MTech Admission

29-07-2021 : Candidates selected for admission to the Mtech (RA) and Mtech(SS) programs have been intimated by email.

07-07-2021 : Applicants shortlisted for the Mtech (2yr, sponsored) and Mtech (3yr) selection interviews have been informed by email.

16-06-2021 : Shortlisting for the Mtech(self-sponsored) program is based on UG CGPA. Shortlisting for Mtech (RA) is done based on GATE score or IIT Btech CGPA (in case of IIT graduates). Shortlisted candidates have been informed. The written test schedule is given below.

14-06-2021 : Shortlisted candidates for Mtech(RA), Mtech(Self Sponsored) and Mtech(Govt Lab/Industry sponsored) have been informed by email.

Mtech (TA) offers through COAP 2021

Total seats from COAP:4
Category Lowest GATE score of candidates offered in Rounds 1-4
GEN 1000
EWS 803
OBC 778
SC 570


Written test schedule for shortlisted candidates
Mtech (Self Sponsored), Mtech (Govt Lab/industry-sponsored) July 5
Mtech (RA) July 6
Interview for Mtech (Sponsored and RA) (if shortlisted from the written test) Week of July 5

Overview

The Department of AI is a newly launched department at IIT Hyderabad. Considering the interdisciplinary nature of AI, a separate department helps in creating a complete ecosystem for AI Academics and Research at IIT Hyderabad. The department will offer B.Tech. and M.Tech. programs, and plans to offer a variety of Minor Programs in AI. The emergence of the department is the consequence of the heavy demand from the industry on data analytics, and the need to tackle the many fundamental and foundational research problems arising in a rapidly evolving field. The department’s mission is to

  1. Train students to have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the theory and practise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  2. Enable students to become leaders in the industry and academia nationally and internationally.
  3. Meet the pressing demands of the nation in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Department of Artificial Intelligence has a sizable number of highly dedicated and dynamic faculty members, with a wide variety of expertise. Currently there are 22 faculty members affiliated with the AI department. Candidates can discover the profiles and teaching/research areas of different faculty members by visiting Faculty Profiles

The M-Tech students will provided with excellent laboratory facilities that they can access at any time. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including software and hardware. All the laboratories are provided with the internet connectivity.

The Department of AI seeks talented and dedicated M-Tech students to develop highly skilled human resources who can contribute to modern and cutting edge research and industrial demand in AI.

Research Areas

The following is a broad collection of AI related research areas at IIT Hyderabad.

Deep Learning   Explainable Machine Learning
Generative Models  Autonomous vehicles 
Computer vision  Video quality assessment 
Speech systems  AI for agriculture 
Bayesian learning Social media and text analysis 
Robotics Recommendation systems and data mining 
ML in astronomy  Inference algorithms 
Graphical models  Big data analysis 
Computer Architectures for AI  AI and Internet of Things 
AI and High Performance Computing  Natural Language Processing 

M-Tech Programs:

The Department of AI accepts applications for the following the following MTech programs in the coming academic year:

  1. Mtech (2 year)
  2. Mtech (3 year)

M-Tech (2 yr) Program

The Department of AI at IIT Hyderabad offers a 2-Yr M-Tech program for the forthcoming session. The program has following two components in the course curriculum.

Coursework (24+2 credits):

The AI curriculum is designed to a be well rounded and holistic introduction to both the theory and practice of machine learning. Students can do a wide variety of courses, ranging from fundamental theoretical courses to more advanced application based courses. A course on English communication is also included, in addition to industry lectures.

MTech thesis (24 credits):

Students will work with supervisor(s) to contribute to high quality research in AI.


The MTech (2yr) program has the following options

Mtech (2 yr, TA)

Students who join the MTech (2 yr) TA program will be paid a stipend (as per the MHRD norm) against their service as teaching assistants (TA) to different course instructors. The typical TA tasks include exam invigilation, supervising undergraduate lab experiments, helping with course related activities, and so on. Typically, 8 hours of TA service per week is expected from a student.

Modes of Admission to the M-Tech (2 yr, TA) Program

There are two modes via which a candidate can take admission to a MTech (2 yr, TA) program.

