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What to do M.Tech or Job?

Recently I received many mails asking the question about doing M.Tech or Job. Most of the students, who asked this question, had little above average GATE scores and a placement offer from Infosys (Infy), TCS, Wipro and Satyam.

The answer is simple; everything depends on your confidence. If you think you deserve something above those companies should try your luck for M.Tech and keep your percentage or CG high to match your capacity. Remember one thing colleges other than IITs and NITs or few other good universities will land you in same boat or Infy, TCS even after two years.

If you are able to make it to IITs or NITs grab it. Just getting admission in IITs and NITs don’t guarantee you anything more than Infosys (Infy), TCS, Wipro or Satyam. If you want more, you need to work hard and prove that you deserved more. Institute will provide you a good platform through placements to project yourself. An M.Tech course gives you a chance to wipe your mistakes you did in B.Tech or BE level.

Remember on thing, everyone who joins IITs or NITs is same as you, very competent and came there to make a difference. M.Techs specially works harder and sincere than B.Techs at these institutes as they have seen the world out side. Make up your mind to score the maximum you can. Don’t ever think that companies only check your skills even if your score less its ok as your study in a good colleges. Just to make it clear, most of the companies short list candidates based on CGPA.

Another reason to join M.Tech could be your research attitude. If you think you are suitable for research and want contribute to scientific development for humanity. You like power and independence more than money then I suggest you to enjoy IITs or NITs for some times and then try for PhD in some top universities of the world.

If none of the above suites you, I mean you don’t find strength or patience to sit and read for another one year at least and want to start being independent or need to support family. I strongly recommend you to go ahead with Job in hand. After certain period you can try M.Tech, MBA or a plan MS by research in India or abroad.

To summarize, institute and M.Tech degree gives you a platform to present yourself. If you don’t work hard and use this opportunity, you will land in same boat you are sailing after B.Tech, may be a slightly better boat because of Institute. Always know what you need and why are you doing M.Tech. Work hard from day one and make the best your targets.


  1. venkateshwar rao

    i compleated my b tech in the year of 2015. after one year gap. i will write pgecet 2016 exam. then i will attend certificate verification. we are nessesary to use gap certificate or not nessesary to gap certificate please any one send the solution to my mail

  2. Ramthu

    Dear Sir,

    I Complited My B.Tech (I T).Know i do M.Tech(EEE & Civil ) Have Possible Pls Give me Inforamtion .

  3. vineeth

    Helo sir ! Im vineeth dng 2nd yr.B.E(cse) currently.. Im confused whethr to do go for a job ! I started to prepare for my gate xam now itself.. Yet sometmes i hve d question tat y shld i do M.Tech n dont i get a gd future aftr B.E.. I hb 8 cgpa n BE.. Ireally need a gud advice..

  4. saroj kumar sahoo

    Hi sir ,b tech in mineral engg,should i join m tech in mining or mineral or chemical or environmental .which one is better for me.

  5. manu rastogi

    sir, i have 6 yrs gap as i was doing job in BPO , then i did m.a(maths) and pass gate should i join in iit . does companies prefer a candidate with 6yrs gap in education

  6. Md lahsanul Haque

    Sir im final year (e.c.e)student.i confused rgarding my career. actuly I want to do but I have loan from I am chnging my decision and focusing on job.but in my college their is no placements. ..and out of campus job is vry difficult…so plz guide me…..its most humble request to u.plz mail me on my email id.plz plz plz…

  7. Shaik Enayatulla

    sir im the best fan of urs becauz when i was surfing net about gate 2014,i just saw ur videos …these videos where i mean, wonderful,extremely motivating…hopefully i will adjust and crack GATE…..

