RZeta7

11-28-2016, 08:26 AM

Type of undergraduate: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee(majored in Chemical Engineering)

Graduate: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta(MBA) (graduating in 2017)

Undergrad GPA: 8.26/10 (10 in a class of 60) , was ranked in the top 5% in a class of 700 after Year 1

Grad GPA: 7.8/9 ( 20 in a class of 460) ( 8.25/9 in Econ and Maths)

GRE: Q 170 V 163 AWA 4.5

TOEFL - 113 ( R 30, L 29, S 26, W 28)

Math courses: Cal I-II (UG) A( Covering Differential equation, Vector Calculus, Fourier Transforms etc) Numerical analysis UG B+ , Statistics Grad A- , Optimization, Real Analysis ( Self Studied using Rudin as reference), Operations Research A+( Covering Markov analysis and Montecarlo Simulation), Dynamic Systems UG B

Econ courses: Micro A- , Macro A , Intermediate Macro A+ , Behavioral Econ A+, Econometrics A+, Labour economics(pursuing), Game Theory (pursuing), Eco Dev A, International Economics (pursuing)

Research Experience: None Published; 2 Working Papers ( Intergeneration Education Mobility ; Monetary Policy), basic research in Behavioral Econ, presently pursuing research in Eco Dev and Game Theory under profs who will write letter of recommendation

Work Ex: Programming background, worked for a couple of years for a Tech firm

TA: Not exactly the kind of TA in US universities, more of an informal type for Macro and Operations Research in Grad( will provide proof to Uni)

SOP: Slightly longish in order to explain my weird profile

Recommendation: One from Game Theory professor graduated from Princeton, one from Macro Prof from U Minnesota, and one from Eco Dev prof graduated from JNU (India)

Interest: Dev Eco , Game Theory and Monetary Policy

Applying to: Michigan, Minnesota, Columbia , BU, Maryland, Virginia, Cornell, Rochester

Concerns:

Unusual Background

Apparent Lack of Math. I believe I am adequately prepared without much coursework to show for. For e.g. don't have courses on Matrix Algebra, Linear Algebra ( these courses are a prerequisite to get into IIT) Also 2 semesters of Calculus might seem less but Differentiation and Integration aren't taught to us in UG, they are part of prereq. Self Study might not count for much but I am fairly comfortable in Real Analysis, Introductory Number Theory. If it counts for anything, I have solved 100+ problems on Project Euler.

Little Research work. Most of it is in process.

Help Needed - Am I aiming too high? Want to crack at least 1 with funding.

Graduate: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta(MBA) (graduating in 2017)

Undergrad GPA: 8.26/10 (10 in a class of 60) , was ranked in the top 5% in a class of 700 after Year 1

Grad GPA: 7.8/9 ( 20 in a class of 460) ( 8.25/9 in Econ and Maths)

GRE: Q 170 V 163 AWA 4.5

TOEFL - 113 ( R 30, L 29, S 26, W 28)

Math courses: Cal I-II (UG) A( Covering Differential equation, Vector Calculus, Fourier Transforms etc) Numerical analysis UG B+ , Statistics Grad A- , Optimization, Real Analysis ( Self Studied using Rudin as reference), Operations Research A+( Covering Markov analysis and Montecarlo Simulation), Dynamic Systems UG B

Econ courses: Micro A- , Macro A , Intermediate Macro A+ , Behavioral Econ A+, Econometrics A+, Labour economics(pursuing), Game Theory (pursuing), Eco Dev A, International Economics (pursuing)

Research Experience: None Published; 2 Working Papers ( Intergeneration Education Mobility ; Monetary Policy), basic research in Behavioral Econ, presently pursuing research in Eco Dev and Game Theory under profs who will write letter of recommendation

Work Ex: Programming background, worked for a couple of years for a Tech firm

TA: Not exactly the kind of TA in US universities, more of an informal type for Macro and Operations Research in Grad( will provide proof to Uni)

SOP: Slightly longish in order to explain my weird profile

Recommendation: One from Game Theory professor graduated from Princeton, one from Macro Prof from U Minnesota, and one from Eco Dev prof graduated from JNU (India)

Interest: Dev Eco , Game Theory and Monetary Policy

Applying to: Michigan, Minnesota, Columbia , BU, Maryland, Virginia, Cornell, Rochester

Concerns:

Unusual Background

Apparent Lack of Math. I believe I am adequately prepared without much coursework to show for. For e.g. don't have courses on Matrix Algebra, Linear Algebra ( these courses are a prerequisite to get into IIT) Also 2 semesters of Calculus might seem less but Differentiation and Integration aren't taught to us in UG, they are part of prereq. Self Study might not count for much but I am fairly comfortable in Real Analysis, Introductory Number Theory. If it counts for anything, I have solved 100+ problems on Project Euler.

Little Research work. Most of it is in process.

Help Needed - Am I aiming too high? Want to crack at least 1 with funding.