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IIT Madras M.Tech. Admission Procedure and GATE Cutoff

Last Updated - April 12, 2017

IIT Madras GATE Cutoff – IIT Madras will declare minimum quaifying marks for the admission in various MTech programmes. IIT Madras is one of the most reputed IITs and the candidates of GATE satisfying the IIT Madras GATE Cut off 2017 are eligible for M.Tech. admissions 2017. There are around 470 seats for course in IIT Madras. Candidates can check out the IIT Madras


Mentioned below is streamwise M.Tech cutoff for IIT Madras. Note that cutoff varies according to the category of the candidates :-

Discipline/Course CodeProg. CodesQualifying DisciplineGeneralOBCSCST
Aerospace EngineeringAE1YAE585551352411
Aerospace EngineeringAE1YME772732647309
Aerospace Engineering AE1YAU,CE,CH,EN,MF,MM,NA,PR664---
Applied Mechanics - Fluid Mechanics and Solid MechanicsAM1YAE,AU,CE,CH,ME,MM,NA,ZE750695491472
Applied Mechanics - Biomedical EngineeringAM2NBM508449--
Applied Mechanics - Biomedical EngineeringAM2YIN708---
Applied Mechanics - Biomedical EngineeringAM2YAE,CE,CH,CS,EC,EE,ME,MM760-465-
Catalysis TechnologyCA1YCH,ZE398390337253
Catalysis TechnologyCA1YCY, ZS578530--
Civil Engineering - Building Technology and Construction ManagementCE1YCE810708522643
Civil Engineering - Building Technology and Construction ManagementCE1YAR860---
Civil Engineering - Environmental EngineeringCE2YCE689548516-
Civil Engineering - Environmental EngineeringCE2YAG,BT,CH,EV,ME,ZE704619--
Civil Engineering - Geotechnical EngineeringCE3YCE690653501-
Civil Engineering - Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YCE671542-363
Civil Engineering - Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YAG625-290-
Civil Engineering - Hydraulic and Water Resources EngineeringCE4YEV,ME,ZE---443
Civil Engineering - Structural EngineeringCE5YCE828798445-
Civil Engineering - Transportation EngineeringCE6YCE743693544364
Civil Engineering - Transportation EngineeringCE6YAR,ZE860---
Chemical EngineeringCH1YB1,CH;EV,ZE,ZS592472373425
Clinical EngineeringCL1YAE,AG,AR,AU,BI,BM,BT,CE694592438393
Computer Science Engineeriing-AE,AG,AR,AU,BI,BM,BT,CE748718520479
Electrical Engineering - Communication SystemsEE1YEC,EE,EP,IN,ZE777710589412
Electrical Engineering - Power Systems and Power ElectronicsEE2YEC,EE,EN,EP,IN,ZE759661505510
Electrical Engineering - Micro Electronics and VLSI DesignEE3YEC,EE,EP,IN,ZE819745717455
Electrical Engineering - Control and InstrumentationEE4YIN771637499277
Electrical Engineering - Control and InstrumentationEE4YBM,EC,EE,EP,ZE768714--
Electrical Engineering - PhotonicsEE5YPH,EP451359256-
Electrical Engineering - PhotonicsEE5YEC,EE,IN,ZE748-501434
M.Tech. in Industrial Mathematics and Scientific ComputingMA1NMA452352291225
Industrial Mathematics and Scientific ComputingMA1YAE,CE,CH,CS,EC,EE,ME,MM865-468501
Mechanical Engineering - Thermal StreamME1NME798770581424
Mechanical Engineering - Design StreamME2NME865781554443
Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Engineering StreamME3YME769743617380
Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Engineering StreamME3YAE,AU,CS,EC,EE,IE,IN,MF,ML839-698


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Subject Wise GATE Cutoff 2017

Candidates can check the subject wise cutoff for GATE 2017 in the given table below:

GATE 2017 Cutoff for Computer ScienceCheck here
GATE 2017 Cutoff for Civil EngineeringCheck here
GATE 2017 Cutoff for BiotechnologyCheck here
GATE 2017 Cutoff for ElectricalCheck here
GATE 2017 Cutoff for MechanicalCheck here

IIT Madras M.Tech. Admission Dates

IIT Madras has released Important Dates for candidates seeking admission into M.Tech. course starting from August 1, 2017. You can check the important dates mentioned below in the table:

