The escalating number of students appearing for GATE every year provides important metrics to reflect on the fact that why one should take his chances for appearing for this exam and restructure his career path. Clearing GATE enables one to pursue their masters from premier technical institutes in India like IISc, IITs, IIITs, NITs, guarantees a secure job in PSUs and other career opportunities. Hence, it forms nodal to proving the candidate’s caliber and securing his place in institutes of repute in India and abroad and also in top ranking companies.
Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) is a Government owned corporation or a company in which Central or State Government have more than 51% shares. Today, more than 2000 jobs are available for a fresh graduate in engineering in major PSUs in India and the mandatory exam for basic qualification is GATE, which tests one’s technical and general aptitude.
Apart from these, non-PSU central government organizations like DRDO, ISRO, BARC hire candidates on the basis of GATE score.
Reputed Institutes like BARC also consider or specify GATE SCORE CARD mandatory for their various courses offered. It is also a stipend-based course with an average stipend of Rs 15000/- to Rs 20000/- for GATE qualified students. Some self-supporting courses also ask for valid GATE Score Card in BARC.
It is an opportunity for students to earn Masters in Technology degree in their area of interest in IISc, IIT’s, IIIT’s and NIT’s.
Institutes like IIT Bombay have separate departments like IRCC where they promote students to take up research and facilitate patenting for consultancy projects.
GATE score is a valid parameter for admission to prestigious universities in Singapore. If your percentile is 90 or more, you can gain admission in National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) and pursue your master’s degree in Science from their campuses. The GATE examination is one of the most effective ways to achieve a combination of an exciting career with job security. With such a combination being nothing less than a dream come true in private domains, you should not miss the opportunity to give it your best shot and pave way for a great life ahead.
Companies are more inclined towards ME/M.Tech students during placements. More jobs in R&D departments are generally offered to GATE qualified candidates as compared to BE/B.Tech students.
According to India Skills Report prepared by CII, AICTE and LinkedIn, out of 75% of skills required for employability, 51% can be achieved only through GATE training and qualification.
An aspirant can get into technical profile jobs in their dream companies through GATE as the top 15% cream technical jobs are offered to GATE candidates. The top rated universities offer high packages to the GATE qualified students too. It is an opportunity for candidate to get placement during their academic years.
ME/M.Tech Degree also provides an opportunity for those who wish to apply for faculty positions in top educational universities. These top educational universities are offering Assistant Professorships to their candidates with highly paid packages with a minimum of 5-7 lacks per annum.
According to GJ Chakrapani, GATE organizing chairman, GATE is a ‘very candidate friendly exam’. The scope of opportunities coupled with informed choices, made at the right time by any student who wants to build his career, is immense and easily achievable. The chances need to be taken and the time is right now.