I have done B Com and completed MCA first year from IGNOU. I am interested in pursuing M. Tech (Computers) from any of the IITs or reputed Universities. Also, I would like to know whether a person who has done MCA through correspondence is eligible to pursue M. Tech. Am I eligible to take M. Tech entrance after completing MCA second year? Please provide a list of the institutes/Universities offering this M. Tech course, their selection procedure, and eligibility.
To pursue M. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering, you must qualify in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) examination. You are eligible to appear for GATE only if you have studied Mathematics as a full paper in your Bachelor degree. If you have pursued your MCA through distance education mode, you are eligible to sit for GATE if you satisfy the other criteria, i.e., having Mathematics at the Bachelor degree level. You can appear for GATE in the year in which you are about to complete your MCA requirements. Generally, you have to complete the MCA program by June of the year in which you are seeking admission to M. Tech course.
Getting into IITs will be difficult for you even if you have a high score in GATE. IIT Mumbai does not take MCA candidates unless they have B. Sc. with Physics and Mathematics. It is the same with IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, and IIT Kanpur. IIT Chennai may take you.
Some other institutes offering M. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
Anna University, Chennai 600 025
Bharatiar University, Coimbatore 641 046
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli 620024
University of Delhi, Delhi 110007
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta 700 035
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067
Kakatiya University, Warangal 506 009
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli 627 012, Tamil Nadu
Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605 014