Application form startsMarch 7, 2017
Application form clossesApril 15, 2017

IIT Madras M.Tech, Eligibility

The following group of candidates are eligible for taking admission in IIT Madras M. Tech programs:

  • All Candidates who have qualified in GATE 2015/GATE 2016/GATE 2017.
  • Candidates who are graduating/graduated from IITs with B. Tech degree but without GATE score. CGPA should be 7.5 and above for SC/ST (Indian Nationals) and 8.0 and above for all others.
  • Candidates sponsored by various organizations recognized by DST as Research and Development units, candidates sponsored by NIOT or from educational institutions approved by AICTE/UGC/Government and from Government/Public Sector Undertakings.
  • Quality Improvement Program (QIP) candidates
  • User Oriented Programs (UOP) candidates of various organizations/industries as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the institute.
  • Defense Sponsored Candidates

IIT Madras M.Tech. Application Form 2017

For GATE Qualified Candidates and IIT B.Tech. Graduates:

Those candidates who want to apply with a valid GATE Score  (either GATE 2015 to GATE 2017) or as IIT B.Tech graduate should register on the official website first. In case they want to apply with more than one of the above, register separately using same email and mobile number but with different credentials among (a) Valid GATE 2015 score, (b) Valid GATE 2016 score and (c) IIT B. Tech Graduation with valid CGPA

Apply Online – The online portal for M.Tech. Applications is expected to open on March 7, 2017. The GATE 2017 qualified candidates should apply after the results are declared. Application fee (per application): Rs.100 /- for SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates and Rs.200/- for others. The application fee should be paid at the online Application website only.

For any further details/assistance, please contact, The Chairman M.Tech. Admission Committee,

GATE Office, Indian Institute of Technology Madras,

Chennai 600036.

Phone: 044 – 22578200;

Fax: 044 – 22578204;


For Sponsored Candidates: The application form can be downloaded from IIT Madras website, under notices.

For Foreign Nationals who obtained qualification in India/Abroad: Application procedure is similar to GATE qualified candidates. However, Foreign Nationals are not eligible for HTTA and therefore can choose program codes ending with (F) only.

Documents to be submitted with Application Form

GATE Qualified Candidates and IIT B. Tech. Graduates should upload the following documents (if applicable) during Online Application:

  • SC/ ST/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate: To be considered under OBC category, candidates should upload the OBC (Non-creamy layer) certificate in the format prescribed by Government of India issued by competent authorities available at here. Only BC or MBC certificate will not be treated as OBC-(Non-creamy layer) certificate. If no OBC (Non-creamy layer) certificate copy is uploaded, the candidate will be treated under General category.
  • Certificate of Disability (for PwD Candidates) from the authorized medical board attached to one of the following - Vocational Rehabilitation Centre (VRC) for Physically Handicapped persons/ Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped/ Government Hospital (District and State level). Sample formats available at here.
  • IIT B. Tech. Graduates or those who are graduating in 2017 should enclose a copy of the latest CGPA statement from the concerned IIT.
  • If the Discipline of your Qualifying Degree is ZE or ZS, you must upload the list of courses along with their syllabi.

Read About PSU through GATE

IIT Madras M.Tech. Admission Process 2017

The following groups of candidates are also eligible for admission to IIT Madras M.Tech. courses:

  • Candidates sponsored by various organizations recognized by DST as Research and Development units, candidates sponsored by NIOT or from educational institutions approved by AICTE/ UGC/ Government or from Government/ Public Sector Undertakings
  • QIP (Quality Improvement Program) candidates
  • UOP (User Oriented Programs) candidates of various organizations/industries as per the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Institute
  • Defense sponsored candidates
  • Foreign Nationals who graduated in India/ abroad and have qualified in GATE.
  • All other Foreign Nationals apart from the above mentioned categories.

NOTES: The UOP (User Oriented Programs) are created for meeting the requirement of user industries. It includes courses like M.Tech. in Construction Technology and Management (CE7), M.Tech. in Automotive Technology (ME4), etc. The candidates under Quality Improvement Program are sponsored by AICTE. The advertisement for these candidates will come out separately and the selection is done through a test/interview.

IIT Madras Admission Procedure 2017 – For GATE Qualified Candidates

Admission to candidates (who are not required to take Suitability Test/ Interview) will be decided strictly in the order of merit as per the GATE Score (CGPA & Department Review for IIT Graduates) and on the basis of choices given by them in the application. Applicants who are required to appear for Suitability Test/ Interview should report at the office of the Head of the respective Department on the stipulated date.

