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I frequently receive mail asking me to recommend names of universities.
Please note that as a policy I do not initially suggest a university’s name.

However, if you do your homework and send me a list of universities where you intend applying I will advice you on your chances of being accepted to a particular program.Your academic details,and your required tests scores should be made available in order to properly asses your chances.
I prefer one communication from you detailing your complete information.
People are sending several letters each mentioning partial details.
Before you write to me please ask  yourself as to what exactly you want from me.
If you have properly framed this question then ask as to what information will I need to answer it..
Give me answers to the above two questions to get help from me.

Everything required to select a university and to apply is given in this blog. So as they say ‘seek and yee shall find it’

Be my guest.

Terms of use of the contents in this blog are given in the Disclaimer
Good Luck
NBS

143 Responses

  1. deadline for spring for international students who wanted to study masters in computer sciences

  2. Naveena
    Please check the “Deadlines” as given in this blog. Deadlines frequently change you are also advised to verify them from the universities.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  3. i have completed my degree in electronics & communication engineering with 58 %. i wanted to get enrolled for masters in computer science at a university in toronto. i wanted to know whether i meet the minimum admission requirement. and which university should i apply to , where my chances of admission are high,
    sameer

  4. Hi, I have done my LLB eight years back and practising in India since then.I am married and my wife is also an advocate. Please advise me how can I can settle in UK and start my law practise here.

    Will I be eligible to work here with my LLB degree from India or do I need to do some courses related to Law?

    waiting for a reply

    Neeraj

  5. hi,
    i m green card holder. i have completed my degree in b.sc(computer science) in india. i wanted to get admision for further study.i wanted to know whether i meet the minimum admission requirement and which documents i need to high credit and which university is good for credential. which university should i apply to , where my chances of admission are high.

    nayana

  6. hi
    online education or regular college which is the better. i dont know which course i will join. which is the best degree to earn more money.

  7. hi
    i m gujrati.how can i improve my english. which course or website or online course is helpful me. because i want to pass tofel and gre to further study.
    thanks
    nayana

  8. Hi,im studing in an Indo canadian School I had all the required documents for the student visa to canada but due to lack of funds i am not applying.

    you please give me the way.

    can a company from India sponser me which is willing to give me job after my studies.

    what are the required documents that the company has to subbmit in order to sponser me.

    Im waiting for your reply.

  9. hi
    I am an Indian who completed his BE (Metallurgy & Materials) with 83%(4th in a class of 34) from NITK Surathkal and am currently pursuing M.E. (Materials Engg)in Indian Institute of Science.I have been the topper (1st /13) in the first 2 semesters of M.E. I want to get an admission for PhD in US universities. Which universities do i stand a good chance in? I’m taking my GRE later this year. Is it advisable to work for a year or two before applying or should i apply this fall itself??
    Waiting for your reply
    thanks

  10. I have completed my solicitorship from Mumbai, Maharashtra India. My question is that can i practice as a solicitor in England?

    • Hi i am a law student. I am also interested in Solicitorship in Mumbai. Kindly let me know the details of admission procedure for Solicitorship in Mumbai.
      Thanx!

  11. i’m pursuing electrical and electronics engineering in National Institute of Technology, karnataka, in India. I’m at present in my third year, and am interested in doing my MS abroad in DSP. But I haven’t decided on which university yet. My GPA is now 6.2. But have completed training in three different reputed places.

    any suggestion as to which university to apply 4?I’m not looking at the topmost.

  12. hi am having problms getting a university in canada to accept me for masters in enivronmetal engineering cos i graduted with b.sc second class lower in geography sci

  13. HI I AM ABHISHEK FROM JAIPUR AND I AM PLANNING TO JOIN ICAS MANIPAL FOR COMPUTER ENGINEERING
    AND I REQUEST YOU TO ADVICE ME ON THIS TOPIC AND ABOUT THE INSTITUTION .

  14. Hello,I have to choose my engineering branch in the next 5 days.I have got 2 options COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION.I m intrested in doing MASTERS programme through U.S.So can u plzzzzz advice me which branch should i choose in engineering which could strongly support my M.S.Which branch has got higher job and earning prospectus.plzzzzz rply me soon…

  15. Hello

    I am now admitted for MBA program but unfortunately, I am not granted graduate assistantship. I have asked the admission officer and she advised me to contact professor for research assistantship. I am not sure how to do it because it is impossible for MBA pursuer to get RA. Furthermore, I do not know how to contact professors. Could you help me?

  16. Hi

    I’m in the us, and I’m researching colleges here. Your entry “Rankings According to GPA Required” was the only site i could find that ranked colleges based on GPA. Is this the average GPA of incoming students? Also, do you know of a website or source were I can find the required GPA for any school, not just the 126 listed?

    I noticed the GPA was out of 5.0. Mine is out of 4.0. Do you know of any conversions, etc?

    Any help would be awesome. Thanks.

  17. hi,
    i hv a score of 1140,wth 360 in verbal,780 in quants,and 4.5 in AWA…i have an aggregate of 76%,i wnt to go for computer scince major..can u pls suggest some good universities in the mid-west or other gud places..am getting confused in choosing them…plz..

  18. Rose

    Apply to some safe universities mentioned elsewhere in this blog.
    Also try your luck and apply to two universities of higher rank-2tier.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  19. hi i am from coe pune and our college implemented the absolute gpa scheme for grading
    now while applying should i ask college to convert my gpa (which is 7.4)into percentile or anything else..?
    it also happned that some student got E grade in some subject
    which is held fail in US and
    so his application was rejected inspite of having v good gre score……… so what should steps to be taken to avoid that?

  20. Mandar
    I have mentioned elsewhere in this blog that applicants should submit their transcripts in the original format. Almost every university in America has it’s own experts assigned to evaluate foreign credentials. They have their own unique method of converting foreign credentials. So let the experts do this.
    If I have given details about GPA in this blog it is to understand the concept of GPA so that you may select compatible universities.
    Let me also inform you that some universities do not have provision for evaluating foreign credentials in that event they will ask you to get your tranccripts evaluted through some agencies. This will cost you some extra money.
    My suggestion: avoid applying to these universities.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  21. i did my BE ECE… 2006 passed out… working for an IT company now…

    i have got 900 (Q – 640 and V – 260), AWA – 3… Acad – 68%

    can i go ahead and apply for univ ?? or should i write again??

    if i can go ahead… to which univ can i apply???

  22. Srini
    With your decent 68% academics I would suggest that you take GRE again provided you are confident that you can score around 1100.
    This effort will get you a good university.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  23. I want to know about the Dayananda Sagar Institution of mgmt bangalore–Placement & when it was founded and is this inst. comes under good B-school category ?
    Please help me to clear my doubts..

  24. i did my BSc(horticulture) in 2007
    i am universty topper [Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth] and have stood first in my college throughout 4 years of my graduation.. cgpa 8.83/10
    i have scored 273 in toefl cbt , essay-5
    in gre 1160 ,q-750,v-410 and awm-4.
    i want to apply for masters in horticulture in usa
    can u suggest universities, will my gre score affect my application to good universities?

  25. Hi
    i have bachlor of electoronic(3years cours)(ECE)from IRAN and also i m final year of softwar engg in india(hyderabad)and in the international match between all the student of india for who can able assemble PC in recod time i got first price (16 min)then i want continous my study in any college of canada for master of softwar or bio medical engg(master)so please kindly help me to how i can continous my study in canada.
    thank you
    bye

  26. I got score of 1340 but essay score is very less-3.Can I apply to top uinversities.I scored 74.9 in B.Tech plus 7.7/10 in MBA with industry experience also. Please suggest me universities for CS and IT graduate programms.

