This M.Tech program aims to create market and design-aware technologists equipped with the knowledge to conceptualize, define, design technology products and connect them with business markets. It also addresses Indian IT industry challenges and factors in India-specific parameters to solve problems through technology and tech products.
The PDM program enables the creation of new products, startups as well as groom IT professionals aspiring to become technology product managers for tech companies, specifically around Information Technology. The curriculum is designed to create postgraduates who understand the convergence of technology, design, markets, and product business.

focus areas

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Products
ICT products are used to communicate information in a digital form. There are various types of ICT products for Digital Transformations, Retail systems, Banking Systems Education, Web-based, Mobile and Online Classroom learning to become more interactive, visualisable and accessible means. These processes are adopted to make innovative techniques for creating a smart learning environment to nurture young talent.
IoT – Internet of Things
Machine – Machine and Person – Computer communications will be extended to things from everyday household objects to sensors & monitoring devices. Everything around us falls within communications range, heralding the dawn of new era, one in which todays internet (of data and people) gives way to tomorrow’s “Internet of Things”.
Wearable Computing
Wearable computing has been experiencing growth with exciting products in the fields of medicine, sports, fitness, and entertainment. It poses new challenges and opportunities for people to design, interact, communicate and experience the environment around them.


MTech – Product Design and Management (PDM)
Courses & Credits requirements
Courses Code Credits Remarks
Program Core Course 14 All core courses must be completed
Design Thinking – Research to Define PD1.301 2
Design Thinking – Idea to Evaluate PD1.401 2
User Research Methods CS9.501 2
Product Management 101 PD2.401 2
Business Fundamentals #1 PD2.321 2
Business Fundamentals #2 PD2.421 2
Business Finance PD2.422 2
Design Electives 6 Must complete 6 credits of Design electives
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) PD1.501 2
Design of Wearable systems PD1.502 2
Product Design Workshop PD1.411 2
Game Design and Engineering CS9.438 4
Usability of Software and Digital Products CS5.402 2
Business Electives 6 Must complete 6 credits of Business elective
Technology Product Entrepreneurship CS9.424 4
Organizational Operations PD2.423 2
Product Marketing PD2.501 4
Bridge/Technology/Systems 12 Minimum of 8 credits
Maximum of 12 credits
Software systems development (SSD) CS6.302 4
Software Engineering (SE) CS6.401 4
Intro to Cognitive Science CS9.426 4
Behavioural Research and Experimental Design CS9.421 4
Information security audit and Assurance CS8.402 4
ICTs for Development course CS9.431 4
Introduction to UAV Design EC4.402 4
Computational Social Science CS9.435 4
IoT Workshop CE9.609 4
Data Systems CS4.401 4
Statistical Methods in AI CS7.403 4
Open Electives*** 8 Minimum of 4 credits
Maximum of 8 credits*
Final Project**** PD9.403 & 404 24 Final project is 24 credits
Industry / Institute Seminars***** 0 No credits (pass/fail course). Participation is mandatory.
Total Credits 66 Students should complete. 66 credits to graduate
* The total number of credits combined for Bridge/Technology/Systems /Open elective shall not exceed 16 credits.

** Apart from the listed courses, some other courses offered at IIITH (course code above 400) may be taken as a Bridge /Technology /Systems Elective with the consent of the Program Head

*** Any course offered at IIITH (course code above 400) may be taken as an open elective with the consent of the program head

**** Students must complete minimum of 28 credits to become eligible for the Final Project
***** Students must “Pass” the “O” credit Industry /Institute seminar course to become eligible for the final project. It is recommended to take it in the first and second semester.

    Academic Performance

  • Minimum CGPA of 6.0 needed to receive the M.Tech degree.

    Residency Requirements:

  • Full-time students: Minimum 4 semesters and Maximum 6 semesters to complete the graduation requirements, failing which they will be terminated from the program.
  • "M.Tech program may be pursued concurrently with your work": Currently, this option is available for Industry / Self sponsored candidates & Startups.