Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Details of various Master of Technology courses offered by IITH: 

M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering

I. General Information

The CSE department at IIT Hyderabad invites outstanding candidates to join us for the Master of Technology (M.Tech.) programme. The M.Tech. programme at IIT-H provides ample opportunities for students to explore both research and development skills. The advanced and specialized courses provide deeper insights into various subjects in Computer Science and Engineering, while the M.Tech. thesis allows you to go deeper into a topic of your interest by joining exciting research projects of the young faculty in the department. An M.Tech. at CSE-IITH will prepare you both for sought-after industry jobs, or for a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. IIT-H has its vision firmly entrenched in being a cradle for invention and innovation, and has already established partnerships with international partners, especially in Japan, since its inception in 2008. The CSE Department at IIT-H is active in research areas including theoretical computer science, algorithms, graph theory, networking, distributed systems, compilers, big data analytics, data mining, machine learning, and image/video processing. It has large active funded research projects in the application domains of cyber-physical systems, converged cloud radio access networks, and data analytics. While the standard M.Tech. programme spans 2 years, the 3-year M.Tech. programme is research-focused and allows students to work on sponsored research projects, thus focusing on research every semester, along with the coursework.

The intake for 2-year M.Tech. happens only once a year (for the July session), while the intake for the 3-year M.Tech. and the Sponsored M.Tech. typically happens twice a year (for the July and January sessions). In 2020, the CSE department launched a new M.Tech. programme in Networks and Information Security keeping in mind the national interest and demand in this area. The programme provides advanced training in research and development in the theoretical and practical aspects of networks and information security.

The CSE department does not offer a part-time M.Tech. programme. Admission to the M.Tech. programme is solicited in the following categories for the July 2022 session. Detailed eligibility criteria for each are given in the next section.

Admission to the M.Tech. programme is solicited in the following categories for the January 2022 Session:

2-Year M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, under the following admission modes:

  1. MoE-sponsored (GATE qualified; or BTech/MSc/MCA from IITs or IISc)
  2. Government Lab/ Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)-sponsored
  3. Self-Sponsored

2-Year M.Tech. in Networks and Information Security, under the following admission modes:

  1. MoE-sponsored (GATE qualified; or BTech/MSc/MCA from IITs or IISc)
  2. Self-Sponsored

3-Year M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, under the following admission modes:

  1. Project Sponsored (GATE qualification necessary)
  2. Project Sponsored, with 6 months experience in IITH (GATE qualification not necessary)

3-Year M.Tech. in Networks and Information Security, under the following admission modes:

  1. Project Sponsored (GATE qualification necessary)
  2. Project Sponsored, with 6 months experience in IITH (GATE qualification not necessary)

II. Eligibility Criteria

2-Year M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

  1. MoE sponsored (GATE qualified):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in CS/IT/Maths, and an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. The candidate should have demonstrated adequate background in computer science (Valid GATE score in CS).
    3. As an exception to the immediately preceding point, B.Tech/MSc/MS/MCA students from IITs and IISc with a CPI of at least 8.0 (7.0 for SC/ST candidates) will be granted a waiver from GATE requirement.
  2. Govt. Lab/PSU-sponsored (where the employer (a Govt. Lab or PSU) sponsors the expenses of the programme):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in CS/IT/Maths, and an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. A sponsorship letter from the employer (A Govt. Lab/ PSU) needs to be produced at the time of the selection interview (for details on selection process, see Section III below), AND
    3. The applicant must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least two years of professional experience in the respective field.
  3. Self-Sponsored:
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in CS/IT/Maths or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in CS/IT/Maths, and an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply.
    2. For the Industry-Sponsored mode, a sponsorship letter from the employer needs to be produced at the time of the selection interview (for details on the selection process, see Section III below).

2-Year M.Tech. in Networks and Information Security

  1. MoE sponsored (GATE qualified):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in ECE/Statistics/CS/IT/Maths, with an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. The candidate should have a valid GATE score in CS/ECE/Statistics/Maths.
    3. As an exception to the point immediately preceding, B.Tech/MSc/MS/MCA students from IITs and IISc with a CPI of at least 8.0 (7.0 for SC/ST candidates) will be granted a waiver from GATE requirement.
  2. Self-Sponsored / Industry Sponsored:
    1. A B.Tech./B.E. degree in ECE/Statistics/CS/IT/Maths or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in ECE/Statistics/CS/IT/Maths with an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply.
    2. In case of Industry-Sponsorship, a sponsorship letter from the employer needs to be produced at the time of the selection interview (for details on the selection process, see Section III below).

