India produces more than 15 Lakhs of engineers yet more than 9 Lakhs of them are unemployed or underpaid. I assume you are either among the 40% that got a job or the 60% who didn’t or are not happy with their salary.
I’m sure you have heard about the examination which is jointly conducted by IISc and the IITs, GATE. Do you know, only 17% of the students are able to qualify GATE? So why will anyone in their sane mind ask you to quit your job and prepare for GATE when so much risk is involved, right?
Well, because you are not satisfied with the job and hence not happy. How we feel about our work affects how we deal our personal life. Imagine yourself being among the top 17% in the country. That does feelextraordinary, isn’t? So, all I’m telling you is to dream big.
First, I will briefly inform you why to go for GATE and then tell you how to prepare for it.
Benefits of GATE:
1. Further education
One of the most common option after clearing GATE is to go ahead and pursue a postgraduation or Master’s Degree in an esteemed institution. It expands the possibility of getting into better college or university to become learned.
You can choose M-Tech, Me or MS course from the IITs (The temple for engineers), NITs or IISc. This can make you have a greater understanding of your subject and open great job possibilities in future.
Students have the option to get into the stream of research and experimentation. GATE opens the gates for this possibility for those who are interested. Apart from this, completing a postgraduate also allows you to pursue a PhD programme in prestigious colleges.
2. Jobs through GATE:
Through campus placement –
The vast knowledge and hard work of the students pursuing post-graduation after clearing GATE are appreciated with a good job placement in major companies like Google, Samsung, Facebook and several other companies. They offer high salary packages as well as facilities.
Educational institutes like Allen, Resonance and other institutes which prepare students for competitive exams hire GATE qualified candidates. Colleges recruit postgraduate engineers from campuses. Here you can teach young minds as well asget high salaries.
Jobs in Public sectors:
If you need a job security and high paying salary, is there any better option than the public sectors? PSUs have started undertaking GATE candidates, due to which now there are 2-3 thousand seats filled through GATE ranks. The hiring PSUs include NTPC/ONGC/NHPC/IOCL/GAIL/PGCIL/BHEL/BEL/MECON/DDA/RVNL/BPCL/HPCL/HECL etc
Now since you saw why GATE is so demanding, let’s see how can you convert this dream into a reality. The difference between those who successfully clear the exam and those who don’t isnotthe lack of hard work, but the lackof plans.
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