GATE 2016 scores will be out on 19 March, and immediate worry for everyone is Admissions!! We have tried to simplify whole process for you; just read on.
In GATE exam, you get 4 details on your result card:
- Marks out of 100
- Your All India Rank (AIR)
- Score out of 1000 for Current year
- Score out of 1000 for Next year/s
While 1 & 2 can make you happy (or sad), they don't have any say in admission process. What is considered for admissions is score out of 1000. Since GATE score is valid for 3 years, the score is issued for current year and next year/s. So your year 2016 score is going to matter for admissions this year.
Prominent institutes offering admission in Aerospace departments are:
- IISc Bengaluru,
- IIT Bombay (IITB) Mumbai,
- IIT Madras (IITM) Chennai,
- IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp),
- IIT Kanpur (IITK),
- Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
- Defence Institute of Advance Technology (DIAT), Pune
- Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chennai
- Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra
- Indian Institute of Engineering and Science Technology (IIEST), Shibpur.
Cutoff & Seats (ME/M.Tech.)
IISc, IITB, IITM, and IITKgp offer direct admission to ME/M.Tech. program on the basis of gate score. Usually candidates upto AIR 45 get admission. IITK conducts a written test before giving admission. In this test 70% weightage is given to gate score and 30% to the test, Candidates with rank upto 250 can get call for this test. It is seen that AIRs upto 100 get seat in one of these colleges, generally.
Candidates with AIR 100+ can get call from DIAT and IIST for written test and /or interviews. And there's a good chance of getting admission till AIR 150.
At MIT (Madras institute of Technology), Anna University, admission is through GATE and TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test). The forms are available in the month of July and counseling is done in the month of August. First preference is given to the GATE qualified student who has filled the form for common counseling. The students who have not been able to qualify GATE have to clear TANCET 2016 for the admission to the department of Anna University and approved state colleges. Compare to all other colleges of Tamil Nadu, MIT has good opportunities.
At BIT, Mesra 12 seats are for gate qualified and 12 seats are for non-gate students and these seats are interchangeable. Preference is given to the GATE qualified students and then to non-gate student.
MS & Direct Ph.D. Admissions
IITM, IISc and JNCARoffers research based programs at master’s level (Masters in Science, MS). The duration of the course is 2-3 years. It is a research based program so the duration depends on completion of your project. If you can finish it in 1.5 years, you can get MS degree in 1.5 years too. But it generally takes anywhere between 2 to 3 years. If you are highly interested for research based programs then you are encouraged to apply to these programs independently. They will shortlist on the basis of gate score and you will be called for written test and/or interview accordingly.
Some IITs like IITB, IITM also offer direct PhD after BE/B.Tech. For this you have to fill the form separately. They will shortlist you on the basis of gate score and you will be called for written test and interview. In some cases, written test are ignored and direct interview is taken.
These admissions take place twice an year. July-August and December-January.
Admission Process 2016
All Institutes offering admission start their online admission process in Feb-March, but you should apply only after having GATE result in hand.
You need to personally visit each and every website and fill the form online. Most institutes don't require hard copies of forms, which you fill online, to be sent to them by post. But it is highly recommended that you check all terms & conditions carefully.
Table for last year (2015) admissions for reference
There are many other IIT’s where you can apply with GATE Aerospace score in Mechanical Engineering, transport engineering, computers etc. Major with fields related to aerospace (like Fluid Dynamics, CFD etc.) are IIT Hyderabad, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Delhi & IIT Guwahati.
There are several other opportunities such as Junior Research Fellowship at DRDO labs. The information regarding the vacancy for JRF is declared publically in newspaper, websites. Selection process consists of written test/interview. There is also opportunity for Project Assistance at ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency). The selection process consists of written test and then interview. There are many opportunities as project assistance, project engineer, junior research fellow etc at Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC) at IITB. Similar opportunities are available at IITM at Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research (IC&SR) and at IITK also. Candidate has to fill the form online by creating account online on their websites. In these opportunities, GATE qualified student’s gets preference.
This is the real struggle which you have to go through for your own good future. We never fail in life, we just give up too early. Hold on, Stay focused and you will be there where you want to be in your life.
All the very best for your future.