3-Year M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

  1. Project Sponsored (GATE qualification necessary):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in CS/IT/Maths, and with an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. The candidate should have demonstrated adequate background in computer science (Valid GATE score in CS/IT).
  2. Project Sponsored, with 6 months IITH experience (GATE qualification not necessary):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in ECE/Statistics/CS/IT/Maths, and have an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. The candidate must be currently involved in a project with a faculty at CSE Department, IITH, and the current supervisor’s project funds the expenses of the M.Tech. Programme, AND
    3. A sponsorship letter from the project supervisor needs to be produced at the time of the selection interview (see details of selection process in Section III below).

3-Year M.Tech. in Networks and Information Security

  1. Project Sponsored (GATE qualification necessary):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in CS/IT/Maths, and with an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. The candidate should have demonstrated adequate background in computer science (Valid GATE score in CS/IT).
  2. Project Sponsored, with 6 months IITH experience (GATE qualification not necessary):
    1. A 4-year B.Tech./B.E. degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/MS/MCA degree in ECE/Statistics/CS/IT/Maths, and have an excellent academic record. Candidates having professional qualifications recognized by AICTE, like AMIE, are also eligible to apply, AND
    2. The candidate must be currently involved in a project with a faculty at CSE Department, IITH, and the current supervisor’s project funds the expenses of the M.Tech. Programme, AND
    3. A sponsorship letter from the project supervisor needs to be produced at the time of the selection interview (see details of selection process in Section III below).

III. Selection procedure and Important Points

2-year M.Tech. Programme, MoE-Sponsored mode

  1. Admission to the 2-year M.Tech. programmes (both Computer Science and Network and Information Security) under MoE-sponsored mode is guided primarily by GATE score cut-offs, and follow-up interviews if required. Admission offers will be made via COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal). The department may conduct further rounds of written tests and interviews after COAP to fill any unfilled seats. Please check our website (https://www.cse.iith.ac.in/admissions/mtech.html) for details and updates on the admissions process.
  2. Candidates admitted under this mode will be required to carry out a Teaching Assistantship (TA) through the duration of the programme. A stipend will be paid according to MoE (Govt. of India) guidelines.
  3. As stated in Section II, an exception to the stated eligibility criteria is: B.Tech/MSc/MS/MCA students from IITs and IISc with a CPI (CGPA) of at least 8.0 (7.0 for SC/ST candidates) will be granted a waiver from GATE requirement. However they will have to appear for a written test and interview, where they will be tested on programming skills and knowledge of basic CS subjects.

2-year M.Tech. Programmes, Govt. Lab/PSU sponsored, Self/Industry Sponsored modes

  1. Admissions will be based on an entrance exam followed by interviews for shortlisted candidates. Valid GATE scores are highly recommended, but not mandatory for these categories. The written test and interviews for these categories will test the candidates on standard topics in an undergraduate Computer Science syllabus.
  2. Prior research exposure and/or industry experience are also considered while selecting candidates in these modes.
  3. Candidates applying under the Govt. Lab/PSU-Sponsored mode must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least two years of professional experience in the respective field. The candidate must bring a letter during the interview confirming the employer’s agreement to sponsoring the programme for the candidate.
  4. Further details regarding the Self/Industry-Sponsored M.Tech. programme including selection procedure and fee structure will be updated on our admissions page.

3-year M.Tech. Programmes, all modes

  1. Admission to the 3-year M.Tech. Programme will be based on an entrance exam followed by interviews for shortlisted candidates. The department may use other application parameters including GATE score for shortlisting candidates. Interviews test the candidates on standard topics in a Computer Science syllabus (data structures, programming, theory of computation, algorithms, networking, OS, DBMS, etc).
  2. Students in a 3-year M.Tech. programme complete the same amount of coursework as 2-year M.Tech. students but are additionally involved in sponsored research projects and get sufficient time in each semester to work on research.
  3. Admitted students will receive a stipend as per research project guidelines for Research Assistantship (RA), depending on mode of admission.
  4. Prior research exposure and/or industry experience are also considered while selecting candidates in these categories.

For more information, please visit: https://cse.iith.ac.in/admissions/mtech.html

M.Tech in Data Science

Overview of MDS programme

From August 2018 semester, CSE department is offering a new MTech programme known as MTech in Data Science (MDS). It is an extension to the Executive MTech in Data Science (EMDS) programme and is equivalent to regular MTech programme.

It is a self-paced program of 48 credits that can be taken over 3-5 years. Similar to EMDS programme, students will do 24 credits of coursework in the first two years. In the third year, they would two Capstone projects of 12 credits each. If a student is not interested in doing the 24 credits of Capstone projects, then he/she can graduate with the Executive MTech in Data Science (EMDS) degree.