  27. Hello All
    I have received several mails asking me to recommend names of universities.
    Please note that as a policy I will not initially suggest university names.
    However, if you do your homework and send me a list of universities where you intend applying I will advice you on your chances of being accepted to a particular program.Your academic details,and your required tests scores should be made available in order to properly asses your chances of admission.
    Everything required to select a university,apply and to pursue your case till selected is given in this blog.Be my guest. Terms of use of the contents in this blog are given in the ‘Disclaimer’
    Good Luck
    NBS

  28. Hi!
    I completed my Bachelors degree in Engg (Electronics) in July 2006 from and am currently working as a Radio Frequency Engg for a nationwide Nokia – Siemens GSM Project.
    I have an overall decent academic record from high school. My undergrad GPA was 3.56/4 and GRE score Q800+V630 AWA 4.0 … along with a decent statement of purpose , if I get two recommendatio letters from my college professors and one from the National Manager of the GSM Project, what would be my chances of getting into the MS program in Electrical Engg at a university like UC Los Angeles, USC or UC San Diego? or for that matter, which grad schools should I realistically apply to, I wouldnt kid myself applying to a place like Caltech or MIT with less than remarkable grades and no research publications to my name :) …

  29. Ammara
    Good credentials.
    You have a decent chance of being admitted to UCLA and UCSD.
    A good chance for a admit to USC.
    Try getting strong Recos. Write a SOP relevent to work you are doing.
    In the meanwhile contact the professors working in your field.
    Do not forget to apply to some more universities as well.
    For Fall 2008 your application must go by November/December 2007.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  30. My GRE Score is 1320 [Verbal – 640 & Quants – 680; Analytical writing – 5.0] and my TOEFl iBT score is 114/120 [Reading – 29, Writing – 29, Listening – 28, Speaking – 28]. I have a BSc in Microbiology and MSc in Applied Microbiology with 73% and 67% aggregate respectively [completed msc in may this year]. Which universities would you suggest for me to apply to for MS/PhD in microbiology? I have already applied to idaho state univ, USC, univ of rochester, virginia commonwealth institute for MS (spring 2008) and to iowa state univ & univ of cincinnati for phd (fall 2008). What are my chances of getting accepted at these univs? The list you have provided is a very good one but I have not taken the GRE subject test & so am not sure which univs to choose from your list…please advise.

  31. i want to study international relations masters
    course abroad. I’ve cleared TOEFl with 260/300
    essay6/6 . wht should i do????

  32. Hello,
    I have total work experience of 3.6 Years of with2 years as Siebel Iam Interested in taking up MS in information technology and Management.I have taken up GRE on 3rd sept 2007 with 1040 ( 320 V,720Q coz i got only 3 days time to prepare but any ways) and Toefl is falling on 12th sept.I have few doubt regarding the admissions

    1)Can i get into Spring 2008 ( coz i do not want wait for another 6 months)
    2)If I can get into Spring 2008 what colleges do I need to apply ( GRE 1040 in 2004 I had taken up TOEFL with score of 273/300).
    3)regarding the recommendation letters do i need to take it only from my professors or can i take it from my PL(project Leader),PM(Project Manager) etc .

  33. Hi i am a masters student at Wright State University. My undergraduate GPA was 2.8 but now after a year it is 3.2 . I also have internship and strong programming skills of 6 months and a GRE score of 1350 (Q 780+V 570). I have some research experience of abt 6 months too. Would be getting two publications done. I would like to apply to Oregon state university , U of Califronia riverside, university of buffalo , university of Minnesota twin cities,university of Texas Dallas, UT Austin,Boston university. I am interested in computational statistics which is also being offered at department of statistics. Though i do not have a stat background i did enter mathematical olympiads. Would you be able to recommend the colleges i am applying ?

    Thanks

  34. hello,
    I Applied for MS in Computer Sciences for spring 2008 for the following universities in Michigan & Ohio, universities are Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan,Western Michigan and Grand Valley State university.where as in Ohio i applied for Kent State University.My Gre score is 1040 and Toefl ibtscore is 64.Plz can u advice me among the 5 universities which i applied.My academics percentage is 58%.Plz advice which is better option to go for as well as which is recommendable university to get the visa among the 5.One more Embarrassing question do you think i can get any assistantships or scholarships, i applied for assitantships as well as scholarships for all mentioned universities am a national level base ball player in india represented my state Andhra Pradesh.Universities asked for qualification such as extra curricular activities as well as diversity do u think,can i get an assistantship with the following background in my academics.plz reply.plz advice me regarding visa point of view too which of the one is good university to get a visa.

    Regards,
    Maks

  35. I Just wanted to know is it possible to do graduate courses in US universities that is a mixed of Civil and software engineering?I am looking forward to make a career in civil/structural engineering software development for which i need to do a bit of both.In fact IIIT in india offers such courses.I am sure universities there would be offering too such type of courses.I have a civil engineering background.If there is availability of such type of courses where do i have to apply computer department or the civil department?

  36. Sir
    Iam trying for admission for MS in Microbiology.
    GRE 1070 V 450 Q 620
    TOEFL 99/120
    Comppleted MSc(Biotechnology) Bharathiar university–69.7%. BSc(Biotechnology) -70%

    What are the chances of admission Microbiology/Biology with emphasis on Microbiology

    Miami university oxford ohio
    Florida institue of technology
    university of southern missippi
    southern Illinoise university carbodale
    Auburn university
    Florida Atlantic university
    Worchester polytechnic institute
    North carolina State university Chappel hill.

    With Best Regards
    S Kmurthy

  37. Iam trying for admission for PhDin Microbiology.
    GRE 1070 V 450 Q 620
    TOEFL 99/120
    Comppleted MSc(Biotechnology) Bharathiar university–69.7%. BSc(Biotechnology) -70%

    What are the chances of admission Microbiology/Biology with emphasis on Microbiology

    Miami university oxford ohio
    Florida institue of technology
    university of southern missippi
    southern Illinoise university carbodale
    Auburn university
    Florida Atlantic university
    Worchester polytechnic institute
    North carolina State university Chappel hill.

    With Best Regards
    S Kmurthy

  38. sir ihave an aggregate of 58%in b-tech cse i like to do job in it companies so will you give me information of those companies seeking my requirement

  39. hi
    Its been awhile since we posted our queries…you have not yet replied…we are still waitin…especially krishnamurthy who seems to have posted his question twice :-)
    please reply soon…peace…cheers…

    Deepa.

  40. Krishnamurthy
    MS Biology / Microbiology is a difficult program for admission while your academics are decent your GRE score needs to be improved.

    Decent
    Miami University
    Florida Institute of Technology
    University of Southern Mississippi
    Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
    Florida Atlantic University

    Difficult
    Worchester Polytechnic Institute
    Auburn University
    North Carolina State University – Chapel Hill

    Good Luck
    NBS

  41. Deepalakshmi

    Presently I am visiting USA as such there is some delay in replying.

    Graduate Microbiology Admission

    Decent Chance
    Idaho State Univ
    Virginia Commonwealth
    Iowa State Univ

    Difficult
    Univ of Rochester
    USC
    Univ of Cincinnati

  42. Hi i am a masters student at Wright State University. My undergraduate GPA was 2.8 but now after a year it is 3.5 . Have been working for a year and a GRE score of 1350 (Q 780+V 570). I have some research experience of abt 6 months too. Would be getting two publications done. I would like to apply to Oregon state university , U of Califronia riverside, university of buffalo , university of Minnesota twin cities,university of Texas Dallas, UT Austin,Boston university,indiana university

  43. Hi
    I have 1270(550 v,720 q). in 10 i have 85percent and in 12 its 72per
    what are my chances of getting
    arizona,university of california dallas,
    virginia tech,

  44. Tanmoy
    Your question is not clear.
    Are you transferring to a masters program or applying to a PhD Program.
    What is your program of interest?
    NBS

  45. Ajay
    What is your program of interest?
    What degree you intend pursuing?
    It helps if all detail is provided in the first instance.
    NBS

  46. Hey…thnx for your reply…..i wanted to try for the PhD program….i already am at a PhD program but would like to transfer. Just wanted to know my admission possibilities to the universities ?

