M.Tech Admission Advises, Research Advises

MS by research in IITs: prospects and future

This is another common question I received from my readers, who are in the race or IITs or NITs. IISc Bangalore and IITs give admission in MS by research program and most of the students never heard about it before are confused and usually don’t apply or opt for it. The reason can be lack of clear information about the course and popularity. The another reason could be the duration of the course.

MS by research program is usually of 3 years in length. An MS student will complete all credits (Courses) same as M.Tech student sitting in the same class. The difference comes when it comes to work after class. MS students will be assigned a professor or can select a professor of their interest to work in his lab with other research students (PhD and other MS students).

M.Tech student have one year of course work and in second year they work on a project, seminar and dissertation. Where as MS students will have to complete course work in first year, during second year they may be asked to attend some courses regarding your area research or your lab area of research and the length of dissertation would be 2 years around. During this time MS students are expected to carryout research and come up with some research papers. You can see tips for writing good conference papers and research journal papers, which will really help you during MS program.

M.Tech is a time bound course and MS is a professor decision course as in US. The professor and a committee with whom you are working will decide whether your work worth giving MS degree, which not very difficult to convince them within three year time if you are sincere with your work.

Regarding placements in IISc and IITs, all the students are eligible (except sponsored and QIP candidates) for participating in campus recruitments. The magic is your course CGPA (same as percentage in undergrad but on scale or 4, 5 or 10) and skills. If some company from your domain is recruiting and not allowing you, you can definitely ask them to open for you. If a student degree is yet to complete, companies give them a due joining date and tentative placement offer. Therefore, be clear that they have equal job opportunities as other master degree students. But as they live in a research environment and have published research work and have contacts with professors working in the same area of research they usually opt to go abroad for PhD or research organizations in their area.

As I prefer top institutes and never had intentions to start working early I liked this program a lot. Though I did my M.Tech I moved for PhD just after working for some organization for 6 months. If you think you are patient, kind of don’t care guy and have your plans set and don’t go away with others success or failure, you should try this. You will get an extended stay at heaven (for me stay at IIT is same as staying in heaven, for some it was hell too…)

Make you own decisions and stand for it. Don’t care what people will say or what if you are not successful, you will be happy that you atleast tried what you like. Wish you all a great luck with admission.

Hope this helped you understand the MS course structure and Admssion and kind of nature you should have for this. In case you still have doubts or information is not clear to you please feel free to drop a comment, hope me or someone get back to help you.



    I have score 674 in gate 2020 cse branch . Can I get interview call for ms by research program in iis

    1. InI Labs Inc.

      Yes its possible Pragya

  2. Affrudeen.B

    Sir my self Affrudeen pursuing BE final year in ECE , I have got Indian patent right this week and 3 journal papers and 3 conference paper i want to do research and more more patents in IIT. I Didn’t know how to approach a IIT with patent right.

    1. InI Labs Inc.

      Hello Affrudeen.
      There is a standard procedure to apply for research in IITs (PhD). Just follow the notifications and see if you are eligible for those programs.


    I have secured a GATE(2019) rank of 4483 with
    519 GATE score and
    41.33 marks in ECE under
    OBC category.
    Can I get call from any IITs for at least MS/TA/RA program ?

    1. ayrus

      Whats MS research cutoff for gate


    nice work !!!….cleared a lot of my doubts
    thanx a lot sir.
    Sir I would like to MS in IIT’s my B.Tech percentage was 85.78% and GATE 2019 EEE score was 49 marks sir. Will I get any IIT for MS. I don’t have any guide to tell me sir. Please help sir. My life is running out of my hands, I was feeling more stressed about my future.

    Thank you sir.

  5. mallikarjun patil

    I want to know if I can get ms by research call in iit kanpur for control and automation branch if my gate score is around 450 and b.e. percentage of 80

    1. InI Labs Inc.

      MS admissions are mostly based on Institute written test and interview. You can definitely get in if you have sound fundamentals in subject.

      Good luck.

    2. Baban dhakad

      Mujhe IIT Kanpur me MS program solid mechanics design me admissions ke liye offer letter issue ho gya Hain. Sath hi niit trichi me thermal bhi m tech ke liye seat allot ho gayi hai. Main thoda confus him kon jyada better honga.

  6. Deepika Rani Padmanaban

    Respected Sir,
    I am a GATE aspirant and I am one of the lucky persons who got benefited from your guidance. I wish to know the list of MS by research programs offered in India by the country’s premier institutes. So I request you to share the information with us so that we get benefited. My hearty thanks to you for guiding us and helping us in making our life decisions.
    Thank you.

  7. Ankit verma

    Sir I am shortlisted by iit mandi for ms research in manufacturing,is it good for placements and what are the future scope after completing this degree sir please guide me,my interview is on 1st June 2017.

  8. hari

    sir iam grtting 3783 gate rank with 676 score,iam from mechanical engineering ,can i get iit ms admissions

  9. K Sai Prashanth

    How to apply for this course. Has it to be applied each university individually?

  10. Faisal

    M.Tech from IIT or M.Tech (Research) from IISC which is better?

  11. bishal

    pl. give some suggestions for metallurgical engineers .what after btech?

  12. suman sourav singh

    sir,am i eligible to get admission in master of science in any IITs my gate marks is 30.16 and i qualified from EE branch

  13. Malik Shadab

    Is iits conducted their own separate exam for ms????

  14. Vaibhav jain

    Sir, what is the scope after doing MS from iit?
    I am UG (Mechanical).
    Is M.tech better than MS, from the earning point of view?

