Even With A Low GATE Score, IIT is a Dream Come True

Mar 10, 2022

Even With A Low GATE Score, IIT is a Dream Come True

There is no denying that lakhs of aspirants take the GATE exam each year after putting their dedicated efforts into their GATE exam preparation, hoping to pass it and gain admission to prestigious institutions such as IITs to progress their educational journey. 

While some lucky ones crack the GATE with significant-top ranks and land their dream seats in their desired institutions with their preferred specialization, a major chunk of students are left disappointed even after cracking the GATE!

Since IIT is the dream institution of every GATE aspirant, the ones with low GATE scores start believing that their current score won’t help them fulfill their dream of studying at an IIT.

However, that is not the case! A low GATE score is not the end of the road. 

Be focused and believe in yourself, as there are still many roads that will take you to your final destination, an IIT.

All you need to do is to utilize your GATE score strategically and smartly.

Wondering how? Well, we are here to assist you as we will discuss how your dream of studying at IIT will not be a mere dream; instead, it will be a reality.

Let’s bust a widespread myth about IITs. It is generally said that once you are GATE qualified, IIT is the place meant for only pursuing M.Tech (2 years) program. However, there’s more to it! You can even pursue M. Tech Research (M.S) and a direct PhD (after B.Tech).

Getting admission in old IITs may seem a cumbersome process, but with the right strategy, efforts and expert guidance, there are chances to secure a seat in new generation IITs (IIT Jammu, IIT Bhilai, IIT Goa, IIT Palakkad, IIT Tirupati, IIT Dharwad, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Mandi, IIT Gandhinagar etc.) in various programs. In the past, we have seen many students with low GATE scores successfully getting admissions into the new generation of IITs. 

Higher studies at IITs are offered in core and interdisciplinary branches. For candidates with low GATE scores, interdisciplinary branches are just the perfect fit to pursue their higher studies. In interdisciplinary branches, the competition is less, as only a few students are aware of these branches. And that’s what we are emphasizing! There are still many avenues that you can explore.

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The interesting thing about the interdisciplinary branch is that any student can apply for these options irrespective of his engineering background. That means a student has a chance to fill out a minimum of 8–10 application forms. The more courses you explore or apply for, the greater your chances of getting a seat will be. Interdisciplinary branches also open the door to various research and job opportunities and pathways to study abroad to pursue your PhD or postdoctoral.

List of Interdisciplinary Branches in IITs

Below listed are the Interdisciplinary branches a student can explore in IITs:

  • Integrated Sensor System
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Photonics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Management Studies
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Space Engineering
  • Material Science Engineering
  • Biological Science and Bioengineering
  • Energy Science and Technology
  • CTARA (Technology and Development)
  • Engineering Design
  • Interdisciplinary Mathematical Science
  • Nanoscience
  • Mechatronics
  • Earth Science 
  • Atmospheric science 
  • Applied Physics 
  • Rural Technology
  • Disaster management & Research 

That’s okay if you are surprised!

Just keep one thing in your mind. It is significantly more crucial to converting the GATE score into an opportunity rather than just getting the score. Throughout the application procedure, substantial tactics and guidance are required. Converting your gate score into opportunities requires the assistance of a reliable and authenticated platform. 

PrepLadder is a one-stop solution for all your GATE preparation needs and all the post-gate information, including where to apply, department eligibility criteria, how many institutions to apply for, and written exam, interview guidance for MS and Direct PhD in IIT.  Every minute information related to GATE can be found on PrepLadder. 

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Raminder Singh

Raminder is a Content Manager at PrepLadder. He has worked in several aspects of the education industry throughout his career and has assisted numerous candidates in cracking major competitive exams.