Admissions Session for Semester 2019-2020-I

This page contains important instructions related to the upcoming postgraduate admissions at the CSE department for the July semester 2019 (2019-2020-I).

Selected Candidates

Candidates selected for admission in the session 2019-2020 (I) for CSE Department.
"The department of CSE is participating in Round A of COAP for MTech Admissions."

Waitlisted Candidates

Candidates waitlisted for admission in the session 2019-2020 (I) for CSE Department.

Tentative Schedule

Postgraduate admissions for the CSE department for the July Semester 2019 (2019-2020-I) at IIT Kanpur will be held during 8-10th May 2019.

Date Event Reporting Time Time
8 May-2019 (Wednesday) Written test for MS/PhD applicants 9.00 A.M.
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
9.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.
8 May-2019 (Wednesday) Programming test for all MS/PhD applicants 1.00 P.M.
RM Building
1.30 P.M. to 3.30 P.M.
8 May-2019 (Wednesday) Programming test for all MTech applicants* 9.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
RM Building
4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
8 May-2019 (Wednesday) Declaration of results: MS/PhD applicants shortlisted for the interviews - Before 8.00 P.M.
9-10 May-2019 (Thursday and Friday) Interview for shortlisted MS/PhD applicants - 9.00 A.M. onwards
#MTech applicants who have applied only for MTech are requested to report to the RM Building (CSE department, IIT Kanpur) on May 8, 2019 between 9.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
*MTech applicants can leave IITK after the programming test, there is no written test and interviews for the Mtech applicants. Applicants shortlisted for both M.Tech. and M.S. program, have to appear for two programming tests.
Note:The dates of the written/programming tests and interview are final and cannot be changed under any circumstance.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Selection Procedure for the Shortlisted Candidates

  • MTech ( programming tests )
  • M.Tech. programming test will be over by the evening of May 8, 2019 and M.Tech. applicants will be free to leave after that. Please refer to the tentative schedule .


  • MS/PhD ( Written test and programming test )
  • M.S./PhD tests (written and programming) will be over by end of May 8, 2019. Please refer to the tentative schedule .


  • MS/PhD ( interviews )
  • MS/PhD interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on May 9, 2019 and May 10, 2019. Please refer to the tentative schedule . Information on the MS/PhD interview are likely to be announced in due course. We will try our best to finish the MS interviews by May 9, 2019. However, the applicants should be prepared to stay till May 10, 2019.

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