  15. Chithra Sreeni

    Hello Sir,

    I am Chithra. I want to knw more abt the fee structure and cutoff for ms in iit.

  16. Abhilash

    Sir, I would like to know, whether after completion of MS. ls it good to work in teaching profession, will the AICTE allows to have MS degree.

  17. reyaz

    What is eligibility criteria for getting ms seat in iits or iisc

  18. mittu

    I got 42 marks in GATE 2015 and score as 557 in ECE branch. I wrote GATE in this yr also but this yr the exm was very difficult. So I am planning to join for MTech with 2015’s score. In which institute i will get an admission?

  19. divya

    hello sir, i qualified in gate. and my gate air is 14000. do i have any chance to get iit hyd for ms. pls reply

  20. thillairaja.s


    pls tell me..,

    what is the eligibility for ms @ IIT and is there any entrances? r any gate score required?-


    I wish to join Ms by Research in IIT,I’m UG MECH student….I would like join research on among Robitics,Aeronautical,Automobile,Design…
    is this better or regular M.Tech is better….
    plz reply the suitable option…..
    I’m expecting…ans from who are pursuing MS …..


    I wish to join Ms by Research in IIT,I’m UG MECH student….I would like join research on among Robitics,Aeronautical,Automobile,Design…
    is this better or regular M.Tech is better….
    plz reply the suitable option…..
    I’m expecting…ans from who are pursuing MS …..

  23. Jagadeesh G

    Sir, I’m applying M.S Manufacturing at IIT Madras. I want to know about the job oppourtunities and future carrier. can I take this ? give me some suggestions sir.

  24. Barani

    sir ! i am barani, now i am studying mca final year student in vit university ,i am interesting willing to do the direct phd(ms+phd dual integrated) in iit madras! its possible , my current cgpa is 81 and what are the eligibility criteria need ed and which entrance exam i will to write? ! reply in my mail id!

    1. Zahid

      You need to write GATE exam.

  25. kadam

    I completed my m.sc. in electronics but my score is very poor just 53% but i am interested in research field so please give me better option.
    please send me email of thes one.

  26. Hamza

    hello sir,
    i am pursuing bscIT course and i want to know MS by Research program.
    Does BscIT is eligible for MS by Research program.

  27. Easwar

    Hai sir,

    You have given beautiful article. And it is useful for those who are planning for higher studies.
    My name is shortlisted for MS (by research) at NIT Tiruchy. I wish to know whether MS programme at NIT is valuable. And also please tell me about job opportunities after completing MS. Kindly reply sir.

  28. Phani


    M.S(Computer science) not listed in UGC. if I persue M.S will it be valid one? and can i be eligible for any PSU/Central govt jobs if i choose M.S..

    University : Bits Pilani

  29. Ashish Agarwal

    sir, I my gate score is 38.77 in EE in GATE 2015. Can you please suggest me which colleges would be suitable for me for doing MS or M.Tech.

  30. priyanka

    On which criteria they will allocate seats in MS..like GATE rankk or anything else

  31. sam

    i got an interview call for MS by research in Interdisciplinary field for Jan 2015 intake in IIT Madras. Can you please shed some light on this course? Has anyone done it before or is it new?

  32. Arindam Chakraborty

    Hi Zahid,

    First, I found your post related to M.Tech really good and very helpful. Before I post my query I would like to give you some background about my self. I have completed my B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2008 and joined Infosys as Software engineer. Currently I am working with a MNC specializing in PLM solutions as Lead Software Engineer. After 6 years in the IT industry I now want to move to research field related to computer science and IT. But given my qualification background, current age and considerable gap from my last education, I am not sure whether going for a MTech or Phd is a good idea and even it is possible to get into a computer science related field. Please help me resolve this doubt. Hoping for a prompt reply…



    i am very much interested in research. but that word research is seems like a day dream to me. as i am a above avg student i haven’t cleared gate so well. i got score:492 ranck:4573 catgry:general branch:EE. please guide me to realize my dream.
    1.how to take admission ?
    2.in which college i can get a seat with my score?
    3. and how to apply there?

  34. RINKU

    Dear sir, i got offer letter for JRF + MS from iit kgp, they will pay me 16k per month, but i am still confused for that, what will be the future after ms? or there is any value of ms degree from iit? i cant understand what should i do? please help me out sir please as soon as possible. They told me to report within one week. I shall be thankfull if you kindly reply me with proper information..

  35. kamlesh

    Hi.. I have got admissions in IITK VLSI M tech and IISc ECE Dept MSc Engineering. I am in confusion state to make any decisions. Kindly guide me.

  36. anurag deo

    sir,i want to know how to prepare for interviews in m.s for applied mechanics in iitm?please let me know.

  37. karthik

    i am karthik, i got gate2014 score 448 in mechanical engineering AIR 14578, whether am i get Ms in any iits, my mark is not enough to apply PSU jobs, if there is any private companies looking for gate score if any means please tell me.. i don’t know where to use my gate score….. i prefer job than higher-studies please help me…..

  38. shubham Jain

    Sir , i got Air 1905 in EC GATE 2014 , can i get MS program in IITs like bombay or madras which are called good universities for ECE . I always wanted to go in research field.
    pls respond as soon as possible i don’t have much time to decide

  39. deepak kumar

    I selected for direct phd program at iit madras in applied mechanics (solid mechanics).My background iis mechanical engg. After completing my course ;which type of job i can get.Please reply soon sir.

  40. Saurabh Kalikar

    Hi Zahid,

    I am highly confused..I got admission in IIT Madras for MS under project catagory..Some people said its best option n some said its too time consuming,its better to do Mtech at NIT than MS at IITM..

