MTech Admission 2021: Important Dates, Entrance Exams, Eligibility, Admission Process without GATE, Syllabus 2021-22

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Latest MTech Admission Updates

June 14: Registration for SPSU Udaipur MTech program are now open. Apply Now!

June 14: Register for IGDTUW New Delhi MTech program by June 30, 2021. Apply Now!

June 7: Register for NIT Durgapur MTech program by June 16, 2021. Apply Now!

MTech admission 2021 varies for different institutes. However, most of the institutes offer MTech admissions based on MTech entrance exam i.e. GATE 2021. MTech Admission process has commenced for various institutes. The online registration for DTU has begun on May 21, 2021 and the last date for applying is on June 18, 2021, the last date for filling application forms for JMI is on June 30, 2021. 

The minimum eligibility criteria for pursuing M Tech is, candidates must have a BTech degree in any specialization with 60% and above aggregate marks to apply for MTech admission 2021. 

MTech or Master of Technology is one of the most common courses among research enthusiasts who want to work in the field of technical research. A professional degree pursued after doing BTech or BE, it is a 2-year postgraduate program done in the course of 4 semesters. It can be done both as a full-time or part-time course. MTech is also offered among various specializations such as chemical, civil, electronics, and more.

After the completion of MTech, candidates are given several opportunities by leading enterprises in the banking, engineering, public and private sectors. 

Application Deadline

Top Mtech Colleges: Application Deadline

College Exam Accepted Application Status
IIT Madras GATE April 2021- May 10, 2021 (Closed)
IIT Delhi GATE April 2021- May 10, 2021 (Closed)
NIT Trichy GATE May 13, 2021- June 11, 2021 (Closed)
VIT Vellore VITEEE/GATE April 2021- May 14, 2021  (Closed)
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of Technology, Surat GATE January 2021- February 14, 2021 (Closed)
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi GATE March 31, 2021- June 10, 2021 (Closed)
Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur GATE June 7 – 28, 2021 
Indian Institute Of Engineering Science And Technology, West Bengal GATE June 2021
College Of Engineering, Pune GATE January 2021- February 14, 2021 (Closed)
Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology, Allahabad GATE February 10, 2021 - June 8, 2021 (Closed)
Eligibility Criteria

MTech Admission 2021: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a BTech/BE degree in the specialization they want to pursue.
  • Candidates must score at least 50 to 60 percent marks in graduation.
  • Candidates who have completed a 5-year course in Science or Applied Sciences can also apply for M.Tech.
  • A good ranking in the GATE exam or the state entrance exam is also beneficial.


  1.  The eligibility criteria are different for different universities.
  2. At the time of admission to the esteemed college or university, original copies of all required documents and mark sheets must be presented.
MTech Admission 2021: Procedure

MTech Admission Process 2021

  • MTech admission is administered either by the institutes or the state based on MTech entrance exams 2021.
  • To assess the students' technical skills, applicants who secure qualifying marks in the entrance examinations must appear for therapy and personal interview rounds.
  • The final selection is made based on the marks scored in the MTech entrance exam and the marks from the Personal Interview.
  • Some of the famous MTech entrance exams 2021 are as follows:
    • The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE)
    • IIIT-B M.Tech. Admission (IIIT Admissions to Bangalore MTech)
    • IIIT Delhi PG (Entrance Test IIITD - PG)
Important Dates

MTech Admission 2021: Important Dates

Applicants are recommended to review the list of entrance examinations for MTech admissions 2021 before going through the admission process. The following list lists all MTech entrance exams 2021 at the national and state level.

Name of the Entrance Exam Exam Date Application Form Start Date Application Form Closing Date
GATE 2021 February 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 2021 Closed Closed
UPSEE To be Notified April 1, 2021 June 20, 2021
AP PGECET 1st week of July, 2021 May 2021 2nd week of June 2021
TS PGECET June 19 – 22, 2021 March 5, 2021 June 12, 2021 (Closed)
Karnataka PGCET August 8, 2021 June 5, 2021 June 30, 2021
TANCET March 20 – 21, 2021 January 19, 2021 February 16, 2021 (Closed)
OJEE Postponed April 14, 2021 June 15, 2021 (Closes Soon)

Many states conduct individual entrance examinations for admitting students into the MTech. An applicant can appear for the respective state level entrance examination without a valid score in GATE. The method of admission is based on the centralized advice conducted by the conducting body of these state-level examinations. In this state-level counselling, the candidates will have to take part and exercise web choices. The allotment of seats will be based on the marks earned in the state-level entrance exam by the candidates.

