I am a BTech in Electronics , and have appeared for GATE 2013. My first query is if M.Tech is by any means preferable/advantageous over MS(Research) , particularly if I want to enter the academic ( teaching ) profession later or apply for a high paying technical job. After Doing MS(R)/M.Tech in a good institute are overseas placements possible ? Where are the odds more , MTech or MS(R) ? My second query is - is it justifed to enroll myself in MTech programmes in Electronics in institutes like BITS Pilani or IIIT Hyderabad , which would cost me about 5 lakhs in 4 semesters . What would be the placements like ? Is it a smart invetment ? Or maybe I am better of enrolling for M.Tech in an NIT , which I should get , but where the placements are not lucrative to my knowledge ?If it is justified , I would like to know about other intitutes of the calibre of BITS Pilani or IIIT Hyderabad ? Also , IIIT Hyderabad has MS(R) , which has no tution fees ? Is it a better option then ?