GATE provides an opportunity for students to earn Masters in Technology degree in their area of interest subjects, for those students who they have missed their chance of studying in IITs or NITs through which they could get a good exposure.
GATE qualified candidates in the Engineering discipline are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) & Senior Research Fellowship(SRF) in CSIR Laboratories. JRF & SRF are stipend bases fellowships. The stipend amount generally lies between Rs 15000/- to Rs 20000/- for CSIR laboratories.
During placement drive more and better technical companies (like: Google, CISCO, TATA, Skoda, Maruti, LG electronics, Simens, Samsung etc) are coming for campus placement in reputed universities like IIT’s, IIIT’s, NIT’s, Vellore, PEC, DCE, Thapar etc. Companies being offered higher salaries packages to master in engineering students as compared to bachelor in engineering students.
ME/M.Tech Degree also provides opportunity for those who wishing to apply for faculty in top educational universities.These top educational universities are offering Astt. Professor designation to their candidates with highly paid packages of 5-7 lacs per annum.
There are many Public Sector Undertaking like NTPC/ONGC/NHPC/IOCL/GAIL/PGCIL/CONCOR /BHEL/BEL/MECON/DDA/BPCL/HPCL/HECL etc. have indicated their interest in GATE qualified candidates. All above mentioned companies have recruited Management Trainee/ Executive Trainee through GATE-2013 exam only. From coming years it is expecting that all state level companies will consider GATE exam for their hiring process.
The following public sector undertakings (PSUs) have already signed MoUs with GATE for using GATE 2014 score as screening tool for recruiting engineers at entry level positions.