Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

M.Tech. Admissions

  • Introduction

    The CSE department invites outstanding candidates to pursue the degree of Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) at IIT Bombay. The M.Tech. programme lets students do a number of specialized courses, as well as letting them explore their research and development skills through a year-long project.
    The courses at the CSE department will challenge your intellect and advance your knowledge in various subjects in computer science and engineering, while the M.Tech. project will let you be a part of the various exciting research and development projects going on in the Department.
    An M.Tech. degree at CSE-IITB will prepare you for highly sought-after industry jobs, or, if research is what beckons you, for a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering.

    Please direct all queries related to Cutoffs, Shortlisting criteria, hostel accommodation and certificate submissions for admission to and not to

    Candidates who have already received an offer from IITB, but haven't completed their qualifying degree and are awaiting a certificate from the Head/Principal of their Institute about the final examination, will soon be notified about how to proceed. Please watch this space in the coming days.

  • RA Project Details (2020)

    For the upcoming 2020 MTech RA admissions, there are close to 30 RA positions available.
    Click here for the complete list of projects and positions available.

  • Details about Test/Interview

    The information about this year admission procedure for M.Tech. RA/IS/PS/SW, etc. (All categories other than TA):

    For IS/PS/SW/IITBTechs - Interviews (VC mode) are scheduled on Tuesday, 09th June 2020 from 09:30 hrs. onward. Please refer to this page for the call letter, etc.

    For RA - Interviews (VC mode) will be held on 22nd and 23rd June, 2020. The short list will be announced shortly. Please refer to this page for the announcement, call letter, etc.

  • Why pursue post-graduate studies?

    These are exciting times for the information-and-communication-technologies (ICT) and information-technology (IT) enabled industry in India. In the long run, our role in the world of computing will be defined not by the export of inexpensive commodity services, but by the quality of intellectual property that we produce and own through core technology development. Human intellectual capital is our single most precious asset. A post-graduate degree in computer science and engineering is a must if you aspire to set yourself apart from the anonymous mass of "computer professionals" and to assume a leading role in transforming the industry, be it through research, advanced development, teaching, or entrepreneurship.

  • Admission Requirements and Procedures

    Please check the Institute post-graduate admissions web-pages for institute-wide admission requirements and procedures. Application forms, description of qualifications required, and details on how to apply can be found there. For procedures and rules specific to the CSE department, in addition to the Institute wide rules, see below.

  • Departmental Admission Policy
    • Admission to the following categories is by "direct admission based on GATE cutoff" (see next point for an exception): Teaching Assistantship (TA), and Self Financed (SF). These are 2-year M.Tech. programmes.

    • IIT B.Tech.s in the CSE discipline with a CPI of at least 8.0 who have applied under the IIT-B.Tech. category, and commissioned officers from the armed forces, will be granted a waiver from the GATE requirement. However, they will have to appear for a written test and an interview on a decided date (which will be declared after the GATE results of the respective year). Among other things, they will be tested on programming skills and knowledge of basic CSE subjects.

    • Admission to the Research Assistant (RA) category is based on a written test or a programming test, or both, followed by an interview for shortlisted candidates. Interviews will assume good working knowledge of computer science and engineering at the level of GATE. These are 3-year M.Tech. programmes. Here is some more information about the 3-year M.Tech. programme.