    1. Sagar


      I’m a passionate for electrical engineering since my childhood. Currently working for a good company with Diploma background, pursued B.E in EEE from an Evening college affiliated to VTU. Now getting confused to pursue MTech or to continue with the Job. Pls help

  8. parveen khan

    hello sir,i am 2nd year computer science students wants to ask that what is the schope of will i get better opportunity. please reply soon

  9. dibyajyoti

    I have passed with 62%. My basics are not clear. I want to do in embedded systems. Can you please guide me in which way I should prepare to get good score such that I can get in IITs or NITs. And what is the future scope in embedded systems. Please reply..
    thanking you

  10. dibyajyoti

    I have passed with 62%. My basics are not clear. I want to do in embedded systems. Can you please guide me in which way I should prepare to get good score such that I can get in IITs or NITs. And what is the future scope in embedded systems. Please reply…
    thanking you

  11. vinit

    here is vinit and i am also an fresh electronics graduate i invest my 1 year in doing preparation for gate still i do not get good score hence now i want to do job and after taking some real time experience in company,so my question is that is it beneficial for me now in this condition do job oriented course 6month (embedded system) and then apply for job? because i neither have a job nor m tech so is above mentioned option is good for me? which option would you suggest me to do ?i hope you reply as soon as possible thanking you

  12. Aneek

    I got a job at JSPL(Jindal Steel and Power Limited), they are paying 4.4LPA during the training period of 1 year and after that 5.5 LPA. I also cleared gate in civil engineering with AIR of 6530(Score-314). I am confused whether to pursue Mtech or go for the job. I would be highly grateful if you can offer some insight regarding this.

    1. Zahid

      Sent message on fb about it 🙂

  13. Magudeeswaran

    I am doing second year B.E(CSE)
    how to get job like google and facebook after completing my UG
    if it is possible means what i should posses

  14. padmaja

    hello sir….,
    may i know the opportunities for a vlsi student after finishing his/her

  15. prajwal

    hello, i have been placed in a company which offers 8.4lac…i have a gate score of 660..should i go for job or perceive Mtech…Please give some suggestions..

  16. soumya

    I am a Btech passout of 2010(ECE),I took mtech at IIT roorkee but left after 2 mnths and joined ISRO(This was under some influence from Seniors there who convinced ISRO will be a better option,and was in dilemma myself).IES is not an option as I have already turned it down once(not very fond of administrative jobs) .Actually I want to continue with Higher studies,and I have my family responsibilities ,striking a balance between the two and deciding my future path is keeping me impatient.Need Help.

  17. kumar

    sir, i am final year,b-tech,eee my aim is to become an IES officer , but it requires many hours of preparation nearly 1year, so is it good to join m-tech and parallel study start IES preparation or sit 1 full year for IES ??? plzz suggest me

  18. kumar

    sir, now i am in final year of b-tech,eee, my aim is to do IES but its preparation takes a long time and demands for hours for preparation so is it good to pursue m-tech and study for IES or sit 1 year for IES ?? plzz suggest

  19. khushboo

    sir,i wanted to know whether part time mtech in iit + a job is better or should i try to go for full time mtech in iit

  20. Tabish Jawed

    Is it better to do job in mtnl as am or do m tech from iits


    sir my gate score is 390 in electrical engineering in gate 2011..can i get admission in any nit…plzzzzz rply soon on my mail…[email protected]


    sir mya gate score is 390 in electrical engineering in gate 20111..can i get admission in any nit…plzzzzz rply soon on my mail…

  23. aanu

    my gate score is 389 in gate2011… and rank is 8956… where should i appy?

  24. Neha


    I have completed my in computer science branch. Now I want to know whether there is any scope of doing M. Tech in Geographical Information System (GIS) from MNIT allahabad?

  25. Shounak


    I heard NITs are excellent for BTech , but average or less than average for MTechs. Even in NIT Durgapur , the placement % for MTechs is pathetic and they have to do jobs in TCS.

  26. spandana

    hi… my gate score is 538 in ece.. in which nit do i have chance to get seat.. plz suggest me some other colleges.. mainly which are good at placements

  27. Bikash

    Sir,m not getting any good collages for M.Tech becoz of my average GATE2011 it good to move to some private collage like SRM chennai ? Right now m doing job.Can u help me what should i do now….

  28. tej

    @siva: you have a good GATE score. You can apply for M.Tech in NITs. I’m sure you’ll land in one good NIT. Please don’t waste any year in your life. Start applying to NITs now.

    1. ankur

      sir i done my in ece. and i am also good in eee.
      i want to take admission in
      can u tell me can i do this ?
      and which will be best for me ece or eee ?
      in which i will have more chances ?