    I am also prepairing for next year GATE.So m confuse what to do..

    PLZ help..

    1. radhe shyam

      Hi Saurabh,
      You should not be confused at all this time. You must go for IITM for MS than M./tech from any of NITs. Its worth doing.
      The time you will spend will worth much more than you will spend time for preparing for GATE or doing M.Tech from an NIT.
      Radhe Shyam
      IIIT Allahabad

  41. Avinash

    dear sir i hv joined iocl this year but after working here i found that this is not my cup of tea
    now i wanted to join iit or iisc next year
    whether my decision of joining the iits will be good or not
    because i m totally frustrated here and some of my senior says that even doing m. tech from iits is no worth
    i dont know what to do
    plz help

  42. PathanMuhammad

    Am doing MS in India. It really sucks. Better to go abroad or do regular M Tech, or loose your crucial years in the hands of profs! It may take 3 to 4 years!!! No experimental setup is in India , also research-level is much low, sometimes less than regular M Tech’s thesis. Frustrated Life and Tensions!

    1. mate

      in which colllege are you doing.. i got selected in NIT trichy and i am very confuse whether to join or not…

  43. dipabali sarkar

    what about the educational qualification for admission in MS.is it necessary gate score to take admission?

  44. Ruby

    Sir,thanx for this post.Sir,can you plz tell me what are the job appourtunities after doing ms in india for a comp engineer?


    I just entered into your website today.But couldn’t get out of it for around one hour.. And the information you provided were so useful.. Thank you so much…………

  46. Meeshawn

    I have been selected at IIT Madras for MS by research in Biomedical Engg. I would like to know what is the scope of this field in future and about its placement ? My background is Instrumentation and control Engg.

    1. Shalini Raj

      Hello, I have also been called for interview in the same programme for the yr 2014 and having the same background of instrumentation. If you had attended the interview, could you pls suggest me with some interview scenarios and questions leading to? My interview date is on May 12th.
      Pls do help. Thanks in advance. you can reply me at [email protected]

  47. Amique

    Does RA seats(3 year course) at IIT bombay have reservation for OBC, SC & ST people??

  48. pavithra

    Total credits for MS in management studies at IIT.. ?

    1. pavithra

      I mean at IIT Madras

  49. isha jain

    sir, i have been following this website since a few weeks. the plethora of knowledge, prospects and ideas you have shared is so helpful. thankyou so much. 🙂

  50. bharat

    Sir, my branch is computer science & engg…and i am in my final year….my gate score is 640 and AIR is 725….i got a call from IIT madras for MS in Computer Science…there is a written test and interview to be held….can you tell me more about the chances and what the interviewers see when they are taking your session? [please reply asap]

    1. Nandini Singhal

      Hii, I also got a call from IITM MS this year.. Could you please tell me what was the written test and interview like? and are you studying there currently??

  51. Sourodeep Bhattacharya

    Zahid Sir plz. tell me the name of iit’s offering ms i already knw madras, mandi, delhi. but what else plz. help as dates r passing….
    my rank is 1633 gen, cse score 567.

  52. Vishnu

    Sir ,

    Is an MS candidate eligible for teaching ?

  53. nidhi

    sir my gate 2013 score is 510, marks 35.67 category general. Can i Get IIIT bangalore for MS?

  54. GURU

    sir i got 24.33 mark in gate 2013 and my all india rank is 20183. will i get chance to do ms in design from iit madras…wat is the revised stipend for ms…..

  55. K Ramkumar

    I would like to know job prospects after completing IIT. My son who is in 8th class i am interested to know about it. If it is fine I would like to send for long term coaching for him

  56. K Ramkumar

    i would like my to pusue IIT in future. Now he is in 8th. How is the job prospects after IIT. Pls pass some information regarding this

  57. tadepallibharadwaj

    why govt decide to differ from sate to state about % of intermediate or
    10+2 of like AP-87%,TN-68%,ORISSA-56% etc., and also compulsory to fill region (ap,up,tn,orissa,bengal)whay the reason of region.

  58. vishal upadhyay

    sir i had got gate score of 440..marks around 40..rank about 5000..branch mechanical..

    is there any chance of getting any of the new or old IITs..what are the chances for NITs..

    being done btech in mechanical is it suitable to opt for energy sciences, climate science, or any other interdisciplinary branch..plzz reply soon..
    whaat are the other good uni/colg which I can opt for..

  59. susmita

    Whay is Interdisciplinary course?

  60. susmita

    how MS by research is equivalent to MTech?MTech is 2 yrs program and MS by research is 3 yr program…
    Sir reply plzzz

  61. abin

    sir my gate score id 537 with rank 3507,am i eligible for MS courses in IITs or IISc

    1. Sandeep kumae

      Dear sir,
      My gate score 479 . Plese can u tell me, can i get any iit nit for ms.

  62. dibya ranjan sahoo

    sir, i belongs to ece branch nd my gate 2013 score is 514 nd rank is 4611, with this gate score can i get a MS seat in iit. plz tell me wht is other scope for me with this rank
    sir plz reply soon my email id is [email protected]

  63. Maddy

    Sir I got 2060 in gate 2013, will I get seat in iit-m? I belong to obc ( nc) .i want m.tech in aerospace but UG department is mechanical.

  64. Hrishikesh

    What is the difference between MS(Research) by IIT and M.tech(Research) by NIT compared to M.tech considering all the aspects like course type, duration, exposure, campus placement or job?

  65. jackson

    sir how to apply for ms in iit.

