M.Tech Admissions

M.Tech Admissions January 2024

December 14, 2023: Candidates selected for the M.Tech RA program are informed by email on December 6th, 2023. This concludes our MTech admissions for January 2024 round. We sincerely thank and send our best wishes to all candidates who expressed their interest in the program.

November 09, 2023: Candidates shortlisted for the written test and interview to M.Tech admission will be informed by Nov 10. Shortlisted candidates have to give a written test and interview physically on campus on Nov 23rd and Nov 24th respectively.

October 24, 2023: The Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad, is seeking applications from motivated candidates for M.Tech AI admission under the 3-year project-sponsored category. The link to the M.Tech admission portal can be found here. The brochure containing the instructions can be downloaded from here. The deadline is 29 October 2023. For any query, kindly write to ai_grad_admissions@iith.ac.in.

M.Tech Admissions July 2023

Jul 6, 2023: Candidates selected for MTech RA/SS programmes are informed through email on 4th July 2023. Congratulations to the selected candidates, and best wishes to everyone.

Jun 8, 2023: As informed in the previous announcement, the candidates selected for the interview round for RA/SS/Govt. Lab Sponsored categories are intimated through email yesterday. Alternatively, the list of candidates selected for the interview round is shared here. The interview dates are:

  • MTech RA: 21st June 2023
  • MTech SS and MTech Govt Sponsored: 22nd June 2023
Note: IITH or the AI department does not provide accommodation and travel support.

Jun 8, 2023: Emails have been sent to the candidates shortlisted for next round of the MTech selection process for the RA, Self-Sponsored, and Govt. Lab Sponsored categories. The email has been sent yesterday, from ai_grad_admissions. The interview date, modalities and other details are mentioned in the email.

May 23, 2023: Shortlisting is done based on GATE Score and CGPA. Please note the below point regarding CGPA score followed for the shortlisting.

The CGPA of an undergraduate degree (UG) provided in the application was considered. In case of missing CGPA in the application form, the following criterion was used to convert the percentage points to grade points.: CGPA points = percentage-marks/10 + 0.5.

An additional 0.5 grade points were added to the CGPA (candidate provided CGPA or computed from percentage score as per the above formula) of the candidates with more than 3.5 years of relevant work experience. For example,
  • If a candidate secures 81% marks in UG and has at least 3.5 years of relevant work experience his/her converted CGPA is 81/10 +0.5 (for CGPA conversion) + 0.5 (for relevant experience) = 9.1.
  • If a candidate secures 7.8 CGPA in UG and has at least 3.5 years of relevant work experience his/her converted CGPA is 7.8+0.5= 8.3.
  • If a candidate secures 8.7 CGPA in UG and has less than 3.5 years of relevant work experience his/her converted CGPA is 8.7.
The following shortlisting criterion were used for shortlisting the candidates for the written test.
  • MTech Self-Sponsored: Based on CGPA computation as mentioned above. The cutoffs were:
    • GEN/GEN-EWS: 9
    • OBC-NCL: 8.1
    • SC/ST: 7.29
  • MTech (RA1): GATE score
    • GEN/GEN-EWS: 550
    • OBC-NCL: 495
    • SC/ST: 445
  • MTech (RA2): >=8 CGPA for all candidates
  • MTech (RA3): Minimum 6 months of work experience at IIT Hyderabad
  • MTech (Govt/Industry sponsored): UG CGPA as calculated above for MTech Self-Sponsored candidates.
    • GEN/GEN-EWS: 8
    • OBC-NCL: 7.2
    • SC/ST: 6.48
The relaxation for reserved candidates is provided according to government guidelines.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO CANDIDATES: In case your UG University provides Percentage-to-CGPA conversion, please provide this information to ai_grad_admissions@iith.ac.in with the documentary proof before 5 pm, 24th May 2023.

May 20, 2023: MTech Self-sponsored and RA candidates shortlisted for written test has been informed though their regsitered email. Please check your spam folder also.

May 17, 2023: Shortlisting for the MTech RA and Self-Sponsored Categories are under progress. We expect to release the shortlist on Monday 23rd May 2023 EoD.

May 09, 2023: The online written test for MTech RA and Self-Sponsored programs will be held on 27th May 2023, from 10 am. Details about the modalities of the test will be informed to the shortlisted candidates by email. Shortlisting is currently under progress, and is expected to be completed by early next week. Based on the written test performance, the candidates will be further shortlisted for the interview round. The interviews will happen in June. The exact dates will be announced later.

March 27, 2023: The Department of AI is currently accepting applications for M.Tech admissions for the July 2023 cycle. The link to the M.Tech admission portal can be found here. The brochure containing the instructions can be downloaded from here. The deadline is 23rd April 2023.

M.Tech Admissions January 2023

The selection process for the M.Tech admissions for January 2023 is over. The candidates selected for admission are informed by email on Nov 30, 2022.

November 10, 2022: The online written test will be held on 12th November 2022. The candidates eligible for the written test were notified through email on 1st/2nd November 2022. Further, the details of the online written test were communicated through email on 9th November 2022.

October 29, 2022: The dates for M.Tech RA admission for Jan 2023 Cycle as follows:

  • Nov 3, 2022: Announcement of candidates shortlisted for written test.
  • Nov 12, 2022: Online written test for shortlisted candidates.
  • Nov 22, 2022: Physical interviews at IITH for the candidates shortlisted from the written test.
  • September 22, 2022: The department of AI will hold an admission round for recruiting 3-Year M.Tech RAs for Jan 2023 batch. More details about this selection round will be provided here soon.


    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 learningSocial media and text analysis 
    RoboticsRecommendation 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 offers the following M.Tech Programs:

    1. M.Tech (2 year)
    2. M.Tech (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.

    M.Tech thesis (24 credits):

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

    The M.Tech (2 yr) program has the following options:

    M.Tech (2 yr, TA)

    Students who join the M.Tech (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 M.Tech (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:

    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.

    M.Tech (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 M.Tech program (ACM). After the success of ACM program, the institute has further revamped it to Self-sponsored M.Tech program to bring it to at par with regular M.Tech 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.

    Fee Structure

    Refer academic page for program fee structure


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

    Syllabus for Written Test

    Basic programming, linear algebra, probability and calculus

    M.Tech (3 yr) program

    The 3 year M.Tech 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 M.Tech 3-years program are responsible to provide research and teaching assistance to the supervisor. The advantage of the regular 3-years M.Tech 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 M.Tech 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 and b) Project Sponsored, with 6 months experience in IITH.

    Selection Process:

    For 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