hi! i'm a 2nd yr student of BE (ECE) . as you know gate is kinda tough to crack,i wanted to ask is there any other way to enter iits or nits even if gate rank is not so good?? i've heard of RAs and TAs in iits nits but i dont think most of them came through gate! i've seen few ppl who entered by virtue of their research projects and paper presentation ideas..pls tell me anything regarding this if u know...thanks in advance!