MTech Admission 2021 With GATE to NIT/IIIT

The method of admission to NITs for MTech is based on centralized therapy, i.e., CCMT. You can check the CCMT details via the above-mentioned connection. Applicants must remember that admission to NITs and IIITs via CCMT is dependent solely on the candidates' GATE ratings.

MTech Admission 2021 through State-level examinations

Many states administer individual entrance examinations for MTech admission, and applicants will appear for their respective state-level entrance examination without GATE. The method of admission is based on the centralized advice conducted by the conducting body of these state-level examinations. In this state-level counseling, the candidates will have to take part and exercise web choices. The seat allocation will be dependent on the marks earned in the state-level entrance exam by the candidates.

MTech Admission 2021 to private/deemed universities

If you want to be admitted to the MTech course offered by different deemed or private universities, you will have to attend the entrance examination conducted by the respective university. Another option is that you can apply through the GATE score as well. These universities also offer admission without the need for the entrance test, and the applicants would only have to submit the application form. Admission would be dependent on merit, i.e. the percentage of marks awarded in the graduation to the applicants.

MTech Admission 2021 without GATE

Applicants without a legitimate GATE/ state-level entrance exam score need not worry because they can obtain direct MTech Admission 2021 without GATE. Applicants can apply directly, for admission to private engineering colleges by simply filling the application forms via the college's official website or by visiting the college individually. Admission will be given based on the merit lists and the availability of seats.

Top M.Tech. colleges in India

Top MTech Colleges in India

Colleges Fees Exam Accepted
IIT Madras INR 23,070 GATE
IIT Delhi INR 52,900 GATE
IIT Bombay INR 32,000 GATE
BITS Pilani INR 4,23,475 BITS HD
College of Engineering, Chennai INR 50,000 TANCET

MTech Admission 2021: FAQs

Ques. What are some MTech entrance exams 2021?

Ans. MTech entrance exams 2021 are GATE, UPSEE, TANCET, OJEE, AP PGECET, etc.

Ques. Can I get admission in MTech 2021 without GATE?

Ans. Yes, you can get MTech admissions 2021 without GATE, either directly to private colleges, or via state-level examinations.

Ques. What is the salary of an MTech?

Ans. The salary depends on the job position and experience of a candidate. However, the basic salary after the completion of M.Tech. varies around INR 2 to 8 Lakhs.

Ques. What can I do after MTech?

Ans. After completion of your MTech. you can look for job opportunities. Some of the top recruiters are Infosys, Apple, Microsoft, Google, ICICI, etc. If you want to study further you can do your doctorate as well.

Ques. What is the use of an MTech degree in India?

Ans. After completion of your MTech, you can procure great job opportunities with a good salary.

Master of Technology [M.Tech.] : 13 answered questions


Ques. What are the placement opportunities in IIIT Allahabad for MTech?

● Top Answer By Anindita Mukherjee on 20 Mar 21

Ans. I have been carefully observing the fate of Indian MTech degree holders for the last 5 years. And as per my observation and research, most of them remain jobless and nothing would happen to India and the world if no more MTech degree holders are produced from any Indian engineering college henceforth. MTech is a scam sold in India to keep running the GATE coaching industry. Most of the MTech degree holders in India remain jobless and have to find jobs in some different fields. All such colleges do not reveal their placement statistics as they are not good including IIIT Allahabad. Only intelligent students are allowed to sit for placements of a few good companies. There is literally zero demand for MTech degree holders in the industry. The only use of the GATE exam to get into PSUs. Most of the MTech degree holders recruited from some of the top Indian engineering colleges are fired after a few months and they are never advertised in the media. All and all, Pursuing MTech is a waste of time, money, and resources. If you want to get a decent placement, you should opt for another course.Read more
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Ques. Is IIIT Lucknow a good option for doing an M.Tech or not?

