The Graduate Aptitude test in Engineering or commonly referred to as GATE is one of the most coveted examinations that offers admission towards PG courses in India’s premier engineering institutes namely the IITs and the NITs. This examination tests the knowledge skills of the engineering subjects undertaken by the applicant during the tenure of the bachelor’s degree or the specialised science subjects undertaken at the masters level.

The best IITs and NITs that offer PG courses in mechanical engineering through GATE can be broadly divided into groups, ranking and preference as listed below:

IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology)

IIT Mumbai: IIT Mumbai is ranked the top most engineering institute that offers PG courses in Mechanical Engineering through GATE. The institute offers 3 specializations in M.Tech (ME):

  1. Specialization ME1 (Thermal and Fluids Engineering)
  2. Specialization ME2 (Design Engineering)
  3. Specialization ME3 (Manufacturing Engineering)

Highlights:

  • Spread over a sprawling campus of 500 acres.
  • Contains state-of-the-art laboratories with modern amenities.
  • Excellent placement record of over 90%.
  • Various non-academic activities for all-round personality development.
  • Excellent faculty with accomplished records.

IIT Chennai: Second in the list is the IIT Chennai. The institute is a coveted one and offers 3 specializations in their M.Tech program. The admission to these programs is based on the GATE cut-off score:

  1. Thermal Engineering
  2. Design
  3. Manufacturing Engineering

Highlights:

  • A wooded campus of 250 hectares.
  • Faculty of international repute with excellent support staff.
  • Various innovative research programs along with B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D.
  • Very good placement record of over 80%.

 

IIT Kharagpur: One of the first IITs to have been established way back in 1951, IIT Kharagpur has produced some of the finest talents in the engineering industry. The institute offers the following courses in M.Tech, the admissions to which are based on the GATE score:

  1. ME1 (Manufacturing Science and Engineering)
  2. ME2 (Thermal Science and Engineering)
  3. ME3 (Mechanical Systems Design)

The institute also offers varied research courses like Fluid Mechanics, heat transfer, Thermal system modelling & optimization, Flow of granular material, Casting, Vibration based condition monitoring, Mechanical drives & Gear engineering, etc. To name a few.

Highlights:

  • Has an excellent campus with facilities such as technologically advanced labs, sports, literary, cultural and R&D.
  • Excellent International relations with universities abroad for fellowships and scholarships.
  • Very good placement record of over 80%.
  • Excellent and renowned faculty.
  • A very strong alumni association.

 

 

IIT Kanpur: Established in 1959, the M.Tech programs offered by the institute came into existence in the year 1960. The institute offers great insights and teachings into their following M.Tech Mechanical Engineering Courses:

  1. Thermal science & fluids
  2. Design Engineering
  3. Manufacturing Science

Highlights:

  • Offers excellent programs, research and technical expertise.
  • The faculty are amongst the world’s best.
  • Good placement records with an average of around 75%.
  • Has very good sports, recreational and hobbies clubs.

 

IIT Delhi: The institute is a premier engineering facility and has carved a niche of its own. It offers the following mechanical engineering courses in their M.Tech program:

  1. Mechanical Design
  2. Industrial Engineering
  3. Production Engineering
  4. Thermal Engineering

The admissions to each of these courses are based on the GATE score. The institute also offers broad areas of research pertaining to the Mechanical Engineering domain.

 

Highlights:

  • Great campus with an area of 320 acres.
  • Has an excellent Student Activity Centre or SAC for recreational activities.
  • Good placement record of over 70%.
  • Great faculty and support staff.
  • Has 11 multi-disciplinary centres such as Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Computer Services Centre, Centre for Energy studies to name a few.
  • Good student accommodation facilities.

 

NIT (National Institutes of Technology)

NIT Warangal: Ranking at the top of the NITs in terms of mechanical engineering, the courses offered are varied and admissions to which are based out of the GATE score. The list of mechanical engineering courses offered under the M.Tech program are as follows:

  1. Thermal Engineering
  2. Manufacturing Engineering
  3. Computer Integrated Engineering
  4. Machine Design
  5. Automobile Engineering
  6. Materials and system Engineering Design
  7. Additive manufacturing

 

NIT Trichy: located at Tiruchirappalli of Tamil Nadu state, NIT Trichy offers 2 unique mechanical engineering courses for their M.Tech program:

  1. Thermal Power Engineering
  2. Industrial Safety Engineering

The admissions to both these courses are depended on the obtained GATE score.

 

NIT Surathkal: One of the first to be established and a coveted one at that, the institute offers the following mechanical engineering courses under their M.Tech program:

  1. Thermal Engineering
  2. Manufacturing Engineering
  3. Mechatronics Engineering
  4. Design and precision Engineering

 

NIT Allahabad: The Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) offers mechanical engineering courses under their M.Tech program, the admissions to which are based on the obtained GATE score. The courses offered are as follows:

  1. Computer aided Design & Manufacturing
  2. Design Engineering
  3. Product Design & Development Engineering
  4. Production Engineering

 

NIT Rourkela: One of the few institutes that offers a varied course options to choose from in their M.Tech mechanical engineering program. The admissions to these courses are based on the GATE score. The courses are:

  1. Mechanical Design & Analysis
  2. Production Engineering
  3. Thermal Engineering
  4. Cryogenics &Vaccum Technology
  5. Plastics Engineering
  6. Composites Engineering
  7. Timber Engineering

 

NIT Bhopal: The Maulana Azad National Institute of technology (MANIT) offers 3 distinct mechanical engineering courses under the M.Tech program. Admissions are based on the obtained GATE score. The courses offered are:

  1. Thermal Engineering
  2. Industrial Design
  3. Maintenance Engineering

 

NIT Jaipur: The Malaviya National Institute of Technology offers mechanical engineering courses under the M.Tech programs for students who obtain the required GATE score. The courses offered are:

  1. Thermal Engineering
  2. Design Engineering
  3. Industrial Engineering
  4. Production Engineering

 

NIT Kozhikode: The NIT based at Calicut or commonly known as Kozhikode in Kerala offers different mechanical engineering courses under their M.Tech program. The admissions are based on the GATE score. The courses offered are:

  1. Industrial Engineering & Management
  2. Thermal Sciences
  3. Manufacturing Technology
  4. Energy Engineering & Management
  5. Material Science & Technology
  6. Machine Design

 

NIT Kurukshetra: The institute offers the following 3 mechanical engineering courses under their M.Tech program:

  1. Industrial & Production Engineering
  2. Machine Design
  3. Thermal Engineering

The admission to each of these courses are obtained based on the GATE score.

 

NIT Nagpur: The Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) offers 4 distinct mechanical engineering courses under the M.Tech program. The admissions are based on the GATE score. The courses offered are:

  1. Heat power Engineering
  2. Industrial Engineering
  3. CAD-CAM Engineering

Apart from the top 10 NITs listed above there are 21 other NITs that can be found all over India. Each of them provides excellent campus facilities along with good placement records. The average placement percentage of the NITs hovers between 55 and 65.

So if you have performed well in the GATE exam then you have your door opened for various top IITs and NITs all around offering excellent academic as well other services that will assist in your further professional as well as personal life.