View Full Version : 1310(780Q,530V) BEComps70.1% Mumbai Univ, MS inCS..help reqd

10-10-2007, 04:01 PM
hey hi ..
i have got gre score of 1310= 780Q+530V.
wud b gettin an awa of arnd 4.5.
toefl on 17th oct5.
i have 70.1%(toppers is 70.3) in BE computers from Mumbai university .
also ill b having an experience of 7 months frm TCS by fall 08.

i have taken a counsellor but i guess she isnt very helpful in selecting universities. so i need ur help guyz.

she has given some weird universities which are:
1 Rochester Inst of Technology
2 Syracuse University
3 Southern Methodist University
4 Northeastern University
5 North Carolina State University
6 University of Colorado Boulder
7 State University of New York at Buffalo
8 University of Illinois at Chicago
9 Texas Tech University
10 University of Houston
11 University of Maryland Baltimore County
12 Georgia Institute of Technology
13 University of California Santacruz

but then i joined edulix some dayz back and did an extensive research on universities where students of my profile have got in.
below is the list of such universities,itz a long list but all univ r the ones in which i mite get according to past edulixan records.

i need ur help to shortlist them... atleast help me to categorize them into safe,mod,ambi..

Arizona State Univ
Univ Of Arizona
Suny, Stony brook
SUNY, Binghamton
Univ Of Texas-Dallas

Illinois Institute of Technology
Univ of Rochester
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Indiana Bloomington
U. Penn
Univ of Florida Gainesville

Iowa State University
University of Florida
The Ohio State University
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of California, Santa Barbara
Texas A&M University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of Maryland College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Purdue University
Rice University
University of Utah
Columbia University

George Mason University
University of Kentucky
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado
University of Maryland University College
University of Texas at Austin
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Clemson University
San Francisco State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Illinois at Chicago

i now thts a long list n ppl will stay away frm replyin.. but still im hoping to get some replies..
illl paste my project profile in reply to this post

10-10-2007, 04:03 PM
this is my project profile till date

Title: Agile Methodology for Software Development
Subject: BE Project (Semester VII & VIII)
Project Details: A small software using Extreme Programming(Continuous Integration Development) to demonstrate Test-driven Development was developed.

Title: Airline Reservation system
Subject: Software Engineering (Semester VII)
Project Details: Using VB and MS Access an online air ticket reservation system was developed.

Title: An E-Commerce Web site
Subject: Web Technology (Semester VI)
Project Details: An e-commerce web site using Html, Asp, and Jsp Technologies was made.

Title: Kaun Banega Crorepati (“Who will be a Millionaire”)
Subject: Computer Graphics (Semester VI)
Project Details: In this project the game was prepared using C++

Title: Multimedia Database
Subject: Advanced Database Management Systems (Semester VI)
Project Details: Using VB and Oracle a database was created which included text, images, sound and video clips also.

Title: NASA Space Shuttle
Subject: Presentation and Communication Skills (Semester V)
Project Details: A presentation on the NASA Space Shuttles was given by me.

Subject: Computer Programming Laboratory (CPL) (Semester V)
Project Details: A simulator for Microsoft’s NOTEPAD using Java was made.

Title: Bike Showroom’s Software
Subject: Database Management Systems (Semester IV)
Project Details: Using VB and Oracle a database for the showroom was created.

10-11-2007, 07:09 AM
plz help some1

10-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Unfortunately, I am only good at stating the obvious:

CMU -- way too expensive, even with a tuition waiver discount (http://www.urch.com/forums/admissions-results/45541-cmu-ini-aid.html); they don't offer a traditional MSCS except for their pre-existing undergraduates who take a 5th year. They do have other MS programs in Information Systems, Networking, etc., but it seems full-funding is usually not provided.

Texas at Austin -- ambitious

USC -- often used as a safety school but too expensive with relatively low funding

IIT -- may not be worth the cold Chicago winters:

iit chicago has lost itz reputation completely. the quality of education has come down with its funding oppurtunities. aid is almost nil there. and I dont think itz anywhere near to b called as a "great admit !"


Univ Of Texas-Dallas -- seems like a good, popular (http://www.utdallas.edu/news/archive/2005/most-cs-degrees.html), growing (http://www.cs.utdallas.edu/about/welcome.html) safety school that is continuing to get better (http://www.cs.utdallas.edu/news-events/news.html); one reason they seem like a safety school is that their deadline for Fall isn't until May 1st for international applications and their deadline for Summer is March 1st; their website states that they require a semester of linear algebra in addition to 2 semesters of calculus but they do not require a BS in CS. Also:

UTD is in a very good place with lotz of telecom companies


For some outdated, possibly incorrect but possibly helpful info on percentage of applicants admitted, see:

http://www.urch.com/forums/attachments/computer-science-admissions/5096d1191083845-please-evaluate-my-chances-getting-these-colleges-cs_grad_list.pdf (student-compiled information that may be very incorrect and is at least 3-4 years outdated)

Considering the cost of application fees, I woud invest in a $14.95 subscription to USNews' graduate school information.

BTW, one poster's list of schools that are easier to get into (safety schools):

>>west virginia univ
>>oklahoma state univ
>>SUNY buffalo
>>IIT Chicago
>>kansas State
>>texas tech lubbock
>>univ of central florida.
>>UT dallas