Just completed my MCA from RIIMS College (Tirupati), S V University. I appeared for GATE and got 86.96 percent. Generally MCA students are eligible to write GATE entrance but in many universities and colleges (including most of the universities) MCA students are not eligible for the M Tech course. M Tech is only offered to BE/B. Tech students. Why is this so? And if MCA students are not eligible for these colleges, then why do the IITs and IISc colleges say that MCA students are eligible to write GATE?
Not all MCA students are eligible to appear for GATE. MCA students who had Mathematics as a paper in their graduate degree are eligible to appear for GATE. But this is about being eligible to appear for GATE. A University or an institute is free to prescribe the eligibility criteria for M. Tech courses as B.E/ B. Tech. There is no rule to enforce the University or the Institute to take MCAs for M. Tech course. So, you will have to search for institutions, which allows MCA students to take admission to M. Tech courses in Computer Science.