  66. Mahavir

    sir my gate score id 537 with rank 3507,am i eligible for MS courses in IITs or IISc

    1. Sachin Agnihotri

      You can try for MS in IIT Mandi. You can also get admissions in M tech in NITs, or IIITs.

      All the IITs, NITs, IIITs provides same placement facilities but if you really wanna go for MS. You can get MS in IIT Mandi or NIT Trichy in your present rank.

  67. montu bhavsar

    my gate score is 466 and gate rank is 7323 am i eligible for MS by research and can you please tell me about the colleges providing this programme.
    thank you

  68. MANOJ

    what about stipend IIT/IISC going to give to students for MS in research as compared to M TECH

  69. archana

    sir my gate2013 score is 36..n i fall in general category can i get admission in ms..i m frm electronics and telecomm branch

  70. kishore kumar

    what is the procedure to join MS in IIT, IISc,…….

    1. jackson

      have you got the procedure?

  71. kishore kumar

    i am doing 1st year BE (mct)….
    can i get MS seat in IIT or IISc..

  72. Surendra Babu

    sir I was called for councelling for M.S. program from NIT Trichy, after one year course work, are there chances to take up any part time job.

  73. Dibyayan Ghosh

    Respected Sir,

    I am a Civil Engineer,B.Tech working in L & T,but i soulfully wanted to go in R & D Sector.I am offered a MS in IIT KGP* and a Design Job in Kolkata in STUP Consultants.
    I am not interested in teaching,I want R & D Design.So which would be better for me? the deadlines are 5 th jan,13….Please reply early


  74. Manish

    Hi sir , I got admission for MS by Research at NIT Trichy. Could you please suggest me whether to join in the program or to wait and prepare for Gate 2013 and joining in Mtech / MS in IIT’s….I am from EEE branch.

    Awaiting for your reply. My joining date at NIT Trichy is on 29 oct 2012. Please give reply ASAP

  75. Manish

    Thanks a lot . very useful and precise information regarding MS By Research program.

  76. Rahul

    Hello all,
    Can anyone tell which are the institutes that have January session of admission to MS programme. I know IIT Madras has.

  77. pallavi

    and what all good options i hv 4 my rank n my branch.
    Thank you 🙂

  78. pallavi

    hello mam/sir,
    My gate-12 AIR is 205(instrumentation) and score is 594. i wish i get a seat(in ms) in either microelectronics or biomedical. is it possible for my score to get it?
    Thank you:)

  79. swati sharma

    sir i want to know which 1 is good between m.tech and ms?
    plz show me a way.

  80. sriharsha

    sir,I have got admission for M.S by research(E.C.E) in IIIT hyderabad.Is it a good choice to opt for.How will be the future scope for this course and job oppurtinities.I also got admission in CDAC (ER&DCI) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM.which one is a better choice to opt.Kindly reply me as early as possible.I have very short time to opt.Thanks for your article.

  81. abhijit singh

    i like it,keep updating recent news

  82. Depak

    I got a call letter to attend test for Junior Research Associate Program from IIT-kharagpur. The staff allotted for the project is ECE Staff and project topic is “Development of Railway Bridge Health Monitoring System”. The vacancy for this project is 2 civil engineers and 2 mechanical engineers. They mentioned selected students allowed to register for MS. But I am a civil engineering student, If i got selected for this project I am going to work under ECE Staff. Will it be beneficial for me?, whether this project itself MS Project or after completion of this project only I do my MS? Pls clear my doubt…

  83. harrie

    thanks for giving guidance…

    @ Arun Sridharan please can u give me your contact (or mail id), I wont more information about ms @ IIT madras …
    since I am interested in doing MS from IIT Madras, i have also received interview call from IIT Madras.
    MY e-mail id is: [email protected]


    I got a call from IIT madras for MS Program (Design and also for manufacturing Eng). Please let me know how the written test and interview will be conducted and on what topics the questions will be asked. please help me in this regards.

  85. manikonda pavani sowndarya

    what is admission test that we should prepare for getting admisstion to so ms at iit,and what is the syllabus for it please mail this information for my email id i..e,[email protected]

  86. vinod kumar

    Thanks a lot sir…my 2012 gate rank is 3840..score 455…electrical..im likely to get which nits?? n later i want to phd after mtech….suggest some ways…is it better to go for aasistant proff job after m.tech n den do phd along with the job (or) is it better to go for phd in nits or iits..concentrating more on dat rather doing job n doing phd at d sametime??i applied for 3 yrs m.tech course in iit hyderabad…
    i need ur suggestions sir..ill be waiting for ur reply…

  87. NITESH

    sir i got 35 marks in cs rank is 14555 obc which colleges are suitable for me to do mtech??

  88. venkatesh

    pls tell me the procedure. I am ece student gate score is 499.i am very much interested in research.

  89. Aparna


    Are these MS courses in IITs equivalent to M tech? Do academic institutions recognise this degree as equivalent to M tech when recruiting faculty?

  90. Anindita Barman

    My Gate 2012 rank in CS is 15108 (General), percentile is 90.36. Do I have a chance for pursuing MS in IIT ? Please reply ..

  91. KALYAN

    sir, the article is very informative. my gate (EC) 2012 score:494,rank: 4859, obc category. is there any possibility of getting M.S in any iits? as well as mtech in any nits?

    please reply me to [email protected]


  92. ajay

    sir my 2012 gate score is 639 and my AIR is 1279 and my academic cgpa is 8.5 upto 7th semester. i have applied for MS program in IIT MADRAS.And i am also looking forward to apply in NITs. can i make it into IITs or atleast NITs..

