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M.Tech Or Job, What To Choose?

I received too many mails asking this question, I answered this question long time back and then I decided to make a video this morning, you can refer to old post at M.Tech or Job. I made this video many times, sometimes outside home sometimes inside home, finally decided to share the vid I made. I was dead tired and sleepy when I made this : (

The answer is pretty clear from my side. If something is not adding any value you, please don’t do it. Like M.Tech is an advantage over your bachelor’s degree, you can choose it. If you have two things in hand take the one that help you improve in long term.

Without much time I ask you refer to video and do drop questions you have.

Hope this helped you all. One more question is what to do with a contract of three years. I believe you really need three years to understand the real life industry applicable problems, therefore you can spend three years and then take a call. Just be clear in your thoughts.

I only ask you to look into it with a long term vision. If it all supports your long term goals go ahead.

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With this wish you all a great luck.


  1. Yatendra kumar panghal

    Hi zahid
    I m really confused right now as i am working in ongc but i smtimes feels that this is not for me so i was thinking to apply for in iisc but all the people around me says that dont leave bcoz it is a government ongc has got facilities and a good salary so i m confused what to choose a highly paid labor job or a less paid job of a professor.plz help this dilemma is killing me.

  2. Shireen

    Sir i did my btech from a private college. prepared for gate for 1 year end up not qualifying it, now should i take admission in a state gov university for mtech? If yes then what are the other carrier options after that please give me suggestions.

  3. Astha goyal

    if i get good mrks in gate and then i have 2 options – do from iits or choose a very known psu so what is good option for me???

  4. Muhammad abdullah

    Hi I am Abdullah .my age is 24 yr 2 months and I have interest to do
    Coming to my background I completed my from CSE field in 2013 .gem 2013 December to current date I am working
    .there came a huge gap of 3 year and I want to study further .I am getting the feeling of myself feeling old .this itself discouraging me. As one of ur lecture ” what to choose IISC or IIT ” in that u said iits students have to compete with guys .at this point am if i get in iits at 26 age .
    1i have to compete with student who r 6 year younger the time of placements ,age will b 28.this s another thing that a disappointingme .

  5. ESWAR

    I complete my Btech in 2014 in mechanical stream. I given Gate 2015 and 2016 i scored(gate score) 347(2015) and 417(2016) respectively.suggest me a college to do Mtech?

  6. Anisa

    I completed my B.E in ECE in 2009, did technical support job for 3 years after that.
    Then later after Marriage and Marital health issues, i had a gap of of 3 years. Now m realising it as a big mistake. Now i have a kid. So now m feeling, instead of these shift jobs, doing Mtech and working as a lecture/ professor is best for me thinking about my life. Please advice me how to go about, pls call me to 8884722078 or mail me to [email protected]

    1. Zahid

      I agree with you that doing a master degree and joining and teaching is best option. There days there are many M.Tech colleges, even if you cannot prepare for GATE you can just go and join some near ones.

  7. Rushikesh

    I got admission in IIT Madras for mtech thermal. And after two months I now got joining letter from hpcl. I am confused whether to accept it or continue with my mtech.
    please help.

    1. Zahid

      If you dont have financial difficulties. Continue M.Tech you will get much better opportunities : )

  8. Anusha

    Hello Sir,
    I finished my btech from cse in 2009. I am very much interested in higher studies. Since then I attempted gate twice, while working as a software engineer. But couldn’t get good score. I didn’t have enough time to cover syllabus either. I went through very little portion and attempted exam. Now I have 2yrs experience in Spring, j2ee. Got married and moved to Bangalore. Now I’m in job search but my interest still lies in higher education. Every night before I sleep I feel bad that I couldn’t study. Please help me if I have to go for job or go for gate coaching. My friend suggests me to appear for GRE instead of GATE. Pls guide me

  9. Leena Patil

    Hello sir… I am final year B. Tech Chem Engg student from MANIT Bhopal. I would like to know your views regarding the managerial or marketing kind of job vs technical job. I am placed in Mirka India Pvt. Ltd. with 3.75 ctc and 2 years bond. The job is kind of technical support in sales of surface finishing products. I don’t know where I can use the experience gained here, as it is not purely technical. For M.Tech admissions, will it be useful to join ICT or any new IIT. My GATE score is 486, marks 46, AIR 1143, paper code CH.
    Eagerly waiting for your reply.
    Thanks 🙂

  10. durga

    my gate rank is 15500 and i want to do my cse in good nit or reputed central university ..shall i write gate again ? or what are the universities i will get with this rank ?
    pls reply as soon as possible

  11. Padma

    Hi Sir,
    I did B_tech and i am 2010 passed out after tat i worked as Asst.Professor in engineering college for 2 years, now i am interested to work in Software organization so decided to do Mtech my doubt is doing mtech in is helpful to me to get desired job.

