MS-PhD Admissions - Short Listing Criteria for applications submitted from Mar 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2020

In addition to the minimum eligibility conditions given in the admission brochure, the following cut-off marks and conditions are applied for shortlisting the candidates.

Selection Criteria

M.S Program
IIT BTech Regular HTRA Ext/PT IITM Project
(>= 6 months exp. in project)
Reg. with GRE
(for NHTRA)
Category UG Marks UG Marks GATE UG Marks UG Marks UG Marks GRE
GEN 75 75 600 75 75 75 300
OBC-NCL / EWS 75 67.5 540 67.5 67.5 67.5 280
SC/ST/PD 75 60 300 60 60 60 265
Regular PhD Program
Full TimeExt/PT
CategoryWSWS
GEN7070
OBC-NCL / EWS6363
SC/ST/PD5656
WS=0.6*(UG%) + 0.4*(PG%)
Direct PhD Program
CFTINon-CFTI
CategoryUG%UG%GATE
GEN7575700
OBC-NCL / EWS7575650
SC/ST/PD7575600


Notes:

  • MS Program
    • UG Marks refers to the percentage of marks scored in the eligible degree (UG degree, PG in case of BSc-MSc or BSc-MCA applicants, M.Sc. (Mathematics)). In case of CGPA, equivalent marks is computed as 100*(x/y)-5.0 where x is the CGPA out of y, unless the candidate’s University specifies a different conversion formula.
    • For Integrated Degree programs, the overall final CGPA will be considered.
    • The candidate should have completed a:
      • B.E/B.Tech degree in Computer Science/Computer Science and Engg/Information Technology/ Electronics and Communications Engg (OR)
      • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IITs (OR)
      • B.E/B.Tech. in disciplines very closely related to Computer Science (OR)
      • BCA+MCA degrees; B.Sc (Computer Science)+M.Sc. (Computer Science)
      • Applicants with MSc (Mathematics) and valid GATE (Mathematics) score satisfying the required cut-offs are eligible for MS Non-HTRA or MS with ISEA support or MS under Project category.
      • For other related degrees, the CSE Dept. Admissions Committee will decide on a case-by-case basis.
    • All other criteria being met, 5% reduction in marks cutoff may be applied only for External/Part-time candidates with at least 10 years relevant industry experience. Candidates should submit proof of this experience at the time of test/interview.
    • Candidates with a valid GRE score and no GATE score, and meeting other eligibility requirements, will be considered only for non-HTRA (i.e., without any financial assistance) even if the candidate has applied for HTRA support.
    • For Part-Time candidates, candidates’ workplace must be within 50 Km from IIT Madras.
    • For External candidates, his/her current employer must be approved as an External research organization by the Govt of India’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), or by IIT Madras.
    • Part-time and External candidates must have a minimum of 2 years work experience in an organization, where the work done is relevant to CSE.
  • Regular PhD
    • In case of CGPA, the equivalent marks is computed as 100*(x/y) – 5.0, where x is the CGPA out of y, unless the candidate’s University specifies a different conversion formula.
    • For Integrated Degree programs, the overall final CGPA will be considered.
    • The candidate should have completed a:
      • B.E/B.Tech degree in Computer Science/Computer Science and Engg/Information Technology/ Electronics and Communications Engg (OR)
      • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IITs (OR)
      • B.E/B.Tech. in disciplines very closely related to Computer Science (OR)
      • BCA+MCA degrees; B.Sc (Computer Science)+M.Sc. (Computer Science).
      • For other related degrees, the CSE Dept. Admissions Committee will decide on a case-by-case basis.
    • The candidate should have completed an M.E./M.Tech in Computer Science/Computer Science and Engg/Information Technology or closely related field.
    • Candidates with a Master’s degree in CSE/IT from IITs will be eligible if: (i) their Master’s degree CGPA is at least 8.0 for general category, 7.5 for OBC-NCL and at least 7.0 for SC/ST/PD categories; and (ii) they have scored 70% and above or equivalent in UG degree for General (65% and 60% respectively for OBC-NCL and SC/ST/PD).
    • For Part-Time candidates, candidates’ workplace must be within 50 Km from IIT Madras.
    • For External candidates, his/her current employer must be approved as an External research organization by the Govt of India’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), or by IIT Madras.
    • Part-time and External candidates must have a minimum of 2 years work experience in an organization, where the work done is relevant to CSE.
  • Direct PhD
    • UG Marks refers to the percentage of marks scored in the eligible degree (UG degree in engineering). In case of CGPA, the marks equivalent is computed as 100*(x/y) – 5.0, where x is the CGPA out of y, unless the candidate’s University specifies a different conversion formula.
    • Eligible UG Disciplines:
      • For all Candidates: B.E/B.Tech. in Computer Science, Computer Science and Engg, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Technology.
      • For IIT Candidates: B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering, in addition to disciplines listed above.
      • Closely related disciplines may also be considered.
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