Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Postgraduate Programmes

Over the last sixty years, IIT Kharagpur has consistently established new and improving standards in higher engineering education. Postgraduate degree programmes at IIT Kharagpur lead to Joint MTech / MCP-PhD, MBA and MMST degrees. In addition, the Institute also offers Integrated MSc programmes and Joint MSc-PhD programmes.

The curricula and pedagogy in these programmes are periodically updated with focus on quality and excellence to meet the demands of the changing world.

Programmes offered and mode of selection

  • Department/Centre/School: Computer Science and Engg
  • Specialisation: Computer Science and Engineering
  • Selection: Direct

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The programme is open to candidates of all categories with Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/M.Sc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE etc.) and having valid GATE score.
Make sure that your GATE marks are above the cut-off marks of your category and GATE paper.
NET Qualified candidates with fellowship having M.A or M.Sc Degree in Economics, Sociology, or Geography and having studied mathematics/statistics at the higher secondary level or at the graduate level are eligible to be considered for selection to MCP-Ph.D. Programme.

  1. For institutes awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in all years of the qualifying degree:
    1. GE/OBC/EWS: Min. of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
    2. SC/ST/PwD: Min. of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale)
  2. For institutes awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in the final two semesters or final year of the qualifying degree:
    1. GE/OBC/EWS: Min. of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
    2. SC/ST/PwD: Min. of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale).

The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript.
All selected candidates, graduating in 2022 have to produce the original certificates and mark sheets of the final qualifying degree during admission. Seats are reserved for EWS/OBC/SC/ST candidates and persons with disability (PwD) as per Government of India rules.
B.Tech students graduating from any of the IITs in 2021 or graduated in 2020 having CGPA 8.0 or above may be admitted to the Post-Graduate programme without GATE score. However, they have to follow the formal process as indicated in the institute website.
Please note that candidates seeking admission to the above programmes under sponsored category, have to apply separately. These candidates are advised to visit the institute website for details on the admission procedure.

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Selection Procedure

The admission will be based on either GATE Score only or GATE Score and a personal interview. Personal interview will be held to test the following: (a) Motivation and aptitude for the Programme (b) Suitability for the department/centre (c) Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas. Personal interview will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur only. Please see the selection criteria for individual specializations before filling up the online application form.
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Students in the two-year M.Tech./MCP programme receive an assistantship of Rs. 12,400.00 per month and Rs. 31,000.00 per month after enrolment to Ph.D. programme (if selected) after completion of M.Tech./MCP programme.
Students completing Registration Seminar in the Ph.D. programme will receive an additional amount of Rs. 4,000/- per month for one year.
An applicant admitted to a post-graduate programme with assistantship will not be eligible for admission with assistantship in any other programme at this institute or any other Institution on the basis of the same GATE scorecard.

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Interview Experiences

Placements Data

Placement stats for 2020-2022 batch :

  • Highest CTC : 65 (domestic)
  • Average CTC : 27.04
  • Median CTC : 25
  • Number of international offers : 2
  • Number of companies (profiles) opened for MTech CSE : approx 400
  • Number of international profiles opened for MTech CSE : 15+


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