IIT Madras M.Tech Admission 2020 and GATE Cutoff

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    IIT Madras M.Tech Admission 2020 - The application forms of IIT Madras 2020 M.Tech admission are closed and the result of Round 1 and round 2 is available at the official website of the institute. The selection is done based on GATE Cut off. 

    • For Round 1 and 2, the time window for viewing of offers and making a decision by candidates through COAP website was June 10 – 11 and 17 – 18, 2020 respectively. 
    • For Round 1 and 2, the time window for Fee Payment for the "Accept and Freeze" by candidates at IIT Madras website is June 12 - 14 and 19 – 21, 2020 respectively.  Check IIT Madras Round 2 Offers
    • For Round 3, the result will be published at COAP website on June 24 - 25, 2020 and the deadline to accept that offer at IIT Madras website is June 26 - 28, 2020

    Applicants having minimum required marks should also apply at COAP to access the admission process. Candidates graduating/ graduated from IITs with B.Tech degree and having CGPA of 8.0 (on a scale of 10) or above can apply without GATE Scores. The institute also offers financial assistantship to the eligible candidates. 

      M.Tech admission will be finalized strictly in order of merit as per GATE score (CGPA & Department Review for IIT Graduates) and on the basis of choices provided in the application form. The total number of seats in IIT Madras is 508* (the number of seats is subject to change). Few seats are reserved for SC/ ST/ OBC and PwD category candidates according to the Government of India rules.

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      IIT Madras Counselling Dates

      IIT Madras M.Tech Admission 2020 Important Dates

      The below table represents the complete schedule of IIT Madras M.Tech admission 2020. 

      Round No
      Time window for viewing of offers and making decision by a candidates through COAP website
      Time window for Fee Payment for the "Accept and Freeze" Candidates at IIT Madras.
      Round 1June 10 - 11, 2020

      June 12 - 14, 2020

      Round 2June 17 - 18, 2020

      June 19 - 21, 2020

      Round 3June 24 - 25, 2020

      June 26 - 28, 2020

      Round 4July 01 - 02, 2020

      July 03 - 05, 2020

      Round 5July 08 - 09, 2020

      July 10 - 12, 2020

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      Programs Offered at IIT Madras

      M.Tech Programs Offered in IIT Madras

      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras offers M.Tech admission in fifteen different specializations. 

      1. Aerospace Engineering
      2. Applied Mechanics
      3. Biotechnology
      4. Chemical Engineering
      5. Civil Engineering
      6. Computer Science and Engineering
      7. Electrical Engineering
      8. Mathematics
      9. Mechanical Engineering
      10. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
      11. Ocean Engineering
      12. Physics
      13. Catalysis Technology (Interdisciplinary)
      14. Clinical Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
      15. Petroleum Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

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      IIT Madras Counselling Eligibility

      IIT Madras 2020 M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

      The following group of candidates is eligible for taking admission in IIT M.Tech programs:

      • All those candidates who have qualified GATE 2018/GATE 2019/GATE2020.
      • Candidates who are graduating/graduated from IITs with B. Tech degree but without GATE score. CGPA should be 7.5 and above for SC/ST and 8.0  for all others.
      • Applicants sponsored by various organizations recognized by DST as Research and Development units.
      • Candidates sponsored by NIOT or from educational institutions approved by AICTE/UGC/Government and from Government/Public Sector Undertakings.
      • Quality Improvement Program (QIP) candidates.
      • User-Oriented Programs (UOP) candidates of various organizations/industries as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the institute.
      • Defense Sponsored Candidates 

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      Apply for IIT Madras Counselling

      IIT Madras M.Tech. Application Form 2020

      For GATE Qualified Candidates and IIT B.Tech. Graduates:

      Those candidates who want to apply with a valid GATE score or as IIT B.Tech graduate should register on COAP and the official website first. In case they want to apply with more than one of the above, register separately using the same email and mobile number but with different credentials on the institute’s website. 

      How to Apply Online?