  1. Mode R1: With a GATE score.
  2. Mode R2: With a B-Tech degree / MSc (Math/Applied Math) degree from any IIT.

The candidate should satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must have earned BTech/BE/MSc/Equivalent Degree in any discipline. The applicant must have already earned BTech/BE/MSc or, at least, should be in the final year of the respective studies. In the latter case, it would be assumed that the candidate will be able to complete the degree by the time of M-Tech admission.
  • For admission via Mode R1, the candidate should also have a valid GATE score from CS/EC/EE/MA/ST. For having complete eligibility to apply for admission via Mode R2, the candidate must have a CGPA score no lower than 8. SC, ST and OBC candidates will be provided relaxation as per the standard GOI norm.
Selection Process:

For admission to the the program via Mode R1 or R2, there will be a preliminary shortlisting depending upon the GATE score and/or the academic background. Candidates who satisfy the shortlisting cutoff need to appear for a written test and/or an interview. The department reserves the right to set any cutoff for the shortlisting of M-Tech applications. In addition, the department has the right not to select anybody if no appropriate candidates are found.

MTech (2 yr, self sponsored) program

In view of the high demand in industries and research organisations for the highly skilled professionals and experts in specific domains, IITH had started All course MTech program (ACM). After the success of ACM program, the institute has further revamped it to Self-sponsored MTech program to bring it to at par with regular MTech Program, to benefit the students. The Department of AI started offering the ACM program in 2019-20, and is offering the revamped self sponsored M.Tech program in Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning for the session 2020-21. The key features of the program are summarised below.

  • Opportunity for full-time MTech program via written test and interview.
  • Duration of the course: 2 years
  • No difference in curriculum and degree to be awarded between MHRD funded and Self-sponsored MTech candidates
  • Eligibility for On-Campus Placement on successful completion of the program
  • Non subsidised Program - No fellowship (even for GATE qualified students)
  • Open for degree holders having a first class with CGPA of 7.0 or above.
  • No mandatory requirement for GATE
  • Admission based on thorough scrutiny process comprising written test and interview
  • Non-Residential Program - Hostel accommodation not guaranteed
  • Consideration for hostel accommodation (chargeable) based on room availability
  • Conversion to M.Tech (TA)/ M.Tech (RA) or vice versa not possible
Fee Structure

Refer academic page for program fee structure

Eligibility:

B.Tech/B.E/M.Sc/Equivalent degree in any discipline

Syllabus for Written Test

Basic programming, linear algebra, probability and calculus

These dates are tentative. For up to date information keep watching this page.

MTech (3 yr) program

The 3 year MTech program at IITH has the same number of credits as the 2 year program, but more spread out to enable the student to focus more on research. Students who join the 3-year program will be assigned a supervisor after joining. Students admitted to the regular MTech 3-years program are responsible to provide research and teaching assistance to the supervisor. The advantage of the regular 3-years MTech program is that the students can get better exposure to research under the particular program. The students may be paid a stipend at par (if not higher) with the 2-yr MTech students.

Eligibility Criteria for Application:

The candidate must have earned BTech/BE/MSc/Equivalent Degree in any discipline, and have a valid GATE score in CS/EC/EE/MA/ST. The applicant must have already earned BTech/BE/MSc or, at least, should be in the final year of the respective studies. In the latter case, it would be assumed that the candidate will be able to complete the degree by the time of M-Tech admission. GATE qualification is relaxed for a) Candidates with a B-Tech / MSc (Math/Applied Math) degree from any IIT and with CGPA score no lower than 8 (SC, ST and OBC candidates will be provided relaxation as per the standard GOI norm) and b) Project Sponsored, with 6 months experience in IITH.

Selection Process:

FFor admission to the program, there will be a preliminary shortlisting depending upon the the academic background and GATE score. Candidates who satisfy the shortlisting cutoff need to appear for a written test and/or an interview. The department reserves the right to set any cutoff for the shortlisting of M-Tech applications. In addition, the department has the right not to select anybody if no appropriate candidates are found.

For any query, kindly write to​ ​ai_grad_admissions@iith.ac.in