GATE 2017 Organizing Institute

Are you scratching your head to find GATE 2017 organizing institute? Well. We understand. It is, of course, one of the very frequently asked questions by GATE aspirants. Here we try to provide the best possible information about the GATE 2017 Organizing institute.

First let us look at the GATE organizing institutes from the year 1984 onwards. Following is the year wise list of GATE organizing institutes since 1984.

Exam/YearGATE Organizing Institute
GATE 2017GATE 2017 is organized by IIT Roorkee
GATE 2016GATE 2016 was organized by IISc Bangalore
GATE 2015GATE 2015 was organized by IIT Kanpur
GATE 2014GATE 2014 was organized by IIT Kharagpur
GATE 2013GATE 2013 was organized by IIT Bombay
GATE 2012GATE 2012 was organized by IIT Delhi
GATE 2011GATE 2011 was organized by IIT Madras
GATE 2010GATE 2010 was organized by IIT Guwahati
GATE 2009GATE 2009 was organized by IIT Roorkee
GATE 2008GATE 2008 was organized by IISc Bangalore
GATE 2007GATE 2007 was organized by IIT Kanpur
GATE 2006GATE 2006 was organized by IIT Kharagpur
GATE 2005GATE 2005 was organized by IIT Bombay
GATE 2004GATE 2004 was organized by IIT Delhi
GATE 2003GATE 2003 was organized by IIT Madras
GATE 2002GATE 2002 was organized by IISc Bangalore
GATE 2001GATE 2001 was organized by IIT Kanpur
GATE 2000GATE 2000 was organized by IIT Kharagpur
GATE 1999GATE 1999 was organized by IIT Bombay
GATE 1998GATE 1998 was organized by IIT Delhi
GATE 1997GATE 1997 was organized by IIT Madras
GATE 1996GATE 1996 was organized by IISc Banglore
GATE 1995GATE 1995 was organized by IIT Kanpur
GATE 1994GATE 1994 was organized by IIT Kharagpur
GATE 1993GATE 1993 was organized by IIT Bombay
GATE 1992GATE 1992 was organized by IIT Delhi
GATE 1991GATE 1991 was organized by IIT Madras
GATE 1990GATE 1990 was organized by IISc Bangalore
GATE 1989GATE 1989 was organized by IIT Kanpur
GATE 1988GATE 1988 was organized by IIT Kharagpur
GATE 1987GATE 1987 was organized by IIT Bombay
GATE 1986GATE 1986 was organized by IIT Delhi
GATE 1985GATE 1985 was organized by IIT Madras
GATE 1984GATE 1984 was organized by IISc Bangalore

Each year GATE Exam is being conducted by either one of the following institutes.

  • Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru which takes care of Zone – 1
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay which takes care of Zone –2
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi which takes care of Zone – 3
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati which takes care of Zone – 4
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur which takes care of Zone – 5
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur which takes care of Zone – 6
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras which takes care of Zone – 7
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee which takes care of Zone – 8

Let us explore more about the salient features of these institutes.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

We shall begin our discussion with Indian Institute of Science (abbreviated as IISc) that is situated in India’s IT hub, Bengaluru. It is one of the premier institutions in the country, focusing on various aspects of scientific and technological research. Apart from the IITs, IISc is also equally popular and respected across the globe as far as engineering research and developments are concerned.

Indian Institute of Science, hereinafter referred to as IISc, is a public university that was established with the support of the notable personalities Jamsetji Tata and H.H. Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in the year 1909. In the year 1958, it was awarded the status of a Deemed University. Locally known as the Tata Institute, the university has garnered international acclaim over its scientific contribution in the field of engineering and technology.

IISc is regarded as the finest and often the best institution in India. The university has been ranked eleven and eighteen internationally during considerations of citations per faculty for the year 2014 and 2015 respectively. What more, the Institute was the first Indian Institute to have appeared Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the areas relating to engineering and technology in the year 2015-2016. It appeared on the 99th ranking. IISc is considered the finest institution in its field with respect to BRICS nations and Asian region. The Times Higher Education Rankings for the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings for the year 2016 named the IISc as the sixth best institute as far as criteria of research is concerned.

Now we before we dwell on organizational and other aspects of the institute, let us explore some historical facts behind the establishment of the institute. It all began with an accidental meeting with Jamsetji Tata and Swami Vivekanand in which the latter was utterly impressed the former. This inspired him to design a scheme on establishment of an institute driven towards active scientific and technological research.

