GATE Counselling 2018
The qualified candidates of the post-graduation engineering entrance exam must know that there is no common counselling for GATE 2018. Candidates will have to apply for admission in M.Tech programmes through separate counselling conducted for GATE by institutes like IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore, GFTIs and others. Institutes like IITs will conduct the GATE 2018 counselling through Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). Candidates will have to register to the respective IIT’s and departments, they want admission into and on COAP too. The counselling of GATE 2018 will also be conducted by some States for admission to M.Tech programmes in their respective government and private engineering institutions. It is important to note that some institutes will release the application form for GATE 2018 counselling after the result, while some will release before the result of GATE 2018.
Salient features of GATE Counselling 2018
- For admission, the valid GATE 2018 score card will be considered at all IITs (except IIT Bombay and IIT Madras) and IISc Bangalore.
- The counselling for selected candidates of GATE 2018 at all IITs and IISc Bangalore will consist of document verification and payment of the prescribed fees.
- For direct admission to M.Tech programmes, candidates with GATE scores above the specified cutoff will have to undertake interviews. Candidates whose scores does not match the GATE cutoff will have to appear for a written test as conducted by the departments they are applying to. The written test will be followed by an interview.
IITs M.Tech Admission through GATE 2018
For admission in IITs, candidates will have to register at COAP and the respective IIT and M.Tech programme, they want admission into. COAP is a common platform to upload admission offers in a common-time window for all the IITs M.Tech admissions. The admission offered by COAP will be based on the applications submitted by candidates to IITs and GATE scores. The registration for PG admissions at IITs will commence before or after the announcement of GATE 2018 result.
NITs, IIITs & GFTIs M.Tech Admission through GATE 2018
For admission in NITs, IIITs & GFTIs, the counselling will be conducted through Centralised Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT). Candidates of M.Tech programmes will be able to access the application form of these institutes for GATE counselling 2018 in the month of March/ April. The aspirants of M.Tech admission 2018 will have to fill in their choice of courses and colleges in the application form following the eligibility criteria for the same.
IISc Bangalore M.Tech Admission through GATE 2018
The M.Tech admission in IISc Bangalore will be conducted before GATE 2018 result announcement. The institute will release the application form for the candidates to fill in their course choices in the order of their preference. Candidates are required to check the eligibility before applying.
State Universities M.Tech Admission through GATE 2018
The states inviting admissions for M.Tech programmes will conduct the counselling on different dates starting from the month of March till July 2018. Some states will release their application form before GATE result 2018 while others after that.