Basics of M.Tech
Master of Technology (M.Tech) is a post graduate degree that engineers can opt for. It forms an extension of an engineer's graduate education and provides him with an opportunity for practical implementation of engineering knowledge. Generally, if a student has a good understanding of technical subjects and he wishes to enhance his skills in the field of Engineering or technology, it is advisable that he should pursue an M.Tech course from recognized institutes of the country.
The benefits of an M.Tech degree:
The demand for engineers is generally pretty high at all times. This is because they form a vital part of the educated and skilled workforce of any country. With every country persistently engaged in the processes of development and improvement, there are thousands of areas where engineering knowledge is required. An M.Tech degree has the dual advantage as it opens up the avenues of twin careers of a professional engineer as well as a managerial role. Benefits include:
- Pursuing M.Tech after B.Tech gives sufficient time to get deep technical knowledge of the subject and have more control over it.
- Degree of M.Tech enhances your professional qualifications and builds up a strong social industrial network through which we are able to get top notch jobs.
- There are opportunities to shift into managerial roles as one gains greater experience in the technical field.
Areas of Opportunities for M.Tech Graduates:
An M.Tech graduate has a number of career opportunities open for him. The rapid pace of development in the country and the need for skilled engineers has meant that there are a number of vistas for M.Tech graduates. The following are some of the career options that a student can avail after his M.Tech degree:
- Corporate Sector: In case the person pursues his M.Tech from a college of repute, then there are a number of opportunities in the corporate sector. Almost all fields of engineering offer possible employment. The Employment opportunities after M.Tech include offers from: consulting companies (TCE Consulting Engineers Ltd., Zinnov Research & Consulting etc.); Core Engineering Companies (Punj Lloyd, L&T ECC); R & D Centers (BARC, ISRO etc.)
- Research & Development: The opportunity of super-specialization and further studies (for example PhD) is always open after completing the M.Tech degree.
- Teaching Profession is another career opportunity available after completing one's M.Tech. With a number of colleges opening in the country, there are a number of jobs available for teachers.
How to pursue an M.Tech degree in India?
In order to pursue M.Tech in India from Top Colleges, an aspirant needs to take GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) which is jointly conducted by IITs and IISC, Bangalore. The exam generally takes place in February. Depending on the GATE score, aspirants can also apply for financial assistance. For Teaching Assistantship, Research Assistantship, and Financial Assistance is offered for a valid GATE score.
There are many top notch colleges that are considered as best for pursuing M.Tech. Apart from the colleges of IITs, NITs, IIITs, and BITs, IISc Bangalore is also one of the best colleges that offer an M.Tech degree. Admission to M.Tech course in few colleges is purely on the basis of academic performance in B.Tech course.
GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. The exam checks the aspirants' knowledge of a specific domain which was covered during his Graduation (B.E or B. Tech or B. Arch). GATE is jointly conducted by the IITs and IISc Bangalore on behalf of the National Coordination Board (GATE -MHRD). For those who have a good hold over technical subjects of engineering and also have a keen interest to enhance their skills in the same arena, GATE is the route of entry to the recognized Post Graduate or Doctoral programs in India.
Why Take GATE Exam?
GATE scores are required for the following purposes:
- For admission to M Tech, M.E or PhD programs in various MHRD recognized colleges all over the country.
- As a Selection (screening) criterion in some of the Public sector organizations in the country (GAIL, HPCL, DDA, IOCL, BPCL, NTPC, BEL, and NALCO).
- As a basic requirement for fellowship programs.
- For obtaining financial assistance during Masters programs.
- For obtaining financial assistance for Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or other MHRD recognized institutes.
- For obtaining financial assistance for Doctoral programs in Sciences’ stream under MHRD recognized institutes.