The increasing competition for clearing GATE exam is itself an indication of its increasing benefits. This exam not only opens doors for individuals to get into renowned universities of India but of the world. Preparing for GATE prepares one for Indian Engineering Service exam too, but this is one of the many benefits it provides.
Recruitment in PSU’s
Many Public Sector Undertakings like NTPC Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, NHPC Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, GAIL limited, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Container Corporation of India Ltd. , Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., MECON Limited, Delhi Development Authority, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited, etc. have also preferred GATE qualified candidates over others. Ever since 2013, PSU’s are seen recruiting employees based on their GATE score and this trend is being continued by other companies. With the inclination of PSU’s towards candidates who have passed GATE it is expected that in the near future the remaining state companies would also take the same route for their recruitments.
The R&D departments of various technological companies have shown an increasing scope owing to the changing times. GATE qualified engineers have been made eligible for the awards of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in laboratories like Counsel of Scientific and Industrial Research. These fellowships generally pay an impressive Rs.15,000-Rs.20,000.
Stipend in BARC
Institutes like Bhabha Atomic Research Center are also seen shifting their focus on GATE qualified students. A number of paid courses are offered at the institute where students are paid a stipend of Rs.1,500-Rs.2,000. In BARC, GATE scorecard is needed for courses that are termed as self-supporting courses.
Scholarships in M.E/M.Tech
GATE students are offered a Scholarship/ Assistance ship, so as to promote post graduation programmes. The students are paid Rs.11,800 per month by the MHRD so as to provide financial assistance to the candidates during their degree.
Library fund is the allowance that is provided so as to sponsor their books, notes, CDs during courses. The students pursuing a master’s degree in technology/ engineering from the universities as approved by UGC or AICET are given a monthly allowance of Rs.5000.
Master in technology/ engineering
A master’s degree adds weight to one’s profile, hence, it is very important that it has also been done from a well-known college/ university. Therefore, GATE gives individuals another chance to be a student of prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, and IIITs.
Placement drives is the preferred route taken by companies like Google, CISCO, TATA, SKODA, Maruti, LG Electronics, Siemens, Samsung etc, over walk ins, for recruitment. They only visit universities like IITs, IIITs, NITs, Vellore, PEC, DCE, ThapparUniveristy etc. because for being the best in the market they need to hire the best too. As a postgraduate, with a step ahead from the graduates, students are better paid and preferred candidate by the said companies.
Degrees like ME and MTech is a mandate for teaching jobs. GATE score is required for a placement in various universities like Indus University, Sharda University, Amity University, Lovely university and Arni University, etc. The mentioned universities visit the campuses of reputed colleges for their placements. The job offered are highly paid and it gives one a designation of assistant professor.
GATE provides 100% job placements to students who have proven worthy to companies and universities. The above-mentioned areas are showcase the advantages of this examination in the current world.
How to prepare for GATE?
Most of the students start preparing for GATE in their 3rd or final year but the best time to start planning for GATE is 2nd year of engineering, as it is difficult to manage between college assignments, project work, and placements all together. Although GATE Exam requires 350-400 hours of dedicated study but starting early will give you a lot of practice and will build your concepts.
There are many coaching institutes across India, providing GATE classroom coaching. But sometimes it is difficult to join these coaching institutes due to high fees and travelling time required to attend the classes. Since the world is digital and we have good connectivity in India, students can join GATE Online coaching also. Through GATE Online coaching you can learn from the best faculties of GATE on your mobile or laptops. You will not only save lot of time but will also save a lot of money. These classes are best in quality and extremely affordable as well. ICE GATE Institute is pioneer in bringing GATE online coaching with their extremely talented pool of IIT/IISc faculties right in our hands.