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M.Tech. as we commonly call, is an abbreviation of Masters in Technology. Generally, it is a two-year long degree course, which includes a number of specializations that a student can choose from. While some students go for Civil Engineering, others choose between Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical etc.
The students often appear for the GATE in order to get placed in the postgraduate courses (M.Tech or MS by Research) across the country. GATE is jointly conducted by the IITs and IISC Bangalore on behalf of the National Coordination Board (GATE -MHRD).
GATE held once in a year, IIT Guwahati is the organizing institute for GATE 2018. The GATE exam lists out about 22 papers for which candidates can appear and pursue M.Tech or MS. They are seen to be really tough to clear. And hence, we lay out some of the reasons for you to go ahead with this course.
We give you multiple reasons to choose M.Tech. Here they are:
For all you wondering the benefits of the GATE exam, let us tell you that they are plenty in number. From the most-preferred government jobs to fancy MNC jobs, below are its plus points:
Over the years, M.Tech. has been a topic of discussion for most of the people, in terms of the myths and facts associated with it. With this article, we wish to bust all the surrounding myths, getting the most apt facts in front of you! We also intent to differentiate between the fallacy and reality, helping you feel better about this fearful course. Take a read.
Myth- IIT’s do not offer M.Tech as good as B.Tech!
Fact- IIT’s do offer M.Tech. as good as B.Tech because:
Myth- Teaching is the only profession after M.Tech.!
Fact- In reality, this doesn’t hold any truth. In fact, teaching is probably the last option to consider. We see people getting placed in giants such as Amazon, Adobe, Oracle, Cisco, etc. where most of them are M.Techs than B.Techs. We also see many students pursue research after their M.Tech. However, teaching is a good option for those looking for stability in life.
Myth- M.Tech. is equal to a fun ride of 2 years!
Fact- This myth can be said to be partially true. M.Tech. is a mix of some serious study slots and some fun free time. IIT’s offer courses that are really good but extremely tough at the same time. Where scoring good grades is a task, the learning process comes easily. Then there are courses that are easy to do but useless in application. Scoring good grades may be an easy task, but they do not hold any value in real life.
All we can say is, after all this struggle in IIT’ s, the GATE exam will look like a cake-walk to you.
Myth- M.Tech. doesn’t give you good placements!
Fact- Passing your M.Tech. degree with a good score and from a recognized institute can assure you placement in a big company. Famous institutes have always held this record of placements for students who excel in their studies. In fact, these companies select you through rigorous selection criteria, along with the degree that you hold. Hence, students must strive to score well in the entrance exam, i.e. the GATE exam in order to enjoy the later benefits.
M.Tech. does require you to donate a sufficient amount of time if you aspire to score well. For all those apprehensive about its future benefits, here are a few of them:
In case you wish to pursue Ph.D. after completion of your M.Tech course, we have some of the important details for you:
If you still haven’t been convinced to pursue M.Tech., we give you the stats that speak a lot for themselves. The data provides the highest and average placements of different branches of IIT. Take a look.
|IITs||Highest Package||Average Package|
|Delhi||INR 21 Lacs Per Annum||INR 14.71 Lacs Per Annum|
|Bombay||INR 35 Lacs Per Annum||INR 9 Lacs Per Annum|
|Roorkee||INR 1.83 Crore Per Annum||-|
|Guwahati||INR 62 Lacs Per Annum||-|
We hope this article helped you gain those extra knowledge points about M.Tech. and the GATE exam.