  93. Charu Chhabra

    My email id is [email protected]

  94. Charu Chhabra

    Hi sir, My gate Score 2012 is 32.67 general category Could you suggest me some good institutes where i can get admission in Computer science

  95. Charu Chhabra

    Hi sir, My gate Score 2012 is 32.67 general category Could you suggest me some good institutes where i can get admission in Cmputer science

  96. Amritha

    Hi, I have done my B.E(TCE), and currently working as Research Assistant since 6 months, I want to know how shall i apply for MS by research in IISc/IIT?
    I am waiting for your valuable reply.
    Thank you.


    sir,i got gate score 446 and my gate percentile is 96 and my air is 7200 .can i get admission for ms in any iit if so please suggest me
    [email protected]


    sir,i got gate score 446 and my gate percentile is 96 and my air is 7200 .can i get admission for ms in any iit if so please suggest me

  99. Sampath

    Sir could you pls try to provide the cutoff score for the IITs n NITs for the MS program

  100. Neha

    My email id – [email protected]. Thanks

  101. Neha

    Could you please tell me how can we apply for this?and what is the approximate Cutoff for this. I have got 528 gate score with rank 396 in instrumentation. am i eligible for this course?

    Thanks in advance.

  102. sreya

    I would like to know tat admissions in ms programme will be only through gate score or through any other exam conducted.. I have also hears tat admissions for ms is conducted twice a year.. Please reply….

  103. divya

    sir, am doing bsc cs second yr iam willing to do ms in cs could you tell me if i have doing ms means if its valuble r not which is preferable mca r ms


    thanks sir ur information clear my mind……….

  105. aditi sur

    Sir,could you please state how and when to apply for an MS degree at IIT kharagpur? I will be sitting for GATE in 2012. Could you please reply at my email address? MY e-mail id is: [email protected]

  106. Arun Sridharan

    Hi All,

    The article was very informative. I am currently pursuing my MS in Chemical Engg from IIT Madras. I have provided few links below which might be useful on FAQs regarding MS. I would like to add that for MS at IIT Madras the minimum no.of courses to be completed is 5 (3 core and 2 electives) and minimum credit of 15. Whereas MTech’s has to do roughly about 12-15 courses with 64 credits. The best thing about MS is that we(includes guide and committee) can decide on the core and elective courses according to our research area.

    Electrical Engg (EE)- http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/msphd/

    Chemical Engg (CH)- http://www.che.iitm.ac.in/~hpel/faqms.html

    A link from EE on MS vs MTech http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/vlsi/forstudents/msversusmtech

    -Arun Sridharan

  107. Prabu

    Hi Zahid,

    Thanks for posting the different things which are very useful for us. Can u pls tell me the admission procedure for M.S in IIT’s….

  108. Syed Ziaul Mustafa

    Asaalm-o-aliakum Sir,
    I completed my BE(CSE) in 2011 from Bangalore(VTU) and now i am working in a Data Stage(ETL Tool) from past 2 months so i want to know whether Full Time MTech will be good OR the part time/distance will be more preferable …………………….Please reply
    Thanks In advance……

  109. Amol Pudale

    Werather these degrees are approved by AICTE and UGC.

    And what about the foreign Degrees offer M.S.(Research) courses approved by AICTE and UGC

    1. Karthik M

      Is GATE the only qualifying exam for MS by research for IITs and IISc?

  110. Piyush S. Wanare

    thnq sir for ths valuable information ,its help for becum some1 bright future….

  111. SUSHMA

    Hi Sir,
    I have completed B.tech with ECE in 2010.I got AIR:7000,marks:29.33, gate score:427 in gate 2010(ECE).I dont have any reservations. Right now I am working as a s/w engineer in a MNC. I am planning to attend GATE 2012.I want to do Phd from IIT. what is the preferred rank I have to get for fulfilling my dream. pls reply me.

  112. Neha

    I wants to ask u that wats the difference between the m.tech ,mba,mca.
    I am b.Tech student of 3rd yr and i am failed in one subject of my 4th sem.
    Is i give the master’s exam?

    1. swati sharma

      sir i just want to know which 1 is good between m.tech and ms?

  113. varun

    helo sir,
    i want to apply for MS programme at iit madras this year after gate 2012 and i am from instrumentation area can you please tell if i am eligible to apply for the MS reaserch at iit madras in VLSI/Microelectronics field @ iit madras with GATE-IN paper or i have to take only gate -EC paper only to apply to MS in vlsi !

  114. kamal

    Thanks a lot for this suggestion.It has cleared my confusion about MS.

  115. manoj sharma

    Really nice description in simple word

  116. Raj

    I will be giving GATE in feb 2012. I am only concerned about the salary that i’ll get after completing M.Tech in IIT’s …. I have my own future plans … but in initial years I need good salary somewhere arnd 10 lac….before i move to my plan …..

    please mention job perspective after doing M.Tech from IIT’s

    Than king u

  117. rajesh

    HI sir, I got Gate2011score=424, marks=33.33, OBC in ELECTRICAL can i get admission into IITS or IISC with MS PRogram.

  118. Jeyannathann.K

    I would like to know about the Merit of doing M.S by Research in Chemical Engineering in NIT Trichy. Please give me insights into that. I would like to know the opportunities that i can get after the course other than Ph.D which am intending to do.

    [email protected]

  119. luckyme

    thanks a lot. It was very helpful

  120. Govinda Mittal

    pls let me know the iits which are offering ms admissions in 2011

  121. Niveditha

    thanks for the valuable information sir..
    it is very useful information to all the aspirants..

