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M.Tech after MCA

This is another common question I received from the regular visitors. Most of them asked me about how to do M.Tech after MCA. I will try to answer this question and how and where to apply for M.Tech if you could not qualify the GATE exam.

First lets me take a direct you to an eligibility condition for appearing to GATE exam. In condition (b) if it mentioned that “Master degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.” are eligible to write GATE exams.

If you qualify and have competitive scores you can apply for all IITs and most of the NITs. IITs particularly less bother about earlier degrees, and try to take students with good understanding to subject. Only condition applies is one apply with MCA or MSc degree must have Maths and Science at BSc level.

If could not qualify the GATE exam please refer to Non GATE M.Tech admissions: Points that may help. Don’t forget to apply for IIITs as they are more flexible in M.Tech admissions in terms of earlier degree and conduct their own written tests. Central universities also conduct their own exams for M.Tech admissions. If you prepare and appear for entrance multiple exams you will definitely be able to crack one.

I am writing a post on why to do M.Tech in general, but for MCA it has a clear advantage. Though both are master degrees, M.Tech will lead to master degree in professional course and therefore lead to higher opportunities both in industry and academy. Usually, B.Tech degree is treated superior to MCA but M.Tech is superior to both the degrees. Therefore, M.Tech after MCA gives an edge over any other bachelor degree in India and also makes you equivalent to your M.Tech peers.

If you don’t have a job offer in hand and just looking for some course to do, I strongly suggest you to apply for M.Tech wherever possible. If you are pre-final year student apply for GATE exam and keep it as an option to stay away from wasting time after completing degree and thinking what to do next. Time after completing course goes fast and a year gap after degree makes you lazy and harms your chances of getting good opportunities.

59 Comments

  1. Ahmad Khan

    Sir please, tell me the only thing , am I eligible for ME after MCA , then where should I can apply ,which is the best one for ME, government college or non government college ???

    .Please help me all my surroundings are against ME they want me to do BCA and MCA (wanting to push me in the hell,BCA,mca)please answer.

  2. Ankit Singh

    Hi,
    I Have completed my mca can i apply for mtech in civil branch. distance education. and can i give online exam. Now i want to handle my dad business.

  3. ritu

    after mca mtech also there is no job for me i am struggling for a job but all university are saying your not even eligible to give interview .

  4. harjeet singh

    Sir,
    I have completed My MCA from IGNOU with maths at BCA level, am i eligible from IITs. admissioin.

  5. Nitin

    Hello Sir,
    I have completed BCA on 2011 and MCA on 2014, i got job in Syntel. But i want to do MTech. Can you tell me please shall i do job or MTech. If MTech then tell me the process of getting admission to MTech in IIT college.

  6. suryanarayana

    Sir,

    I have completed my MCA in 2012.
    But i want to write GATE FOR MTECH. PLZ tell me is it eligible to write and suggest how to write gate examination and which i want to choose(subjects).

  7. shilpa

    Hello sir,
    I have completed my BCA in Karnataka Open University – distance education. and now i am also pursuing MCA in same university – as distance education. once i complete my MCA can i apply for GATE exam and do M.Tech., Is am I eligible for this. Pls rectify my doubt.

    1. Vignesh

      Why on earth do you keep studying in distance?
      Bca distance,then Mca regular should have be your goal
      Yes,you are eligible for the same
      Get a regular college degree fast
      Manage with tuitions on the side
      You are eligible for non-iit institutes also
      Any college,
      1.ability to pay the fees
      2.percentage cutoff for admission
      3.entrance exam marks
      4.student should come with parent for admission (ability to stand in queue and fight with other parents during admission counselling)

      If you keep studying in distance,you will have to marry another person in distance only,regardless of what on you are in.
      This is because jobs come and go,but only studies remain
      Usually people study in distance because some one in the family are against their studies.(uncle or aunt)
      If you take care of that person,arrange your fees,make it a point that you are worth it,your life will be good

  8. SHIVA

    sir iam completed my mca .i am eligible for aero space engineering

  9. arun

    how to do mtech after mca?which universities are providing?

