IIT Delhi, also known as Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi is a college that imparts training, development and research programs in the fields of science, engineering and technology. IIT Delhi offers 700 courses of study to aspiring students in India and abroad. Among these courses, which are divided into 13 departments, the M.Tech study program is very popular and is opted by a large number of engineering and science graduates every academic year.
Streams / Branches - The M.Tech study program is a 2 years postgraduate course that includes various disciplines such as science, computer engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, applied mechanics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, textile and physics technology and applied research in electronics. A few other non-conventional courses branches of the M.Tech program in IIT Delhi are VLSI design, tool & technology, instrument technology, optical communication & opto electronics, energy studies, instrument technology, telecommunication technology and management and polymer science and technology.
Who can opt for this course – A candidate who has successfully completed his graduation in engineering (BE / B.Tech degree holders) can pursue this postgraduate course of study. An applicant should have scored at least 60 percent in his graduation examination. The GATE and the CGPA scores of the applicant are also taken into consideration. These should be at least 300 and 6.75 points respectively.
When to start the preparation - Preparations for M.Tech start while a student is attending the graduation classes in engineering. Admission procedure for M.Tech starts after the end of graduation in engineering.
Type of Exams for Eligibility - GATE and CGPA are the two examinations that a student applying to the M.Tech course in IIT Delhi has to pass. In addition, admission test is conducted for students who have scored less than 60 percent in their graduation engineering examinations.
Different Schools / Centers Within IIT Delhi - There are different schools or interdisciplinary centers within the IIT Delhi campus. Students attend the schools according to their field of study. Some such centers are:
- Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS)
- Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE)
- Centre for Energy Studies (CES)
- Educational Technology Services Centre (ETSC)
- Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME)
- National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering (NRCVEE)
- Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC)
- Computer Services Centre (CSC)
- Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE)
- Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT)
- Instrument Design Development Centre (IDDC)
How to prepare - A thorough knowledge of the engineering graduation syllabus is necessary to seek admission to the M.Tech course. These days, coaching centers, private tutors, the internet and recorded DVDs serve as effective tools for learning the course material of entrance tests such as GATE and CGPA.
What are the prospects / future - A pass out from IIT Delhi receives employment in the topmost engineering firms of not only India but worldwide. There are placement cells in the institute that ensure that the best employment opportunities are provided to the students. Generally, a student of the M.Tech department of IIT Delhi will move abroad after employment or choose to continue further research in his field of study in India or outside.