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How to Get Admission in M.Tech Courses at IITs, NITs Without GATE Score

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 12, 2022 05:15 pm IST | GATE

Some of the best engineering and technical institutes in the country offer M.Tech programmes without GATE score. Candidates can apply either through sponsored seats, M.Tech entrance exams of respective universities or through graduation score.

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It might come as a surprise to you that some of the best engineering colleges in India offer M.Tech programmes without a GATE score. There are a list of IITs in India, NITs in India, and other central universities and state universities that invite M.Tech admissions either through sponsored seats or on the basis of their own entrance test for M.Tech programmes. Working professionals who are looking forward to taking up M.Tech programmes can apply for these seats if they don’t get time to prepare for extremely competitive exams such as GATE.  Following are the options to take admission in a Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme without a GATE score.

Direct M.Tech Admission in IITs and NITs without GATE

IITs and NITs have a provision for direct admission in M.Tech courses without the requirement of the GATE exam. candidates aspiring for direct M.Tech admission at IIT or NIT must be a B.Tech graduate of an IIT and they must have a CGPA of 8 or above to be eligible for direct admission.

M.Tech Admission for Sponsored Seats at IISc, IITs and NITs

IISc, IITs and NITs offer regular M.Tech seats to candidates who have been sponsored by their employers. These candidates don’t need to appear for the GATE entrance exam for admission in M.Tech programmes.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech Sponsored Seats at IISc, IITs and NITs

  • Candidates must have completed B Tech or B.E. with the minimum qualifying marks (vary from institute to institute).

  • Candidates applying for M.Tech through sponsored seats must have worked for more than 2 years.

  • Candidates should have been granted 2-year study leave by their employers.

  • The employer must take the responsibility to provide financial support for the candidate throughout the 2-year course.

  • Some of the IITs and NITs may also conduct their own written test for admission to M.Tech programmes through sponsored seats.

M.Tech Entrance Exams for IIITs, Deemed Institutes and States

Some of the IIITs conduct their own entrance exams for admission in the M.Tech programme. If you want to cut down the competition and want better chances of selection as compared to admission through GATE, you can appear for these M.Tech entrance tests conducted by IIITs.

Following are the IIITs that conduct their own entrance exam. You can also check the M.Tech entrance exams of various other universities or states here.

Name of the Institute/ State

Name of the Entrance Exam

IIIT Hyderabad

PGEE

Andhra Pradesh M.Tech AdmissionsAP PGECET
Telangana M.Tech AdmissionsTS PGECET
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)IPU CET
Karnataka M.Tech AdmissionsPGCET
GujaratGujarat PGCET

M.Tech Admission in Central and State Universities without GATE

There are various central and state universities that admit students on the basis of GATE as well as their separate entrance exams. You will find that some of the central, as well as the state, universities reserve some M.Tech seats for admission through GATE and the remaining seats, are filled on the basis of their own M.Tech entrance exams.

However, there are some universities that conduct admission only on the basis of their own M.Tech entrance test. Following are some universities where you can apply without a GATE score by taking their exams.

Name of the Universities

Selection Process

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

  • Through GATE

  • Remaining seats through Departmental tests

University of Hyderabad

  • Either through GATE

  • Or through a written exam conducted by the university

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)

  • Through the M.Tech exam of JMI

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Pondicherry University

  • The university conducts its own entrance exam for admission in M.Tech courses

Tezpur University

  • Admission is done on the basis of TUEE

M.Tech Admission in Private Universities and Private Deemed Universities without GATE

If you are okay with spending some extra money on your education, you can also apply for private universities or private deemed universities. Admissions are done either on the basis of marks secured in graduation or on the basis of entrance exams conducted by the respective university.

You can check this list of private colleges offering M.Tech courses in India.

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