PwD Candidates:

  • For PwD candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy), benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part/ system/ extremity/ whole body, etc.
  • These candidates must upload, along with the Application Form, the Certificate of Disability from the authorized medical board attached to one of the following: Vocational Rehabilitation Centre (VRC) for Physically Handicapped persons /Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped/ Government Hospital (District and State level).

HTTA and N-HTTA: The first round of offers for HTTA and N-HTTA seats are likely to be sent after May 15, 2017. The candidates, who accept the offer, will be required to make online payment of Institute Fees within the stipulated date. Second and subsequent offers would depend on the availability of the seats. In the final round, if there are vacant seats within a department offering multiple Programs, it will be re-distributed to other Programs within the department.

Updating: There is a possibility of updating the Program for the candidates who have already accepted the offer of admission, depending upon the availability of vacancies at later stages. “Please note that during the updating, depending on the indicated order of preference, it is possible for a candidate to switch from a HTTA seat to an N-HTTA seat if N-HTTA is higher in order of preference given by the candidate.”

Spot Admission:

  • If the candidates who are provided admission during first, second and subsequent various rounds of offers decide to withdraw from the program, the seats will get vacant. There are chances of more seats getting vacant after admission day (July 27, 2017 tentatively) during further rounds of counselling. Spot Admission will be conducted on July 28, 2017 to fill these remaining vacancies.
  • Candidates who are not able to secure admission in the first, second and subsequent offers can report in person before the Admission Committee at GATE Office of the Institute with relevant documents and fees.
  • Admission will be offered for HTTA and N-HTTA vacant seats on the spot. Candidates will have to join immediately after paying the fees. Those who wish to appear for Spot Admission will have to travel at their own expense.
  • Spot admission however won’t be held in case the seats get filled during several rounds of counselling. Nevertheless, the date of the Spot Admission is fixed to enable the candidates to plan their travel in advance.

Reporting for Admission: GATE qualified candidates and IIT B.Tech. graduates who accept the offer of admission should produce completion certificate of their qualifying degree examination and join the college by July 27, 2017. Sponsored candidates also will have to report for admission on July 27, 2017 (afternoon). Selected candidates should pay all the fees and deposits as applicable. They should produce a medical fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in appropriate format along with the letter of offer of admission.

GATE Qualified Foreign Nationals: Admission to Foreign Nationals follows similar procedure with General Category candidates.


Q.1 What is HTTA? What is N-HTTA?

ANS: Financial assistance in the form of Half-Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) at the rate of Rs.12400/- per month (tenable for a maximum period of 24 months) is available for Indian nationals taking admission in M. Tech. programs. Students taking admission through HTTA category are required to assist the department for 8 hours of work per week related to academic activities of the department such as laboratory demonstration, tutorials, assessment of assignments, test papers, seminars, research projects, etc.

Some seats are also available without HTTA (N-HTTA, i.e., without any financial assistance) in some M. Tech. Programs. There is a provision for the candidates (Indian Nationals) who have joined M. Tech. Streams under N- HTTA category to convert to HTTA at the end of first semester depending on the vacancies in HTTA category and on the basis of their performance in the first semester examinations.

Q.4 Is there any limit on the number of programs one can apply to?

ANS: Candidates can apply for a maximum of 8 programs as per application form.

Q.5 What are the steps to be taken/ documents required when I accept an offer of admission?

ANS: The candidates will have to pay the Institute fee online. Please note that you may have to additionally bear the charges pertaining to the use of payment portal. The charges may vary depending on the use of Net banking or Credit/ Debit cards. After paying the fee candidates should:

  • Download the offer documents
  • Sign the letter of acceptance and send it along with ORIGINAL GATE Score card and attested copy of Category Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL) within the stipulated date to the address below. Use only SPEED POST for sending these documents. The Chairman, M. Tech. Admission Committee, GATE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai – 600036.

Q.6 I am a Foreign national who graduated in India/ abroad, and I DO NOT have GATE Score. How can I apply for M.Tech programs?

ANS: Please contact the following people for details:  Deputy Registrar (Academic Courses), IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036, Tamil Nadu, India Email:, The advertisement and application form for M. Tech. Programs for Foreign Nationals (who don’t have a GATE Score) can be found on IIT Madras website ( under Notices.



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