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Admission Procedure for GATE Qualified Candidates

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  • Admission to candidates (who are not required to take test / interview / suitability test) will be finalized strictly in the order of merit as per the GATE Score (CGPA for IIT Graduates) and on the basis of choices given by them in the application.
  • The short-listed candidates who are to be examined for test / interview / suitability test shall report at IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036 and appear before the committees as per the following schedule:

    Date of Test/Interview: 03-05- Time: 08:30 Hrs

    Date of Suitability Test: 04-05- and 05-05- Time: 08:30 Hrs

For M.Tech. programmes in Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Ocean Engineering, candidates are requested to report at the office of the Head of the respective Department. Candidates having degrees obtained through Distance Education/Correspondence Mode, who apply to M.Tech. programmes other than AE1, CA1, CH1 and NE1 programmes, are also requested to report at the office of the Head of the respective Department.

Candidates with XE/XL paper in GATE have to report at the GATE office.

Persons with Disability (PD): For PD 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. Such candidates must submit, 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).

First set of offers for HTTA and N-HTTA seats are likely to be sent by 15-05-. The candidates have to send their acceptance together with prescribed fees within 10 days of offer to The Chairman, M.Tech. Admission Committee, GATE Office, IIT Madras. Second and subsequent offers may be made depending on the availability.


There is a possibility of updating the branch/stream for the candidates who have already accepted the offer of admission, depending upon the availability of vacancies subsequently. 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 a N-HTTA seat if N-HTTA is higher in order of preference given by the candidate.

Spot Admission:

(Only for applicants who are called for spot admission)

Depending upon the final number of vacancies and availability of seats in different streams before the closure of admissions, some of the candidates, who have already applied but could not secure admission in the first, second and subsequent offers will be informed to appear before the Admission Committee at GATE Office of the Institute with relevant documents and fees. The list of candidates called for spot admission will also be displayed on the web. Admission will be offered for HTTA and N-HTTA vacant seats on the spot to suitable candidates as per the procedure indicated above. They should join immediately by paying the fees. This is an additional opportunity provided and hence candidates should be prepared to take the risk of not getting a seat. Candidates appearing for Spot Admission will have to travel at their own expense. If all the seats are filled during the first, second and subsequent offers, spot admission may not be operated.

Reporting for admission:

GATE qualified candidates who accept the offer of admission must produce completion certificate of their qualifying degree examination and join the Institute on 22-07-2013 (Monday) forenoon. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the offer of admission. Sponsored candidates also should report for admission on 22-07-2013 (Monday) afternoon. Selected candidates will have to pay various fees and deposit amounts as indicated in the offer letter. The candidate must produce a medical fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the format which will be enclosed along with the letter of offer of admission.

In all matters relating to admission, the decision of the M.Tech. Admission Committee is final.

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