Mr. Tata asked Swami Vivekanand to guide him through the project, to which the latter enthusiastically agreed. Both of them constituted a committee that created a draft on the institute and eventually presented it to Lord Curzon in the year 1898. Prof. Sir William Ramsay was called for to name a suitable location for the foundation of the institute. He named Bangalore. H.H. Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the Maharaja of Mysore and Tata donated many facilities towards this project. In the year 1909, the Constitution of the institute was sanctioned by Lord Minto, the then Viceroy of India. Morris Travers was the first director of the Institute. C.V. Raman was the first Indian director of the Institute.

The IISc is located close to other nodal scientific institutes and organizations including the Indian Space Research Organization (abbreviated as ISRO), Raman Research Institute (abbreviated as RRI), Wood Research Institute (abbreviated as WRI), and Central Power Research Institute (abbreviated as CPRI). Most of these institutes have been connected with the IISc by means of a shutter service.

The organization of the Institute is divided in various departments and divisions. The departments are divided into science and engineering but for the purpose of administrative functions, there are divisions with a chairperson each. Some of the divisions functional in the institute are Division of Biological Sciences, Division of Electrical Sciences, Division of Mechanical Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, etc. Apart from departments, there are centers namely, Archives and Publication Cell, Centre for Scientific & Industrial Consultancy, J. R. D. Tata Memorial Library, Centre for Sponsored Schemes and Projects, Centre for Contemporary Studies, and Centre for Continuing Education. Each center is headed by a Director.

Admission to IISc is not easy and there has to be a lot required from the students to secure seats in the prestigious college. Generally, students who come in 0.01 percent candidates who have qualified the GATE examination are able to obtain minimum standard cut off marks for M.E./ M.Tech examination. The cut offs will vary depending upon the discipline selected by the candidate. Meanwhile, the admissions to doctoral programs are based on assessment of the career profile and performance during the technical interviews, which are conducted in rounds.

IISc has made major contributions in the field of scientific research and technological developments. It has collaborated with organizations like Defense Research & Development Organization (abbreviated as DRDO) , ISRO, Bharat Electronics Limited (abbreviated as BEL) National Aerospace Laboratories, Aeronautical Development Agency Depart of Information Technology under the Government of India, Boeing, General Motors, Google Inc, Microsoft Research, etc.

Concluding the discussion, let us make ourselves aware with a few notable alumni of the IISc. Former directors of the institute, C.N.R. Rao and C.V. Raman have been awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, which is Bharat Ratna. N. Balakrishnan, who is a notable aerospace scientist and a member of the Third World Academy of Sciences; Jayant Harsita, who researches on database systems and has been awarded with Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the year 2009; Vijay Kumar Saraswat, who is a key person in the developmental scheme of the Prithvi missile, etc.

Indian Institute of Technology  Bombay

Let us bring to our discussion the IITs. We shall begin with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (abbreviated as IIT-B). The IIT-B is a public university, which is also the second oldest IIT in the country. It is situated in Powai, Mumbai. Founded in the year 1958, the Institute was awarded the status of the Institute of National Importance in the year 1961. The roadmap for the foundation of IIT in Bombay started way back in the year 1957 and the first lot of students to IIT-B came in the following year 1958.

First, the historical facts! As mentioned above, the IIT-B was the second IIT to have been established in the country. The foundation happened with the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (abbreviated as UNESCO). The Soviet Union had contributed in the development of the institute by providing financial assistance. In the agreement, the UNESCO provided the government of India technical support and on other side, the government handled the responsibilities pertaining to expenses on the construction of building and other incidental costs.

The construction of the main campus was under progress when the first batch of students was admitted to the Institution. The lectures were conducted in a temporary campus at the Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (abbreviated as SASMIRA) in Worli, Mumbai. Those hundred students were selected among 3400 applicants who have applied in a limited number of courses, which included Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Metallurgical Engineering Energy, etc.

When we discuss IIT-B, we cannot miss Mood Indigo. Mood Indigo, which is famously known as MI or MoodI, is the annual cultural festival that holds the crown of being the largest festival in Asia. Mood Indigo is the brainchild of four students namely, Ramesh Advani, Nandu Mugve, Basabi Mukherji, and V.V. Chari. The name of the festival was inspired by a Jazz music by the name. The festival was conducted with an approximate budget of Rs. 5000, which was arranged by the institute’s gymnasium and from advertisements.

