IIIT Kottayam - M.Tech Programme for Working Professionals- Online Portal

M.Tech- An Overview

The Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam (IIIT Kottayam) introduced M Tech in (1) Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (2) Cyber Security for Working Professionals in Industry/R&D/Academics. These MTech programmes are self-paced programmes of 60 credits each that can be taken over 3 to 5 years. The number of credits earned by the candidates in these MTech programs is equivalent to the number of credits needed to be earned by the students of a full-time MTech programme.

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Program Highlights

  1. The curriculum covers areas that prepare you for most lucrative careers in the space of Data Science, Data Engineering, Advanced Analytics and Cyber Security.
  2. Proficient Faculty members with Research & Industry Experience.
  3. Benefit from Case Studies, Simulations, Virtual Labs & Remote Labs that allow learners to apply concepts to simulated and real-world situations.
  4. Encourage and prepares engineers to present journal or conference publication during the programme period.
  5. The thesis (Project Work) in the final two semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.
  6. Course break is possible for those who go for a onsite job.
  7. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals.
  8. Can be extended to integrated PhD programme.


  1. The candidate must have a minimum one year of work experience in industry after acquiring the qualifying degree and must be employed at the time of applying.
  2. The candidate must have a B.Tech /BE /AMIE degree or MCA or MSc / MS degree in CS /IT / Mathematics/ Physics/Statistics. The candidate should have scored at least 60% aggregate in the degree examination.

Important Dates

Release of online application portal : 21-12-2021
Last date for submitting online applications: 26-12-2021
Publishing eligibility list for written test and/ interview: 28-12-2021
Date of written test and /interview:01-01-2022 - 02-01-2022
Announcement of selected candidates:03-01-2022
Last date of Fee Payment:06-01-2022
Last date for online verification:07-01-2022
Commencement of classes: 08-01-2022

Admission Test Procedure

  • 1. Candidates must fill an online application.
  • 2. All eligible candidates will have to give written test and / or interview.
  • 3. Prior research exposure and/or industry experience in areas related to data science will be considered as a desirable aspect.
  • 4. The final selection of the candidate will be based on performance in the interview, and any other criteria as found deemed suitable by the admission committee.
  • 5. The department reserves the right to set any cut off criteria for shortlisting the candidates.

Fee Structure

  • 1. The fee for online application is ₹500/- (Except for Woman/SC/ST Candidate). All Women candidates and Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates are required to pay ₹250/- as Application Fee.
  • 2. Once selected, there is a registration fee of ₹10,000 per semester to keep the enrolment active.
  • 3. For the successful completion of the program, the students have to complete 32 Course credits and 28 Project credits.
  • 4. It is Rs 8500/- per credit. For example, if you are registering for two courses in a semester each of four credit, the fee will be 68000/-

Semester Credits Fees

Documents required while submitting online application

  • 1. Experience Certificate from the place of work (industry)
  • 2. Scanned copy of Qualifying degree Mark lists and Certificates.
  • 3. Soft copy of Passport Size Photograph.
  • 4. Scanned copy of Signature.
  • 5. Scanned copy of Caste certificate.

Course Mode

  • The programme features combination of face-to-face classes, live online classes and virtual labs conducted over weekends as per the decision of the Senate. The time slot in which a course would be taught would be informed to students beforehand to help them in deciding electives.

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Course Venue

  • The course will be offered as a combination of online and face to face classes in the off-campus centre at Thiruvananthapuram.


Who conducts the classes?

All classes are conducted by IIIT Kottayam faculty. Industry experts are also invited for sharing their valuable experience.

What is the Teaching Methodology?

The pedagogy is highly interactive and incorporates expansive teaching methods and approaches.

What PG Degree do we get?

On successful completion of the course the candidates will be awarded MTech Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science/Cyber Security.

Can I visit the campus and have face to face interaction with the faculty members?

Participants are welcome to visit the campus and meet the faculty members, with prior appointments.

What is the duration of the course?

Six Semesters, which should be completed within a duration of minimum three to five years.

What do minimum and maximum durations refer to?

Minimum duration is the minimum period required to get your degree. Maximum duration indicates that you have to finish your degree within that period failing which your academic programme will be terminated unless Senate approves any extension.

As a part-time student, can I get any form of assistantship?

No, you are not eligible for an assistantship from Institute sources.

What is the fee structure?

It is Rs 8500/- per credit. For example, if you are registering for two courses in a semester each of four credit, the fee will be 68000/-

I am a BTech Graduate in a non-computer science background. Can I join this course?

Yes, you can. The candidate must have a B.Tech /BE /AMIE degree or MCA or MSc / MS degree in CS /IT / Mathematics/ Physics/Statistics.

I still have questions regarding admissions/PG degree programs at IIIT Kottayam, whom shall I contact?

Please drop an email to pgacademics@iiitkottayam.ac.in / registrar@iiitkottayam.ac.in.

MTech for working Professionals- Curriculum

Reach us for further details

Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam
Valavoor, Pala, Kottayam: 686635
Ph:04822-202161 / 2135 /2100
Email: pgacademics@iiitkottayam.ac.in, registrar@iiitkottayam.ac.in
For any further technical queries, please drop an e-mail to:itsupport@iiitkottayam.ac.in or Contact 04822-202116