Press Trust of India|Aug 20, 2021
IIT Bhubaneswar: Significant increase in the GATE cutoff for MTech Admissions
NEW DELHI: The first round of selection list for M.Tech admissions for the July 2020 academic session at IIT Bhubaneswar has been released. The institute offers admission into 14 MTech specializations from five schools of the Institute. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the institute has shortlisted and selected candidates on the basis of GATE scores while giving some weightage to the candidate’s performance in the B. Tech and 12th examinations.
The institute has reported a significant rise in the opening and closing GATE scores of the selected candidates in all categories of reservation and in all the programmes. As per the reports, the average rise this year in the opening and closing ranks over the last year are 8.6 and 12.17 percent respectively.
This year, the opening and closing GATE scores for the Computer Science and Engineering specialization for the general category are 888 and 779 respectively, whereas for the SC category, the ranks are 737 and 616 respectively.
Prof .R V Raja Kumar, Director said, “Obviously a student would like to choose the best possible institute for own education. As you know the closing and the opening scores of the selected list of candidates is an acid test of how an Institution is functioning since it directly reflects the confidence level of the stakeholders. We have been observing this rising trend for the last three years in all the programmes including BTech, MTech and MSc at IIT Bhubaneswar, despite that the seats in the IIT System are significantly increasing over time. A rise of 12.17% is very significant, it is very satisfying to all of us at IIT Bhubaneswar, it would encourage us to work harder and I am confident that the institute will continue this rising trend in the coming years”
Dr. P. R. Sahu, Dean Academic Affairs said that like the previous year, the institute is participating in the centralized admission procedure through Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) for offering admission to the candidates. The first round of offers was released last week and there will be a total of 10 rounds of offer, the last of which will be between August 7 to 9, 2020. This year the undergraduate admissions will take some more time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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