GATE, the abbreviated form of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, is a mandatory exam for admission PG programmes offered by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) supported colleges and institutes. The exam is regulated jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven IITs on behalf of NCB (National Coordination Board). If you have been preparing for the Gate for quite some time, you would be happy to know that you are going to avail a few benefits other than just becoming just a professor.
#1 Benefit: Ticket to Junior Research Fellowship, Stipend and Scholarship
Can a GATE qualified candidate be awarded JRF? The answer is ‘YES’. Why only Junior Research Fellowship, a GATE qualified person is eligible for the award of SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) in CSIR laboratories. These fellowships are stipend based and the amount can actually go up to INR 20,000/-. Besides, reputed institutes have made GATE score mandatory for their various stipend- based programmes.
#2 Benefit: International Opportunities
One of the major reasons why GATE is getting so popular amongst engineering students is because of its international opportunities. This is quite tempting, indeed. A few foreign universities like National University of Singapore (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University(Singapore), Technical University of Germany (Germany) and RWTH ACHEN (Germany)accept GATE score. Students must keep in mind that the average GATE score they should get is above 90 percentile.
#3 Benefit: Domain Specialisation
You can make a difference by earning a Master degree in Technology. Showcase your expertise in a particular subject and for a PhD programme.
#4 Benefit: Public Sector Undertakings Hiring
Just by cracking Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2019 you will be offered a plethora of PSU jobs. Numerous public sector companies (BPCL, IOC, etc.) these days are recruiting candidates based on their GATE score. Don’t want to go for the Masters? No problem!
#5 Benefit: 100% Job Placement
Compared to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) students, M.Tech students are given more preference by many private companies. Tech-based profiles are getting buzzed, hence creating a technical profile will surely fetch you dream jobs. Moreover, esteemed institutions and universities lure GATE qualified candidates with high packages.