  122. Shekhar

    sir my GATE-11 score is 241(ECE) and marks is 19.67 in OBC.
    plz suggest me institute for M-tech and MS.
    Rank 34435

  123. Arnab Bose

    My ECE GATE AIR:1627,can i get M.S. in any IIT or IISC in ECE?

    PLz reply

    [email protected]

    or [email protected]

  124. ravi

    sir my gate score in 2011 exam is 358 and my all india rank is 9169 and my branch is mechanical…can i get seat in nit’s or in PSG college of technology in coimbatore..please tell me

  125. Rajesh

    Dear Sir, Thanks for the information.

    How can I apply for MS by Research. I have 15 years of experience in the industry. I am B.E. (Production) passed in 1995-1996 batch. Can you please guide me?

  126. Aditya

    Zahid I’d been following this blog for two months. I’ll be seeking admission in M.Tech this year.

    But this WordPress thing seriously sucks. Things are fully unorganized. No proper tags. There are diamond posts hidden in which most of your viewers don’t even see. I came across this ‘ol “Writing paper for conferences” post after these 2 months. This is weird.

    Anyways, nice work. Thanks for all this guidance.

  127. rahul

    thanks for the info. could u please resolve me following query :
    i have given jee exam this year and expecting a rank which may fetch me an Int.Msc in roorkee or kgp. what prospects may i consider for pursuing phd abroad later. what are placement salaries. also is it required of Msc students to publish research papers.
    thanks in advance

  128. kumar gaurav

    sir, i have got 1018 rank in gate and received a call from iit madras. can you please guide me on the type of interview questions. i have applied for microelectronics as first choice and communication as second.
    Email- [email protected]

  129. vaibhav

    sir m i eligible for placements in iits if i m doing ms by research program

  130. abhi

    iitb and iitd have mentioned the mtech and phd courses in the 2011 announcement, but there is no information regarding the ms(r) course in the brochure. Request anyone with the know.edge abt this to throw some light on this, deadlines are almost here.

  131. piyush ajmire

    my email [email protected]
    Can somebody help me……hello…

  132. piyush ajmire

    Sir, i’m very thankful 4 ur valuable info.
    I would like 2 know which is better
    1. Mtech from NIT
    2. MS from IIT.
    Plz, reply me as soon as possble.

  133. Bharath

    Hello Sir,Iam ready To go for MS.My Rank is 2633 and gate score is 37 and discipline Elec. Engg.I want an info-Which IIT’s offer this MS(by research) courrse.Pls Reply me(Its Urgent as the dates are coming close) :Email:[email protected]

  134. chaman

    i get 210 score in gate and BE % is 74 amd plz suggest me i am eligible for M S or not and where i do MS

  135. sabyasachi mukharjee

    sir, i want to pursue ms course from iit or other reputed institution please give me information about different institutes of india i am from ece dept my gate 2011 score is 31.67 from general category rank 12400.

  136. pruthvi

    hello sir,
    can u plz tell me wat is da eligibility criteria for getin ms in iit’s…

  137. Kunal Patel

    Thank you for clarifying difference between MS and M.Tech.
    Can you please give more details for MS in IITs and NITs like cut off marks, and admission procedure as well as eligibility for admissions for the same.

    Thanking you.

  138. arunabh

    sir cn gate score be used for ms admissions,does ms by research in nits.. will hv impotance.

  139. karim

    pls reply quickly “[email protected]

  140. karim

    sir,thanks for ur infomation.i have scored 482 in gate 2011 and my rank is 3450.i want to do MS in iit madras..i am confused whether i can get there or else i want to make my mind to do a job???

  141. KAUSHIK

    Sir,i have got 775 rank and score of 616 in gate 2011 in electrical please tell do i have any chance to get in to iit

  142. Swapnil S Mashalkar


    Good morning,

    Myself Swapnil S Mashalkar from Nasik (Maharashtra),
    In this mail I want to give you brief information regarding me and of course I am looking for.
    I will be very great full if you go through and suggest the course information accordingly.

    Name: Swapnil S Mashalkar.
    Education: BE Electrical with 60% in Pune University year 2003.
    Currently Employed: As a Lecturer in the Electrical branch of P.V.G. College of Engineering Nasik in Pune University
    Past Experience: I owned a software development firm.

    Expectation from Course:
    I have knowledge of Electrical engineering, Software Development and Applications, Programming in Dot Net and PHP, Basic Electronics etc.
    I am interested in the field of Industrial Automation, Hardware Interfacing or alike.
    I want branch which can utilize my past knowledge, interest & improve my technical ability.
    My postgraduation must be authorised as per rules of Pune University and their scale requirements.

    So please suggest me course accordingly or show me light in this direction.
    Thanking you for the same and eagerly waiting for your reply.

    Swapnil S Mashalkar
    cell no.09922942972

  143. Himanshu Rawal

    Hello sir , I want to know , how to apply for MS by research. I have appeared gor Gate and result will be out in 2 days. So , please reply asap.Thanks
    [email protected]

  144. karthik

    Thank you very much for clarifying the difference between MS and M Tech. I ve written GATE 2011 and expecting a rank below 500 and i am an ECE student. Can you tell me different streams in which i can pursue my MTech especially in IIT and IISC. I want info abt the different courses offered in Mtech in IIT’s and IISC. You can mail me at
    [email protected]

    Expecting ur reply as early as possible

  145. Purva

    Thankyou for the valuable info. But wanted to know when can a student apply for MS?When does the application procedure start? during the mtech admin or after? Please inform.

