Mechanical Engineering graduates, especially those who score high in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), have many higher study options. To score a high percentile in GATE, go deep into the subject, which will help you get good marks in the B.Tech. examinations as well.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are among the top premier institutes that offer the M.Tech. course in Mechanical engineering. After taking a postgraduate degree, a student can join a research programme leading to a Ph.D. The All India Council for Technical Education offers fellowships for research scholars.
The IITs, Madras (www.iitm.ac.in
), Kanpur (www.iitk.ac.in
), Kharagpur (www.iitkgp.ernet.in
) and Guwahati (www.iitg.ernet.in
), offer the M.Tech. course. An M.Tech. course in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering is a higher study option for Mechanical Engineering graduates with a GATE score. The IIT, Kanpur, offers M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes in Aerospace Engineering.
The NIT, Calicut, offers an M.Tech. course in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Industrial Engineering and Management; Thermal Science; Manufacturing Technology; Energy Management; and Material Science and Technology. A GATE score is required for admission (www.nitc.ac.in
The NIT, Tiruchirapalli, offers an M.Tech. course in design and production of thermal power equipment with specialisation in industrial safety engineering; manufacturing technology; welding engineering; material science; industrial engineering; energy engineering; and so on. A B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60 per cent marks is required for admission. Selection will be through an entrance test (www.nitt.edu