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Interview at IIT-Delhi: MSR-School of Biological Sciences - Help
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(05-24-2015, 01:27 AM)sram022 Wrote: Thank you sunil for your reply.I didn't apply for masters in iit delhi and iit kanpur interview clashed with iitb. IITB interview(First) didn't go as i expected. I am left with choices of  1. IITM-M.Tech Clinical engineering
                                                 2. IITD-PhD DBEB
                                                 3  IITKGP-JMP Agri Biotech

I have interest in molecular biology and neurosciences and i dont want to get in industry jobs.Then the best i am left is to do M.Tech in IITM and then try PhD abroad.

What if i quit my M.Tech in the middle to join PhD abroad,should i pay any penalty for it?Will IITM allow me to do so?

Hello sram,

Congrats for the achievements! Quitting M.Tech for a PhD abroad is always possible (No penalties). Considering the fact that the other two options end up in a PhD in India, IIT Madras sounds better. It also inclines to your interest (IITD DBEB/IITKgp Agri Biotech aren't in line with your interest).

Once you enroll for Masters, buckle up for Khorana Fellowship and prepare yourself well for the same.

And life might sound difficult in the beginning, but if you keep yourself occupied in co-curricular and academic activities, you will find that "it's too short a time to exploit everything to it's full potential". Stay busy like a bee, there'll be a lot of honey to enjoy that way Wink

Best wishes

Sunil

[A request: Can you share your interview/written test experiences of various IITs you appeared for? I'm sure there will be a lot, which the prospecting GATE aspirants can benefit from. Your experiences of success/failure can lend help to many. Do share if possible.]
#10
(05-24-2015, 02:52 AM)ASMITA PANDEY Wrote: Sunil sir,

I have been selected for MSR in IITD, biotechnology and biochemical engineering department, IIT Kharagpur for M.tech in biotechnology and biochemical engineering and IIT Madras for clinical engineering. I am not sure which institute to choose among these. I am not sure if i want to do Phd afterwards. what is the scope after doing these courses. It will be of great help if you could guide me and give me some information regarding the future scope of these courses. 


Thank you.

Hi Ashmita,

Go for M.Tech in IIT Kharagpur. MS(Research) course is better off for research profiles in future career, especially PhD. M.Tech will keep you open for both. In terms of placement, you'll find equal opportunities in both IITD and IITKgp (lesser in IIT Madras). But as I have said earlier, if you are proactive during your Masters, no one can deny you a good job.

Reasons for recommending IIT Kgp:
1) MS course can take upto 3 years to finish (unless you are very active and disciplined).
2) Practical work load is higher in MS (go for it only if you are well prepared for research, which at times can be a slow process).
3) MS mostly leaves you with research oriented career, especially academia.
4) IITD is yet to match IITKgp in terms of campus infrastructure.
5) Grabbing a DAAD fellowship is easier in IITKgp (as it is dependent on your professor 'whether to allow you for a year in Germany or not'. IITD professors mostly don't favor it because of the hectic requirements of MS course. IITKgp professors on the other hand encourage you to go for DAAD fellowship).
6) M.Tech will keep you open for a technical job as well.

Hope it helps

Best wishes
Sunil

PS: As requested to sram, I request you as well to share your interview experiences and join this chain of helping others.
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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#11
Hello Sunil


I have been selected for admission in Joint MTech PhD programme in Agricultural Biotechnology in IIT Kharagpur. Thank you for your guidance.
Can you give me any idea regarding placements in Agricultural Biotechnology. How much scope does this subject has? I have gone through the syllabus and it is mostly botany based.

Please share if you have any idea regarding this.

Regards
Saumita
#12
(05-26-2015, 01:11 AM)Saumita Chakravarty Wrote: Hello Sunil


I have been selected for admission in Joint MTech PhD programme in Agricultural Biotechnology in IIT Kharagpur. Thank you for your guidance.
Can you give me any idea regarding placements in Agricultural Biotechnology. How much scope does this subject has? I have gone through the syllabus and it is mostly botany based.

Please share if you have any idea regarding this.

Regards
Saumita
Hello Saumita,

Congrats! And all of you are most welcome, pleasure has always been mine. I hope that you'll also share your experiences here and get the joy of sharing..

Agri-biotech is a good field, especially for the near future wherein food crisis would be one of the top-most challenges to deal with. It's a great area to do research and its scope also lies more in research than in industrial jobs. Government jobs and scientific positions would be easy to grab after this course. IARI would be glad to have you after your PhD Shy

Don't loose the opportunity to associate with DAAD Universities while doing your JMP.

All the best!

Best wishes

Sunil
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


Suggested Reads:
Top Biotech Companies | Top places to work
Indian Biotech Companies and Job Openings
Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? | These are the Important Points to Consider
Careers in Biotechnology | A list of various Options
Biotechnology Competitive Exams in India
  

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