      • Online registration has been started from March 20, 2020 and will remain open till April 30, 2020.
      • GATE 2020 qualified candidates should apply after the declaration of GATE results.
      • Application fee (per application): INR 200 for SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates and INR 400 for others.
      • For Sponsored Candidates: The application form can be downloaded from IIT Madras website, under notices.
      • For Foreign Nationals who obtained a qualification in India/Abroad: Application procedure is similar to GATE qualified candidates.
      • However, Foreign Nationals are not eligible for HTTA and therefore can choose program codes ending with (F) only.

      Documents to be submitted with Application Form

      Candidates should upload the following documents (if applicable) during online application:

      • SC/ ST/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate
      • Certificate of Disability (for PWD Candidates) from the authorized medical board 
      • IIT B. Tech. Graduates or those who are graduating in 2020 should enclose a copy of the latest CGPA statement from the concerned IIT.
      • If the discipline of your qualifying degree is ZE or ZS, you must upload the list of courses along with their syllabi.

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      Contact Details

      The Chairman, M.Tech. Admission Committee

      IIT Madras, GATE Office, Chennai 600036

      Phone: 044 - 22578200, Fax: 044 - 22578204


      IIT Madras Admission Process

      IIT Madras M.Tech. Admission Process 2020

      Admission of the candidates (who are not required to take Suitability Test/ Interview) will be decided strictly in the order of merit as per the GATE Score (CGPA & Department Review for IIT Graduates) and on the basis of choices given by them in the application.

      Applicants who are required to appear for the Suitability Test/ Interview should report at the office of the Head of the respective Department on the stipulated date 

      PwD Candidates:

      • For PwD candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy), the benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part/ system/ extremity/ whole body, etc.
      • These candidates must upload the certificate of disability from the authorized medical board attached to one of the following: Vocational Rehabilitation Centre (VRC) for Physically Handicapped persons /Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped/ Government Hospital (District and State level).

      HTTA and N-HTTA:

      • The first round of offers for HTTA and N-HTTA seats are likely to be sent after May 15, 2020 (tentatively).
      • Candidates, who accept the offer, will be required to make online payment within the stipulated date.
      • Second and subsequent offers would depend on the availability of the seats.
      • In the final round, if there are vacant seats within a department offering multiple programs, it will be re-distributed to other programs within the department.

      Reporting for Admission:

      • GATE qualified candidates and IIT B.Tech. graduates who accept the offer of admission should produce completion certificates of their qualifying degree examination and join the college by July 27, 2020.
      • Sponsored candidates also will have to report for admission on July 22, 2020 (tentative)
      • Selected candidates should pay all the fees and deposits as applicable.
      • They should produce a medical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the appropriate format along with the letter of offer of admission.

      GATE Qualified Foreign Nationals:

      Admission to Foreign Nationals follows a similar procedure with General Category candidates.

      Previous Years Cut Off

      IIT Madras Previous Year GATE Cut off

      GATE Cutoff 2018 for IIT Madras

      ProgramGATE paperGeneralBCSCST
      Aerospace EngineeringAE847752444276
      Aerospace EngineeringME794782648
      Engineering Mechanics (Fluid Mechanics/Solid Mechanics)AE CE CH ME MT XE786739564446
      Biomedical Engineering (Biomedical B.Tech)AE CE CH CS EC EE ME MT XE IN581434
      Biomedical EngineeringIN716388
      Biomedical EngineeringAE CE CH CS EC EE ME MT XE736635
      Bioprocess EngineeringBT CH676591487487
      Catalysis TechnologyCH XE539489394
      Building Technology an d Construction ManagementCE863754639
      Building Technology an d Construction ManagementAR856195
      Environmental EngineeringCE800724692
      Geotechnical EngineeringCE810804584
      Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE795744591470
      Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringAG660156
      Structural EngineeringCE895846640
      Transportation EngineeringCE826747524497
      Chemical EngineeringCH694603294448
      Clinical EngineeringAE BT CE CH CS EC EE IN ME MT PI TF XE682577383382
      Computer Science and EngineeringCS770695560394
      Communication and Signal ProcessingEC692622436320
      Power System and Power ElectronicsEE762576470
      Micro Electronics and VLSI DesignEC775662589365
      Control and InstrumentationIN755705563292
      Control and InstrumentationEC EE749742624433
      Microelectronics and PhotonicsEC EE IN766698503273
      Integrated Circuits and SystemsEC EE IN745727616268

