Applications for admission to the MTech programs of IIT Palakkad should be submitted in ONLINE mode only. Candidates are advised to go through the following Minimum Educational Qualifications for the respective programs of study they wish to apply for and satisfy themselves about the eligibility before submitting the applications. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to read and satisfy the eligibility criteria before the submission of the application.

Minimum Educational Qualifications for the MTech Programs


Minimum Educational Qualifications

Computing and Mathematics

1. To be eligible for the regular category of admission, candidates must possessi. a valid GATE score in CS/MA andii. either a four-year bachelor's degree in STEM (Sciences/ Technology/ Engineering/Mathematics) or a master’s degree in Sciences / Mathematics.

2. To be eligible for other categories of admission where a GATE score is not mandatory as per the institute regulations (such as sponsored category, CFTI degree holders etc.), candidates must possess one of the following.

i. a four-year bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology in Computer Science and Engineering / Information Technology

ii. a four-year bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a major

iii. a master’s degree in Mathematics

Data Science

1. Four-year UG degree (BE, BTech, or BS) in any discipline or MSc - in Data Science/ Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Applied Mathematics/ Physics

2. GATE qualification in DA/ CS/ EC/ EE/ MA/ ST/ PH/ CE/ ME

Geotechnical Engineering

1. UG degree in Civil Engineering

2. GATE qualification in CE for HTTA

Manufacturing and

Materials Engineering

1. UG degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Production Engineering/ Manufacturing Engineering/ Metallurgical & Materials Engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering/ Manufacturing Technology/ Industrial & Production Engineering/ Material Science Engineering/ Materials Engineering.

2. GATE qualification in ME/ PI/ MT for HTTA

Power Electronics and Power Systems

1. UG degree in Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering

2. GATE qualification in EE for HTTA

System-on-Chip Design

1. BTech/BE in one of the following branches:Electrical Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Instrumentation Engineering/ Instrumentation and Control Engineering/Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering/ Computer Engineering and Information Technology/ Computer Science and Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Computer Science and System Engineering/ Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/ Electronics & Computer Engineering/ Information and Communication Technology/ Information Science and Engineering/ Computer Science/ Electronic Instrumentation and Control Engineering/ Information Technology

2. Valid GATE Score (in EE/ EC/ IN/ CS).

PS: Candidates must be Indian Nationals. Candidates should have valid GATE scores (Qualified in GATE 2024/2023/2022).

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Instructions and essential details are available in the corresponding page.

General Information and Important Points

  1. The application fee should be paid through ONLINE mode only through the appropriate portal. Other modes of payment will not be accepted and will be subject to rejection of the application. The proof of payment / transaction shall be uploaded while filling up the application form at the appropriate place.
  2.  The application fee, once paid, will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  3.  Incomplete applications and applications without proper supporting documents will be summarily rejected. The institute will not be responsible for any incomplete applications and will not seek or entertain corrections of any sort from the candidates once the applications are submitted by the candidates. It is the sole responsibility of the candidates to check thoroughly and satisfy themselves before submitting.
  4.  Candidates should submit separate applications for each program they are applying for and application fee needs to be paid for each such application separately and the transaction details should be cited and proof of payment should be attached while submitting the application. In case of receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate with the same payment reference and supporting document, only one application will be considered by the institute and the rest will be rejected.
  5. Candidates are advised to submit their applications well in advance and avoid last-minute rush. The dates for submission of the applications will not be extended for any reason.
  6. While applying for the MTech admission, the candidates shall register in the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). IIT Palakkad is one of the participants in the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP), which provides a common platform for a candidate to make the most preferred choice for admission to an MTech programme of the participating institutes such as the IITs and the IISc. It is essential and mandatory that the applicants register with the COAP 2024 portal before they apply to the MTech programs of IIT Palakkad. Applications without a valid COAP registration number will be rejected outright.
  7. Upon successful completion and submission of the online application for an MTech program, the PDF of the submitted application will be emailed to the registered mail address for reference and records. Candidates are advised to have a valid email address for this purpose. There is NO need to send the hard copy / printed version to IIT Palakkad.
  8. Please have the following supporting documents (as applicable) ready in PDF format, while submitting the application.
    1. Proof of Date of Birth
    2. Community / Category Certificate (GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD)
    3. Nationality (Voter ID/Birth Certificate/Passport/Ration Card)
    4. Qualifying Degree
    5. GATE Score Card (2024/2023/2022)
    6. Proof of Payment of Application Fee (Separate Fee Receipts in case of submission of multiple applications by the same candidate)

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