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How to Pursue a Part Time M.Tech Program in 2023?

How to Pursue a Part Time M.Tech Program in 2023?
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    Part time M.Tech programme is offered by many reputed institutes in India. Noteworthy State and Private institutes are- Indian Institutes of Technologies(IITs Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Gandhinagar), National Institute of Technologies(NIT Rourkela), Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU), and reputed private Universities and Colleges viz. Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, and others.

    The reputed private Universities, offering part time M.Tech programmes, enjoy recognition from the University Grants Commission(UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) under the Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP).

    Educational programmes under Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP), focus on the upgradation of the professional skills of working professionals to enable them to embark on their seamless journey to reach the higher echelons in the Business and the Corporate world.

    The pedagogy of the Work Integrated Learning Programme lays thrust on interaction with the local industries and mentors. Part time M.Tech for working professionals is one such professional course that is being offered by Indian Universities under the Work Integrated Learning Programme(WILP).

    Part time M.Tech courses have a unique feature that allows working professionals to enhance their technical knowledge without inviting any career break, rather it brings value addition to their Curriculum vitae(CV) significantly. The offering of the Part time M.Tech for working professionals, programme by certain Universities is duly recognized by the University Grants Commission.

    As the part time, M.Tech courses are specifically designed for working professionals; these don’t prescribe any minimum or maximum age limit.

    Further, for pursuing the Part time M.Tech programs, certain Institutes don't require aspiring working professionals to clear the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering which primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of undergraduate subjects in engineering and sciences.

    Aspiring students have the flexibility to do a Part time M.Tech program while doing a job in the part-time or evening or weekend mode.

    Part time M.Tech syllabus involves an advanced, exhaustive, and elaborate study of the specialised industry-oriented technical subjects which have wide applications across the globe. The Universities and Colleges in India, take into account emerging technologies while structuring and designing the course content of the syllabi, in collaboration with experienced academia and industry experts.

    ​​1. IIT-Delhi Part Time M.Tech Program

    The IIT Delhi offers the Part time M.Tech for working professionals, scheduling the classes for the core courses in the morning slots. The students need to select Elective Courses on the basis of their convenience and interest.

    The normal duration of the part time M.Tech course is 6 semesters instead of the 4 prescribed for regular M.Tech programmes.

    IIT, Delhi also prescribes that the aspiring students of the Part time M.Tech program must be residents and working within 50 km of IIT Delhi.

    The students who intend to pursue the part time M.Tech courses should get a ‘No Objection Certificate’(NOC) from their employers at the time of joining, in the format prescribed by IIT and the IIT also desires the employer’s consent in writing for students appearing for the interview. After preliminary screening of the aspiring students' applications, the students will be called for a test and interview.

    The written test taken by IIT Delhi is technical and objective. Students’ basic knowledge of programming, data structures, discrete mathematics and logic, programming languages and compilation, theory, algorithms design and analysis, operating systems and other systems software, networks, architecture, etc. is tested.

    The students of Part time M.Tech programs can do their project at their workplace or at home but should archive and be able to demonstrate and document their work on the machines installed in the Department. Part time M.Tech syllabus is so structured as to bestow advanced knowledge to the students about the specific domain which can prove to be a sound pedestal for future research.

    Part time M.Tech courses neither allow the students to avail hostel accommodation nor the assistantship from IIT Delhi’s resources.

    Eligibility Criteria to Pursue Part time M.Tech Program

    The students aspiring for pursuing the Part time M.Tech programs need to possess a degree of B.E/B. Tech or equivalent in Electronics/Electrical/Telecommunication/Computers/Information Technology/Instrumentation engineering from a recognized university with at least 55% of marks. (50% marks for SC/ST)

    Disciplines Offered by IIT Delhi in Part Time M.Tech Program

    • M.Tech in Engineering Mechanics
    • M.Tech in Biomolecular and Bioprocess Engineering
    • M.Tech in Chemical Engineering
    • M.Tech in Molecular Engineering- Chemical Synthesis & Analysis
    • M.Tech in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • M.Tech in Rock Engineering and Underground Structure
    • M.Tech in Structure Engineering
    • M.Tech in Water Resources Engineering
    • M.Tech in Construction Engineering and Management
    • M.Tech in Environmental Engineering and Management
    • M.Tech in Transportation Engineering
    • M.Tech-CSE
    • M.Tech- Communications Engineering
    • M.Tech- Computer Technology
    • M.Tech- Control and Automation
    • M.Tech- Integrated Electronics and Circuits
    • M.Tech -Power Electronics
    • Electrical Machines and Drives
    • M.Tech in Power Systems, etc

    M.Tech Part Time Fees for IIT Delhi

    M.Tech part time fees (per-semester tuition fees) at IIT Delhi is Rs. 1,00,000.

