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maheshogale
12-27-2006, 02:13 PM
Hi,

Can anyone tell what are my chances % wise for the universities below:

my profile
GRE - 1050 [ 730 (Q), 320 (V)] , 3.5 (AWA)
TOEFL - 243 CBT
10th - 65%
12th - 74% (PCM), 78% aggr
B.E - 65% (aggr), 73% (final year)
B.E project - communication using Bluetooth protocol
CDAC, ACTS, Pune - network file explorer (Java project)
Work exp - 3.5 Yrs in Software field
Undergraduate stream - Computer Science
Preferred MS stream - Computer Science

SOP - good, 3 reco's - (1 - B.E HOD, 1 - employer (either from US
client or from current indian manager), 1 - B.E lecturer)

universities

Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)
Virginia Tech
SUNY–Stony Brook
University of Illinois–Chicago
University of Southern California (Viterbi)
Syracuse University (NY)

I have general questions;
does considerable industry experience make a difference?
does recommendation from my US client will strengthen my application?

Thanks,
Mahesh

IndianCS
12-28-2006, 11:44 AM
Projects matter if they are relevant to your area of interest work ex does count to some extent...again if relevant. reco from employer doesn't count much more than the faculty/profs ur awa score might hurt u ... Columbia is Ambi for u...n costly tooo