Career Options for an Engineer After Clearing GATE Exam

What is GATE Exam: GATE is known as GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST IN ENGINEERING. This is one of the highly reputed exam in the field of Engineering. GATE exam is conducted every year in the month of February generally. It is organized by Seven Indian Institute of Technologies( IITs ) i.e IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur and Indian institute of Science (IISc). Generally GATE aspirants are graduate in engineering and science but final years students are also eligible for the exam. Now a days GATE exam is necessary for Higher studies like M.Tech and MS , PSUs Jobs and Junior research fellow ship programmes. A valid GATE score is required for the students who are seeking admission in such type of institutions. Every year many students appear in GATE exam because a good score in GATE exam gives many opportunities to the aspirants.

Career After GATE: A valid GATE  score of a student can bring many opportunities in various field like PSUs jobs,, MS etc.

Jobs In Public Sector Units (PSU):

There are many PSUs who are filling their vacancies through GATE exam like BHEL, ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, NTPC, Power grid corporation, MDL and many other state PSUs are also recruiting through GATE. For these PSUs GATE cutoff is very high now a days. So aspirant must score very good in GATE exam to be considered for these vacancies in PSUs.

Higher Studies in India:

After getting Good GATE score in the exam an aspirant can get admission in Postgraduate ( M.Tech,MS) and Doctoral Programme in various reputed institutes Like IISC and IITs and NITs . To get admission in top engineering intitutes ,rank  of aspirant may vary Branches and Categories wise.

Higher Studies In foreign Universities:

There are a few  famous universities across the globe which consider a valid GATE score as a part of their selection process. The Two famous universities which provide world class research facilities based are National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) where GATE score can be used for admission to PG program. Some programms at NUS and NTU are very competitive and comparable to the world’s best Universities. There are two more universities of Germany which are also considering GATE score.

  • Technical University of Munich
  • RWTH ACHEN University

Campus Placement after Post graduation:

Getting admission in M.Tech Programmes in IISC or in IITs or in NITs  ( Top ones) increases the probability of the aspirant to get a high paid job in multi national companies like TATA Motors,Tata Steel, Reliance Petrolium,L&T, Maruti,Jindal Steel , Google,Microsoft,Qualcomm etc.

Junior Research Fellowship Programme:

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),india is Among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organization. For the admission in this programme an interview will be conducted but to be eligible for this interview  the student must have a valid and Good GATE score .Here students will also get a very good monthly stipend.

Teaching Jobs:

For teaching job as a professor postgraduate degree is compulsory these days. Aspirants who want career in teaching field appear for GATE exam to do a postgraduate or doctoral degree from top engineering college or institutes. So student who wants to start his career as professor should appear in GATE exam and do postgraduate or Ph.D from IISC or IITs or few Top most NITs.

Opportunities in NITIE Mumbai:

NITIE, Mumbai also invites applications through GATE for courses like PGDIE, PGDMM & PGDPM.

1. PGDIE (Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering)
2. PGDMM (Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management)
3. PGDPM (Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management)

To get admission in NITIE Mumbai First you have to clear the cut off on the basis of GATE score  to get a call for the GD and PI. The GATE score cut off varies from around 650–750 depending upon the no. of applications. Secondly after the call you have to crack the GD and PI round to get into the college. The placement of this institute is very high. After doing above courses from NITIE Mumbai a student can easily get a good job of very high salary .

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