Many national and international celebrities have performed in the fest, making it one of the most happening events in the country. Some international musicians who have performed in Mood Indigo are Simple Plan, Katatonia, Porcupine Tree, etc. Home celebrities like Asha Bhosle, R.D. Burman, Anishka Sharma, Imran Khan, Salim Sulaiman, etc have graced the fest with their performances.

Mood Indigo is the most talked about affair for students in the country and why it should not be. It witnesses participation from national and international teams. In the year 2014, the Mood Indigo witnessed participation from about 1620 colleges from different parts of the country. The fest has many sponsors, most of them are internally branded companies like Blackberry, Nokia, Cadbury, MTV, PVR, WWE, Colgate, LinkedIn, McDonald’s, etc. The Institute is not just an academic center but also an entertainment center for college students. All of it makes IIT B one of the finest and reported engineering colleges in term of both academic quality and student friendly environment.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (abbreviated as IIT D) will be our second discussion. Established in the year 1961, the institute (which is a public university) has been declared the Institute of National Importance by the Central Government. IIT D is one of the two institutions to have been featured in Quacquarelli Symonds (abbreviated as QS) in its list of top 200 universities internationally for the year 2015.

The prestigious Delhi Technological University (abbreviated as DTU) is the parent institution of IIT Delhi. Formerly known as the Center of Engineering and Technology, it was registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act in the year 1960. Before it was declared the Institute of National Importance vide the Indian Institute of Technology (Amendment) act 1963, it was affiliated with Delhi University. After being awarded the new status, it was authorized to conduct its own examination.

The Institute is located in a beautiful set up, with the famous Hauz Khas and historical monuments like Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. The located is educationally strategic, with many recognized institutions in the nearby places. Such institutes are Jawaharlal Nehru University (abbreviated as JNU), National Institute of Fashion Technology (abbreviated as NIFT), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (abbreviated as AIIMS), National Council of Educational Research and Training (abbreviated as NCERT), etc. The campus of the institute is composed of four zones namely, Staff residential area, Academic Zone, Student residential zone, and recreational zones like football ground, basketball court, swimming pool, etc.

There are total fourteen hostels, with eleven hostels for male students and three hostels for female students. Additionally, there are residential facilities provided for students. The names of the hostels are kept after famous mountain ranges. Some of the boy’s hostels running in the campus are Aravali Hostel, Girnar Hostel, Nilgiri Hostel, Satpura Hostel, Karakoram Hostel, Jwalamukhi Hostel, etc. The three girls hostel include Kailash Hostel, New Kailash Hostel, Himadri Hostel, etc.

The Campus has many student bodies catering to different needs of students.

  • Board for Student Welfare (abbreviated as BSW): The Board is responsible for undertaking activities relating to welfare of students. The Board is the core committee that conducts the youth festival, Speranza.
  • Board for Sports Activities (abbreviated as BSA): As the name suggests, the board oversees matters relating to sports. It manages facilities for sports like Basketball, Volleyball, Law tennis, Squash, Athletics, Weight Lifting, Table-Tennis, Badmintion, etc. The organizational structure of the board consists of a President, a Vice president, a few Sports Administrators, and Sports Officers. The General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary of the Board are directly elected from the students by the students.
  • Board for Recreational and Creative Activities (abbreviated as BRCA): It is another board that manages nine clubs namely, Debating Society (also known as DebSoc); Dance Club; Music Club; Literary Club; Dramatics Club; Photography and Film Club (abbreviated as PFC),Quizzing Club (abbreviated as QC); Indoor Sports Club (abbreviated ISC); and the Fine Arts and Crafts Club (abbreviated as FACC).
  • Board for Student Publications (abbreviated as BSP): The Board is responsible for overseeing all the activities relating to publications and other journalistic work. It produces four magazines namely, Sync I; the Inception; the Muse; Sync II. Literati is the annual literary festival that the board conducts wherein poetry sessions, quizzes, discussions, etc are held. The festival is attended by many literature enthusiasts, apart from famous personalities in the field of literature and related dimensions.

