What are the higher study options in Robotics at the ME or M.Tech. Level?


Robotics is the scientific study of the design and making of robots. Meritorious engineering graduates in electronics, electrical engineering, electronics and communication and computer science and engineering and mechanical engineering branches may choose it as a higher study option at the ME or M.Tech. Level.

Robotics has various areas of specialization. The subject is all about designing robots, maintaining them, developing new applications and research. A specialization in robotics engineering will open up job opportunities in manufacturing, research, mining, nuclear power plant maintenance and a variety of other areas.

Study facilities

Some institutes or universities offer postgraduate programmes in robotics engineering through their departments of mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and so on.

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur and Kharagpur and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, offer such courses. The Centre for Robotics at IIT Kanpur offers a Master’s programme.

The following is an indicative list of universities or institutes that offer Master’s programmes in Robotics:

Jadvapur University, Kolkata – 700 032: ME robotics.

University of Hyderabad: M.Tech. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad: ME/M.Tech. Automation and robotics.

MS University, Baroda: Master’s programme with specialization in automatic control and robotics.

Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University: M.Tech. Production engineering and industrial management engineering with robotics and automation as electives.

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Thapar University), Patiala: ME robotics, CAD and CAM.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani: ME computer science with robotics as a subject.

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh: M.Tech. Computer science with specialization in artificial intelligence.

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore: M.Tech. Mechanical engineering with robotics as an elective subject.