Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE Examinations. The operations related to GATE in eight zones all over India is managed by a Zonal GATE Office at IISc or IITs. The Organising Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2016 was IISc Bangalore, and for GATE 2017 is IIT Roorkee.
Some non-Indian universities like the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and some technical universities in Germany also identify the GATE score as a parameter for judging the quality of the candidates for admission into their Masters and Ph.D. programs.
A top official of a leading GATE coaching centre told Deccan Chronicle that excellent performance by a student in GATE opens doors to pursue M.Tech at few of the best institutes in the world such as IISc Bangalore and IITs as well as get recruited by a few of the best PSUs of India. The number of PSUs accepting a GATE score is expected to keep increasing over the years as the GATE examination not only provides a good indicator of the technical ability and general aptitude of a student, it also provides a huge and highly competitive candidate pool for selection.
Currently, there are around 40 PSUs who have confirmed their participation in accepting GATE scores for recruitment, the official said. “Last year around 8.18 lakhs appeared for GATE 2016 and the number is more or less expected to remain the same for GATE 2017.” said the official....