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Admissions - M.Tech. (ICT)

M.Tech. (ICT) with specialization in (a) Machine Learning, (b) Software Systems, (c) Signal Processing & Machine Learning, and (d) VLSI & Embedded Systems

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M.Tech. (ICT) – FAQ

Online application website opens 21 March 2021
Last date for submission of online applications 14 June 2021
Announcement of first merit list for Admissions 21 June 2021
Commencement of academic session TBD

M.Tech. (ICT) is a full-time two-year (four semesters) program, which focuses on a particular choice of specialization while encouraging interdisciplinary study and research. The following four specializations are on offer: (a) Machine Learning, (b) Software Systems, (c) Signal Processing & Machine Learning, and (d) VLSI & Embedded Systems.

Master of Technology in Information and Communication Technology – M.Tech. (ICT) is a full-time two-year (four semesters) program. The program has been specially designed to meet the increasing needs of professionals who would be able to respond to the convergence between computers and communication systems. The program aims to provide exposure to students who wish to build a professional career in ICT, working at the intersection of technology, research, and development. The Program curriculum includes four specializations tracks that provide a strong foundation and advanced courses in each track. This program tries to leverage the strength and diversity of our faculty and currently offers the following specialization tracks:

The specializations offered by this Program are different in a qualitative way from the specializations offered in other institutions. Apart from courses, students are required to pursue one full year (two semesters) of research under the guidance of a faculty advisor and submit a master’s thesis in order to obtain the degree of M.Tech. (ICT) specializing in the respective track.On successful completion of the program, the students will be able to acquire essential technical and practical knowledge for solving real-world problems in the ICT domain using modern technologies and tools and will have the ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and logical problem-solving skills which may bridge the digital divide between urban and rural worlds.

The Program requires every student to take Program core courses and a minimum number of Specialization core courses and elective courses out of the courses available in the different specialized areas and to submit a thesis based on the research work done by the student. Program Core courses are foundational and compulsory to all students. Specialization core courses will provide breadth as well as depth in acquiring domain knowledge in respective specialization. Subsequently, the student will have an adequate choice of electives in order to dwell deeper into areas of her/his research interest, or go beyond one’s own specialization. In the second year, a student will also pursue research for one year (two semesters), leading to a master’s thesis. The detailed Program structure, Program core courses, Specialization core courses, and Elective courses can be found here

Number of seats: 90 (see distribution below)

Admission will be through two channels from 2021 i.e. GATE and Non-GATE. The possession of a valid GATE score in a discipline specific to the specialization is mentioned in the following table along with seat distribution:

Specialization GATE Discipline Seats through GATE Seats through Non-GATE Total Number of seats in Thesis Mode
Machine Learning CS/EC/EE/ 24 8 32
Software Systems CS 20 6 26
Signal Processing & Machine Learning EC 12 4 16
VLSI and Embedded Systems EC/EE 12 4 16
Total 68 22 90

Note: Applicants can apply for admissions through one of the channels only, i.e., either through GATE or NON-GATE.

Educational qualification

Machine Learning

Software Systems

GATE Qualified candidates

  • A candidate with a qualifying degree in any one of the following:
    • BE/BTech (CS/IT, ECE, Electrical, Instrumentation), MSc (CS), MCA with 1st class
    • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science / Electronics / Mathematics / Physics / Statistics.
    • M.S./M.Sc. degree of DA-IICT.
    • M.C.A. degree (3 year program)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 60% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University.

Non-GATE Qualified candidates

  • MSc (Electronics), BE/BTech (ECE/EE/EL) with 1st class (min 65%)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 65% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University.

Signal Processing and Machine Learning

VLSI & Embedded Systems

GATE Qualified candidates

  • A candidate with a qualifying degree in any one of the following:
    • BE/BTech (CS/IT, ECE, Electrical, Instrumentation), MSc (Electronics)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 60% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University.

Non-GATE Qualified candidates

  • MSc (Electronics), BE/BTech (ECE/EE/EL) with 1st class (min 65%)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 65% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University.

