A message on social media regarding the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) has triggered people to believe that the test will soon be mandatory for engineering students in the form of an exit exam for the academic year 2019-2020, in order to get their degrees.
The message is likely based on a New Indian Express report, published on 4 November, which claimed that the “GATE might be compulsory of engineering students as exit exam.”
TRUE OR FALSE?
The New Indian Express report has been rubbished by R Subrahmanyam, the Secretary of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).
In a tweet, he said:
WHAT DID THE REPORT SAY?
Quoting a source from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the report had claimed that students pursuing a technical course in the academic year 2019-2020 might have to take the GATE as an exit exam, after a resolution to the same extent had been passed by the AICTE at a meeting.