    2. IIT Gandhinagar Part Time M.Tech Program

    IIT Gandhinagar offers a Part-time M.Tech programme allowing working professionals to work and study in 8 disciplines: -Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Engineering.

    The programme is of three years duration.

    Eligibility Criteria for Part Time M.Tech Program from IIT Gandhinagar

    Minimum of 55% marks /5.5 (on a 10-point scale) in B.E. /B.Tech. /M.Sc. or equivalent in appropriate branches (50% marks for SC /ST).

    Candidates who have a valid GATE score (at the time of the interview or written test) are eligible to apply for M.Tech

    B.Tech. graduates from the IITs with CGPA/CPI of 8.0 or above (on a scale of 10) would be eligible for admission without having to appear in GATE.

    The eligibility criteria mentioned above are minimum and the disciplines may use higher cut-off levels for selection.

    M.Tech Part Time Fees for IIT Gandhinagar

    The total fee of the programme is Rs. 4 Lakhs.

    3. IIT Kanpur Part Time M.Tech Program

    These students will have to furnish an undertaking endorsed by their employers that they will be attending all classes.

    Guidelines for Admission to Part Time M.Tech Program

    The students must be employed with a reputed firm or organisation with 2 years of working experience in the field to which the student is seeking admission.

    GATE requirement may be dispensed with for such candidates. This is also applicable to the part-time candidates seeking admission to the MS (Research) program, who are working at IIT Kanpur (project/regular) with an appointment and support for at least one year from the date of admission.

    However, the part-time candidates seeking admission to the M.Tech/M.Des./MS (Research) program, who have not qualified for GATE, will be called for an interview and may in addition be asked to take a written test.

    For a working professional of IIT Kanpur (project or regular) with a valid GATE score at the time of seeking admission for part-time M.Tech/M.Des./MS (Research) program, the requirement of two years of service may be waived.

    M.Tech Disciplines Offered by IIT Kanpur

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Bio-Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Earth Sciences
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Sustainable Energy Engineering
    • Industrial and Management Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Biological Sciences
    • Materials Science Program
    • M.E.
    • Nuclear E and T
    • Photonics Sc. and Eng

    M.Tech Part Time Fees for IIT Kanpur

    Total fees is about Rs. 1.19 lakhs

    4. BITS Pilani Part Time M.Tech Program

    BITS Pilani is one of the leading private institutes of repute offering part time M.Tech program recognized by the University Grants Commission under its Work Integrated Learning Process(WILP) for working professionals enabling them an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills through virtual labs and experiential learning.

    The Part time M.Tech program comprises four Semesters. The online classes are held on weekends. BITS Pilani offers contemporary computation tools such as PTC Creo, ANSYS, MATLAB, Automation Direct, DFMA (Boothroyd), etc. to help students acquire core competence. During the journey of the part time M.Tech programme the students perform experiments through a Remote laboratory for a select set of courses.

    The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester helps students to apply concepts and techniques learned during the programme.

    Eligibility Prescribed for the Part Time M.Tech Programme

    Working professionals holding an Integrated First Degree of BITS or its equivalent such as B.E./M.Sc. and relevant exposure to systems disciplines, with at least 60% aggregate marks and a minimum one-year work experience after the completion of the degree in IT services and products industry, are eligible to apply.

    Minimum one-year programming experience in C, Java, or an equivalent language in backend systems OR a degree-level course in C/Java Programming. Experience in Relational Database Management Systems with an understanding of SQL queries, and, data schema, and writing programs that access databases.

    BITS Pilani strongly prefers that professionals have taken the following basic courses:

    • Computer Organisation and Operating Systems
    • Computer Networks
    • Data Structures
    • Algorithms

    BITS Pilani M.Tech Part Time Fees

    M.Tech part time fees at BITS Pilani is Rs. 63,500 per Semester. Option to submit a fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest and 0 down payment is also offered.