  146. Abdul Goni

    What is the required minimum rank in gate to get the chance in MS in iits?

  147. Chandra Prakash

    Sir, I may get around 40 marks in GATE 2011. I have 54% in 10th , 68% in 12th and 65% in my B.E. I want to do M.S. in Electronics and Communication. Is there any chance to get admission in some IITs. If yes, suggest me.
    you can mail me at [email protected]
    With regards
    Chandra Prakash

  148. shailendra yadav

    hello sir,

    sir i have done my BE from army institute of technology in electronics and telecommunication.

    i got good score in iit and aieee and uptu but due to lack of information at that time and also due to my army person father i end to that.

    so i do not want that mistake this time when want to join a master degree programe. kindly help me with that.

    i am expecting gate score of 45 in 2011 and have a low aggre of 55.05% in BE. which make me out of path for iit .

    kindly guide me to get to that heaven of yours.

    Thank you

  149. satish

    is MS in IIT better than M>Tech from NIT…………????????????

  150. satish

    sir, thanks for ur info and i would love to know more from u……please help me…i did my undergraduation in engg in 2010….i am expecting below 1200 rank in gate 2011….i belong to OBC category…..can i expect IITs

  151. smitha

    can we join M.S in IIT through GATE exam

  152. Amal

    Thanks for the article. Still in dillema. I got a chance in IIT-K for MS. Shall i join der or go for GRE, abroad ?

  153. Srikanth

    really AWESOME…………yar

  154. Srikanth

    zahid ur articles are really AWESOME yar………really helpful…..for guys like me………..

  155. Shalini

    It is really a very beneficial article. One more option to get into IITs….

  156. nisha

    thanx for this post sir it was very informative……but i have one query i would like to know the admission procedure for an ms by research program in t iits.

  157. Manash

    how to apply for MS by research in IITs program.

  158. cd

    while working in a company,can i appear for gate?and for aappearing do i need a noc from the company?

  159. v naveen kumar

    thanks a lot for this post.
    i am also a highly research oriented person and looking for higher studies in physics(especially theoretical physics). i am doing my final year b tech now. i want to do ms course in India.can you tell me how the institutes you mentioned take students for ms. is GATE score enough?
    i am confused whether doing ms from india will help or should i try for m tech after all
    please help

  160. Rakesh Sarma

    Sir, I am working in a project in IIT Guwahati. I am appearing for GATE this year. I want to know the scopes of me getting entry into the MS program in case I dont qualify for GATE. And are the MS students eligible for campus recruitment?
    Sir you have been a great inspiration for me. Please answer my query.

  161. Abhyaa

    Hello….thank you so much for that clear ,very well written info…
    you cleared many of the doubts I had about MS…

  162. shobhit

    how to apply for MS by research in IITs program.

  163. ajay

    sir! can you please tell me what is eligibility criteria in IITs for an ELECTRICAL engineer…….

  164. swapnil jadhav

    Can you please tell me how to take admission to MS program in IITs or IISC?
    Also if this MS course is available in NITs? If yes then please tell me the admission procedure.
    Can i do a job while learning MS….my financial status is critical and i am the only backbone of my family?
    Thanks for this article..I will now first try for MS rather than MTech…!!!

  165. XY


  166. praneeth

    thanks for clearing some of my doubts…
    But i want to know that is that necessary that i should need GATE score for applying to this program…..i am working on Research project in NIT warangal from oct 2009.can apply for this program in the nxt year with this experience…….

  167. Ankur

    hi, is thr any entrance test conducted for MS in IITs’ ?

    plz tell me the process.


  168. priyanka

    thank you so much i have done my B.tech and later i want to do phd before that i need to do M.tech but long term process so can i go for MS research i did not applied for GATE am i eligible for MS research what is the procedure and admission criteria please inform me

  169. Suman

    Thank you very much for clearing the doubt about MS. I have got the chance to do MS from IIT Madras in Chemical Engg department. If you kindly give more details regarding the research then it will be helpful for me.
    Thanks once again.

    1. SHUBHAM

      hi , i have also received call from iit madras for ms , have some doubts that what type of interview will be there , I will be very helpful to you for this .

  170. sathosh

    can u plz give me some information about next entrance exam for ms (mechanical) in iisc and iit s …

  171. Jaidev

    I have done my M.Tech (Civil) from IIT, But Still intrested in some of the Research programs like MS by research…or like to do a course work before a real PhD…can u suggest some options??

  172. Arpan

    Thank you. Your article cleared a lot of doubts. I have 1 further query. Is it necessary for a candidate to get admitted into an MS or MTech program in the IITs or IISc immediately after completing Btech? I was thinking that if I work for a few years after clearing Btech, I can gain work experience and also earn some money, which will make me independent. After that, I will be better able to focus on the masters degree. Is that possible? Are there some objections to this course of action that I may have overlooked?

    Thank you.


    you write awsomely,i really appreciate your way of helping students in finding and knowing their better prospects…

    thanks a lot

  174. jeeno

    What are the placement scope for M.S student from IIT-M?

  175. praveen

    is der any styfund in ms course same as mtech..?

  176. Shanmugaraj

    hi sir this article so useful for me, i would like to do M.S by research in IIT now i am working in research project, how the job opportunity in industry after MS
    keep in touch by shanmugaraj

    1. Nirupama

      Can you please tell me where from did you do your Ms ? What is the scope after doing Ms (ece) from iits..? And is the Ms program in Iit kgp good enough for opting?? Please inform me regarding this

  177. kapil

    hi sir ,
    your site is very helpfull for me

  178. sakti

    my gate score is 37.67 in biotechnology bt paper..all india rank is 1198. what are the institute i can prefer.. and some colleges are allowing biotech students to join m.tech in chemical or environ mental engineering.. is it wise to change the branch after b.tech??

