Greetings from IISc Knowledge and E-Learning Network, CCE.

In keeping with India's recent National Education Policy (NEP 2020), the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, launched the Master of Technology (Online) degree programme, a fully online programme, for practicing engineers and scientists. The degree programme is for professionals who already have a BE/BTech/equivalent degree and wish to upskill or re-skill themselves. The candidates should be sponsored by their current organization of employment. The following streams are offered for admission in the academic year 2022-23:

  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

We anticipate that the Online degree programme will extend to other areas in the next few years.

This program is available only to employees of organisations that have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IISc. The professionals must be employed full time with the organisation while pursuing this programme. Classes and content will all be delivered online. Assessment will be based on a mix of online and proctored examinations. The nominal duration to complete the degree programme is between two and three years. The degree awarded is considered on par with the M.Tech. degrees offered by IISc.

The Admissions process in each academic year under the MoA is as follows: (1) The sponsoring organisation will recommend a list of their employees as candidates to one or more streams; (2) A written and/or an online interview will be conducted for these candidates by IISc to evaluate their suitability and we will prepare a merit list; (3) The organizations will confirm the merit list and approve the employees for enrolment in a streams. Further information on the program is provided in the I-KEN website .

Sponsoring organisations interested in participating in this programme are requested to provide their expression of interest in the form given below. The expression of interest must come from the Head of Human Resources or equivalent authority on the company's letterhead. The form may be filled, and a scanned or an e-signed document may be sent to Expressions of interest may be submitted any time. Organisations that complete the MoA by Feb 28, 2022 can recommend students for the 2022 admissions cycle.

Organisation’s Profile

Currently, we are looking for organisations with the following profiles for the M.Tech. (Online) programme:

  • Companies with an established track record (five years and more) in research and development in the indicated three streams.
  • Government research and development organisations and public sector units.

Next Steps

  • A committee constituted by IISc will scrutinise the submitted Expressions of Interest and will shortlist organisations for further discussions.
  • The decision of the committee on the shortlist will be binding. Organisations that are not shortlisted can submit a new expression of interest in future academic years.
  • The Institute and the shortlisted companies will work to create and enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).
  • Companies which already have an MoA under this programme with IISc do not need to resubmit the Expression of Interest.

Information on the M.Tech. (Online) programme

For more information on the programme and the streams, please visit: IKEN Webpage

For more information on the programmes:

Fee Structure:

Depends on the stream and will be between Rs. 8.8 lakhs - 10.0 lakhs for the entire programme. See details here.