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Hello everyone,
Many students are approaching me and my classmates regarding IIITA mtech admission as this year they introduced 3 new branches in MTech in IT as below.
1. Mtech IT in system
2. MTech IT in software and data engg.
3. MTech IT in network and security
So, i just want to clear that these are not new branches. They just grouped into 3.
Last year, in ccmt 2021 we had only MTech IT. And all 125 students were admitted into this single branch. After 1st semester we were divided into 7 branches based on our cgpa and preference as below.
1. Software engg (SE)
2. Data engg (DE)
3. Machine learning and intelligent systems (MLIS)
4. Human computer interaction (HCI)
5. Robotics
6. Cyber law and information security (CLIS)
7. Wireless communication (WCC)
This year in ccmt 2022 they had given 3 branches instead of one i mentioned earlier. In 1st semester all 3 branches have to study together in one classroom. After 1st semester they will be divided in different specializations as below.
1. MTech IT in system --> MLIS, HCI, robotics
2. MTech IT in software and data engg. --> software engg and data engg.
3. Mtech IT in network and security --> WCC , CLIS.
So, everything is the same as previous years. Don't be panic if you are going to take admission in IIITA MTech IT. 
Last but not least , I just want to clear that these are just specialisations. During placements, all are treated the same as MTech IT students.   
Hope your doubts have been cleared now. Still if you have any queries then you can contact me on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Thank you.

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Krunal Vasava posted in College Experience Jun 18
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These days I am getting a lot of questions about IIIT Lucknow as the counseling for GATE 22 has been started.

 

So,I have decided to answer all the common FAQ's regarding IIIT LUCKNOW so that many GATE aspirants thinking to take admission have a clear picture.

 

1. The placement record of IIIT LUCKNOW is real ?

- Yes, those humungous numbers are for real. The placement department of the college is very hardworking & competitive.

 

2. How is the coding culture?

- You will find top coders of the country present in the college. Eventually you will get to learn a lot of things with a constructive mindset.

 

3. Does M.Tech. allowed to sit in the placements?

- Both M.tech & B.Tech co-ordinate hand in hand to make every placement season touch unbelievable numbers.

 

4. How's college life in IIITL?

- 9/10. Here you will have a great balance between your academics and extra-curricular activities.

 

5. Finally, is it worth taking admission in IIIT lucknow ?

- Definitely, you can make a great career out of it.

 

Talking about some of the cons which I think is not a big issue:

- Climate can be a factor to make you a little uncomfortable.

 

That's from my side. I hope this post will help you in your decision making.

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JasleenBhatia posted in College Experience Jun 16
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Hello Guys. I want to share my experience as an M.Tech student at IIIT Allahabad. Currently I’ve completed my 2nd semester and I’m writing this post so that you can take an informed decision about choosing IIIT A or any other college for that matter.

This post contains my 1 year of experience of studying at IIIT A. I will be describing my experience in terms of branch, specializations, courses, placement opportunity, internship opportunity, coding culture, quality of teaching, research output of professors, research infrastructure, college facilities like mess, hostel, sports etc., teaching assistant work, thesis work, fees, college administration etc.

At the end, I will also share my opinion on choosing to work after B.E or going for masters.

Disclaimer: The post is based on my experience. I have tried to be as bias free as possible but know that every individual have different experience even when they are in the same college studying the same subjects. So, please do your own research and based on your circumstances, you should take decisions.

 

1. Various Branches at IIIT A, specialization and courses

We have 4 branches here at IIIT A. Information Technology(IT)(most preferred one), Electronics(EC) and Bio Informatics(BI) and Data Science and Analytics(DSA). First 3 branches use GATE score for admissions while DSA branch has its own exam for admission.

I’m from IT branch and I’ve done my bachelor in mechanical engineering. I had prepared for GATE CS and GO was really helpful in this journey(Thanks GO!). IT branch has further 8 specializations which are offered after 1st semester. You can check about them here

One bad thing about specializations is that every specialization has a minimum and maximum number of seats. Students can select these specializations based on their grades in 1st semester. Hence, if you’re not from top 20-30 of your class then most likely you won’t get your desired specialization. Unfortunately, I’m one of those who didn’t get their first preference for specialization. Now, I’ve to study courses that I don’t have any interest in. Hence if you are aiming to get admission at IIIT A, make sure you score well at least in your 1st semester. 

1st semester courses will be common for all IT students and we had following subjects.

  1. Advanced Programming and Data Structure: Most important one from placements perspective.
  2. Programming Practices: Got overview of Linux and implementing few of its commands, Assembly Language, Parallel programming etc. 
  3. Maths for IT: Linear Algebra, Probability. Make sure you study them well before joining M.Tech as you won’t get much time to understand advanced concepts.
  4. Research Methodology: Easiest one. Theoretical but important subject if you are aiming for research.

