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Hi Everybody,
I am Kajol and am currently working in a Software Company and have started coding a bit ....i mean its just the begining ... and am working on a project in JAVA.. I have just given my graduation exams in Commerce... My eduactional background is I have done Diploma in Industrial Electronics and scored First Class in that.. but unfortunately because of shortage of funds I couldnt go for BE.. and then i completed my Bachelors in Commerce (which actually means Compromise for me).
Now I am planning for a part time Post Graduation course in MCA/ MCM ....but again my bad luck ...there is no such part time course ...all are full time course...
All I want to ask is Post Graduation really that impoartant as I am dam frustrated now......
I am planning to go for any of the NIIT/ Aptech courses ...
What say??
Can anybody guide me ...and throw some light ...
as u all guys are real experts and I am just a begineer....
Kajol
[This message has been edited by Kajol Shroff (edited June 04, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by Kajol Shroff (edited June 04, 2001).]
 
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hi kajol..
can u help me out with a job in your company
 
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A MCA w'd be needed if u want to migrate (to say US) sometime or the other. I guess u w'd want to sometime or the other.
and yeah abt Aptech and stuff like that.
may be i'm biased / general....STAY AWAY!...save ur hard earned money.
U have already started work..so i don't see any reason for you to attend a Aptech to gain knowledge. U'll anyway learn hell of a lot in ur work.
If u r keen on studying with focus, u can take some certification exams, prepare on ur own..no bigdeal.
In the long run yes..a 4 year bachelor's course / MCA does help.
Keep working on ur MCA entrance and when ur done u can leave ur job and go for studies.
just my 2 cents worth.
take everything one step at a time. good luck!
karthik.
 
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Hi Kartik,
Thanks for your suggestion ...
Hey but I cant afford to leave job and study for 2 years...
hadr time man...
So what should I do next??
Can u tell me more about the certification courses...
That would be really nice...
Hi Vipul..
I will definately try for a job ..
cant commit..
Thanks
Kajol
 
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hi kajol,
Are u a SCJP? if not do that.
That will give u a solid foundation and you can choose other certs from there. U'll have a SCJP registration centre in ur city.
I can tell u only abt Bangalore.
I don't think that you w'd lose anything if u work for a year and then do your MCA...my personal opinion though.
I can tell you that u w'd defintely need it if u want to step
into the US.
XML is pretty hot these days. U can go for IBM's XML cert as well. Check this out.
This w'd cost you 150$. Even SCJP is 150$. So some investment there. But it's defintely better than investing money in Aptech / whatever. If u have a PC @ home , great!
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/ad/certify/obj140.html
(XML).
check out ranch's xml discussion forum it's too good.
Yes the flexibility of doing part-time masters is'nt there in our country. :-(
Yes IIM, bangalore has a part-time MBA course. It's pretty tough for working professionals in the sense that u need to concentrate real hard. BITs has a part-time Mtech but i guess u need to be a b-tech for that. Am not sure but still u can check that out.
www.iimb.ernet.in --> (IIMB)
work hard!
karthik.
 
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Thanks Kartik,
It was really nice of you...and thanks for the prompt reply too...
Well tell me more about you...
what are u working on currenly....
Hopefully i may try for MCA/ MS (GRE) next year but not this year...
Lets...see..........:-(
Cant help it..
Kajol
 
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hi kajol..
even if u could get me a live project or something like that.. it will be fun...
and i think mca will be best for u.... but that should also from good univ like du or jnu..
otherwise no use..
ok
Vipul
 
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kajol :
let me tell you that MCA in general from any open university would be a waste .... i would rather suggest you to go for MS in computer applications.
check out google.com 's directory services for colleges .
 
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Hi Raghav,
Thanks for ur reply... but tell me MS means i need to first give GRE right ... and then i should get addmission in any of the US universities...
Any other alternative options which u can suggest me which can be part time and really usefull ...
Do let me know...
Kajol
 
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Hi Kajol,
There are some US universities who waive off GRE/TOEFL for their MCS program.You may want to check them out.However, such schools may require about 2-3 years of experience to be considered for admission.
- Sandeep
 
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Hello Sandeep,
Thanks for replying to my query..
See in all I have 4 years of expereience an am looking forward for Post Graduation.. All i also want to know is whether there are any scholarships for MS as I would be more incliened towards that... as i dont have enough money to spend ...
Do reply....
Kajol
 
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Hi Kajol,
I have heard about people getting financial assistance from Universities in form of loans.The loans have to be repaid when you start earning during your practical training as a part of MS program.
Fee waiver is hard to see in now-a-days.
Hope this helps,
Sandeep
 
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excellent academics takes precedence over GRE/TOEFL score when it comes to securing financial assistance.
It's difficult.
But if u can make it to decent schools, chances of securing assistance within the first sem increases dramatically.
Keep an eye on the money spent on research in a school. that increases the chances of getting a reasearch assistantship.
If the school has a big undergraduate population, then chances of getting a teaching assistantship is more!
good luck
karthik.

Originally posted by Kajol Shroff:
Hello Sandeep,
Thanks for replying to my query..
See in all I have 4 years of expereience an am looking forward for Post Graduation.. All i also want to know is whether there are any scholarships for MS as I would be more incliened towards that... as i dont have enough money to spend ...
Do reply....
Kajol


 
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Hi Sandeep/Kartik,
Thanks for the info..
Sandeep can u tell me which of the financial instutions can give support .. so that I can contact them..
If you can let me know that would be really nice...
Kajol
 
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loans are available in all schools.
You just need to get an admit first.
Moreover you can even take student's loan from a
bank in India i guess. That s'd be a easier way.
karthik.

Originally posted by Kajol Shroff:
Hi Sandeep/Kartik,
Thanks for the info..
Sandeep can u tell me which of the financial instutions can give support .. so that I can contact them..
If you can let me know that would be really nice...
Kajol


 
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Hi Guys,
Wake up ...send me some more replies ...at the earliest before it gets too late and the admissions get over...
Awaiting for your reply....
Kajol
 
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Hi guys,
I need some more replies ...
What happening guys..dont be so lazy..
Kajol
 
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Hi Kajol,
I have read your posts, maybe I can help you. Are you from Bombay, if yes then let me know so that I can help you.
Shrinath
 
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Hi Shrinath,
I am from Pune...not from Mumbai..
How can u help me ..
let me know..
Kajol
 
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Hi Kajol,
Can you please email me at the below mentioned email address:
shrinath@plexustech.net
Please specify your requirements of the info you need, I will email you back.
Shrinath
 
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Hi Kajol,
Getting admission in US university is not a big deal. Except for the top universities. Education is a big induatry for US. They are getting billions of dollar revenue through Education industry.
People say getting a US visa is very touigh. But it is not so. For the first time they will reject you sometimes, even without seeing your credentials. And You will get disheartened. But the second time you will get the visa.
Dont apply for top universities unless you are exceptional through out your career. Even universities ranked after 50 have very good infrastructure.
And you can get a jump start after completing your MS from US university, which you can get here in INDIA. And even knowledge wise you will get a better exposure and insight to your subject. And you will be recognized in your field. And you will get a global atmosphere, which will enhance your personality as well.
And even if you have money, go for bank loans, They are afordable and better.
Citibank, ICICI bank , SBI gives student loans very easily.
And for universities you can refer to these sites: www.gradschools.com www.usnews.com

Regards,
Anup Agrawal
 
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Hi Anup,
Thanks for the info..you have given ..
That will be really helpfull..
and Shrinath you havent replied me yet...any problems with me
Kajol
 
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