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



An interdisciplinary 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.

The Data Science Program

This is an interdisciplinary program started in the academic year July 2019-20 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.

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.

Shortlisting based on GATE score

Candidates meeting minimum requirements are eligible for applying to M. Tech. in Data Science programme. Admission will be based on GATE score.

Admission Procedure

  1. Have a valid GATE score in CS, EC, EE, IN, MA, ST or XE
  2. Apply through online application procedure
  3. Admission offer will be based on GATE score
  4. Follow-up the developments at IIT Guwahati Admission July 2022
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Short listing & Offer of Admission

Semester 1

Download Syllabus for the M. Tech. Data Science course curriculum. Comprehensive list of electives is also included.
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

Apply to M. Tech. in Data Science Programme at IIT Guwahati

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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, India - 781039
Department of Computer Science and Engineering