  47. I found this a very helpful for applicants who
    want to study higher education.Please send me the infroamtion about universities in usa for MS in telecommunications or telecommunication management
    which can provide assistantships.I passed BE in electronica and communication with gpa more than 3 and waiting for my exams of GRE and TOEFL in december.Thanks

  48. I got GRE Score of 1070. can i get any universities if
    if so can u please send me the list of universities.
    I did my B-Tech(Mechanical) with 79% of marks and
    i was the class 2nd topper.

  49. I’ve got a score of 1400(610/790) on the GRE. My percentage in bachelor’s (CSE) is 88.3; 10th 93.8 and 12th 91.2. Could you pls tel me if i can secure admission in any of top 20 colleges for MS in CS. My nationality is India.

  50. For both
    Hari Datta Bhatta and Muralidhar

    Perhaps you missed my frequent comments about providing list of universities.
    Everything required to select compatible universities is given here please go through the blog.
    After you select the universities you may provide me the list along with your credential details and I will let you know your chances of being admitted.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  51. Raja
    Congratulations on your having good credentials.
    Yes you should surely attempt for top universities provided you are able to secure strong recommendations and write a forceful essay.
    Your strategy should be to apply to 3 top universities,2 middle rank universities and 2 three tier universities.
    While selecting the top universities make sure to check on the research being carried out by the professors. It should be matching with your interest.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  52. AW 4 …QA =800 VA=750
    Whee can I apply

  53. Rachel
    Your question is incomplete.GRE is not the only consideration. Your GPA,Recommendations,Essay and even TOEFL score will be reviewed by the universities. Moreover selection of the universities should be done prudently.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  54. Hey NBS….would like to knw that i had a 2.8 GPA frm IIT Roorkee, Masters was 3.5 and working currently …. GRE of 1350(Q 780+570 V) 5.0 AW…Would like to try for Univ of colrado boulder, Dartmouth college….Univ of calif riverside, Univ of calif irvine,U texas dallas …..what do you say of my chances.

  55. I’ll be specific …I work in a research org.
    Good acads …among top 10 in class…one published
    paper…
    Am I justified in applying to Purdue , Ut Austin ,
    TAMU, can you suggest a few more ..since many place have 4.5-5 as AW cuttoff

  56. I plan on applying to cal state fullerton but i want to know whether their biochemistry is any good? what are the career and internship opportunities, will i beable to easily find a job after graduation with a bs?

    or is another cal state in socal better for biochemistry majors.

  57. Hi
    I have 3 yrs B.Sc(home Science)in foods&Nutrition
    from India.I want to do MBA part-time from a ranking colleges/univeristy in USA in DC metro area preferabley (
    VA,MD,DC).Im a resident here.I have done my
    TOEFL, degree evaluated by WES, yet to give
    GMAT exams.Im facing the issue-not equivalent
    to 4yrs.A)what can I study in US or in India(online/correspondence) to amke it equivalent to 4yrs and accptable here in a
    short time.B)would you know of any ranking MBA college/
    university accepting with 3yrs.I have 16yrs experience in management.
    Thanks and appreciate your efforts

  58. Hello NBS,

    I intend to do MS in field of Digital signal processing / Vlsi
    Gre score- 1340 ( Q-800 + v-540) AWA – 3.0 (??)
    TOEFL -105/120
    1.5 years work experience.
    96.32% in 10th , 89 % 12th , 83 % engineering ( electronics)
    I am planning to apply for fall 2008.
    TAMU,
    Arizona state university,
    Virginia Tech
    North carolina ( will i get funds)
    Georgia Institute of technology

    Plz tell me what r my chances of getting admission in the above colleges.Or plz specify which other colleges are suitable.

    Many thanks,
    kishore.

  59. Hi!

    I graduated from a US university with a 4.0 GPA in the field of graphic communications. In my field, i have hit a dead end and want to enter management. I recently gave GMAT, scored 650. Just because i graduated from a very unconventional field, i do not have a clear idea what do i need to specialize in. Also, i am not sure of the universities i should be applying to.

    I was thinking of doing international management, but i am not sure what kind of work will i be doing after graduation.

    Please advice.

    Regards

    Amit

  60. HI,
    i have a UG % OF 67. i ‘ve had lots of backlogs. My gre score is 1140. 710 in quants.. Toefl=110.. I’ve got good recos and my Sop is also quite good.. Do i have any chance of gettin univs in us?? If yes can u name a few.. I want to pursue Industrial engg..

  61. I have completed BE in Chemical Engg. from Mumbai University with 61.4% in 2002. Mumbai university calculates this degree percentage based on 3rd and 4th year marks. I had 2nd class (along with backlogs) in 1st and 2nd year of BE. After that I completed MTech from IITBombay in Chemical Engineering (through GATE in which I had score 98.14 percentile) in 2004. I got 9.25 GPA in MTech. From 2004 till date I am working in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (Dept. of Atomic Energy). I have 4 paper published in conferences (one in international and remaining 3 in national). Yesterday I appeared for GRE and got 1040 (Q-680, V-360). Can u tell me do I have chance in getting admissions to Nuclear Engineering in good universities (or even moderate) with good schol. / assistanceship (as I am married I need good schol. to sustain ok life). If I stand good chance then only I will prepare for TOEFL.If so do I need to take recommendation from present office boss also Along with profs. Of IIT.

  62. Rachel
    Still a incomplete question. You did not care to inform the program of study.
    NBS

  63. Rhaize
    Biochemistry is a hot program CSU – Fullerton is a decent school. Perhaps you will also have to go for a MS program to realize your full potential.
    B.S. Biochemistry is available at these state universities in California CPSLO, CSUC, CSUEB, CSUFULL, CSULA, CSULB, CSUN, CSUSM, SFSU, UCLA, UCSB

    Good Luck
    NBS

  64. Ami
    Some American universities do have a bridge program for candidates deficient in their undergraduate degree. Look for these.
    A post graduate diploma can qualify you for a MBA . So can the completion of the 2-years Master’s degree.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  65. Kishore
    You have a decent chance of getting admitted to
    TAMU
    ASU
    VTech
    NCSU
    GTech
    Your recommendations and Essay should be strong.
    Get in touch with some professors having same research interest as yours.
    Along with these Schools you should also apply to two safe universities.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  66. Amit
    Do not worry about your undergraduate field of studies.
    MBA students are accepted from diversified fields.
    International management is a growing field especially in this ‘flattened world’ where all economies are integrating with each other.
    Everything required to select your universities is given here. Please go through the blog.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  67. Kaushik
    You have a decent chance to be admitted to an American university for a graduate Industrial engineering program.
    Please select your universities prudently.
    Everything required to select universities is given here. Please check the blog.

