GATE might be compulsory for engineering students as exit exam

Interestingly, for candidates who have completed their engineering course, the degree certificate will be awarded only after they clear GATE, said AICTE officials.

Published: 04th November 2018 03:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2018 01:05 PM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: Students pursuing technical courses across the country for the academic year 2019-2020 might soon have to write a mandatory ‘Exit Exam’ and pass it to get their degree certificate. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) passed a resolution making Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for engineering graduates mandatory in all institutions of technical education in the country.

This decision was taken at a recent AICTE meeting in New Delhi. Considering the increase in the number of unemployed graduates even after graduation, the AICTE has taken this decision. Interestingly, for candidates who have completed their engineering course, the degree certificate will be awarded only after they clear GATE, said AICTE officials. The rest have to re-appear for GATE.

“The degree certificate will be awarded to students only after they clear the exit examination,” said an official source at AICTE. There are over seven lakh students who graduate from around 3,000 engineering institutions across the country every year.

Prof Jagannath Reddy, Registrar of Visvesvaraya Technological University, said, “We have yet to receive a communication about it. Once we are notified, an official circular at the university level will be issued.”
However, the AICTE move has received mixed reactions. Some faculty members welcomed it while some say it will be of no use. The student community is not happy with the decision. 

“This is really a good move and I hope this will increase the chances of engineering graduates getting employment,” said a principal of a private engineering college in the city. Dr Manjunatha B, Principal of New Horizon College of Engineering, said, “It depends on individual skill and instead of conducting an exit exam, it is better for colleges to conduct an aptitude test, a technology test or communication skills test at least once each semester.”

Another principal felt that this may affect the students who have already got placed. “What if a student who gets placed fails to clear the exit exam? The company will not take him in without a degree certificate and now the AICTE is saying that there won’t be any degree certificate unless they clear GATE,” said the principal.

Students find this step unnecessary. “If someone does not get employed even after completing the course then it an individual problem and not a general one. I don’t understand why the AICTE is generalising this,” questions a student.

Meanwhile, there is no clarity if the exit exam will be conducted on a national level by AICTE or by the technical universities of the states or by the colleges themselves. Colleges and universities are yet to be officially notified about it.

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  • Rama

    Why would you spread fake news. Don't create unnecessary controversies. Where is your source for this article? If you think something "might"happen
    24 days ago reply
  • Viswanathan

    There are plenty of jobs which is obvious from the thousands of listings in various job portals on the net. AICTE is chasing a wrong train to hoodwink all stakeholders including the Govt. They need to rework their curriculum to suit the current market demand.
    26 days ago reply
    • Yogesh

      Totally agree with you. Instead of upgrading the education and learning system they are putting filters.
      24 days ago reply
  • Nikhil Fatinge

    What could then be the passing marks of exam.
    26 days ago reply
  • Jigar

    It is a best medium to filter out quality Engineer as one with a good knowledge are leaving the country and doing research for other countries but if this thing happen then quality Engineer will get more space and they will get more salary because number of engineers reduces so one who are really good in technical and earn more as now it is getting divided amongst non skilled person also but if this happens then it will create more jobs in future because if you respect and fame to real one they will definitely create more and more .... Happy with this move and yes " TRUTH IS NEVER SWEET"
    27 days ago reply
  • Umesh Verma

    How does this resolves unemployment ?? To decrease unemployment stop giving degree to student's. What a logic. Shameful decision
    29 days ago reply
    • Ravindra patil

      Yes I agree
      25 days ago reply
  • alok

    It is for diverting attention from unemployment. Like TET for teachers. Same type of exam can be conducted for engineers who wants to continue in engineering profession. For other who wants to go for UPSC IAS
    1 month ago reply
  • Balasridhar

    Try to point out that they are making engineering tough to entry and these will result in slow down the growth of education and because of these exams there will be no strengthening will happen in engg education. the hard questions will not bring good education only the good syllabus and good staffs can make it work
    1 month ago reply
  • Aditya

    If u completed ur degreee with full of knowledge and gate exam is cunducted on based on ur engg branch related knowledege then wht is the reason to worried about tht exam it help to improve technical knowledge of every student One change os required there os gate exam can be cunducted twise in a year it will help those student who r not able to crack cut of in one time I think it is a good kove towards future engg.
    1 month ago reply
    • bharath

      it is absolutely wright sir but where we should focus either for MNCS OR for gate both are different know
      28 days ago reply
  • Satya prakash parida

