Robotics is combination of the fields of Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical. It is not very common in India to have a specialised training in Robotics. But there are plenty of universities offering Robotics courses.
In this article, we list down some of the top universities in India offering an M.Tech in Robotics. The list is in no particular order.
1.IIT Kanpur: Offered by department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur has a center called The Center for Robotics, established in 1989 through a grant of ₹5 million from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, dedicated to Robotics. It offers Masters degree in Robotics Engineering (BE or BTech) as well.
Exam: Just like any other M.Tech programme at IIT Kanpur, this programme requires applicants to appear for GATE, and obtain a valid score. The admission process also includes an an additional round of interview.
2.Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad: IIIT-A offers an M.Tech in Information Technology with a specialisation in Robotics with a strong focus on research and development. The programme offers core courses, specialisation-related electives, institute electives and supervised research exposition. For the Masters, the thesis is published in research publications or patent or prototype technology development. The course model includes two semester thesis work. It also has an M.Tech. and PhD dual degree in Robotics.
Exam: Candidates have to go though CCMT exam for both kinds of programs.
3.International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad: IIIT Hyderabad has a Robotics Research Lab which aims to work on research problems and innovative projects that extend the state-of-the-art in robotics. The centre’s research focuses in the areas of mobile and aerial robotics, robotic vision, mechanism design and multi robotic systems. The lab is well equipped with robot platforms and advanced sensors. The centre has been funded by various organisations both private, public and government, including BARC, CAIR, Renault-Nissan, CVRDE, DRDO, DST, DIT and by IIIT Seed Grants. The Robotics Research Centre also collaborates with well-known organizations and research labs such as CAIR, Bengaluru and BARC, Mumbai.
Exam: All the aspiring M.Tech students at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad have to appear for IIITH PGEE exam.
4.Indian Institute of Science (IISc): IISc has a department called Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems established in 2011, which has a research in robotics and automation. The centre is funded by a philanthropic grant by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India and also receives targeted and project-oriented funding from other funding agencies. It focuses on experimental and theoretical research to gain a deep understanding of key cyber-physical system (CPS) components. The centre brings together expertise from various departments and in conjunction with in-house research staff and students to develop and apply CPS concepts in the areas of IoT enabled socio-technical systems, autonomous navigation of unmanned vehicles and machine learning.
Exam: Aspirants need to have a valid GATE score followed by an interview.
5.Amity University: Amity University provides an integrated B.Tech and M.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, apart from just an M.Tech in the same subject. It covers everything from Python and MATLAB programming to fundamentals of artificial intelligence for robotics and robotic simulation & simultaneous localization mapping.
Exam: For the integrated programme, aspirants have to go through JEE Main and Advanced, followed by an interview.
6.Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT):
MIT has an M.Tech in Industrial Automation and Robotics. It comes under its Mechatronics Department. It covers aspects of Robotics and offer electives in areas like Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Machine Vision and Image Processing and Robot Dynamics and Analysis.
Exam: Interested candidates have to appear for an entrance test by MIT called MU-OET and selection is based on the performance in the test. Candidates with a valid GATE score will be given 10% additional marks and ranked in the merit list.