    Good Luck
    NBS

  68. well i have completed my law from punjab university and want go for job in Uk in legal feild can u guide me how can it be done and what should i do more to get work in UK in legal line

  69. Hey NBS….would like to knw that i had a 2.8 GPA frm IIT Roorkee, Masters was 3.5 and working currently …. GRE of 1350(Q 780+570 V) 5.0 AW…Would like to try for Univ of colrado boulder, Dartmouth college….Univ of calif riverside, Univ of calif irvine,U texas dallas …..what do you say of my chances for a PhD program in computer science

  70. Mr. NBS
    U am waiting for ur reply of the query which i asked yeterday

  71. Stud
    With your credentials you can get admission provided you select universities prudently.
    No doubt your GRE score is not compatible with your other credentials. However, this can be overcome by your research experience.
    To be on the safe side you can consider taking GRE again. For better universities a score >1300 will be desirable.
    If you cannot re-take GRE apply to a few safe universities as well.
    To be considered for assistantships apply to PhD program.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  72. Hey NBS…could u tell me my chances……i had asked yesterday

  73. thanks for the info….ya i will be applying for Phd in Nuclear engg. Probabily i am may not again appear for GRE as dont have time left with me. i will have to appear for TOEFEL as well. and i will have to apply before 2nd week of dec. (correct me if i am wrong). But u did tell abt. whether i need to take any reco. from present office boss.

  74. Currently doing my 7th semester B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut.

    Intend to apply for MS in CS (Specialization in AI / NLP)

    GRE 1560 (760 V + 800 Q) AWA 5.0 TOEFL iBT: 118 / 120

    Current CGPA:
    9.19 on a scale of 10 [Department Rank 3 in a class of 70, Topper’s CGPA: 9.30]
    Topped the department in the last two semesters (5th and 6th)

    Internships:
    Summer 2007: Research Intern at the Multi-lingual systems research group, Microsoft Research Lab, India (Will be getting a strong recommendation from here).
    Summer 2006: Summer Intern at the Language Technologies Research Centre, IIIT Hyderabad (Can get a recommendation from a research scientist here if required).

    Projects:
    Pre-Final Year Mini Project on Intelligent Bayesian Text Classification Techniques for fighting spam

    Seminars/Workshops conducted:
    Conducted a seminar cum hands-on workshop on rapid construction of restricted domain spoken dialog systems using open source tools at my college’s annual technical fest

    Seminars/Workshops attended:
    The MSR – IISc Summer School on Natural Language Processing (May 2007 at IISc Bangalore)
    Free Open Source Software (F.O.S.S.) Meet at NIT Calicut (2005, 2006)

    LORs:
    Will be getting one from the Head of the department (who was also my mentor for mini project), Another Professor from my college (He was a visiting prof to Purdue during 2002-03), My manager at Microsoft Research India

    Papers:
    1 written but not published

    Tentative List

    SUPER AMBITIOUS (Should I or should I not???)
    ———————
    1 UC Berkeley

    AMBITIOUS (Want to retain 3)
    ————–
    2 LTI CMU
    3 STANFORD
    4 UTexas Austin
    5 UWash
    6 UMaryland CollegePark

    MODERATE (Want to retain 2 out of these)
    ————-
    7 INI CMU
    8 Cornell (MEngg)
    9 UPenn
    10 Columbia

    SAFE (Want to retain 2 out of these, can I drop Colorado?)
    ——
    12 Gatech
    13 USC

    Please help me to shortlist 8 universities from the above list.

  75. Karthik
    Thank you for the clarity of the question.
    It is a pleasure to promptly
    attend to specific questions providing full details.
    Karthik you have good credentials and you must take some risk. apply to UC-Berkeley.
    Out of the universities you selected UWash,Columbia,Gtech require reconsideration in order to save cost of applying.
    If you can afford it I suggest you apply to all.
    I am asking you to apply to USC as a backup.
    Now about the applying strategy. Although you have written that you want to apply for MS I suggest you consider applying for PhD as well for financial aid shall be forthcoming if you are admitted to a doctoral program.
    Out of these universities select 6 which are your second choice and you will go there only if you do not get admission to any of the other 7 schools.
    Apply to these 6 for a PhD program with a stipulation you will go to these only if you get full financial support.
    To the other 7 schools apply for a MS program but do ask for financial help from them as well.
    After you get the admission decision decide on where you want to go. Ofcourse financial help should be your primary consideration.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  76. Thanks a lot NBS for your prompt reply.

    >Out of the universities you selected UWash,Columbia,Gtech require reconsideration in order to save cost of applying.

    By this do u mean that their acceptance rates are usually very low and hence it would a waste apping there ?

  77. my educational details are following-

    GRE 1150 ( verbal-520, quant- 630, and analytical wrt- 3.5)

    TOEFL- 99 ( reading-28, listening-25 , speaking-22 and writing-24)

    Bsc chemistry hons

    MSc biochemistry ( 58.8 %)

    i want to apply for phD and MS both here am giving universites i have selected plz suggest me whether i have made right choices or not.

    North Carolina state university at Raleigh- applying for PhD
    Wayne state university- applying for PhD
    University of Missouri- applying for PhD
    university of Arkansas medical center-applying for PhD
    university of Arizona-applying for PhD

    university of Houston – applying for MS

    southern Illinois university – applying for MS

    Louisiana state university health center Shreveport- applying for MS

    Mississippi state university- applying for MS

    Oregon state university- applying for MS

    And plz suggest me what are the chances of mine getting funding or scholarship or assistantship in MS program.

    reply soon please

  78. the toefl score i mentioned above is toefl ibt

  79. Hello NBS,
    thanks for your reply.

  80. Neeta
    You did not mention your percentage in B.Sc neither I am aware of your research interest.
    However, you have made a reasonably good selection of universities.
    Be aware,availability of funds in a MS program is very limited. I have written in ample words in this blog about the financial aspects, please read the articles.
    For admission to a PhD program your essay must demonstrate your research interest which should be correlated with a professors research in these schools.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  81. Hey NBS
    u did not tell me abt. “whether i need to take any reco. from present office boss for phd admission (as i have spent 3 yrs in my office)”. Also One more question “if i take GRE exam once again, only my new score will be considered or old one also. will it be averaged.”

  82. my gre score 1040
    quant 720,verbal 320
    awa not yet known
    btech (ece) 70%
    willing to pursue MS in the following
    california state university
    IIinois institute of technology
    michigan state university
    Stevens institute of technology
    If no chance of getting into these, will you please suggest some colleges.

  83. I am willing to pursue MS in Electrical & Electronics Engg.

  84. Mr. NBS
    can u answer my yesterdays queries

  85. Stud
    You seem to be very impatient. It takes me some time to reply.
    Yes you need to take at least one recommendation from you present employer since you are working for some time.
    Remember this should be from your immediate boss or a colleague who has a regular contact with you.
    Also the recommendation should be specific about your work and not vague. Preferably it should be related to the field of study you are applying to.
    Since you are applying for PhD I suggest that you take two academic recommendations from the professors who have taught you.The same conditions about the quality of recommendations apply here as well.
    Regarding your GRE score there are different norms being followed by different universities.
    Some take the latest score into consideration and some consider the highest scores.
    There are others who total up both the scores and consider the average. However I have observed that majority of them consider the highest scores for reviewing the application.
    You must check on this from the schools where you intend applying.
    A point to be noted is that you must attempt for GRE test for the second time only if you are confident that your score shall improve.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  86. Hari
    Which Cal State Univ ?????.
    However I suggest you attempt one from the Cal State Group.
    You can apply to IIT and Stevens as there is a reasonable chance to be admitted to these.
    If you are daring and wish to take risk you can go for MI State as well but is difficult. Some people are lucky try if you want to.
    You have not provided your TOEFL score. Remember there is a TOEFL cut off score for each university. Please apply only after checking on this.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  87. my area on research interest is immunology n thnks fr ur suggestion fr sop i will keep them in mind while writing it.