  10. Radhika

    Hello,
    I am an MCA graduate (2004) with 7years experience in the software field. Now I have taken a break. I wish to know if I am eligible for GATE 2015 and subsequent MTech course. Also, if you can provide any information regarding any exam that I can take based on my current qualification, I would be grateful.

    Thank you,
    Radhika

  11. Anil Ahirwar

    I have done MCA and currently working as a software professional for past 8 yrs now. I am looking for higher studies beside my job. Can I pursue M.Tech. from some college in Pune without disturbing my job.?

  12. Nitin Jain

    Hello Sir/Madam

    I just want to know….if i clear the gate exam then can i directly eligible for Ph.D??Please tell me?

  13. Aravinth

    Hello Sir
    I have completed MCA in IGNOU…So i am eligible for GATE and ME ot M.Tech….

    1. Shoeb khan

      Hello..
      I am student of MCA 2nd year
      which course better after MCA
      M.E
      M.TECH
      what is exacltly meaning of M.S?

  14. srikanth

    HI,

    I completed MCA in distance mode and B.sc in regular basis(Both are having
    Maths). Now i am working as a Corporate Trainer.I am strongly having desire to study M.tech in IIT. Is it possible.

  15. hari

    Good afternoon sir/madam
    I am working as a DATA ENTRY OPERATOR in Government Irrigation department on outsourcing basis and also pursuing M.C.A FINAL YEAR…
    I have 4 years exp. in data entry…but not satisfied.. because its not a permanent job..
    which course or job suitable for me
    which path is correct way in future..?
    pls guide me i don’t know idea….. pls. reply as soon as possible..

  16. Mahesh

    is MCA equivalent to B.Tech or not. what ignou says about it and why PSUs are not accepting this as a qualification. your early reply will do a lot of good sir..

  17. Saniya

    Sir,
    I have completed MCA from kerala university in 2010 with 63%.But in my degree i have taken BA English with 48%.Am i eligible for writing Mtech GATE examination.

    1. Achu

      Sir,
      I have completed MCA from kerala university in 2010 with 63%.But in my degree i have taken BA English with 48%.Am i eligible for writing Mtech GATE examination.

    2. ravi

      absolutely you are eligible.
      If any person with qualification MCA with M.Tech or
      M.Sc with M.Tech, please send a test mail to
      mscmcacase@gmail.com to fight against
      AICTE for teaching eligibility criteria in engg. colleges.
      Maximum support will strengthen us.

  18. Rachna

    Very Good Article …Keep writing … and motivating others…

    Thanks alot…

  19. Priyanka Malu Jain

    I have recently completed my B.Sc. in Computer Science (H) with 68.125%.
    And I have given an entrance exam of MCA i.e; JECA and scored 71st rank.

    Please suggest me should i do MCA from any private college like Techo India or B.Sc. B tech from Rajabazar Science College.

    Which has more scope?

    Please suggest me about the placements.

    1. Rudrajit

      U can easily get Jadavpur Univ with this rank, it will be better than B.sc B.tech from CU.

  20. Rajan

    Sir/Mam
    I’m doing MCA from Ignou and have completed BCA from IGNOU, i have maths in BCA lavel and i have completed my 12th in Science Stream, so can i apply for M.tech, as i haven’t done Bsc thats why im bit confused. so please reply.
    Rajan Thakur
    Delhi

    1. ichchha pandey

      yes u can apply fr M.tech

  21. Shripad

    Sir/Mam i have completed MCA in Tilak Maharashtra University
    Can i eligilble for Gate Exam and M Tech and M.E.
    If yes then please give the list of collages in maharashtra,karnata,Andhra Pradesh.

