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@pankaj12790 • 23 Sep, 2013
hi this is pankaj and i am a 2013 btech passout in ece ... i am having doubts about a thing ... someone suggested me that i should fill up my gate form in instrumentation as i wanna do research in instrumental astronomy .... and after going through some sites i found out that there are very less seats in this stream in the iits and nits ... my first doubt is am i doing the right thing ... filling up for instrumentation being a btech ece student .... and secondly how true is that .. iits and nits dont hav much seats in that stream .... please friends help out a fellow engineer .. suggestions are most welcome ... please reply asap .. thank you in advance
@pankaj12790 • 23 Sep, 2013 and one more thing will i be able to apply for psu . i ve heard that to apply for psu's u gotta give gate in ur stream only ..
@Kaustubh Katdare • 23 Sep, 2013 @pankaj12790 - If you're determined to get into instrumental astronomy; I think you'll need instrumentation as your stream. I'd however recommend that you should check if there are any other branches you can opt for and still be eligible for research in instrumental astronomy.

Whether you should apply for instrumentation depends on how confident are you about securing a very good score. You must have taken mock tests and that should give you some idea about where you stand in the competition.
@oprime • 23 Sep, 2013 @pankaj12790 I think instrumental astronomy is taught in Indian Institute of Astronomy Astrophysics, Bangalore. A friend of mine, who gave GATE in the Electrical Stream applied there and got through. He did not study there though as he got Electrical stream somewhere else. His rank was around 2500.

EDIT: It is Indian Institute of Astrophysics and not Astronomy.
@pankaj12790 • 23 Sep, 2013 so its ok if i give gate 2014 in instrumentation as most of the syllabus is same as of ece .... @Kaustubh Katdare i am feeling quite confident that i should get a good score in gate instrumentation ... so u r saying i should be fine if i am having a good score in gate 2014 ... and need not worry about my beech stream being ece and jumping to instrumentation which is nothing but a specialization in ece 😀 .....

n thank u so much for quick response guys ... i really appreciate that 😀
@Kaustubh Katdare • 23 Sep, 2013 The suggestion is that you should check what are your chances of getting admission to the institute and course of your choice for the score you're confident of achieving [be sure to test yourself through mock tests first]. That should give you a clear idea of your chances of getting through.

We're happy we could help. Hope to see you around helping out others who need help 😀
@pankaj12790 • 04 Oct, 2013 hey fellow engineers ... May i ask some good book titles to prepare for gate instrumentation 2014 ... Uknow like millman halkias for analog n edc ....... given the changed pattern of the exam .... Thnx in advance
@Void Runner • 04 Apr, 2014 • 1 like I would like everyone on this forum to note that changing branch in GATE is NOT a wise idea except when you are sure that you will get a very good rank. Organizations like BARC/TIFR, nearly all PSUs and many universities will outright reject candidates who give GATE or any other entrance in a branch that is not the same as their graduation. Such candidates are also never the first choice in any merit or selection list. I have experienced this situation in my life and strongly advise against it. You can apply for any stream that your own branch GATE paper is eligible for, you probably won't face problems there. But you will face problems if you try to change the GATE paper. Organizations like IITs, IISc and Indian Institute of Astrophysics are more flexible in this regard but these are very few and the rest are hardly so flexible - if you don't get a very good rank you will face problem after problem.

@Kaustubh Katdare @Ankita Katdare Request to make this sticky as this might be useful information for many students.
@Vineet Bhardwaj • 15 Apr, 2014 hey, i am pursuing B.Tech Instrumentation and want to ask that may i give GATE in ECE branch? and will it be beneficial for me or not?
n how much rank and score is needed to take admission in IISCs and IITB , IITD and PSUs?
@Vineet Bhardwaj • 15 Apr, 2014
Vineet Bhardwaj
hey, i am pursuing B.Tech Instrumentation and want to ask that may i give GATE in ECE branch? and will it be beneficial for me or not?
n how much rank and score is needed to take admission in IISCs and IITB , IITD and PSUs?
plz mail the answer to vineetbj1504@gmail.com
@Void Runner • 15 Apr, 2014
Vineet Bhardwaj
hey, i am pursuing B.Tech Instrumentation and want to ask that may i give GATE in ECE branch? and will it be beneficial for me or not?
n how much rank and score is needed to take admission in IISCs and IITB , IITD and PSUs?
If you want job in PSUs, please give GATE in your branch only. Otherwise you will get disqualified at the time of preparing interview lists.

For M.Tech, you can give GATE in EEE or ECE as per your convenience - this will make you eligible for certain M.Tech courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (as they may require GATE in EC or EE). However, you have to check the eligibility of such courses to see if your B.Tech in Instrumentation and Control is eligible. Also read my previous post on this matter - generally speaking, changing GATE paper is a bad idea.

@Ankita Katdare @Kaustubh Katdare Please mark this thread as important.
Important note for all: PSUs, universities and government research organizations really prefer that you have B.Tech and M.Tech in same (or related branch). For example, a B.Tech in ECE/EEE with M.Tech in ECE/EEE (these two are considered equivalent) will have much easier time getting a job than a B.Tech in ECE/EEE with an M.Tech in Instrumentation (or vice versa). I am saying this out of my personal experience. You are allowed to do M.Tech this way but if you go this way it must be to satisfy your personal interest only as many recruiters will be highly reluctant to take you in. That being said, it's not all doom and gloom as the private sector cares little about such things - so in all fairness it's probably still okay to change the branch a little if you're getting admission in one of the IITs.
@Vineet Bhardwaj • 18 Apr, 2014
Void Runner
If you want job in PSUs, please give GATE in your branch only. Otherwise you will get disqualified at the time of preparing interview lists.

For M.Tech, you can give GATE in EEE or ECE as per your convenience - this will make you eligible for certain M.Tech courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (as they may require GATE in EC or EE). However, you have to check the eligibility of such courses to see if your B.Tech in Instrumentation and Control is eligible. Also read my previous post on this matter - generally speaking, changing GATE paper is a bad idea.

@Ankita Katdare @Kaustubh Katdare Please mark this thread as important.
Important note for all: PSUs, universities and government research organizations really prefer that you have B.Tech and M.Tech in same (or related branch). For example, a B.Tech in ECE/EEE with M.Tech in ECE/EEE (these two are considered equivalent) will have much easier time getting a job than a B.Tech in ECE/EEE with an M.Tech in Instrumentation (or vice versa). I am saying this out of my personal experience. You are allowed to do M.Tech this way but if you go this way it must be to satisfy your personal interest only as many recruiters will be highly reluctant to take you in. That being said, it's not all doom and gloom as the private sector cares little about such things - so in all fairness it's probably still okay to change the branch a little if you're getting admission in one of the IITs.
okk thankz a lot 😁
@Vineet Bhardwaj • 18 Apr, 2014
Vineet Bhardwaj
hey, i am pursuing B.Tech Instrumentation and want to ask that may i give GATE in ECE branch? and will it be beneficial for me or not?
n how much rank and score is needed to take admission in IISCs and IITB , IITD and PSUs?
plzzz reply
@vaibhav tripathi1993 • 19 Mar, 2016 sir i got 407 gate score and 1456 rank from IN stream plz suggest me that there is any possibity of getting m.tech progam from any good institute
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