I am regular reader of HSB, really feel this website as great asset for student looking forward to there master at United States.
I am concerned about my future. I have completed my 3 years Diploma now I’m going to enroll for BE course here in India.i was going through Stanford university graduate admission webpage found http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/gradadmissions/applying/transcripts. They don’t accept people with 3 years of BE. They are more interested for 4 years. I want to this thing to get clear why exactly is this?
MS in USA with 3 year Degree from India
B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) is not a 3 year degree in India.
Most universities and colleges don’t accept 3 year degree in U.S.A. You need 4 years of post secondary education degree (12 years of school + 4 years of college) to be considered for admission.
Diploma in India can be of two types
- Diploma after 10th ( 10 + 3)
- Diploma after 12th (12 + 2)
Based on which Diploma degree you got, your time spent in BE will vary.
- Option 1 – You need to complete 3 years in BE
- Option 2 – You need to complete 2 years in BE (2nd and 3rd year)
With Option 2 :
- Complete 3 years Diploma
- Start BE (second year)
- Apply for MS in USA during 5th/6th semester in BE (or 7th/8th)
There are few colleges and universities that accept 3 year degrees from India.
Other option might be to apply for another degree and get that 4th year of Education.
But, colleges in UK and Canada accept 3 years degree from India. You can consider applying and studying abroad in countries other than America.
In the end it comes down to your decision of going back to school for one more year to Study in USA or study in other countries that accepts three year degree.