Important Dates

Online application website opens

03 April 2017

Last date for submission of online applications (Revised)

15 June 2017

Announcement of first merit list

23 June 2017

Registration and document verification at DAIICT campus for candidates with a confirmed offer

25 July 2017

Orientation for the new batch

26 to 28 July 2017

Commencement of academic sessions for Autumn 2017-18 semester

31 July 2017

* Tentative.

Program Overview

The program has been specially designed to meet the increasing needs of professionals who would be able to respond to the convergence between computers and communication Systems.  The program aims to provide exposure to students who wish to build a professional career in ICT, working at the cutting edge of technology, research and development. On successful completion of the program, the students will be able to acquire essential technical and practical knowledge for solving real-world problems in the ICT domain using modern technologies and tools, and will have ability to demonstrate excellent analytical, logical and problem solving skills that would bridge the digital divide between urban and rural developments. The student will also have ability to acquire social and ethical attributes that enable them in applying their skills for societal needs with effective communication both orally and in writing.
The curriculum is organized with core courses, elective courses and thesis/project work. Program Core courses are foundational and compulsory, which will build core competence for getting into ICT domain knowledge areas. Once the student acquires knowledge in foundational courses, she/he will have choice for selecting Group Core courses which are interdisciplinary in nature and will provide breadth in ICT research exploration. Subsequently, the student will have adequate choice of electives in order to dwell deeper into areas of her/his research interest. Finally, student will have option to pursue one full year (two semesters) of research work in the form of thesis or a semester long internship/project work, depending on her/his category (Thesis or Project mode) in the program..
The structure of the curriculum is broadly classified into 4 categories. The first category, referred to as Foundation (Program Core), is a set of compulsory courses required to be taken by every student in the program. The next one is domain knowledge in ICT, termed as Group Core. The third category is Electives in ICT. The fourth one is either a Thesis spread over in third and fourth semesters or a Project in fourth semester.

The detailed Program structure, Program core courses, Group core courses, Elective courses, Project and Thesis mode can be found on Institute website at

Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate with a qualifying Degree in any one of the following:
    • B.E./B.Tech. Degree in ICT or allied disciplines such as CS/IT/EE/EC/IN/ICT
    • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science / Electronics / Mathematics / Physics / Statistics.
    • M.S./M.Sc. Degree of DA-IICT.
    • M.C.A. Degree (3 year program)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying Degree should be 60% or equivalent as per the norms set by the Degree awarding Institute/University.
  • Possession of a valid GATE score in Computer Science / Information technology / Electronics & Communication / Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation / Physics / Mathematics.

The candidates appearing for the final semester/year examinations of the qualifying Degree in 2017 may also apply subject to the condition that, if admitted, they should submit a provisional Degree certificate or any other proof of completion of requirements for the award of the Degree by 30 October 2017.  
There is no age bar applicable to this programme.

Selection Procedure

Admission to MTech (ICT) is open to those who have a valid GATE score in Computer Science /Information Technology / Electronics & Communications / Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation / Physics / Mathematics only. Short listing criterion is based on candidate’s GATE score only. Admissions will solely depend on the candidates’ rank in the merit list. The merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of the valid GATE score of the candidates. Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of first merit list, to check for e-mail communications from the Institute to know about the admission status and steps they need to take to confirm the admission at DA-IICT.

Counseling and Offer

List of short-listed candidates, in order of merit based on valid GATE score in the specified disciplines will be posted on the website of Institute. The offer letter of a candidate will have confirm/provisional/wait-list status and the candidate is required to act accordingly.

Financial Assistance

Top 40 students (in order of merit based on valid GATE score) would be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 12400/- in the form of Teaching Assistants in the first semester. In subsequent semesters Teaching Assistantships would be primarily given to Thesis mode students with a good academic performance. Project mode students may also be eligible based on institute's requirement. A minimum of 40 students would be eligible for Teaching Assistantship in every semester.


Number of seats: 80.
Note: The institute can also admit a few candidates sponsored by the organization / institute in which DA-IICT has signed a MoU satisfying the admission criteria of the MTech program specified in the MoU.


Program Structure details: For program structure and course work details, visit

Faculty Profiles:


Fee Structure *

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 65,500/- (Rs.50,500/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs.15,000/- towards Caution Deposit) is to paid.

The registration fee is payable at the time of registration and hostel rent on allotment of the hostel room

Tuition fee

Rs. 50,500 per Semester 

Registration Fee

Rs. 2,500 per Semester

Caution Deposit

Rs. 15,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)

Hostel Rent

Rs.15,000 per semester.  The male PG students have to make their own arrangements for accommodation.  A good number of paying guest facilities are available in Gandhinagar which can be availed by the students.  A limited number of hostel accommodation is available for female PG  students for  which the first preference in allotment  will be to outstation students.


On actual. There are multiple food options available in the campus. (These expenses will be approximately Rs.4,000 per month)

*Subject to revision

Address for Correspondence

PG Admissions
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Near Indroda Circle
Gandhinagar - 382 007
Gujarat, India
Tel: (079) 30510574/575/576