Q.17 Do I need a counsellor?
This is a tricky question. It depends largely on if you have people to help you out (seniors/relatives). If you have no idea whatsoever, going to a good counsellor is highly recommended. USIEF is probably a very effective choice (The membership is hardly Rs. 3000). In order to meet the counsellors, you need to take an appointment, sometimes a week or 2 in advance. If you start the process early, USIEF is probably a great choice. Otherwise, there are other counsellors and some are very good. Do a bit of a discussion with the guys who they have counselled in the past and take your decision based on that.
Q.18 What does a counsellor do?
Ideally, the counsellor does the following things:
Q.19 Is accepting multiple admits a problem?
You may accept as many unfunded admits as you want. However, it is highly recommended that the moment you decide on your university, send the other universities a mail notifying that you won’t be joining them. Typically, the deadlines to accept an offer from a university would be April 15th. Though many do get admits post 15th.
INFO SPECIFIC TO ELECTRONICS/ECE/EE
List of specialisations usually available:
As for placement scenario, you will need to consult seniors of your college. Finally, it all boils down to how good you are in the field that you are pursuing.
Q.20 How do you shortlist universities?
This is by far the most challenging part of the process. While short listing, you should ask yourself the following questions:
SOME CLOSING TIPS:
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I am an electronics and telecommunications engineer and am pursuing my M.S from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My research interests include the area of Electromagnetics, Microwaves and Antenna. I am a member of the Antenna Research group at UCLA.
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