M.Tech. Admissions

Admission to M. Tech. Program is made once a year in July. Candidates with B.E./B.Tech. degree in Aerospace / Aeronautical, Mechanical, Automobile, Production, Civil, Chemical, Naval Architecture, Electrical, Electronics / Electronics and Communication, Metallurgy / Metallurgy & Material Science, Instrumentation, Mechatronics; four year BS degree in Physics, Mathematics or MSc degree in Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Physics with valid GATE score can apply for M.Tech. program. The admission criterion for 2014 would be announce after GATE 2014. The details of admission procedure for 2014 is included below.

Non-Sponsored M.Tech Candidates (2014)

Non-sponsored candidates to M. Tech. program were required to appear in a written test. The list of the candidates short-listed for the written test  is announced through department website.

  • Written test will be held on May 10th 2014 in Lecture Hall Complex at IIT Kanpur.

  • The written test will be of two hours duration. The test is based on mathematics and basic subjects of the Undergraduate Engineering Program. Candidates have to answer five questions (Two compulsory mathematics questions + any three out of eight in subject questions). 

Sponsored (By Industry / Govt. Labs) M.Tech Candidates (2014)

Interviews for sponsored M.Tech. candidates will be held on May 5th 2014 in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Candidates may be asked to appear for a short written test in mathematics before the interview. The details will be announced on the department webpage.

General Guidlines

The admission in Aerospace Engineering Department is under four major streams:

  1. Propulsion
  2. Structures, Structural Dynamics & Aeroelasticity
  3. Flight Mechanics and Control
  4. Aerodynamics

Detailed specialization areas for each stream is included below.

Note: Students from Electronics (EE, ECE etc.), Maths and Physics background would be assigned the stream of specialization towards the end of first semester along with the supervisor allocation.

For admission related information and to apply online / offline, please visit http://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/DOAA/admissions2014.html


  • Experimental & Computational Combustion
  • Emissions
  • Liquid Atomization
  • Turbomachinery
  • Intake Aerodynamics
  • Thrust Vectoring
  • Electric Propulsion

Structures, Structural Dynamics & Aeroelasticity

  • Material Characterization
  • Composite Materials and Smart Structures
  • Structural Dynamics and Stochastic Modeling
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Helicopter Theory (Dynamics & Aerodynamics)
  • Structural Design & Optimization
  • Damage Modeling
  • Design and Dynamics of Autonomous Micro and Mini Air Vehicles
  • Wind Turbines

Flight Mechanics and Control

  • Design & Control
  • Missile Guidance & Control
  • Flight Testing
  • Instrumentation & Parameter Estimation
  • Unmanned & Autonomous Air Vehicle
  • Space Dynamics


  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • High Speed Jets, Acoustics
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics & Flapping Wing
  • Transition & Turbulence
  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Microfluidics
  • CFD/High Performance Computing
  • Flow Control, Wind Energy & Design
  • Fluid-Structure Interactions

For eligibility criteria visit this link. For any query, please contact:

Dr. Ashoke De
DPGC Department of Aerospace Engineering
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208 016, UP (India)
Email: dpgcae[AT]iitk.ac.in

Mr. Pronabh Barua
Office of Department of Aerospace Engineering
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208 016, UP (India)
Email: dpgcae[AT]iitk.ac.in
Ph: +91-512-2597626(O)