● Top Answer By Vipul Singh on 18 Mar 21

Ans. The M.Tech program in Computer Science (CS) at IIIT Lucknow is worth considering if you cannot get into other similar institutions such as IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Bangalore, IIIT Allahabad, NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, and NIT Karnataka. Though the M.Tech program started only in 2019, companies such as Google, Microsoft, Directi, LinkedIn, Codenation, etc. visit the campus for placements of B.Tech students. So if you are skilled enough, it does not really matter if you are a B.Tech or M.Tech student. The placement records of B.Tech graduates suggest that they are comparable to NIT Calicut, NIT Rourkela, and IIIT Allahabad graduates.  In fact, looking at the NIRF data of colleges such as IIIT Allahabad, it is clear that M.Tech students are more in demand in the industry due to lack of quality students along with their added research experience in the field. The curriculum of the course is also very well designed, offering specializations in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. These are the most demanding subjects in the industry currently and if you study well enough, securing a job should not be difficult. As this is a new course, you will not get the alumni advantage, the first batch is yet to pass-out, you could still connect with your B.Tech alumni as well as alumni from IIIT Allahabad (both the colleges were on the same campus until very recently).  Alternatively, you could also hang out with your B.Tech peers and learn from them as well, because they have a very well-laid-out course structure along with a very competitive culture in coding.  You should also consider studying with the PhDs as the knowledge and in-depth research they conduct in areas such as Machine learning will eventually help you to get a competitive advantage. So all in all, IIIT Lucknow is a very good option for doing an M.Tech which will sharpen your skills and prepare you for the journey ahead.Read more
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Ques. Which is better For CSE, Individual Btech and Mtech in Alliance University, Bangalore or Integrated (Btech + Mtech) in LPU, Punjab?

● Top Answer By Bhakti Singh on 29 Jan 21

Ans. LPU has great student reviews. According to most of the reviews, LPU offers lucrative career growth, placements, well-equipped technologies, space, and a wide-spread alumni network. But Alliance University has a locational advantage.  Winning facts about Alliance University: Alliance university could be a better option because it is located in Bangalore thus as the student gets graduated they are free to spread their wings. Within the 4 years of the course, you will get to know the place well. You can get in touch with many tech companies and complete internships and more stuff like that to have real-life work exposure. Also, you don't have to go anywhere outside Bangalore for jobs as you will be already in the Cyber hub itself. The table below gives a brief insight into the two institutes. Basis LPU, Punjab Alliance University, Bangalore Highest CTC INR 42 LPA INR 10 LPA- INR 14 LPA No. of Recruiters 800+ 380+ Choosing Alliance University between the two given choices will be a better decision.Read more
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Ques. How is the placement package for M.Tech students from IISC, Bangalore?

● Top Answer By Shahid Baig on 19 Aug 20

Ans. IISC Bangalore has been consistent enough in delivering world class researchers as well as top notch employees for the private sector running the world from cubicles. The major companies visiting the campus for recruitment are Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Morgan, Stanley, Samsung, Apple, Oracle, JP Morgan, Flipkart, Myntra, and many more. Mass recruitment happened for the CS department. As per past 3-4 years records the major Job profile offered were: Research Engineer, Software Engineer, and Data Science Analyst.  The table given below shows the salary range offered to the students placed in reputed companies: CTC Range Highest CTC 35-40 Lacs Lowest CTC 10-15 Lacs Average and median CTC 20-25 Lacs For the 2018 batch, the Highest CTC offered was 38.10 LPA, lowest stood for 10 LPA, Average 22.7 LPA and Median 22 LPA. Though Median is the most promising way to get exact information of what one student exactly gets as CTC. Almost all students got placed in their preferred company as well as their area of interest.Read more
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Ques. What is The GATE Cutoff for MTech at IIIT Bangalore?

● Top Answer By Ranjana Patra on 19 Aug 20

Ans. GATE score is considered to get admission to M.Tech in IIIT Bangalore. There’s no fixed cut-off of GATE scores for admission. IIIT Bangalore offers two M.Tech courses for CSE and ECE. Recently, IIIT Bangalore has rolled out the first GATE cut off 2020 for both M.Tech (CSE) and M.Tech (ECE).  For M.Tech (CSE), the GATE score cut off in the first list is 643 and for M.Tech (ECE), the GATE score cut off in the first list is 669.  The university has also issued a table that reflects the commutative number of candidates who haven’t secured admission offers in the first list but will be considered for admission in the future lists.  Course GATE Score No. of Students CSE 650 32 640 62 630 110 624 135 ECE 660 14 650 27 640 9 624 69Read more
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