    thanking you
    neeta

  88. hi i hv gre scores of 420v 780q im intending to do ms in telecommunications my ug score is 65% studying in bmscollege bangalore
    i hv shortlisted a few univ
    univ of colorado boulder
    rochester inst of tech
    univ of pittsburgh
    syracuse
    univ of southern california
    unv of maryland college park
    drexel univ
    clemson univ
    rutgers
    north carolina state univ
    univ of pennsylvania

  89. Karan
    Schools selected by you have been grouped:

    Reasonable Chance of Acceptance
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    University of Pittsburgh
    Syracuse University
    University of Southern California
    Drexel University
    Clemson University

    Difficult. However Try your Luck
    University of Maryland – College Park
    Rutgers
    North Carolina State University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Colorado – Boulder

    Good Luck
    NBS

  90. Hi NBS ,

    I have a GRE score of 1080(quants-730,verbal-350)

    CAn i appy for CMU-INI athens

    can i get admission in to this institute for information security(masters)

    I would be grate ful if i get early response

  91. Maverick
    Without your other details it is difficult to predict. Your GRE score is on the lower side for CMU. However one can be lucky.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  92. Hi NBS

    I asked you about my chances at univs i had applied to earlier.

    I have been accepted at rochester school of medicine & dentistry for ms microbiology & immunology. Term starts in january. I am still waiting for replies from the other universities though. Just thought I’d let you know. Thanks a lot for your help. Very useful website. Good work. Cheers.

    deepa.

  93. I am doing Btech in Biotechnology. Presently in my third year. My score in GRE is 1420 (v-630 q-790). Yet to give TOEFL. want to pursue further studies in cell and molecular biology. I am yet to decide on a final list of university. But currently i have shortlisted the following:
    Worchester polytechnique
    Clemson
    University of Mass. Boston
    University of California, Davis.

    How would you rate this list.? Is my score sufficient for getting in here? Which other univs would you suggest? And how is the chance of getting funded?

  94. Have 1320 on gre , 70% and &70% and 60% on PG PG and UG respectively. Want to apply for phD immunology. Have 6-7 papers in journals. Researchnb experience 3 years. Medical Immunologist and consultant 8years.
    Where should I apply

    Sundeep

  95. Toefl 114 ibt. Will get good lors hopefully from PhD mentors . Age against mny side 39.

    Do write asap

  96. Hi NBS ,

    I have a GRE score of 1080 and toefl score of 75

    can i get admission in any institute for Computer Science (masters).

    I would be grate full, if i get early response.

  97. I completed my Btech in Computer Science with 68%. My scores are GRE 1100, TOEFL 75. want to pursue further studies in Computer Science. Currently i have shortlisted the following:
    Cleveland State University
    Newyork Institute of Technology
    University of new haven

    How would you rate this list.? Is my score sufficient for getting in here? Which would you suggest? And how is the chance of getting funded?

  98. Mayukh
    Your GRE score is compatible with the requirement of the universities you mentioned.
    Since you have not mentioned your academic grades I cannot give a considered reply.However academically if you score around 70% your chances are good to be admitted to the universities you mentioned.If you score between 60-70% your chance for admission is decent.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  99. Sundeep
    You have decent grades and GRE score.With your research background and published papers you will certainly get admission in PhD program.
    Please research this blog and you will be able to locate the universities where you should apply.
    Once you send the names of the universities I will be able to help you by suggesting your chances of admission to these.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  100. Sudharasan
    Sure you can get admission.You have not indicated your academic score.
    Look for safe universities in this blog.
    You must make sure that every university (even a safe one) has a cut off score for TOEFL,GRE and Academic percentage.
    Find universities which are compatible to your scores.
    If you send me the names I will help you in deciding the universities where your application should be submitted.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  101. Arjun
    You will certainly get admission in these universities.However I suggest that you apply to only one of these and spend the money you save on applying to some better schools as well.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  102. hello,

    I have 1310 gre score (650 -verbal, 660-quants). i want to go for phd prog in economics. my toefl score is 113 out of 120. I have 59% in grads, and 66 % in msc + some exp as an RA. what are my chances in getting admission in meduim ranking univ given thse?

    p

  103. Pragya
    You can certainly get admission.Make a research proposal and get in touch with professors of the schools you intend applying.
    Since academics,GRE and TOEFL are done with you should now concentrate on the other factors :
    1.Selection of compatible universities.
    2.Contacting with professors with similar research interest as yours.
    2. Getting great recommendations.
    4. Essay or Statement of Purpose.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  104. hi,
    my GRE score is 1070 (640-Q and 430-V) 3 in AW
    in toelf i got 80/120, i completed my engineering in industrial and production with 61%. what are the chances of getting into the universities listed below:
    wichita state university
    suny at buffalo
    lamar university
    ohio state university
    new york institute pf technology
    university of illinois at chicago
    university of toledo

  105. If one applies for a Ph.D., and assuming after completing their Master’s, is not able to do that due to some unfortunate circumstance (financial or otherwise), will they forfeit their Master’s degree too? Or will they be able to retain the MS? I’m asking this as I don’t want to lose everything if some eventuality happens to me after I start my MS-Ph.D.

  106. Sonam
    Before you apply to any of these schools please verify the minimum requirement of TOEFL. Details are given in this blog.

    Your universities are grouped below:

    Reasonable Chance of Admission:
    Wichita State University
    Lamar University
    NYIT
    University of Toledo

    Difficult. However you may be lucky
    SUNY at Buffalo
    Ohio State University
    University of Illinois – Chicago

    Good Luck
    NBS

  107. Murali
    American Universities are offering PhD in three modes:
    1.Direct PhD and no MS is available during the process.
    2. MS degree is offered while doing PhD after the completion of required credits.
    3.You can join MS initially and then opt for PHD after it’s completion.

    It is the first option you must be worried about.
    If you are getting some stipend or assistantship for completion of your PhD the university may not allow you to drop midway after MS.

    Good Luck
    NBS

  108. I have very poor acads in my Engineering till my third year(47% or so). However, my final year shows a marked improvement taking my final year scores to 60%. But I have one paper left as a KT (backlog) in the seventh semester, because of which the eighth semester marksheet is not released (although I have passed it). The backlog results should be out in Feb. Now, when I apply to some colleges now, they would not see the improvement I have exhibited in the fial year. Instead, with the marks available till 3rd year, would they directly eliminate me or would they wait to get the entire BE marksheet to get the ull picture? I am asking this as some colleges have deadlines of February. Ideas anyone?

  109. I forgot to add that my GRE score is 1390 (V:630, Q:760) with TOEFL 116/120.

  110. Hi,

    I found your website to be informative. I wanted some advise for Fall 2008 in the US. I plan to pursue MS in Computer Science.
    My background
    6yrs of relevant work experience.
    GRE Quants – 740
    GRE Verbal – 550
    GRE writing – 3.5
    Toelf – 270
    UG BE in CS – 72% Final yr. 65% aggregate.

    I applied to few univerisities for the spring session Virgnia Tech, MSU and cornell. I was not successful.
    I now plan to apply for Fall 2008. I would appreciate if could advise me on target universities for my background. I was under the impression that my work experience will boost my application and so was targetig good schools, now I am not quite sure about it

    Thanks for your time.
    KMK.

