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To pursue a part-time/evening programme in M.Tech, the minimum eligibility is B.Tech/M.Sc or equivalent in relevant field with CGPA of 6.75 on a 10-point scale or 60 per cent marks in aggregate for general category, and some work experience. You must submit no objection certificate from your employer at the time of interview. Selection is generally made on the basis of a written test and/or interview.

Similarly, many colleges and universities offer part-time MBA programmes. The advantage of a part-time MBA programme is that you can bring and discuss real-world situations and problems into the classroom, where solutions can be explored that could be implemented in real life. In fact, such presentations and discussions make the classes more interesting.

Tuition assistance and student loans may be available. Also, there are many employers who sponsor their candidates for higher education.

A part-time programme will also save you from the hassles of a long commute to classes on a daily basis, as you would be attending classes only once or twice a week. At the same time, you must be ready to sacrifice your weekends for classes lasting morning till evening.
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A postgraduate qualification is becoming increasingly important for engineers. M.Tech is a long-term investment in your technical career. It will secure your position in the organisation and also help you gain a higher position. Most government organisations and research bodies ask for M.Techs or MEs as they consider these people to be more resourceful than the normal B.Techs or BEs. Some public-sector units even call M.Tech students for interview directly; M.Techs need not give any written test.

If you want to come out from the engineering cocoon and multitask, it makes sense to widen your knowledge and skills in the management area. Having already obtained a technical degree, an MBA will complete your skills in the wider areas of management that usually include finance, marketing, human resource management, organisational behaviour and management strategy.

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