Following article is written by Vandit Shah.
Greetings! Today I am going to discuss in brief what influenced my decision to study MS in US and what is needed to get admit in top universities.
I decided to pursue MS in US after completing my graduation in 2012. I wanted some time to think about my future in depth. It is a dilemma for few-whether to go for MS in US or MTech in India.
I too was in the same quandary, but gratefully I have a lucid thought process now.
MS in US or MTech in India
I believe MTech is a good option, especially for people who may not be able to afford the higher education of US.
But, I believe that if one is truly interested in quality studies/research than MS in US should be the first option.
For mechanical engineering students, Germany can be one of the best choices.
However, if you cannot afford the higher education outside India, then I believe MTech/MSc should be done from IITs/IISc.
Now let us talk about my decision to pursue MS.
Actually I am planning to apply for both- MS in US and MTech in India, the latter being my backup plan.
I have been always determined to have a graduate degree (or post- graduation as we say in India) but placement in a top MNC confused me a little bit.
But in final semester I made a choice that it is better to opt for MS instead of getting lured by a job in MNC.
There are many factors influencing my decision to go for MS in US.
- University Rankings
- Global Exposure
It is good to be patriotic but we need to also realize that US is way better than India in terms of technology.
I have three friends in a top IIT. Each one of them is aiming for PhD in US (one has already got admit to PhD).
Out of curiosity I have often asked them the reason behind their decision to go to US because I always thought up to a certain age that IIT is the ultimate place for higher education.
They had a common answer- research is way better in US as compared to the IITs.
One of them had done internship at a university (ranked amongst top 10) in US and he answered that research conducted at the IITs is not innovative and if one really wants exposure to novel and advance technology then MS in US is the ultimate choice.
Follow the links below and read the latest article about the rankings of Indian universities. There is a serious need for Indian Government Officials and Policy Makers to ponder upon and work in right direction.
The world today is global market where you need to develop distinctive skills and endorse yourself.
For that it is imperative to break the shackles and move out of the shell.
I believe a global exposure is largely beneficial in creating a unique identity and expanding the horizons of mind.