Dear Engineering Students,
I am Shankar, did my M.Tech in Power and Control from IIT Kanpur, B.Tech from JNTU Kakinada Campus and Diploma from Andhra Polytechnic Kakinada.
I worked in General Electric, Hyderabad for 6 years in the field of renewable energy sources. At present, delivering number of lectures in the field of power electronics (since 2007) and delivered lectures in Control systems as well (in the past) especially for GATE/ESE/PSUs. This blog is to explore the various opportunities for electrical engineering students especially preparing for competitive exams. I would like to utilize this blog as platform to share information as much as I can and requesting the continuous feed back for the improvement. I am maintaining this blog after my busy schedule as part of social service and giving back something to the society. If you like it, you can also be part of it

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

About PhD through GATE in ITs

Dear all,
Yesterday, few folks are asking me about PhD admission through GATE.
It is possible to get admission into PhD programme through GATE directly from BTech (Something similar to dual degree programme)

For example: Read the following paragraph from IIT Delhi admission notification in 2013-14 academic year

"At IIT Delhi most academic departments/centres offer M.Tech. and PhD programmes while some of them also offer an MS(R) programme. Major policy changes now permit the student to switch from one programme to another anytime after one semester of joining. For example, a candidate joining an M.Tech. programme can apply for switch to a PhD programme in the same department (or even in another eligible department) after completing 12 credits of courses with a minimum GPA of 8.0. All his/her credits, if relevant to the new programme, can be transferred and thus make his/her transfer to the new programme as a student with advanced standing. Similar flexibility exists for switching between other programmes"

However  I have seen such provisions in IITM, IISc, IITK, IITKGP as well. If anyone have long term plan to pursue PhD, you can utilize this chance so that you can save 1-2 years.

After PhD, you can start your career with teaching or R&D jobs like GE, ABB, Seimens and abroad

All the best