    Sir
    1 month ago reply
  • Tanmay Banerjee

    We respect the new views
    1 month ago reply
  • True Indian

    Modi govt unable to create jobs
    1 month ago reply
    • Ashwin

      How is modi govt related/responsible in creating jobs?Modi's primary job is to look after the country and to increase its economy on a global scale(simple short answer).If people cant get any jobs in the country then as one of the student mentioned in the above article
      1 month ago reply
  • Dhwani

    Respected AICTE team we are already having a hard pressurised time with exams that come every month in engineering
    1 month ago reply
  • T. Ghose

    What happens if a good number of students from IITs fails to pass GATE exam.. Give a good opportunity for private institutes to show their quality and better education system. The success rate in GATE shoud be a parameter in NIRF ranking..
    1 month ago reply
    • Saddam

      Superbly said
      1 month ago reply
  • Roshan Razz

    It should not be mandatory for engineers...its should be compulsory only for mtech...What about students who came from other country like Nepal...we have to give exit exam there too after getting engineers degree from here. So AICTE Sholud either make this compulsory only for students who are joining from next year or Sholud make law only for Indian citizen...others country citizen Sholud get degree because they were not informed before joining India
    1 month ago reply
  • Gouthamreddy

    I have completed phd in mathemathics & iam a proffessor. In vtu cbse syallbus proffessor are able cover only 3 module and remaining 2 module cant be done because of very huge syallbus .student lost 2 module.it will happened in every sem because of very huge syallbus .and even many proffessors not cleared gate then how can they teach students .so that it should be impleted only for student those who join for m tech and phd holders . Though the AICTE wants improvement in quality education in engineering system increase practical system like german university .rhein wall university of applied science in german. Students who pursuing engineering will be aimed at alternative like UPSC and other government exams who are not interrested in technical field . Or ( issue the notice to students who will join engineering in the year 2019 will get degree certificate if they only clear gate exam) .so that students decide what the further step be can taken .to join degree or engineering. I kindly request the poltican and other board member of vtu not to implement such rule . Due to this decision many student life get collapased
    1 month ago reply
    • lol

      I highly doubt that you are a "proffessor"
      1 month ago reply
    • Smita

      Thank you so much Sir.. For supporting students like us ..
      1 month ago reply
  • rajan

    Instead of this type of GATE
    1 month ago reply
  • Prof Nagaraj

    Let me put forth the reality. Standard of Technical education in India has fallen exponentially. It is to be noted that students are not getting proper teaching at all in Engg Colleges. Primarily
    1 month ago reply
    • Prince

      Sir we are in the mid of engineering and those who are not preparing for this exam have only 2 year so this is bot good for them if they are technically strong in their field This ryle should be regulated for the students who are joining engineering from 2019 so they can decide what to do
      28 days ago reply
  • Gokul

    Wrong decision
    1 month ago reply
  • Gokul

    Government told neet can pass only u got the doctor seat this type u can told also good but u told 4 years completion after u pass the gate only u can get your degree I am also one engineering student 1st year if u told 4months before itself gate exam can pass only get your degree certificate no one of student cannot join engineering but u told now students all are worry about this decision cannot concentrate our studies for me 4years engineering course is like a big Great Wall of China I will use my brain to jump the wall that 4 years is for me a big gate but the government told another gate surely I become an beggar I know ????the girl Anitha my sister die worry on about neet rip sister that situation will come engineers also surely if u conducting this gate means .... U will put gate exam before joining the college like a neet that type means good don't conduct 4years finishing only can get the degree this type wrong plss convey my message to government done by engineering students
    1 month ago reply
  • Rachana

    GOOD DECISION made by govt. now on only QUALITY ENGINEERS with valid engineering degree will be seen. others with no technical knowledge will start working on their skills. This is actually helpful to our society.
    1 month ago reply
  • Naveen

    IF We clear the gate exam too .is that there is an possiblity to identify an good engineers or elese the gate passed students will sure get an job ? Stupid decisions are welcoming in india only.
    1 month ago reply
  • mohd owais

    it will be difficult and interesting
    1 month ago reply
  • Fuckkkw

    Fake news
    1 month ago reply
  • Wilson

    I think GATE should not compulsory
    1 month ago reply
  • Ayan Gadpal

    This will create a hazard for Direct second-year students
    1 month ago reply
    • Harshit Gupta

      Yes it is
      1 month ago reply
    • Rahul

      I will agree with u
      1 month ago reply
    • Agent Orange

      yeah
      1 month ago reply
  • Sajidul Ahmed

    Lol r u afraid of uploading my comments
    1 month ago reply
  • Arnab Bhattacharjee