  12. sravan.K

    Hi bro….,

    Your video is more helpfull fulll for me…..
    I had a one problem actually i have don my B.Tech KTMCE JNTU (2011) but i didn’t get a job as a fresherly that’s why after one year i realised better to do M.Tech now i am pursuing a M.Tech(C.S.E) secondsem in elenki engineering college (JNTU) and as well as par-alley i am doing a job as a non voice but my life time goal is to become a software engineer
    please give me some suggestions if i get a job in after M.Tech or not which field is better for me.
    Thanks& regards
    Sravan Kumar.K

  13. archit

    plss contact me at fb my id is singharchit

  14. archit

    sir I am in final year …
    my financial condition is ridiculous
    what shud I do
    for a job or study
    and at last I want to crack gate with self study ….I can or not?
    plss help me sir

  15. Vishnu Mohan

    Bhayya i completed my B-tech in 2011 in Mechanical.After that i joined in a medium Tyre company.After one year i quit my job and went for a PG Diploma in Air Cargo and Airline management.The insti i went offered me placement but at last they could not able to give us placements.Now i know that the decision i my made was a blunder.I am currently deviated from my stream do i have a chance to be back in my stream?
    I am asking this because for the last 2 months i try my best but i couldn’t find any job in Mechanical field.Do i have to do courses like NDT,QC OR any design software to increase my chance of getting a job.
    I accidentally find your video and i like it.So i think you could give me a relevant advice.
    Vishnu Mohan

  16. Aditya

    i am fresher in Mechanical.
    This year our branch had a recession and placement are not there.
    i am dropping and taking coaching for gate exam.
    now my question is that if i get a job of 21000/month.
    Should i go with the job or with the coaching

  17. poojA

    grt vdio….

  18. Venkat Venkat


    I was able to get only a cut-off of 145 in my board. So I am Joining in a small Self-financing college(CSE)..Now I am afraid about my job and life..Don’t know whether there would be placements in the college..Now Into the very first year of the college..All I want to know is whether can i get job through gate as i heard to PSU’s. I would be happy to get even in a good private companies. How many ranks should i be within in national level to get placed in PSU. To be frank i am not writing gate to get in to a top university M.Tech or M.E. Please help me as my gate appearnce would be at 2017..under what rank in average to get a job?

  19. riddhima

    hi sir, doing in good college is good or not? as i can’t get seat now in universities with my rank. should i try next year or should I continue now…pls help me

  20. Ayesha

    hey zahid
    i am doing from some private university which got started in 2012 so 1 year of my is over and i did my with aggre of 80% with some state university. now i am confused about opportunities and i am not looking for any PSU as of now.
    could you tell me the best option available for me.

  21. Google Boy

    Hi Zahid,

    Thoughtful video!

    Thanks a ton… I am looking to do GATE this year.. I kno its a littel late for me but still the charm for IITS attract me a lot..!!


  22. mani

    currently m working in pune based MNC,but i am not finding my job challenging enough.three ts i have given gate .but my highest score is 452(cs)which can take me local eng college. can you plz advice wht to do.

  23. vaibhav

    gate-2013//air-1126//score-604//branch-cse// category-general//

    I got manit,bhopal (advanced computing) in third list, i am not sure about whether to go for fourth counselling or not…what are the risk factors while going for it…and also probability of getting worst then present…also how is manit,bhopal and this branch perticularily…

    plz suggest…thank you

    zahid bhai i wud be really thankful if u clarify this fourth round fear…

  24. kumar

    I am getting BIT Mesra for MTech ,Please tell me hw is the Mtech there. How is the JOB opportunity there for after Mtech

  25. mohita

    i have completed my cse ….what is the best course after cse so that i cud get a good job with a great pakage ?????…..plzz help me

  26. MANO

    I am in a confusion to choose a college for M.Tech. My options are IIITDM kancheepuram, Anna University Chennai and PSG TECH Coimbatore. Which would be a better option?

