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Additional Opportunities After GATE Examination

MediaInfoline March 13, 2019

GATE, a national level examination is conducted jointly by the 7 IITs and IISc Bangalore. The exam is conducted to test the basic engineering knowledge that the candidates acquired during their undergraduate studies (BE/ B.Tech). The examination opens the door for a lot of career opportunities for the prospective candidates after the declaration of GATE result. Some of the additional career opportunities that one can opt after the exam are discussed below.

Admission to M.Tech Courses

The scores of GATE exam are nationally accepted and are mandatory to get admission in the M.Tech. Course in the top institutes around the country. Better job opportunities, research opportunities, handsome pay packages etc. are some of the perks that one can get post an M.Tech degree.

Entry into the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

After the PSUs signed an MoU with the IITs for direct recruitment of candidates via the GATE exam, the exam has become more important. So to get a job in the PSUs of your choice, all you need to do is work hard and get the much-coveted score required to get an entry in the PSU. The Indian PSUs have the most luring work experience as they provide handsome salaries, subsidy for facilities like oil and petroleum, a good work-life balance etc. Additionally, they also extend support to its employees for pursuing higher education like MBA.

Opportunity to do PhD

If you have qualified GATE and wish to enter the PhD domain, you don’t necessarily need to possess M.Tech. Degree. Candidates possessing a B.Tech. The degree can now do a PhD and take their career in research forward. You might also get a chance to become an Assistant Professor post PhD in elite colleges such as the IITs and IISc. Good stipend and provision of studying in foreign nations are also the other perks that one enjoys during the PhD course.

Admission to the FPM Program

Fellowship Program in Management (FPM) is a 5-year doctorate level program run by the Indian Institutes of Management. After the completion of the FPM program, a candidate gets to work as a professor in the elite management colleges of the country. Additionally, during the program, a candidate gets a good stipend of around Rs.30000 per month without having the need to pay any tuition fee for four years and six months of the course. Candidates who live off campus get HRA of 8000 per month whereas married candidates get 13000 per month as their HRA.

Admission to PGDM Programs

Elite institutes such as NITIE offer PGDM programs in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Management and Project Management to the candidates who have the requisite GATE score thus opening the arena of Management in the engineering domains itself.

GATE exam is the gateway to a lot of career opportunities for the prospective candidates. But to get into any of these, one needs to work hard and attain the requisite GATE score and order to take their career growth forward.


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