GATE is a national-level entrance exam for aspirants to seek admission for Masters or PhD in IITs, IISc and other top institutions
IIT Madras or National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has introduced an online portal for GATE exam preparation, called – NPTEL GATE Portal. With an aim to aid students preparing for the GATE exam, the NPTEL GATE Portal has been made freely accessible to all students, with CSR support from India’s leading travel technology organization, Amadeus Labs Bengaluru. NPTEL is a joint initiative of IITs and IISc, a provider of free online certification courses.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level entrance exam that enables aspirants to seek admission for Masters or PhD in IITs or IISc and other renowned institutions. Multiple PSUs recruit applicants based on the GATE score. Through the new portal, NPTEL aims to leverage its existing course content on Engineering and Science domains from its 2,400+ courses portfolio, to provide video solutions, practice tests, and online assistance in line with the GATE syllabus.
Prof V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said: “GATE examination tests the knowledge in fundamentals acquired by a candidate during the undergraduate education. Success in GATE enables both higher education and employment options. NPTEL is leveraging its content to guide and help candidates prepare and create a level playing field by providing equal opportunities for people to attempt the GATE exam.”
Highlighting the unique aspects of the GATE Preparation Portal, Dr. Ramkrishna Pasumarthy, NPTEL Coordinator, IIT Madras, said, “In the NPTEL course discussion forums many learners would ask whether the course content would be enough to clear GATE exam. The learners would request to solve GATE related problems or provide some assistance in preparing for GATE. We then came up with this idea of creating a comprehensive one stop platform, covering everything from concepts to tricks for cracking the GATE exam. We recently launched live mentoring sessions as well, enabling active learning for GATE aspirants.”
The preparation portal hosts video lectures covering a wide range of subjects covering the entire GATE syllabus across Engineering and Science disciplines.