    Pls Reply… urgent..

  27. priya

    I have about 10 yrs industry experience after MBA from abroad. I have enjoyed by stint in the corporate industry.. However in the last couple of years, (after reading a class XII text book by chance) I have an itch to pursue higher education in science. I am an EEE Engineer from a reputed institute. However all my work ex has been in more non-engineering areas.

    Given my age (32 currently) Would it be insane to attempt GATE for 2015 and seriously pursue Mtech in EEE? I am interested in physics and electrical engineering. I want to continue the rest of my career in academia rather than industry (that’s what my heart says).. Please let me know if you have come across such aged aspirants and how practical would that be?

    Also I have a child and would only be able to devote say 10hours or so only on weekdays to pursue my passion. And I am interested only in IISC Bangalore. With my time constraint, would it be possible to do justice to the program (and possibly even phd later)?

  28. nirmal

    sir, i have got admission in iit-b(thermal sciences) and placed in iocl & barc. I am totally confused. Please help me sir. Thanks in advance.

  29. krutika

    what wud u suggest job in psu or mtech from iit?

  30. pranav

    i have done my B.E from mechanical engg., I have got placed in Infosys and also have an option to do mtech in industrial ceramic from nit-rourkela. Which one should i prefer??

  31. G.Sunil kumar

    sir iam just completed graduate.I could not make it in first attempt.I’m opting for long term..Everyone is suggesting me its loss of one valuable year since your are fresher and have a chance of getting job. Tell me whether I want to go for job searching or gate long term

  32. mohan

    can anyone please suggest me how is IIITB for doing M.Tech??getting really confused…
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

  33. Muskan

    Good One!!! I left over the placement of all three companies and now am doing my m tech within continuity to Bachelors because there is no point of gap if you wanna go for higher education!!! and also m trying to uplift the value and importance of higher education in India!!!

  34. Tapan


    My name is Tapan.
    I got 25 Marks in GATE (ECE).
    Have 2 years of exp. in Electronics core company.
    Completed B.TECH with 72% in 2011.

    Now i wants to go for M.TECH but as i am not able to clear GATE so can you please suggest some good colleges which are good in R&D apart from IIts ans NITs .

    Thanks in Advance.

  35. John

    Superb vids….
    I would like to ask the same que as Sujoy Sett as I am working on one of the reputed MNC and want to increase my career path by doing masters. and also please give some light on GRE also.

  36. Jay

    Hello sir. i secured Air 976 in Gate 2013 -CS.. I might be getting admissions to new iit’s and top nit’s But i dont want it as i want to do my masters from IIT-B or IIT-K or IISC only else would Prefer doing job. I hope to work hard for the next gate exam and try and score in the top 70 ranks so that i get admission to what i Desire.
    My Question is “currently i am unplaced and i have no job in Hand but i can get one after some Efforts.I can get Job in 2 aspects: Software developer and Faculty in some engineering college ….which to choose ” Some people say that faculty job will provide me more time for Gate 2014 preparation parallel to Job ; so i should prefer it over developer . Some say that techincal job for a year will help me as i ll have idea about the IT industry. Both are appealing and of equal interest to me. So what to choose Sir…??


      Hi Jay,

      In my opinion, if GATE is your main aim with an IITB or IITK or IISc seat next year(while doing a job this year), it is better to go for a teaching job. There are two aspects to take such a job:
      1. You’ll constantly be in touch with BTech subjects which IS HIGHLY beneficial for GATE.
      2.As some have already told you, such a job gives you ample time and less stress.
      Such a work will exceptionally enhance your knowledge and help you prepare for GATE and achieve your dream. 🙂

    2. Lorin Ahmed

      Hi Jay,
      If you are confident that you will be able to prepare for GATE even while doing job, then going for a developer’s job is better, because, its very good to have some real coding experience in MTech CSE at IITs. Seeing your current rank, I think you can do good in GATE even if you start preparing for it in September, till then you can put your efforts in finding a job.

