Any student preparing for GATE exam would first look for GATE organizing institute. I have been collecting information regarding GATE organizing institutes for over decades. The answer to the question is GATE 2017 will be organized by IIT Roorkee, in case there is no inclusion in GATE organizing institutes if they follow GATE organizing institutes Year wise list. In case of new IITs joining GATE organizing league (which I don’t think will happen this year) things can change. If that happens I will inform you in coming posts.
As I mentioned previously, GATE organizing institute do not directly correlate to the toughness of GATE paper that year. As GATE question paper is not prepared by the organizing institute. A Committee of professors will do it and totally depends of the question they receive and select. After GATE being made a computer based test and carried in different sets it become more clear that whoever organizes gate will affect the toughness of the paper.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE exam will be responsibility of one of the 8 organizing institutes. GATE organizing Institute only has the responsibility of making a collection of questions or suggested questions from their counterparts (other IITs and IISc). Finally these collections are used to make GATE papers. So please don’t make it a point to worry and think this time paper will be tough or easy.
Trying to know for a curiosity is okay but the real essence is in what you do after knowing who is organizing. The best thing is to leave it aside and start preparing for GATE. Stay focused, whoever conducts it let them, and you need to crack it the best way possible. The significance of organizing institute is next to negligible. Prepare for the worst possible conditions. You have time, plan and use it the best possible way.
Hopefully when I make GATE 2019 Preparation guide I will add this info there. The guide will also include M.Tech admissions 2018 analysis.