C.R.Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS)

University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 046

M.Tech - CS-ML


M.Tech. in Communication Systems and Machine learning (CS&ML) in collaboration with C.R.Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (C. R. Rao AIMSCS), Hyderabad.

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The M.Tech (CS&ML) course is a 2-year full-time (four semesters) program. The program has been specially designed to meet the increasing need among professionals to be able to respond to the convergence between communication systems and machine learning. This program is designed with the following objectives:

  • To educate and train students on advanced communication systems (including 5G and next-generation wireless systems), advanced machine learning technologies, and the confluence of the two.
  • To develop research projects on communication systems and machine learning in collaboration with the industry and R&D organizations.
  • To apply machine learning techniques in communication systems and beyond.

The students will be required to spend the first two semesters at the DA-IICT campus at Gandhinagar, where they will take the core and elective courses. For thesis work, students can carry on the research work at DA-IICT or CR Rao AIMSCS based on their research interests.


The Programme requires every student to take four core courses and one elective in the first semester, three core courses and two electives in the second semester, and one elective subject in the third semester. The core courses are mandatory. For electives, the student will have an adequate choice of electives to dwell deeper into areas of their research interest or go beyond one's specialization. The students are required to pursue 6-week summer research or industrial internship after completing their second semester and before the start of their third semester. In the second year (third and fourth semester), a student will also need to pursue research (over the third and the fourth semesters) for their thesis.

The students admitted to the Programme would have to attend the first two semesters at DA-IICT. For the third and the fourth semesters, students will have an option to attend classes from DA-IICT or CR Rao Institute based on their research interests.

The detailed program structure, including core and elective courses, can be found here.


Total seats: 18 (regular) + 5 (sponsored)= 23

Admission will be through two channels from 2021, i.e., GATE and Non-GATE. Possession of a valid GATE score in the required discipline is a must. The required GATE discipline and the seat distribution are mentioned below:

GATE Discipline

Seats through GATE

Seats through Non-GATE

Total Number of seats





Note: Few candidates sponsored by the organization/institution with which DA-IICT has signed an MoU may be admitted to the organization/institution after satisfying the admission criteria of the M.TechProgramme specified in the MoU.


GATE Qualified candidates

A candidate with a qualifying degree in any one of the following:

  • E./B.Tech( ECE)

The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 60% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree-awarding Institute/University.

Non-GATE Qualified candidates

  • MSc (Electronics), BE/BTech (ECE) with 1st class (min 65%)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 65% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree-awarding Institute/University.

Note: Applicants can apply for admissions through one of the channels only, i.e., either through GATE or NON-GATE.

Sponsored Candidates

  • A candidate with a qualifying degree with 1st class or its equivalent with consistent good records in any one of the following:
  • E./BTech ( ECE),
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in Government organizations and/or PSUs

Sponsored Candidates are from the Institutes with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DA-IICT or CR Rao AIMSCS or government organizations, Indian research and development Institutes, or leading PSUs.

Candidates appearing in their final degree examination and expecting to complete it by July 2021 may also apply. However, their final admission will be subject to the condition that they obtain an aggregate of marks required based on the mode of admission, i.e., GATE/Non-GATE, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree-granting Institute/University. All admitted candidates have to submit their degree certificates or proof of completion before October 30,2021, failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

The decision of the concerned authorities of DA-IICT regarding the eligibility of any candidate shall be final.


Admission to M.Tech (CS&ML) will be through two channels: GATE and NON-GATE.

Candidates who have a valid GATE score in the disciplines of Electronics & Communication Engineering (E.C.) can apply. The final selection of the shortlisted candidates will be based on a personal interview.

The selection of the Non-GATE candidates will be based on their qualifying degree and performance in the interview. Weightage will be as follows:

  • 40% weightage -> qualifying degree
  • 60% weightage-> interview

Note: It is possible that at the time of finalization of admissions, some of the Universities in the country would not have announced their final year results. In such cases, 40% of the weightage in the qualifying degree will be assigned to the aggregate marks obtained in all the previous University examinations of the qualifying degree. However, if an applicant fails to receive 65% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree after announcing final year results, their admission will stand discontinued immediately, and no representation/appeal will be entertained.



  • Submit the online application form by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- plus GST@ 18%.  (Rupees One thousand two hundred only). Click here to apply online(Currently closed for 2021-22, P.G. Programs Orientation Schedule: 2021-22 - https://www.daiict.ac.in/sites/default/files/notice-board/PG Orientation 2021.pdf)
  • Brochure: https://www.daiict.ac.in/sites/default/files/CS-and-ML-04-21.pdf
  • The Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria for their application to be considered for admission.
  • For GATE-qualified candidates, the merit list for admission will be prepared based on personal interviews of the candidates. Counseling for allotment of specialization will be done online.
  • For Non-GATE qualified candidates, the merit list for admission will be prepared based on the weightage of the qualifying degree and interview.
  • The candidates who have accepted admission offers will be notified to appear for registration, followed by counseling, document verification, and on confirmation of admission, the orientation program.
  • Counseling will be done online.  Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of the first merit list, to check for email communications from pg_admissions[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in to know about the specialization allotted to them and the steps they need to take to continue with the counseling process.