  111. Rajkumar
    Your GRE and TOEFL scores are decent. However with 47% in academics for the first six semesters it will be difficult to apply in a decent university.Let me tell you that most of the universities expect above 60% grades. However there are some which will consider 55% academics also. Even if you get 60% in last two semesters it works out to 53.5% for 8 semesters.
    Here is what you should do:
    1. Your first concern should be to find schools willing to accept lower academics.Keep in mind each university has an academic cut off score and you should only apply to schools which are coming in your radar.
    2. Secondly work out your grade percentage for last 4 semesters and if it works out to be above 55% then your situation is salvaged a bit for there are schools which consider last four semesters grades.Find these out as well.
    3.In my experience no decent school will substitute academic grades with a GRE score as such do not assume that a good GRE score will suffice for a poor GPA. However since your GRE is decent try convincing the admission committee about circumstances your circumstances which forced you to perform below your capability.Tell them about it in your essay keep in mind that it should seem to be a genuine reason.Perhaps this works for you have been showing improvement in your academics in each semester and have done well in GRE.
    Now about your application to sent before February.If you had good academics I would have suggested that you apply without the last years transcripts for there are some schools who conditionally accept a candidate without the last two semesters transcripts. However your situation is different and under the circumstances I suggest that you do not apply without your last transcripts.
    There are schools who accept applications till May or June try them.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  112. KMK
    With your academics,test scores and experience I fail to understand as to how you missed the bus.
    Choice of the schools,essay and recommendations may be the reasons.
    Did you get proper recommendations? Since I do not know the type of work you perform I cannot suggest specifically.However if you are doing relevant work then two recommendations should have been from your supervisors. The recommendations should have highlighted the point that inspite of your six years Sabbath from academics you are still into computer science. Good recommendations are specific.
    Similarly essay should be specific and detail the reasons for your rejoining academics after six years.
    Now lastly the most important point – the choice of universities where you last applied.
    Michigan State University although not highly ranked is notorious for low acceptance rate.Cornell of course is another class where your academics do not permit you to apply.
    I am surprised about VTECH people do get admission here.
    Your strategy for Fall 2008 application should be: Apply to a few safe universities,some with a decent chance of admission and some top ones where you will be admitted only if you are lucky.
    Please keep in mind that almost all top schools ask for or recommend CS GRE subject test. Do not apply to these for your application shall not go beyond the preliminary examination unless you intend taking the test.
    As a policy I do not suggest names of the universities.There is enough data available in this blog please go through it and select the universities.
    If you send the names to me I will help you by suggesting your chances of admission.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  113. Hi NBS
    Here i want ur suggestion in about applying to following university for Phd. i will be apllying to few for Nuclear Engg and in few for Mechanical Engg. Let me tell u once agian about my profile
    I have completed BE in Chemical Engg. from Mumbai University with 61.4% in 2002. Mumbai university calculates this degree percentage based on 3rd and 4th year marks. I had 2nd class in 1st and 2nd year of BE.
    After that I completed MTech from IITBombay in Chemical Engineering (through GATE in which I had score 98.14 percentile) in 2004. I got 9.25 CPI in MTech.
    From 2004 till date I am working in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (Dept. of Atomic Energy).
    I have 4 paper published in conferences (one in international and remaining 3 in national). 2 more paper accepted for publication in a conference but will be published in january 2008
    GRE score 1040 (Q-680, V-360, Analytical -3.0). TOEFL remaining.

    For addmission in Nuclear Engg.
    1.UIUC
    2.Purdue university West Lafyett
    3. Texas A&M
    For addmission in Mechanical Engg. (in Thermal and Fluid science Specialisation)
    4. Texas A&M
    5.Arizon University
    6. not decided (can u suggest)
    7. not decided (can u suggest)

  114. hi.i m in electrical engineering……..gre score is 1360……..gpa is 3.15……….awm is 4.wat r my chances of gettin into a good university for m.s

  115. You have decent credentials please select compatible universities and apply.You will certainly get admission.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  116. i m in electrical engineering and hv a gre score of 1360…acads are gpa 6.4 and my topper is 8.31.what are my prospects of gettin into a good univ….

  117. could u plz tell me names of 2 or 3 univ.in which i hv a chance….

  118. Stud
    Arizona University???
    Is it Arizona State or University of Arizona?
    My only comment about the universities selected by you is that all of them are very ambitious.
    That is good for then only you will strive to bring out best in you.However select three safe universities as well.
    Further take action on the following:
    1.Get recommendations from present supervisors or people under whom you are conducting research.If they are some authority in their field of research so much the better.
    2. Get recommendation from some well known IIT professor with whom you have worked.
    3. As most of recommendations are vague I always suggest that some specific instances of your capability
    be cited in them.
    4.Also find the professors, in the universities you have selected , with similar research interest as yours and write to them bringing up the subject of working under them.
    5.What was your position in class in both BE and MTech if it is worth the mention get a certificate to the affect from the authorities of each of the institutes where you studied.
    6. Lastly write a strong essay citing specific research done by you.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  119. Parimal
    Your GRE is decent. However academics are not very good.I presume 6.4 GPA not to be 64%.
    You will get admission if you opt for schools matching your credentials.
    Do the following
    1.Select schools of middle and low ranking only.
    2.There are universities which accept low academics so go for them.Every university has a minimum requirement on this. These details are given here in this blog.
    3.Also match your TOEFL score with the minimum required by the university.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  120. i m from materials science….my gre is 1230 and my gpa is 6.46 and topper is 7.9……….wat r my prospects of gettin into a good univ……..which is the best possible univ. i can get in………

  121. middle and low ranking means universities above 30 wil be alright???????????

  122. hi NBS, thanks for your earlier reply.
    I would like to state that I have secured 71% in both first and second year of Btech biotechnlogy. Presently I am in my third year. Apart form my final year project I will have completed a couple of training and projects. will these help in securing any sort of funding? My final goal is to proceed for a phd, will you suggest me to apply directly for a phd or shall i apply for an MS and then proceed for a phd? my tentative list of university are as follows…
    Worchester polytechnique
    Clemson
    University of Mass. Boston
    University of California, Davis

    you may suggest some other university that suits my profile.

  123. abhimanyu
    Select compatible universities. You will get admission.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  124. is it possible for me to get admission in top 30 or top 50 universities………….

  125. this is my list
    univ. of arizona
    univ. of texas,arlington and austin
    univ. of maryland
    univ. of missori rolla
    UIC,illinois
    univ. of colorado,boulder
    iowa state university
    university of florida
    colorado state university

  126. Abhimanyu and others Please Note
    I prefer one communication from you detailing complete information.
    People are sending several letters each mentioning partial details.
    Before you write please ask yourself as to what exactly you want from me.
    If you have properly framed this question then ask as to what information will I need to answer it..
    Give me answers to the above two questions in order to seek help from me.
    Please note I do not provide list of universities where you should apply. However, I encourage you to select the universities and then guide you through the application process. Everything required to select universities is given here in this blog. So as they say ‘seek and yee shall find it’
    Good Luck
    NBS

  127. Hello. I am applying to universities in the USA and I have a small problem. When in my college, I had presented a total of 5 technical papers in techfests and presented seminars too. I have the ppt’s of some of those, which I can convert to PDF’s, but have neither hard nor soft copies of 3 of them as I seem to have misplaced them. These three are however very significant and I want to mention these in my application, as I feel they would showcase my extra-coursework activities/knowledge, while stressing on the fact that I am very keen on the course I plan to take up.
    Would it be wise to mention these in my applications as achievements? Would the colleges ask for the original copies alongwith the degree certificates when I arrive there?
    Thank you so much (in advance) for your response

  128. Rahul
    I do not feel original documents will be demanded.
    If you can arrange for some sort of proof that you had presented the papers it will help.May be some of your professors are aware of these presentations you may get these mentioned in your recommendations.
    Also write a synopsis of the paper and provide this along with your application.
    Another good thing would be to create a blog which carries the synopsis of your research papers. It may also detail your other relevant interest.
    This blog should be without any frills and must look a professional but simple.
    Good Luck
    NBS

  129. Hi,

    I am reposting again, as I am not seeing it getting logged nor have seen a response from you

    As suggested by you earlier I made a list of the university. More on my background – I work as embdeded app developer. I got reccomendations from my supervisors, which I assume must be good.

