Placement details and job opportunities after M.Tech or masters for that matter would be an alarming question for everyone who wants to pursue masters in the respective field. Most of them feel it is better to do higher education after gaining few years of experience. Definitely readers will have many questions running in their minds after reading the previous line.
What if one has given a good amount of gap after under graduation?
Will I be able to study after such a huge gap?
Will my experience help after completing maters?
Will I get placed at all?
In academics point of view –
Some of them may be majority of it would be continuing their masters after working in some companies for quite a few years. They may think it would be difficult to study after some years as they had been away from academics for a longtime. Plus they would have enjoyed their lives earning monthly income. But its worth mentioning that it would be really good for some if they take a break and continue with masters. When they continue to do masters immediately after engineering it would be tiresome for some. As they have devoted half of their life in studying. Imagine 6 years of studying continuously! Some may find it easier to continue masters immediately after engineering as they will have touch with the knowledge. Flow of information and knowledge will be on track.
They don’t have to really bug up with the subjects. The points discussed above are in favor of both the cases, because capacity, knowledge, time differ from person to person. It is best to decide knowing their own ability and strength.
In placements point of view –
The fact is that placements are not a big problem for m. tech or for any masters. People who have previous experience jump into a thought whether their previous experience will be counted or not which is a valid question to be put front. Will they have a salary hike? Will they get any advantage over others who have come directly after engineering? Well, I have bad news and good news. Bad news is that I don’t think candidates will have practical advantage because of the experience. There is no separate test for experienced and for the fresher’s as such. All of them have to undergo a written test to qualify for the further rounds of interview. Good news is that, once you are through with the written test, experience may count valuable during other rounds of interview. I have heard it is very tough to fight during several rounds of interviews especially in the IT fields. The amount of confidence and the etiquette of how to present yourself during the interview process are some advantages for the candidates having previous work experience. So having a few years of experience definitely gives you an edge.
I have not heard of companies giving a different profile or a higher designation to people with experience. This is somewhat offset by the fact that your experience might help you get placed into a better company. In fact, a person with experience and without experience sails in the same boat till they are placed in a good company. Doing M.Tech, or masters with or without experience is worth the risk. Difficulties and reality have to be faced by the candidates but higher studies will definitely work in favor of everyone.