Post-graduate Programmes

MTech in Data Science and AI

Our program aims to equip students with in-depth knowledge and specialized expertise in data science and artificial intelligence, readying them for prominent positions in both industry and academia. As a participant in our program, you'll undertake rigorous coursework, research projects, and hands-on training that sharpen your skills in areas like machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics, among others.

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have qualified in GATE 2024 in the newly introduced DA (Data Science & AI paper). Other GATE disciplines are not eligible for MTech admission to the Department. Other qualifications/scholarship opportunities follow from the standard IIT Madras rules and regulations (available here):

  • (i) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Four years B.S. degree from educational institutions approved by AICTE/ Government.
  • (ii) Master’s degree in Chemistry/ Life Sciences/ Mathematics/ Physics related subjects from educational Institutions approved by
    UGC/ Government.
  • Degrees obtained through Distance Education/ Correspondence Mode for the qualifying degree specified above [(i) or (ii)]. The Departments will follow suitability test/ interview procedure for screening in such cases.
  • Candidates yet to appear or have appeared in the final examination for the qualifying degree specified above [(i) or (ii)] and whose results are likely to be declared by July 15, 2024.
  • Associate membership holders from professional bodies.
  • Foreign Nationals who have obtained qualifying degree in India/ Abroad.
  • Candidates with B.Tech. Degree from IITs with a CGPA of 8.0 and above can apply without GATE score.

Financial Assistance and Opportunities

  • Candidates who have completed 4 year degree program and admitted with Ministry of Education (MoE) assistantship (Half-Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) will get ₹12,400/- per month for 24 months.
  • Meritorious M.Tech. students are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. programme after 1 year.
  • Opportunities exist for M.Tech. students to carry out their projects in industries/ approved organizations/ foreign countries.
  • IIT Madras has special exchange fellowships like DAAD, and other overseas research opportunities.
  • Attractive fellowships from a few Govt. organizations and industries are also available for some disciplines.

Web-enabled MTech in Industrial AI

This is a web-enabled programme for industry professionals, enabled by the Centre for Outreach and Digital Education (CODE) at IIT Madras.


  • B.Tech/B.E. (4 years) in any branch with mathematics as compulsory subject in 10+2+3 system.
  • MSc: BSc (Maths/IT/Statistics/computing) + MSc (Maths/IT/Statistics/computing) with mathematics as a compulsory subject in 10+2+3 system
  • MCA:BSc (Maths/IT/statistics/computing) + MCA with mathematics as compulsory subject in 10+2+3 system
  • Screening by IITM as per IITM guidelines

Selection Criteria

Written Test and/or Interview (Interview will be based on the work experience)


₹8.5 lakhs

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