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Admissions - M.Tech. (ICT)

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

Recent Graduates - M.Tech.

Online application website opens 16 March 2022
Last date for submission of online applications 13 June 2022
Date of Interview for Non-GATE category (tentative) 21 / 22 June 2022
Announcement of first merit list for Admissions (tentative) 30 June 2022
Commencement of academic session TBD

Master of Technology in Information and Communication Technology – MTech (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 in the areas of Machine Learning and applications to speech, image and vision, natural language processing and others, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, VLSI Subsystem Design, FPGA, Low-power VLSI Design and Nano electronics.
The Program curriculum includes multiple 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 M.Tech. program provides students with a rigorous understanding of both fundamentals and advanced knowledge in desired areas of specialization. The graduates of the program would be well-positioned to work in the fast-growing ICT industry or to pursue a doctoral degree.

Students of the M.Tech program are required to complete a set of program core courses, general elective courses, specialization core courses and specialization elective courses. The program structure is designed to allow a wide choice of electives in desired areas of specialization. Apart from the courses, the students must complete two projects, a minor project in Semester 2 and Major project I spread over the summer semester and semester 3. The project components provide the students an opportunity to undertake directed research work under the supervision of a faculty mentor. In semester 4, a student can opt for Major project II, in continuation with Major project 1, or pursue an internship in the industry. Students interested in a thesis must enroll for Major project II in semester 4. The detailed Program structure, Program core courses, Specialization core courses, and Elective courses can be found here

M.Tech. (ICT) 2020-22 Batch

Placement Statistics:

Highest Package: 45 LPA

Median Salary: 9.79 LPA

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Top Recruiters:

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*Updated till 30th April 2022

Number of seats: 74 (see distribution below)

Admission will be through two channels from 2022 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
Machine Learning CS/EC/EE/ 24 8 32
Software Systems CS 20 6 26
VLSI and Embedded Systems EC/EE 12 4 16
Total   56 18 74

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

The institute can also admit a few candidates sponsored by the organization / institute with which DA-IICT has signed a MoU satisfying the admission criteria of the MTech program specified in the MoU.

Specialization wise Educational qualifications

Machine Learning

Software Systems

GATE Qualified candidates

  • A candidate with a qualifying degree in any one of the following:
    • BE/BTech (CS/IT/EL, ECE, Electrical, Instrumentation)
    • 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 (CS), MCA, BE/BTech (CS, IT, CSE)
  • 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.

VLSI & Embedded Systems

GATE Qualified candidates

  • A candidate with a qualifying degree in any one of the following:
    • BE/BTech (CS/IT/EL, 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)
  • 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 2022 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 2022 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

Age: There is no age limit applicable to this program.

Admission to M. Tech. (ICT) with specialization SS, ML and VLSI 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 & Communication Engineering (EC), Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Science and Information 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/Online. 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

Note: At the time of finalization 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.

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: The decision of the Competent Authorities of DA-IICT regarding eligibility and selection of any candidate shall be final.

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 89, 500/- (Rs. 64, 500/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs. 25,000/- towards Caution Deposit) is to paid. 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. 25,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)
Hostel Rent Rs. 23,000 per semester
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.

Desirable Non-GATE admitted candidates will be considered for teaching assistantship based on the credentials.

Refund Policy

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

  • Submit online application form by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- plus GST@ 18%. (total Rs. 1416/-).
  • 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.

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.

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the M.Tech. (ICT) program can be found here

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