M.Tech Admission Advises

Difference Between Part Time M.Tech, Distance or Correspondence M.Tech and Sponsored M.Tech

Recently, I received an email asking me about if a fresh graduate is eligible to apply for sponsored or part-time M.Tech in IITs. I thought of replying him but later realized a generalized posting information on would help different categories of students looking for Master degree admissions in engineering through different procedures. This will also give good information for student currently doing job and still having a desire to continue their education for further career enhancement and opportunities. In this post, I will cover what are the eligibility conditions and how the course would schedule.

Let start with Distance, correspondence or online master degree in engineering (M.Tech/ME). It’s a non regular program you can do it from different place. Do check M.Tech distance education post for more details. Usually the requirement is that you must have a couple years of working experience and currently working with a list of mentioned companies. Duration of course will two to three years.

Part time M.Tech is offered in many top institutes and universities as a part of continuing education program. Classes usually held in evening and weekends, therefore you need to be in close premises of the institute. These courses are offered by many IITs, NITs, and other top universities. Please refer to M.Tech admission list and go around college by college to see if they offer part time master degree program. Eligibility usually is same a sponsored candidates, such as you must have a couple of years of regular job experience, a letter from your current employer saying that they are sponsoring you or have no objection on your studying while working in their company.

Last is Sponsored Maser degree in engineering program. As the name suggests, it is sponsored by your current employer company. You don’t have to have a GATE score (having one is really advantageous) to take admission into this program and relative less competition in institutes like IITB. Usual requirement for this program are a certain number of years of experience in the sponsoring company. A sponsoring letter from your employer. You will be admitted as regular candidate. Complete tuition fee and accommodation fee will be taken care by your company (or whatever agreement between you, company and institute is).

Pros of these programs are, you will get a higher educational qualification, hence will be entitled for promotions and salary hikes related to it (most of govt. organization offer these). Second biggest advantage is you are considered eligible for PhD in IITs and other top institutes.

Cons of these programs include no scholarship can be claimed during master degree. You are cannot apply for any other nongovernmental or industrial scholarship programs. Another big disadvantage of these programs is that you are not eligible to sit for campus placements during even if you are studying in IITs.

Hope this helped you in understanding more about these programs. For more on M.Tech do refer to Must read articles for M.Tech aspirants.

Wish you all a great luck ahead.


  1. Ankur maurya

    Sir , I am working in TATA MOTORS company more than 6 months and completed b.tech but I wish to take admission in m.tech but I have no gate score. So what I can do suggest me sir.


    sir,iam working as JRF in AERONAUTICAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY with more than 1 year experience .i completed my btech.i am having gate score also. i want to study mtech.suggest me sir.


    Hello sir,
    I had worked for 4 years and had a break for about 7 years now planning to do my MTech. What are the options available? Can I do it without GATE score? If so which colleges j can apply?? I’M a resident from bengaluru.plz help me in this regard

  4. Mounika Bellam

    Hi ,

    I have completed b.tech in 2016 and this year (2017) i have qualified APPGECET with 1845 rank. For doing M.Tech in distance, do I need to attend the counselling ?

  5. Natarajan

    I wish to study ME/M.Tech through distance mode. Mention the recognised uni offering the course . Kerala approved or not

  6. vishal raghavani

    I have done electrical engineering from mumbai university, 2014 , n have 1 year experience, 2016 gate score is 12.47 marks, how and what can i expect if i have to do M.E, like lots of confusion, which unoversity or colledge..etc, pls reply

  7. Pammi kumari

    thank you very much sir

  8. Siddhi

    I’m pursuing my B.E. from Shah and Anchor Kutchhi engineering College. Isn’t there any way for doing M.Tech in correspondence with my job after I complete my B.E. Please do help me out.

  9. jitander

    Sir i am central govt employees sir may promation ke leya btech karna chata hu sir maje distance edu university batane ki kripa kare

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