In the present times a bachelor’s degree in engineering is just not enough from the career perspective. These days having a master’s degree matters a lot. It has lots of advantages. However, one must exercise caution while opting for it. There are certain things that you need to keep in mind. Do an M.Tech only if:
1. You have a scientific bent of mind i.e. you like to explore and invent.
2.You value independence and are not money-minded.
3. You are financially sound. Remember a B.Tech degree is expensive. It might be that it is financed by a bank loan as is the case, most of the times. So, doing an M.Tech will not help you because the stipend is not very impressive, better say low. In comparison the packages offered by the companies (even the average ones) are always better.
4.You have patience. An M.Tech is a two year course after the rigorous four year B.Tech. If you like you can add the years spent in preparation for JEE & AIEEE. You can only make the most of this course if you have patience because the nature of the course also demands it.
5. You are hardworking and sincere. An engineering course is always tough and requires hard work. If you are not the kind who likes to study hard M.Tech is just not the right option. During the course you have to constantly score well and if you want to utilise this degree for further progress a first class is the minimum that you have to secure.
6.You are doing it because of your interest in it. Many a time, students do M.Tech because they don’t get placed and it is an excuse to while away time. Never make this mistake. It is better to go for job hunting on your own if you didn’t get chance during the campus placements.
7. You score well in the GATE exams and get a good college preferably IITs or the NITS. Make sure that it (whether private or public) is recognised by the AICTE. Doing An M.Tech from an unapproved institute or college doesn’t help in any way.