This is an engineering degree, which can be either a professional degree or an academic degree. Initially, this program was started in India by a few reputed institutions with an aim to gift some research engineers to the nation, who will be able to serve the country as technologists in the different industries and research institutes.
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics Design and Technology
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering
Current Scenario of M.Tech in India
In India, A.I.C.T.E. is the authoritative body for technical education. As per their norms, this post graduate educational program is, generally, done in a period of 2 years. Some of the Indian universities even conduct M. Tech programs that are featured with 3 years' duration. Besides these, some of the institutes offer 3 years' weekend M. Tech courses as well. In spite of being an engineering degree, such a post graduation is done in the technical field.
Students who have the degree of the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) or the Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.) that is a 4 year program are eligible to enroll themselves for M. Tech in any of the engineering colleges of the country so as to study further. Students who have done Master of Science, which is a 5 year program in Applied Sciences or any branch of science, are eligible as well. In the Indian Republic, this program is, normally, structured as a research based degree. It ranks below the Doctorate degree of Ph. D though.
Entrance Exams for M.Tech
A number of entrance examinations are conducted in the country for the admission of engineering students in the different M. Tech programs. The most important and famous among them is the G.A.T.E. or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Students aspiring to pursue M. Tech from the Indian Institutes of Technology or the I.I.T.s need to score high in this examination.
Apart from this, following are some of the other major M. Tech entrance examinations in India:
All India Engineering Entrance Examination
B.E.E.E. or Bharath University Engineering Entrance Exam
B.I.T. or Mesra, Ranchi
B.I.T.S.A.T. or Birla Institute of Science and Technology
B.S.A.U.E.E.E. or B.S. Abdur Rahman University Engineering Entrance Examination
D.A.IICT Entrance Examination
Entrance Examination of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Entrance Examination of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
Entrance Examination of Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka
Entrance Examination of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology in Allahabad
Entrance Examination of N.E.R.I.S.T. or North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
Engineering Entrance Examination of Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women in Coimbatore