In addition to the eligibility criteria listed in admissions brochure for the MS/PhD program, the Electrical Engineering department applies the following criteria for shortlisting.

SHORT KEYWORDS FOR RESEARCH AREA
Stream Stream Name
EE1 Communications, Signal Processing and Communication Networks
EE2 Power Systems, Power Electronics and H igh Voltage
EE3 Microelectronics, MEMs and Analog and Digital VLSI
EE4 Control Systems, Measurements and Instrumentation
EE5 Photonics, Optical Communications and RF
  • UG% means the percentage marks scored in your 4 year UG programme, as reported by you, rounded up.
  • PG% means the percentage marks scored in your 2 year PG programme, as reported by you, rounded up.
  • GS means the Gate Score (out of 1000) obtained in your Gate exam.  Gate score should have been taken in 2016 or 2015.
  • If your degree reported performance in CGPA, the equivalent marks are computed according to a formula.
  • Conversion of CGPA to Percentage of Mark base point 10 CGPA  [ %mark = 55+10(CGPA-6) ]  
  • Other then base point 10 CGPA, scale to 10 and use above step.

Note: If any of these marks are incorrectly reported in your application form, IIT Madras reserves the right to cancel your application on that basis.

Norms for MS Programme

(Different streams have different criteria. These are listed below. The criteria for M.S. admissions are based on UG Marks  and GATE score.)

  • Level 1:Since we get a large number of applications, The top 150 candidates (ranked by GATE score) applying to EE1 and EE3 and the top 75 candidates (ranked by GATE score and UG Marks) applying to EE2, EE4 and EE5 will be shortlisted.
  • Level 2: Of those candidates who were not shortlisted for their 1st preference in Level 1, upto 50 additional candidates per stream will be shortlisted for that stream.

 

Registration Type Stream General OBC/PD SC/TC
Full Time HTRA/Non-HTRA EE3 (UG% >= 64) & (GS >= 690) (UG% >= 62) & (GS >= 615) (UG% >= 60) & (GS >= 526)
Full Time HTRA/Non-HTRA EE1 (UG% >= 64) & (GS >= 633) (UG% >= 62) & (GS >= 575) (UG% >= 60) & (GS >= 482)
Full Time HTRA/Non-HTRA EE2,EE4,EE5 (UG% >= 64) & (GS >= 529)

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10*(UG%-64)+(GS – 529) >= 90

(UG% >= 62) & (GS >= 472)

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10*(UG%-62)+(GS – 472) >= 90

(UG% >= 60) & (GS >= 403)

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10*(UG%-60)+(GS – 403) >= 69

External – Part Time -IIT Staff – Project EE1 to EE5
  • UG% >= 65 (General)
  • UG% >= 60 (OBC/SC/ST/PD)
  • Minimum of two years post-qualifying degree relevant work experience
  • Gate qualification is not required.
  • Note: Shortlisting of these category candidates will be on a case by case basis even if they meet the above norms, as they will be called for interview only if a faculty member expresses interest in interviewing them

Norms for PhD Programme

  • Level 1:Since we get a large number of applications, The top 150 candidates (ranked by UG and PG marks) applying to EE1 and EE3 and the top 75 candidates (ranked by UG and PG marks) applying to EE2, EE4 and EE5 will be short-listed.
  • Level 2: Of those candidates who were not shortlisted for their 1st preference in Level 1, upto 50 additional candidates per stream will be shortlisted for that stream.
Registration Type Stream General OBC/PD SC/TC
Full Time HTRA/Non-HTRA EE1 to EE5 (UG% >= 60) & (PG% >= 67)

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(UG%-60)+(PG% – 67) >= 15

(UG% >= 60) & (PG% >= 64)

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(UG%-60)+(PG% – 64) >= 15

(UG% >= 60) & (PG% >= 60)

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(UG%-60)+(PG% – 60) >= 5

External – Part Time -IIT Staff EE1 to EE5
  • UG% >= 65 & PG% >= 70 (General)
  • UG% >= 60 & PG% >= 65 (OBC/SC/ST/PD)
  • Minimum of two years post-qualifying degree relevant work experience
  • Gate qualification is not required.
  • Note: Shortlisting of these category candidates will be on a case by case basis even if they meet the above norms, as they will be called for interview only if a faculty member expresses interest in interviewing them
Note: In addition the following types of application are handled as follows:

  • University UG rank holders (ranks 1 to 10) who clear GATE/NET/JRF will be called for PhD interview

(University rank means just that. Not college rank. Further, the number of students attempting the university exam should be substantial. So this will be decided on a case by case basis.)

  • MSc is considered to be a UG degree, and BSc is not considered as a qualifying  degree. MSc students should have cleared NET or GATE to be called for interview. Such students may also be called for PhD test and interview on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants who have cleared their undergraduate degree from IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI) with high CGPA (above 8.0 for general category students, and above 7.5 for reserved category students) are eligible to apply directly for PhD. They do not have to clear GATE. They will be automatically shortlisted for PhD test and interviews.
  • Applicants from IITs with high CGPA (above 8.0 for general category students, and above 7.5 for reserved category students) are eligible to apply for MS without clearing GATE. They will be automatically shortlisted for MS test and interviews.
  • Applicants who have been (and continue to be) in an IIT Madras project for six months are eligible to apply for MS even if they do not have a gate score. All such project students must have a strong recommendation from their project supervisors. Shortlisting will be done based on external/part time rules.
  • PhD applicants with GATE score satisfying the MS cutoff who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  • Phd applicants with high GRE scores who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  • MS or Phd applicants with relevant (non-teaching) work-experience who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  • MS or PhD applicants with publications in reputed journals or conferences who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  • MS applications with GRE scores not accepted as of now.
  • PhD applications from candidates with 1 year masters cannot be accepted. The application may be considered for the MS programme instead, provided the UG and GATE scores meet MS norms.
  • Candidates with CGPA of 8 and above ( marks of 75% and above) in UG can apply for direct Ph.D program. GATE is not required if candidate is from a CFTI. Else candidate should have a GATE score meeting MHRD criteria.