SS Alight committed itself to developing overseas education for India. In doing so, it not only pioneered a brand new industry the overseas education segment it also fueled the fire of entrepreneurship in the country.
Within a few years of rapidly expanding its presence in the country, SS Alight launched its most impressive innovation yet a path-breaking franchisee-based business model, which earned it the epithet of “the McDonalds of the overseas education world” by none other than the Far Eastern Economic Review. Using this model, SS Alight transformed many young Indians from good families, into ambitious entrepreneurs, focused on providing high quality overseas education ethically, efficiently and profitably.
It was this unique effort, its completely fresh approach to developing and growing the overseas education market that enabled SS Alight to achieve its vision of the early days and emerge as a leading global education brand. While it was SS Alight that unveiled the dream, it was the company's Business Partners that took it forward and made it a reality.
This Web site is a special tribute to SS Alight extremely robust network of Business Partners, which has helped the company, spread its wings to significant milestones over the years. Through this initiative potential Business Partners can at a glance get all information about SS Alight as far established and growing the relationship.
Fired by a new vision of globalization, where SS Alight is now looking at helping Indian students build quality talent, the company needs many more helping hands that will help it attain its billion dollar aspirations?
Fired by a new vision of globalization, where SS Alight is now looking at helping Indian students build quality talent, the company needs many more helping hands that will help it attain its billion dollar aspirations?
While SS Alight Business Partners remain its key strength, the company also imparts a special edge to its Partners, particularly in the highly competitive global overseas education landscape. Entrepreneurs that join the SS Alight family gain the advantage of the powerful SS Alight brand, which accords them immediate recognition wherever they go. Companies also benefit from participating in the overseas education sector, a rapidly expanding segment, which is expected to snowball into an even bigger business opportunity in the future.
Today, using a balanced mix of Instructor-led, Computer-based and Web-based training, SS Alight is poised to enter hitherto unexplored markets where there is a demand for quality overseas education. The company is on the look out for partners that can share its vision and goals and deliver on its promise of “bringing people and delivering quality overseas education.”
Individuals or Companies with fire in their bellies that want to make a difference by transforming lives are invited to join the SS Alight umbrella.
Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline.
Financial Standing Required:
The individual should possess the ability to mobilize resources through internal and external means. He/she should have the capability to personally invest around 50-60 percent of the total project cost.
Business experience and skills:
The individual should possess 1-3 years of experience in any functional area, preferably at the middle management level.
Be a First time Entrepreneur.
Be Self employed in Business.
Alacrity to share vision and values of SS Alight in the field of overseas education.
Commitment to devote full time attention to the venture or to source professional help in running the venture.
The candidate should have complete knowledge of the regional market.
Our single pointed motto is to promote quality overseas education, and we prioritize for student satisfaction.
Our constant emphasis is on..
Directing the students towards their vague, unclear ambitions fed with a strong awareness and clarity which they require the most; at the crucial times of their careers. We, with a team spread across cities and nations will work round the clock with a single minded devotion towards educating the students about overseas education.
We do that by considering each student on a priority basis; which turns out to be our success mantra. Tailor made options are given to students based on which highly personalized suggestions are pointed out by our expert team. Pertaining to students' individual track records, limitations, desires and aspirations, we maneuver them to the shores of overseas education, making sure that they receive the best in store.
We heartily appreciate the unforgettable contribution of out dedicated team in helping us achieve our ambition and also by fuelling us consistently to better our goals and to scale newer heights in the overseas education arena.
We are the best at..
Recruiting students to foreign institutions as we have authorized tie ups with 600+ reputed institutions across the globe.
We're a team who represents a thorough professional caliber, with no personal benefit involved but we find great satisfaction through the smiles of victorious students who made it large overseas.
Authenticity of the path trodden, transparency in delivery and relentless passion to contribute on a larger front for the light of students are our pillars of success and we've been doing it all over again & again. Consistence is the best thing we promise and also deliver!
Our Goal is to continually keep building a single Brand that caters to various forms of education and to provide the Indian market with unique learning and educational experiences. Our Goal is also to increase our niche in the Area of International Education. We endeavor to strengthen the bridge between Foreign Universities and the Indian students/professionals as well as be able to provide them with various opportunities to explore both global and Indian business markets and have a unique learning experience. Our objective, also, is to bring learning possibilities not only to the mass market but also directly to the Corporate Market through our strong brand presence and all the relationships which we have developed over the years.
It is been great pleasure visiting SS Alight office. We have been receiving enormous student's applications from SS Alight. It was good round of sessions with the students.
Peter Lundbye, Director of International Recruitment Troy University, USA
This is my third visit at SS Alight office. SS Alight Consultants has been consistently recruiting students for us and recruiting good quality students. We look forward to a long term fruitful collaboration.
Dr. Anotole Bogostki Director of International Recruitment AIS St Helens. NewZealand.
I have met today some very good prospective students at SS Alight Consultants office. It was good to know from Mr. Naved Saigal on the trusted Partners of various high commissions. I will look forward to hear from you.
Dr. Richard R. Shurtz, President. Stratford University USA.
SS Alight Consultants is been fantastic to work with. Our experience with them is fruitful. I am looking forward to meet them on 19th September 2009.
Aryo Hasungung International Recruitment. Murray State University. USA
I am happy to have students from SS Alight Consultants and looking to have more quality students.
Annie Goh. Head International Recruitment. Christchurch Polytechnic Institue of Technology. New Zealand.
I met good students today. I see SS Alight Consultants growing good numbers with us now. Good team effort.
S.Parameswaran, Regional Manager.University of Central Lanshire, UK.
It was good to experience visiting SS Alight Consultants office. The entire team is very professionals and has good subject knowledge with UK education and the visa aspects.
Rosalind Martin, International Admissions Manager. Northumbria University, UK
SS Alight Consultants is been recruiting good students for us since past. I should see that the name of SS Alight Consultants should be uploaded at our Wolverhampton university website.
Morris Alicia. , International Admissions Manager. Wolverhampton University UK.
Excellent Infrastructure, Great Team. Fantastic people to work with. Keep it up.
Kevin Geoghegan Head International Recruitment. Griffith College. Ireland.
Good work SS Alight. We have been associated with you since 3 years and looking for a long term relations.
Brian Mc Namara. Head International Recruitment. Waterford Institute of Technology. Ireland.
Good work. Good students. I look forward to meet SS Alight Consultants at my next visit too.
Naushaba Singh, Academic Liaison Manager. Thames Valley University, UK
Our Association with SS Alight Consultants is been more than 5 years now. We have a great relations with them and as always excited to visit SS Alight offices in India.
Vladimir Beliakov. Director International Recruitment. Burgundy School of Business. France
Our relation with SS Alight Consultants is been now more than 8 years. What to say about them. They are our top recruiter in India. SS Alight Consultants is our first priority. Highly recommended.
Irish American University. Mr. Deepak Luthra. Director International Recruitment. USA and Ireland.
Everything is going online these days, so are our services. Students can get ourbenefitsfrom staying back wherever they are. We keep numerous facilities for students via e counseling feature.
Our whole e counseling package itself is meant for the students who wants to connect virtually with us. Here, a separate team,called panel of editors will assess the quality of essays like Statement of Purposes, Recommendation Letters, and Personal Statements etc and improvise them. Uttermost quality of the essays will be assured. The bet visa counseling
You don't need to worry about the visa part. Our e visa counseling body has worked numerous wonders for students earlier. Admission Guidance
From selecting the country to the program and the University, we thoroughly understood the rookie student's pressure and nervousness. To relieve you from that, we are bringing soothing news that we have been maintaining fruitful collaboration with more than 600+ institutions across 17 countries.With SS Alight Consultants, you're in safe hands.
What is the IELTS? The IELTS is an English language proficiency test designed to assess the language ability of candidates aspiring to study or work in a country where English used as a medium of communication. More than 25 countries across the world accept IELTS scores for admission to higher educational institutes, training programs as well as for immigration purposes. In countries like Australia, the IELTS is mandatory. You will not be given a student visa without your IELTS score.
Who administers the IELTS?
The IELTS is jointly owned and administered by the University of Cambridge- Local Examination Syndicate, The British Council and the IDP Education Australia. The IELTS is available world-wide in more than 110 countries.
You may collect the IELTS handbook along with the application form from your local British Council office or your nearest IDP Education Australia office.
For detailed information on test dates and centers you may log on to www.ielts.org. What are the different sections of the IELTS?
The different sections of the IELTS are the following:
A 30-minute Listening Section A 60-minute Reading Section A 60-minute Writing Section A 11-14 minute Speaking Section
Depending on the requirements of the universities you're applying to you must select either the Academic or General Training Reading and Writing modules.
The Academic modules evaluate the ability of the candidate to use the level of language necessary to follow a course of study- example following discussions, complex arguments and dealing with information effectively.
The General Training modules are mostly for those seeking work-related training in English speaking countries. They assess a broader range of language skills.
The listening and speaking modules are mandatory. The speaking module is conducted through a face-to-face interview. Total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes.
What is the scoring pattern in the IELTS?
In the IELTS, for each of the four sections you will get a band score. The four band scores will then be added and averaged for an Overall Band Score. Each band gives an indication of the standard of English at that level. There are in total nine bands. Band one stands for non-user while band nine stands for expert user.
Usually, most institutes demand an IELTS score of 6 to 6.5. However, score requirements may vary from institute to institute. You will receive your scores within two weeks of taking the test. Retaking the IELTS
Your IELTS score is valid for 2 years. In case you score less than what you expected or your score falls short of the minimum requirements of the universities you're applying to, you may retake the exam. However, you cannot retake it before three months of the first test date.
In US about 3500 institutions accept IELTS. Available in more than 800 locations throughout the world and offered 48 times per year, specific dates and locations for the IELTS can be found at www.ielts.org.
International English Language Testing System is an international standardized test to determine the proficiency in English language. It is jointly conducted by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and the British Council and IDP Education Pty Ltd.
There are two versions of the IELTS: the Academic Version and the General Training Version:
Students and professionals such as doctors and nurses who want to enroll in good universities and institutions will opt for The Academic Training.
Those who are planning to undertake non-academic training in order to gain work experience for immigration purposes etc will choose The General Training.
IELTS does not require any minimum score to pass the test. IELTS results will be measured in bandwidths. These range from "band 1" ("non-user") to "band 9" ("expert user"). Those who did not attempt the test will get “band 0”. For IELTS each institute has its own thresholds. Institutes did not consider a report older than two years to be valid, unless the user shows that he has worked.
More than 400 test centers organize IELTS worldwide. Majority of the test centers are run by either the British Council or IELTS Australia.
Coming to the pattern of the exam, there are four sub-tests, or modules: Writing, Reading, Speaking, and Listening. Students must obtain all four sub-tests. While Listening and Speaking tests will be same for all students, Reading and Writing tests may differ, depending on which version of IELTS test they have selected.
On the day of the test, the four subsections will be taken in the following order:
The Speaking test might be delayed a day or two at some centers.
IELTS listening test lasts for about 30 minutes, which consists of four sections. To increase the difficulty levels these will be played on cassette tape. Each section might be a dialogue or a monologue. The questions must be answered while listening and the cassette is played once only. However, time will be given for students to check their answers.
Reading test lasts for 60 minutes. Depends upon the version, students are given either a General Training Reading test or an Academic Reading test. Both tests consist of three sections, and in both tests the sections are intended to increase difficulty.
Writing test also lasts for 60 minutes. Again, students take either an Academic test, or a General Training test. Students must perform two writing tasks, in which they need to present different styles of writing. There is no choice of questions.
Speaking test consist a one-to-one interview with a specially trained examiner. The same examiner will lead the candidate through the three phases of the test:
The interview will last for 11-14 minutes, where the candidate gives the introduction, speaks for one or two minutes on a particular topic, and then a mutual discussion takes place.
Aim for a Target Score and prepare accordingly. Correct answers for first 5 questions will lead to higher scores. Cross check every answer and avoid wrong answers using the process of elimination. You can neither skip any question nor go back after you've answered a question. So fill it carefully. Don’t spend too much time on any questions. Even the toughest ones should be done in 1-2 minutes and the easiest ones in seconds.
Bring all the necessary belongings (for ex: watch, all the IDs which are having clear pictures, and a confirmation letter from the Educational Testing Service) to the test center. Don’t bring calculator or any other electronic devices since you are not allowed to use them.
GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test conducted by English Testing Service (ETS).
This is a perquisite test for admission to Graduate Management Schools in US.
GMAT is Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in which each question is chosen based on whether you answer the previous question correctly.
GMAT measures the skills of student in three sections.
Analytical Writing 60 min
Optimal rest breaks 5 min
Quantitative 37 questions 75 min
Optimal rest breaks 5 min
Verbal 41 questions - 75 min
Analytical Writing Assessment
The AWA consists of two 30 minute writing tasks - Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument.
The AWA is designed as a direct measure of your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. More specifically, the Analysis of an Issue task tests your ability to explore the complexities of an issue or opinion.
The Analysis of an Argument task tests your ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based upon a specific line of thinking.
The graduate schools can on the basis of the Analytical Writing Essays differentiate among candidates who present otherwise similar credentials.
Test Basic math skills, understanding Math concepts and reasoning skills
Verbal questions are designed to fast how well you understand the written word. Your ability to read carefully and to think about what you read is crucial to your success in college.
Three types of questions are asked with multiple choice options:
Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning Sentence Completion
Total scores range from 200-800
The AWA score reported and scale of 0-6 with half point increments.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer based entrance test for more than 5,800 business and management programs worldwide from the past six decades for being the reason that no other exam filters your management skills more than GMAT. Annually people are taking GMAT 2, 50,000 times around the world.
The GMAT exam will be administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GMAC and the global non-profit council of business schools – sets the standard. Students can attend the GMAT exam, whenever they feel they are ready to take it. Centers will be available around the world. These are designed to provide an unparalleled test-taking experience so that the students can perform their best. A passport is the mandatory to attend the test. Students cannot take the test more than five times within a year and once in any calendar month.
The registration fee for the GMAT is USD 250. If a student want to reschedule the date, time, or location of his/her test they have to pay a rescheduling fee of USD 50. There is a USD 80 refund in case of any cancelation. This should be done minimum seven days prior to your test date.
On the day of the GMAT, students can send their scores to 5 schools for free. Apart from these five, for every additional score report, the test will cost USD 28.
These scores will be valid for 5 years but Universities ideally accept scores in the last 3 years.
Most universities take the highest score. Some might even take the best scores in different sections from different Tests. As long as the scores are improving, those will be beneficial for the student.
In GMAT, the level of difficulty may increase or decrease depends upon the answer you gave for each question respectively.
The GMAT exam consists of four sections: An analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, the quantitative section, and the verbal section. Total time for the test is three and a half hours.
The GMAT score depends upon the following three factors:
The number of questions answered Answers given for the difficulty level of the question Number of questions completed
There are 9 questions on the Quantitative section and 11 questions on the Verbal section. Verbal section is solely for the purpose of research by question framers and it does not contribute to the GMAT score, whether they are answered or not. But it is highly impossible to figure out which questions are experimental.
Theoretically, each of the Quantitative and the Verbal section is scored on a raw scale of 0-60 but practically the scores appear on a scale of 9-51. These scores combined to give the overall score between 200 and 800 and project your performance with respect to other test takers. This can be your measurement while applying for Universities.
GMAT is one of the important selection criteria. Other factors include leadership ability, job experience, interpersonal skills, motivation and thought process, and educational background, etc.
GMAT scores can be cancelled immediately after completing the test, if needed. As soon as the student finishes the test, the system asks whether to cancel the score or continue.
There are four modes of registration for the GMAT. They are Telephone, Fax, Postal, and Online.
If the student wants to register through telephone International Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) is a mandatory.
Note: You are required to call up at least 2 working days prior to your preferred test date.
After calling, mention your choice of date, the city where you wish to take the test, the Test Centre Code, student’s Credit Card Number and Passport Number. Then the student will be given a confirmation number, location of the test centre, and date and time of the test. The student will be mailed of the same.
Note: Call GMAT Customer Service at your region, in case of If you do not receive confirmation.
POSTAL MAIL OR FAX
Fill up the GMAT Appointment form. (You can download the GMAT bulletin from www.mba.com)
Note: In case you have applied for your passport, mention the same in the form.
Make a Dollar Draft of the relevant amount from a Forex branch of any bank. Mail the GMAT Appointment Form in Bulletin to the concerned address along with a Dollar Draft
Note: You can send your form either by Registered Post or Courier.
A confirmation letter mentioning your date and time of the test and location of the test centre will be either faxed or mailed to you.
Note: If you do not receive a confirmation, call GMAT Customer Service.
You can schedule your test online on www.mba.com. Click on “Register now for GMAT” link and follow the instructions given.
The quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT exam are both multiple-choice and are administered in the computer-adaptive format. The level of difficulty at the start of the verbal and quantitative sections will be average. As the students answer the questions correctly, the difficulty level will increase and the level will decrease if the answers are wrong.
The quantitative section measures the ability of reasoning to solve quantitative problems. It is designed to get the test taker’s abilities out to understand and to analyze, and to decide whether the information provided is relevant or irrelevant and it is sufficient or not.
Calculators are not allowed to the centers. Test takers must do their math work out by hand using a dry erase pen and laminated graph paper which are given to them at the testing center. Knowledge in topics like algebra, arithmetic, and geometry is required to attempt the questions. There are two types of quantitative questions: problem solving and data sufficiency. Scores range from 0 to 60, although they only report scores between 11 and 51.
The verbal section of the GMAT Exam measures the student's capability to read and comprehend written material to express ideas effectively in standard written English. The question types are critical reasoning, reading comprehension, and sentence correction. Scores range from 0 to 60, although they only report scores between 11 and 51.
Reading comprehension passages can be just one or few paragraphs or several paragraphs long. These comprehensions are from subjects like history, social sciences, business-related areas, and physical sciences. This section measures the ability to understand statements in passages, the logical relationship between concepts and the significant points, and the author’s point of view.
Critical reasoning questions are intended to test the reasoning skills involved in argument construction and arguments evaluation.
In the Sentence Correction section, questions were asked to determine if there is a mistake with a given sentence and if so, rewrite the sentence.
Integrated Reasoning (IR) is designed to measure a test taker’s ability to evaluate data presented in multiple formats from multiple sources. The integrated reasoning section consists of 12 questions in four different formats: two-part analysis, graphics interpretation, multi-source reasoning, and table analysis. Integrated reasoning scores range from 1-8. Like the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), this section is scored separately from the quantitative and verbal section. Performance on the IR and AWA sections does not contribute to the total GMAT score.
In the table analysis section, students are supposed to analyze a sortable spreadsheet and answer the following true or false questions. In the Graphics interpretation section, test takers have to interpret a graph or graphical image by selecting the correct answer from the drop down menu. Multi-source reasoning questions are accompanied by multiple sources of information presented tab wise. Test takers need to click on the tabs and examine all the relevant information to answer. These could be in the form of multiple-choice or yes/no. Two-part analysis section has questions with two components. Possible answers are given in a tabular format with a column for each component and rows with possible options. Test takers have to choose one response per column.
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
The Analytical Writing Assessment consists of a 30-minute writing task, which is either an argument or an analysis. It is important to be able to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument. Two independent ratings will be given for the essay and these ratings are averaged together to determine the test taker's AWA score. Out of two ratings, Computer will give one rating and GMAC will give another rating. The automated essay-scoring engine evaluates more than 50 linguistic and structural features, including syntactic variety, organization of ideas, and topical analysis. If the difference between two ratings is more than one point, an expert reader will evaluate it and resolve the discrepancy.
The analytical writing assessment is graded on a scale of 1 to 6 in half-point intervals.
A deficient essay will be given a score of 1, A flawed essay will get 2, A limited essay will get 3, An adequate essay will be 4, and 5 and 6 will be given for those essays which are strong and outstanding respectively.
The total GMAT score depends on the quantitative and verbal sections together and ranges from 200 to 800. The average GMAT score is about a 540.
The score distribution resembles a bell curve with a standard deviation of approximately 100 points. This means 68% of examinees score between 400 and 600.
The score building algorithm that GMAT uses in correction is very complicated. If the test taker was not able to answer or attempted wrongly for the first question, his scores will not necessarily fall in the bottom half of the range. But if the same thing happens again and again the computer will recognize that item as anomaly.
One might not take the test more than once within 31 days, even if the scores are canceled. Official GMAT exam study materials are available on the mba.com online store and through third-party vendors.
As soon as you're definite to apply to business school, visit the official GMAT website, find the test center nearest you, and call to inquire about available test dates.
Business schools typically schedule interviews only after reviewing applications and convinced that the applicant is really serious about the admission. In general, chances are better for a candidate who is confident and highly focused in person to get an admission into business school than a candidate who is strong on paper, but arrogant or otherwise awkward in the interview.
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, more than 1,500 universities in 82 countries use the GMAT as part of the selection criteria.
The GMAT requires a lot of preparation and careful planning.
Tips to improve your GMAT score:
Most students take three to six months for the preparation of the exam.
In this time get the knowledge about the test format and content. Because analytical writing section presents excerpts of business writing and asks you to evaluate how well reasoned they are.
Try to register as soon as you decided to write, as the tests fill up very quickly.
The quantitative and verbal sections of the test are designed and delivered in computer-adaptive format. It means as you keep answering the questions correctly, the computer keep giving you more difficult questions. At the same time, if you answer incorrectly, your next question will be easier.
Answer carefully to the initial questions in each section to increase your chances of getting into a high-scoring category for that section.
Following these essential strategies will help maximize your score:
Go through the GMAT study guide that includes plenty of sample tests. Speed up yourself can make you complete each test section within the allotted time. Timed practice tests also help you to do this. Start guessing only after you have eliminated one or two wrong answers. Quarter of a point will be deducted for each incorrect response and the computer does not allow you to return to unanswered questions. Integrated Reasoning will measure your ability in evaluating information presented in new formats and derived from multiple sources. Sources: mba.com, gmac.com A study by the U.S. Census Bureau reports that workers with a graduate-level degree earn 50 percent more than workers with an undergraduate degree and twice as much as workers with a high school diploma. The next step is to figure out how to finance your education. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants or scholarships for students wanting to attend business school. The federal government has standardized high rate of interest that lenders can charge on federally guaranteed student loans, so college loans have lower interest rates than other kinds of loans. This helps students to pay the money back and encourage more people to attend school. Also, assistance is provided for borrowers who are having difficulty to repay their education loans in the form of deferment and forbearance.
Stafford loan is the most common federal student loan. Stafford Loans include both the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. Depending on the student's economic strength, these loans can be subsidized or unsubsidized. However, these loans are diffused directly to the students.
Private loans are another common type of student loan. These loans offer higher limits and no payments until graduation, but interest starts to accrue immediately upon loan distribution. Both students and parents are allowed to take private student loans, which are a better alternative than credit card debt.
For private loans, you need to fill federal forms, such as the FAFSA. Qualifying criteria often depends on you or your parents' credit score. Having a credit score more than 650 will better your chances of being approved for a private loan.
PLUS Loans are intended and designed for parents. Students must be enrolled as dependant at least half time in an undergraduate program in order for your parents to qualify for this type of loan.
A good credit score is mandatory for a PLUS Loan, and there is a yearly limit. This equals to your school costs. There will also be a small fee that your parents are required to pay (which is usually less than four percent of the loan).
Now, graduate and professional degree students are also eligible to lend under the PLUS Loan program referred as the Grad PLUS Loan program.
For more information about loans, visit these financial aid resources:
Student loan information and opportunities FAFSA application and information PLUS Loan information Stafford Loan information BUSINESS SCHOOL GRANTS Grad PLUS Loan information
Grants are one of the finest ways to sponsor a business education, for the reason that they offer money that need not to be repaid.
There are over a thousand federal grant programs in the U.S.—worth over $400 billion and securing a student grant can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. When a student completes a FAFSA (Free Applicant for Federal Student Aid), business schools often consider students automatically for grants.
Note: MBA and other graduate-level business students are not eligible for any broad-based federal grants. Federal grants are only awarded to undergraduate students.
For more information, visit these financial aid resources:
Federal student aid grant information FAFSA application and information BUSINESS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS Federal student aid on the web
Though Scholarships also play a crucial role in financial assistance, there is a tough competition for them.
Though, some scholarships apply to general education, many of them usually require a certain grade point or qualification, such as active involvement in a group or in an organization.
Qualified individuals may get funds from professional associations, private and public schools, religious organizations, small businesses, and community groups, in their respective industries, so on a overall basis it’s a good place to search for scholarships.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES
To promote women and minority education to pursue business careers, there are many business scholarships specifically geared toward these two groups.
Students can finance their education by working in community related jobs, on-campus jobs, or teacher assistant jobs. Typically, factors such as level of financial need and school funding availability influence work-study programs. Generally, students choose work-study programs that are related to their field of study. This will be helpful for them to finance their education and also gives them experience to put on a résumé.
One can specify whether to be considered or not for work-study assistance while filling their FAFSA form.
Financial Document-Bank Statement
To Whomsoever It May Concern
This is to certify that Mr. XXXXX S/o Mr. XXXXXX is a reliable customer of our bank. He is maintaining a savings/checking account with our bank bearing No.---------.The present credit in his account as on today is Rs. xx,xx,xxx (Rupees xxxxxxxx in words) which is approximately equivalent to US $ xx,xxx (US Dollar xxxxxx in words) @ Rs.52.00 per US Dollar. He is regular customer holding the account since, Month & Year.
This certificate is issued on the request of the customer for his Son’s/Daughter’s higher studies at USA. What next?
Once the application part is over you can go to the next step of checking the status of your application. Give 8 to 10 days for the admissions department to process the application. Don’t wait too long for the call from University. At times Universities are quite busy correspond you. Please send status emails from your side. There are two ways to verify the status of the application. Most of the universities provide the facility to check the status of the application online. For some universities you will have to mail to the admissions department or call the International graduate admissions office for status update. Never write lengthy mails and always make sure the pitch is friendly in nature.
First, University will acknowledge that it has received Application packet of the student. Initial Processing will kick off. The communication part with University will commence. Students will do the Online Status check and in case if didn’t get any they start the follow-up. Students will receive GRE & TOEFL Scores from ETS and do initial Evaluation. Application file is forwarded from admissions office to concerned Department (only when student meets all score requirements). In Departmental Review they will mainly look at Resume, Academic scores, and Statement of Purpose. Decision Made and notified to students.
FAX the form to admissions department or mail the soft copy to University or post the missing documents.
Way to approach for an assistantship:
Mail all the professors in the department about your research interests and also send them a well-drafted resume that can mirrors your achievements and interests. This will indicate them that you are looking for an assistantship under their guidance.
Annual Total Expense:
(Tuition Fee + Living)
(Savings + Education Loan)
Property / Fixed Assets
$ 25,000 INR 25L 6L 60L
30,000 30L 7/8 L 60L
40,000 35/40L 10L 80L +
40,000 + 40L + 10L + 90L +
Education Loan Bank Balance Other Savings
(Mutual, GPF, Postal Etc)
15 L + Education Loan 8-10 L 3-4 L
10 L + 10 L 5 L
5/ 6 L 15 L 6/7 L
10-12 L Bank Balance +
8-10 L Fixed Deposit
Bank Balance Certificate issued by Bank Manager
(Higher Bank Balance –Require Passbook / Transactions for
Past 3-6 Months)
Fixed Deposits / RD’s Original Certificate or Attested copies
Provident Fund GPF Account Statement or Certificate issued by Higher
Not- Movable /Secondary
Sources, Always bank
Balance FD preferred
Postal / Mutual Funds Original Certificate or Attested copies
Shares DMAT Account Summary, Attested
GOLD Bank Certificate or Jewelry Store Certificate
LIC Surrender Value certificate
Chit FUNDS Passbook or Certificate issued by Chit Company
Savings from Additional Sponsor
Education Loan Sanction Letter issued by Manager of Nationalized Bank
Employees Salary Certificate
Pay Slip or Certificate issued by higher officials
Business/ IT Returns Form 2 D
Proof of Business: Balance Sheets or
Business License or Client Check Copies
Rental Income Rental Agreement (Notarized Affidavit) on Rs. 20/50 Bond Paper
Secondary Agricultural Income MRO/VAO Certificate
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Studying at U.S. institution is an expensive investment, but one we are sure you will find worthwhile. For the 2008-2009 academic year, The College Board reported the following average annual tuition costs by type of institution:
Two-year, Public Community Colleges: $2,402 Four-year, Public Institutions: $17,452 Four-year, Private Institutions: $25,143
These costs represent the cost of studies alone; when lodging, personal expenses, transportation, and other expenses are taken into account, The College Board suggests the following annual student budgets:
Four-year, Public Institutions (out-of-state students): $25,200 Four-year, Private Institutions (residents): $34,132
(The College Board, Trends in College Pricing, 2008)
Because studying in the United States will likely cost more than it does to study in your own country, it is important to start your financial planning at least 12 months before you intend to study in the United States. Please visit or contact the nearest SS Alight Consultants Branch to speak with experienced professionals who can guide you through the process.
Financing your college education consists of:
Compiling effective applications Assessing Personal Funds Identifying Sources of Financial Assistance Reducing Educational Costs Assessing Personal Funds
Consult your parents and other family sponsors to find out how much money they can commit each year to your education. Try to raise as much as you can from family sources, because most scholarship awards, if available, cover only part of the total educational and living costs and may not be available to first-year international students.
Identifying Sources of Financial Assistance
"Be realistic about how much you need and what you can really afford."
International studies and sociology student from Ghana.
All types of scholarships and financial aid for international students are highly competitive and require excellent academic records. You will often find the terms "scholarships" and "financial aid" used interchangeably, but technically speaking, a scholarship is a financial award based on merit, including outstanding academic performance, special talent in sports or performing arts, or perhaps community service or leadership. Financial aid is a "need-based" grant based on the student's financial need, as documented by family income, assets, and other factors. Below are the main types of financial assistance available for international students who want to study in the United States:
Home Country Funds: Conduct research at home to find possible funding from local government, corporate, or foundation sources. Although these sources are not found in all countries, you could reduce your educational cost with scholarships from local organizations.
Funding From Colleges/Universities: Meet with an SS Alight Consultants Counselors to learn how to research available financial aid for international students. Careful advance research and realistic expectations are more likely to result in success. Do not assume that all colleges award financial aid. In fact, less than half of the institutions offering bachelor's degrees can provide financial assistance to students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Keep in mind that financial aid for U.S. students is separate from financial aid for international students. Be sure to tell the admissions office your country of citizenship and request information on financial aid available to non-U.S. citizens If offered, financial aid is usually made up of a number of different types of assistance, including grants and scholarships and occasionally loans or part-time work programs.
You will discover that financial aid is very rare at state, or public, colleges and at colleges that offer professional courses such as engineering, business administration, and health professions. More financial aid may be available from the private liberal arts colleges, which offer the arts and science subjects.
As you do your research, make a table listing the colleges you would like to attend. Write down annual costs (as outlined above), then enter the average financial aid award and the number of awards made by each of the colleges. Such information is available from resources in your information or advising center. This chart can quickly allow you to see where your best chances lie, and can help you eliminate from your list the colleges where your admission with the needed funding is not viable.
International students often ask advisers about full scholarships, which cover all the costs of education except for airfare. The total number of full scholarships available each year to incoming international students in the United States is about 1,000, offered by only about 100 colleges. To get a full scholarship, you must be one of the top students in your country, usually with "A"s (excellent) in almost every subject, high SAT and TOEFL scores, and distinguished performance in other areas such as leadership and community service. There are 20 top students from all over the world competing for each scholarship, so you must distinguish yourself among a pool of outstanding students.
Only a handful of wealthy colleges in the United States are able to meet the financial need of all the students they admit. (Please note that admission to these schools is usually very competitive.) Financial need is the difference between what you and your family can afford to contribute and the estimated cost of attending the college. The former is calculated on the basis of detailed information about your parents' financial circumstances, including supporting evidence such as bank statements, employers' letters, and other official documents and statements. Other universities, which make more limited awards on the basis of your financial need, will also ask to see such evidence.
Financial assistance from colleges is awarded at the beginning of the academic year and is rarely available for students entering mid-year in January or at other times. More aid is available for freshman students than for those transferring in from other institutions. Students who have already proven themselves at a college may find it easier to obtain financial assistance from that college than new students.
Sports Scholarships: Some U.S. colleges offer opportunities for gifted student athletes to play for the college team as a means of paying for their education.
International Awards: International students also ask about financial assistance from foundations, organizations, and the U.S. government (see the Find Financial Aid section below). Very little aid exists through such sources, and it is usually earmarked for advanced graduate students. Again, your educational adviser can tell you whether there are special funds available for students from your country.
Loans: In limited instances, you may be able to negotiate a loan to fund part of your educational costs. Your educational adviser may have information on loan programs for which you may be eligible. You must usually have a U.S. citizen co-signer to act as a guarantor for any loans from U.S. loan programs, and in most cases you must already be enrolled in a U.S. university before you apply. Before taking a loan, make certain you know how you are going to repay it, and how a loan will affect your plans for graduate or other further study and for returning home.
Employment: Current immigration regulations permit international students to work only part-time — up to 20 hours per week — and only on campus during their first year of study. By working 10 to 15 hours a week, you could earn enough to pay for incidentals such as books, clothing, and personal expenses, but your campus job cannot pay your major expenses, such as tuition or room and board. This income also cannot be used as a source of income for any official financial statements. Campus jobs may include working at the university's cafeteria, bookstore, library, or health club, or within the university's administrative offices.
After the first year, you can also apply for employment as a resident assistant (RA) in a university dormitory. RAs serve as the first point of contact for students needing assistance or who have queries regarding dorm life. In return, RAs receive free accommodation and sometimes a small salary and/or meal plan.
Under current regulations, after your first year of study, you may apply for permission to work off campus for up to 20 hours a week. You should note, however, that there is no guarantee that this request will be granted. If you are married and are in the United States on an F-1 student visa (see chapter 11), your spouse does not have permission to work. However, if you are in the United States on a J-1 student visa, your spouse is allowed to request a temporary work permit.
You should always check with your international student adviser before considering any form of employment. More information is available in Pre-departure Information.
Reducing Educational Costs
When planning your finances, consider these ways to reduce your costs:
Best Buys: Look for the colleges that offer you the highest quality education at the lowest cost.
Accelerated Programs: Completing a four-year bachelor's degree in three years saves thousands of dollars. Students can accelerate their programs by:
earning transfer credit or advanced standing for college-level studies completed in the home country (for example through A-levels, International Baccalaureate, advanced placement exams, or courses taken at local accredited post secondary institutions in your country, if accepted by the U.S. institution);
taking courses at a nearby community college if tuition is lower and credits are transferable;
attending classes during the summer if they are available;
taking one additional course each semester.
Tuition Waivers: Based on your first-year grades, some colleges award partial tuition waivers. A superior academic record could save you thousands of dollars.
Living Expenses: Becoming a resident assistant in a dormitory could save thousands of dollars in living costs. Working in the dining hall offers a modest salary plus "all you can eat" meals. Living off campus with a relative or friend saves money if suitable accommodation is available and public transport is efficient.
Two-year and Community Colleges: Many students save thousands of dollars in tuition by attending community colleges for their first two years and then transferring to four-year institutions to complete their degree. For more information on community colleges, please visit Community Colleges USA, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) official resource for international students.
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IIE Funding for US Study Online
OACAC List of Financial Aid Awarded to International Students
External Financial Aid Sites (with options for international students)
Chase Manhattan Bank
International Education Financial Aid
Citibank Student Loan Corporation
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
College Connection Scholarships
Key Education Resources
College Scholarship Search
Next Student Loans
Scholarship ExpertseStudent Loan
Scholarship Resource Network
Federal Trade Commission: Scholarship Scams
Southwest Student Services Corporation
Student Loan Network
Financial Aid Resource Center
Fundsnet Online Services
United Negro College Fund
International Education Finance Corporation
U.S. Bank Student Loans
Fast Web Scholarships for Athletes
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Scouting Report
Opportunities for Students of Engineering
Peterson's Financial Aid/Scholarships Search Engine
Society of Women Engineers
Opportunities for Students with Special Needs
American Association of University Affiliated Programs For Persons With Developmental Disabilities
American Council of the Blind
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Association on Higher Education and Disability
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Disabilities Studies and Services Center
U.S. Dept. of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act
Opportunities for Students from Different Cultural/ Ethnic Backgrounds
American Indian College Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
American Institute for Managing Diversity
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Journal of Blacks In Higher Education
Black Excel: The College Help Network
Minority Scholarships and Fellowships
Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Gates Millennium Scholars Fund
Quality Education for Minorities
Hillel: Jewish Campus Life
Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
United Negro College Fund
Dr. Kiran kumar did MBBS from Siddhartha medical Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive by Indian standards. Hence, the number of universities applied to has to be restricted to around 10 or 15 that best match your requirements.
The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you. The range of academic options as well as available universities are so wide that it is not possible to select the best in one go and it may take some time.
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The basic steps involved in the process of selecting universities are :
Step Criteria for short-listing No. of colleges short listed.
Self Evaluation (Level-I)
The first step is identifying your goals and needs which can be done by self evaluation.
A - Identify your reasons for pursuing higher education abroad
Are you motivated by career goals, job prospects, academic interest, personal satisfaction?
What particular specialization are you interested in?
It is important to match your objectives with what the universities offer. If your aim is research in some particular field, you should apply to universities with specialized departments in that field. If you are interested in practical experience, you should apply to universities located close to the commercial centers and important cities.
B - Realistically assess your academic and professional background
Are you a competitive student?
Are you dedicated and hardworking?
How good is your academic record?
Do you have any work experience or research work related to your field of study?
Do you have any credentials in extracurricular activities?
Only if you have a good academic background, you should apply to highly ranked universities. If you feel you are moderately placed, you should apply to mid ranked universities.
C - Get an academic focus
Do you have a relatively clear idea of your field of study?
Have you spoken to your professors, read journals to know more about your field and other new fields?
Education abroad is very different from education in India. Most universities abroad have a very flexible system where you can select your courses and focus more on your field of interest. There are also many specialized courses which may suit your needs.
D -Realistically assess your financial abilities
Will you get a financial assistance from the university?
Can you or your family finance your education and stay?
Do you have an overseas sponsor?
Are you eligible for funds from educational trusts?
The application process itself costs about Rs. ___- Rs. /- towards examination fees, postage, university application fees etc. Tuition and living expenses are also high and depend on the country you wish to study in. For a visa, you must be able to demonstrate your ability to fund your education and stay abroad. Level-II
It is best to narrow down your choice to 25 - 30 universities after this stage by looking at the following :
Program Offerings (BA, BS, BE, MS, MBA, DA, Ph.D., etc)
Specialization, faculty, thrust of the programs
Cost -- Tuition, living expenses etc
Availability of Financial Assistance to International Students
Entrance Requirements (Bachelor degree in same field, work experience etc.)
Tests ( SAT, GMAT, TOEFL etc and minimum scores)
Accreditation status (Professional accreditation for some programs)
Student Profile ( Percentage of international students, average work experience levels, etc)
Enrollment -- Total available seats and the size of the school
Location ( Country, climate, semi-rural, metropolitan city etc)
Facilities -- Library, housing, student associations etc.
Type of Institution -- Public or Private
These are the usual criteria. You could prioritize your criteria out of this list and shortlist the number of universities on that basis to about 30. You could further shortlist your choice on basis of specific issues like tuition fees, availability of financial etc.
Here we give some details of most important criteria for selecting universities -- academic eligibility, standardized tests, Grade Point Average and Financial Aid.
Each university and college has its own requirements for admission. There is considerable flexibility in the acceptance policies of most schools. The requirements are different for different countries. We list here the most common requirements :
Undergraduate Programs (BE, BS, BA etc.)
U.S.A., AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Most Universities all over the world require a minimum of 12 years of formal education. In Indian context, it implies qualifying in class 12th examination or junior college as applicable. The acceptable degrees include : Indian School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Higher school Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate. CANADA & U.K.
Some Universities in Canada and U.K. may ask for 13 years of education for entry into their bachelor degree programs. This would mean one further year of education after high school or taking up of some exams for eg. “A” level exams conducted by the British Council.
Many universities also accept the Indian system of 12 years schooling.
For more details, check out: Education in Canada & Education in U.K. section
Graduate & Postgraduate Programs (MA, MS, MBA etc.)
CANADA & U.S.A.
Most Universities require qualifications comparable to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree (Four Year Degree Program). A minimum of 16 years of formal education. In Indian context, it implies either qualifying in professional 4 years course like engineering or other such courses.
If you have completed a 3-year degree program in India, the advisable plan of action to maximize eligibility for U.S. and Canadian graduate schools is to apply for a Post Graduate degree here in India. A one-year university affiliated program will make up for the fourth year of a U.S. Undergraduate degree.
For more details, check out: Education in Canada & Education in U.S.A. section AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND & U.K.
Most New universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses. An Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. is equivalent to a Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree.
However, some courses and universities may require a qualification equivalent to Bachelor (Honours) Degree in these countries, which require 16 years of formal education, which would mean another year after graduation or a four year degree course like B.E., B.Tech or other such courses.
Confirmation can only be obtained by either writing directly or formally applying to the universities concerned. However, for most Universities, a good first degree from a leading university in India or its equivalent is essential. Academic Record and Grade Point Average
Your past academic record is one of the most important deciding factors in getting admission to a college abroad. Most schools require you to have a reasonably good academic record especially for programs and courses offering a master’s or doctoral degree. Each university has its own minimum requirement for its programs, which are flexible depending on the candidate profile.
Universities in each country have their own marking and evaluation systems, which are considerably different from the Indian system. For e.g., U.S. follows the GPA (Grade Point Average) system which are based on 5 points scheme - A,B,C,D & F.
It is advisable not to convert your marks in the Indian system of grading to the American Grade Point Average system or any other system since the conversion may not be accurate. You may attach an explanatory note from your college to indicate your rank in your class and/or university. The letter may also indicate your place as compared to the class and the university average and the number of students in the class and the number of colleges and students in the university. You may also provide any other information or documents that you feel may help you in the admission process.
Standardized Test Scores
Every university has its own minimum requirements and scores with respect to standardized tests. Check out the requirements of the universities and short-list the ones that will accept your scores.
English Proficiency Tests
Fluency in English is mandatory for education abroad whether in U.S., U.K. or any other country. You would be required to take tests like TOEFL, IELTS, TSE or other tests depending on the country, university and program you are applying to. The minimum scores required in these tests vary depending on the college and program. Individual departments and colleges usually set their own minimum requirements for admissions. Other Tests
Different programs and colleges require you to take certain standardized tests for admission and there is a certain minimum that you have to score in those tests to get admitted to those universities. For a management graduate course, you are supposed to take GMAT and similarly for a graduate course in engineering, you are supposed to take GRE. For undergraduate courses, one has to take SAT.
For complete details on various tests, test preparation, reporting additional scores, test charges etc. Financial Aid
Most Indians are concerned about the high cost of education abroad and seek information on opportunities for financial assistance. The expenses for education abroad include tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, transportation etc. This is an important criterion for selecting the courses as well as universities.
It is important to understand that most universities offer financial assistance to international students based primarily on merit and rarely on need. The amount, and type of assistance offered varies based on the university, department and level of study. Assistance of funds is more likely in Graduate studies and less in Undergraduate courses. Similarly, chances of assistance are more in specific countries like U.S.A. and U.K. Also funds are more likely to be available in fields like Engineering, Physical Sciences and Biological sciences, rather than in courses like Humanities, Social Sciences and Management.
For more details on financial aid, types of aid and aid available in various countries, Application Stage (Level III)
Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through in detail for the various requirements and deadlines like the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.
Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :
Schools that seem to match your requirements
Schools that are not suited to your needs
Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories
Eliminate schools in Group 2 and check out in detail again the universities in Group 3. You can try and focus on departments that you would most like to attend and the school rankings in that field. And any special facilities that the school may offer you in that field. Try and make a list of schools on basis of fresh and more specific criteria like :
Objectives of the program and kind of methodology as well as approach
Admission / Entrance requirements
Availability of assistantships and funds in the field of your choice
Profile of students enrolled
Narrow down your list to about 8-10 universities to whom you intend to apply.
Admission Stage (Level IV) Top
Universities usually inform students of their admission decisions well in advance of the beginning term. If you have received admission in more than one university, you will have to decide which one you want to attend. At this stage, you should compare a few objective and mostly more subjective criteria.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an evaluation test conducted by the Education Testing Service Group (ETS) and taken by individuals applying to graduate schools in the U.S. The test is designed to provide graduate schools with common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants.
The GRE General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools.
Introduction to GRE Revised Test.
Introduced on August 1, 2011, the GRE revised General Test features new types of questions that more closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do — and the skills you need to succeed — in today's demanding graduate and business school programs. It is designed to provide a friendlier, more flexible test-taking experience. Get a look at the structure of the computer-based or paper-based GRE revised General Test.
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:
Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
Understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts Featuring new types of questions, the Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skills.
The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:
Understand quantitative information
Interpret and analyze quantitative information
Solve problems using mathematical models.
Apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics.
The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:
Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
Support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
Examine claims and accompanying evidence
Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
Control the elem
All though best in any field will be respected all over the world, below is the order of best courses.
Best Courses across the world:
Construction Engineering & Management
Hotel Management/ Hospitality
Business Studies/ Management
Best courses in Engineering:
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Most undergraduate programs in the US will require you to take the SAT I (we'll simply call it SAT from now on). The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a three-hour multiple-choice standardized examination. It essentially tests your verbal and quantitative skills. The SAT is written and administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Services) under the sponsorship of the College Entrance Examination Board (College Board). Both ETS and the College Board are private non-profit organizations based in the US.
Where do I obtain the Registration Form and the SAT Information Bulletin?
You can collect your free SAT Information Bulletin from the USEFI office located nearest to you. The Information Bulletin will contain the registration form. It will also contain information on the test centres located near you. ETS has appointed several testing agencies worldwide that act as franchisees for ETS. Your information bulletin will contain information on the Testing Agency in your country.
There are three common ways of registering for the SAT.
Mail: Once you've filled up the registration form you can mail it to the:
College Board SAT I
P.O. Box 6200
Princeton NJ 08541-6200
This is mainly for students who are paying the test fee through a draft, or money order or cheque. Or those who have opted for Sunday testing or wish to avail of the Services for Students with Disabilities Program.
Fax: Fill up the registration form and fax it to 001 609 683 1234. You will be required to pay an additional $5 as fee for registration by fax. Note that you will need to possess an international credit card to be able to register through fax.
Online: This is by far the easiest way to register for the SAT. Simply log on to www.sat.org and fill up the registration form online. You will be required to provide your credit card number.
What is the format of the SAT?
There are 7 sections on the SAT. Here is the break up of those 7 sections:
Two 30-minute verbal sections
Two 30-minute math sections
One 15-minute verbal section
One 15-minute math section
One 30-minute math/verbal section (experimental)
As you may have seen, there will be one 30-minute math/verbal section, which will be experimental. This means that you will not be scored on this section. ETS uses these questions for its own research. However, it is difficult to understand which section is the experimental section, while you're taking the test. Therefore, it is suggested that you put in your best on all sections.
You may expect 3 types of questions on the verbal sections:
Sentence completion questions (19 questions)
Analogy questions (19 questions)
Critical reading questions (40 questions)
Total number of questions will be 78.
What will there be in the math section?
You may expect 3 types of questions on the math sections:
Regular multiple-choice math (35 questions)
Quantitative comparisons (15 questions)
Grid-ins (10 questions)
Total number of questions will be 60.
The SAT I is on a total score of 1600. There are 800 points in the math section and 800 in the English section.
Around four to five weeks after you take the SAT, ETS will send you your score report which will contain both your verbal and math score. Scores will be reported on a scale running between 200-800 points for each of the two sections. A score of 500 on any section is accepted as an average score.
SAT scores are always in multiples of 10. This means that your score will always have 0 at the end, for instance, 1100 or 1210 and not 1101 or 1211.
Your score report will also mention your percentile score. A percentile score tells you how well you did in relation to others taking the SAT. For instance, if percentile score is 78 it means that you fared better than 78% of the students who took that SAT.
How important is the SAT?
Your SAT score is an important part of the application process. Many colleges and universities will lay serious emphasis on your SAT score. However, it is not the most important thing also. Many universities lay considerable emphasis on factors like academic records, co-curricular activities, special interests and talents, the recommendation letters, essays, GPA etc.
Therefore, while it is advisable to put in your best effort in preparing for the SAT, you need not feel too disheartened if you don't score too well. You can make a strong application file by working on the other aspects of the application process as well.
How to Crack the SAT?
You must remember that no matter what anyone says, the SAT is not a measure of your intelligence. Most people tend to take it as that and think that a score of 800/800 means that the student is highly intelligent while a low score indicates that the student is not intelligent. This is not true. It is possible to do well on the SAT by adopting a systematic approach and practicing consistently.
To crack the SAT and do well on it, you don't actually need to work very hard but you must learn to work smartly. By organizing your study schedule and adopting certain techniques, almost anyone can do well on the SAT. So cheer up, take heart and start preparing and planning from today!
Reporting your SAT score
The Registration Bulletin, containing the Test Scheduling Form will allow you to list four universities where your SAT scores will be sent directly. The charges for this are included in the registration fee itself. If you would like to report your score to additional universities you will be required to pay $6.50 per university.
Canceling your SAT score:
There is a provision for you to cancel your SAT score. If you feel that you have done horribly on the test and that your score will be exceptionally low, you may cancel your score, at the test center itself, by requesting for a test score cancellation form. Remember you cannot get a part of your score cancelled. If you wish to cancel, your entire test score will be cancelled.
It is advisable not to cancel your test scores. For one, many test takers feel they've done miserably, when in reality they've done well. Besides, you will receive your percentile scores as well. So even if the test is harder than usual remember the scores of others will be low as well. A note of caution, never cancel your score on the same day as the test. This is because you're most likely to be extra nervous on the day of the exam and you don't want a hasty step to make you regret later. Take a day or two, consult your guidance counselor or anybody you can rely on and then decide.
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With our footing as strong and deep as a decade in the overseas education industry, we’re still the same committed set of individuals striving for excellence in recruiting students to overseas universities, if not increasing.
We boast in the self evolved pride of being associated with more than 600 universities round the world, where our students are scaling new heights and conquering pinnacle positions.
Our agenda is to propagate overseas education by rigorously promoting the concept by conducting overseas education awareness seminars, spot admissions in collaboration with numerous universities, all round personality development workshops, and also career related programs to educate and empower the students to let them unveil the hidden potential in them.
“History fails has no clues in giving one example who had defeated in spite of putting 100 percentile of their commitment”
“Common people wait for the time to come. Winners will first create an opportunity and convert into a success with their wit.”
Let me start the SOP with my self-introduction. Myself XXXX, planning to pursue Masters in Computer Sciences from your University.
I am from an environment which is a perfect mix and match of village, town, and a city. People here are kind-hearted and are of helping nature.
I consider myself as an above average or even a brilliant student when it comes to academics. I have achieved 71% in my SSC exams which is a start up to my career. My wish to continue the same progress throughout my career has taken a shape in my intermediate education. Many thought that my decision of taking Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as my majors is just a casual decision. But with my sincerity I scored a dashing 90% which has proved that “I was not futile, but outrageous”. I carried out the same characteristic in my under graduation also.
My groundwork to select the course and College started from here itself. With my interest in my Sciences and Mathematics I have shown interest in Electricals and Electronics. Also my seniors gave an opinion that this field is having multiple opportunities for further studies and for the career opportunities. Finally, I decided that this group is a win-win situation.
I had my foot in Electrical Engineering. From the day one, I maintained the same graph till the end of my under graduation. The various concepts like current, voltage, circuits, and different theorems had dragged the real out of me. But all that hard input became light when I scored 78% in my Undergraduate exams. I jumped into jubilance after my results. Even my project work in final year had won accolades all over the college.
I am very confident and my marks will tell you this. The school and colleges I have studied contributed a lot in my effective communication skills. I am innovative and different in my ideas and also the way I execute it. I always try to keep and maintain a good relationship with others. I believe others very quickly. This is my strength and weakness as well.
“When a man is tired of USA, he is tired of life”.
I am one of those who dreamt of having higher studies in USA. USA is a land of quality universities and a treasure of opportunities, those are looking for. Doing higher studies over there is my childhood fascination. And it all happened so that the university I want to pursue Masters (your University) is also in USA. I am very lucky for that.
Also the technical and social advancements of the country mould you as a better human being with a treasure of wide knowledge and help you for self-growth.
I am very inquisitive about computers. This inquisitiveness came during my under graduation, when I registered for the crash courses like C, C++ and the basics of Java.
After my graduation, doing higher studies became inevitable for me. Then I thought, instead of going with the tide and pursue some course which the time will decide, let me decide my own fate. With this clarity, I decided to pursue Masters in Computers.
Also the opportunities for a Computers Graduate are more compare to other graduates.
“The field of Computers is Immortal. “
“Ordinary people strive for living hood and geniuses strive to provide it for others also”. This is the way I look at life. In my perspective, the education you pursue and the job you do should help the needy in some way or the other. In my nearer future, I want to be in a good position by establishing my own firm and generate employment for others. Thus it will be a two way beneficial. If I will be able to do that I will become a role model for at least a few.
Watching movies is my hobby and my source of recreation. I watch light weight movies and language is not a bar. I love unwinding with friends for a shopping. Often on I also play indoor games, whenever I got time.
I don’t think, for a girl, no other person stood first as an idol rather than her own father and I am no more an exception. He is very industrious, focused, and a hard worker. His broader thinking sense is the reason behind my achievements so far. Next to my father, I love Rajini kanth very much. The way he manages larger than life image is unbelievable. He is very sober and down to earth.
When I was searching for your University online, I couldn’t found a reason to hesitate to apply. By the testimonials I understood that the fact that the University has produced many scholars, entrepreneurs, Engineers and doctors worldwide. The two-hour long visit of your website has shot all my doubts.
I was aware of the fact that having a spectacular academic background will help me to understand the topics better, but to excel it I had to sweat a lot. I am ready to give my two year of time for that, if I got the admission at your University.
I think I justified my reasons for all above and the remaining I can do is to wait for your call.
Sample SOP 2
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too”
Hi, my name is XXXX. I want to pursue Masters in Communications from your University. Through this Application Essay, I want to give you the list of my academics, personal background, qualities, my source of inspiration, and objectives for Graduate Study. I am well prepared personally and academically. I hope this statement of purpose helps me to get an admission at your University. Academics
I did my schooling at Board of Secondary Education, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. I scored 67% in my SSC examinations. Then I joined Intermediate with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as my majors. There my lecturers supported me much and left me some valuable points that has changed my life. I finished my intermediate on time with 78% in my Intermediate examinations.
Then I joined my Graduate studies with Electronics and Communications as my majors. Our college is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU). Initially I have taken it lightly, but after that I gradually became serious, loved it, and enjoyed it much. I really dug a lot to get into the path. It is here my dream of pursuing a career in Communications has started. I am able to finish my graduation in a timely fashion with 67% in my Under Graduate examinations. Professional Experience
After Graduation, I got an offer in WIPRO as a system administrator. From the past three years I have been working as a system administrator. Currently I am working for Nestle Project from past 10 Months. Technical Skillset
My technical skillset includes operating systems of IBM AIX, Solaris10 (UNIX), Virtualization Technology of LPAR (Logical Partition), Clustering of HACMP (High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing), and Storage of Hitachi EMC CAN. My remaining skills are as below:
Installation & Configuration of IBM/AIX Operating System Servers
Installation and maintenance of fix, file sets and packages
Knowledge on boot process
Working knowledge of AIX Logical Volume Manager
Creation and managing JFS/JFS2 file systems
Mirroring and Un-mirroring of root volume group and normal volume groups
Export and Import of non-root volume groups
Migration of Logical volumes across PV's within the VG.
Working knowledge of Object data manager (ODM)
Backup and restore of volume group and file systems
Alternate disk installation through cloning
Implementation of split copy and snapshot on file systems
Managing paging spaces
Using performance monitoring tools like iostat, vmstat, netstat, topas and nmon.
Knowledge on RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 1+0, RAID5 levels
Knowledge in network services like Telnet, FTP, and NFS
Scheduling periodic, future jobs using crontab
NIM server installation and configuration
Configuring and maintaining server and client LPARS
Implementing DLPAR operations
Configuring DUAL VIOS
Configuring SEA failover scenario in Dual VIOS
Knowledge on Integrated Virtual Manager (IVM)
Firmware up gradation of IBM Server
Up gradation of HMC
Configuring of partition network through IVE(LHEA)
User management in HMC
Scheduling operations on server and partitions
Error management and control in HMC
Backup and restore of partition profiles
Installation of HACMP packages on Nodes
Configuring resources and resource group
Configuring IP’s and Non-IP on nodes
Configuring concurrent capable shared disk for Nodes
Fall over and fallback policies
Synchronizing and enabling cluster configuration
Qualities and strengths
Coming to my qualities, I am a collegial person. I am nice and co-operative with all. My strengths are my creativeness and enthusiasm in learning new applications with good participation. I am able to work independently with minimal supervision. I am flexible and versatile to adapt to any new environment, work on any project with positive attitude.
At the same time I am not a student who concentrates only on the studies. I have reasonable space for extracurricular activities in my resume and in personal life as well. I have participated almost in each and every activity those are conducted in my school and colleges. I got medals, awards, and certificates to my credit.
The diversity of people helps me to develop my thinking ability from nationalism to Internationalism. The nation had its restlessness journey towards excellence since decades. This helps me to become goal-oriented. Also I can fulfill my "Dollar Dreams". Inspiration
Thomas Alva Edison is my Inspiration. His famous quote of "Genius is one percent Inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration" inspires me hundred percent. His inventions are world renowned including electric bulb, which welcomes a new era. Goals
My goal is to secure a position in a good organization that will allow me to utilize my abilities and provide a consistently positive atmosphere to learn new technologies and implement them for the growth and development of the organization. I always want to grow with the Organization. Why Course?
After a lot of introspection I have opted Communications for my Masters. I thought this field is significant enough to spend my whole life doing research. In fact this field is a discovery to me. I have not entered this field with that connection in mind. But now I had my hook. Why University?
My desire to become a successful professional in the field of Communications is actually rotting my brain. My Passionate towards it and your excellent teaching foundation has finally forced me to apply for your University.
I hope my proudest accomplishments alongside my fondest hopes and dreams will help me to get admission at your University. I am sure that I will be your best pick.
Sample SOP 3
Management Information System
My father, my ideal, signified at an early age to me that the pursuit of excellence is the greatest noble act one can do and this has come to stay with me in all my accomplishments so far. Through him I came to know that successful individuals are neither overwhelmed by adversity, nor back away from challenges. I took up all the challenges that life had to offer and completed my matriculation with 89.5%, and went on to take up Inter. I cleared the same with a score of 93.2% and then joined the graduation course with lot of dreams and goals and the resultant assignments. Such good results and the urge to achieve, and the desire to prove myself among the talented students of science guided my cherished ambition. At present I want to pursue Management Information System (MIS) which inspires me to surge ahead and earn a name for my work.
My academic performance, a scientific approach in life, hard work, and determination to succeed added to my confidence.
PAPERS AND PUBLICATION
I have actively participated in seminars and lab work. Being the representative I performed experiments with a great sense of responsibility. Team leading, newer challenges by the day, course work and my own initiatives provided an opportunity to gain an insight in conducting, planning and executing many experiments.
I have publications to my credit and was the main author for Design Development and Characterization of Oro-Dispersible Films of Granisetran Hydrochloride. I along with Dr. Sai Kishore co authored "Fast Dissolving Tablets of Ibuprofen " and have submitted three review papers of which I was the main author for " Direct compression - an overview " and also " Modification of Chitosan; use in Nano particulate Dry Delivery System", and another one along with B.Teja on Nano sponges in New Technology. I had the honor to participate in National Seminars at NIPER, Chennai and Guntur. I have completed a Project on Solid Lipid Nano Particles of Chlonazepam---Targeting for Brain in M. Pharmacy
Information technology is a further step to mankind.
From the past few decades, the capabilities of both generation and collection of data has been increasing in great pace. The main factors include the computerization in all the sectors such as business, science, government and management. In addition to these, the World Wide Web which is a global information system has loaded us with a tremendous amount of data and information. The present scenario of online banking transactions is a good example of the need of secure and convenient information system. This explosive growth in stored data has generated an urgent need for new techniques and tools that can intelligently assist us in the management of data and information. So, defining new methods and utilizing the present tools of managing information system in a more efficient way could be a flourishing frontier in the information field for the days ahead. Beside we should not forget: The need is great in the future.
The present world is surrounded by the data and information field. On one hand, these data present the potential for us to discover useful information and knowledge not seen before. On the other hand, we are limited in our ability to manually process large amounts of data to discover useful information and knowledge. So, the need of better tools and application as well as the reliable methods of utilizing the data and information is the eminent necessity of not only today's world but the future also. The real-time processing and analysis of various data and information should be realized. There should be a constant evaluation of the system indicating relatively strong work handling capacity and expansion capacity; useful for optimization, reduction of management risks, and improvement of information efficiency.
I am dedicated, involved and sincere, and well equipped to meet your high standards. I want to have the energy, enthusiasm and plan to work hard and just be the same academics loving person, in all the future years of my life. Pursuit of knowledge has always been a cherished obsession and a dominating influence for me. Being the representative gave me a sense of responsibility. I won several prizes in Debate, Essay writing competitions held at university level. I won First Prize in Probiotics in 2011. I also participated in Blood Donation Camps and was a part of free supply of medicine to the poor and needy. My participation in seminars and in National Pharmacy Week helped me to explore the future prospects of pharmaceutics. I aim to be a Talent who is a standard bearer for practice and research in Pharmaceutics, having a passion for excellence. My long term goal is to develop and implement innovations in Pharmaceutics that have significant impact on the quality of future patients.
One has to consider the opportunities USA provides:
A world-class higher education system that attracts talented people from across the globe,
An environment of risk-taking and innovation, that enables the development of products and services which improve the society,
A spirit of mentorship,
It gives opportunity to learn, research, innovate, and try in a given field,
USA is truly a society of meritocracy, irrespective of age, family name, color or gender. All are judged on their potential and skills alone.
It is as much a land of immigrants as it is the land of opportunity.
The University has World-class faculty, where Groundbreaking research is undertaken providing boundless future. The student community is diverse and vibrant. It has earned a reputation for academic and research excellence. Its programs have a positive impact on the world. Here talented students receive generous direct support. The benefit package is competitive and is America’s best. Students are able to acquire a one of a kind education here.
I seek to study at a place where the faculty pioneers patient care concepts, which redefine pharmacy practice, where far-reaching initiatives are taken in new medication therapies, where research discoveries are felt in laboratories around the globe. It must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, and disseminate new knowledge. I find that your place meets these criteria and this is the reason and basis of my preference.
The University faculty provides Cutting-edge research to gain expertise in drug design, drug delivery, and medication therapy management. Learning from those who serve on national committees and boards, which influence the direction of research and healthcare policy will be a great boost for me. They strive continuously to implement new ways to improve the health of the people.
I figured that once a student is admitted to the College, he is assigned an individual academic advisor who help in planning schedules and must approve the courses which each student selects. They also advise on electives and assist in determining the best schedule. The advisor has a say in academic or personal problems, and is considered a personal friend. He is interested and experienced to give help.
Your university shows the way and answers my dreams. It is exemplary, having an image of excellence. It is a fountain of knowledge, and a perennial source of inspiration, making it a dynamic and ideal place to study. It qualifies to be a center of taking the best of talented students who wish to undertake research to surmount various difficulties in formulation of new chemical entities and aim at giving the best results. Based on my knowledge, skills, background and the academic record so far, my admission into your esteemed institution is a boon for my career.
I aspire that your university will help me to translate these dreams into reality hope that I will receive a nod for MIS, with a possible financial assistance. The goal is to achieve excellence and to contribute to the body of knowledge. I aim to master latest techniques, become creative and develop an innovative style of thinking.
I eagerly look forward for being a privileged member of your academic community. If given the opportunity, I would sincerely work with dedication, and give my best to make substantial contribution in my field. I will live up to high standards expected of me. In conclusion I look forward to undertake a new journey of discovery, of challenges, and of guided achievement in the service of the humanity.
Sample SOP 4
I was born and brought up in Hyderabad, which is a metropolitan city, and a state capital. I was attracted to the rich culture and tradition of my state and country. My city assimilates different cultures. It is known as a residence from People from all over the world and for its rich cultural heritage, religious togetherness, brotherhood and celebration of festivals. Hence it is called a “Happening Hyderabad”. This gave me an ample opportunity to get the right exposure to different traditions and cultures. And I am proud to mention that Hyderabad was chosen for conducting the prestigious Conference of Parties (COP) on Biodiversity.
I finished my schooling from _____. Public School, Hyderabad, one of the elite schools in India accredited to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Right from kindergarten English was the medium of instruction and this has added to my English language proficiency. During school days I was fascinated by technology especially with electronic gadgets like mobiles and laptops. I always wondered how they function. This led me to take up Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry as majors in Intermediate. Later I was motivated to take up the subject of Electronics and Communication Engineering at the undergraduate level. I sincerely believe that electronics has a solution for every problem in this world. We have come a long way from an age of no electrical power to the present age of Smart Phones. With the emerging technology of Embedded Systems and VLSI it’s no wonder that the world will be automated in the near future. Therefore I believe that Electronics has the power to revolutionize the world. I decided that Electronics is going to be my field of study. This has led me to choose Electronics and Communications Engineering as my undergraduate major. Since then, I started looking at the world from different perspective and my profound interest in electronics led to my success in my academics during my undergraduate study.
My academic profile shows outstanding grades where I secured __% in my 10th Standard and my intermediate with __%.
During my Undergraduate Study I faced many challenges boldly because of the strong foundation laid in my school. I witnessed a drastic change in my attitude. During the next four years I spent studying the principles and concepts of Science and Technology. I had the opportunity to study many course subjects with applications like the Electromagnetic fields and Transmission lines, Control systems, Electrical measurements, Linear Integrated Circuits, Pulse and digital circuits, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, Micro processors& Micro Controllers, Digital Circuits and Microwave Engineering. I was ranked as one of the consistent performers in my department. I was among the top ten rankers of my class.
As a result of my dedication and hard work I was awarded many merit and participation certificates. I received many appreciation certificates. I coordinated a seminar on robotics in our college. I submitted a presentation on Biometrics and career treatment through Nano technology.
As a part of my final year academic project I designed and implemented Bus controllers of AMBA 2.0 compatible using APB-UART control VLSI Software. I completed one Mini Project also in Intelligent Lighting System for Automobiles.
I have a set of qualities like great communication skills, studying hard to the point of perfection, easy to approach which mark my life. I am jovial by nature and believe in time management in a big way.
I learnt qualities like sacrifice and having vision from my father. My uncle who is a well settled and proud Software Engineer is my inspiration. Masters in Electronics is my dream course because it is my long cherished goal, quenching my innovative thirst. The reason for doing Masters in Electronics is its ever rising popularity and appeal which has appealed me.
With a robust foundation in Electronics and Communication Engineering I now like to expand my study and improve my knowledge and contribute to the field of Electrical Engineering. With my dedication and hard work I want to complete my Master’s in Electrical Engineering. I feel that your University is the right place for me to continue my study because of its course curriculum, world-class faculty and top infrastructure. The course subject offered at your university interests me immensely and meets my expectations and aptitude. I feel that obtaining admission in your university would definitely help me in acquiring skills and knowledge required to make my dreams come true.
Why USA? USA is a powerful center of learning and students are able to utilize its rich resources. Being a well educated country, its universities provide the best infrastructure facilities which can be regarded to be the best for overseas students.
My goal is to design and develop highly powerful gadgets in India to gain its rightful place in the world and make my country a competitor to USA in all respects.
In conclusion, I would like to say that Electronics has grown into a passion for me and I want to expand my knowledge in this field. I therefore wish to pursue my MS degree from your university and improve my career prospects. I am fully aware that your curriculum requires that I summon all my resources and I especially thank you for the opportunity given me to express about myself.
Sample SOP 5
Information Systems Management
There is an old paradigm that says, "To stay where you are, keep running". Today I realize how true it is because unless we keep track of the changes and advances being made we will be considered pariah. As I stand at the threshold of completing my undergraduate study, after carefully contemplating the various career options open to me I have decided to go in for graduate study that calls for personal commitment in fulfilling the crafts of independent research and dedicated involvement. In turn, I shall get intellectual satisfaction and gratification of becoming a contributor of knowledge with research, and the greater personal rewards of memory and discovery. Now, on the verge of completion of my Under-Graduate Studies, I realize that my present knowledge would not suffice. I feel that unless one is erudite in his field, one cannot be fully satisfied.
I also feel that “Every person is born with an innate flair, the moment your realize it you become a great person”. It was at high school that my fascination for electronic gadgets coupled with a desire to be a skilled programmer, prompted me to choose Electronics and Communication as the major for my Bachelor’s Degree.
I was not happy with just understanding a phenomenon, but wanted a real time experience. This interest in logical and computational thinking led me to take up Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as my major subjects at the Pre-University level after completing my Schooling with 90%. I completed my pre-University education with 88%.
For my under graduate studies, I have opted for “ Electrical and Communications Engineering” in MVSR College of Technology, where I find my diligent study has brought home to me very strongly, that there is still a vast field that I must explore and master to achieve my goal of being the best. The economic technological liberalization that is taking place in India would ensure that I would be able to use my expertise, to make my country a leader in the area of Information Science and Technology. My expertise in engineering subjects imbibed in me, an interest to pursue further education in this field.
During my undergraduate studies, I realized that the curriculum was exhaustive. It provided an in-depth theoretical background of every subject, but that was not enough for me. I needed a program that would help me to acquire a higher level of knowledge, leadership skills and problem solving ability to tackle the most diverse and complex problems. I realize that a Masters degree in Information Systems Management will enrich me by transforming me into a complete professional and providing me with the raw materials necessary to get a winning edge over others.
The answer to Management Information Systems was a Graduate Program in Information Systems. The advent of applications like high-speed transfer of images, video telephony and teleconferencing, coupled with the availability of extremely fast processing elements, has virtually led to an information explosion.
Hence development of such highly efficient computer systems to manage large volumes of data is extremely crucial for intelligent decision-making.
During my undergraduate course, I was exposed to various subjects that lead me to do my final year project work in PCB fabrication.
Hobby Kit : Touch Control Musical Bell
Mini Project: Mobile tracker circuit (Digital communications)
It is about the tracking of mobile when the mobile is lost
Work Site: MVSR Engineering College.
MAJOR PROJECT: RFID based Library Automation System.
It is about the easy use of selecting books by the students with the help of RFID tags and its tag detector
Work Site: CMC Academy, Dilshuknagar.
I was provided with the best of the guidance to help me grow as an individual. My hobbies include reading books, playing football, writing stories, organizing social activities and events, playing chess, short film making, photography, painting, coin and stamp collection, listening to music, and travelling.
Interests and Achievements
My winnings like 3rd Prize in AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHEMISTRY QUIZ, 2nd prize in CVR COLLEGE’S Cinematics Fest 2012, and Diploma Degree in Computer Applications has inspired me to pursue something that had a blend of discipline and Information Systems.
I have acquired the technical skills needed like C language, Assembly language programming of 8086 microprocessor and 8051 micro controller, and VHDL. I am very much familiar with Ms Office, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver, and Web Designing. I am good at operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 7, and Vista.
I have attended these Workshops:
ROBOTICS Workshop conducted by ROBOSAPIENS India association with IIT BOMBAY -10
Personal interview and group discussion competition Conducted by The T.I.M.E management at the C.B.I.T college of Engineering 2011
Completed Course in Programming of C and C++, and Hardware and Networking at the Orbit consultancy Services.
I have Completed Courses in Ramakrishna Math.
My extracurricular activities including NCC cadet during the school days, volunteer in HSCO N.G.O, participating in events like paper presentation, fun events, and Robotics competition, organizing events in college.
The essence of university education lies in the success of long and rewarding relationship between the student and his department. Your university is a confluence of people from varied culture, nationality, religion, race and ideology. I am sure that my exposure to diverse influences would aid in the overall development of my personality and help me broaden my concept from nationalism to internationalism. With research options available here, I am confident that I will have the opportunity to work professionally and take up research-work meaningfully.
The hours of hard work that I put into excel in my education not only made me realize the beauty of attaining knowledge but also gave me the perseverance to look beyond and extend my boundaries, the time I have spent has only given me a brief glimpse of the vastness of knowledge, what I have seen has only aroused my curiosity and eagerness to explore the depths. I know that my goals are not mere wishes and I am aware that the path I am choosing is not a smooth horse ride. I understand that I have to put in painstaking hard work and compete with best in the world to achieve my goals. I am thoroughly prepared for it. To sum it up, I am prepared to go an “extra mile”-both figuratively and literally-add value to my qualification to realize my goals, I know that the competition is going to be tough but as it has been amply said.
“Life’s battle does not always go to the stronger man, Sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can?”
Finally I look forward for my admission into the Masters in Management Information Systems (MS in MIS) program of your esteemed university.
Sample SOP 6
In the words of Adlai E. Stevenson "If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us." I grew up in a challenging atmosphere and was engaged in lots of activities. I had been motivated to succeed academically and developed strong likeness for mathematics, physics and technical designing. I decided that my future career would be in a Master’s degree Mechanical Designing.
SCHOOL AND COLLEGE EDUCATION:
I have excelled in Academics in every step of my education. In my secondary education (10th grade equivalent) I secured 76%, and then in the Intermediate public examination (12th grade equivalent), I secured 79.4%. In B. Tech I have secured an aggregate of -----. My teachers were a huge influence and because of them I made the grade and developed the confidence to become an ideal student. Now I wish to carry their ideals forward in becoming a good overseas student.
I have thorough knowledge of windows xp vista.
I have participated in 10,000 meter run.
I have participated in inter school and college competitions as captain in Volley Ball.
I have participated in paper presentations in other colleges.
I represented our collage volley ball team in 2012 and played in many collage zonal matches.
I have done a project at a research center on “Hydraulic actuation system in missile Prithvi”, which is certified by scientists. Besides that I have another project entitled ' Fabrications of high way wind turbine by recycle parts’ to my credit, which uses highway wind emanating from the speed of a vehicle; and works on velocity current produced by the wind turbine. It generates current in the small scale which can be put to use for high way lights or for maintaining signals.
Painting and design have been a passion with me and I am keen to build upon them and prepare a schedule for myself where all my talents will be put to good use. I have an aptitude for automobiles. The program is committed to exhibiting the highest professional and ethical standards, addressing my academic needs. It provides ideal education and encourages participation in a big way. The program is also dedicated to pursuing scholarly activities.
My sister, who stays there in Pennsylvania and is an IT Software Engineer, is a source of inspiration. I am interested in politics and the current affairs.
The university creates Management and Leadership qualities necessary to advance careers and expand their career options. It broadens and deepens the skill-set helping to make informed decisions based on this knowledge.
Jovial by nature I possess sportsman spirit in abundance and have a zeal to succeed in life in a big way. I believe that a good physique is necessary to house a fresh and energetic mind. I am very expressive about new things and my opinions. I also have Leadership qualities. I am very confident and flexible kind of person will react according to the situation demand.
It offers the best in education and is shaped by immigrants and revolutionists. USA is a success story in many walks of life. It is an American tradition to excel, and be the best in the world. I feel I can imbibe this spirit. I wish to be an overseas student and chase my dream of being an expert in mechanical designing.
My parents have inspired me and shaped my career and I want to provide them the best of the convenience that this world offers. An overseas degree and the resultant good placement would help me to work in that direction and achieve the desired result.
I gather that your university is ideal and appropriate for me and have also found that the graduate program suits my needs and answers my requirements perfectly. Considering the pioneering work going on in your department in this field of my interest, it is an ideal choice for an exciting career. I believe that enrollment at your university will satiate my thirst for subject and provide an opportunity to scale new peaks of success.
Sample SOP 7
Learning is not compulsory…neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming
I am a live wire and am good at mathematics, sciences, and have a passion for business and economics. Inheriting the traits of innovation, and possessing vision and a desire to progress have been a part of my personality. I had a good career and completed matriculation in 2007 with 86%, in CBSE, and secured 76% in Intermediate in 2009. With improved skills and knowledge of the world on the rise I completed Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in 2013 with 61 %. My bent of mind is towards Analyses and Management and my aim is to look for better and radiant vision in Engineering Management. As a student I have focused and concentrated on Management. In my Final year I had a chance to study great and challenging subjects like Product Design, Process Planning, MIS, Operation Research and these introduced me to receiving modern trends and enhanced my curiosity in a big way. I seek first-hand knowledge and skills which are directly applicable to the workplace.
I want to develop the skills during the course which will make me attractive to a range of employers in management consultancy. At present I possess Technical expertise, Numeracy and data analysis, IT skills, and General research skills. They are helpful in preparation for a management position within the engineering sector as I am adept in Self-management, planning, meeting deadlines, and have a very professional way of communication. I am a great believer in Team work and most of my success is the result of being a vibrant member of the team. My Leadership and Problem-solving skills help me to identify causes, trends and patterns and impart knowledge of current global trends in a big way.
I am multi dimensional and aspire to utilize much of it in projecting the best that is expected and reach the pinnacle of glory overseas. My stay at Mauritius exposed me to international atmosphere and inculcated the habit of wining with best possible results. I was a winner and continue to remain so in future also.
I am also associated with an NGO which commenced its operations this year. I want to give the best possible direction to charity and developmental cause. It is a challenge but I have confidence in my spirits and efforts and would emerge successful in doing a lot for the poor and the aged.
Degree in engineering management is modern, and fits the dreams that I have seen for so many years. It has a core management curriculum and offers engineers a tech-savvy alternative to an MBA, addressing complex business problems and arriving at innovative solutions. It prepares engineering graduates to become industry leaders in future and helps to build a business foundation.
With focus on management of innovation, technology and operations it develops entrepreneurship, leadership, negotiation and communication skills, which I already possess and aim to hone further. It offers students the technical expertise and business acumen.
The comprehensive program combines the hard and the soft skills. It teaches one to connect the dots and shows the intensity of the problem. It enables leveraging the technology and provides the insights that will help the student to arrive at a proper decision. This program generates academic energy and passion perfectly and enhances my engineering knowledge. It offers opportunities for team projects, and diverse backgrounds to make me successful. The world faces the challenges of global level sustenance, health, and environmental protection and there is a great need to integrate technical and business skills to solve them.
Skilled engineers who understand the essential principles of business have a competitive advantage. From the data I have gathered Engineering Management Program of your University meets my career demands and integrate business, law, engineering and management. This program is a combination of engineering and business. It gives the benefits of more influence, bigger job responsibility, high salary, and smooth career advancement and provides me to have a well-rounded personality and become a vibrant part of the professional workforce. It offers a great learning experience, a robust analytical and problem solving curriculum, innovation in technology and depth in technical topics.
It enables me to develop practical business skills. The interaction with varied fellow students with different cultural backgrounds, technical training, and work experience is rich and valuable. It oversees the management of engineering and technology including: technology policy development, technology assessment, technology transfer, research, development, design, evaluation, production, commissioning, or decommissioning of technical, electrical or electronic equipment/systems and allied activities.
USA provides the best possible academic life and as my life depends on academics I feel it is ideal for me. I am at home with the atmosphere and usage of English. It facilitates improvements in technology and equips me with the knowledge of integrating technology with business to know the viability of a product. It makes the student a techno-manager and gives a global outlook. Interaction with students and faculty and a vibrant atmosphere make for great learning. It offers programs perfectly combining cutting-edge engineering courses with modern business practices and opens a new world of opportunities. It is flexible and provides considerable scope for career opportunities. It enables the student to seek employment in business and commercial fields.
QUALITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
I am mindful of my rights and duties and am hugely interested in performing noble deeds with a desire to fight for justice and fairness. I exhibited leadership qualities early and never want to back down when faced with challenges obstacles and hurdles and this never say die spirit has kept me ahead of others on many occasions. I have the ability to understand both complex technological processes and the art of management which are the requirements of today and are increasingly sought after by the industrial world. I am interested in the technical and problem-solving aspects of both engineering and management.
I have won laurels in various capacities and a many certificates at all levels to prove my credentials and talents. Prominent among them were my contribution to Help age India. I pursued various interests like Painting, participating in Drama and Quiz, preparing Engineering Models, serving as a delegate in International Children Film Festival 2005, participating in Marathons, Games, Wrestling and Cricket, and was also a delegate to the Science Congress. I hosted events at the College.
I presented Papers on Mechanical Engineering and won the First Prize in Mechatron in 2012. Further my quest took me to Auto Factory 2012 and I participated in a workshop on Engine Design of Cars. I was the Event Organizer of E-week India which is an entrepreneur awareness campaign co hosted by National Entrepreneurship Network and Wadhwani Foundation.
I was also involved in Hotel Management, Advertisement, and installation of software and Security System and Hoardings on a big scale.
I also won First Prize at District Project based on Eco friendly Plastic Fuel at National Science Congress.
I am Client Relation Manager with AIESEC which is the largest student body in the world. It provides a platform for leadership and growth among youths and facilitates student exchange. I developed a database for them and provided students with matching skills after due convincing and interviews. I attended their National Strategic Conference in 2011 for planning the future.
I have worked with teams and me deadlines also. In this I was entrusted the task of imparting organization and business skills and make them understand their priorities and have proper coordination.
I participated in Young Change Makers Conclave in 2012 hosted by United Nations Information Center and US Consulate.
Sample SOP 8
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide.
Technologies close to the realms of science fiction; ideas that were impossible to achieve in the years to come; questions that inadvertently resulted in complicated solutions, aroused the curiosity in me and motivated to explore the boundaries of imagination. The spark of taking up new challenges had ignited in me, and led me sub-consciously to seek answers. Never disheartened or discouraged of failures, I envisioned plans for a great future. In order to march into a future I needed vigour and a desire to excel, through theoretical study and practical experience. I possess sufficient drive and impetus to create a technologically advanced tomorrow by offering my share through the medium of graduate studies.
Growing up as a child in business family, I spend much time to observe and assimilate the nuances of business. I realized a craving to learn the processes involved, and was introduced to the fundamentals of Managerial Economics and Financial Analysis and I took keen interest in gathering an insight into all the issues associated with the business.
Pursuing Engineering, I aspired to gain practical exposure in Biotechnology and took up research in projects titled “Insilico analysis of dipeptidyl peptidase -4 inhibitors” and “Process and Quality Analysis of Carlsberg Beer”. I was curious about the Marketing and Production strategies involved, and this resulted in a decision to undertake Management Studies.
The knowledge from books and practical experience that I have gained is meagre and fragmentary. I realized that I was languishing on the shores and not venturing into the vast ocean of Management Studies, where my perennial thirst for a vast knowledge would be quenched. Creating effective, ethical and efficient methods in business by using the modern technology is my goal now.
The Australian Universities are known to successfully combine traditional values of excellence in teaching and research, and challenge conventional practices to produce new ways of developing courses. Students learn to play a vital role and go places after completion of a course. Moreover they have state-of-the art libraries. The urbaneness of the people and the weather are the added features that catch the eye of a foreign student, and improve the quality of stay.
These motives combined with objectives, passions and dreams close to my heart, directed me to choose Central Queensland University, for my Fundamental Research. I am confident of meeting the requirements of the University, and also possess the right attitude and aspiration, towards education and research. The Master's program at this university will enable me to acquire expertise and kindle the flame in me to warm towards the relentless pursuit of knowledge and skill. I am looking forward towards an opportunity, and call of the future, and a journey to a new shore, Australia.
Letter of Recommendation
I am lettering this with pleasure to give my highest recommendation possible for XXXX who was our student in Bachelor of Commerce from 2012 batch, where I'm the principal. I have known him for three years. During this period, XXXX has shown exceptional qualities both in academic results and in the social life as well.
The first time I noticed XXXX, was when he represented our school, in a cultural fest; with his talent he made all of us proud of him. After that, his name has started become buzz among all the teachers and students, irrespective of his class and course.
All his teachers witnessed his leadership potential, seriousness, and sense of responsibility. They have confirmed that XXXX has all the qualities that a leader should possess and has shown skills in all aspects for three consecutive years. He is the most brilliant and kind hearted amongst all students that I have encountered till date. XXXX is known of his lofty ambitions and intellectual acumen. He feels responsible to his work and can handle the pressure of deadlines very well.
XXXX always used to explore and learn new things and is open to interact with people. He is a good listener and has good oral and writing skills. He has the ability to understand peers and assist accordingly. His strengths are his debating skills and his positive attitude.
XXXX used to civically engage in activities. He likes and cares about helping others and sharing his experience with them. With an outstanding intellectual ability and strong leadership qualities, Mr. XXXX has led his classes in numerous subjects as well as in other extracurricular events successfully.
Mr. XXXX is very keen on advertising; In addition to that, Yogesh could find time to practice sport, he's a good Basketball player and a dancer.
In summary, I strongly believe that his intellectual ability, perseverance, and enthusiasm for working are qualities that should help him well in his future. He is undoubtedly a good student and has the potential for great success at the college level.
To become a successful professional in the fields of Embedded Systems, Chip Design and Robotics To contribute to the above mentioned fields of interest as a research professional To establish a firm business in India in the mentioned fields.
Currently pursuing BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering with an aggregate of 67.5% Completed Intermediate Education under the Board of Intermediate Education, A. P. with an aggregate of 86% Completed High School (10th Standard) under the Board of Secondary Education, A. P. with an aggregate of 82%
"Generation of Arbitrary Waveforms for RADAR Applications" in Defense Electronics Research Laboratories (DLRL - DRDO) "Implementation OF SCADA Prototype" in Indian Railways. Robotic Snake to aid disaster management services Cost effective, low power lighting systems for home applications Smart monitoring systems for increasing the efficiency of existing lighting systems Sustainable and grid-independent lighting solutions for the under-developed regions
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CONCEPTS KNOWN / FAMILIAR WITH:
Languages : C, Java, Embedded C
Hardware Languages : Verilog HDL, VHDL
Computer Architecture: AVR Family of Microcontrollers (XMEGA Series in particular)
Operating Systems : Windows 7, Windows XP, LINUX
EDA Tools : MATLAB, PSPICE
Developer Tools : AVR Studio 5.0, PCB Designing software(s) (open source)
Web Designing Tools : Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver
Presentation Skills - Was a speaker at 4 workshops
Managerial Skills - Served as the Student Convener for two National Level Technical Symposiums conducted in the college
Teamwork - Served as the Secretary for two years, IEEE Student Branch, AEC
Leadership Skills - Currently serving as the Vice-Chairperson, IEEE Student Branch, AEC
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers(IEEE)
Member of the IEEE - Power Energy Society (PES)
Member of the IEEE - Computer Society
Conducted around 6 workshops on:
PCB design and Fabrication
Microcontrollers and their real world interfacing
Line follower Robot
Obstacle Avoiding Robot
Edge Avoiding Robot
Worked as an Instructor and Trainer for 20 Mini Projects
Worked as an Instructor and Trainer for 4 Main Projects
Project Consultant and Trainer for B. Tech projects (related to ECE)
Currently doing an internship as a Data Logger in Indian Railways, Secunderabad.
Coordinator of the Annual College Technical Festival - SANGAMA 2011
Student Convener and Presenter for the IEEE Student Technical Awareness Conference (STAC) 2012
Student Convener for the Annual IEEE Technical Colloquium - ROBOXPLORE 2012
Participated in the technical festival TECHNOZION 2010 conducted by NIT, Warangal
Participated in the National level technical festival ROBOVEDA-2010 conducted by SNIST, Ghatkesar
Participated in the National Level Knowledge Symposium SPARDHAA-10 conducted by SNIST, Ghatkesar
Participated in the IEEE Section Student Congress 2011 at MJCET, Hyderabad
Participated in the IEEE WIE Zonal Congress 2011 at Mekaster Auditorium, OU, Hyderabad
Participated in the IEEE WIE Zonal Congress 2011 at JITS, Warangal
Participated in the IEEE WIE Zonal Congress 2012 at GRIET, Hyderabad
Participated in the IEEE Section Student Congress 2012 at Mekaster Auditorium, OU, Hyderabad
Participated in the Workshop/Training Programme on "BOT-EYE" at VBIT, Ghatkesar
Attended the workshop on "ENTERPRENUERSHIP DEVELOPMENT" conducted by 'The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC), Hyderabad
Attended the adjunct course on "HDL for Chip Design" at Aurora's Engineering College, Bhongir
Attended the National Symposium and Technology Exhibition (NSTE) 2013 conducted by the IEEE PES/IAS/PELS Joint Chapter, Hyderabad Section
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