About the Programme

India is one of the emerging Aerospace and Defence hubs in the world, significantly contributed by Make-in-India initiatives and well-established government sectors across the nation such as ISRO, DRDO Laboratories, National Aerospace Laboratory etc. Two recent Defence Industrial Corridors are being set up in India, one in Uttar Pradesh and another in Tamil Nadu to catalyze indigenous production of defence and aerospace-related items. A good number of foreign based large-scale aerospace and defence industries have taken initiatives in establishing their production units in India, as joint ventures with Indian companies. The combined efforts of the government and private Industries will help to achieve India’s goal of self-reliance in defence, generating thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities.

Introduction of M.Tech. in Defence Technology programme is a joint initiative by AICTE and DRDO through Directorate of Futuristic Technology Management (DFTM), in support of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan or Self-reliant India. It is a unique programme offered in support of DRDO Laboratories for the benefit of aspiring engineers, creating better career opportunities in DRDOs, Public Sector Units (PSUs) and private Defence and Aerospace industries.

For more information,visit- https://dtech.kct.ac.in/


  • Curriculum and Syllabi designed by DRDO in collaboration with AICTE
  • Courses handled jointly by superannuated / working scientists from the DRDO labs.
  • The laboratory courses are offered in coordination with respective DRDO laboratories/Industries.
  • M. Tech. Project phase 1 & 2 to be carried out in respective DRDO labs, DRDO established Center of Excellence, DIAT Pune, PSUs and private defence industries, based on the topic of dissertation


  • Apply online with the UG credentials
  • Selection based on merit list
  • GATE qualified candidates are eligible for stipend as per AICTE norm.

Submit Online Application: http://pgadmissions.kct.ac.in/


Dr. K. Sundararaj


Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, Flight Mechanics

Dr. P S. Prem Kumar

Associate Professor

Experimental and Computational Aerodynamics

Program Structure

Four-semester programme with 80 credits.

Specializations offered:

  • Aerospace Technology
  • Communication Systems & Sensors
  • High Energy Materials Technology

Semester 1: Common Curriculum for all specialization

Semester 2: Curriculum varies as per the specialization.

Semester 3 & 4: Include dissertation and industrial training.

Those who have pursued under graduation in the following disciplines are eligible to take up the M.Tech. Defence Technology courses.

Aerospace Engineering Chemical Technology Computer Engineering
Aeronautical engineering Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering and Applications
Applied Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Computer Networking
Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Computer and Communication Engineering Computer Science and Information Technology
Computer Science and Technology Computer Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Electrical and Power Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electronics engineering Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering Electronics and Communication engineering Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Electronics, Science and Engineering Electronics and Computer Engineering Electronics and Computer Science
Electronics and Control Systems Electronics and Power Engineering Electronics and Telecommunication
Electronics, Instruments and Control Engineering Electronics System Engineering Instrumentation and Electronics
Instrumentation Engineering Marine Engineering Marine Technology
Mechanical and Automation Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Military engineering Optics and Opto-electronics
Power Electronics Engineering Radio, Physics and Electronics Software Engineering
Structural Engineering Telecommunication Engineering