If you are a CS student and confused about what are various options after GATE, then this post is for you.
Around 10 lacs students across the whole of India from all the branches appear for GATE every year. In which CS branch students are around 1 lac to 1,50,000 lacs (numbers can vary every year).
Qualifying in GATE will give you a touch of success in your academic life and will widened your further career options. Let’s check the career options after qualifying GATE for a CS student.
- Pursuing M.E./M.Tech from top institutes of the country
If you have qualified GATE, you can straight away apply for M.E. or M.Tech in IITs. Moreover, if you have a valid GATE score you can get monthly stipend during your two years of M.Tech program. Once completing your master’s programme, your dream company awaits you. If you are in top IITs you can get placed in Product Based Companies.
List of institutes where GATE scores are valid : IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT BHU, IISc Bangalore, NIT Suratkhal, NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy and some more.
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- Going into Public Sector Units (PSUs)
Another option after clearing GATE for a CS student is going into PSUs. Although other branches have upper hand here than CS students, but if selected in one of the PSUs they can get high salaries which one could only dream of.
PSUs like GAIL, PGCIL, ONGC, IOCL, NLC, NTPC, ISRO, SAIL, VIZAG, BEL, BSNL, BARC and AAI hires through GATE scores followed by Group Discussions and Personal Interview.
- Reasearch opportunities
After completing your two years master’s programm you can also opt for research field. This is one of the areas explored very little by students. After few years of hardships, you will ultimately settled getting financially satisfied jobs.
- Studying in top universities in abroad
yes!! you can get admission in few of top universities of the world where GATE scores are valid. For instance National University of Singapore gives admission to candidates having GATE percentile more than 90. Moreover, you can pursue MS in US after graduation, though you have to appear and qualify for Graduate Records Examination (GRE) which will ultimately lead you to high paying jobs.