      GATE Cutoff 2017 for IIT Madras

      M.Tech ProgrammeProgramme CodesEligible Discipline CodesGeneralOBCSCSTGen-PwDOBC-PwD
      Aerospace EngineeringAE1YAE641614438493 -466
      AE1YME768 -750412 -- -
      AE1YPR, NA, MM, MF, AU,CH,EN, CE681644 - - - -
      AE1YZS, EC, ZE, CS, EE, IN - -634 - - -
      Engineering Mechanics (Fluid Mechanics/ Solid Mechanics)AM1YNA, MM, AE, ZE, AU, CE, CH, ME766743572405 - -
      Biomedical EngineeringAM2YBM357 - - - - -
      AM2YMM, AE, ZE, ME, CE,CH,CS,EC,EE760656 - - - -
      Catalysis TechnologyCA1YZE, CH577508362246 - -
      CA1YZS, CY381 - - - - -
      Building Technology and Construction ManagementCE1YCE754723 -527321 -
      CE1YAR734606 - - - -
      CE1YZE -294 - - - -
      Environmental EngineeringCE2YCE730643603448 - -
      CE2YZE, AG, BT, CH, EV, ME814676 - -380
      Geotechnical EngineeringCE3YCE768651499397 - -
      CE3YZE - - - -
      Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YCE700666478362 - --
      CE4YAG630517 - - - -
      CE4YZE, EV, ME - - -500 -
      Structural EngineeringCE5YCE730 -507454282
      CE5YZE - - - - -
      Transportation EngineeringCE6YCE714637475382 - -
      CE6YZE, AR835 - - - - -
      Chemical EngineeringCH1YZE, ZS, BI, CH, EV582573384242 -199
      Clinical EngineeringCL1YNA, PE, ZE, MR, AE, AG, AR, AU, BI, BM, BT, CE, CH, CR, CS, EC, EE, EN, EP, EV, IE, IN, IT, ME, MF, ML, MM, PI, PR649502409197 - -
      Computer Science and EngineeringCS1YCY, GG, MA, MC, MP, MS, NT, AE, AG, AR, AU, BI, BM, BT, CE, CH,CR, CS, EC, EE, EN, EP, EV, IE, IN, IT, ME, MF, ML, MM, MR, NA, PE, PI, PR, ZE, OR, PH, ST, ZL, ZS799658537345266 -
      Communication and Signal ProcessingEE1YZE, EC, EE, EP, IN740691593308597290
      Power Systems and Power ElectronicsEE2YEE, EN, EP, IN, ZE, EC771719549490264 -
      Microelectronics and VLSI DesignEE3YEC, EE, EP, IN, ZE838717606423727410
      Control and InstrumentationEE4YIN788700523398339 --
      EE4YEP, BM, EC, EE, ZE779706550 - -430
      Microelectronics and PhotonicsEE5YPH, EP429 -213 - - -
      EE5YIN, EC, EE, ZE736678600472 - -
      EE6YEE, EC, EP, IN, ZE773693554404566 -
      Industrial Mathematics and Scientific ComputingMA1YMA396318315 - -
      MA1YPH712340 -
      MA1YNA, AE, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ME, MM858 -676387 - -
      Thermal EngineeringME1YME777739569419476401
      ME1YZS, AE, AU, CH, EN, MR, PE, ZE - - - -
      Design (Mechanical Engineering)ME2YME835803558458402317
      ME2YZE AE, AU, ZS -
      Manufacturing EngineeringME3YME772747576437 -
      ME3YZE, PR, AE, AU, CS, EC, EE, IE, IN, MF, ML, NA, Pl805796638529257 -
      Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMM1YMM526423249206 -
      MM1YMF, MS, NT, BT, CH, CR, CY, ME, PH, PR, ZE, ZS772739514402 -
      Ocean Engineering0E1YCE, ME, MR, ZE, AE, NA655560427268 -
      Ocean Technology0E2YME, MR, NA, AE, CE, ZE677572392294 - -
      PE1YAE, AG, AR, AU, BI, BM, BT, CE, CH, CR, CS, EC, EE, EN, EP, EV, IE, IN, IT, ME, MF, ML, MM, MR, NA, PE, PI, PR, ZE, CY, GG, MA, MC, MP, MS, NT, OR, PH, ST, ZL, ZS67758926756 - -
      Functional Materials and NanotechnologyPH1YPH349301236316 -
      PH1YNT, EP197 - - - - -
      PH1YZE, CY, EE, MM, MS659603325 - -

