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I have been admitted to Florida State University for MS Computational Science for fall 2012 intake.
Why US / Why only US?
The course which I will be pursuing is not offered in India.MS degree from US will help me to secure a good job when I come back to India.
Why this university?
This university is the best amongst other admits and the cost of living in XYZ (location) is comparatively cheaper. It has very good reputation and ranking amongst National universities in US. The warm and caring environment in the university will be invigorating and intellectually stimulating while providing opportunity to learn under the guidance of distinguished professors who are pioneers in their field of research.
Why this course?
I did a course, in IISC, Bangalore and I received an A grade in it and based on my performance, my professor recommended me to pursue MS in Applied Mathematics track under Computational Science in US. My interest is purely academics.
What is your undergraduate percentage/GPA?
65%, GPA 3.54/4
How many backlogs?
Why 2 backlogs?
In first semester, I did silly mistakes and got less marks and I immediately cleared the subject in the next semester. In seventh semester, I was ill during the exams but I cleared the subject in the next semester.
What are your GRE and TOEFL scores?
GRE- 1240 : Maths -750, Verbal- 490. TOEFL – 85.
Who is sponsoring your education?
My father and also S.B.I has sanctioned me an education loan of 20 lakh rupees.
How long do you intend to stay in US?
On MY I20, the duration of the course is 36 months and I intend to return back to India immediately after the course completion.
What do you intend to do after MS?
I have 3 reasons to return back to India. Firstly, my father was Assistant General Manager in XYZ bank and with his industrial references I can find a good job. Secondly, I have a moral obligation towards my mother, who needs regular medication which is cheap and easily accessible to me. Thirdly, I have been learning Tabala, a Hindustani musical instrument since 15 years and I wish to pursue my passion when I come back.