A candidate who is sponsored by his/her employer and who meets the additional conditions specified below may be admitted through a separate selection committee appointed specifically for the purpose.
A sponsored candidate must
have been in service of the sponsoring organization for at
least two years at the time of admission. The sponsoring organization
must specifically undertake to provide full salary to the
candidate and to relieve him/her to pursue the programme for
its full duration. A certificate to that effect from sponsoring
organization must be provided by the candidate at the time
of applying for admission.
Fulfillment of GATE requirement
may be waived for such candidates. However, the sponsored
candidates seeking admission to the M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research)/Ph.D
program who have not qualified GATE will be called for interview
and may in addition be asked to take a written test.