  29. Ajit

    sir, i am a student. i want to do by classifing GATE ,plz tell me how can i earn after from IIt or NIT

  30. Dave

    I have completed MTech ( Nanotechnology ) from VIT University, Vellore.
    I like to know what are the possible jobs that I can get in and around Bangalore.
    I will appreciate any job information for MTech ( Nanotechnology ).
    Thank you.

  31. siva

    can u please access me…..!
    I got 3642 rank in GATE 2011,score 538,and percentile is 97.3
    my percentage is 77.9%9(upto 4-1 sem).
    i am not placed in any company…
    what should i do now….?

  32. DS

    hi sir
    currently i am working in ericsson n m 2009 passout.
    i got 452 score in gate 2011 wid AIR-7353

    sir m in fix whether to go for mtech or continue current job so i need ur suggestion.
    as i hav 2 years of experience in telecom industry but still salary isnt satisfying
    n after 2 years i will hav 4 years of ex in hand and d money i ll earn in dat period of time if i dont go for mtech

    i enquiry my friend from NIT kurukshetra
    only 6 students get placed in companies out of 20
    rest are teaching in colleges

    so even if i get into NIT there z no surety of placement
    plz do reply at [email protected]

  33. HarishBari

    I am appeared for GATE2011,
    My branch is mechanical n catagory OBC.
    Plz suggest me Which is Best IIT or NIT for design or Thermal?
    I may get 500+ score.
    Can I get admission in any IIT?

  34. sweta

    respected sir,
    i m not able to understand which field is better whether to go in teaching field or in a industrial field ?

  35. leena

    very nice articles.i am inspired…….

  36. munindra

    im final yers st. in eee branch sir i want to creak gate but i can’t decide that which chapter is most important in electrical….please help me sir…i apply gate exam 2011

  37. sreenivasreddy

    hello sir,
    i am sreenivas reddy now i am studying final year, my father told to me to do but i couldn,t apper for GATE n is it possible to get admission in IITS please help me sir and in what way i have to plan for my career with

  38. srinivas

    hi zahid bro how r u …
    i have small doubts after
    1)what is the salary we get when we move to research side
    2)what is the pay scale we get when we move to software side…..
    please reply dude
    i have very much interest on research side but what is the salary i get… such that i need to feed myself n others eho depend on me naa…
    please send me the reply as soon as possible ……

  39. vishal khadake

    sir last year i got 37 marks i was called from manipal institute of technology but i refused was my decision is correct i m again preparing for gate this year.and which are other college other than iit.!nits
    please tell me.

  40. vishal khadake

    sir last year i got 37 marks i was called from manipal institute of technology but i refused was my decision is correct i m again preparing for gate this year

  41. Ankur

    i have heared that the demand of it and ce is decrease is it true?
    when its demand wil increse?
    i am in computer enginering and want to make my own bussiness it there any scope for c.e. student to do any bussiness in computer engineering?
    plz replay fast…

  42. Ankur

    i want to know what should i do after b.e.? or m.b.a.
    i m in computer engineering in gujarat.
    To preparation for gate which material is most useful ?

  43. shuvadeep

    sir you are great and highly motivating.I m ece student .can you tell me what is prospect of research in abroad after from iit’s. And also the prospect of getting placed in top companies in electronics /semiconductor industry like intel,texas inst,national semiconductors or equivalent.Thnx in advance

  44. Meddy

    You are great.
    Cleared all the doubts

  45. Sumit Kumar

    Hello Sir,this is Sumit. I’ve completed B.Tech in 2010 on IT from WBUT & still not placed.I sat for GATE 2010 but couldn’t qualify.What do u suggest me right now?Should I try for jobs or should expend time to prepare for GATE 2011 to qualify it?
    I had 1 yr academic gap before after HS and before B.Tech.Can more academic year gap harm my career anyhow?

    pls reply.

  46. vaseem basha

    the informtion which u provided was very useful. i have completed my in 2009 and worked for one year in mphasis company . i am now planning to do in V.I.T .i am also preparing for gate and i would like to know , how good is vit for .

