In this era, just being a graduate won’t bag you a wonderful job opportunity. All of us are well aware of the decreasing employment rates in India. So for an unprecedented career, one should go for higher studies. This won’t just open up the doors to your bright future but will also boost your career. Hence, these days, the students prepping for higher education opt for competitive exams.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam is one such very well-known exam. Almost all the science and engineering students appear for the exam and are also aware of the chunks of opportunities.
Well, if you too want to go for higher studies such as M. Tech or ME after your graduation. Then, this competitive exam is for you. Let me list out some benefits of qualifying GATE exam.
Public Sector Units (PSUs)
Candidates qualifying GATE with magnificent ranks is directly called for interviews by these organizations. These days many PSUs are hiring candidates with good GATE scores such as BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, SAIL, NTPC, HPCL, PGCIL, BARC and over 200 more PSUs present in the country consider GATE scores as a satisfactory criterion in their recruitment process. A job in a PSU ensures you keep in touch with intriguing engineering advances while enjoying the security and perks of a Govt. salary. Working in a PSU will not only help you lead an affluent life but also you will serve your country.
If you crack the exam with an outstanding score, then the best opportunity is to get into India’s prestigious institutes like IITs and NITs or IISC. Based on your specialization and interests you can choose your favorite institutes. After completion of your higher studies, firms like Google, Samsung, Tata, Maruti, Cisco, and several other eminent companies with salaries ranging from 8 lakhs to 30 lakhs per annum bless you with really excellent campus placement opportunities. And if you have always dreamt of getting that tag of an “IITian” before your name, this is the exam that paves the path towards it.
If you are zealous about your subject and want to explore new things, then after the completion of your M. Tech or ME, you can also opt for research, Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. Research is an area which is not developed properly in our country explored though it holds great promise. A very few people stay back in the country to do their research fellowship rather they go to foreign countries for a better prospect and future. But why should you go to a foreign university and do research while also having to struggle with part-time jobs to meet expenses? You can do the same outstanding and path-breaking researches in your own country and simultaneously can earn a hefty stipend for that. Isn’t a good option for you? By doing research in your own country, you can make your country and people proud.
Joining foreign universities after GATE
Another great opportunity after GATE is that you can join foreign universities for your higher education and fulfill all your dreams. Many universities in Germany, Singapore consider a valid GATE score, i.e. above 90 percentile as a parameter for admission. While many universities in Germany waive tuition fees for their various M. Tech and MS programs. So, make hard work for your GATE exam preparation and can get one step closer to your dream.
So, it’s prime time to start with your GATE preparation if you’re in your third year of engineering