These boards actively engage in student related activities. All these boards have student representatives as their members with the aim of ensuring greater transparency.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (abbreviated as IIT-G) has probably the most political backdrop story of all the other institutes. It after all relates to the famous Assam Accord. The Indian Institute of Technology, hereinafter referred as IITG, is a public university that is situated in Assam, India. Sixth in number, the institute was established in the year 1994 and later the Government of India recognized it as an Institute of National Importance. However, a brief look into history is worth, especially when we have IITG as our subject of discussion.

It all started in the year 1985. The famous Assam Accord was signed in that year. Agreed between the Government of India and the All Assam Students Union, the agreement was the outcome of the Assam Movement that began as a movement against illegal immigrants in Assam. Two groups namely, the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (abbreviated as AAGSP) and All Assam Students Union (abbreviated AASU) spearheaded the movement and pressurized the government to set up an IIT in the region. It was demanded from the Government that adequate educational facilities should be established in the region.

Finally, IITG was founded in the year 1994 but its academic session commenced from the following year. The first lot of students who applied for the Joint Entrance Examination and those selected were admitted to the B.Tech Programme. The campus is located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and borders the town Amingaon. It is a completely residential campus, with hostel name kept after various rivers and their tributaries flowing through the north-east region. Some of the hostel names in the campus are Siang, Manas, Subansiri, Brahmaputra, Dihing, Kameng, Dibang, etc. There are residential places for married students as well.

The Institute has functional eight research centers that conduct research activities pertaining to various disciplines on engineering and technology. Currently, there are eight such centers functional and which are Centre for Computer & Communication Centre, Centre for Nanotechnology, Central Instruments Facility, Centre for the Environment, Centre for Computer & Communication Centre, Centre for Linguistic Science & Technology, Centre for Energy, and Centre for Career Development.

It is one of the highest rated IITs in the country as well in the world. In the year 2015 listing of colleges by QS World Ranking, IIT Guwahati was listed on the numbers 451-460 whereas, QS World Ranking ranked it at 89 in the Asian list in the year 2012. As far as national surveys and ranking lists, the IIT G has done very well. It has been ranked tenth in the India Today 2012 ranking, seventh by Dataquest in the year 2011, sixth by Mint in the year 2009. In the year 2014, IIT G made it at 87 in the ‘100 Top Global Universities Under 50 Years’ , which was listed by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. This was a major feat as it was the first Indian University to feature in the list. The College organizes many fests annually like Alcheringa (the annual cultural festival), Techniche (the tech fest), Advaya (a techno-cultural feival), etc that have witness participation of thousands of students from across the country.

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT K) is a public college that is situated in Kanpur City, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the best IITs in the country, with a long list of successful alumni.

In the year 1959, an Act of Parliament was enacted to establish the IIT K. The Institute started its functions from the year 1959 in the canteen of the Harcourt Butler technological Institute, which is situated at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur city. It continued its functions till the year 1963, when the institute was moved to its current place, which is located on the Grand Trunk Road near Kalyanpur village of Kanpur.

In the early years of its development, the institute was supported by a group of prestigious institutions across the globe namely, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (abbreviated as MIT), University of Michigan, Case Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Berkeley, Ohio State University Princeton University. These institutes mentioned in the preceding statement have helped IIT K in the establishment of its research centers and academic programs. All of this was sanctioned under the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (abbreviated as KIAP). P.K. Kelkar became the first director of the institute.

IIT K became the first of its kind in the country to offer Computer Science with the support of famous economist John Kenneth Galbraith. The first of such course was offered on IBM 1620 in the year 1963. Eventually in the year 1971, the Institute started conducting independent academic courses in Engineering and Computer Science. In the year 1972, the KIAP ended because of the support of the United States to Pakistan. Also, the IITs were criticized for brain drain.

The Institute is popular for many fests it annually conducts. Some of the fest so organized are internationally renowned. Antaragni, for example, is one of the most popular and most attended college fests in the country, with thousands of students participating in the fest every year. Similarly, the tech fest Techkriti that was started in the year 1995 has witnessed speakers like APJ Abdul Kalam, Douglas Osheroff, Rakesh Sharma, Richard Stallman, Oliver Smithies, etc. Another fest Udghosh, which is a yearly inter-college sports meeting that is usually held in September. It has many students from across the country.