    1. ankit

      yes, u r eligible

  22. v sri

    very simple question sir,
    is MCA equivalent to B.Tech or not. what ignou says about it and why PSUs are not accepting this as a qualification. your early reply will do a lot of good sir..

  23. aarti

    i want to know whether there are any universities providing lateral entry to MCAs in MTECH????? If yes, then plz name them.
    thnxx:)

  24. deepesh

    sir i am bca and in mca final can i am eligible for gate exam and mtech from iit………..

  25. James

    MCA is equivalent to ME.

    MCA with Bsc (Computer Science) background is equivalent to ME (Computer Science and Engineering).

    Bsc Computer Science (3 Yrs) + MCA (3 Yrs) = 6 Yrs.

    BE Computer Science (4 Yrs) + ME (2Yrs) = 6 Yrs.

    MCA and ME both are equal.

    Companies are giving equal priority to both MCA and ME.

  26. Thomas

    MCA is equivalent to ME.

    MCA with Bsc (Computer Science) background is equivalent to ME (Computer Science and Engineering).

    Bsc Computer Science (3 Yrs) + MCA (3 Yrs) = 6 Yrs.

    BE Computer Science (4 Yrs) + ME (2Yrs) = 6 Yrs.

    MCA and ME both are equal. Companies are giving equal priority to both MCA and ME.

  27. Thomas

    After completing MCA, You can do ME (Computer Science & Engineering).

    Eligibility Qualifications for admission to M.E. Computer Science and Engineering:

    M.C.A. (10+2+3+3 years pattern) or
    M.Sc. 5 years integrated (IT / CS / Software Engineering) or
    B.E./ B.Tech. (EEE/ ECE/ Electronics/ IT/ CSE/ I&C/ E&I/Instrumentation)

    NOTE

    M. Sc. (2 years) course is NOT eligible for admission to M.E.

    Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in Degree Courses are NOT eligible except, B.E./B.Tech. degree.

    B.E./B.Tech. or M.C.A. degrees obtained through Distance Education Mode / Week end Courses are NOT eligible.

  28. Thomas

    After completing MCA, You can do ME (Computer Science & Engineering).

    Eligibility Qualifications for admission to M.E. Computer Science and Engineering

    B.E./ B.Tech. (EEE/ ECE/ Electronics/ IT/ CSE/ I&C/ E&I/Instrumentation) or
    M.C.A. (10+2+3+3 years pattern) or
    M.Sc. 5 years integrated (IT / CS / Software Engineering)

    NOTE

    M. Sc. (2 years) course is NOT eligible for admission to M.E. (Computer Science).

    Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in Degree Courses are NOT eligible except, B.E./B.Tech. degree.

    B.E./B.Tech. or M.C.A. degrees obtained through Distance Education Mode / Week end Courses are NOT eligible.

  29. babuli swain

    sir pls kindly tell me after mca ,what is the higher course

  30. Thomashere

    After completing MCA, You can do ME (Computer Science & Engineering).

    Eligibility Qualifications for admission to M.E. Computer Science and Engineering

    B.E./ B.Tech. (EEE/ ECE/ Electronics/ IT/ CSE/ I&C/ E&I/Instrumentation) or
    M.C.A. (10+2+3+3 years pattern) or
    M.Sc. 5 years integrated (IT / CS / Software Engineering)

    NOTE

    • M. Sc. (2 years) course is NOT eligible for admission to M.E. (Computer Science).

    • Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in Degree Courses are NOT eligible except, B.E./B.Tech. degree.

    • B.E./B.Tech. or M.C.A. degrees obtained through Distance Education Mode / Week end Courses are NOT eligible.

  31. prem thakur

    hay i am prem i want to do phd after mca i want to know it is possible or not
    if it was not possible never mind i am take next step i am geting married i want a well educated prity and that’s all for me

  32. Mrinmoy bera

    sir,
    IIT can approve Mtech after MCA, If any student get very good marks at get. They complected MCA. they want to admit IIT for Mtech.

