List of Top Engineering Colleges in India Accepting GATE 2020 Score


GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering refers to the all-India exam which is meant for testing of comprehensive understanding in different engineering and science undergraduate subjects. This examination is being conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and the renowned seven Indian Institutes of Technology, namely, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee on National Coordination Board’s behalf under MHRD. 

This article will prove helpful for students who wish to pursue engineering courses next year or in years to come as we highlight the list of the best engineering colleges in India that accept GATE score. Before indulging in it, let us all understand the significance of this examination and its scores.

Significance of GATE examination

The significance of appearing for the GATE is huge and impactful in a student’s career. So we suggest all students go through the following key points:

  • Your GATE score will decide if you are going to get admission in one of the top M.Tech/ME/MS colleges as only this score is required for admission in reputed colleges in India.
  • Pursuing Masters’ from the most famous and ranked institutes of India will provide students with the opportunity of learning the core concepts of engineering from the best faculties in India.
  • This provides an opportunity for students to learn in a highly competitive environment amidst the best talents and hence this will help students to develop as well as broaden their intellectual thought process.
  • The GATE examination refers to the qualifying exam for several PSUs (Public sector undertakings) such as IOCL, Power Grid, etc.

That is why it is often said that GATE is the only option you can think of if you wish to get employed in one of the highest-paying jobs.

List of Colleges accepting GATE Score

For all engineering aspirants who aim to pursue the course from the top engineering colleges in India can refer to the following list of Colleges that accept the GATE score for admission:

Colleges Accepting GATE Score in North India

Name of the Institution Location of the Institution
Delhi Technological University Delhi
Jamia Millia University Delhi
Kurukshetra University Hissar (Kurukshetra)
National Institute of Technology Srinagar
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh
Barkatullah University Bhopal
Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg
Jabalpur Engineering College Jabalpur
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana


Colleges Accepting GATE Score in South India

Name of the Institute Location
College of Engineering, Andhra University Vizag
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Kakinada, Anathapur
Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science Warangal
Koneru Lakshmaiah University (K.L. University) Guntur
P.E.S. College of Engineering Mandya
Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal
University of Kerala Trivandrum
Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin
Anna University Chennai
Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar
Dr.M.G.R Engineering College Chennai
Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore and Chennai


Colleges Accepting GATE Score in East & West India

Name of the Institution Location of the Institution
Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh
Assam Engineering College Guwahati
Bengal Engineering College Howrah
Calcutta Institute of Technology Howarh
Goa Engineering College Goa
Nirma Institute of Technology Ahmedabad
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering Pune
D.Y. Patil College of Engineering Pune
Sardar Patel College of Engineering Mumbai


Besides the above-mentioned colleges, some other institutions accept GATE scores. Different Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), as well as National Institutes of Technology (NITs), are also known for accepting the GATE score for admission into Post-Graduate engineering courses.

Career Prospects with GATE Examination

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

For several years many PSUs across India have been recruiting fresh talents using the GATE scores. Based on these scores, students get calls for interviews from reputed PSUs. When the interview round is cleared by the candidates, they achieve the scope of working with these PSUs. GATE is now known as a subject-specific exam that is a benchmark for getting entry into the top organizations. The following organizations recruit based on the GATE Score:

  • BHEL or Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • ONGC or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
  • IOCL or Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • BEL or Bharat Electronics Limited
  • ISRO or Indian Space Research Organization
  • NTPS or National Thermal Power Station
  • Defense Research & Development Organization
  • GAIL or Gas Authority of India Ltd.

International Opportunities after GATE

For those students who wish to pursue a post-graduation course from various international universities r colleges, the GATE exam score will enable them to get through. The GATE score is valid for three years post appearing in the examination in case of international universities,

Fellowship and Research Opportunities through GATE

A good score in GATE 2020 will make one eligible for Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories along with a monthly stipend of Rs. 16,000. Additionally, having pursued an M.Tech degree can help one to secure research positions at various R&D centers. 

GATE 2020 Highlights

If you appear in the GATE examination then your score will be the greatest eligibility to secure admission in post-graduation or any research programmes as offered by top universities not only in India but abroad as well. 

  • The GATE examination 2020 is going to be conducted by the Institute of Information Technology, Delhi on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February 2020.
  • Your GATE score will remain valid for 3 (three) years at a stretch.
  • The registration procedure is completely online and nothing offline.
  • The exam is conducted in an online form for all streams.
  • The GATE examination comprises of several numerical questions besides multiple-choice questions.
  • The GATE online application portal will commence on 3rd September and the last date for application submission for online application is 24th September.