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is an engineering institution that was created by the Union Government in the year 1951. IIT K was the first IIT and was awarded the status of Institute of National Importance by the Central government. IIT Kharagpur (IIT K) is the third technical institute after IIEST Shibpur (established in the year 1856) and Jadavpur University (founded in the year 1906). The first academic session commenced from the year 1951 only with 224 students and forty two teachers. It was functioning in the building of Hijli Detention Camp, which is now known as Shaheed Bhawan, where many revolutionaries were put to prison in the British colonial rule.

The Institute was named the Indian Institute of Technology in the year 1951 when the Institute was officially inaugurated by none other than Maalana Abul Kalam Azad. The Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act was passed in the year 1956, which declared IIT K having the status of Institute of National Importance. Apart from various academic programs provided by the Institute, there are many research programs that are sponsored by many national and international research organizations.

Some of the main sponsors to these research programs include Microsoft Corporation, the Defense Research and Development Organization (abbreviated as DRDO), Indian Space Research Organization (abbreviated as ISRO), the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology under the Government of India. IIT Kharapur runs a research cell by the name Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (abbreviated as SRIC) and the cell has been functional since 1982. The Cell is responsible for overseeing management of research projects, which have been sponsored.

The Institute is one of the highest ranked institutions in the world. It has been featured at rank 286 in the QS World University Rankings for the year 2015. It was placed in the rank 60 in the QS Asian University Rankings. Times Higher Education has ranked it at one in the Asia Rankings.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT M) is a public institution that is situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is a public research and engineering institution that has been awarded the status of Institute of National Importance. IIT M was the third IIT to be established in the country vide a Parliamentary Act in the year 1959.

Let us explore some historical facts behind the establishment of the IIT. The institute was established with the help of West German Government. In the year 1956, the West German Government had offered to assist in the foundation of the IIT M. At that time period, the establishment of the institute was the biggest affair in the research and engineering area. The collaboration with West German Government resulted in frequent student and teacher exchange programs. Several research programs still exist even today like German Academic Exchange Service (abbreviated as DAAD) and The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

IIT M campus has a facility by the name IIT Madras Research Park. The Research Park is based on the research parks established in world education institutions like Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (abbreviated as MIT). The focus areas of the park is on incubation endeavors and motivating innovative ideas in various Research and Development (R&D) companies. There are many facilities available in the Research park include shops, cyber cafes food courts, conference halls, guest houses, gardens, etc.

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (abbreviated as NPTEL) is an initiative launched by IIT M in the year 1999. In this initiative, every IIT and the IISc Bangalore would organize various lectures on different disciplines in engineering. The initiative is considerably popular among young engineering aspirants and graduates.

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Popularly known as IIT Roorkee or simply IIT R, the Indian Institute of Technology (hereinafter referred to as IIT R), is the former University of Roorkee and the Thomason College of Civil Engineering that is situated in Roorkee in the state of Uttrakhand.

The University of Roorkee was declared as the new Indian Institute of Technology in the year 2001. An Ordinance was promulgated by the then Government of India, which declared the institute as the seventh IIT of the nation. The ordinance was subsequently made into a Parliamentary Act, which granted the institute the status of Institute of National Importance.

IIT Roorkee is the biggest engineering institution in respect of the number of academic units functional. Overall, the institute has 21 academic departments, which cover areas like social sciences, engineering, earthquake engineering, etc. Apart from academics, the institute has conducted many research activities in collaboration with many research giants. It has obtained funding from many ministries like Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (abbreviated as CSIR), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology under the Government of India, Indian Space Research Organization and many others.

The Institute has signed many Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with institutes like National University of Singapore, Swiss federal Institute of Technology, University of Western Ontario, University of Texas, Royal Institute of Technology (RTH), New Jersey Institute of Technology (abbreviated as NJIT), University of Waterloo, etc.

Well… we have discussed elaborately about the institutes which conduct GATE exam every year. Now coming back to the question of which one will be the GATE 2017 organizing institute

There is a speculation among the students who are preparing for GATE 2017 Exam that IIT Roorkee could be the organizing institute for GATE 2017. However, we advise you to wait for the official announcement from the GATE authorities or visit this page for updates.

2 thoughts on “GATE 2017 Organizing Institute

  1. Is iit roorkee was organised gate 2017/ iit madras

  2. Hi, Thanks for this article it’s really helpful!

    I have a query; are previous year’s questions repeated in GATE?

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