Our 1st semester was completely online. So scoring good marks was very easy for obvious reasons. But I would recommend to study subjects like Advanced Programming and Data Structure seriously as it would help in placements.

In 2nd semester, every specialization has different set of courses. Although many of the courses overlap with other specializations as well. You can find the list of courses offered in each of the specialization here. Note that a large number of courses are listed in that webpage but only a few of them are actually offered depending on the availability of professors that are able to teach those subjects. Most of the time, the elective courses(those that you can choose by yourself) are easy to score but it all depends on the professor teaching that course. If a professor decides to make the evaluations difficult then even the easy-to-score courses will become hard and vice-versa.

 

2. Placement, Internship Opportunity and Coding culture

M.Tech students(IT, EC, BI) were only allowed for 2 month internship during summer break after the completion of 2nd semester. DSA branch students were allowed for 6 month internships. Very few companies allowed M.Tech students for internships as most of them came for 6 month internships. Also, most of the companies came for SDE roles and very few came for data related roles so DSA students also didn’t had any advantages despite the fact that they can do 6 month long internships.

Although, during placement season, more than enough companies visit college and you can get a good package if your coding skills is good. So, placement wise, college is good but not internship wise. The placement opportunities that you get in a college like IIIT A is it’s biggest plus point.

Also, before taking admission, I had heard that the coding culture is very good here but due to covid it was impacted as seniors couldn’t take offline classes during that time. Although now it is restored and everything is getting back to normal.

 

3. Quality of teaching, Research output of professors and Research infrastructure

Some professors are really good at teaching.

Some are good at research. Although very few of them publish in high impact journals. This is the case with many reputed Indian universities including IITs as well. Although, research infrastructure is decent as there are many labs which has decent facility and work 24 x 7. But most likely you have to put efforts from your side if you really want to do good research.

 

4. College facilities: Mess, Hostel, Gym, Sports

We get breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner at mess. Breakfast is good but everything else is average or sometimes below average. There are a number of food stalls, dabbas etc. near the campus and food delivery apps like Zomato and Swiggy work at IIIT A but number of options are limited as the college is not located in an urban area.

Regarding hostel, M.Tech 1st year students have to live in a pair but in 2nd year single rooms are allotted. We have 5 boys hostel and 3 girls hostel. Boys hostel also have tennis court.

Gym has a good number of equipments. I’m a fitness person and I can definitely say that gym is quite good here.

We have a ground for various sports like volleyball, football, cricket etc. Facilities for indoor games like snooker, table tennis are also available.

 

5. Teaching Assistant work & Thesis work

TA work and its load will largely depend on the professor under which you do your TA work. For me and most of my batchmates, this was not hectic.

Again, Thesis work load will also depend on the professor under which you will work and the topic of research that would choose.

 

6. Fees

In 1st and 2nd semester, fees was around 80k/semester. This is one of the lowest among all IIITs. Although now it is expected to increase as the fees was not increased in last 1.5 years due to covid.

 

7. College Administration

Many students at IIIT A believe that College Administration is not very supportive. I’m listing down following points on why I also think the same.

 

1. Lack of coordination in College Administration and poor decision making

Our 1st semester was completely online. In our 2nd semester, we were told in March that it will be on the individual professors to decide whether they want to conduct offline exams or not. Initially our professors wanted to take online exams. But after that, in April our beloved HOD told that everyone is expected to be in campus in 2 weeks. Then after 2 weeks when corona cases were rising and few of students were also found out corona positive then it was announced that there is no need to join the college for the moment and we should refrain from coming.

You can clearly see the mismanagement from their side. Expecting students to come to college in April when the exams and course load are at their peak was not something that one should do.

2. Illogical policies for TA stipend

Our college has a rule that you need to come to office to mark your attendance. It doesn’t matter whether you have some TA work on that day or not, you have to mark attendance every day(MON-FRI) otherwise money will be deducted from your stipend for that day.

This is complete non-sense as every student was doing TA work from home/campus. The attendance has nothing to do whether one is doing it’s TA duties sincerely or not.

 

That’s all regarding my experience here at IIIT A. 

 

Q. Should I join industry after Bachelor or do Master’s ?

This is a very common question.

If you want to do M.Tech from India only for the sole intention of getting a good job then I would recommend to not apply for M.Tech and join industry right after bachelor. Because, right now the industry is moving towards skills rather than degree and you can learn anything from internet if you are motivated enough. Preparing for product based companies hardly takes 6 months. So you can prepare for PBC while on your job. I’ve seen my hard working friends getting 15-20 LPA after 1 year of joining service based companies. Even those who were working in a chill manner are doing decent as they now have around 7-8 LPA of salary. So doing 2 years of M.Tech and getting the same package of 15-20 LPA is not worth it in my opinion.

