Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

M.Tech. – Aerospace Engineering

The M.Tech. program in Aerospace Engineering is two years (4 semesters) program with typically the first year dedicated to course work and the second year on research leading to a thesis.

A student admitted to the M.Tech. program in Aerospace Engineering is associated with one of the six specializations. These include:

Four groups:

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

And the two interdisciplinary specializations (IDS):

  1. Aero-Thermodynamics and Thermal Sciences
  2. Computational Mechanics

The details of the areas encompassed by each group and IDS can be found in “Research Areas”.

There are certain departmental and specialization specific courses in which a student must secure a passing grade to successfully complete the degree. For details, please refer to the attached course template MTech-course-template.pdf


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 to the M.Tech. program. For details, please refer to the attached table Eligibility.pdf


Admission to M. Tech. Program is made once a year in July. Announcement for admission to the program is typically made after the GATE exam. Please check the institute website ( for the announcement.

During application every candidate has to mention the choice of specializations out of the 4 groups and 3 IDS (total 7 specializations) in order of preference. Only the applicants from Electronics (EE, ECE etc.), Maths and Physics background are exempted. They will be assigned a specialization towards the end of the first semester along with supervisor allocation.

The Department specific procedures for admission to the M. Tech. program are as follows:

Non-sponsored candidates are required to appear in a written test based on mathematics and basic subjects related to Undergraduate Engineering Program. Typically the candidates are required to answer five questions that include two compulsory mathematics questions and any three out of eight subject questions.

Sponsored (By Industry / Govt. Labs) M.Tech Candidates may be asked to appear for a short written test in mathematics before the interview.

Typically the details of the department specific procedure are shared with the applicants over email or announced on our website after the advertisement for admissions is made.

Refer to for more details about the rules and regulations.

Conversion of Program from M.Tech./MS(R) to Ph.D.

Refer to the criteria given below item 4.6 in PG Manual (

Additionally the following criteria must be satisfied by the student at the time of application (Faculty meeting minutes of 6th Jan 2022):

  1. Complete his/her program course credit requirement, which is 36 for MS(R) and 72 for M.Tech.
  2. A CPI of 8.5 or above for MS(R) and 8.0 or above for M.Tech.

For any query, please contact:

Dr. Alakesh Chandra Mandal
DPGC Department of Aerospace Engineering
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, UP (India)
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Mr. Vikas Kumar/ Mr. Pronabh Barua
Office of Department of Aerospace Engineering
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208 016, UP (India)
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