    If any one is not getting the job it is the individual problem of that persos.If AICTE want to reduce the number of engineers then why not they are reducing the seats of the colleges.And if they realy want to give jobs to the engineers then it is more importent to built skiled engineers and improve the syllabus of engineering and give more practical knowledge. In the modern day education students are just memorising the facts not the understanding the facts.By this exit exam those students who have good accadamic result but not cleared the exam in first attempt there 1 year will loss and there will no meaning of college education because a student is reading 4 years at a college studied hard and after that he knows that exit eaxm is everthing so why he is paying the college fees and studing at college.If exit exam is the way of getting the degree then the is no need of engineering colleges.AICTE can advise the studens that you just collect knowledge from any where and appear in the exit exam if you succeed you will be a engineer if not you are nothing. There no need of AICTE approval for establishing any college because exit exam is the last thing.
    1 month ago reply
    • Ravindra patil

      I agree with you sir
      25 days ago reply
    • Saddam

      I agree
      1 month ago reply
    • Vikash

      I agree.
      1 month ago reply
    • rajan

      the seats should be limited to nor more than 20 in a branch per college.
      1 month ago reply
    • Harshad Dhavalikar

      Exactly. We need to upgrade syllabus. In Goa we don't have syllabus which can allow student to get practical knowledge. Toppers go for higher studies. But average fellows who want to get job left with no practical knowledge as sylly is only stressing on memorising formulae many of which are hardly used in daily life. Syllabus is not stressing upon upgradation of skill of a study rather makes him memorie the stuff.
      1 month ago reply
      • rajan

        practical also needs formulas to find the answer.
        1 month ago reply
  • Akhila

    Gate should not be mandatory for engineering.
    1 month ago reply
  • sunilsodhai

    it is very good move
    1 month ago reply
  • Aman

    Good desision made by govt To promote quality education
    1 month ago reply
    • Radiant32

      You know what even good practical education means ?
      1 month ago reply
  • Tej

    Now I am studying b.tech third year
    1 month ago reply
  • Vishnu

    Student community is not happy with this decision
    1 month ago reply
  • Shatakshi

    This is fake
    1 month ago reply
  • Rahul Reddy

    It's the right decision. Only people with real interest in Engineering will join and Engineers with subject knowledge will pass out.
    1 month ago reply
  • Vipul Tyagi

    This decision will not work as students can appear in gate exam once in a year. What if he/she failed to qualify in first attempt
    1 month ago reply
  • Gouri

    it should not made compulsory. .. it will affect to the students future. . the AICTE should think about all levels students
    1 month ago reply
  • D S RAO

    Whether Students who wish to pursue M.S. abroad are exempted from appearing for GATE/Exit Test? Logically
    1 month ago reply
  • Krati

    Gate exam should not be mandatory! Its a loss to a student who have invested his 4 years and then somehow he is not able to qualify GATE. Thousands of students won't get their degree
    1 month ago reply
  • Shaharukh Khan

    What will be marks secure in Gate exam for engineering degree
    1 month ago reply
  • Saurabh

    This will increase the high competition level in India
    1 month ago reply
  • Mahendra

    It's totally wrong... and also decrease important of Gate
    1 month ago reply
  • Govind Kumar chaurasiya

    Gate should not be mandatory for all students
    1 month ago reply
  • Ravi

    Can we have a qualification criteria for politicians also?
    1 month ago reply
  • Sahil Gupta

    This is of no use already in the 8 long semesters of B.Tech we have to clear many exams and also JEE exam for entering into colleges
    1 month ago reply
  • Jose

    Most of the professors in private Engineering colleges have not cleared GATE. First Let them clear.
    1 month ago reply
  • Nayeem

    Good decision by AICTE
    1 month ago reply
  • RAJEEV KUMAR

    GATE exam is good for our future but it should not be compulsary for every btech student. this new change will effect all the student hopless and nervous. Every college should also have to employ only GATE qualified teacher. if teacher are not GATE qualified then how we the student will Qualify.
    1 month ago reply
  • Balesh Dubey

    Gate should not be conducted as exit exam
    1 month ago reply
  • Balesh Dubey

    What about the students who are preparing for non- tech and not interested in technical line. Gate should not be conducted as exit exam.
    1 month ago reply
  • Sajidul Ahmed

    I hope u approve my commnt ...won't ignore
    1 month ago reply
  • Gajendra Pratap Singh

    Perfect!! There is no significance of BTech degree if students doesn't have knowledge of that field
    1 month ago reply
  • Sajidul Ahmed

