No, IIT Gandhinagar does not shortlist candidates from 2nd round of M tech candidates. Also, they don’t provide any waiting list for the same. They keep the seats vacant if anyone does not take admission. Although it is not correct as the seats remain vacant which can be filled by other waiting list candidates and their year will also not get wasted but this is not in our hands.
M.Tech seats are first filled by premium IITs and then the remaining seats by outside students who have qualified GATE. If you enter the college by qualifying GATE then you will be eligible for a scholarship as well.
The college also conducts its personal test for M.Tech admissions. In which they ask quantitative, reasoning and engineering mathematics. There are no spot admissions as of now. As the college is new more changes are expected in the coming future.