      I hope I helped.
      All the best.

  37. Abin

    Hi Zahid,
    Thanks for providing this informative video.And liked your style too. 🙂
    I am a final year student in ECE from a private college.Iattempted gate without much preperation this year and got rank 3507. So i have decided to repeat for gate.I have got campus placement in infosys too.So can i get a company like that atleast if i screw up gate next year?

  38. Sujoy Sett

    The video is really helpful. Thank you very much.

    One question though, from my personal angle.

    I have around 3.5 years work exp in applied R&D in distributed data mining and text processing in a leading MNC. I have GATE rank 1376, score 585, CSE. Expecting admission in some NIT or JU.

    My interest in M.Tech is for additional exposure in fields of study & development like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing.

    My current job is satisfying, but I am trying to shift a bit from the comfort zone. Would it be wise to leave the industry for 2 years to academics for some added exposure to such fields of study?

    Studying abroad is not an option for personal reasons.

    Would be grateful if you share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Thanks again,
    – Sujoy.

  39. Abhinav Jain

    Hey Zahid

    You have you a clear view about everything. I like the way you explain everything with the reason behind it.

    I get benefited by videos lot of times. Thanks to InI

  40. twinkle


    1. Rupab

      hi twinkle,,,,
      m in the same position as u r in ,
      Gate rank-6000,,,didn’t fil the nits,
      Got the interview call frm iiith ,interest is vlsi and my was in ece,,,
      My interview is on 10th june ,,when is urs?

    2. bhavani shankar

      hi i did not write gate but will write in 2014 interested to do in microelectronics and vlsi only from iisc or IIT bombay,if i dont get seat in these two would like go abroad may be US or germany,after working for what would you suggest and wahat made u to tale vlsi as specialization,did u do any courses on vlsi.

    3. Rupab

      In india if we see the job opportunities in the field of ECE then the industry which gives job is of VLSI and networking ,whereas the field of COmmunication is not promising . AS for VLSI and Microelectronics we have the companies like STmicroelectronics,Nvidia,AMD,Freescale Semiconductors ,Texas instrumentation,NI,Synopsis etc and in the field of networking we have companies like broadcomm,quolcomm,Cisco etc,, Since I have some experience in the field of Analog Electronics ,So i will pursue my masters in the filed of VLSI,
      Hope it helps

    4. twinkle

      rupab my interview is on june 11. after ur interview on june 10 can u post how was the interview pattern. i dont hav any idea about it. is it really better to do mtech in iiith??

    5. Rupab

      hi twinkle,,
      add me on [email protected],,,,

    6. twinkle

      how was your interview at iiith?

  41. Poornima

    And there still is the question of PSUs and IITs!

  42. Poornima

    Great thought… This IS the question that all the GATE-takers have in mind. Almost everyone of them, I should say. Thank you again.

  43. Sindhuja koduru

    I have got mtech in iiitb and a tcs offer. I would not be getting the call letter till next january .
    My gate rank is 1200 in cs GEN category.
    Do you suggest joining iiitb. Can I get better opportunities from there.What is your suggestion.

    1. Ashish

      go to IIT dude. no question about it. Job you can do at any stage of your life but when it comes to IIT and that too bombay I would say YES to MTCH

  44. YUSUF

    good…i am a B.E 3RD year student,planning to attempt GATE 2014.i find your videos inspirational.(may Almighty bless you).but is it possible for an average student to get in IIT’ my aggregate percentage is 64.please guide me, what to do? job? or study for GATE?
    ..thank you sir.

    1. Saptarshi Pyne

      Hi Yusuf,

      I am another follower of InI like you.
      It is possible for an average student to get into IITs and IISC.
      He/she needs to get a good insight into GATE exam pattern and study accordingly.

      Your concern lies with your GPA. But 64 is a good percentage if you can sail yourself through the GATE and post-GATE exams and interviews. There is no barrier. Just go for it, man. Best wishes.

    2. YUSUF

      @ Saptarshi Pyne ..
      thank you very much..go motivated me to study futher,thank you..

    3. YUSUF

      @ Saptarshi Pyne ..
      thank you very motivated me to study further,thank you.

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