Instructions for in-person interviews for the M Tech (Research)/Ph.D. programme in Mechanical Engineering@IISc

May 22-26, 2023



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      1. In-person interviews will be conducted at the Mechanical Engineering Department, IISc Bengaluru during May 22-26, 2023.
      2. Shortlisted candidates should check the interview call letter for the reporting date and time. This information is also available on the admissions portal.
      3. Candidates with interviews scheduled for the forenoon session should report to the ME office at 9 AM.
      4. Candidates with interviews scheduled for the afternoon session should report to the ME office at 2 PM.
      5. For verification purposes, please bring a printed copy of
        • your application form,
        • interview call letter, and
        • GATE score card (If applicable).


What to expect during the interview

      1. You will be assigned an interview committee when you report to the office. Please wait for your turn.
      2. Interviews typically last 15-30 minutes on an average.
      3. During your interview, introduce yourself with details about your educational and professional background.
      4. Expect brief technical questions on basic topics (at an undergraduate level). The typical topics are: Solid mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Dynamics, Design and Materials. In those area(s), typically a small problem will be asked. The candidates have to solve it on the black board. More questions/clarifications will be asked from the candidates while the problem is being solved or after that is solved. A basic mathematics question may also be asked.