Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering commonly known as GATE is an all India examination for the student of engineering and since after there gradation.GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT BOMBAY, IIT DELHI, IIT GUWAHATI, IIT KANPUR, IITKHARA GPUR, IIT MADRAS, and IIT ROORKEE) on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE under the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). This is the exam that tests a student’s basic understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. It opens a number of opportunities for you to pursue in life. The exam score helps you in walking toward the reputed college and universities of not only in India but also in universities of Germany and Singapore and many other universities. Apart from academic advancement GATE also opens the number of jobs in many public sectors, Research Centers and other state PSUs. While on other hand preparation for GATE can also improve your preparation of other competitive examination. GATE is not just an exam but is literally a gateway to an ocean of opportunities, some of which I have listed down below:
- Admission in reputed college & financial support
GATE provides the gateway to take admission in MTECH, MS, MANAGEMENT COURSES in colleges like IITs, NITs, Central Universities, NITIE BOMBAY ETC. Some foreign universities like National Institute of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University also consider GATE score for their entrance process. MTECH degree provides you a specialization in certain area and you can go for a PhD after that. You can get the financial aid of RS 12400/- per month from MHRD.
- Job opportunities
Many public sector undertakings such as ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, BHEL, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (there are PSUs totaling 215 in number) are using the GATE score for selecting candidates for their organizations and the package is also high as much as 17-18lakh per annum.
There are other various states PSUs(BSPCL, WBSBDEL, HVNL, etc.) that directly intake through GATE.
- Research Institutes Hiring Through GATE
As the times are changing, there has been an increasing scope of recruitment in the R & D departments of various technological companies. In laboratories like Counsel of Scientific and Industrial Research, GATE qualified engineers have been made eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF). Such fellowships are paid, and the stipend generally is between Rs 15,000- Rs 20,000.
- Teaching job after GATE
For the teaching jobs, degrees like ME and MTech is a mandate, and for placement in various universities like; Indus University, Sharda University, Amity University, Lovely university and Arni University, etc, the GATE score is what is required. To be a professor in these universities, you need to be a student of a well-reputed college, where the mentioned universities visit for campus placements. These jobs are highly paid and the designation that you get is of an assistant professor.
These are the certain benefits of giving the GATE examination so start your preparation as soon as possible. Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference