be eligible for scholarship and fees structure similar to General candidates (details can be found here)
  • Eligibility:
    • Candidates who hold non-Indian passports (OCI card holders have to apply under regular admissions, not considered as International students)
    • Candidates with equivalent degrees as specified in the eligibility of M.Tech. programs (access the list and eligible degree programs here)
    • The medium of instruction for Bachelor’s program (or equivalent) should have been English.
    • should have atleast one valid Standard Test (GRE/GRE Subject/GATE) score


Procedure (2 steps):

  1. Shortlisting based on standard test score and/or eligibility degree marks/CGPA for interview
  2. Interviewing (either via skype or personal appearance) of shortlisted candidates

The decision of the admission committee is final and binding.

Procedure for Applying

  1. Application Form (available only online): The online application may be prepared and submitted by accessing the International Admissions Website during 13 Jan to 1 March 2020. There is no application fees. You require valid e-mail id for filling the form.
  2. The Detailed Instructions are available at this document.
  3. You will also require details and score obtained in standard exam (as given in eligibility section)

Important Dates

Applications opening date: January 13, 2020.

Applications closing date: March 10, 2020 by 11:59 PM IST [Extended date]

Interview dates: March 15-25, 2020

Declaration of Results: April 5, 2020

Start date of the Program: July 20, 2020

For any queries, please contact: admission.oir@iisc.ac.in

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. I looked at the eligibility for the M.Tech. course programs, they mention B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc., the degree currently I am possessing/pursuing is not B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc., so what should I do?.

It should be equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc., which essentially means post 10+2 (high school), if the qualification is B.E./B.Tech. that means you should have major in the subject area mentioned and duration of your bachelors program should have been 4 years. If the qualification is M.Sc. that means you should have major in the subject area mentioned in the master’s program and duration of masters program should be for 2 years, which is preceded by 3 years bachelor’s program.

2. Is having standard test score compulsory for the M.Tech. course program?

Yes. If you do not have standard test score, please consider applying for the research program.

3. What will be the fees structure for the M.Tech. course program?. Will I receive scholarship/stipend per month?

Currently, the total fees will be around Rs. 29,200/- (subjected to change as approved by the Dean) for one year of study excluding hostel. In case you want to avail the hostel (student accommodation), an additional amount of Rs.45,000/- (Rupees Forty Five Thousand only) should be paid, Rs.20,000/- towards refundable hostel deposit and Rs.25,000/- towards advance payment of Mess and Room Rent for first five months.

All admitted M.Tech. course program students will receive a scholarship/stipend of Rs. 12,400/- per month.

4. I am having technical difficulties in filling up application form, whom should I contact? 

Please contact: admission.oir@iisc.ac.in

5. What is the difference between M.Tech course and M.Tech. (Research) program?

M.Tech.(research) is a thesis based degree program with a strong research component (it was earlier known as M.Sc. (Engg.) program), where as M.Tech. course program is a degree program that is by course work with a project dissertation. The duration of M.Tech. course program is strictly 2 years. The duration of M.Tech. (research) is between 1-3 years with average duration being 2.5 years. Also M.Tech. course program along with eligibility degree program, it requires the applicant to have standard test scores (GRE/GRE Subject/GATE)

6. Will TOFEL/IELTS will be considered as standard test score?

No. But, If you have valid TOFEL/IELTS score, please add that information in the application.

7. Can I apply for both Course and Research Admissions?

Yes, absolutely.

8. Is there an application fees?

It is waived for international students.