  179. Rituparna

    I have a gate score of 298 and AIR rank 9723in electrical engg discipline.I would like to know that where can i get admission in m.tech?can i apply for NIT’s?Please help me out.

  180. kaushik

    Sir,it is a good information for lots of people like us , but can u put information regarding cutoffs of the IITs for doing MS and my sincere request is to please suggest me some universities or nits to which i get admission through , my gate rank is 8600 and gate score is 404
    i m ECE branch , please …

  181. Saumitra Bhave

    As there are 7 – 8 new IITs opening. What is best choice for me Gate Score : 515. Can you suggest the best colleges where i can apply…

  182. Sameer

    very nice work sir.
    it cleared many of my doubts & gave a worthwhile knowledge.

  183. jitendra nandiya

    Hello sir I am jitendra
    I have scored 404 in GATE 2010, & My AIR is 8620.
    Sir plz give me list of coll. in which I should apply
    & sir can I apply in BITS PILANI & other for exam. BARC
    Sir Plz helm me because I am in confussion…..

  184. Mohak naik

    Hi !
    I have got AIR 677 and Score 704 in CS
    Where should i apply..
    What about EET and JCA for CS students at IIT D…
    Please help me out…

  185. harsha

    hi Zahid,
    thanks for ur information
    i would like to do p.hd immidiatly after compleation of b.tech.
    now im in final year…
    is there any chance to do p.hd in part time ..?

  186. Dhruva

    Really appreciate you sharing valuable information with us.
    Please inform me about the difference in pay n perks that BTech & an MTech Grad can fetch, my interest in my field (like most of us) is driven by pay n perks i can get from that field. PLeaSE reply ASAP!. thx in advance!

  187. purushothaman

    I can’t forget applying for MS at IISc in the year 1978. I wanted only to do research, fed up with course work. Bad, I got my ME admission also, finally took up ME leaving my MS. After about 32 years, I am happy, I am back in research part time external in NITTTR- Chennai. Doing research is like forming your own company, putting all your intellectual equity and looking for no-profit or profits as you may decide. We require lots of research people and research work. You should also look for PhD so that total time to get PhD is almost same or quicker. With your PhD you should come out with your own product; that would be great, you should not tire, I like the IISc campus, although I didn’t do my research there, but it started there, mind & body as instruments into my quest..

    all the best, if billion of minds think on a problem, the chances of break through are great; or if billion minds think on different problems, still the chances great.. in IISc you have greater freedom as a researcher than in IITs(I hope or think so), so also, you will be drilled more, professors don’t easily get satisfied with ordinary results( I imagine so)

    1. AMY

      Dear Sir,
      Saw your reply here and had a feeling that you may be able to help me better in my present situation.I applied for PHd in IIT and got only admission for MS.I am already having MBA and in that case should i join for MS and then try for PhD or should i wait for another chance.

    2. Ramesh Kumar

      Hello Purushothaman,

      How was your experience in NITTTR, Chennai?

      Ramesh, Chennai (9884914631)

  188. kandarp

    i want 2 do m s program in iit
    have any good industrial scope 4 m s student in iit?
    pls give me some information about m s program
    my gate score is 395

  189. pankaj

    plz provide me the ranking of IITs for MS in CS branch…..
    thank you

  190. BHARATH

    I have 1997 rank with 581 score n 98.14% in CSE background

    one more query…

    1.Do all IITS offering MS course??

    2. Can u give the rankings of IITs for MS in CS background..

  191. BHARATH

    Hi this is bharath polagani. I got 581 score in gate…

    Bhayya!! I have some queries in ur article… please answer…

    1.How would be MS by Research from IIIT H?

    2.what are the industrial opportunities for MS in IITs with cse background????

    3.I wanted to know that what are the cut off for the admission in MS by Research from IIT and is MS by Research worth from any other institute like NIT or some top T schools ?

  192. kumar john

    Thanks for posting such a good article, and provide the information about the MS by Research.

    My question is also, what r the cutoffs for MS in IITs and NITs. AND

    After completing this, whether we will get good paid salary, (as it is 3 yr and our friends at that time would have 3-5 yrs exp. who joined company after b.tech) will our salary be same as our friends having 3-5 yrs exp????

  193. Lokesh

    Hi Jahid,

    Great work!! it would be a Greater work, if u can give info on probability of ranks, that can fetch MS seat in IITs, NITs and other better institutions( just like the way a rank of below 500 has greater probability go get m.tech admsion in iit).


  194. rohit kale

    Thanks for giving valuable information. As I was not clear about M.S.programme now I cleared the doubts

  195. anand


    i would like to do M.S…….
    what are the industrial opportunities for that????

  196. Avinash Verma

    Excellent words of motivation and inspiration for persons who follow their will as i do.
    Its a great course work. I believe education is for self improvement and not for a job.Job is for living that everyone gets somehow.So find out what you want and work for that,money is no criteria.I appreciate the above discussion.


  197. Maulik Shah

    How would be MS by Research from IIIT H?

  198. Maulik Shah

    Nice artical
    I wanted to know that what are the cut off for the admission in MS by Research from IIT and is MS by Research worth from any other institute like NIT or some top T schools ?

  199. gaurav

    nice work !!!….cleared a lot of my doubts
    thanx a lot

  200. sumit

    i want 2 know about m.tech admission . my gate score is 22.5 -not qualified.

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