Students have the option of taking lesser number of courses in different semesters and complete the course requirement in 2-4 years. The classes will be held over the weekends or other timings suitable for working professionals.

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

  1. This programme is exclusively for professionals working in the industry.
  2. The candidate should have a BTech/BE degree in CS/EE/IT/ECE, or an MCA, an MSc/MS/ME/M.Tech. degree in CS/IT.
  3. At least 70% marks or 7.0 CGPA in one of the qualifying exams (BTech/BE in CS/EE/IT/ECE, or MCA, or MSc/MS/ME/M.Tech. in CS/IT)
  4. By the date of application deadline, the candidate must have a minimum three years of work experience in a relevant industry and be employed in industry at the time of applying. Internship experience, teaching experience, and the experience before completing the earliest qualifying degree (as listed above) are not counted.
  5. Exceptional candidates with B.Tech./BE degree or an ME/M.Tech. degree in other disciplines will be considered, provided they have outstanding academic records and strong programming work experience in the industry (which should be clearly demonstrated in the application), and/or strong background in data science/related areas (which should be clearly demonstrated in the application). The right to shortlist such candidates (with a different academic training background other than those listed in Point 2) will remain with IIT-H. The objective criteria regarding minimum experience and marks in qualifying exam remain the same as mentioned above.

Selection Procedure

  1. Candidates must fill an online application.
  2. The selection will be based on written tests conducted in IIT Hyderabad in end of May.,followed by online interviews. The written test schedule will be published in the website after the last date of submitting applications is over. Candidates will be shortlisted for interviews based on written test performance.
    • However, due to the COVID-19 situation, there are uncertainties regarding the dates of the written exam. If the travel advisories by Government or the decisions taken by the institute/department prohibit travel and gathering, then the selection will be based on only interviews (no written test). In that case stricter shortlisting criteria will be followed, and the list of candidates shortlisted for the interviews will be put up in the website. In case we go ahead with this interview-only approach, all candidates may not be interviewed even if they satisfy the basic eligibility criteria. The department reserves the right to set any cut off criteria for shortlisting the candidates.

For more information, please visit: https://cse.iith.ac.in/admissions/mtechInDataScience.html

M.Tech in Artificial intelligence

Overview

The Department of AI is a newly launched department at IIT Hyderabad. Considering the interdisciplinary nature of AI, a separate department helps in creating a complete ecosystem for AI Academics and Research at IIT Hyderabad. The department will offer B.Tech. and M.Tech. programs, and plans to offer a variety of Minor Programs in AI. The emergence of the department is the consequence of the heavy demand from the industry on data analytics, and the need to tackle the many fundamental and foundational research problems arising in a rapidly evolving field. The department’s mission is to

  1. Train students to have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the theory and practise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  2. Enable students to become leaders in the industry and academia nationally and internationally.
  3. Meet the pressing demands of the nation in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Department of Artificial Intelligence has a sizable number of highly dedicated and dynamic faculty members, with a wide variety of expertise. Currently there are 22 faculty members affiliated with the AI department. Candidates can discover the profiles and teaching/research areas of different faculty members by visiting Faculty Profiles

The M-Tech students will provided with excellent laboratory facilities that they can access at any time. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including software and hardware. All the laboratories are provided with the internet connectivity.

The Department of AI seeks talented and dedicated M-Tech students to develop highly skilled human resources who can contribute to modern and cutting edge research and industrial demand in AI.

Research Areas

The following is a broad collection of AI related research areas at IIT Hyderabad.

Deep Learning   Explainable Machine Learning
Generative Models  Autonomous vehicles 
Computer vision  Video quality assessment 
Speech systems  AI for agriculture 
Bayesian learning Social media and text analysis 
Robotics Recommendation systems and data mining 
ML in astronomy  Inference algorithms 
Graphical models  Big data analysis 
Computer Architectures for AI  AI and Internet of Things 
AI and High Performance Computing  Natural Language Processing 

M-Tech Programs:

The Department of AI offers the following M Tech Programs:

  1. Mtech (2 year)
  2. Mtech (3 year)

M-Tech (2 yr) Program

The Department of AI at IIT Hyderabad offers a 2-Yr M-Tech program for the forthcoming session. The program has following two components in the course curriculum.

Coursework (24+2 credits):

The AI curriculum is designed to a be well rounded and holistic introduction to both the theory and practice of machine learning. Students can do a wide variety of courses, ranging from fundamental theoretical courses to more advanced application based courses. A course on English communication is also included, in addition to industry lectures.

MTech thesis (24 credits):

Students will work with supervisor(s) to contribute to high quality research in AI.
 

