Rajagopalan Sundaresan : Student, University of Arizona

Published On: 19 Aug 2011

 | Last Updated On: 09 Dec 2012

Please tell us more about your educational background.

I completed BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering at SSN college of Engineering, Chennai. Currently pursuing MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Please tell us something about your current college and course

My current university is University of Arizona. It is one of the reputed universities in the US.

Why did you choose to join your College? What were the other institutes that you were considering?

I got a tuition scholarship from the university so had decide to join this particular university.

Which criteria must an aspirant keep in mind while choosing/applying to a University?

The important criteria for an aspirant to keep and mind is the Academics and the GRE score.

Did your Extracurricular activities/ co curricular activities help you in getting an admit?

Extracurricular activities did not help me in getting an admit.

How did you prepare for GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS? What were your strong and weak areas? How much time did you allocate for your preparation? Tell us in detail your preparation strategies for GRE.

Barrons for Verbal. I was moderate in both verbal and quant’s. I allocated 3 months time for preparation.

What was your score, what would you advice an aspirant to focus on while preparing for the exam?

My score was 1340. The aspirant should focus on more practice.

Now that you have made it to a foreign university, how do you find it? Has a Foreign degree turned out the way you thought it will be? How good are the foreign universities compared to Indian ones?

The foreign universities have more research than Indian universities. Studies in here have more practical component to it.

What are your future plans?

I am interested to work in research lab.


Rajagopalan Sundaresan

Student, University of Arizona

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