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Master of Technology (M.Tech) Course Admissions 2017 - 2018 Academic YearMaster of Technology or M.Tech is a post graduate degree for engineers. Pursuing an M.Tech can lead to deep understanding of technical concepts as well as improving your chances in the job market. In this section of Indiastudychannel.com describes more about the scope and traits of an M.Tech post graduate degree.
The most popular course among science students is B.Tech. The master’s level counterpart of B.Tech is Master of Technolgy (M.Tech) and is one of the most favourite higher study options among the B.Tech graduates. Pursuing M.Tech after B.Tech is a good choice for those who are looking forth to add value to the knowledge they have earned in their B.Tech. The value that M.Tech adds to a student’s career is in the form of advanced knowledge in a specialized field and this has a number of benefits. Courses such as B.Tech and M.Tech are technical in nature and although B.Tech is a professional course and corporations do entertain B.Tech graduates, but would on any day prefer an M.Tech postgraduate over an undergraduate student. The advanced knowledge of concepts pertaining to a specialized field which a student gains during M.Tech opens many doors for him. M.Tech provides more exposure to the application of engineering and a student gets more and better insight into the subjects which are introduced to him at the undergrad level. This course gives detailed knowledge and information in a particular field. For those who cannot sustain themselves to complete a M.Tech degree, there are a number of distance education programs and courses such as the 5 year integrated MBA.
Duration of M.Tech Courses - M.Tech, being a postgraduate program is shorter in duration when compared to its undergraduate counterpart. The usual duration of the course is two years. However, as already mentioned, there are 5 year integrated M.Tech courses which will save a student valuable academic year.
Eligibility for M.Tech Courses - Different engineering colleges have different eligibility criteria for taking admission of students in the M.Tech program. Indian Institute of Delhi (IIT) Delhi, for instance, requires that a student willing to get enrolled in an M.Tech program with IIT Delhi must have either a B.Tech, B.E., M.Sc. equivalent degree and at least 75% marks or 8.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale to get admission without having to take a test or face an interview. For those, who have 60% marks or 6.75 CGPA need to take a test or face an interview. Also, the student needs to have cleared GATE with a score of 300 or above marks or qualifying score, whichever is higher. Other universities have a requirement that the candidate must have minimum 55% marks in average in their undergrad courses. For instance, BIT Mesra requires an M.Tech candidate to hold a B.E., B.Tech or equivalent degree in the appropriate discipline along with a minimum of 55% marks in graduation. Sometimes, candidates appearing in final examinations of their Bachelor programmes are also allowed to apply for M.Tech program provisionally.
Cost of Study for M.Tech Courses - This course can be a very affordable course if one pursues it from an IIT. For instance, the semester fee for M.Tech at IIT Madras is just a little over ten thousand bucks. Similarly, the fee for general candidates at IIT Kharagpur for M.Tech course is about twenty thousand for the first semester and just a little over nine thousand for subsequent semesters. However, the price of this course can go really high if one is to pursue it from private universities. For instance, the overall price of the entire course at Amrita University is close to five lakh rupees which in our opinion, is a lot. Clearly, the price of the course depends on which institution you’re pursuing it from. It can be less than ten thousand as well as at the same time, more than five lakhs too.
Admission Procedure for M.Tech Courses - Those willing to take admission in an M.Tech programme need to satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements. A lot of colleges take admission of students in the M.Tech programme based on the marks they scored in their graudation. However, if one is willing to get into the famed IITs or NITs, for pursuing an M.Tech, they will have to take the GATE test. GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level exam conducted in eight zones across the country. In this exam, the candidate can apply for one out of twenty three papers. GATE tests the aptitude of the candidate by asking him MCQs and numerical questions. GATE scores are considered by IITs and NITs for admission into the MTech program. Also, many Public Sector Enterprises recruit graduates on the basis of GATE scores. Some of such organizations are NTPC, BHEL, IOCL etc.
Career Prospects for M.Tech Courses - Getting an M.Tech degree can translated into better salaries or pay packages. M.Tech graduates are often hired as technologists and researchers as while doing an MTech course, students are required to do a lot of research as well. MTech degree holders have a number of opportunities in the corporate sectors both in consulting as well as research based organizations. Another option available for the person is to join the teaching profession. Students can also go ahead and invest their time in much valued research.
Higher Study Opportunities in M.Tech Courses - Candidates with an M.Tech degree can choose to go for earning a Ph.D. in engineering and technology and truly, become a doctor in the subject.