Candidates appearing in their final degree examination and expecting to complete it by July 2021 may also apply. However, their final admission will be subject to the condition that they obtain an aggregate of marks required based on mode of admission i.e. GATE/Non-GATE, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting Institute/University. All admitted candidates have to submit their degree certificates or proof of completion of degree, before 30 October 2021 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

The decision of the concerned authorities of DA-IICT regarding eligibility of any candidate shall be final.

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 84,500/- (Rs. 64,500/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs.20,000/- towards a Caution Deposit) – The registration fee is payable at the time of registration and hostel rent on allotment of the hostel room.

Tuition fee Rs. 64,500 per Semester
Registration Fee Rs. 2,500 per Semester
Caution Deposit Rs. 20,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)
Hostel Rent Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 22,000 per semester depending upon the hostel block in which the room is allotted
Food On actuals. There are multiple food options available in the campus (The expense will be approximately Rs. 5,500 per month)

*Subject to revision

Education Loan

The Institute will facilitate the students to avail educational loan from selected Banks. The bank officials will be present on campus at the time of registration of admitted students so as to enable the students to obtain details on procedures and terms and conditions of the loan. The students can also avail loan from banks of their choice and in either of the case; the Institute will extend support in completing the loan documentation process.

Financial Assistance

All GATE admitted students would be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 12400/- in the form of Teaching Assistants in the first semester. In subsequent semesters, the continuation would depend on their satisfying the academic requirements.

NON-GATE candidates will not be eligible for TAship and stipendiary benefits.

Refund Policy

The refund policy for the withdrawing candidates will be in accordance with the UGC/AICTE rules.

Selection Procedure

Admission to M. Tech. (ICT) with specialization SS, ML, VLSI and SPML will admit candidates through two channels from this year: GATE and NON-GATE.

Candidates who have a valid GATE score in the disciplines of Electronics & CommunicationEngineering (EC), Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer ScienceandInformation Technology (CS), only can apply. The ranking of candidates with GATE score of 425 or above will be on the basis of GATE score only. The candidates with GATE score less than 425 may be required to appear for an interview at DA-IICT in person. Ranking of such candidates will be based on the GATE score and performance in the interview.

Non-GATE candidates selection will be based on their qualifying degree and performance in the interview. Weightage will be as follows:

40% weightage -> qualifying degree

60% weightage-> interview

The candidates can give up to two preferred specializations based on their eligibility conditions. Counseling for allotment of the specialization will be done online.  Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of first merit list, to check for e-mail communications from the Institute to learn about the admission status and steps they need to take to continue with the counseling process.

Note: At the time of finalisation of admissions, it is likely that some of the Universities in the country would not have announced the final year results of the qualifying degrees prescribed for admissions. In such cases, 40%  weightage in qualifying degree will be assigned to the aggregate marks obtained in all the previous University examinations of the qualifying degree. However, if the applicant fails to receive 65%  aggregate marks in the qualifying degree after announcement of final year results,  her/his admission will stand discontinued forthwith and no representation/appeal will be entertained.

  • Submit online application form by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- plus GST@ 18%. (Rupees One thousand two hundred only). Click here to apply online.
  • The Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order for her/his application to be considered for admission.
  • For GATE qualified candidates the merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of GATE score and/or personal interview of candidates applying for admission. Counseling for allotment of specialization will be done online.
  • For Non-GATE qualified candidates the merit list for admission will be prepared based on the weightage on qualifying degree and interview.
  • The candidates who have accepted admission offers will be notified to appear for registration, followed by counseling, document verification, and on confirmation of admission, the orientation program.
  • Counseling will be done online. Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of first merit list, to check for website to know about the specialization allotted to them and the steps they need to take to continue with the counseling process.

A Note on the Choice of Specializations

  • Candidates are requested to carefully go through the curriculum of the individual specializations before filling their choice(s) of specialization. Once the form is submitted, the candidates will not be allowed to change their choice.
  • The candidates can specify up to two choices of specialization depending on their eligibility. If the candidate is offered admission in his/her second choice of specialization, he/she remains in the wait-list in his/her first choice of specialization, till the admission process is closed. If the candidate is offered admission in his/her first choice of specialization, he/she does not remain in the wait-list in his/her second choice of specialization.
  • Once the admission process is closed, at no point of time in the program will the specialization be allowed to change.

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