  47. RAJIV

    Sir, I had a query regarding the correspondence courses..Which one would you prefer GATEFORUM or BRILLIANT TUTORIALS?? Please reply…

  48. RAJIV

    Thank you very much for your advice dear Sir. It has enlightened all the aspirants and given them a clear picture of what exactly has to be done. Even me, being one among them was very much confused as to what decision should I take. Thank you once again Sir.

  49. Mallikarjun

    Thank you Sir, the information is very usefull.

    I am planning to take M.Tech in MAHE, Manipal.i want know the facilities in MAHE as compared to IIT’s NIT’s and.

    Your help on this is appreciated.

  50. Smita

    Basically one has to write GATE and persue MTech for their self satisfaction. Do what you will be happy doing…

  51. adnan

    thanx for all d info. u hav provided here..
    i have taken admission in mtech(power electronics and drives)
    in NIT kurukshetra this year.. i am confused whether i should try
    to enter in PSUs or should carry on wid seriously wid mtech..coz if
    i prepare for PSUs it will effect my mtech cgp..
    plzz advice….

  52. shivlal mishra

    sir , i want to do m tech ,
    but my economical condition is not supporting to me.
    so sir , u suggest me how can i do job with m tech?

  53. harish.B

    which are the top collegs in karnataka?i wish to get into IISc through GATE 2011,what should be my gate marks?whats the use by studying in IISc?

  54. vivek

    Thank you sir,very informative article.

  55. aanchal

    plz suggest me some gud colleges that provide mtech addmissions on the basis of btech aggregate

  56. bhargav

    if u had enough money to survive, then u should join in an institute.
    otherwise do a job n study wen u get free time

  57. Binusha

    thank u so much for all the informations…..
    please suggest an option.

    i have appeared for gate 2011(cse) and my score is 393.The thing is dat i hadnt prepared at all.I would like to appear for gate 2011..
    what will be better during this gap…

    a teaching job or gate coaching at a gud institute.?

  58. sandeepreddy

    plz send me replay.i want to change my group in my Mtech.i studed my btech in cse.i there any option to study mtech in industrial management.

  59. tejaswinee

    i want to know about future options available after Mtech

  60. anita

    which is better nit jalandhar or nit kurukshetra for in cs

  61. Tom

    Thank you greatly Zahid…. 🙂

  62. Tom

    @ Esha

    I know one teacher who is continuously appearing for Gate for many years just to be in touch with the exam. Prepare and attend Gate 2011.

  63. Tom

    Thank you very much Zahid.

    I am sorry as I should have clarified a bit more. I AM a Computer Science Engineering student. I opted that stream as I liked to study everything about computers and not just software.

    Is it necessary that a CS student should like the coding profession and will he only end up either in teaching or software coding?

    Regarding gaps…
    Presently I have 2 year gap, one year after B.Tech even if I join this year. During our B.Tech days companies insisted upon having at most one year gap. I just got placed now. As per habit, will companies insist on one year gap constraint itself after M.Tech or will there be relaxation after M.Tech?

    Thank you for your help.

    1. Zahid

      Tom: Really nice question. I think i will write a post about it, by which many benefit from it. Regarding gap, most of the companies are worried about it, but if you are in IIT you can convince them and few will definitely relax it.

  64. Veeranna

    Hi sir my score is 440 from CSE rank 6317 i am OBC where should apply

  65. Tom

    First, thank you greatly for the valuable information in this thread.

    I would like to point out some points regarding this thread which is not covered almost anywhere.

    1. What job opportunities are there for an M.Tech holder other than teaching and a software profession?
    ( I currently hold an offer from accenture and I like to do M.Tech. One reason for it is that I don’t like the software profession.

    But most of the online pieces of advices including yours spreads a conception that doing M.Tech will end one either in a software profession or in a teaching profession. I don’t like both these professions, then should one like me do M.Tech? )

    2. I already have a year’s gap in my studies. If I do the gap will be two years(including this year). If I opt for instead of job, will this increased gap be a problem for getting job(including the same accenture if I don’t have any other option). So will it be wise to take the job now?

