I took IIIT-B internal examination for the admission. After I cleared the written test I was called for interview in Bangalore, Electronics City where I was suppose to present a topic of my own choice in front of a professor. I presented my topic and then professor asked me a few questions related to the topic. It was 45 mins interview. It went well and after a week I got a call that I was selected into the M.Tech program.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Fee structure is expensive. During my 2 year course I had to spend Rs.3,50,000 including hostel fees, course fees, internet fees, food etc. Course Fees - Rs60 K per semester, Hostel Fees - Rs. 25 K per semester, Internet - Rs 5 k per semester, Food - nominal charges etc.
100% placement is there. Although, during my course of study, this was not as such. But in the next subsequent years, placement process was improved. There are ample number of job opportunities for students because a number of well-established and startup companies are called for employment opportunities.
Alumni network is very strong. The seniors were very helpful when we in our 1st year. We have an outreach within and outside the country. Alumni regularly posts openings available in their company and they follow-up to their full extent. Alumni and seniors are all very interactive and they respond immediately whenever we need their guide and support.
Faculty is very nice and supportive. They are really experts in their domain. Most of them are Ph.D holders otherwise they hold a Master's degree from very reputed institutes and universities abroad and within India. They are very keen to teach the subjects and they encourage students to ask them challenging questions.
Gender ratio during my course was 50:50 International conferences like IMSAA, IEEE related, MATLAB and various other technical meetings takes place during the whole course time of 2 years. Foreign delegates arrive at college for guest lectures, seminars and conferences.
The exams and lab work was very hectic. But it was not stressful. It was more of fun because I was learning new things and every new information was like a gold mine. So, overall it was worth spending day and night for project work, exam preparation or lab results.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Course curriculum is very thorough. The first semester was common for all. There were assignments, projects, mid-terms which kept us busy all through the semester. Professors are experts in their subjects and they will guide the students whenever it is needed. Even TAs and RAs were very helpful. In the 2nd and 3rd semester we get to choose the stream and our own subjects. It was full hands-on experience.
Yes, the college provides internship. The college has an incubation cell which provides internship. Also, companies are called for internship process. At my time various MNCs came like Cisco, GE, Intel, IBM, Nvidia, Intuit, Broadcomm, Qualcomm, Infosys etc. The average stipend was Rs.25k. Overall experience was a learning one and exhilarating.
So, we have an annual sports festival called Spandan. Its a three-day event. And its really a chilled out event. Its an air-breather for both faculty and students. The good thing was that even faculty participated in the sports events. Then we celebrate Ganesha festival with full excitement and rigor. Also, there is Garba night during Navratri season.