    I see the criteria of IIT for Mtech . They don’t allow Mca for Mtech.
    is it right or wrong?

  33. Anant

    tiyasa banerjee ,narender,subhashis please note can you do M.Tech after BCA ??? no can do after B.E/B.Tech or MCA ,Think over 🙂

  34. Anant

    tiyasa banerjee ,narender,subhashis hi all what was written above Usually, B.Tech degree is treated superior to MCA ,the meaning was in coporate world B.E/B.Tech is taken equal to MCA ,though MCA is master’s degree it is not taken higher than B.E/B.Tech ,only M.S/M.Tech is considered next level of B.E/B.Tech

    MCA not equal to M.E/M.Tech/M.S like it or not

  35. yogesh

    Sir,
    I am pursuing my m.tech from nit and 1 year course work is almost completed. Now, 2nd year is thesis work. If I get govt. job, then can I continue my m.tech programme while doing my job…if yes please provide me important rules and regulations regarding this and link through which i can get sufficient informations..
    Plz help me I will be highly obliged to you..

    Thank you

  36. sunny

    i am in MCA 2nd year.i have done bca at graduation level so can i also
    apply for M.Tech in IIT or IISC

  37. sam abraham

    Am i eligible to get employed in engg.colleges .iam having Mtech after McA
    sam

  38. sam abraham

    HELLOW
    IAM M.TECH AFTER MCA.WHAT ARE THE JOB PROSPECTS
    Am I eligible to get employed in Engg.colleges.
    pl.reply to avoid confusion
    Thank you
    sam

  39. raman

    hello sir, my name is raman and my qualification is MCA and i m planning to take addmission for M.Tech. Plz tell wether i m elgible to take addmission for M.Tech

  40. tiyasa banerjee

    I,highly appriciate to subhasis’s comment for saying that btech is not superior than mca.

  41. tiyasa banerjee

    i am a 1st year mca student of wbut.having bcom bechelor degree.am i elegible for gate(mtech)exam.if not what is the procedure for GATE exam?

    1. Deepanjan Neogi

      I am pursuing BBA (2nd year). If I go for MCA after my BBA, would I be eligible to write GATE (CS) after MCA? I think you have faced the same type of situation but I need your suggestion as you have some more experience than me.

    2. Santu Kumar Gayen

      Yes you are eligible for the GATE exam. at your final year stage of your M.C.A degree you can enlist your name for this exam. All the best..

  42. narender

    I don’t know why u guys are thinking like this MCA is a post graduation where as b.tech is a graduation so scope of the MCA student is more than to a grauate student .

  43. rahul

    hi its over i think

  44. subhashis

    who said b.tech is superior to mca….
    It is a complete miss conception and lack of information. The people who thought b.tech is superior to mca should check out the course structure of mca, and also it is a masters degree.

    1. jabes

      @subhashis

      i totally agree with you, i am doing bca and my friend is doing b.tech, till now both our courses are same,whatever is there for him is there for me but the only difference is the 1 year difference, bca 3 years while b.tech being 4 year as a result a fresh graduate from bca gets hardly 15k-17k where as b.tech graduates get 25k+ after all bca is a management course where as b.tech is a dedicated engineering course

  45. Brajesh

    can be a student aplicable for gate exam with open university(IGNOU)

    mca degree ?

  46. Ratna kumari

    I don’t know anything about Gate.But i want all the details regarding the exam&how to apply for the exam& how to prepare,where to take the coaching.pls give me details.now i am doing MCA final Year.I am eligible for the Gate or Not?

  47. abhishek

    Zahid i want to know that after spending one year in M.tech at NIT, can i give GATE again and leave that NIT and take admission in any other institute ?

  48. Vicky Chikhalekar

    hello Zahid i am really confused. i will get admission to nit for mtech.but i dont know is it good to do mtech from nit? or shall i do embeded system course from any institute. please help me out.

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