    1. Zahid

      Tom: M.Tech from IITs and NITs would fetch you almost any company in your domain. I took example of Computer science students that is why mentioned software companies. You can always have a chance to choose best core company in your area. Refer to on of my post Engineering Courses: Future, Prospects, Institutes and Studies in India for details about core companies.

      2. Studies will not be considered as GAP. They are part of schedule and you can write it in your CV.

      Good luck with your decision.

  66. Prakash

    My GATE score is 400 from ECE and my rank is 8925 suggest me in which Universities will I get MTech seat…?

  67. aarif anjum

    my younger daughter mis azma is appearing in final semester of B E (entc) from bvp,s women college pune . uptil now she aggregate 62% marks ,but her gate score is 153 she want to do furthe study like M Tech,MS etc please guide her where to do her further study sukriya sincerely your,s aarif anjum malegaon

    1. Zahid

      Aarif sir: you have options of studying in private colleges or give Non GATE exams. As score is too low you can make out only in private colleges with that. What is Entc?

  68. Esha

    I have already appeared for GATE 2009 and GATE 2010 exams. I want to know that whether there is any restriction to the no. of times a candidate is allowed to appear for GATE??? Can I appear for GATE 2011 again???
    Please do reply…as I dont have any idea over it.


    1. Zahid

      Esha: As of now there is no restriction. You can appear as many times as you can. I mail GATE office your question, hope they will get back if any change in policy comes.

  69. Deep

    Hi Zahid,
    great post indeed. Every line of this topic is important. One should think of every aspect of all this ‘Mtech admission’ business thoroughly, as to ‘why I want to do MTech’. Thanks.

    Although, if you don’t mind, I should like you to elaborate li’l more about your statement “You like power and independence more than money then….”. You suggest to go for PhD later. What do you exactly mean by having ‘power’ and ‘independence’. I cannot imagin exactly how different the output will be after Mtech degree than a high profile job (as compared to Btech lvl jobs).

    Will you plz elaborate ?


  70. Anjan

    Hi Salva,

    Nice to have your suggestion.


  71. SRAVAN 103

    hi zahid sir,
    My GATE AIR-4495; gen category; EE- paper; Score: 394;

    1. I wanna know whether admissions to various state universities involve state quota reservations… as in B.Tech/B.E.
    2. Do the state univ’s & affiliated colleges in Andhra Pradesh conduct single counselling(like that of EAMCET) for
    ME/MTech admissions???
    3. What about the same in other states???
    4. If possible please suggest me to which univ’s or colleges should i apply…

    I’d like 2 see a blog in ur website regarding the Teaching Assistantships & its details… (to apply, any problems regarding it…etc…)

  72. gowthami

    hai sir,i want details about viveshwarah university,banglore.plzz give when will be the notification.i got 96.1% whether i get in nit or better to go for this university.plzz guide me ..
    thank you.

  73. Salvadesswaran Srinivasan

    Hi Anjan,

    If your research focuses on Linguistics, then IIITs are among the best in Asia. I don’t know much about NITs, and I am not interested in anything beyond the IITs. I regret missing the application deadlines for IIITs though.

  74. Vishnu

    I have got a score of 615 & rank of 1516 in EC paper. i m an OC candidate. Do i have a chance of getting into any NITs, if so which NIT i may get?
    Please reply.
    Thanking U

  75. Tyagi

    It post is very good .

  76. ankush

    I am very nervous as my gate score is 335 and rank is 7178 in EE as no of offering in EE is very less.please guide.

  77. Anjan

    Hi Zahid ,

    Thanks for all the valuable information you have provided till now.
    In case of me, I am very much in doubt about choosing the right
    institute for doing my M. Tech. I have cleared GATE 2010 in CS paper.
    I am sure about getting a seat in top level NITs and also I have got
    the calls from IIITs except IIIT Hyd n Bangalore, as I can’t afford
    those two even if I get the seat there. But I am still in doubt
    whether to choose NIT or IIIT. I am interested in pursuing research
    rather than going for job. Please help me regarding this matter.
    Thanks in advance…

  78. Raju

    Which one is better Nit Kurushatra or Nit surat.

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