Master of Technology  in Robotics Engineering Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Stream: Engineering

Duration: 2 Years

Course: Robotics Engineering

Course Type: Post Graduation

M.Tech. in Robotics Engineering is a 2- year long course divided into 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. The program is designed for eligible candidates interested in designing, controlling and creating robotic systems.

Students enrolled to the course are taught automation, robotics engineering, and contexts and environments of robotics- creation on an advanced level. Automation and Robotics Engineering programs usually require candidates to complete live projects wherein they are needed to design, create and control successful robotic devices. Additionally, they are needed to research and write theses.

Through the curriculum, students have the option of choosing from several different robotics specialties such as Industrial Robotics, Robotics Theory, Healthcare Robotics, Aerospace Robotics, Computer Software Robotics, Automotive Robotics and others.

The course essentially focuses on mathematical foundations, engineering theories, practical implementation, testing, and control of robotic devices, besides substantial laboratory work in automation and robotics.

The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 1 and 3 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The basic eligibility criterion to pursue the course is graduation (B.Tech.) completed in any engineering discipline with a minimum aggregate score of 55% or equivalent CGPA from a recognized university.

For availing admission to M.Tech. colleges, applicants are needed to appear for the GATE, and obtain a valid score therein. The admission process also includes an an additional round of interview.

The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 8 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.

M. Tech. in Robotics Engineering: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post-graduate
Duration 2 Years (full time)
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility Graduation from a recognized university with 55% marks in aggregate
Admission Process Counselling after qualifying an entrance examination, preferably GATE
Course Fee INR 1 to 3 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 8 Lacs
Top Recruiting Fields/Areas Precision Automation Robotics India Limited (PARI), ABB, Kuka Robotics, DiFACTO Robotics and Automation, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Soliton Technologies, CISCO, GE (Oil & Gas), Hyundai, ABB, Zuti Engineering, Nationstar Mortgage, Asimov Robotics, Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) etc.

M. Tech. in Robotics Engineering: What is it About?

Robotics is defined as the scientific study of the design and make of robots. Robotics has various areas of specialization and the subject deals with the designing of robots, their maintenance, and development of new applications and research in the area. Along with design and construction, the branch also deals with the operation, structural disposition, manufacture, and application of robots. The course covers important aspects of modern robotics such as Autonomous Systems, Field Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Mobile Robots, Embedded Systems, Modeling and Control Systems.

Course Duration

M.Tech. in Robotics Engineering is a 2- year long course spread over four semesters. The first year of the course focusses on theoretical classes and practical exposure, whereas the last year essentially focuses on dissertation and project submission.

Eligibility for M. Tech. in Robotics Engineering

Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to meet the following minimum criteria of eligibility:

  • A minimum aggregate score of 55% at the level of graduation in B.E./ B. Tech. or equivalent subject in a relevant discipline, completed from a recognized institute. (For IITs and UPES, the minimum percentage required is 60% at the level of graduation).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field, such as Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Computer Science Engineering/Robotics Engineering/ Industrial and Production Engineering/ Automobile Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Mechatronics/ Electrical & Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control with a valid GATE score.
  • Candidates with M.Sc. degree in Physics/ Chemistry with minimum 55% marks in aggregate can also apply.
  • Candidates awaiting their final year exam’s results can also apply on provisional basis. Admission is subsequently confirmed on the basis of performance at the level of graduation.

Many institutes prefer students with professional experience, therefore, it is advised for candidates to acquire a work experience of a minimum of 24 months. Also, candidates with two years of relevant work experience are exempted from appearing in GATE, provided their candidature is sponsored by the employer.

M.Tech. in Robotics Engineering: Admission Process

Eligible candidates are required to qualify a relevant entrance examination followed by a round of group discussion. Subsequently, qualifying candidates are needed to go through additional rounds of personal interview as the final stage in the process of selection. The main entrance exam held in India for admission to the course is GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).

GATE is an All-India examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The entrance exam is primarily held for admission to post graduate courses in the field of engineering, technology, architecture and science.

The online test is a multiple- choice and numerical- type exam divided into three sections, namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and the specialty subject.

However, a few colleges also have their own entrance examinations such as Manipal Institute of Technology and UPES (written tests and interview), and admission procedures in place for selecting and admitting candidates.

Top Institutes Offering M. Tech. in Robotics Engineering

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

M. Tech. in Robotics Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below:


Graph Theory
Electronics System Design
Introduction to Robotics
Machine and Mechanics
Embedded Systems
Embedded System Lab
Machine and Mechanics Lab


Robot Programming
Electrical Actuators and Drives
Image Processing & Machine Vision
Robotics Based Industrial Automation
Robotics Control System
Machine Vision Lab
Robot programming Lab
Industrial Automation Lab


Elective 1
Elective 2
PLC and Data Acquisition system
Summer Internship
Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network
System modelling and identification
Nano robotics
Wired and Wireless Sensor Networks


Project II
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Comp Numerical Ctrl Machines & Adaptive Control
Manufacturing Systems Automation
Robot Economics
Modern Material Handling Systems
Robot Vision
Robotic Simulation
Principles of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Manufacturing System Simulation
Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing

M. Tech. in Robotics Engineering: Career Prospects

Successful postgraduates of the course have ample job opportunities in areas such as manufacturing plants, research, mining, nuclear power plant maintenance, space exploration besides a variety of other areas. Employment areas also include robot- manufacturing for the military, medical and automotive industries. Other career avenues include space research organizations such as ISRO, and industries that manufacture microchips both in India and abroad.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Robotics Engineer To design, test, and build robots that are productive and safe to operate as well as economical to purchase and maintain by using computer-aided design and drafting, and computer-aided manufacturing (CADD/CAM) systems to perform their tasks. Robotics Engineers who work for robot manufacturers are sometimes called Robotics Test Engineers or Automation System Engineers. 4 to 9 Lacs
Robotics Programmer To provide robot- process support along with direction to the organization through process- planning, design, support, and execution, and to participate in multiple application projects as a Robotics Technician. Primary focus involves startup, programming, and debugging of robotic automation. 4 to 10 Lacs
Aerospace Engineer To develop control systems for jet fighters, analyze new material for spacecraft construction or research propulsion methods for missiles by using advanced education and experience in mechanical, electrical, material or computer engineering disciplines to plan and construct spacecraft and aircraft. 3 to 8 Lacs
Bio-robotics Engineer To develop biologically-inspired robots with improved and enhanced capabilities which have greater mobility and flexibility than traditional robots and often possess sensory abilities. 5 to 8 Lacs
Robotic Welding Engineer To operate manual and/ or robotic welding equipment, safely apply welds per specifications to produce completed products, and set-up and troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensors or feedback systems. 4 to 9 Lacs
Automation Engineer To design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks in industries such as car manufacturing or food- processing plants, where robots or machines are used to perform specific functions. 3 to 8 Lacs
Lecturer/Professor To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas related to robotics engineering and its applications which is allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department, and to supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) or research graduate (MPhil/PhD) students. 3 to 7 Lacs

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Robotics Engineering) Fee Structure in India

1.12 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.63 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.92 L (Average Fee)
1.06 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES4.36 L (Maximum Fee)
2.67 L (Average Fee)


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