    5. NIT Rourkela M.Tech Part Time Programme

    NIT Rourkela offers various part time M.Tech programmes for working professionals. These programmes are designed to help them to pursue higher study while continuing in their Job/Profession in order to help them to accelerate their career.

    Part- Time M.Tech

    Minimum Duration- 3 years

    M.Tech Disciplines Offered by NIT Rourkela

    • Chemical
    • Computer Science
    • Civil
    • Electrical
    • Electronics
    • Mechanical
    • Metallurgy
    • Safety

    NIT Rourkela M.Tech Part Time Fees

    Total Course fee: Rs.5,75,500

    6. Sikkim Alpine University Part time M.Tech Programme

    Established in 2021, Sikkim Alpine University, a State Private University established by the State Legislature of the Government of Sikkim by Act 4 of 2006 & also amended with Act 14 of 2021. Its campus is located at Kamrang, Namchi in South Sikkim. Part-time M.Tech for working professionals is offered by Sikkim Alpine University.

    The duration of the programme is 2.5 years (4+1 semesters). The disciplines offered are Structural Engineering, Highway Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, VLSI, Power System, Power Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Environmental Engineering.

    Sikkim Alpine University M.Tech Part Time Fees

    Course Fee / Semester- ₹ 28,000

    Registration Fee (One Time)- ₹ 1000

    Exam Fee / Semester- ₹ 1000

    Fee- ₹ 2000

    Eligibility for Part Time M.Tech Programme of Sikkim Alpine University

    Passed Degree in relevant discipline/ field/Programme. Minimum of Two years of Full-Time job experience in a registered firm or Company or Government, Autonomous Organization in the relevant field in which admission is sought.

    7. Shri Venkateshwara University Part Time M.Tech Programme

    Shri Venkateshwara University, Gajraula is a reputed university in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It has the approval of the AICTE and UGC. It works on the norms of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE.) The institution has also been granted UGC approval and under WILP the University offers quality programs.

    Shri Venkateshwara University through the part time M.Tech programme offers core learning to the working professionals in 5 specialisations through Work Integrated Learning Process(WILP) viz.-Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

    The part time M.Tech programme comprises a total of 5 semesters and the students are required to complete all of them in 2.5 years (students need to cover all the semesters (4+1)). In the first, second, and third semesters, the students will learn the core topics and subjects, while in 4th and 5th, they have to undergo projects and assignments along with company visits.

    Shri Venkateshwara University M.Tech Part Time Fees

    Course fee per semester- INR 36,000

    Exam fee per semester- INR 1200

    One-time registration fee- INR 2000

    VIVA and project work fee (Applicable for the final semester only)- INR 5000 Duration of the Course

    Eligibility Criteria for Part Time M.Tech Program at SVU

    Has a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized board or institution. Must have at least two years of job experience in a reputed company/organization in the same specialisation or subject in which he/she is taking admission to MTech. No Age Bar for the MTech through WILP.

    After the programme, the working professionals can seek employment in reputed firms as Technical directors, Software analysts, Sr. Mechanical engineers, Communication engineers, Electronics engineers, etc.

    8. Mangalayatan University Part Time M.Tech Programme

    Mangalayatan University, founded in 2006 and located in Delhi-NCR, India, offers Part-time M.Tech for working professionals. Mangalayatan University enjoys UGC or AICTE approval through WILP mode. It is reiterated that the Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP) is a special initiative by the Indian government, education boards, and institutions that includes part-time post-graduate level courses.

    Mangalayatan University Eligibility for Part Time M.Tech Programme

    Aspiring students must score a minimum of 45% in their B.Tech programme. program and should have a work experience of 2 years in the relevant industry.

    M.Tech Disciplines Offered by Mangalayatan University

    Mangalayatan University offers UGC-approved part time M.Tech programmes for aspiring engineers in the following disciplines:

    • Electrical Engineering (with specialization in electrical machines and drives)
    • Electronics Engineering (with specialization in Communications system and VLSI design)
    • Computer Science Engineering (with specialization in AI & machine learning, cyber security, cloud computing, and data science)
    • Civil Engineering (with specialization in concrete technology, environmental engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering)
    • Mechanical Engineering (with specialization in Industrial engineering, thermal engineering, and machine design & Prod)

    Mangalayatan University M.Tech Part Time Fees

    Part time M.Tech Programme’s duration is 2 years comprising 4 Semesters and the fee structure is Rs. 36,000/ Semester.

