Several institutions offer higher study facilities in Instrumentation and Instrumentation and Control Engineering or related branches such as Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering.
The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, offers an integrated M.Tech.-Ph.D. (Tech) course in Astronomical Instrumentation. After completing the M.Tech. part, students can opt for registration for the Ph.D. (Tech) programme. Those with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical, Instrumentation or Electronics and Communication Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering or an M.Sc. degree in Physics, Electronic Science, Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics may apply for admission. An entrance test will be held in Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, followed by an interview in Bangalore. The selected candidates get a fellowship of Rs. 16,000 a month for the first two years and are provided hostel accommodation and medical facilities. In the third year, students begin research. The course normally runs for six years.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) offer M.Tech. courses in Instrumentation Engineering and related disciplines. They shortlist students on the basis of the GATE score for selection tests or interviews. The IITs, Delhi and Mumbai, offer an M.Tech course in Control and Instrumentation. The IIT, Madras, offers a course in Catalysis Technology and Nuclear and Petroleum engineering. Those with a degree in instrumentation or Instrumentation and Control Engineering with a GATE score may apply.
The IIT, Roorkee, conducts programmes in Measurement and Instrumentation System Engineering and Operations Research. Those with a degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communication or Instrumentation Engineering may apply. The institute conducts an M.Tech. course in Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology. Those with a degree in any branch of engineering are eligible for admission.
The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut, conducts an M.Tech course in Instrumentation and Control Systems. Those with a degree in Electrical, Electrical and Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Systems, Applied Electronics and Instrumentation and Instrumentation Engineering with a GATE score may apply. The institute offers an M.Tech. course in Industrial Power and Automation and Electronics Design and Technology. Those with a degree in Instrumentation and Control Systems, Applied Electronics and Instrumentation and so on with a GATE score may apply.
The NIT, Tiruchirapalli, conducts an M.Tech. course in Process Control and Instrumentation. A degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering and a GATE score are required for admission.
The Cochin University of Science and Technology offers an M.Tech. course in Electronics with specialisations in Digital Electronics and Microwave, Radar Electronics and Computer and Information Science. Those with a degree in Instrumentation may apply (www.cusat.nic.in).
The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Kozhikode, offers an M.Tech. programme in embedded systems. Those with a degree in Electronics and Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering with at least 60 per cent marks may apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a GATE score (www.calicut.nielit.in).
Anna University offers an ME course in Control and Instrumentation (www.annauniv.ac.in).
Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, conducts M.Tech. courses in Embedded Systems; Computational Engineering and Networking; Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks; Computer Vision and Image Processing; and VLSI design. Those with a degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering and related disciplines may apply. (www.amrita.edu).
Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, conducts an ME programme in Process Control and Instrumentation Engineering (www.annamalai university.ac.in).
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, offers an ME course in Electronics and Communication with specialisation in Instrumentation and Control Engineering ( www.bitmesra.ac.in).
The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Engineering, Kakinada, conducts an M.Tech. course in Instrumentation and Control. Those with a degree in Electronics or Instrumentation and Control Engineering with a GATE score are eligible for admission. Candidates who do not have the score will need to take an entrance test.
Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, conducts an ME course in Control and Instrumentation Engineering (www.dce.edu).
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, Punjab, offers an M.Tech. course in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Those with a degree in engineering or technology with at least 55 per cent marks may apply (www.sliet.ac.in).
The National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi, offers an M.Tech. course in Environmental Engineering. Those with a degree in any branch of Engineering and Technology are eligible for admission.
The National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, offers a two- year full-time postgraduate diploma programme in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management; Information Technology Management; and Industrial Management for those with a first-class engineering degree and a GATE score (www.nitie.edu).
The list is only indicative. Details of more institutions and engineering colleges that offers M.Tech. courses in Instrumentation and related disciplines may be had from the official website of the All India Council for Technical Education and the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala.