Comment from Ravi at the post Minimum New GRE Scores for Computer Science and EEE calls admission to USA as a rate race and compares that to getting job in Infy/Wipro/TCS freshers.
I have shared some interesting comments from Facebook Fans too.
USA Admissions system is similar to Infy/Wipro/TCS freshers shortlisting.
Its a rat race based on grades and GRE scores. Hell with such system which doesn’t recognize genuine talent.
I’d rather go to European/UK countries instead of wasting my time, energy and money into application to US universities, which I feel is kinda gambling, you may or may not get ‘lucky’ to do your precious graduate studies in the university you like, with professors you like to work with.
If you want, you can be a competent graduate student anywhere EU/UK/US. Finally the work you do at university, the kind of collaboration you do with professors is what matters. And as for the BIG question/myth of after MS jobs, again, if you are the right candidate with up-to-date skills and stellar MS profile, you will be welcomed to work with a good organization.
Throughout your academic years in India you were compared/judged with grades, with your friends, relatives, etc. A single mark also made difference. If you have to do the same to thing to go to graduate studies too, its like falling for the same sh*tty trap. You decide whether you want to be respected for your genuine interest and skills or to participate in rat race with luck to get selected .
Rat Race vs Grades and Scores
If you have genuine talent, then you should be able to get good score and good grades. What other ways can you express your talents?
If you cannot score marks and get GRE scores, then show that you have created a product or have an idea that has changed the world.
What is the use of having talent, when you cannot express that talent to external world?
By the way, its rat race all over the world. Only the fittest who can run the race would survive.
You are talking as if in Europe, they give admission without grades and scores?
Do you have your aunt or uncle running universities in UK/Europe, where you can get admission?
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Buddy when you have some brilliant brains competing for the same seats, there should be a parameter ( generalized) which should be acceptable to all. Moreover workex gives an edge because they have the real hands on experience of technology and not just book facts and formulae. US admission is costly, tough …. but search the rankings n reputation- US dominates it too… Anyways U can go for MS in Germany too, its the pinnacle of engineering since more than a century and believe me German MS would be far far more tougher than the MS from US.
I don’t feel if you have a genuine talent, they will reject you… how is genuine talent of a student shown beside the grades and test scores? And what do you think, good universities of UK and other European countries don’t have selection criteria?
The most important part of the application which makes a remarkable impact is the SOP. Being an average student with an exceptional idea, presented in your SOP, takes you smoothly through the process.
disagree….MIT takes students based on their talent (read extensive research work) rather than gre scores….GRE is just a standardized test which is just the step 1 in the admission process…our grades, extra curriculars, prev research work, work exp are all taken into account….in my opinion these criterion are good enough to recognize genuine talent…
are you actually serious?, First of all, the US has some of the best universities in the world(in fact, most), second, the US provides the most financial support to graduate students. the way you talk you must have the money to afford schooling in the UK, they don’t really care much about talent, just after your money. you obviously are not ready to fight for a place in the US. i have some rich friends in the UK and they go admitted without stress, quite easily and they wrote no exams, in my case, i want to school in the best system in the world, and i want to do it at no cost, so I WILL FIGHT, get my SOPs, LORs, and try to ace the GRE
that i guess depends on ur interests, funds, job prospects, and a lotta other things…for eg, for most unis of europe, I guess applis are free (as opposed to around 50-100+$ per uni to US + GRE + Toefl)..so from the financial point of view, Europe may be easier. Again one should consider the work done, courses, job prospects…it’s unfair to judge one country’s unis by their criteria of admission.
>>> Its easy to say education in Europe is Free. Think beyond that. Consider the living condition. There are countries where nearby Indian Grocery store is 3 to 4 hours drive away. They don’t speak English. Cold for several months. Probably you will be only student from India in the school.
Saad Bin Akhlaq
why is it that only people who are not getting accepted or who have doubts
>>> Need a place to vent out the anger right?
The sentence what RAVI wrote I feel came from some frustrations.UK universities are after your money,agreed,but one should be smart enough to get the refund from the money s/he paid to them.US is best,no doubt about it,but don’t trash UK/EU universities.(I one I was in is known as ‘MIT of Information Security’ and the best in world for Information Security MS,imo).You see, life in western countries about getting good high paying jobs and life is achievable,but beware of immense hard work and education life first. are the ones who complain
Comment from Saad says it all.
Only frustrated people vent out the anger.
That’s human nature.
Its knowledge, education, maturity and life experience will make them realize their mistakes.