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Why to Choose GATE: Check Opportunities and Scholarships for GATE Qualifiers

Last Updated - January 23, 2017

GATE is a National qualifying exam for pursuing M.Tech. The exam started in 1984 and is organised by IITs and IISc on rotational basis. IIT Roorkee is the conducting authority for GATE 2017. Around 2 lakhs 61 thousand applicants have applied for the exam. GATE Result is usually declared after one month of exam.

The opportunities and scope after clearing the exam have increased many folds with years. The Government offers many types of fellowships to GATE qualifiers. The score is also used by various PSUs(Public Sector Undertakings) for recruitment.Read About PSUs Recruitment through GATE 2017.

Admissions to Post Graduate Programmes

A candidate can use GATE Score 2017 for two purposes depending upon his/her  GATE 2017 score and his/her interest. He/she can either go for admission in various postgraduate programs(M.Tech, M.Engineering, Ph.D.) in top IITs and NITs with financial support of MHRD and other Government agencies or He/she can apply for job in various Public Sector Undertaking or better known as PSUs (ONGC, BPCL, DMRC etc) for graduate engineers .

  • Masters of Technology (M.Tech)/ Master of Engineering(M.E.)/ Master of Science (M.S.)-  This is one of the most convention options of GATE qualified candidate, to go for further studies. Post graduation from IITs and few good NITs is actually a great option to get a deeper understanding of the subject. Almost every engineer and wannabe engineers dream about pursuing engineering from IITs and those who cannot crack IIT JEE , GATE is there “SECOND CHANCE”. Masters Degree from a well-known college/institution adds value to candidate’ education  and benefit him/her in the long run.  It also gives the candidate more insight into the subjects, usually cause teachers or professors  are better and Candidate is more exposed to applications than during his/her days. Few colleges in Singapore and Germany also consider candidate’s GATE score for admission to pursue M.S. if he/she have a decent GATE score.
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  • Opportunities for pursuing Ph.D./PGDM / PGDIE etc - A masters from a good college increases candidate’ chances of being selected for Ph.D. at an even better college, in India or abroad to pursue research in the world’s best universities with proper financial aid. Some Institutions offers integrated masters plus doctoral program, right after graduation based on GATE Score. Some colleges also offer techno-managerial courses to GATE qualified candidates.
  • Some IIMs have a few seats for doctoral programs based on GATE score.
  • There are few institutions which provide 1 year/2 years sponsored masters degree by various MNCs to the new candidates based on their GATE score and Interview, Aspirants later get placed in the same company.

Scholarships through GATE

Candidates obtaining a good GATE Score are entitled for many scholarships. Many institutes such as BARC offers offers stipend based courses. MHRD also provides scholarships to M.Tech pursuing candidates. Candidates can check below various types of scholarships offered to GATE Qualifiers:-

  • Scholarships in Research Institutes- GATE Qualifiers are given Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship(SRF) in CSIR laboratories. These are stipend based fellowships. Candidates are given stipend from 15,000-20,000.
  • Stipend in BARC- Many reputed institutes such as BARC  offers stipend based courses to GATE Qualifiers. The stipend varies from 15,000 to 20,000.
  • Scholarships for pursuing M.E./M.Tech- MHRD Government provides assistanceship of Rs 11,500 to GATE qualifiers who wants to pursue PG courses. 
  • Library Funds- Candidates are given an allowance of Rs 5000 to facilitate ther needs of books/notes during the course periods. This allowance is offered by all the UGC/AICTE affiliated Universities.

PSUs Recruitment through GATE 2017

GATE Score is used by many Public Sector Undertakings for recruitment. PSUs are Government owned companies partially behaving as private firms. The benefits of working in these firms are their salary packages, medical benefits and other aids.

Candidates can check below the list of PSUs through GATE and their admission process

Bharat Sanchar Nagar Limited Junior Technical Officer (BSNL JTO)2,510Rs. 8.15 lakhs -Rs. 14.44 lakhs p.aBSNL JTO Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Central Electronics Limited (CEL)
Form Available
-6.50 LPACEL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
Form Available
-Rs 11.25 lakhs per annumIOCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC)
Form Available
100Rs. 20,600 - 46,500NLC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL)
Form Available
65.98-14.77 lakhsMDL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
Form Available
-Rs. 24900- 50500/- p.mBPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
Form Available
6724900 -50500 p.mGAIL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
Form Available
- Rs. 24900-3%-50500 p.mNTPC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
Form Available
-Rs. 16400 – 40500BEML Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
Form Available
125Rs. 40,500HAL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Broadband Network Limited (BBNL)
Form Available
-Rs. 16,400 to 40,500BBNL Recruitment Through GATE 2017

Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL)

Form Available

5020600- 46500 p.mBHEL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
Form Available
-Rs. 24,900 – 50,500 p.m.HPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)-24900-50,500 p.mONGC Recruitment Through GATE 2017

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

18315600-39100 p.mNPCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)-Rs. 16400- 40500 p.mNBCC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL)--WBSEDCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Oil India ltd-Rs. 24900- 50500/- p.mOil India Ltd. Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Cabinet Secretariat20Rs.15600- 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mCabinet Secretariat Recruitment Through GATE 2017
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)99Rs 20600- 3%- 46500 (IDA) p.mNHPC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)-35,000 INR- p.m.BARC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL)-Rs.16400-40500NPCCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
BNPM-Rs. 7LPA.BNPM Recruitment Through GATE 2017
DRDO163Rs.15600- 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mDRDO Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES)30Rs.20600-46500RITES Recruitment Through GATE 2017
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL)-Rs. 16,400-3% to Rs. 40500NFL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)-Rs.15600- 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mIPR Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)-Rs.16650- 39100 with grade pay of 5800/- p.mPSPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL)-Rs.16650- 39100 with grade pay of 5800/- p.mPSTCL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL)- Rs. 16,400-40,500MECL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd (THDC)-Rs. 24,900-3%-50,500 (IDA)THDC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd (OPGC)-Rs. 4.5 Lakhs per annumOPGC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL)-1st Year Rs.18,000 - 2nd Year Rs.20,000GSECL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Krishak Bharati Co-operative Limited (KRIBHCO)--KRIBHCO Recruitment Through GATE 2017
 Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC)-Rs. 22000 - 46500MRVC Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL)-Rs. 28,000RVNL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Coal India Limited (CIL)-Rs. 25,000 - 50,000CIL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Airport Authority of India (AAI)198Rs. 16,400 - 40,500AAI Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Educational Consultants Of India Limited (EDCIL)20Rs. 16400-3% to 40,500EDCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2017
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)50Rs. 16400-3% to 40,500NALCO Recruitment Through GATE 2017
IRCON International Limited (IRCON)38Rs. 20600 - 46500IRCON Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)164RS. 24900 - 50500PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2017

Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC)

-13500-66000 p.mDMRC Recruitment
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)25Rs.15600 - 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mNHAI Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPCL)1043Rs. 32,000BSPCL PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Vizag Steel Plant (VSP)45Rs. 20,600 - 46,500Vizag Steel Plant Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Larsen & Toubro (L & T)40Rs. 41,600L & T Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI)15Rs. 16,400 - 40,500MIDHANI Recruitment Through GATE 2017
Delhi Transco Limited (DTL)-19,000 to 39,100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mDelhi Transco Limited Recruitment Through GATE 2017



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