    I want to be able to get an admit this time atleast from one of them, please advise about the selection considering my background.

    Arizona State University
    UT Dallas
    university of florida
    university of washington
    north carolina state univ
    ohio state univ
    University of Colorado – Boulder
    suny – stonybrook
    purdue
    usc
    university of virginia

    Thanks again!
    KMK.

  130. KMK

    Reasonable Chance of Admission
    Arizona State University
    University of Texas- Dallas
    University of Southern California
    Suny – StonyBrook
    University of Colorado – Boulder

    Difficult. However try a few you may be lucky
    Purdue
    University of Virginia
    North Carolina State Universiy
    University of Florida
    University of Washington
    Ohio State University

    Good Luck
    NBS

  131. Hellow!
    I’m Subhash chandra thakur.I’m a final year student of Bachelor in civil engineering in IOE,Pulchowk campus ,Nepal.
    Achievements:
    Diploma in civil engineering (3 years.EQ, to Intermediate.): 72%
    Bachelor in Civil Engineering:80%.
    I’ve three years work experience as sub engineer in Govermental Service…Department of Education.
    GRE-1270(v_560,Q_710)
    ToEFL:85
    Is there any chances of getting Assistantship in masters in civil or construction and management or transportation engineering in these universites or i’ve to give GRE again.
    Texas A & M university.
    IOWa State university
    Oklohama State university
    University of albama at Huntsvill
    North carolina State university

  132. Subhash
    There are two aspects to your question :
    1.Whether you will get admission in the universities you named.
    2. If you get admission whether assistantship shall be offered or not.
    Let me begin with answering the first question.

    Reasonable chances of admission:
    Oklahoma State
    University of Alabama at Huntsville

    Difficult but try a few. You may be lucky
    Texas A & M
    Iowa State
    North Carolina State

    The above assumes that your TOEFL score is acceptable by the Universities.Verify the requirement of TOEFL before you start the application process.

    Assistantship is a dicey subject.I have written enough about financial help in the blog.Please read it.
    Sitting in your home country it may be difficult to get financial aid how ever when you reach USA there are ample opportunities to meet your study costs.
    Good luck
    NBS

  133. Hi NBS,

    needed ur advice
    Tofel Score 101
    Gre is on 5th dec
    10th- 76%
    Intermediate(11th &12)- 71%
    I have finished my Bachelors in Inf – Technology (O.U) aggr- 59.32%

    Acads
    1 year – – 55%-5 backlogs
    2 year – 1sem – 57%- 4backs
    – 2 sem- 61%- 2backs

    3 year- 1 sem- 60%- 3 backs
    2 sem-59.74

    4 year- 1 sem- 59.85%
    2 sem – 68%

    Was selected in Microsoft Imagine Cup competition
    and represented India in world finals held at Seoul,South Korea
    project – highly technical – designed an embedded system for the purpose of educating the blind.This project got selected from among 1000 of teams worldwide to participate in the final round of Imagine Cup held in Seoul
    was also felicitated in College for promoting R&D

    Univs Program

    1.Tisch School of Arts ,New York Univ – ITP
    (this univ requires only tofel scores)
    2.School of Design, Carnegie Mellon Master in Design
    (requires both gre & tofel)
    3. Institute of Design, IIT (chicago) Masters in Design
    4. Indiana Univ Masters in CompSci(hci)

    5. California State Univ (Sacremento) – Ms CompSci
    6 California State Univ (longbeach)- MS CompSci
    7. Bradley – MS comp sci

    Questions
    1.For my profile is there any chance I can get into any of these (i.e with good gre score,very good sop that details my failures and how i recieved success in the my project,good reco letters)
    2. Can u recommend any other univ that are safe
    3.Do you know any other univ safe and have Interaction design , hci as major

  134. GRE = 1070 (Q750 , V320)

    B.E. (Biomedical) = 55%
    12th = 72%
    10th = 65%

    TOEFL = yet to give

    wnna do MS (Biomedical)

    whch universities i shud apply ????????
    or shud i gv ma gre again ????

  135. Respected Sir,

    Hiii i am rambo…

    my BTEC% is 54%…….11 backlogs(1 backlog yet to clear)

    GRE:1110
    Toefl:88

    12th:74%
    10th:83%……..

    PLs suggest me safe , moderate and High risk colleges…………….
    Sir i heard that we should apply to branch of our own like Electronics students to electronics and computer students to computers………what in my case???which branch is better to apply for me.I am from electronics and communication background.

    I am very much worried about my acads sir…….but having goog GRE…..pls help me…

  136. Hello I have CGPI of 7.3 on 10 point scale
    (NIT HAMRPUR) among top 20 insitutes in india and i want admission to Top 5 like harvard,stanford , MIT sloan……..
    i have Extra curr….
    Joint – Secretary of” HILL’FFAir 09” a National Level Cultural Festival.
    • Coordinator of National level Technical festival “NIMBUS 2008” of NIT Hamirpur.
    • Project Leader of” Solaris User Group “from NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Secretary of NPL (NITH PREMIER LEAUGE) for year 2009-2010.
    • Vice –President of “Rotract Club” for 2008-2009.
    • Vice-President of the “DIMENSIONS CLUB NIT HAMIRPUR” 2008-2009.
    • Joint-Secretary of “NPL” for year 2008-2009.
    • Vice-President of “FORCE” during year 2008-2009.
    • Coordinator of “IE Student Chapter NIT Hamirpur” during year 2007-2008.
    • Coordinator of the” NSNMD-2007” NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Convener “Finance club” 2008-2009 of HILL’FFAir a National Level Cultural Festival.
    • President “.Net” Student Club Nit Hamirpur during 2008-2009.
    • Secretary of Mess, Hostel, Discipline committees constituted for the hostel administration.
    • Co-ordinator of “FORCE”.
    • Co-ordinator of “ISACH08” for year 2008-2009.
    • Organizing secretary of “NPL” for year 2007-2008.
    • Event Coordinator of declamation contest on “RTI: Issues & challenges” 2009.
    • Student Coordinator of “Institute Website” for year 2009-2010.
    • President of “IE student chapter” for year 2009-2010.
    • President management “E-Cell (Started by Management & Social Sciences)” during year 2009-2010.
    • President of “FORCE” during year 2009-2010.
    • Hostel secretary of Mani Mahesh Boys Hostel during the academic session 2009-2010.
    • Student Co-ordinator of Spanish Language Course organized by “NIT HAMIRPUR “during 2009-2010.
    Technical Work:
    • Configured the “mail-server” of NIT HAMIRPUR which provides the mailing facility to the student.
    • Webadminstrator of the “Academic Web –server” which provides the facility for the academic purposes.
    • Webadminstrator of the “Force Web-server” of NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Student coordinator of the Institute Website team responsible for maintaining the entire website.
    Community Services:
    • Blood Bank coordinator from NIT Hamirpur a student organization started by Rotract Club NIT Hamirpur.
    I am also the President of
    Foreign Language Learning Program.
    President of “NGO” Nit hamirpur student welfare Association.
    can i have any chance to Top 5 like harvard,stanford , MIT sloan……..