But if you are someone who has decided that you want to do research in some field(which you are sure of) then doing master is a good idea. Even then I will suggest you to try doing your master’s abroad. But if you don’t get it then top IITs and research focused institutes like IISC, ISI, CMI, TIFR, DA-IICT, IIIT H are also good.

But most people don’t know what they want to do right after bachelor so the best way according to me is to spend time in industry first. You will at least earn something and meanwhile try to get exposure to other fields by leveraging your network within the company and its past employees. Then after few years you may get clarity on what to do.

h2oop posted in College Experience May 21 reshown May 21 by h2oop
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First of all congratulation to all apprentice and take few months rest as GATE exam just over. If your exam is not good don’t worry you will have lots of options.

I am M.Tech 1st  year student of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in IIT Guwahati and my B.Tech was in CSE. We are the first batch in Robotics & AI. Lets discuss why I choose and how I am getting benefits from that course as my background was CSE and how it will help in placement. I am also telling that I choose this course dropping all the offers from top nits( Trichy,Warrangle,Surathkal) CSE and IIT BHU CSE, IIT Ropar CSE,AI and my decision was right.

1.Lets first discuss the course content of my SEM-1 .

We have 2 core subjects – Fundamental of Robotics , Artificial Intelligence. and 2 electives- Computer science Maths and Deep learning(I choose) You can choose also NLP,Speech Processing,IOT,Wireless,Linear Algebra. So SEM-1 is fully Computer Science Subjects. You will not get any difficulties in any subjects except Robotics till mid sem, after mid sem last 1 month you will learn new things but that ok, you CSE students will get marks easily I got 9 points in it out of 10.  Even we had 2 labs- Robotics lab and Python lab, both are full of coding. I got 10 in Robotics lab and 9 in python lab.  If you choose NLP or Speech Processing we will get one course project from each and can put it CV for placement.  And electives that I mentioned all are offered by  CSE department and students from CSE and DS take those. So SEM-1 is perfectly ok.

2.Lets talk about SEM-2.

We have 2 core subjects-Robot Vision(take by cse prof. Arijit Sur Sir because 80% syllabus is computer vision) ,Machine Learning. and 3 electives I choose – Reinforcement Learning,Image Processing,Statistical Learning( for Data Science profile in placement). These 3 course is offered by Mehta School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence of IIT Guwahati. Mehta family introduced IIT Roorkee data science and artificial intelligence department also last year.We are getting 4 course projects for placement CV from here. Even you can choose Introduction to Data Science,Soft Computing(90% syllabus is Neural Network), Numerical Analysis(which is Scientific Computing in Data Science course), VLSI(CS 557),Social media and DATA Mining(CS557),Optimization Methods(CS 508-Algorithm course based on graph, DP,NP hard, NP complete). My few batch mate have taken these courses. So if you see all 1st year courses are fully CS related and if you think you will get face difficulties if you come from CSE background then you are wrong, if the people come other than CSE background, then they face difficulties as then are not familiar with coding because all are CSE intelligence subjects.  

3.Lets talk about MTP(Final Year project)

My MTP project is related to Computer Vision/Image Processing/ CNN deep neural network, titled : ”Underwater Object Detection and Recognition”. Work will be related to Under Water Computer Vision using Deep Learning.Even if are from CSE or DS then you also have to work mostly related in such topics. So, till now there is no difficulties anyone one will face, I guess.

4.Now important one INTERNSHIP and PLACEMENT 

Centre will allow for internship also for 2/3/6 months. Where CSE department in IITG doesn’t allow for internship this year. Those companies who come for CSE and DS also allow us for data science profile in internship. Few of us got internship and mostly will get PPO(Pre Placement Offer). Even in the internship interview they expect that we are from CSE background.

For placement all companies those who come for CSE and DS we can sit with them for SDE and DS role for placement confirmed from our CCD placement office, no particular language barrier is there, you can choose any one among python,java,c++(mostly preferred). Company check your knowledge not background. 

So those who are thinking it as Robotics  I can say them you are wrong. The course is fully Artificial Intelligence course.

  • Plus point is department so student friendly, they allow us to choose any cse intelligence related subjects, so in second sem we opted  all 3 electives related to cs and department  opened it for us, which were not even in elective list.

 

So why I dropped top Nits CSE, simple ,course is fully related to computer science+ I am getting top old IIT brand value(old IIT brand matters)+placement(mind it Google doesn’t come to any NIT).

So if you are getting offer from it don’t reject, accept the offer and enjoy the IIT life. At the end of the day call is yours.(P.S I didn’t apply for any IIIT, coz my family economical condition was not good). IIT Guwahati doesn't participate in last 2 COAP rounds last year. You can apply for the course during M.Tech admission application of IIT Guwahati along with computer science , data science. 

I have attached last year closing ranks for this course below in comments.

Sorry for any typos, and grammatical mistakes.

premu posted in College Experience Feb 14 recategorized Feb 28 by anonymous
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