IISc Bangalore M. Tech and M.Des. Admissions 2020: List, Dates, Entrance Exam, Cut Off

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IISc Bangalore offers 19 M.Tech and M.Des programes at Post Graduate Level. There are total 400 seats for which institute offfers admission at PG. For M.Tech admission GATE score is must and for M.Des candidate either have GATE or CEED score. 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Architecture is considered to be basic eligiblity. Application forms will be made available from February to March. Registartions can be done online on official website ( by paying fee of INR 800/- (INR 400/- for SC/ST/PwD). 

University’s screening process includes entrance exam score verification after that it conducts entrance test for some M.Tech courses where as Design Test for M.Des followed by interview for both courses.

Read about IISc Bangalore Courses & Fee

How to apply?

IISc Bangalore registrations can be done online. Candidate can follows the given procedure to ensure the complete registration:

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on “M.Tech and M.Des Admission”.
  3. Click on “New User Registration”.
  4. Enter the Details like Name, DOB, Password, Email id and other security answers.
  5. Verify the email id by clicking on link provided via email.
  6. Login to the website.
  7. Enter the academic details like 10th, 12th , Graduation marks. 
  8. Enter GATE/CEED details.
  9. Pay the Application fee through Credit card/Debit Card/Net Banking.
  10. Upload the scanned images.
  11. Click on Save.
  12. Preview the application form for checking any mistake.
  13. Click on “Confirm to Submit”.
  14. Save the form in PDF Format.

Note: After the submission of form, correction in any sense is not allowed. 

Documents Required:

  • Marksheets of 10th, 12th and graduation
  • GATE /CEED Score card
  • Scanned copy of passport sized photo
  • Scanned copy of signature
  • Scanned copy of caste certificate
  • Scanned copy of EWS certificate

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science.
  • Valid Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Score for 2017/2018/2019.

Course-wise Eligibility

DisciplineQualification and required GATE paper
Aerospace EngineeringGATE Paper in AE, CE, CH, EC, EE, ME
Computer Science & Engineering

B.E./ B.Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE) or

M.Sc or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a valid GATE) or Master’s in Computer Application (with a valid GATE). In all cases a strong mathematical and programming background is required.

Civil EngineeringGATE Paper in CE
Communication & NetworksGATE Paper in EC
Electrical EngineeringGATE Paper in EE
Mechanical EngineeringGATE Paper in ME
Microelectronic SystemsGATE Paper in EE, EC, CS, IN
Materials EngineeringGATE Paper in CH, ME, MT, XE
Signal ProcessingGATE Paper in EE, EC
Systems Science & AutomationGATE Paper in CH, CS, EE, EC, IN, ME
Electronic Systems EngineeringGATE Paper in EC
Climate Science

GATE Paper in AE, CE, CH, EC, EE, ME, XE


M.Sc or equivalent degree in Physical Sciences (Gate Paper in GG, PH).


GATE Paper in EE,EC, IN


M.Sc or equivalent degree with specialization in Instrumentation (with a GATE Paper in EC,IN, PH).

Transportation and Infrastructure EngineeringGATE Paper in CE
Earth Science

GATE paper in ME, CH, CE, CS, XE, XL 


M.Sc or equivalent degree in any discipline (with a GATE paper in GG, CY,PH, MA).

Nano Science and Engineering

GATE paper in AE, BT, CH, EE, EC, IN, ME, MT, PH, XE


M.Sc or equivalent degree in Electronics, Physics, Chemistry (with GATE in CY, EC, IN, PH paper).

Selection Process

IISc will conduct its own screening process for the admission in M.Tech courses. First round includes GATE scores verification. Candidates with valid score will be called for the Aptitude test which will be followed by interview. 

Here is the list of courses for which Aptitude Test will be conducted:

  • Electronics Systems Engineering
  • Computational and Data Science
  • Climate Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Artifitial Intelligence
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

For other Courses there will be just interview conducted after evaluating GATE scores. 

Similarly for M.Des, screening will done on the basis of GATE/CEED score followed by Design Aptitude test and Interview. 


  • List of shortlisted candidates for admission will be published on the official website.
  • Candidates selcted for the interview and test have to make their own arrangements.
  • They must have all the attested copies of degrees and marksheets while appearing for the interview.
  • Offer letter will be published on the applicants interface for downloading. 

Documents Required (Attested) at Time of Admission: 

  • Marksheet and Certificates of 10th, 12th and Graduation
  • Passport sized recent photos
  • GATE/CEED Score card
  • GATE/CEED Admit Card
  • Offer Letter
  • Category Certificate
  • Medical Cerificate
  • EWS certificate

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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