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Top 5 Government Institutions that Accept GATE Score for M.Tech

Chithrakala Babu

If you are planning to appear for GATE 2022, it is essential to know the higher studies and career choices a good GATE score can fetch you. This will help you plan out your preparation strategy. In addition, if you want to join a particular institution for a specific M.Tech program, you need to know the cut-off trend they follow and other criteria. You must know these details either by doing background research or from an expert counsellor.

A decent GATE score is mandatory for getting postgraduate admission in all the leading government institutions. Having a good GATE score also helps students get financial aid along with admission.

Here are the top 5 government institutions that offer M.Tech program in a variety of disciplines.

IIT Madras

Founded in 1959, IIT Madras is one of the most prestigious universities in India. It offers a variety of innovative programs in the field of engineering. Candidates with a valid score in any of these GATE exams (2019, 2020, 2021) can apply for M.Tech programs in IIT Madras. The admission process will be conducted based on the applicants’ GATE score and the choices given.

Registration: Extended to 10 May 2021

Online Application Opening

19.03.2021 (Friday)

Online Application Closing

10.05.2021 (Monday)

Admission Reporting

26.07.2021 (Monday)

Orientation Program

28.07.2021 (Wednesday)

Commencement of Classes

02.08.2021 (Monday)

List of Departments offering M.Tech programs

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Department of Applied Mechanics

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Department of Ocean Engineering

Department of Physics

Interdisciplinary MTech Programs

IIT Delhi

Undoubtedly one of the most aspired institutions in India, IIT Delhi has revolutionized academic and research fields with outstanding contributions. Moreover, being an Institution of Eminence, IIT Delhi has the autonomy to recruit international students and teachers, and also to take academic decisions. It is also known for academic and research collaborations with various institutions and government departments.

IIT Delhi selects candidates for its M.Tech programs based on their GATE rank and academic performance. Candidates with an applicable GATE score should register through the COAP and also through the IIT admission portal. The GATE cut-off for M.Tech programs will be released after the admission.

Departments offering M.Tech programs

Applied Mechanics

Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Textile and Fibre Engineering

IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay is one of the most coveted universities in the country. It offers high quality higher education, research and training facilities for students from diverse backgrounds. Once registered on the COAP portal, IIT Bombay gives direct admission to students with a valid GATE score. This year, it has a total of 928 seats for M.Tech in various engineering disciplines.

The application process for 2021 MTech admission started on 24 March 21. The first list of direct admission candidates will be released on May 13-14. Click here to see the details of the application process, eligibility criteria, cut off and admission.

Departments that offer M.Tech programs

Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Energy Systems Engineering

Environmental Science & Engineering

Geoinformatics and Natural Resources Engineering

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science

Materials, Manufacturing and Modelling

Systems and Control Engineering

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur is one of the prominent technical and research institutions in India. Right from its foundation in 1959, IIT Kanpur always holds an irrefutable place in different national and international rankings for its academic contributions.

Candidates who want to apply for M.Tech programs in this IIT need to register through COAP.  The COAP registration number is required for your IIT Kanpur application process. Every year, the GATE cut off for M.Tech admission will be published closure of the admission process. This year’s registration is closed.

Department that offer M.Tech programs

Aerospace Engineering

Biological Sciences & Bio-engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Earth Sciences

Industrial and Management Engineering

Photonics Science and Engineering

Sustainable Energy Engineering

IIT Kharagpur

Founded in 1951, IIT Kharagpur is one of the pioneering IITs in India. It was was with the objective of training scientists and engineers. Today, more than 11,000 students pursue different courses here. IIT Kharagpur has many national and international awards and recognitions for its academic and research excellence.

Just like any other IITs, IIT Kharagpur is a coveted institution for GATE candidates. Once the GATE results are out, they publish the official notification for admission. Students can see all the necessary details such as GATE cutoff, eligibility criteria, important date, application process etc. on the IIT website.

Click here to see the official brochure for GATE candidates.

Departments that offer M.Tech programs

Aerospace Engineering

Agricultural and Food Engineering


Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics & Electrical Communication Communication Engineering

Industrial & System Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture


Center for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere & Land Sciences

Cryogenic Engineering Center

Material Science

Quality & Reliability Engineering

Rubber Technology Center

School of Telecommunication

Infrastructure & Design Management

Energy Science & Engineering

Medical Science & Technology

Water Resources

This is just a small list of India's top institutions you can pursue your higher studies after GATE. There are a more IITs, NITs, IIITs and various government and private institutions to explore. Stay tuned to get more such information. Having a good GATE score is highly beneficial, especially during these times of high competition. So, if you are considering GATE 2022, you must start your preparation right away.
Best of luck!