GATE 2017 results: Lucknow IET students among top scorers
GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and the Indian Institue of Technology and its scores are used for admission to MTech and PhD programmes in IITs, IISc and various other institutes.education Updated: Mar 27, 2017 16:07 IST
A number of students from Lucknow’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) have “gate-crashed” their way to postgraduation courses at IITs and equivalent colleges by scoring top marks in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017.
GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and the Indian Institue of Technology and its scores are used for admission to MTech and PhD programmes in IITs, IISc and various other institutes.
“Around 20 students have ranked within the top 100. We have top scorers as well those who figure in the top five all-India ranks. The institute provided the students with adequate facilities, and the students, in turn, showed that through their results,” AS Vidyarthi, director of the state government-funded engineering college, said.
Among the top scorers from the institute are Monti Agarwal, a final-year student who secured all-India fourth rank, Vipin Shukla who stood 18th, Ashish Chaudhry who bagged the 19th rank and Abhishek Bharatdwaj who secured the 20th position.
Agarwal will now pursue an MTech in electronics and instrumentation from IIT Mumbai or the IISc. A native of Agra, he plans to go abroad to pursue research after completing his MTech course, and then take up his family’s favourite profession of teaching.
“My elder brother and sister are teachers at government schools. I too want to become a teacher. A neighbour of mine suggested that I should get into engineering and then do research in order to become a teacher. I am glad that I got the right guidance and am on the way to achieving my goal,” he said.
Chaudhry, who belongs to Muzaffarnagar, is gearing up to pursue an MTech in civil engineering. The son of a retired police inspector, he has his eyes set on securing a government job.
Shukla, who is set to pursue MTech in electronics and instrumentation, said he started preparing for GATE right from his second year in BTech.
“IIT was my dream college and I wanted to get into it even for my graduation. However, I couldn’t crack the entrance back then. But soon after taking admission in IET, I got down to serious preparation in order to pursue my post graduation from IIT,” he said.
Talking about how he prepared for the test, Aligarh boy Abhishek Bharatdwaj said, “I started preparing during my BTech third year and put in 5-6 hours every day to qualify for MTech and also secure a good rank. I will now pursue a post graduation in computer science.”
Another successful student Saurabh is all set to join IIT Mumbai. “My sister is pursuing MTech in nanoscience there. I will soon be joining her,” he said.
GATE is conducted in 23 disciplines of engineering and science subjects and identifies the candidate’s understanding of a subject and aptitude and eligibility for higher studies.
Its scores are also used as a criterion for recruitment in government organisations such as cabinet secretariat, and national and state public sector undertakings in India. Many GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships or assistantship, especially funded by the ministry of human resources development and by other ministries.