Firstly, we need to establish what exactly is the point of M.Tech
M.tech which is abbreviated from masters of technology is a highly specialized course as the name suggests. This course has a duration of two years and in these two years you will be doing studies and research about only the decided, specialized topics.
The specialization has broad range to chose from correlated to your stream of interest. Some of the specializations from various branches are as follows
- Software Engineering
- Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
- Chemical Plant Design
- Chemical Process Design
- Biomedical Engineering
- Power Systems
- Instrumentation & Control Systems
- Micro Electronics and VLSI Design
- Thermal Engineering
- Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
- Distributed Computing
- Advanced Computing
- Mechatronics Engineering
Now, Advantages of M.Tech after B.Tech
Higher education qualification
In corporate world what matters are skills and ability to prove them and come atop of other competition. the most beneficial and straight forward way to do this would be to earn a educational qualification higher than your current B.Tech that is simply M.Tech.
Just having a M.Tech degree puts you miles ahead of other competition in this competitive world, its almost a must nowadays. Having said that the degree alone isn’t enough to carry to complete end of the chain you will have to equally work harder in that regards.
Better insight on you stream and it overall applications
M.Tech is not about just studying your selected subject, rather doing research, reading research papers, practicing to extreme about all of it. Now what this does is, provides you with major insight on what you are doing exactly with said stream.
You get better understanding on real life application of your subjects, where to and how to use them in our day-to-day life, their future scope becomes amazingly clear. It leaves no ambiguity in your mind about your subject.
Landing a better job
As said earlier this corporate world operates on principle on skills and its value. So having a post graduate degree directly points towards mastery on your skillset ultimately raising your market value by a large threshold.
This is not something to pass on if you have the opportunity to grab it. It will also open up more job opportunities in managerial sector, beware M.Tech is almost a prerequisite in some companies to land managerial job directly.
Improving the chances of landing in core companies
Almost everyone is competing and trying to be in core companies, so it’s a hard race now. The advantage of M.Tech here is that it will increase the chances of getting into core companies straight out of college without any hassle as they are always hunting for talent.
If you get into some of top colleges for M.Tech such as IIT’s and NIT’s then you can get hired from companies like amazon, Microsoft, Google, Flip kart. Mechanical industry giants like TATA, Mahindra, etc.
Open opportunity to get into PSU’s
PSU’s are considered ideal place to go after graduation, they are government like jobs after all providing best of perks, workload stress is minimal compared to private service based jobs and lasting benefits.
Most PSU’s hire through GATE exam, and to get into good colleges for M.Tech you will need to score top percentages in GATE. Through this you can go for PSU’s without pursuing M.Tech otherwise some PSU’s hire M.Tech graduates directly from campus. We advice to go with later choice as it broadens the future scope.
Following are some FAQ’s that might answer your questions if above article didn’t
Is doing a job better than an M.Tech after a B.Tech?
If you cant wait for anymore time to start your job then you should not wait for M.Tech. similarly if you wish to purse higher studies, you can wait for a couple of years before doing jobs them M.Tech is way to go. If you get a good college for M.Tech then the job you get from that might be tremendously better than the one you get from B.Tech.
Does PSU recruit MTech students from IITs through campus placements?
Yes, PSUs do recruit M.Tech students. IOCL has recruited only M.tech or dual degree students for the post of research officer and as far as other PSUs are concerned there is common fight in all IITs b/w B.Tech and M.Tech. Although some preference is given to M.Tech in comparison to btech for core jobs . But mainly it depends on placement team because they talk to the HR of companies, so they decide all the things related to placement session.
Apart from PSUs some central government organizations like ISRO, DRDO etc. also visit IITs.
Can I join the PSU after doing an M Tech?
Yes you can join a PSU after M.Tech. In some PSU’s, B.Tech engineers join on an initial six months probation while M.Tech and MBAs do not have a probation period in order to give an incentive for the higher education. During probation, the salary is fixed and lower than a non probation salary. Also this gives seniority to the candidates with a higher degree.
Do MTech students at the IITs get access to the same placement opportunities just like their BTech counterparts?
A lot of core companies prefer M.Tech’s over B.Tech’s. Many open profiles just for M.Tech’s, which is good given that most M.Tech’s are more inclined towards core jobs. In and all, IITs do provide decent number of opportunities to M.Tech’s seeking core jobs.