IIT Delhi to hold GATE 2020

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will be holding the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020, deputy director, IIT-D, M Balakrishnan told IE. The website for registration of GATE has already been set-up, however, the link for online application will only be activated in September, 2019 as per the schedule. The official website for GATE 2020 will be gate.iitd.ac.in, as per IE report.

As per the usual schedule, the examination will be held in February first week and the admit cards will be released in January. The GATE 2019 which was conducted by IIT Madras was conducted on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. The result will is scheduled to be announced by March 2020.

The examination will be organised on 24 subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper in any one session.

The Government of India negotiated with the British Government for collaboration in setting up an Institute of Technology at Delhi. The British Government agreed in principle to such a collaboration but were inclined initially to start in a modest way. It was therefore agreed that a College of Engineering & Technology should be established at Delhi with their assistance. A trust called the Delhi Engineering College Trust was established with the help of the UK Government and the Federation of British Industries in London. Later H.R.H. Prince Philips, Duke of Edinburgh, during his visit to India, laid the foundation stone of the College at Hauz Khas on January 28, 1959.

The College of Engineering and Technology was registered as a Society on 14th June 1960 under the Societies Registration Act No XXI of 1860 (Registration No.S1663 of 1960-61). The first admissions were made in 1961. The students were asked to report at the College on 16th August 1961 and the College was formally inaugurated on 17th of August 1961 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Minister of Scientific Research & Cultural Affairs. The College was affiliated to the University of Delhi.


  • To offer instruction in Applied Science and Engineering of a standard comparable to the best in the world
  • To provide adequate facilities for postgraduate study and research to meet the needs of specialised research workers and teachers
  • To provide leadership in curriculum planning, laboratory development and examination systems
  • To institute programs for faculty development both for their own staff and for the teachers of other engineering colleges
  • To establish teaching and research programmes of an interdisciplinary nature.
  • To develop close co-operation with industry through the exchange of personnel, continuing education programmes, and consultancy services to solve live industrial problems
  • To develop strong collaborative links with other Institutions and organizations including National Laboratories and Government Departments
  • To develop continuing education programmes for employed engineers and make them available both on campus and by distance learning techniques at off-campus locations
  • To anticipate the technological needs for India and plan and prepare to cater to them
  • To prepare instructional resource material in the conventional as well as the audio-visual; the video and the computer based modes
  • To interact with the community at large to inculcate in our country men and women a feel for scientific thought and endeavour
  • To cater to the development of a culture for maintenance and conservation
  • To organise study programs to prepare manpower also for the unorganised sector and for self-employment

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