Hello HSB, your posts really helped me and wanted to share my experience too 🙂
My F1 VI Experience….
- Consulate: Hyderabad
- Date: 05 July 2011
- Reporting Time: 10:00 AM
- Decision; is at the end of this experience
- Heading to University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
and coming to the interview, Here it goes..
VO: Pass your documents
ME: Sure Madam (while passing them, with a good smile I wished her “A very Good Morning Madam” by looking into her eyes)
VO: Good Morning, How are you?
ME: I’m Fine, Thank you and How are you madam?
VO: Good, Bachelor Degree passed out year?
ME: In 2011 madam
VO: Any Backlogs?
ME: No madam., I do not have any.
VO: Your percentage?
ME: 74.1% with…. (Thought to say disntinction but missed it)
VO: Have you taken GRE test?
ME: Yes madam, and I have scored 1130
VO: Well, Why University of Louisana?
ME: Madam, Primarily, Course work for the Computer Science students precisely matches with the courses of my interest especially Computer Graphics, Operating Systems and Software Engineering.
On the other hand, we have a Virtual Reality Laboratory in the Campus. I’m interested in the Research work going on aswell, where 3D Models are being developed in Virtual Environments, which are more related to my area of interest i,e. Computer Graphics theory.
So it would be a great honor to study under the same professor who establised this university and to take part in the Research work and projecgs going on. (Completed this in 30 seconds, and she listened to all my words)
VO: Okay! How many students go to Louisiana?
ME: Sorry madam.
VO: How many students go to this university yearly?
ME: Madam as per the previous Fall semester, may be Around 15-20 students.
(At this point, she stood silently, watching the Computer screen.. So to add some points.. I said “it may not remain constant as it depends on how many applications university accept)
VO: What are the improvements you have made from your previous Interview?
ME: Madam, may be I did not produce all the information I have about the university and their Curriculum to the previous officer, But Now I’m PREPARED!
VO: Umm.. Tell me something about Louisana?
ME: Madam, It’s on of the leading public research universities in the nation…….(She interrupted)
VO: NO, Tell me something about this state?
ME: Okay, Umm.. Madam, It is near to Texas. one of the world’s largest bridges is in this State. During the summer the temperature would be 30-35 C and in the Winter it would be -2 C..
VO: What are the other universities you have applied?
ME: Madam, Mississippi State University and West Virginia University
VO: Why applied to only these three universities?
ME: Madam, I shortlisted some of the universities which offers the research work and coursework which area of my interest with the help of Gradschools.com and other websites. Later on, With the help of Professors at my Bachelor Degree institute and universities official websites, I explored all the information and then I selected these 3 universities.
VO: okay, what is your father?
ME: He is working as **** in ********
VO: Annual Income?
ME: 7.2 L P.A
VO: Your Mother?
ME: She is a home maker
VO: How you are going to pay your school fee?
ME: Madam, I have an education loan sanctioned for 16 Lakh rupees. My Father has savings of ** Lakh rupees and we also have other assets in the form of Land. This will be sufficient to my fee.
VO: okay, Your Visa is APPROVED and your passport will be couriered in 7 days.
ME: Thank you Very Much Madam, and Belated, Wish you a very happy 4th of JULY.
VO: Thank you and have a nice day.
ME: Thank you and you too have a good day.
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