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IIT Mandi Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Cutoff, Application Process

Last updated on June 11th, 2021 by Chahak Kansal

IIT Mandi has opened up applications for MA in Development Studies program. For its August 2021 semester, applications are being accepted from March 25 to April 20.

IIT Mandi has invited applications for its PhD degree program, for the odd semester. Applications can be submitted online from the official website. The application portal is open till April 15. PhD applications for the Quality Improvement program are also being accepted till March 21.

IIT Mandi is also opening applications for its MTech program for July 2021 semester. Applications will be accepted from March 15 to April 15. Upon submitting applications, shortlisted candidates will be invited for the COAP counselling session.

  • IIT Mandi’s BTech program is offered in 6 different specialisations. JEE Main and JEE Advanced test scores are accepted for initial screening. If candidates meet the cut off ranks, then they are invited to the JoSSA counselling sessions.
  • At the postgraduate level, IIT Mandi offers MTech, M.Sc. and M.A. programs. Each program has multiple specialisations available. MTech admits students through GATE score and COAP counselling round while M.Sc. course accepts JAM test score and personal interviews. For the M.A. course the institute holds its own written test and a personal interview round which is currently being held online.
  • For doctorate level courses, there is the PhD course. Students can get admitted with a valid GATE, UGC NET, CSIR score. Personal interviews are held after the initial screening round. Direct entry is also available for the PhD program subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria.

IIT Mandi Admission Dates

Events Dates
M.A. Development Studies Opening Application Date March 25, 2021
M.A. Development Studies Closing Application Date April 20, 2021
PhD Opening Application Date March 16, 2021
PhD Closing Application Date April 15, 2021
MTech Opening Application Date March 15, 2021
MTech Closing Application Date April 15, 2021

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: BTech

IIT Mandi offers a BTech degree program in 6 different specialisations, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Data Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering. Details for admissions to all specialisations are as below.

IIT Mandi BTech Eligibility

  • Applicants need to have finished their 12th standard examinations in the Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • A minimum aggregate score of at least 50% (45% for SC/ST) is needed.
  • Lateral entry is possible for candidates who have completed two years in a diploma program of the same specialisation.

IIT Mandi BTech Selection Criteria

  • Selection to programs is done through an entrance examination, JEE Advanced.
  • After securing rank in the examination, the JoSSA counselling session is held.
  • If the candidate is successful in passing all counselling rounds, then an admission letter is offered.

IIT Mandi JEE Advanced Cut-Off 2021

General Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 7269 10,428
Computer Science and Engineering 1861 2941
Data Science and Engineering 2854 3651
Electrical Engineering 2854 6204
Engineering Physics 3936 9467
Mechanical Engineering 5567 88,266

OBC Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 3109 4155
Computer Science and Engineering 613 1258
Data Science and Engineering 1360 1589
Electrical Engineering 1421 2602
Engineering Physics 3278 4441
Mechanical Engineering 2676 3456

SC Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 1422 2083
Computer Science and Engineering 543 727
Data Science and Engineering 860 941
Electrical Engineering 1108 1592
Engineering Physics 1947 2605
Mechanical Engineering 1012 1993

ST Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 570 607
Computer Science and Engineering 216 385
Data Science and Engineering 558 655
Electrical Engineering 615 818
Engineering Physics 266 645
Mechanical Engineering 730 879

How to apply for BTech?

Documents Required

  • Copy and original of entrance examination test score
  • Copy and original of class 10th and 12th mark sheet
  • For lateral entry, mark sheets of previous two years
  • Original and Copy of date of birth proof
  • Original and Copy of migration certificate
  • Original and Copy of school leaving certificate
  • Original and Copy of caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of identity and address proof
  • Passport size photographs

Application Process

  • Register for JEE Main examination from the official website
  • Fill up the form and pay the application fee
  • Download admit card and sit for the examination
  • Once results are declared, put down IIT Mandi as an institute of preference
  • If cut off ranks are met, admission can be taken at IIT Mandi.

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: MTech

IIT Mandi’s MTech degree is offered in 7 different specialisations. All available specialisations are Mechanical Engineering, VLSI, Biotechnology, Structural Engineering, Power Electronics and Drives, Energy Engineering and Communication and Signal Processing.

