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Study Tour - United States of America

America has a stringent quality accreditation mechanism to ensure that academic standards are maintained in all its states. This is because of quality programs, faculty, resources, research programs and educational systems which ensure that institutions continue to maintain high standards. With more than 4000 institutions offering degrees ranging from undergraduates, post graduates, diplomas, masters to doctorates. USA education system offers wide-ranging study options to students to choose as per their preferences and area of specialization. US institutions are also known world over for their academic exchange programmes whereby students gain valuable insights. USA has always been a hub for R&D and thus international students can have first- hand knowledge about various technologies in addition to excellent research opportunities.

USA is known for its professional approach and therefore aspirants wishing to study in the US would be able to benefit from their 'learn and earn' methodology which not only gives international students, a thorough knowledge of the subjects, but also teaches them to have a practical & professional approach. Students gain growth prospects worldwide too. Most college and universities have established affiliations with employers and researchers in different fields of study, thereby creating an avenue for students to obtain hands-on training and invaluable experience. Many universities even require that students obtain practical training in order to graduate

US Intakes : Spring : January / February, Fall: August / September, Summer: April / May

Eligibility :

  • For Undergraduate programmes: 10 + 2
  • For Graduate programmes: 16 years of education required (10 + 2 + 4)
  • Some institutions accept 15 years of formal education into their Bridge / Masters Programs
  • Good & Strong academic background
  • Good scores in entrance exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc
  • Strong recommendation letters
  • Concise & informative statement of purpose / personal statement, essays & resumes
  • Certificates of achievement & extra - curricular activity participation
  • Strong financial background or good grades to get a scholarship


If English is not your native language, register to take the TOEFL. All international students must be fluent in English language if they wish to study in USA. TOEFL/IELTS are accepted by the universities. A good number of graduate schools require satisfactory scores on one academic admissions test, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

The US universities are home to some of world's best business schools of the world. MBA is primarily a full-time course of two years. US equivalent of a bachelor's degree, Securing a good (GMAT) Graduate Management Admission Test score is one of the most important criteria for any business school. Work experience: It is advisable to have a two-three year of work experience before applying to any of the universities in the US.

While fulfilling the above criteria is absolutely necessary there are some important factors which play a major role as well. Any top university looks into the following aspects in the prospective candidate seeking admission to a business school: Leadership Qualities, Intellectual Vigor, Strong Academic Background and Personal Attributes.

Planning well ahead gives you sufficient time to make successful applications to the colleges of your choice. Because of the work, and the costs, involved in putting together a good application, most students limit their applications to between four and seven colleges.Advised to start the admission formalities atleast 1 year before.August Contact universities for application and financial aid forms. September to December Request an official transcript from your school.January to April University application deadlines must be met; note that these are for regular admission - early admission deadlines will be sooner.

U.S. Consulate cannot issue a visa more than 120 days before the actual start of the program in US.You will not be allowed to enter the country more than 30 days before the start of your program.


  • Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering:

    This discipline covers subjects ranging from aerospace engineering to thermodynamics, biomechanics and computational control systems.

  • Architecture:

    If you want to be innovative in making buildings and structures, then architecture is the stream for you. It is a combination of physics, mathematics, industrial design, urban planning, civil and mechanical engineering as well.

  • Bioengineering:

    Study of bioengineering will help you improve life of millions of people with a combination of medicine and technology. You must have a sound knowledge of statistics, computers, medicine, physics and chemistry to be a bioengineer.

  • Biotechnology:

    Includes subjects like zoology, pharmacology and immunology. Prevalence of biotechnology in everyday lives is becoming very common be it in medicines or processed foods that we consume.

  • Chemical Engineering:

    Chemical engineers work towards the development of medicinal products and therapies and various chemical products used in homes and factories.

  • Civil Engineering:

    Civil engineers toil hard in the open to develop buildings and houses where we work and live. They also help them maintain those buildings. Civil engineers also take note of societal issues like energy conservation and safety of structures as well.

  • Computer Engineering:

    This discipline contains elements of both electrical engineering and computer science. Computer engineers are involved with different aspects of computing. It is one of the most sought after courses in the field of engineering.

  • Environmental Engineering:

    For environmental engineering you need to have a background in chemistry, hydrology and environmental systems. A lot of independent research is necessary in this field.

  • Electrical engineering:

    Electrical engineering deals with subjects like electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. It now covers areas like telecommunications, control systems, and signal processing.

  • Manufacturing Engineering:

    Everything that is manufactured is part of manufacturing engineering. Whether it is automobile parts, household products, toys or textile, manufacturing Engineers have a big role to play.

  • Mechanical Engineering:

    If you want to build engines and deal with power plants, heating and cooling systems, aircrafts and industrial equipments, then mechanical engineering is the right discipline for you. It uses key concepts in mechanics, thermodynamics, kinematics and energy.

