Chandan Kumar Jha ( left) and Abhijit Chaudhari, launching eGATE programme in Bangalore last week
A helping e-hand at the GATE

Bangalore February 20, 2012: GATEFORUM, a subsidiary of leading Indian tech-driven education player, Educomp, has launched live classes through the Internet for the GATE qualifying examination for ME/M.Tech/M.S seats in India which attracts 700,000 students every year. 

eGATE is essentially live classes, via internet, with two way interaction between the faculty and the students. The faculty will conduct the lectures from GATEFORUM studios in Hyderabad and a GATE aspirant can access them from any via the internet or can come to a GATEFORUM center and view them on a big screen.

GATE is the second largest qualifying exam in the technical side, after AIEEE, with 5.5 lakh test takers in GATE 2011 and more than 7 lakh test takers for GATE 2012.

Says Abhijit Chaudhari, Director GATEFORUM: “We feel that with the introduction of eGATE, it would be easier for the aspirants to avail the technical training from their respective cities. Currently from Karnataka state have increased to nearly 45,000 this year and we can attribute it to the growing craze for jobs in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) that have made GATE mandatory for their technical jobs. In such a scenario our product, eGATE, would be a boon for the students who aim to clear GATE successfully”.

Adds Chandan Kumar Jha , also  Director, GATEFORUM: “GATE Test is not only for admission to M.Tech courses, but an entry platform for PSU Jobs. We have observed that many of the aspirants in Tier II & III cities are deprived of quality coaching and training due to inaccessibility of resources. Through eGATE we aim to fill up this huge gap and bring opportunities for candidates to apply for technical and public sector jobs.”

GATE is the qualifying exam for admission courses in various institutes in India like the IISc, IITs, NITs, Government Engineering Colleges and also private engineering colleges. Many top notch PSUs like BHEL, NTPC, IOCL have adapted GATE as the qualifying exam for filling up their vacancies. GATE is an All India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),the Government of India. GATEFORUM, promoted by alumni of the IIMs and IITs, is the largest organization in the field of GATE training, with a presence in more than 45 cities. Currently GATEFORUM offers various preparatory tools for GATE aspirants like Classroom Coaching (ICP), Correspondence/Self study Course (DLP), All India test series (TarGATE) and Online test series.