The GATE exam has always been rated for the benchmark it sets for engineering graduates to test themselves the skills and standards they possess. Apart from gaining admission for higher technical education and receiving scholarships/ fellowships, a good GATE score is always a feather in the cap in the career profile of engineers. This is also supported by the fact that many corporates value the GATE score while recruiting engineers. But it’s official now. The GATE score has been officially declared to be the valid criteria for recruiting into the technical workforce of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). In fact, even when this piece of information has yet to be adequately disseminated, tow big ticket PSUs, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) have come up with notifications that the GATE 2014 score will be used to fill in some technical posts this next year. (The candidates may refer to these notifications by visiting their respective websites). And many other PSU giant like the ONGC, BPCL, BEL and others are in the pipeline to announce such recruitment through GATE.
MHRD Policy for Admission to Technical Courses
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has come with a new policy of making a single window examination for various gaining admission into various technical courses to reduce the multiplicity of the exams conducted and also to reduce the burden upon the candidates in appearing those examinations. Thus, there is a proposal that a single examination for IITs and NITs instead of the present two exams, IIT-JEE and AIEEE, should be conducted. Similarly this is though to be applied to the medical sciences.
Based upon this logic only, the PSUs have instructed to consider conducting a single window examination for recruitments. The Indian banking industry was quick to announce a single Bank PO exam for recruitment. Now the same is applied for engineers. Naturally the credible mechanism for such recruitments of engineering graduates is the GATE score which itself has established to be a benchmark exam. Thus, we expect many more PSUs, the IOCL, BHEL being already announced their intentions, to recruit engineers through GATE score. Even those who are not so interested in higher academics have to apply for GATE and score high to prove their worth if they ought to be considered for a PSU career so folks, GATE 2014 is indeed a breakthrough. You are left with nothing but to prove your ability and worth in the GATE exam, in case you have decided for academics or prospective PSU career.