Important Dates

Online application website opens

18 February 2018

Last date for submission of online applications (Revised)

21 May 2018

Announcement of list of candidates called for Interview

24 May 2018

Interview for candidates called for the same

4-5 June 2018

Announcement of first merit list for Admissions

8 June 2018

Commencement of academic session

25 July 2018


Program Overview

M.Tech. (ICT) is a full-time two-year (four semesters) program. 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 students 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.

Program Structure

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 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 here.


Number of seats: 80

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


Educational qualifications

  • 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/EE/EC/IN/IT
    • 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 CS / EC / EE / IN / MA / PH.

Candidates appearing in their final degree examination and expecting to complete it by July 2018 may also apply. However, their final admission will be subject to the condition that they obtain an aggregate of 60% marks, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting Institute/University.  All admitted candidates have to submit their degree certificates or proof of completion of degree, before 30 October 2018 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

Fees Structure *

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 76,000/- (Rs.61,000/- 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. 61,000 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 (subject to revision).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 rooms on twin sharing basis are likely to be available at NICM campus (distance 1.5 km, from DA-IICT) which the students are required to reserve in advance on admission. All outstation (other than Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and nearby places) female students will be accommodated on the campus.


On actuals. There are multiple food options available in the campus (The expense will be approximately Rs. 4,000 per month)

*Subject to revision


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.

Application Procedure and Selection process

  • Submit online application form by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One thousand two hundred only).

Click here to apply online

  • The Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order for her/his application to be considered for admission.  The valid GATE score should be in CS / EC / EE / IN / MA / PH only.
  • Short listing criteria and selection: 

    Depending on the availability of seats,

    • Selection of candidates with GATE score greater than 425 would be based solely on their GATE score.
    • Selection of candidates with GATE score less than 425 would be based on shortlisting on the basis of GATE score and final selection on the basis of interview. The short-listed candidates will be called for interview at DA-IICT Campus at Gandhinagar.
  • The applicants selected based on the above criteria will be offered admissions.
  • The candidates who have accepted admission offers are notified to appear for registration, followed by document verification, payment of fees and on confirmation of admission, the orientation program.

Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of first merit list for direct admissions, to check for e-mail communications from to know about the admission status and steps they need to take to continue with the admission process.


For inquiries

Phone: (79) 30510574/5/6