      Note: This indicates that courses with “Y” provide financial assistance in the form of Half-Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA).

      GATE 2017 Cutoff for IIT Madras (with N code)

      M.Tech ProgrammProgramme CodesEligible Discipline CodesGeneralOBCSCSTGen-PwD
      Aerospace EngineeringAE1NAE592 -- -
      AE1NME691 - - - -
      AE1NMF, MM, NA, PR, AU, CE, CH, EN599 - - - -
      Engineering Mechanics (Fluid Mechanics/Solid Mechanics)AM1NCE, CH, ME, MM, AE, AU, NA, ZE719 - - - -
      Biomedical EngineeringAM2NBM387 - - -
      Building Technology an d Construction ManagementCE1NCE711 - - - -
      Environmental EngineeringCE2NCE616 - - - -
      Geotechnical EngineeringCE3NCE696 - - - -
      Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4NCE603 - - - -
      Structural EngineeringCE5NCE772 - - - -
      Transportation EngineeringCE6NCE712 -289
      Chemical EngineeringCH1NEV, ZE, ZS, CH, BI569 - - - -
      PhotonicsEE3NEC, EE, EP, IN, ZE733 - - -352
      EE5NPH, EP331 -
      EE5NEC, EE, IN, ZE723 -- - - -
      EE6NEE, EC, EP, IN, ZE774 - - - -
      Industrial Mathematics and Scientific ComputingMA1NMA358 - - - -
      Thermal EngineeringME1NME768 - - -356
      ME1NCH, MR, PE, ZE, ZS, AE, AU, EN - - - -
      Mechanical Engineering - DesignME2NME796 - - - -
      ME2NZE, ZS, AU, AE - - - --
      Manufacturing EngineeringME3NME761 - - -253
      ME3NPl, PR,ZE, AE, AU, CS, EC, EE, IE, IN, MF, ML, NA812 - - - -
      Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringMM INMM454 - - - -
      MM1NPR, ZE, ZS, BT, CH, CR, CY, ME, MF, MS, NT, PH761 - - - -
      Ocean Engineering0E1NMR, NA, ZE, AE, CE, ME655 - - - -
      Solid State TechnologyPH1NPH259 - - - -

      Note: This indicates that courses with “N” do not provide financial assistance in the form of Half-Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA).

      IIT Madras GATE Cutoff 2016

      Mentioned below is the streamwise M.Tech cutoff for IIT Madras. Note that GATE cutoff varies according to the category of the candidates:-