    Suggest Me the strategy to get into these schools.
    With regards

  137. Hello I have CGPI of 7.3 on 10 point scale
    (NIT HAMRPUR) among top 20 insitutes in india and i want admission to Top 5 like harvard,stanford , MIT sloan……..
    i have Extra curr….
    Joint – Secretary of” HILL’FFAir 09” a National Level Cultural Festival.
    • Coordinator of National level Technical festival “NIMBUS 2008” of NIT Hamirpur.
    • Project Leader of” Solaris User Group “from NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Secretary of NPL (NITH PREMIER LEAUGE) for year 2009-2010.
    • Vice –President of “Rotract Club” for 2008-2009.
    • Vice-President of the “DIMENSIONS CLUB NIT HAMIRPUR” 2008-2009.
    • Joint-Secretary of “NPL” for year 2008-2009.
    • Vice-President of “FORCE” during year 2008-2009.
    • Coordinator of “IE Student Chapter NIT Hamirpur” during year 2007-2008.
    • Coordinator of the” NSNMD-2007” NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Convener “Finance club” 2008-2009 of HILL’FFAir a National Level Cultural Festival.
    • President “.Net” Student Club Nit Hamirpur during 2008-2009.
    • Secretary of Mess, Hostel, Discipline committees constituted for the hostel administration.
    • Co-ordinator of “FORCE”.
    • Co-ordinator of “ISACH08” for year 2008-2009.
    • Organizing secretary of “NPL” for year 2007-2008.
    • Event Coordinator of declamation contest on “RTI: Issues & challenges” 2009.
    • Student Coordinator of “Institute Website” for year 2009-2010.
    • President of “IE student chapter” for year 2009-2010.
    • President management “E-Cell (Started by Management & Social Sciences)” during year 2009-2010.
    • President of “FORCE” during year 2009-2010.
    • Hostel secretary of Mani Mahesh Boys Hostel during the academic session 2009-2010.
    • Student Co-ordinator of Spanish Language Course organized by “NIT HAMIRPUR “during 2009-2010.
    Technical Work:
    • Configured the “mail-server” of NIT HAMIRPUR which provides the mailing facility to the student.
    • Webadminstrator of the “Academic Web –server” which provides the facility for the academic purposes.
    • Webadminstrator of the “Force Web-server” of NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Student coordinator of the Institute Website team responsible for maintaining the entire website.
    Community Services:
    • Blood Bank coordinator from NIT Hamirpur a student organization started by Rotract Club NIT Hamirpur.
    I am also the President of
    Foreign Language Learning Program.
    President of “NGO” Nit hamirpur student welfare Association.
    can i have any chance to Top 5 like harvard,stanford , MIT sloan……..
    Suggest me the startergy to get into these top school i am in final year of my
    B.Tech

  138. Evaluate my Profile of Ivy League,Stanford, MIT SLOAN,Wharton,Harvard,Kellogg,

    B.Tech NIT (7.2/10)
    National institute of technology ,hamirpur
    CSE

    Ambitions:-
    1.Harvard
    2.Stanford
    3.Wharton
    4.Kellogg
    5.MIT

    Can i apply for or i have any chance please evaluate my profile.
    Addition courses Apart from Regular study
    1.Business skill development program by MEMS by industrial ministry .

    Project Undertaken:-
    1.Study of Indian Software industry and effect on it due to recession.
    Guide:-Manoj ,faculty Management department NIT H
    2.Study of 6th pay commission and its Effect.
    Guide:-Manoj ,faculty Management department NIT H
    3.Effect of technology on social entrepreneurship.
    HOD Management Department.
    4.Project Identifying Competent International Marketing Strategies for Indian Defence Systems.
    Yogesh Gupta
    5.Worked on Industrial Engineering and Management with Dr. sunand .

    [Strong Recommendation from Rakesh Jain CEO of Prestige group]

    Strong Recommendation from HOD management and social sciences.

    Work Experience :-
    Two years working experience of teaching school children(Primary education).
    Worked with Seva Bharti(NGO) for one years During college and 6 months after graduation.

    LEADERSHIP/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
    Position of Responsibility

    • Joint – Secretary of” HILL’FFAir 09” a National Level Cultural Festival.
    • Coordinator of National level Technical festival “NIMBUS 2008” of NIT Hamirpur.
    • Vice –President of “Rotract Club” for 2009-2010.
    • Vice-President of the “DIMENSIONS CLUB NIT HAMIRPUR” 2008-2009.
    • Joint-Secretary of “NPL” for year 2008-2009.
    • Vice-President of “FORCE” during year 2008-2009.
    • Coordinator of “IE Student Chapter NIT Hamirpur” during year 2007-2008.
    • Coordinator of the” NSNMD-2007” NIT HAMIRPUR.
    • Convener “Organization club” 2008-2009 of HILL’FFAir a National Level Cultural Festival.
    • President and one of the founding member “.Net” Student Club NIT Hamirpur during 2008-2009.
    • Secretary of Mess, Hostel, Discipline committees constituted for the hostel administration.
    • Co-ordinator of “ISACH08” for year 2008-2009.
    • President management and one of the founding members, “E-Cell” during year 2009-2010.
    • President of “FORCE” during year 2009-2010.
    • Hostel secretary of “Mani Mahesh Boys” Hostel during the academic session 2009-2010.
    • Student co-ordinator of “Entertainment club NIT HAMIRPUR” for year 2009-2010.
    • Student co-ordinator of “SPIC MACAY” student chapter at NIT HAMIRPUR.
    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
    Positions Of Responsibility • NCC “B” Certificate holder of 1 HP Naval Unit NCC Bilaspur.
    • Member of CSS&NCC as an extracurricular activity.
    • As a core member, was responsible for the smooth conduct of the National Symposium on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, which was acclaimed as the best ever event in the history of the institute.
    • As a student coordinator has successfully organized National conference on ETCC 2008.
    • Obtained first position in the order of merit in Mathematics Course in the year 2006-2007.
    • As a student coordinator has successfully organized National conference on RAIM 2008.
    • Worked as a member of team of ‘Art of Living’, the World’s Largest NGO(2006-2007)
    • As a student coordinator has successfully organized National conference on Current inclination in Bio-technology during 2007.
    • As a student coordinator successfully organized the training program on LINUX for faculty.
    • Student Coordinator for “Foreign Language Learning” Club at NIT HAMIRPUR which aims at organizing different programs on foreign language for the NIT Hamirpur student community.
    Sports • Winner of the inter branch Badminton Tournament during 2009-2010.
    • Organized the LAN gaming like CS, AOE during year 2007-2008.
    Other Interests
    • Travelling is one of my greatest passions.
    • I am also an avid photographer.

    In the process of raising funds for the construction of residential facility (raised Rs.1 Lakh)
    Raised funds for daily rations and Braille paper (Rs.18-20 thousand monthly)
    Volunteered for teaching and as writers during examinations Working for Village
    Successfully rehabilitated children from 20 families in residential educational institutes
    Provided daily rations, free medical facilities and education regarding Leprosy

    Social Service

    • Blood Bank coordinator from NIT Hamirpur a student organization started by Rotract Club NIT Hamirpur.
    • Student teacher under ‘Literacy Mission’ a major students activity in NIT Hamirpur during 2006-2007.
    • Raised funds for free medical facilities and education for the boys and girls living in slums.
    • Volunteered for teaching and as writers during examinations.
    • Raised funds for cloth distribution for local slums.

    Question :-1.Can i have any chance for these mentioned top 5.
    2. How much GMAT is required.

  139. My acdemic
    12:- 84 Percent ( 21 rank in merit)
    10:-81 Percent (57 rank in merit)

  140. One more information regarding academic i have (7.7/10) and i have one bad semester with 5.5.

  141. hi NBS
    my ug score is 6.4/10 in Information technology,still 2 sems to go.
    havent taken gre or tofel .want to do MS In CS in CMU
    any suggests?
    can i get in ?

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