IIT Mandi MTech Eligibility

  • Candidates need to possess a BTech/B.E./M.Sc./M.C.A./MBBS/ M.Pharm./B.Pharm degree.
  • A minimum aggregate CGPA or marks equivalent of 60% is sufficient for admission.
  • Candidates need to qualify for the GATE entrance examination.

IIT Mandi MTech Selection Criteria

  • All candidates will be judged on their rank in the GATE examination.
  • Candidates who have done their B. Tech degree from IIT with a minimum CGPA of 8.00 need not submit GATE exam score.
  • COAP counselling sessions will be held to allocate seats.
  • After counselling, personal interviews are also held.

IIT Mandi MTech Cut Offs

GATE Exam Cut Offs 2019

Specialisation Opening Cut Off
Mechanical Engineering 550
VLSI 618
Biotechnology 526
Structural Engineering 470
Power Electronics and Drives 601
Energy Engineering 550
Communication and Signal Processing 503

How to apply for MTech?

Documents Required

  • Original and Copy of GATE exam score
  • Original and Copy of the bachelor’s degree/ provisional certificate/ letter from Head of the department
  • Original and Copy of class 10th, 12th and bachelor’s degree mark sheets.
  • Original and Copy of the caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized photographs

Application Process

  • Register for GATE examination from the official website
  • Complete the application with a valid email id
  • Pay the application fee and submit
  • Download admit card and appear for the examination
  • After results declaration, candidates must meet cut-offs to take admission

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: MA

IIT Mandi offers a Master of Arts program in Development Studies specialisation.

IIT Mandi MA Eligibility

  • Applicants need to have a bachelor’s degree in B.A., B.Tech., B.Sc. Or B.E.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 55% or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10.0 scale is needed.
  • Final year students who have not received their results can also apply and the admission will be provided on provisional basis till the result is declared.

IIT Mandi M.A. Selection Criteria

  • Shortlisted students will be invited for a written test and a personal interview.
  • The written test will be of 60 marks for which the passing marks is 24.

How to apply for MA?

Documents Required

  • Scanned copy of class 10th and 12th completion certificates
  • Scanned copy of bachelor’s degree
  • Scanned copy of migration certificate
  • Scanned copy of identity proof and address proof
  • Original and Copy of caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs

Application Process

  • Register for the program on the IIT Mandi website.
  • Upon being shortlisted, invitations will be sent for a written test and personal interview.
  • After the written test, intimation will be sent for personal interviews.
  • Admission can be taken if candidates pass the online interview round.

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: MSc

IIT Mandi offers an M.Sc. degree program in three different specialisations. Students can choose from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

IIT Mandi M.Sc. Eligibility

  • Candidates need to possess a B.Sc. degree in the same specialisation.
  • A minimum CGPA or aggregate score of 60% is required.
  • Candidates also need to qualify for the IIT JAM examination.

IIT Mandi M.Sc. Selection Criteria

  • Candidates need to sit for and achieve a rank in the JAM or institute level examination.
  • After meeting the qualification in the JAM examination, a personal interview is held.

IIT Mandi M.Sc. Cut Offs

IIT Mandi JAM General Category Closing Cut-off 2020

Specialisation Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Chemistry 519 554 554
Mathematics 487 490 490

How to apply for M.Sc.?

Documents Required

  • Copy of bachelor’s degree/ provisional certificate or letter from the department head.
  • Copy of class 10th, 12th and bachelor’s degree mark sheets.
  • Copy of JAM entrance examination marks
  • Copy of the caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized photographs

Application Process

  • Register for the IIT JAM examination on the official website.
  • Fill up the application form correctly and pay the application fee.
  • Download the admit card and sit for the examination.
  • Upon qualifying for the entrance test, sit for a personal interview and take admission.

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: MS (Research)

IIT at Mandi offers a Master of Science by research program in three different specialisations. Candidates can choose from Computing and Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Basic Sciences.

IIT Mandi MS (Research) Eligibility

  • Candidates with a bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology and/or a master’s in a similar field can apply.
  • GATE or NET examination score is required.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 60% is needed for admission.
  • Candidates who are members of professional organizations, as stated by the institute, are also eligible to apply with a valid GATE score.

IIT Mandi MS (Research) Selection Criteria

  • A valid GATE or NET score is needed to be selected for admission.
  • The candidates who are shortlisted will be invited for personal interviews.
  • Some candidates might be asked to sit for further written tests.

