Career Options To Choose After GATE Exam

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GATE exam is conducted by the 7 IITs and IISc Bangalore usually in the month of February every year. This exam is conducted for the graduate students to check their caliber for the master in Engineering. Most of the aspirants think to appear in GATE exam only to get admission in Master Degree of different branches of engineering. But GATE exam offers you more than the opportunity of master’s degree in engineering.

In this article, we will tell you about the multiple career choice you have after the GATE.

Higher Education

Most of the aspirants appear in the GATE exam with the dream of further studies in engineering from a well-known college or university. By clearing the GATE exam you can get admission in the following universities.

  • IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur all these colleges can offer you the admission if your GATE score is 500 to 800.
  • IISc offers admission to the candidates who have 700 to 1000 GATE score.
  • Aspirants can join IIT Kharagpur if their GATE score is 400 to 800.
  • To take admission in IIT Guwahati you GATE score should be 300 to 800.
  • IIT Roorkee can offer you admission if your GATE marks are 28 to 70.
  • IIT BHU needs GATE score of 400 to 600.
  • To take admission in government engineering college you GATE score should be up to AIR 2500.
  • With GATE score above AIR 2500, you can get admission in private engineering college.

Research Opportunities

Research and development is an area where our country needs more talent. Very few numbers of youth choose research as a career opportunity so this filed has more potential and less competition. After completion of your M. Tech, you can start your research work through Junior Research Fellowship. You will also get some stipend for your research work.  If we talk about the finance then yes, first few years will not be in your favor but once you established as intellectual then there will be a financial stability with fame.

Foreign Universities after GATE Exam

Few foreign universities also consider the GATE score but to get admission in that university you need to score high marks in GATE exam. If you worked well and your percentile is 90 or more in GATE then you can get admission in National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore). You can pursue your master’s degree in Engineering from their campuses. This will bring many global opportunities at your doorstep.

Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Entrance

PSU has signed an MOU with IITs for recruitment through GATE. This made the GATE exam more popular in recent years. Now the aspirants can get a job in PSUs on the basis of their GATE score. Here are the few names of different PSUs that recruit through GATE include BHEL, NTPC, PGCIL, NHPC, IOCL etc.  These PSUs offers a handsome salary including many other benefits to their employees.

State Electricity Jobs

Many states’ electricity board have collaborated with the IITs to recruit the employees through GATE. You need to put your GATE registration number on their respective websites. West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDC), Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGEN) are hiring the employees on the basis of their GATE score.

Apart from all the mentioned opportunities after GATE, you can also get opportunities in the private sector. Many organizations recruit candidates with good GATE score in their R&D department.

So we can say that GATE is the doorway to many opportunities. Hence, we wish all the best to all aspirants of GATE.

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