Non-CS to CS transition via GATE CS/IT

'High Risk - High Reward' game 

  • Generally, students from ECE stream who have appeared for GATE CS/IT are eligible in almost all the colleges of India for masters in CSE or related streams.
  • Earlier, very less institutes used to allow Non-CSE and Non-ECE students with valid GATE CS/IT score to pursue masters in CSE. Right now, a lot of institutes allow students from streams like Mechanical, Civil, Biotechnology, etc. who have cracked GATE CS to pursue masters in CSE.
  • Generally, Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Science (DS) related courses allow all branch students who have appeared for GATE CS.

Bachelors in Non-CS stream to Masters in CSE

Eligible in following IITs as per the Eligibility Criteria in IITs:

 MTech CSE at IIT Bombay

 MTech CSE at IIT Delhi

 MTech CSE at IIT Madras

 MTech CSE at IIT Kanpur

 MTech Data Science at IIT Guwahati

 MTech CSE at IIT Hyderabad

 MTech AI and MTech CDS at IIT Jodhpur

 MTech CSE at IIT Gandhinagar

 MTech CSE at IIT Bhilai

Eligible in following NITs as per the Eligibility Criteria in NITs:

 MTech Data Analytics at NIT Trichy (NIT Tiruchirappalli)

 MTech CDS at NIT Karnataka (NIT Surathkal)

 MTech CSE at NIT Allahabad

 MTech CSE at NIT Bhopal

 MTech CSE at NIT Hamirpur

Eligible in following IIITs as per the Eligibility Criteria in IIITs:

 MTech CSE & MS CSE at IIIT Hyderabad via PGEE 

 MTech CSE at IIIT Delhi

 MS (Research) in Data Science at IIIT Bangalore

 MTech IT, MTech Software Engineering & MTech ML at IIIT Allahabad

Other Institutes which allow Non-CS students to do Masters after GATE CS: 

 MTech CSA and MTech CDS at IISc Bangalore

 MTech CSE at ISI Kolkata via ISI Admission Test

 MTech CSE at ISI Chennai via ISI Admission Test

 MTech CSE at CMI via CMI Entrance Examination 

 MTech AI at University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad Central University)

 MTech CSE at Thapar University

 MTech CSE at VIT Vellore

Comments:

  • COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal) is  used for admission in IITs.
  • CCMT (Centralized Counselling for MTech) is used for admission in NITs and some IIITs.
  • After registering for CCMT, you will get the list of all the colleges in which you are eligible as per the eligibility criteria. 
  • Eligibility criteria may vary from year to year. 
  • Earlier, IIT Patna used to allow Non-CSE and Non-ECE students also for MTech CSE in case if the student has appeared for GATE CS/IT but now, IIT Patna do not allow such students for masters pursuing masters in CSE.
  • Earlier, IIIT Bangalore used to allow Non-CSE and Non-ECE students also for MTech CSE in case if the student has appeared for GATE CS/IT but now, IIIT Bangalore allow such students for MS (Research) Data Science course only, not for MTech CSE.
  • In case of low GATE CS score, you still have the chance of pursuing MTech AI at University of Hyderabad or MTech CSE at Thapar University or VIT Vellore.
  • If you really want a great college even after getting a low GATE CS score, you will have to appear for PGEE (Post Graduate Entrance Examination) which is conducted by IIIT Hyderabad for admission in masters courses at IIIT Hyderabad. Some folks say, "IIIT Hyderabad has the best coding culture among all the institutes in India. Coding is in the air of IIIT Hyderabad." Also, IIIT Hyderabad's average package is almost similar to that of IIT Bombay. 
  • Admission criteria in IIIT Delhi is somewhat different. IIIT Delhi has GATE as well as non-GATE seats. For GATE seats, IIIT Delhi gives 50% weightage to bachelors percentage (CGPA is converted to percentage as per the rules of respective university) and 50% weightage to GATE score. IIIT Delhi does not have any kind of reservation. Everyone is treated as general category student. So, admission is only on the basis of merit. 
  • If you are from Non-CSE and Non-ECE stream and appeared for GATE CS, then you are not eligible to apply for ISRO Scientist Examination, BARC OCES / DGFS Examination, and other PSU exams. Generally, students prefer doing masters in premium institutes of India after cracking GATE CS instead of doing jobs immediately because of the amazing research and placement opportunities while pursuing masters. 

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If you think some updation is needed to be done on this page, do let us know. Our team will keep on updating this page as we find more courses and more institutes which make non-CSE and non-ECE students eligible for masters in CSE or related streams like Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, etc.

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