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Postgraduate (M.Tech) Entrance
The GATE Exam score is considered as a mandatory requirement for entrance into post-graduate programs in different IITs and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The process for recruitment for M.Tech programs involves qualifying the GATE exam and clearing the cut-off for the respective college and then undergoing an interview stage for final admission.
Different benefits of the M.Tech program are:
- Better job opportunities
- Higher pay packages
- Subject specialisation
- Handsome stipend
GATE Exam scorecard is valid for M.Tech admission for 3 years.
Nowadays M.Tech qualification is not required to be eligible for PhD, if you have a B.Tech degree then also you can go for PhD. Different benefits of going for the PhD programme are:
- Research opportunities abroad
- Stipend during the course
- Eligibility requirement for Assistant professor job at IITs and IIITs.
The recruitment process for the PhD programme involves a valid GATE Exam score and then facing an interview panel based on the respective interest area.
Fellowship Program in Management (FPM)
It is a 5-year program run at IIMs. This program has the following features:
- A monthly stipend of Rs.29,000-30,000 is offered
- No tuition fees for 4 years and 9 months
- For students who live off-campus, will get a house-rent allowance (HRA) of Rs.8,000 for a single student and Rs.13,000 for married students.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) offers various courses in PGDM such as:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management (PGDMM)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM)
For all the above programs, the applicant should have valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) score as on June 15, with 60% aggregate marks (relaxable by 5% in case of SC/ST/PwD (Physically Disabled) candidates) at graduation in Engineering/Technology.
If you wish to go for higher studies abroad then you need not worry about exams such as GRE and TOEFL. There are some universities which consider GATE Exam score for admission of Indian Students such as National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
GATE Exam score must be within 3 years or less from the date of application and the GATE Exam percentile must be above 90.
State Electricity Boards
Earlier different state electricity boards used to conduct independent exams, but nowadays many of them are collaborating with IITs to recruit through GATE Exam. Some of the state boards that recruit through GATE Exam are West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDC), Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGEN).
For recruitment, you have to apply with your GATE Exam registration number on their respective websites.
There are certain research positions available through GATE in Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) through GATE, as well as BARC, conducts its examination for recruitment. Also, industries like ISRO conduct their exams on a similar pattern as the GATE Exam.