While busy with the exam schedule, many a times our mind wanders thinking about the LIFE after GATE. Your full dedication and immense hard work pays off completely when you open the GATE website one fine day and against your name you have an impressive All India Rank. Well that is not just a dream that we want you to see, but a reality which will soon come true. All you students are working hard day in and day out; just to live that moment, which every GATE topper describes with smile on their face and sparkle in their eyes in every interview. The happiness just does not end there. There is a life full of opportunities and chances which the GATE exam opens for you and one of them is the wide arena of PSUs.
GATE is a national level examination conducted every year for all the engineering graduates, and provides them a GATE-way to a bright and successful future. The GATE examination provides the students with immense scope of growth in research, job and fellowship. Depending on their areas of interest, the students opt for what is best suited for them. We have discussed a lot about preparation phase of the GATE examination, but what motivates us the most is the life that awaits us after the examination. So today we want to discuss about how your life changes and what is actually the Life after GATE if you opt for PSUs.
So once you are done with the GATE exam and the result, along with your rank and score, is out. The PSUs you have applied to or will apply after the results will call you for their interview round depending on your marks in the GATE exam. Mostly the weight age of the GATE score (almost 85%) for selection is more than the interview score. Therefore you must make sure to give the GATE examination your best shot and get good marks. Though the interview is mainly technical based but what also matters is your personality, your observational skills and how well you are able to connect with the interviewers while answering the questions being asked to you. To know more about the interview and what the interviewer expects from you follow Interview Guidance.
Now coming to the part where you have been selected and you are ready to join the PSU. The following factors makes PSUs the ‘Dream Job’ for various candidates and offers you the perfect life after GATE.
1. Honeymoon Period:
The best part of the PSUs is the joining period which because of its facilities and training is known as the honeymoon Period. Here like a kid you are inducted into the PSU family and introduced to everything around: the plant, working culture, nature of work done. You are given a brief review of the problems you may face and how to tackle them. Certain PSUs also take the trainees around the country to their various locations to make the candidates familiar with the PSUs and the place so that they can work with better understanding and dedication when the training is complete. The best part of this time is introduction to all the perks and privileges that the PSU will provide you apart from the regular salary and also about the amount of work you will have at hand.
The best part of being employed in a PSU is a good decent salary. The salary may vary in different PSUs but it is comparable to or more than that being paid in the private sector along with job security which the private sector can never guarantee. The Pay package in the PSUs ranges somewhere between 8-20 lakhs which is pretty good for candidates of the age group 22-30 years. With a good salary in hand, the candidates can fulfill all their wishes which while preparing for the exam were put at stake. Along with the salary you are also provided dearness allowance to match up with the market inflation. Thus the PSU makes sure that you get all that you deserve after the months of hard work you have put in to reach this level.
3. Perks and Privileges:
While most perks provided by all the PSUs are same, for some it may vary depending on your location and nature of work. Some necessary perks provided to PSU employees are : Medical Facility for you and your dependable, Petrol prices which varies based on the current market price, newspaper price, furniture allowance, clothing allowance, gadget allowance, good housing facility and many more. These perks act as a bonus to your already well paid salary and provide you a comfortable lifestyle.
The path of getting a promotion or an increment in Public Sector Undertakings is more transparent and reliable. It is assured that if you work hard and meet targets, you will grow as a professional within the ranks of the company due to regular promotions and increments.
5. Work life balance:
With fixed work timings the employees have a perfect work-life balance. The employees are also provided enough leave round the year along with leaves on national holidays and festivals. With all the above facilities one can concentrate completely at work developing his/her own skills and contributing the best to the PSU when at work along with enjoying with family when at home and maintain the perfect balance between professional and personal life.
6. Social respect and recognition:
Clearing one of the toughest exams in the country and subsequently getting into your dream government job is not a piece of cake. The society recognizes this sincere effort of the candidate and hard work that he/she has put into achieving the success. This achievement gives a sense of pride to the candidate from within and recognition from the society.
7. Develop skills:
Along with all the perks and good things that the PSU job provides one important part cannot be missed. While working with the best brains of the company the candidate grooms not only his/her technical skills but also managerial skills. When joining any PSUs after the training is complete, the candidates are given roles where they have to manage huge projects which requires them to manage manpower which are more experienced than them. Though in the short run, one may find it difficult to handle but in the long run one becomes more skilled and responsible as a manager, person and as a citizen as you help and serve your country in a better way.
Many PSUs have tie ups with various management institutes to groom their employees. After serving a particular tenure in a PSU and have been dedicated, efficient and hard working throughout. The company gives you the opportunity for further studies from a good management institute. The MBA programme is completely or partially funded by the PSU as they want to groom their employees so that they can contribute even more to the organization and the nation as a whole. The PSUs also provide paid training to their employees both inside and outside India
9. Future aspects:
The employees who are sincere and work for long in the PSUs have a bright future as they are the ones who head the various government departments. Also with the tremendous growth that India is witnessing in the world, the PSUs too are expected to grow both in terms of scale and workability. This race will help the PSU employees to have a bright future.
With the best of everything including pay, perks and work-life balance, a PSU job is a complete package in itself. It gives one a sense of stability which is why the employees work to their best capacity. The employees can see their future and growth in the organization which helps them maintain a peaceful and happy life.
Dreaming of the future always encourages one to achieve it with greater dedication and sincerity. Through this blog we wanted to instill that confidence and enthusiasm in all the candidates preparing for the GATE examination. The PSUs are a dream for lakhs of candidates who sit for the GATE exam every year. The pay, perks, facilities, future prospects and the responsibility that the job gives you cannot be found anywhere. The PSUs are a complete package to a dream that we all have seen since our graduation days. The path towards this dream is not difficult but rather little bouncy and with lots of hurdles. The ones who overcome these hurdles are the ones who come out victorious and live their Life after GATE in the PSUs.
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