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IIT Delhi M.Tech Admission Criteria and GATE Cutoff 2021
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IIT Delhi offers M.Tech admissions based on GATE entrance examination. Students are admitted based on their overall performance in GATE entrance and personal interview conducted by IIT Delhi. 

  • GATE 2021 is set to be conducted on February 5-7, 2021 and February 12-14, 2021.
  • The students must apply for admissions at IIT Delhi official website along with participating in the GATE Counselling process.
  • GATE participating institutes will release their cutoffs list and the students would be required to participate in the counselling process conducted online.

GATE 2021 Important Dates

IIT Bombay is conducting GATE 2021 entrance this year. GATE 2021 exam dates have been given in the table below:

ATE 2021 Application  September 11, 2020 – October 7, 2020
GATE 2021 Admit Card Release January 9, 2021
GATE 2021 Exam Dates February 5, 2021,February 6, 2021,February 7, 2021,February 12 2021,February 13, 2021 and February 14, 2021
GATE 2021 Results March 22, 2021

IIT Delhi M. Tech Courses Offered

IIT Delhi offers the M.Tech in 38 specialisations. These include:

Engineering Mechanics Design Engineering Chemical Engineering Molecular Engineering: Chemical Synthesis & Analysis
Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering Rock Engineering and Underground Structure Structure Engineering Water Resources Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management Construction Technology and Management Environmental Engineering and Management Transportation Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Communications Engineering Computer Technology Control and Automation
Integrated Electronics and Circuits Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives Power Systems Design of Mechanical Equipment
Industrial Engineering Production Engineering Thermal Engineering Applied Optics
Solid State Materials Fibre Science & Technology Textile Engineering Radio Frequency Design and Technology
Atmospheric-Oceanic Science and Technology Computer Applications Energy Studies Energy and Environmental Management
Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering Instrument Technology Optoelectronics and Optical Communication Polymer Science and Technology
Telecommunication Technology Management VLSI Design Tools and Technology - -

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IIT Delhi M. Tech Eligibility Criteria

IIT Delhi offers the M. Tech. courses part-time as well as full time. The eligibility criteria for the courses has been given below:

  • For admission to the M. Tech full time course at IIT Delhi, the candidate must have completed a BE/B. Tech./M. Sc. course with 60% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent. The candidate must also have a qualifying GATE score.
  • For admission to the part-time M. Tech. course at IIT Delhi, the candidate must have completed a BE/B. Tech./M. Sc. course. The candidate must also have a work experience of minimum 6 months post qualification.

Also read: GATE 2021 exam pattern and syllabus

IIT Delhi M. Tech Admission Process 2021

The IIT Delhi M. Tech application process takes place through the online mode. The eligible candidates must apply at the IIT Delhi PG Admission Portal for the M. Tech course. The fee for the application form is Rs. 200 for the General/OBC candidates.

  • Candidates must have cleared the GATE exam in order to be eligible for the M. Tech admissions at IIT Delhi. So, they need to register for the exam well in time and appear in it.
  • After the candidates have qualified the exam, they also need to register for GATE COAP 2021 Counselling. Only the registered candidates receive admission offers.
  • Candidates need to upload the required documents and pay the COAP registration fee.
  • The seats are allotted over several rounds in the COAP Counselling.
  • When a candidate is offered a seat at COAP, they can choose from the three available options - “Accept and Freeze”, “Retain and Wait” or “Reject and Wait”.
  • The candidates will be required to confirm their acceptance of the seat and pay the admission fee of the course at the allotted institute.
  • The candidates shall be invited for a written test and personal interview at IIT Delhi before the final selection is made.

IIT Delhi M. Tech Admission: Written Test and Interview

The shortlisted candidates are required to appear in a written test and a personal interview at IIT Delhi to make it to the list of the finally selected candidates.

  • IIT Delhi Written Test: The written test shall carry a weight of 10% (which may vary according to the IIT Delhi Admission guidelines each year). The syllabus for the test and other relevant details would be available on the official website of the institute.
  • IIT Delhi Interview: The personal interview carries a weightage of 30% (which may vary according to the admission rules each year). The interviewing team would consist of about 5 to 6 interviewers. The candidates must prepare well with their choice of subject.

IIT Delhi Previous Years’ GATE Cutoffs

The IIT Delhi GATE Cutoffs for 2019, 2018 and 2017 have been given below for different M. Tech specialisations for the general Category has been given below:

IIT Delhi GATE 2019 Cutoffs for M. Tech Specialisations

M. Tech Specialisation GATE Cutoff Score
Engineering Analysis and Design 700
Biomedical Engineering 625
Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering 300
Construction Engineering and Management 300
Computer Science and Engineering 900
Integrated Electronics and Circuits 775
Industrial Engineering 725
Solid State Materials 400
Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering 715
Telecommunication Technology Management 700
Rock Engineering and Underground Structure 300
Communications Engineering 740
Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives 785
Fibre Science & Technology 450
Instrument Technology 675
Chemical Engineering 765
Structure Engineering 300
Atmospheric-Oceanic Science Technology 550
Computer Technology 740
Power Systems 753
Thermal Engineering 725
Textile Engineering 450
Energy Studies 650
Molecular Engineering: Chemical Synthesis & Analysis 550
Water Resources Engineering 300
Transportation Engineering 300
Control and Automation 750
Mechanical Design 725
Applied Optics 350
Energy and Environmental Management 650
Optoelectronics and Optical Communication 730
Polymer Science and Technology 500
VLSI Tool Design & Technology 790
Radio Frequency Design & Technology 660

IIT Delhi GATE 2018 Cutoffs for M. Tech Specialisations

M.Tech Specialisation GATE Cutoff Score
Engineering Analysis and Design 700
Chemical Engineering 765
Atmospheric- Oceanic Science Technology 350
Molecular Engineering; Chemical Synthesis and Analysis 400
Biomedical Engineering 625

IIT Delhi GATE 2017 Cutoffs for M. Tech Specialisations

M.Tech Specialisation GATE Cutoff Score
Civil Engineering 700
Computer Science Engineering 742
Mechanical Engineering 750
Electrical Engineering 650
Chemical Engineering 567

IIT Delhi M.Tech Admission FAQs

Ques. Is M.Tech(CB) a specialisation under M.Tech(CSE)?

Ans. No, M.Tech, computational biology, often known as M.Tech(CB) is a different programme. M.Tech CB program integrates applicable knowledge from biology, computation and mathematics as well.

Ques. Can I apply for more than one programme?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for M.Tech(CB) with M.Tech(CSE) or M.Tech(ECE). However you can’t apply for both M.Tech(CSE) & (ECE).

Please note that the online application portal will allow you to apply for a single or a combination of two programmes. If you are applying for a combination of two programmes, you will be allowed to attend a written test and interview for both the programmes, if shortlisted for both. However, the final admission and award of the degree will be only to one programme.

For candidates applying for a combination of two programmes, the application fees of Rs. 700/ will be charged.

Ques. Is GATE score mandatory for IIT Delhi M.Tech admissions?

Ans.Yes, an applicant must have a valid GATE score for admissions.

Ques. I have a GATE in CS/IT or EC/EE but my B.Tech is other than CS/IT/EC/EE. Am I eligible for M.Tech(CSE) and M.Tech(ECE)?

Ans. No. It is written in the eligibility criteria that IIT Delhi will only accept B.Tech in CS/IT/ECE/EE.