This programme is starting with total of 20 seats.
M. Tech. in Data Science accommodates students with diverse backgrounds.



A New M. Tech. Programme jointly offered by three departments.

Dept. of EEE


Focus on building foundation with enough flexibility and diversity in elective courses.


First interdisciplinary M. Tech. programme at IIT Guwahati.


Accommodates flexible student background at the admission time. See eligibility criteria for this programme.

Three Departments

CSE, EEE and Mathematics departments offer this program. Curriculum is designed keeping in view diversity of the students, emphasizing on the foundational subjects the programme expects.

Starting of the Program

This new program is starting from the July 2019 academic year. Visit the link for details about admission and application procedure

Competitive Admission Procedure

This programme is starting with total of 20 seats. Best of the candidate will be competing.

Important Dates

Application Related


Starting date of online applications filling.

5:00 PM, 08-Apr-2019

Closing date of online application acceptance. Visit Admission to M. Tech Programmes

Written Test Date Finalized

Written Test Date Finalized


Written Test at IITG on May 14, 2019 . The offers will be notified through the COAP 2019 portal. Please follow it up at Follow up link

Why Data Science?

M. Tech in Data Science as a Degree


Few institutions offer

Very few institutions offer data science as degree programme that span two years including one year research exposure in this field.

Why Data Science?

Data Science is gaining prominence in academia and industry


Interdisciplinary Research

Data science witnessing applications in diverse research disciplines. Introduction to this program opens up several new opportunities in science and engineering research.


Industry Demand

Data Scientist positions are new roles where industry is looking for trained resources. There is a perceivable large gap between the number of opportunities and the trained resources.


Minimum Requirements

Degree Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in any stream of Engineering/ Technology or equivalent in an appropriate area or MCA/M. Sc/Four years B Sc or equivalent in appropriate discipline

Minimum Qualification

Minimum CPI of 6.0 or 60% qualifying degree, fulfilling specific requirements for different disciplines.

GATE Requirement

A valid Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score in CS, EC, EE, IN, MA, ST or XE is a must.

Written Test

Candidates meeting minimum requirements are eligible for applying to M. Tech. in Data Science programme. Short-listed candidates will be called for a written test to be held at IIT Guwahati Campus.

Admission Procedure

  1. Have a valid GATE score in CS, EC, EE, IN, MA, ST or XE
  2. Apply through Offline/online application procedure on or before 5:00 PM, 08-Apr-2019. Visit for details: IIT Guwahati Admission July 2019
  3. Short listing of applications will be based on GATE score
  4. Short listed candidates will be called for written test to be held at IIT Guwahati
  5. Written test to be held at IIT Guwahati tentatively on 13-May-2019
  6. Follow-up the developments at IIT Guwahati Admission July 2019
    1. Contact us
Step 1 Step 1

Apply Offline/Online

url: Click here

  • dsadmission@iitg.ac.in
  • +91 361 258 2400
Step 2 Step 2

Short listing & Written Test

Written Test Venue: IIT Guwahati

  • dsadmission@iitg.ac.in
  • +91 361 258 2400
Step 3 Step 3

Follow up at IIT Guwahati Admissions July 2019 portal

IIT Guwahati Admission July2019 Portal

  • dsadmission@iitg.ac.in
  • +91 361 258 2400

Written Test


  1. Engineering Mathematics (50%): Download sample questions
    • Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors;
    • Calculus: Limits and continuity, Differential and integral calculus, Maxima and minima, Applications of Differential and integral calculus;
    • Probability: Classical probability, independent events, Conditional Probability and Bayes Theorem.
  2. Programming (30%): Download sample questions
    • Data types, variables, operators, expressions, statements, control structures, array
  3. Data Interpretation (20%): Download sample questions
    • Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Interpretation of table, Interpretation of Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Line Plot.

Semester 1

Course No. Title Credits
MA 589 Statistical Foundations for Data Science 3 0 0 6
MA 579H Scientific Computing 3 0 0 3
MA 580H Matrix Computations 3 0 0 3
CS 591 H Data Structures & Algorithms 3 0 0 3
CS 592 H Databases 3 0 0 3
XX ddd Elective - I 3 0 0 6
CS 593 Data structures and Databases Lab 0 0 3 3
MA 581 Numerical Computations Lab 0 0 3 3
CS 594 Python Programming Lab 0 0 3 3

Semester 2

Course No. Title Credits
EE 595 H Stochastic Models 3 0 0 3
EE 596 H Optimization Techniques 3 0 0 3
EE 526 Machine Learning 3 0 0 6
XX ddd Elective - II 3 0 0 6
XX ddd Elective - III 3 0 0 6
EE 527 Machine Learning Lab 0 0 3 3
MA 588 R Programming Lab 0 0 3 3
CS 595 Data Visualization Lab 0 0 3 3

Semester 3

Course No. Title Credits
DS 698 MTP Project - I 0 0 24 24

Semester 4

Course No. Title Credits
DS 699 MTP Project - II 0 0 24 24

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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, India - 781039
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Phone Number: +91 361 2582400

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