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Students of NIT & IIT Might Discard GATE 2013 Exam

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NIT& IIT Students May Not Take GATE Exam
Students pursuing Postgraduate courses at IIT's and NIT's or other centrally funded technical institutes are likely to be exempted from taking GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam. This initiative of UPA government aims at bridging the wide research gap between India and China so that more Postgraduate students at these premier institutes can join PhD programmes without taking GATE.

The purpose will be discussed at a key meeting on November 5, 2012 at IIT Bombay by the Standing Committee of the IIT Council (SCIC). The SCIC is an executive sub-group of the apex decision making body of the IIT's. This meeting has been called up to discuss the policies required for gearing up science research work in the country. At present IIT's, NIT's and other central science schools accept GATE scores for admission to PhD programmes.

According to the sources, there has been a fourfold increase in science research work in China over the past 12 years. China contributes about 12% of the world's research publications in Science and engineering while India's research contribution is only around 3%.

India's research work in science and engineering lags behind the developed world both in terms of quality. The US remains the leader accounting or about 30% of the world's research in science and Engineering. However, the proposal to promote research at IIT's is a part of recommendations made by a panel of leading scientists under the atomic energy czar Anil Kakodar. The Kakodar panel aims to increase country's yearly science and engineering for around 1000 of the PhD's per year. And China creates nearly 50000 PhD's in Science and engineering per year.

The discussion is scheduled on 5th November. For more updates keep visiting.

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