FAQ’s – Round 3 : Universities, GRE, TOEFL and Jobs

Round 3 of Q&A is continued here. Questions listed here from Newsletter subscriber’s reply to email titled  “Week 2 : do you have any questions?

1) Ratri

If i want to do a PhD in USA, what are the requirements that i should full fill. My GRE score is 1230 and I didn’t do any masters. can I get admitted to a PhD program, what should i do?

To get admitted to PhD, you will have do the following

  • Select the area of research
  • Find universities and professors working in that area
  • Apply for Admission to those Universities

But, hard part to make professors respond to your request and crafting high impact SOP. Before you decide to apply for PhD, read Life of PhD Students in US.

2) Aditi

Hi, Can anyone please apprise me of universities that offer course for Renewable Energy or Sustainable Energy Engg. I’ll be obliged if anyone send me information regarding the same.

So, far you are the first person to ask about Renewable Energy or Sustainable Energy Engineering related Masters program in US in last 2+ years. Quick search on Google provided

Use google search to find other Universities that offer program in Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, ..

3) Srinidhi

i just want to know the best subject to be taken in pharmacy to do my masters ……..which has more scope in future

It’s better to search for subjects that interests you, not courses that will get you a job. If you enjoy a course, you will find energy to get a job in that field.

4) Abhijit

I am Abhijit Giradkar from Nagpur right now i am in final year mechanical engineering and had joined GRE classes.Sir, i want to join FALL 2010 programme in US. But , thre are many doubts in my mind. Hopefully i will get a positive response from you.Sir,uptil now my aggregate is 66%(all clear in each semesters), and i want to improve my academics as it highly depends upon the scholarships.Actually, i am not able to decide the date of giving the GRE exam coz right now i am focusing on academics and my university exams are on around 15 oct to 1 nov(tentatively).Sir ,before going to US do we require any national level certificates?I think i am in deep trouble coz uptil now i havent participated in any competitions.Will these these circumstances affect my record.Or should i took a year drop and join any CAD CAM certified classes.my main priority is not to drop a year.Sir, i also came to know FALL course is much better than SPRING.is it so?does experience matters in MS programme?

So many questions in single comment. Lets try to answer one by one

  • Take GRE when you are free from other exams and projects. Search “when to take GRE” in this blog for more information.
  • Not only academics will get your scholarship, but your GRE Scores and other factors.  You are already in final year, there is nothing much you can do to improve academic now,. Maybe max 70 is is what you can get. 66 and 70 will to make huge difference in getting scholarship.
  • You are not in deep trouble – Relax and apply for Fall 2010. No need to take a break just to get certifications.
  • Search in the blog – Fall vs Spring

5) Venkat –

i could not find any exact answer for my question.so please kindly give me details of the best colleges in chicago @ also in ILLINOIS state for the score around 1100..?? please dont get irritated by the question.kindly do this favour for me.

This is how you need to search for Graduate Schools in Illinois

  • Find list of colleges and universities in Illinois
  • You have to look at graduate admission requirement for each University in the list ( not colleges)
  • It will take less than 3 minutes per college.

6) Naidu

My son scored 1050 in GRE, will you help me in university selection

You have to read the blog posts and learn the university selection process.

7) Ciriga

With gre and tofel scores in hand, which countries are best for studying abroad in this recession period, regarding aids, part time jobs and low cost of living

Read the  article Can I come to US during Recession. Also, search in this blog using the keyword “recession” to find more related article.

8) Prince

hi,my gre score is1130(750Q+380V) awa=3.0.my academic percentage upto 3rd year is 75%, didn’t take my TOEFL  yet.can u please suggest some universities for ms in cs that suits my profile

Refer to Question 7 above.

9) Sudeep

Thank you for asking if I had anything to ask. Well I am applying for PhD programs into Biochemistry and Cancer Biology. I am looking for spring admission universities into these tracks. I would appreciate your work.

Refer to question 1 about PhD Admission in US Universities.

10) Anupreeta

Hey all i wanted to know is that list me atleast   10 best universities as to wich i cn apply free during my gre exam which i ll be appearing on  the 17th.,, Plz reply.

It’s not just you, but every student appearing for GRE have same question. Right now information you are looking is spread in may articles, but we are planning to list 4 safe universities per for GRE Score ranges for every department. It will take time to compile all the information in just one day, till then you can use the details at US Universities page.