Introduction of IIT/IISc
The Indian Institutes of Technology are institutions of national
importance established through an Act of Parliament. These Institutes play a
leading role in technological manpower development and have research
programmes comparable to the best in the world. The admissions to the
Undergraduate Programmes for all Indian and Foreign nationals at these
institutions are made through the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE).
Institute of Technology,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is one of the oldest institutions devoted
to education in various engineering disciplines. Indian School of Mines,
Dhanbad, a deemed university, is the oldest institution of its kind in India.
The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions are also
made through JEE.
All these institutions are known for
providing quality education in science and technology and for research in
frontier areas. The environment at these institutions is highly conducive for
Building a solid foundation of knowledge
Development of personality, confidence building, self-discipline and pursuit
Enhancement of creativity, motivation and drive.
All of the above help to prepare the students admitted to these
institutions for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of
these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia in
India and abroad. Each
Institute has well-equipped, modern, laboratories, state-of-the-art computer
network and well stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct
personal contact between the teacher and the students and the use of
traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant
and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals
and aspirations leading to an exciting and unique academic experience.
Credit-based academic programmes offer
flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of
performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction
is English. These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelorís degree in
a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines. M.Sc.
Integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. Integrated courses
in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutes. In
addition, some IITs offer Dual Degree M.Tech. programmes wherein both B.Tech.
and M.Tech. degrees are awarded at the end of the programme.
GATE and JEE
for Entrance to Master and Bachelor courses in Engineering and Technology.
►GATE : The
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is an all-India examination
administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE
Committee comprising Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian
Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board-GATE,
Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development(MHRD),
Government of India. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes
1 - Indian
Institute of Science Bangalore
Zone 2 -
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Zone 3 -
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Zone 4 -
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Zone 5 -
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Zone 6 -
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Zone 7 -
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Zone 8 -
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Admission to Postgraduate Programmes, with MHRD and some other
government scholarship/ assistantship, in
Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy/Science at engineering colleges
-Institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. Some
engineering colleges -Institutes specify GATE as mandatory qualification even
for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes.
Candidates are required to find out the procedure for selection and award of
scholarship/assistantship from the institution to which they wish to seek
admission. Gate qualified candidates in Engineering/Technology disciplines are
also eligible for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR
Laboratories. Some Government Organisations prescribe GATE qualification as a
requirement for applying to the Post of Scientists.
Objectives of GATE:
at the National level, meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to
Postgraduate Programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science and
as a mandatory qualification for the MHRD scholarship/Assistantship.
benchmark of normalization of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the
Candidates will be required to appear in a
single paper of three hours duration. The question papers will be in English
only. Before applying for GATE, candidates must assure themselves that they
have chosen the right paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek
admission to the specific programme they are interested in. The criteria for
postgraduate admission with Scholarship/Assistantship are different in various
Institutes. GATE Offices are not in a position to provide any information in
this regard. Some information regarding postgraduate programmes in various
Institutes is given under
PG admission. For more details, the
candidates are required to contact the Institutes/Universities to which they
are interested in seeking admission.
The candidates with
following academic background are eligible to appear in GATE :
degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy(4 years after
10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
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
in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree
programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher
year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree
programme in Engineering/Technology.
with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional
societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE(e.g. AMIE) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.
Those who have completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses
are also eligible.
Admission to Graduate programmes/Dual Degree, and5 Yr Integrated MSc.
programmes in Engineering/Technology in the IITs/IIsc(Indian Institute of
Technology/Science) are open for candidates who qualify in JEE(Joint Entrance
Institutes offers a 5 year Dual Degree programme(DD) in all
Engineering departments. This programme is the Bachelor and Master degree
combined together. That means that upon successful completion of the necessary
academic requirements, a student is awarded two degrees: B.Tech. degree of the
parent department. M.Tech. degree of the Specialization within the parent
Departments offering B.Tech/Dual Degree:
Science & Engineering Department
Engineering & Materials Science
Eligibility & Question Papers:
Candidates who have passed H.S.C.(12th) with Maths/Physics/Chemistry
are Eligible to apply for JEE. There will be two question papers of three
hours duration, each consisting of separate sections in Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type, which are to
be answered on a specially designed machine-gradable sheet using HB pencils
only. Incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.
Language of Question Papers:
Candidates can opt for Question Papers either in English or in Hindi. The
option should be exercised while filling the application form. The option
cannot be changed at any later stage. Use of calculators and log tables is not
permitted in JEE.