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M.Tech Computational and Data Science IISC Placement, Cut Off, Admission and More

M.Tech Computational and Data Science IISC Details
Course offered M.Tech Computational and Data Science
Stream Data Science & Analytics
Duration 2 Years
Fee of course (INR) 29,200
Accreditation No
Entrance exam GATE score
Work ex required No
Eligibility B.E/B. Tech, M.Sc. MCA or any other four-year BSc degree in the engineering/ science field
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Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore is a public institution situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was established in 1909 by Maharaja of Mysore and J.R.D Tata. It is one of the oldest institutions in India.

In 2018, the Government of India recognized IISC as an Institution of Eminence. It offers many technology-related courses including M Tech Computational and Data Science.

The 2-year course is tailor-made to ensure that the students understand emerging issues in the field of data analytics and computational science.

Course Description

It is a two-year full-time program. All students must undertake the core courses including data analysis, numerical linear algebra, big data platforms, cloud computing, visualization, modeling & simulation, visualization, optimization, and numerical methods. All students are required to cover a minimum of 64 credits distributed as follows:

  • Core courses 14 credits
  • Courses 13 credits
  • Research methods 1 credit
  • Dissertation 28 credits
  • Softcore- a minimum of 10 credits
  • Electives 12 credits

All students are required to achieve the pass mark for all the evaluation tests including dissertation and internship programs. The curriculum is highly dynamic to ensure that students get up-to-date skills and experiences. Lecturers use modern teaching techniques including simulations, guest lectures, visualization, and podcasts.

Students who meet the minimum graduation requirements graduate by the end of the second year.


Candidates must have a B.E/B. Tech, M.Sc. MCA or any other four-year BSc degree in engineering/ science field from a recognized university.

Candidates must have a minimum of the second class or an equivalent grade in the qualifying examination. All candidates with a BSc and a professional diploma must have applied the 10+2+3 system.

All candidates must provide a valid GATE score. Candidates with mathematics and programming backgrounds are preferred.

Candidates in their final year of study are eligible. However, they must have completed the course by the time of registration failure to which the admission will be deferred.

Application Process

All interested candidates are invited to apply through the IISC admissions website ( before the deadline.

Candidates are required to create a new user account using a valid email address (preferably Gmail) and a secure password. Ensure that you verify your email to gain access to your portal.

Login to your account and fill in all the personal, education, and contact details. Ensure that all the details are accurate. Upload all the scanned images requested. They may include passport size photos, e-signature, and certificates.

Pay the application fee (Rs 800 for general candidates and Rs 400 for SC/ST/PwD). The fee is payable using Net Banking, Visa Cards/ Master Cards, and Debit/Credit Cards. Apply and wait for a response from the institution.

Admission Criteria

M Tech. admissions are based on the candidates’ performance in an aptitude test offered by the institution. All candidates who pass the entrance exam (GATE) and the aptitude test are invited for an interview. A pre-interview session is held a week before the actual interview (this process is necessary but not mandatory).

The interview process begins with a written test where the candidates’ analytical skills are gauged. Successful candidates are then invited for an oral interview the next day. The topics discussed in this session are derived from general knowledge, programming, and mathematics.

Every step of the interview is evaluated and each candidate awarded marks. Based on the cumulative marks, the admission panel selects the final list of qualified candidates. Successful candidates receive their letters of offers through the addresses provided. The results are also available on the admission portal.


  • Accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council is pending.


  • Ranked 251-300 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018.
  • Ranked the best university in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, 2018.

Fee Structure

IISC Data Science Admission Fee Structure (INR)
Total Fee 14,200
Statutory Deposit 7,500
Library Deposit 9Refundable) 7,500

This fee is subject to changes by the institution.

Placement Details

IISC has developed a strong relationship with various organizations through its research programs. IISC’s placements take place between September and May where almost all M Tech graduates get placement offers.

Some of the regular participants include Oracle, Facebook, KPMG, TATA Motors, Microsoft, and Intel. The highest placement offer is approximately Rs 25 lakhs annually with the average being Rs 13 Lakhs annually.

Expected Salary

M Tech Computational and Data Science graduates get introductory offers of approximately Rs 16 Lakhs annually. The highest-paid graduates can get salaries of up to Rs 30 Lakhs annually. The average pay for the graduates can increase to Rs 20 lakhs annually within 2 years of operations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: When do the final placements of IISC begin?

Ans: The final placement at IISC begins in October every year.

Q2: Does IISC offer a summer internship?

Ans: Yes, the institution offers a summer internship for all its M Tech students.

Q3: What are the benefits of enrolling for the M Tech Computational and Data Science course?

Ans: In the current technology world, your organization is likely to handle highly sensitive data that can compromise your integrity if mishandled. This course provides the necessary skills to analyze, organize, and safeguard your data. Consequently, your organization will have an easier time complying with regulatory bodies such as HIPAA.

Q4: Will I get paid during my summer internship?

Ans: Yes, the institution ensures that you get enough resources for your upkeep during the entire period you are on internship.

Q5: Can I be accepted for the M Tech program at IISC if I don’t have a technology background?

Ans: Yes, but only if you have a mathematics background. Either is a requirement for admission.

Q6: What happens after the application process?

Ans: After you submit your application forms, you will wait for communication from admission officials. You should get a response after 2-3 weeks.

Q7: What are the top companies that participate in the placement exercise at IISC?

Ans: The institution attracts both local and international companies. Some of the main companies that participate in the exercise include Amazon, Cognizant, Google, Mahindra Motors, YES Bank, and KPMG.

Q8: Am I guaranteed employment after completion of the M Tech course?

Ans: No, while there is almost 100% placement, the institution is not obliged to ensure that every graduate is employed. However, it creates a conducive environment for organizations to tap the talents and skills possessed by the graduates.

Q9: How do I pay the M Tech application fee?

Ans: All applicants must pay an application fee (as it appears on the website) through Net Banking, Credit Cards, and Debit Cards. Failure to pay the fee will lead to automatic rejection.

Q10: Can I complete the course within 1 year at IISC?

Ans: No, the curriculum for this course is designed for 2 years. As such, you cannot graduate earlier.

If you have any questions, please ask us here – we answer every single query of students. 

Contact Details

To get more information about the institution and its programs, you can visit its official website:

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