The MTech (2yr) program has the following options

Mtech (2 yr, TA)

Students who join the MTech (2 yr) TA program will be paid a stipend (as per the MHRD norm) against their service as teaching assistants (TA) to different course instructors. The typical TA tasks include exam invigilation, supervising undergraduate lab experiments, helping with course related activities, and so on. Typically, 8 hours of TA service per week is expected from a student.

Modes of Admission to the M-Tech (2 yr, TA) Program

There are two modes via which a candidate can take admission to a MTech (2 yr, TA) program.

  1. Mode R1: With a GATE score.
  2. Mode R2: With a B-Tech degree / MSc (Math/Applied Math) degree from any IIT.

The candidate should satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must have earned BTech/BE/MSc/Equivalent Degree in any discipline. The applicant must have already earned BTech/BE/MSc or, at least, should be in the final year of the respective studies. In the latter case, it would be assumed that the candidate will be able to complete the degree by the time of M-Tech admission.
  • For admission via Mode R1, the candidate should also have a valid GATE score from CS/EC/EE/MA/ST. For having complete eligibility to apply for admission via Mode R2, the candidate must have a CGPA score no lower than 8.

Selection Process:

For admission to the the program via Mode R1 or R2, there will be a preliminary shortlisting depending upon the GATE score and/or the academic background. Candidates who satisfy the shortlisting cutoff need to appear for a written test and/or an interview. The department reserves the right to set any cutoff for the shortlisting of M-Tech applications. In addition, the department has the right not to select anybody if no appropriate candidates are found.

MTech (2 yr, self sponsored) program

In view of the high demand in industries and research organisations for the highly skilled professionals and experts in specific domains, IITH had started All course MTech program (ACM). After the success of ACM program, the institute has further revamped it to Self-sponsored MTech program to bring it to at par with regular MTech Program, to benefit the students. The Department of AI started offering the ACM program in 2019-20, and is offering the revamped self sponsored M.Tech program in Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning for the session 2020-21. The key features of the program are summarised below.

  • Opportunity for full-time MTech program via written test and interview.
  • Duration of the course: 2 years
  • No difference in curriculum and degree to be awarded between MHRD funded and Self-sponsored MTech candidates
  • Eligibility for On-Campus Placement on successful completion of the program
  • Non subsidised Program - No fellowship (even for GATE qualified students)
  • Open for degree holders having a first class with CGPA of 7.0 or above.
  • No mandatory requirement for GATE
  • Admission based on thorough scrutiny process comprising written test and interview
  • Non-Residential Program - Hostel accommodation not guaranteed
  • Consideration for hostel accommodation (chargeable) based on room availability
  • Conversion to M.Tech (TA)/ M.Tech (RA) or vice versa not possible

Fee Structure

Refer academic page for program fee structure

Eligibility:

B.Tech/B.E/M.Sc/Equivalent degree in any discipline

Syllabus for Written Test

Basic programming, linear algebra, probability and calculus

MTech (3 yr) program

The 3 year MTech program at IITH has the same number of credits as the 2 year program, but more spread out to enable the student to focus more on research. Students who join the 3-year program will be assigned a supervisor after joining. Students admitted to the regular MTech 3-years program are responsible to provide research and teaching assistance to the supervisor. The advantage of the regular 3-years MTech program is that the students can get better exposure to research under the particular program. The students may be paid a stipend at par (if not higher) with the 2-yr MTech students.

Eligibility Criteria for Application:

The candidate must have earned BTech/BE/MSc/Equivalent Degree in any discipline, and have a valid GATE score in CS/EC/EE/MA/ST. The applicant must have already earned BTech/BE/MSc or, at least, should be in the final year of the respective studies. In the latter case, it would be assumed that the candidate will be able to complete the degree by the time of M-Tech admission. GATE qualification is relaxed for a) Candidates with a B-Tech / MSc (Math/Applied Math) degree from any IIT and with CGPA score no lower than 8 and b) Project Sponsored, with 6 months experience in IITH.

Selection Process:

For admission to the program, there will be a preliminary shortlisting depending upon the the academic background and GATE score. Candidates who satisfy the shortlisting cutoff need to appear for a written test and/or an interview. The department reserves the right to set any cutoff for the shortlisting of M-Tech applications. In addition, the department has the right not to select anybody if no appropriate candidates are found.

For more information,  please visit: https://ai.iith.ac.in/mtech-admissions.html

Interview Experiences

https://gateoverflow.in/blog/12600/iit-hyderabad-m-tech-ta-ra-interview-experience-list

Placements Data

Placements stats for 2020-2022 batch M.Tech. (TA+RA):

All figures below are based on the CTC reported by each company.

  • No. of people: 32
  • Mean: 30.174L
  • Median: 27L
  • Max: 65.46L
  • Min: 11.5L

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