Candidates who possess the minimum educational qualifications as given in Table-1 are eligible to seek admission to these postgraduate programmes. In addition, candidates of General and OBC category must have secured at least 60% marks or CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 point scale at the qualifying degree level; but for SC/ST/PD category candidates, this percentage is 55% or 5.50 CGPA on a 10 point scale. The aggregate marks awarded for the qualifying degree will be considered for eligibility.
In case of CGPA awarded on different point scale, Table-3 as approved by the Senate will be considered for eligibility. These essential eligibility requirements are applicable to all the categories of candidates, viz: regular, full-time sponsored and part-time sponsored candidates. Other conditions for these three categories are as follows:
A. Regular Candidates
(a) Admission to postgraduate programmes leading to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. as given in Table-1, will be opened to the candidates qualified in GATE on the basis of either valid Normalized GATE marks only in the disciplines as given in Table-2 or valid Normalized GATE marks in the disciplines as given in the Table-2 alongwith Interview/Written Test to be conducted at IIT Roorkee. The normalized GATE marks of different papers will be used to prepare the merit list for programmes of a department. The Normalized GATE marks will be calculated as follows:
Normalized GATE Marks in the Paper =
(Marks Out of 100 of the candidate/ Maximum Marks Awarded in that Paper in that year) X 100
Example: Assume marks scored by the candidate is 64 out of 100 in EE Paper, where maximum marks in EE paper of that year is, say, 92. Then normalized GATE marks of the candidate in EE paper will be as follows:-
Normalized Gate Marks in EE Paper of the candidate =
(64/ 92) X 100 = 69.57
There will be cutoff Normalized GATE marks for calling the candidates for Interview/Written Test and for preparing merit list for different programmes for different categories of candidates.
(b) Final year students who will be completing all the requirements of their qualifying examination before the date of registration may also apply. Such candidates will be required to submit a certificate as per the proforma given in Annexure-1 (CERTIFICATE FOR APPEARING IN THE FINAL SEMESTER/YEAR EXAMINATION) along with the application. Such candidates may be admitted provisionally but they will be required to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the required percentage or CGPA latest by September 30, 2011, failing which their admission shall be cancelled.
(c) Direct admission will be offered to IIT graduates with minimum CGPA of 8.00 on a 10 point scale without GATE upto 10% of Intake.
B. Full-Time Sponsored Candidates
(a) The candidates must have a minimum of two years of fulltime work experience (subject to provision A.[d] as for regular candidates) in responsible capacity in a Registered Firm/Company/Industry/Educational and Research Institution/ Govt./Quasi Govt./Autonomous Organisation in the relevant field in which admission is being sought. The Firm/Company/ Industry shall either be a public sector undertaking or a public limited undertaking registered in a stock exchange or a private concern whose annual turnover during the past years exceeds Rs. 5.0 crores. For the candidates employed in an educational Institution, it should be recognized by AICTE.
(b) The candidates seeking admission to programmes leading to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. including post M.Sc./M.Phil. but not qualified in GATE, may also be considered for admission to different academic programmes but their admission will be based on performance in an Interview/Written Test to be held at IIT Roorkee. Preference in admission will be given to those candidates who are GATE qualified. The candidates will be called for Interview on the basis of their results of the qualifying degree.
(c) Candidates should submit the sponsorship certificate along with the application, duly signed by the Head of the Institution/ Organisation on the proforma as per Annexure-2.
(d) A few candidates are also admitted under QIP, Early Faculty Induction Programme of AICTE and Defence Research & Development Organization Schemes, for which the admission procedure is separate. For further details, please contact Assistant Registrar (PG Admission), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, ROORKEE-247667.
The sponsored candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility conditions, along with the minimum educational qualifications given in Table-1 should apply on the prescribed Application Form.
C. Part-Time Sponsored Candidates
(a) The candidates must satisfy condition B (a) as for full-time sponsored candidates, with the additional requirement that such organisations must be located either at Roorkee or within a 20 km radius from Roorkee.
(b) The candidates seeking admission to programmes leading to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. including post M.Sc./M.Phil. but not qualified in GATE, may also be considered for admission to different academic programmes but their admission will be based on performance in an Interview/Written Test to be held at IIT Roorkee. Preference in admission will be given to those candidates who are GATE qualified. The candidates will be called for Interview/Written Test on the basis of their results of the qualifying degree. However, no self sponsored candidate will be admitted for part time study.
(c) There will not be any age restriction. However, preference will be given to those who are below 45 years of age.
(d) For admission to a postgraduate programme as a part-time student, a certificate from the Head of the Institution/Organisation as per Annexure-3 must be submitted along with the application.
(e) For part-time students, the concerned academic department will draw up the detailed academic programme on an individual basis.
(f) The part-time students will be required to attend all lectures, tutorials and practical classes for the courses prescribed for them and must satisfy the attendance requirement
(g) The part-time students will not be eligible for any scholarship, prize etc.
(h) The status of a part-time student will not be changed from part-time to a regular full-time student.
(i) Members of the Staff of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee seeking admission as part-time sponsored candidates should submit the sponsorship certificate from the Registrar and the Staff working in different projects in the Institute should submit the sponsorship certificate from the appointing authority.
D. Foreign Candidates
(a) Foreign candidates seeking admission to postgraduate courses should apply through the Govt. of India, if they wish to come through any Govt. supported programmes or under Cultural Exchange Programmes, or through Educational Consultants (India) Ltd., New Delhi. They may seek necessary help from the Indian Embassy in their country or their Embassy in India. In addition to these avenues, a provision of direct admission for Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s) and self-financing Foreign National candidates exists for Postgraduate and Ph.D. degree programmes in Engineering, Architecture, and Sciences (PG only). For details please refer to the inside back cover page of this Information Brochure.
(b) Foreign candidates are required to undergo medical examination as per medical rules of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, and have to undergo test for HIV at NICD, Delhi within one month of their admission. The admission of foreign candidates would be confirmed only after medical examination and the receipt of the test report regarding HIV.
(c) Foreign candidates will be admitted only after obtaining the clearance from the Govt. of India. Foreign candidates having student’s/provisional student’s visa only are eligible for admission.
Note: Admission to full time/part time sponsored candidates will only be offered over and above the sanctioned intake provided department concerned agrees.
For NRI and Self Financing Foreign Candidates
Non-Resident Indian (NRI) nationals residing and studying abroad and self-financing, non-sponsored foreign nationals who are interested in obtaining admission should fulfill the following criteria (besides seeking medical and Government clearances as per Section 6.4 D).
(i) Qualification equivalent to educational qualifications required for admission to PG programmes,
(ii) Certificate of good conduct and character from the Head of Institution last attended,
(iii) GRE score where applicable,
(iv) Proof of proficiency in English, and
(v) Three reference letters.