      Discipline/Course CodeProg. CodesQualifying DisciplineGeneralOBCSCST
      Aerospace EngineeringAE1YAE585551352411
      Aerospace EngineeringAE1YME772732647309
      Aerospace Engineering AE1YAU,CE,CH,EN,MF,MM,NA,PR664---
      Applied Mechanics - Fluid Mechanics and Solid MechanicsAM1YAE,AU,CE,CH,ME,MM,NA,ZE750695491472
      Applied Mechanics - Biomedical EngineeringAM2NBM508449--
      Applied Mechanics - Biomedical EngineeringAM2YIN708---
      Applied Mechanics - Biomedical EngineeringAM2YAE,CE,CH,CS,EC,EE,ME,MM760-465-
      Catalysis TechnologyCA1YCH,ZE398390337253
      Catalysis TechnologyCA1YCY, ZS578530--
      Civil Engineering - Building Technology and Construction ManagementCE1YCE810708522643
      Civil Engineering - Building Technology and Construction ManagementCE1YAR860---
      Civil Engineering - Environmental EngineeringCE2YCE689548516-
      Civil Engineering - Environmental EngineeringCE2YAG,BT,CH,EV,ME,ZE704619--
      Civil Engineering - Geotechnical EngineeringCE3YCE690653501-
      Civil Engineering - Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YCE671542-363
      Civil Engineering - Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YAG625-290-
      Civil Engineering - Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YEV,ME,ZE---443
      Civil Engineering - Structural EngineeringCE5YCE828798445-
      Civil Engineering - Transportation EngineeringCE6YCE743693544364
      Civil Engineering - Transportation EngineeringCE6YAR,ZE860---
      Chemical EngineeringCH1YB1,CH;EV,ZE,ZS592472373425
      Clinical EngineeringCL1YAE,AG,AR,AU,BI,BM,BT,CE694592438393
      Computer Science Engineeriing-AE,AG,AR,AU,BI,BM,BT,CE748718520479
      Electrical Engineering - Communication SystemsEE1YEC,EE,EP,IN,ZE777710589412
      Electrical Engineering - Power Systems and Power ElectronicsEE2YEC,EE,EN,EP,IN,ZE759661505510
      Electrical Engineering - Micro Electronics and VLSI DesignEE3YEC,EE,EP,IN,ZE819745717455
      Electrical Engineering - Control and InstrumentationEE4YIN771637499277
      Electrical Engineering - Control and InstrumentationEE4YBM,EC,EE,EP,ZE768714--
      Electrical Engineering - PhotonicsEE5YPH,EP451359256-
      Electrical Engineering - PhotonicsEE5YEC,EE,IN,ZE748-501434
      M.Tech. in Industrial Mathematics and Scientific ComputingMA1NMA452352291225
      Industrial Mathematics and Scientific ComputingMA1YAE,CE,CH,CS,EC,EE,ME,MM865-468501
      Mechanical Engineering - Thermal StreamME1NME798770581424
      Mechanical Engineering - Design StreamME2NME865781554443
      Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Engineering StreamME3YME769743617380
      Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Engineering StreamME3YAE,AU,CS,EC,EE,IE,IN,MF,ML839-698

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      IIT Madras M.Tech Admission: FAQs

      Q.1 What is HTTA? What is N-HTTA?

      Ans: Financial assistance in the form of Half-Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) at the rate of  INR 12400 per month (tenable for a maximum period of 24 months) is available for Indian nationals taking admission in M. Tech. programs. Students taking admission through HTTA category are required to assist the department for 8 hours of work per week related to academic activities of the department such as laboratory demonstration, tutorials, assessment of assignments, test papers, seminars, research projects, etc.

      Some seats are also available without HTTA (N-HTTA, i.e., without any financial assistance) in some M. Tech. Programs. There is a provision for the candidates (Indian Nationals) who have joined M. Tech. Streams under N- HTTA category to convert to HTTA at the end of the first semester depending on the vacancies in HTTA category and on the basis of their performance in the first semester examinations.

      Q.2 Is there any limit on the number of programs one can apply to?

      Ans: Candidates can apply for a maximum of 8 programs as per the application form.

      Q.3 What are the steps to be taken/ documents required when I accept an offer of admission?

      Ans: Candidates will have to pay the institute’s fee online. Please note that you may have to additionally bear the charges pertaining to the use of payment portal. The charges may vary depending on the use of Net banking or Credit/ Debit cards. After paying the fee candidates should:

      • Download the offer documents
      • Sign the letter of acceptance and send it along with original GATE Score Card and attested copy of Category Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL) within the stipulated date to the address below. Use only speed post for sending these documents.

      The Chairman,

      M. Tech. Admission Committee,

      GATE Office, IIT Madras,

      Chennai – 600036.

      Q.4 I am a Foreign national who graduated in India/ abroad, and I do not have a GATE Score. How can I apply for M.Tech programs?

      Ans: Please contact the following people for details: 

      Deputy Registrar (Academic Courses), IIT Madras,

      Chennai - 600036, Tamil Nadu, India


      The advertisement and application form for M. Tech. programs for Foreign Nationals (who don’t have a GATE Score) can be found on IIT Madras website ( under notices.



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