M.Tech/M.E.: Click here to know about the courses, duration, eligibility, specialization, top universities, career opportunities

Career Goals: After their post-graduation, students can work as Developer, Design engineer, Solution integrator, Network administrator, Database administrator, Software tester, Domain consultant, Industries officer (technical), Software engineer, System engineer etc.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About M.Tech/M.E.:

The M.Tech (Master of Technology) and M.E. (Master of Engineering) both are postgraduate engineering courses. The duration of both courses is 2 years which are divided into 4 semesters. M.Tech/M.E. are offered by various private and government institutes or colleges which follow the standard syllabus laid down by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission of India (UGC) and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

The students, who aspire to become engineers, opt for these courses. Both the courses offer various specializations like civil engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer science engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, VLSI, electronics and communication engineering etc. After completing their graduation in M.Tech/M.E. courses, students can work both in the private and government sectors.

To get into an M.Tech/M.E. degree college/institute, students need to first clear the entrance examination. The entrance examinations can be divided into three categories. They are national-level entrance exams, state-level entrance exams and university-level entrance examinations. It depends on the student in which exam he wants to appear. Some universities conduct their entrance examination while some accept national-level entrance exam scores for admission.

This program is available in regular (full-time), sponsored (full-time), part-time M.Tech, project staff (for those who are working on sponsored projects) mod

The duration of M.Tech/M.E.:       

M.Tech/ M.E. (Master of Technology/ Master of Engineering) courses are postgraduate courses. Their duration is two years. These two years are usually divided into 4 semesters. M.Tech/M.E. is a theory and practical-based course which focus on gathering knowledge about the engineering field.

The eligibility criteria for M.Tech/ M.E.:

The eligibility criteria for both programs are given below for students’ convenience. Students wishing to take admissions to M.Tech/M.E. colleges should first check the eligibility criteria as ineligible students will not get admission. The eligibility criteria may vary from college to college. The general eligibility criteria are given below.

  • The candidate should have completed his/her bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute/college/university.
  • He/she should have qualified for the entrance examination.
  • Admission is given based on the rank obtained in the entrance examination.
  • Students who have finished a five-year program and received the Master of Science degree are also eligible for M.Tech/M.E. program.

For students wanting to do M.Tech/M.E. in part-time mode:

  • He/she should have a B.Tech/B.E. degree with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • He/she should have a minimum work experience of two years from a recognized company/organization.

M.Tech/M.E. admission process:

To get into an M.Tech/M.E. college, a student needs to clear the university/state/national level entrance examination. Some of the most famous national-level and state-level entrance examinations are given below.

  • GATE: The full name of this exam is The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Mumbai).
  • TANCET: The full form of this exam is the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance exam. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Anna University for admission into the postgraduate engineering program in the participating institutes/colleges of the state.
  • TS PGECET: The full name of TS PGECET is Telangana state postgraduate engineering common entrance test. It is a state-level entrance examination conducted by Osmania University, Hyderabad on behalf of the Telangana state council of higher education (TSCHE).
  • VITMEE: The full form of this exam is VIT Master’s entrance examination. It is conducted by VIT University.
  • AP PGECET: Its full form is Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test. It is organized by the Andhra University for admission to various participating colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

M.Tech/M.E. specializations:

The list of specializations available in these courses is mentioned below. Students can choose from these specializations.

  • Civil engineering
  • Signal processing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Electronics and communication engineering
  • Computer science engineering
  • Information technology engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Embedded systems
  • Food technology
  • Design and manufacturing engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biochemical engineering and some more.

Career opportunities after M.Tech/M.E.:

After completing graduation with M.Tech/M.E., individuals can work in both the private and public sectors. After their post-graduation, students can work as below-mentioned profiles.

  • Developer
  • Design engineer
  • Solution integrator
  • Network administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Software tester
  • Domain consultant
  • Industries officer (technical)
  • Software engineer
  • System engineer
  • Team leads/ architect
  • Technology analyst   
  • CAD technician
  • Design engineer
  • Maintenance engineer

Top companies recruiting M.Tech graduates:

Here is the list of top recruiting companies.

  • Intel
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Qualcomm
  • Broadcomm
  • Adobe
  • Dell
  • Citrix
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Samsung


Top M.Tech/ME. Universities in India:

Some of the top M.Tech/M.E. colleges are given below.

  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Dhanbad
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Gandhinagar
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • Osmania University
  • Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi
  • Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, New Delhi
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth’s college of engineering, New Delhi
  • Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi

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