Aerospace Engineering is a multi-disciplinary branch. For the M.Tech programs at the top most colleges in India, students from many domains like Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, etc. can apply for Aerospace branch.
Students pursuing B.Tech or B. E. in Aerospace Engineering can answer the GATE Aerospace paper. The test covers 5 major subjects: Space Dynamics, Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Structures and Propulsion. It also tests students on Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude.
Students who qualify in the GATE exam can apply to these colleges. GATE score is also valid for a few companies like DRDO, etc.