    Wt about the caste system ? Inequality ?
    1 month ago reply
  • Sajidul Ahmed

    Oh really... It will be fair if and only if no caste system is validated.... All are students so all should get equal opportunity and have equal rights ... U got to know graduates are unemployed ? Ryt? but that's not the reason u r showing off ... The main reason goes to caste inequality
    1 month ago reply
  • MD RAFIQUE ALAM

    Ye aictc k bahut hi behuda dicision h... Ye notice aictc wale Ko wapis Lena yoga...??? Aur rank k basis per PSUs
    1 month ago reply
  • MD RAFIQUE ALAM

    AICTE wale apni bahen se sare gate qualified students shadi karana chahta h Kiya....???? Kitni bahen h AICTE walo ki.....???? Me I clear gate two times and can aictc wale give me tow for marriage....!!! what a nice dicision
    1 month ago reply
  • Ganesan R

    Making GATE mandatory will only horrify average students
    1 month ago reply
  • Yellapa

    Very good move
    1 month ago reply
  • Modi G

    then......60-75% student.. degreeless ???? hone wale hh.....
    1 month ago reply
    • Jay shah

      Haha
      1 month ago reply
  • saba

    Then what was the point of conducting entrance tests.. Many students have worked hard to crack entrance tests and after depositing fee and studying really hard they still aren't supposed to get degree??
    1 month ago reply
  • Pawan

    What if a student is preparing for other government exam not interested in technical and wants the graduation degree in engineering. I think it should not be mandatory to clear gate exam
    1 month ago reply
  • Chagul

    Gate is not mandatory
    1 month ago reply
  • Jenkinson

    In KUWAIT
    1 month ago reply
  • B rajesh

    Sir After completed my b tech course my passed certificates are giving are not in my collage ...please send me
    1 month ago reply
  • Sandeep Meka

    Vvv worst decision This should be said when the students joining in engineering itself
    1 month ago reply
  • Abhishek tripathy

    Gate shouldn't be made compulsory
    1 month ago reply
  • Akhil.k

    It will be a good move if implemented for the next upcoming academic year's batch. Atleast by doing so
    1 month ago reply
  • kss

    All companies will look into the GATE score instead of the degree course..and cut off to join a company will be based on the GATE score conducted by IIT _ IISC... Though good move
    1 month ago reply
  • Raj

    GATE in anyway should not be made mandatory
    1 month ago reply
  • Tanisha Varshney

    What if a student is preparing for the CAT examinations and he/she is not interstate to continue in technical line ?
    1 month ago reply
    • Vikas gupta

      As you are doing something. You must have knowledge of it.
      1 month ago reply
    • Rajkumar

      No issue Then why does he need degree
      1 month ago reply
    • Chandrakant

      If anyone is doing b.tech and getting its degree then that person must know something about it and Qualifying GATE is just doing basic questions that you did while engineering.So this is great decision
      1 month ago reply
    • Ibraheem

      Yup that is the point which these people sitting on chair will never realise.
      1 month ago reply
    • Pratik Banerjee

      Yes totally true
      1 month ago reply
    • Baccha yadav

      I am in no way support of this rule but I suppose if someone had to go in the management line why did he/she came in the technical line on the first place.
      1 month ago reply
    • gau

      That is the exact point. Why choose engineering line initially and waste everybody time and money when don't want to continue it in long term. Thought I am no in favour of an extra exam for clearance in addition to all the exams that normally engineering students have to take
      1 month ago reply
    • Balaji

      True. This is why they should make this rule effective from the next batch of students
      1 month ago reply
    • Anonymous

      In such scenario
      1 month ago reply
    • Techi

      Then why do you want an engineering degree! or why do you want to call yourself an engineer?
      1 month ago reply
    • sanjay yadav

      right miss
      1 month ago reply
    • Akhil Kunche

      If you want to put in your CV that you've completed a technical course
      1 month ago reply
    • DEEPAK KUMAR

      You should persue MASTERS then think about your BACHELOR'S degree...
      1 month ago reply
    • shankar

      He should not have opted for engineering at the first place then.
      1 month ago reply
      • Deepak patil

        Hi all dear engineering students I am a passed out student from last 4 year .but the relaity I have face is that engineer has require knowlede and several skill to development of its own carrier. so the move of AICTE towards GATE exam is little bit help ful for us.AICTE is only reponsible to give us a degree certificate not a job.please ensure this idea clear in mind of every engineering student.before addmission to engineering.
        1 month ago reply
        • Susant biswas

          But its will be shock situation for all students...... and also hard for normal students.... because i have also kind of friends
          1 month ago reply
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