First of all the student must have a clear vision about his career option after Btech. First is that he should go for higher studies and add to his qualification. The second option what a student can go for after Btech is Job. The latter option has somewhat degraded in its demand owing to the global Economic Slump which the world has witness recently. If you are economically well off and do not need a job after btech, than it is better for you to go for Higher studies. Higher studies not only help you in getting better hold on your subjects and concepts but also help you in getting more salary as well as priority during interviews. In the reverse case scenario, a job will help you more. So let us have a look on various options which the students have before themselves after their btech.
Further Study options after completing Btech, BE:
Candidates have an option for doing any of the following options after completing their Btech degree. These options include P.G course like M.S/ M.Tech, if the student want to go for specialization, IAS, and IPS if the student wants to go for administrative and police services. If the student have an inclination to go for defense sector, he/ she can opt for Navy and NDA. The student can also check out the option of doing Ph.D. which is another higher degree. Finance and Business related courses like MBA are popular among students opting for higher education options after btech.
Though both MS or infact a MTech are almost equivalent, but still the value addition is much as compared to the masters in US. A MS in a foreign university is anyday of much more value as compared to the Mtech degree in India. M.S and Mtech are both good career and Study options which provide you specialization in your respective field of expertise. For achieving and MS degree the student will have to clear competitive exams such as the GRE/TOEFL.
It is strictly dependent on which degree leads you to your personal career goals and objectives. It is not that one is better than the other, it's just that they are different in approach to a given field of study. First you must decide on your career goal. Once you do this, the path you must take will become clear.
Stands for Graduate Record Examination or GRE.
The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.
Verbal Reasoning — The skills measured include the test taker's ability to:
analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it
analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
recognize relationships between words and concepts
Quantitative Reasoning — The skills measured include the test taker's ability to:
understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
solve problems in a quantitative setting
Analytical Writing — The skills measured include the test taker's ability to:
articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
examine claims and accompanying evidence
support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
control the elements of standard written English
Who Takes It and Why?
Prospective graduate applicants take the General Test. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendations.
Where Do People Take It?
The General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the United States, Canada and many other countries. It is offered at paper-based test centers in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available. See which format is available in your area.
Who Accepts It?
Any graduate or professional school, any department or division within a school, or any fellowship granting organization may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (or TOEFL) Test to evaluate the candidate's usage and proficiency in english language. It is required for non-english candidates at many English-speaking colleges and universities.
The TOEFL® test measures your ability to communicate in English in colleges and universities. Accepted by 6,000+ institutions in more than 130 countries (PDF), it is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world.
You can take the Internet-based Test (iBT) or the Paper-based Test (PBT), depending on which format is offered at your test center.
The validity of the TOEFL score is two years after which it gets deleted from the official database.
GATE:The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board-GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The pattern and syllabusis usually the same which the candidates studied in their BE, Btech degree time. The persons eligible for this exam must hasve a degree in B.Tech, BE, B. Arch. or Masc.
The exam is usually conducted on second Sunday of February.
The importance of clearing GATE: Many PSU's like Bhabha Atomic research Centre (BARC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) etc. are very much fascinated and impressed by a good GATE score for various job positions in their organizations.
MBA: Increasing demand for Managerial Officials having sound technical knowledge always bring profit to the organization. They also have a knowhow of the technical domain so they can manage the technicians well. This is the main reason why most companies are looking for a Btech+MBA pass-out and why more and more students are going for this option.
GMAT: The Graduate Management Admissions Test, better known by the acronym GMAT (pronounced G-mat), is a Standardized test that measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. It is intended to help the graduate schools of business assess the potential of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Nearly 900 management institutes all over the world (almost all of them in the US) require GMAT scores from each applicant. The GMAT tests the fundamental skills - Reasoning and Comprehension included - and does not require any subject-specific theoretical study.
The test is designed in such a way that it would be unlike any other test you would have taken at school or college. First, the test has no question paper or answer sheets, nor does it have the same set of questions for all the examinees. Further, it does not give you the option of not answering a question (unless, of course, you run out of time at the end). All this because the GMAT is now an entirely Computer based test - the keyboard and mouse do the work of a pen or pencil. The test is scored out of 800 (in multiples of 10), and most scores fall in the range of 500-600. However, a score of even 800 is not unheard of!
The GMAT test is only one of several parameters which the graduate schools look at to determine the selection of an applicant. A high score alone does not translate into an admission offer from a great school. But the test can be looked upon as the first major hurdle to be cleared in the process of getting admission into a B-school of your choice.
How much does it cost to take the GMAT® exam?
The cost to take the GMAT exam is US$250 globally. See Pay for the Test for more information about payment methods and potential taxes.
Preparation is Everything
Most GMAT test takers start preparing about 3 to 6 months before the actual test date. Think about how you can best prepare, given your discipline, motivation, and personal preference:
What does the GMAT® exam measure?
The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed in your education and work. It does NOT measure:
your knowledge of business,
your job skills,
specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,
your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
subjective qualities—such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.
How long are GMAT® scores valid?
Your GMAT score is valid for five years, so you have the flexibility of “banking it”—choosing to start your graduate studies right after university or later on. Remember, if at first you don’t succeed, you can take the GMAT exam again. Remember, though, that all of your GMAT scores from the past 5 years will appear on your Official Score Report
CAT (common admission test) exam is a computer adaptive test that has to be cleared by candidates willing to do MBA in the IIMs (Indian Institute for Management Studies), and in some of the other prestigious institutions that would accept CAT scores for admission.
Indian Civil Service:
Job/ work Opportunities after Btech Software industry:
This option is what most of the students go for after completing their BE, Btech degree. This is because they are sure they can go into this software industry any time regardless of what branch they are in. The only criteria is the that the student must have excellent communication and analytical skills. The company want professionals which are good in finding out logical solutions to their problems.
Self Employment and Business option :
The persons who are economically well off can chose the option of starting out the own ventures in the market place.
Self Employment options include Freelancing options which usually the students good at computers really go for. There is always a plenty of work on the internet which could help you get a very good financial position after sometime. But these too require technical skill-set.
Joining as a lecturer in any engineering college is not a bad option too though i see moany people running away from it . These and many more Job Options after Btech will be discussed in more detail in coming Posts.