  • Metallurgical Engineering:

    Metallurgical engineers deal with the behavior of inter-metallic compounds and their alloys. Metallurgy is concerned with the production of metallic compounds which are used for consumer and engineering products.

  • Materials Science and Engineering:

    This branch of engineering deals with different materials like ceramics, electronic materials, metals, and biomaterials. They study the reaction of different materials under conditions such as pressure and temperature.

  • Nuclear Engineering:

    Nuclear engineering includes the study of nuclear physics along with nuclear safety, nuclear fusion, nuclear fuels technology and effects of radioactivity in the environment.

  • Optical Sciences:

    Optical science is a relatively new field. It revolves round the study of transmission, utilization and detection of light. An optical engineer can see his growth in industries like manufacturing, communications technology, life sciences and defense.

  • Petroleum Engineering:

    The main job for petroleum engineers is to extract oil from impossible places and situations. It covers an array of topics including economics, geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, geophysics, oil drilling and oil & gas production among others.

  • Telecommunication Engineering:

    This is a very rapidly growing area in the field of engineering. Telecommunication engineers deal in the areas of network security, internet, computer network security and computer network systems.

Visa Tips

  • Ties To Your Home Country:

    Under U.S. law, all applicants for non-immigrants visas, such as student visas, are viewed as intending immigrants until they can convince the consulate officer that they are not. You must therefore be able to show that you have reasons for returning to your home country that are stronger than those for remaining in the United States. “Ties” to your home country are the things that connect you to your home town, homeland or current place of residence: job, family, financial prospects that you own or will inherit, investments, etc. As a prospective student, the interviewing officer may ask about your specific intentions or promise of future employment, family or other relationships, educational goals, grades, long-range plans and career prospects in your home country. Each person’s situation is different, of course, and there is no magic explanation or single document, certificate or letter that can guarantee you a visa. If you have applied for the U.S. Green Card lottery, you may be asked if you are hoping to immigrate. A simple answer would be that you applied for the lottery since it was available, but not with a specific intent to immigrate. If you overstayed your authorized stay in the U.S. previously, be prepared to explain what happened clearly and concisely, with documentation, if available.

  • English:

    Expect that the interview will be conducted in English and not in your native language. One suggestion is to practice English conversation with a native speaker before the interview, but do not prepare speeches!

  • Speak For Yourself:

    Do not bring parents or family members with you to the interview. The consulate officer wants to interview you, not your family. You will make a negative impression if you are not prepared to speak on your own behalf.

  • Know The Program And How It Fits Your Career Plan:

    If you are not able to explain clearly the reasons you will study in a particular program in the United States, you may have trouble convincing the consulate officer that you are indeed planning to study, rather than to immigrate. You should also be able to explain how studying in the U.S. relates to your future professional career when you return home.

  • Be Brief:

    Because of the number of applications received, all consulate officers are under considerable time pressure to conduct a quick and efficient interview. They must make a decision, for the most part, on the impressions they form during the first minute of the interview. Therefore, what you say first and the initial impression you create are critical to your success. Keep your answers to the officer’s questions short and to the point.

  • Additional Documentation:

    It should be immediately clear to the consulate officer what written documents you are presenting and what they mean. Lengthy written explanation cannot be read or evaluated quickly. Remember that you will have two to three minutes of interview time, if you are lucky.

  • Not All Countries Are Equal:

    Applicants from countries suffering economic problems or from countries where many students have remained in the U.S. as immigrants will have more difficulty getting visas. Statistically, applicants from those countries are more likely to be intending immigrants. They are also more likely to be asked about job opportunities at home after their study in the U.S.

  • Employment:

    Your main purpose in coming to the United States should be to study, not for the chance to work before or after graduation. While many students do work on campus during their studies, such employment is secondary to their main purpose of completing their U.S. education. You must be able to clearly explain your plan to return home at the end of your program. If your spouse is also applying for an accompanying F-2 visa, be aware that F-2 dependants cannot, under any circumstances, be employed in the U.S. If asked, be prepared to tell the officer what your spouse intends to do with his or her time while in the U.S. Volunteer work and attending school par-time are permitted activities.

  • Dependants At Home:

    If your spouse and children are remaining behind in your country, be prepared to explain how they will support themselves while you are gone. This can be an especially tricky area if you are the primary source of income for your family. If the consulate officer gets the impression that your family will need you to send money from the United States in order to support themselves, your student visa application will almost certainly be denied. If your family does decide to join you at a later time, it is helpful to have them apply at the same post where you applied for your visa.

  • Maintain A Positive Attitude:

    Do not argue with the consulate officer. If you are denied a student visa, ask the officer for a list of documents he or she would suggest you bring in order to change the decision, and try to get the reason you were denied in writing.

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