IIT Mandi MS (Research) Cut-Offs

GATE Exam Cut-Offs 2019

Specialisation Opening Cut Off
Mechanical Engineering 550
VLSI 618
Biotechnology 526
Structural Engineering 470
Power Electronics and Drives 601
Energy Engineering 550
Communication and Signal Processing 503

How to apply for MS (Research)?

Documents Required

  • Scanned copy of GATE examination score.
  • Scanned copy of all previous mark sheets.
  • Scanned copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • Copy of the caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized photographs

Application Process

  • Apply for the GATE examination online.
  • Fill up the application form with all relevant details and pay the examination fee.
  • Download the admit card and attempt the examination.
  • After securing rank, apply to IIT Mandi from the official website.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited for personal interviews on campus.

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: PhD

PhD program at the IIT Mandi offers the following research areas: Computing and Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Basic Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

IIT Mandi PhD Eligibility

  • Candidates need to have an MTech/ME/M.Sc. or an MBA postgraduate degree.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 60% must be scored.
  • Candidates with a UG degree in BE or BTech from IIT with CGPA 8.0 or in the top 5% of the class or who have been working in the research field for two years are eligible to apply.
  • The qualifying entrance test score is GATE, UGC NET, CSIR, ICAR.

IIT Mandi PhD Selection Criteria

  • Applicants will be judged on the basis of rank secured in qualifying entrance examinations like GATE, UGC NET, CSIR, ICAR.
  • Shortlisted students will be called for personal interviews or further tests.

How to apply for PhD?

Documents Required

  • Scanned copies of degrees, provisional certificates or a letter from the head of the department.
  • Scanned copies of mark sheets
  • Scanned copy of qualifying entrance examination.
  • Scanned copy of the PwD certificate (if applicable).
  • Passport size photographs

Application Process

  • Obtain a valid entrance examination score, GATE, UGC NET, CSIR
  • Visit the official website of IIT Mandi
  • Choosing the course of choice, click on ‘Apply Now’
  • Register and fill up the application form with all necessary details
  • Pay the application fee and click submit
  • Institute will send intimation for a personal interview.

IIT Mandi Admission 2021: Integrated BTech and MTech

IIT Mandi offers an Integrated BTech and MTech program in Bioengineering specialisation. The five-year long program accepts JEE Advanced score for admission.

IIT Mandi Integrated BTech and MTech Eligibility

  • Candidates need to have finished their class 12th in Science stream with PCM.
  • JEE Advanced entrance examination scores is required.
  • For direct entry, applicants must have finished two years in BE or BTech program.

IIT Mandi Integrated BTech and MTech Selection Criteria

  • Candidates need to qualify for the JEE Advanced entrance examination.
  • Candidates securing ranks in the examination will be called for a JoSSA counselling session.

IIT Mandi Integrated BTech and MTech Cut-Offs

IIT Mandi JEE Advanced Cut Off 2021

General Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 7269 10,428
Computer Science and Engineering 1861 2941
Data Science and Engineering 2854 3651
Electrical Engineering 2854 6204
Engineering Physics 3936 9467
Mechanical Engineering 5567 88,266

OBC Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 3109 4155
Computer Science and Engineering 613 1258
Data Science and Engineering 1360 1589
Electrical Engineering 1421 2602
Engineering Physics 3278 4441
Mechanical Engineering 2676 3456

SC Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 1422 2083
Computer Science and Engineering 543 727
Data Science and Engineering 860 941
Electrical Engineering 1108 1592
Engineering Physics 1947 2605
Mechanical Engineering 1012 1993

ST Category Cut-Offs

Specialisation Opening Rank Round 1 Closing Rank Round 6
Civil Engineering 570 607
Computer Science and Engineering 216 385
Data Science and Engineering 558 655
Electrical Engineering 615 818
Engineering Physics 266 645
Mechanical Engineering 730 879

How to apply for Integrated BTech and MTech?

Documents Required

  • Scanned copy of JEE Advanced score
  • Scanned copy of class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  • Scanned copy of migration certificate
  • Scanned copy of school leaving certificate
  • Scanned copy of address proof and birth date proof
  • Passport photographs

Application Process

  • Register for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced examination from the official website.
  • Download the admit card and appear for the examination.
  • After results are declared, apply for counselling from IIT Mandi’s website.
  • Attend counselling sessions
  • Take admission.

