Explore the different opportunities after GATE Civil Engineering
1. MTech Opportunities in IIsC, IITs, NITs and few private colleges
A good rank fetches you higher study opportunites in IISc, IITs, NITs, and some private colleges. MHRD offers stipend of 12,400Rs per month to assist you in your studies. Something to keep in mind is that some colleges have tests, interview and have weigtage for interview, tests as well up to 50%. We know people who did not get M.Tech Structures in IIT Bombay even after getting 87th rank in GATE and there are also people who did their interview well and got on to purse M.Tech with ranks above 1000 as well!
Rule of Thumb is good rank has higher chances! But you should do you interview well, and dont hesitate to apply even if your rank is lower ;)
2. Public Sector Unit (PSU) Entry Level Positions!
If you want to get into Government managed Public Sector Units (PSU), GATE is the way to go about it. For Civil Engineering, you will have opportunities from PSU's like HPCL, NLC, IOCL, RITES and a few more! The notifications come out once you get your GATE Admit Card. Just apply for them, instead of thinking if you will get a good rank to get these jobs.
Good Rank has higher chances. Most places the most important thing is your GATE Score/Rank. For most of them, a GEN category may have to be in top 150 rank to get these lucarative jobs ;)
3. Scientist Positions! Sounds good ?
BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), DRDO (Defense Reseach and Development Organisation) and a few more recruit for entry level Scientist Positions through GATE Score. Mostly, the GATE Score serves as qualification criteria and once you qualify there will tests and interviews with hard scrutiny!
4. Higher Studies Outside India!
You can get into Masters Programme at National Univeristy of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore. They are top ranked universities providing you with great exposure. Also, a few more universities outside India are starting to adopt GATE as qualification criteria.
5. What Else ???
Study little more and attempt Enginering Services Exam (ESE) if you want to get into Group A Govt. of India services like Indian Railways, CPWD, Border Roads Organisation etc. And there are a lot more exams similar to GATE, especially every State conduct exams similar to GATE Syllabus to recruit into State Govt. Positions. Apart from that some PSU's keep seperate Exams to recruit instead of GATE. But the syllabus is more or less similar to GATE.
Passive things are it adds up to your profile! A good GATE rank makes a good addition to your Resume even in private companies. And slowly, GATE is adding up as qualification criteria for various positions. Keep your eyes wide open and keep looking for it. We will also try our best to pop up the information once any notification regarding Civil Engineering Exams come ;)
What is your plan after giving GATE ? Let us know in the comments section :)