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Master of Technology (M.Tech)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 17 May, 2021
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
70 K-2 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About Master of Technology (M.Tech)

Masters of Technology, also known as M.Tech, is one of the most popular courses amongst research enthusiasts who want to work in the field of technological research. The programme enables candidates to explore the realms of technology and come up with ideas that can enhance the technological growth of the nation as well as benefit humans in the longer run.

M.Tech programme comprises the study of old technology as well as upcoming technologies. The aim of the programme is to inspire innovation in the technical field and improvise existing technologies for better results. Research project and thesis are the major part of the programme.

The programme also enables the candidates to work on campus while pursuing the programme. Students enrolled for M.Tech programmes at central government and state colleges are also given a monthly salary of approximately Rs. 12,000.

M.Tech Course Highlights

The major highlights of the M. Tech course are given in the table below:




2 years (4 semesters)

Fee Structure

INR 50,000- 2,00,000

Minimum Eligibility 

Must be graduate in B. Tech/ BE from a recognised Institute

Entrance Exams







M.Tech Entrance Exams

Admission Process

Merit-Based, Entrance Exam


  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories and economically weaker sections are eligible for state government scholarship schemes. 

  • Deemed or private universities offer merit scholarships  (based on marks in entrance exam or Graduation)


There are a lot of internship opportunities for M.Tech in India.

Starting Salary

INR 3 to 6 LPA

Job Options

  • Senior Engineer 

  • Project Manager 

  • Researcher 

  • Technical consultant 

  • Technical Scientist 

  • Account Manager 

  • Technical Program Leader, etc.

Master of Technology (M.Tech) Eligibility Criteria

  • Min Qualification Required: B.Tech (In respective specialisation)
  • Min. Marks Required (Aggregate): 50% to 60% varies from college to college

Note: Original copies of all necessary documents and mark sheets have to be presented during the time of admission at the respected college or university.

M.Tech Admission Process:

  • Admission to M.Tech Courses are conducted on the basis of postgraduate engineering entrance exams conducted either by the institutes or the state.
  • Candidates who secure qualifying marks in the entrance exams have to appear for counselling and personal interview rounds to evaluate the technical skills of the students.
  • Final selection is done on the basis of marks in M.Tech entrance exam as well as personal interview.

Following are some of the Popular M.Tech Entrance Exams:

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
  • IIIT-B M.Tech Admission (IIIT Bangalore M.Tech Admissions)
  • IIIT Delhi PG (IIITD entrance exam - PG)

Master of Technology (M.Tech) Career Options and Job Prospects

There are various options that a candidate can pursue after completing the M.Tech course. Candidates who wish to foray into the academia can appear for UGC NET exam and apply for the post of lecturers at colleges. Also, research is a good option and candidates can pursue Ph.D. courses in their respective fields.

Salary after pursuing M.Tech can vary from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 22 lakh per annum. Salary packages vary depending on the institutes that the candidates have pursued the course from and also on the specialization they have chosen. Mostly, jobs offered in the software industry are quite lucrative. However, jobs are available after pursuing other specialisations as well.

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Questions Related to M.Tech Course

Are MCA candidates eligible for M.Tech admission?

-AnonymousUpdated on December 18, 2020 02:47 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you can pursue M.Tech after completing your MCA. For M.Tech admission, you will have to ...


I have qualified for GATE but I did not participate in COAP/ CCMT counseling. Can I still participate in TS PGECET counseling?

-AMGOTH RAMAKRISHNAUpdated on November 11, 2020 10:34 AM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you can participate in the TS PGECET Counselling process if you have not registered for the COAP ...


How is Alliance University for M.Tech?

-VikashUpdated on September 14, 2020 01:19 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Alliance University is an option worth pursuing M.Tech. Since the university is in Bangalore, you will get ...


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FAQs about Master of Technology

What is the biggest advantage of pursuing an M.Tech degree study?

M.Tech degree holders are always in contention for high paying jobs in reputed organisations like Google, Microsoft etc.

How can I apply for M.Tech admission in one of the IITs without appearing in GATE?

Candidates who are into a job and are sponsored by their employers can apply for M.Tech admission in one of the IITs without appearing in GATE exam. Such candidates can also apply for M.Tech admission in IISc Bangalore and NITs.

How much stipend is offered to GATE qualified candidates?

GATE qualified candidates receive a stipend in the range of INR 70K to INR 80K per annum. The candidates can apply under PMRF scheme.

I have an M.Sc degree. Can I apply for M.Tech admission?

Yes, M.Sc degree holders in Science and Applied Sciences from a recognised university/institution can also apply for M.Tech admissions provided they qualify GATE or any other similar state-level/institution-level entrance exam for M.Tech admission.

Does an MBA candidate earn higher than an M.Tech candidate?

B. Tech candidates with an MBA degree are paid higher salary compared to the ones with an M.Tech degree.

What is the average annual salary offered to M.Tech candidates in India?

An M.Tech degree holder gets paid in the range of INR 7,50,000/- per annum in India. This figure may vary according to the organisation opted for by the candidates and their specialisations.

Is GATE score compulsory for M.Tech admission?

No. There are several state-level M.Tech admission entrance exams are also there like Gujarat PGCET, AP PGECET, Karnataka PGCET etc through which you can apply for M.Tech admissions in various reputed institutions in the country. However, these institutions do prefer those candidates who have a valid GATE score.

Do I need to qualify GATE exam if I wish to study M.Tech again?

Candidates who have a valid GATE score in currenrt year or last two years are not required to appear for the entrance exam again.

Can a B.E degree holder pursue M.Tech studies?

Yes, a B.E degree holder is eligible to pursue M.Tech studies.

What is the duration of an M.Tech programme?

The duration of an M.Tech programme is generally 2 years. Some institutes which offer M.Tech programmes in part-time mode allows the candidates to obtain their M.Tech degrees in a maximum of 03 years.

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