The exam GATE has kept its promise for segregating the top 15% technically adept engineers and hence the faculty training such aspirants also forms the ace select few. The vision of such eminent faculty not only helps the students in terms of the manifest proven career benefits of GATE like admissions to M.E./M.Tech programs, jobs in PSUs, admissions to foreign universities, etc., but it also helps them holistically as the preparation of one of the most challenging exams in India has many wider underlying subtle benefits to it.
‘You need to start as early as possible’, says Varsha Suralkar, M.Tech from IIT Bombay and faculty for GATE at Vidyalankar, ‘as the preparation for GATE would primarily enable the student for scoring better in his University exams.’ A strong conceptual hold on each topic at the graduate level easily benefits the student in his final year semesters. A gate score definitely gives one an edge when it comes to joining reputed companies as well as for off-campus recruitments. The GATE will help a student to propel his career; post-graduation will widen his career perspective, both in terms of job opportunities or education at foreign universities. With the GATE, he will get an opportunity to enter the premier institutes of our country where people like Nandan Nilekani (ex Chairman of UIDAI, co-founder of Infosys), Raghuram Rajan (ex RBI Governor), Sundar Pichai (CEO of Google), Naryana Murthy (M.Tech from IITK, Co-founder Infosys), Nikesh Arora (CEO of Softbank), Vinod Khosla (Co-founder of Sun Microsystems) have graduated and made India proud.
‘For placements in top MNCs, when any other student has to go back to all the last semesters’ syllabus of his core engineering branch and revise for technical aptitude and interview rounds, a GATE aspirant is better equipped with in-depth subject knowledge, confidence and technical communication skills by virtue of his mere preparation’, says Parth Thakar, M.Tech from IIT Bombay and faculty for GATE at Vidyalankar. Candidates preparing for GATE can also prepare for exams like IES, UPSC and other government exams conducted by ISRO, DRDO, BARC, etc. as their core engineering subjects get thoroughly revised. On securing admissions to M.E./M.Tech programs which are specialized and advanced courses, a top ranker in the GATE faces lesser difficulty and the journey for him during the course remains smooth.
The overall development of the student by virtue of his preparation for the GATE in terms of clearer concepts, articulate technical communication and enhanced problem solving abilities are the boons in disguise which students can take advantage of.