This article is aimed at candidates who are interested in joining M.Tech-WCC at IIITA. First of all, you should be a B.Tech / B.E in IT / CSE / Electronics & Communications Engineering. Students doing M. Sc in CS or MCA may refer to the brochure for the further details. There are 28 (23 + 5) seats in WCC course. 23 for GATE qualified students. 5 seats are for NRI / Foreign / Sponsored candidates.
IIIT calls a few shortlisted candidates for a written test and an interview. This short listing is done on GATE score and marks in qualifying exams. GATE score cut-off varies from year to year. The written test is based on various domains of basic computer science education, like,
Computer Programming, fundamentals of computer organization,Data structures,Micro processors, Operating Systems, Database, Networking ,Signalling & Communication,Security & Authentication Techniques etc..
Candidates are then called for second round, i.e., Programming. Programming rest is based ob basic programming skill in C/C++. Candidate can use any plateform linux or windows
Then candidates are shortlisted for third round i.e. interview on the bases of score of this two rounds. Interviewers, generally, ask about the courses studied during under-graduation, projects undertaken and your areas of interest.Based on combined scores of the written test and the interview, a short list of selected candidates is prepared. This is the final list. Congrats, you are now a part of the WCC family.
All GATE qualified students are eligible for monthly teaching assistantship of Rs. 8000. All TAs are expected to help lecturers in conducting labs, evaluating assignments and other such activities assigned to them. Please note: The above article is based on author's personal experience and is only indicative of the selection process. The actual process may vary from year to year. Please refer to IIITA's brochure for more details.