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Know what you are applying for

Dear Madam,

I am a student of Class 11 (State Board), and I want to study abroad after Class 12. I am planning to take up MBA. Can you suggest the best university to study this course and how I can get in?

Sharanya


 

Dear Sharanya,

You need to complete your Bachelors, work for three to four years before you pursue an MBA. What I would recommend you do now is focus on your high school grades and take the IELTS academic test. When you are in Class 12, you need to start your university application process. Take up the BBA or BBM stream in countries like UK or New Zealand where you can complete the course in three years. The cost of education in both these countries is low. You can then work for a few years before you decide where you want to do your MBA.

 

Dear Madam,

I just finished my BBA and got placed into an IT company. I am planning to work for three to four years and go ahead with MBA abroad after that. Germany is one option. Please suggest some of the institutions in Germany and other countries where I can pursue my studies. Also, please suggest the tests to be taken other than GMAT.

A student


 

Dear Student,

Other than the GMAT, you need to take an English test like the TOEFL iBT or PTE or IELTS. The validity of these tests is generally two years. If you are considering Germany, please also learn German. Register for formal German classes at the Goethe Institute and take the A1 & A2 exams. This will certainly help both with your admissions and in the job market. Munich Business School, Cologne Business School, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Gutenberg School of Management and Economics, European School of Management & Technology Berlin, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, ESB Reutlingen and WHU - Otto Beisheim graduate school of Management are some of the schools you should consider.

 

Dear Madam,

I am a third year computer science engineering student and I plan to pursue my MS in subjects related to machine learning. Could you suggest some universities in the US having a good research option based on my field of interest?

I went through the Internet and yet could not differentiate the following (with regard to machine learning) — big data, data mining, data science, data analysis.

It would be helpful if you could provide the difference between each field and their application in real world.

Supriya


 

Dear Supriya,

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Pennsylvania, University
of Southern California,
University of Wisconsin Madison, University of California LA, UC Irvine, Georgia Tech and Carnegie Mellon are very well known for subjects related to machine learning. Log into these university websites for more information on these courses, the detailed curriculum and scope.

 

Dear Madam,

I finished BE with 81%, and am currently working in the IT Industry. I am keen on pursuing my higher education in Canada. I would like to do MBA. One of my friends suggested about MBET program at the University of Waterloo, Canada. I would like to know more about MBET programme. Can you please shed some light on this.


 

Dear Student,

Generally, MBA programmes in Canada & the USA are of two-year duration. MBET is a one year programme. You need three to four years of work experience before you apply for an MBA program. You need one-year work experience to apply for MBET. The MBET programme offered by the Conrad Business School at the University of Waterloo stands for Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology. It combines interdisciplinary courses with practical experiences. The traditional classroom setting is put aside in favour of a ‘start-up culture’ where ideas and goals are encouraged. Classes are organised in workshop-mode, not lecture-mode, to promote self-learning. For more information on this course, please visit the university website.

 

Dear Madam,

I have completed Class 12 and am waiting for my NEET results. I attended a seminar on ‘studying abroad’ and was informed about Angeles University in Philippines. I would like to know a few things about the university:

How safe is it to study in that university?

Can the MBBS degree obtained from that university get me a decent job?

Is this university recognised by MCI ( Medical Council of India)?

The difficulty level of MCI exam if I wish to do PG in India.

Sunayana


 

Dear Sunayana,

While Philippines is known for its reasonably priced medical courses, I do not have any first-hand experience of their universities or job prospects for doctors who graduate from there. Most of our students who want to pursue Medicine abroad go to UK or Australia.As far as safety issues go, Philippines is a safe country. For detailed answers to your questions please visit this link where the Indian Embassy at Manila addresses questions relating to medical studies in Philippines: www.indembassymanila.in/announcements_detail.php?newsid=13.


Dear Madam,

I am a third year engineering student (CSE) with distinction in all my semesters (VTU) till date. I’m very much interested in pursuing my Masters in either the USA or Canada. As I’m still in my third Year, what’s the process to apply for graduate programs for Fall 2018? Please bear in my mind that I cannot afford to spend more than Rs 10 lakh for this. Will high scores in GRE or IELTS gain me some tuition fee concessions? Also, as VTU is in a mess right now, I think I’ll get my original transcripts for all semesters only by August-September 2018. Can I actually forge my dreams into reality?

A student


Dear Student,

If you want to attend University in September 2018, you need to have your transcripts with you latest by end of July. If you are keen on US or Canada, you could apply for January 2019. Again with a budget of Rs 10 lakh, I would not recommend either of these countries. For one, your MS programme will be a two-year course in both US and Canada. Tuition fees and living expenses will be more than in UK, Australia or New Zealand. In these three countries, the duration of your Masters program is only one year. So, you save on one year’s tuition and living expenses if you choose to study in UK, New Zealand and Australia. Also, the only test you need to take is the IELTS. GRE is required only for the US and Canada. I have known students who managed to get into a fully paid program, but for that, other than a high GPA and excellent GRE scores, you need a lot of luck.

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