    9. IGNOU Part Time M.Tech Programme

    Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was formed in 1985. The University is globally recognized by the UGC-DEB and NAAC with an A grade.

    IGNOU M.Tech Part Time Fees

    The fee structure for various disciplines offered by IGNOU for part time M.Tech programmes is detailed below:

    • M.Tech in Embedded System Design and Information Systems Security- INR 56,000
      M.Tech in Advanced IT with specialization in Microelectronics & VLSI Design - INR 2,40,460
    • M.Tech in Advanced IT with specialization in Intelligent Transportation Systems- INR 3,00,000
    • M.Tech in Advanced Information Technology with specialization in Satellite Communication & Space Systems- INR 2,40,460
    • M.Tech in Advanced IT with specialization in Automotive Engineering & E- Manufacturing- INR 2,40,460


    Eligibility Criteria IGNOU

    The aspiring students must have a Graduate B.Tech or M.Sc. degree in the relevant field. IGNOU offers a part time M.Tech programme in collaboration with JSS, Bangalore.

    Course Duration

    IGNOU entitles working professionals to continue their higher studies and continue working. That’s why the duration of MTech, which normally is a 2-year course, IGNOU allows one extra year to complete the course.

    IGNOU M.Tech Syllabus

    M.Tech is a 2-year programme. IGNOU provides M.Tech in distance mode with the association of the JSS institute. Students who have obtained their bachelor's degree in technology can apply for admission to IGNOU's distance M.Tech program. IGNOU has received approvals from the UGC-DEB, AICTE, and NCTE, as well as NAAC accreditation with an A++ grade.

    Subjects/Specializations of IGNOU Part Time M.Tech Programme

    IGNOU offers distance M.Tech in the semester mode rather than the yearly mode. There are a total of four semesters of six months each. The subjects of IGNOU M.Tech are mentioned below:

    • Semester- 1

    Computer Networks, Advances in OS, Advanced Database Management System, Computer System Performance Analysis, Fundamentals of Computer and Introduction to C programming, Elective 1

    • Semester- 2

    Formal Models in Computer Science, Advanced Algorithms, Advanced Computer Architecture, Cloud Computing, Elective 2, Project Phase-I (6-week duration)

    • Semester- 3

    Information Security, Elective 3, Elective 4, Project Phase II, Evaluation of Project Phase 1.

    • Semester- 3

    Embedded Systems, Evaluation of Project Work. Viva-Voce, Optical Networks, Advances in DIP, Computer graphics and visualization

    ​Conclusion of Part time M.Tech Programme

    Part time M.Tech programme is an apt course for working professionals as it affords them the opportunity to work as usual and simultaneously upgrade their knowledge and technical skills through a robust Work Integrated Learning Process(WILP).

    Experiential learning provides the students a hands-on Lab exposure that gives a boost to their morale and confidence. The Project work and assignments during the programmes instill tremendous confidence in the students which enables them to write their own success stories.

    Part time M.Tech syllabus covers the advanced algorithms and architecture which altogether removes any cobwebs, if any, from the minds of the students.

    Distance Pathshala’s experts and experienced team of Education Counsellors and Managers, tirelessly toil to enable aspiring students to find the best part-time M.Tech Colleges in India to earn prized degrees from the Institutes of repute.

    With the noble intention of facilitating students to upgrade their professional and technological skills, the Distance Pathshala team carries out analytical research about the Online and Distance educational programmes to enable students and working professionals to earn seamlessly while learning.

    FAQs of Part time M.Tech Programme


    Yes, many IITs, NITs, BITS Pilani, IGNOU and other leading Private Universities offer part time M.Tech programmes for the working professionals.

    Many IITs offer part time M.Tech programmes with multiple specialisations.

    Many top ranking IITs and NITs offer part time M.Tech programmes. IIT Delhi & IIT, Roorkee IIT Kanpur, IIT Gandhinagar also offer the programme for the sake of working professionals.

    Yes, in fact, the part time M.Tech programmes are meant for the working professionals.
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