IIT Mandi Integrated Admission 2021: M.Sc. And PhD

IIT Mandi offers an Integrated M.Sc. and PhD program. At the end of the program, the candidate will earn two degrees in Physics specialisation.

IIT Mandi Integrated M.Sc. And PhD Eligibility

  • Candidates need to have a BTech, B.E. or B.Sc. degree in a related specialisation.
  • A minimum CGPA of 6.0 is required
  • Applicants need to secure ranks in the IIT JAM examination.

IIT Mandi Integrated M.Sc. And PhD Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be judged on the rank secured in the JAM examination.
  • The candidates who are shortlisted will be invited for personal interviews.

IIT Mandi Integrated M.Sc. And PhD Cut-Offs

IIT Mandi JAM General Category Closing Cut-off 2020

Specialisation Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Chemistry 519 554 554
Mathematics 487 490 490

How to apply for Integrated M.Sc. And PhD?

Documents Required

  • Scanned copy of bachelor’s degree and class 10th and 12th school leaving certificate
  • Scanned copies of mark sheets
  • Scanned copies of migration certificates
  • Scanned copies of entrance test score
  • Passport photographs

Application Process

  • Register for JAM examination from the official website.
  • Pay the examination fee
  • Download the admit card
  • Appear for the examination
  • After results, apply for the program of choice from the IIT Mandi website
  • Attend personal interview

IIT Mandi Admission FAQs

Ques. How is the IIT Mandi in terms of placements?

Last updated on June 11th, 2021

Ans. IIT Mandi has witnessed an uptake in its recent placement drive by around 50%. For the 2019 to 2020 placement session, 85% of students, at the UG level were placed. Out of 147 total students who appeared for the placement drive, 101 were placed and 142 received job offers. The previous year’s (2018 to 2019) CTC details were as follows, highest CTC was INR 40 LPA and the average CTC was INR 13.4 LPA.

Ques. What rank is acceptable in the general category of JEE Advanced for admission into IIT Mandi?

Last updated on June 11th, 2021

Ans. For the general category, the JEE Advanced opening and closing ranks for 2021, for all specialisations was 2,854 and 10,428 respectively. For 2019 the opening rank was 2693 and the closing rank was 19319 across all specialisations. For 2018, the opening rank was 1401 and the closing rank was 6410.

Ques. Is it better to pursue BTech at IIT Mandi or at Delhi Technological University?

Last updated on June 11th, 2021

Ans. Both universities mentioned have good placement track records and growth trends. Please refer to the following points for a more detailed review of both.

  • Ranking: IIT Mandi’s NIRF Engineering rank for 2021 is at 31 while for DTU it is at 36.
  • Fees: IIT Mandi charges INR 2.14 las for the first year BTech program while DTU charges INR 1.66 lac.
  • Highest CTC: For the latest placement drive, IIT Mandi recorded the highest CTC at INR 40 LPA and DTU’s was at INR 1.02 cr.
  • Average CTC: The average CTC for IIT Mandi was at INR 13.4 LPA and for DTU it was INR 11 LPA.

Candidates are advised to do more research on their own to decide which college to take admission in.

Ques. Is there direct entry available for IIT Mandi’s PhD course?

Last updated on June 11th, 2021

Ans. Yes. IIT Mandi does offer direct entry to its PhD course on the condition that the candidate meets certain eligibility criteria. These criteria are as follows:

  • Candidates have a BTech degree from one of the IITs and have earned a CGPA of 8.0 out of 10.0 scale.
  • The bachelor’s degree was earned in Engineering or Technology from any institute and the candidate should be in the top 5% of the 20 rank holders in the university along with a GATE score.
  • The candidate has a bachelor’s degree and has been working in an R&D organization with a research track record.
Ques. How is the student life at the IIT Mandi?

Last updated on June 11th, 2021

Ans. IIT Mandi’s campus is located in the midst of greenery away from the hustle of the city. The hostels of the institute have been well ranked by past students. There is a high-speed WIFI connection available for all along with water coolers. Hostel mess food is prepared fresh daily. The institute has a number of clubs and groups for students to exercise their creative mind. Regular college fests and events are also held to refresh everyone’s minds.


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