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The Grad Guru: Nirup Kumar Nagabandi at Texas A&M University

  Nirup Kumar Bandi, an alumnus of IITM, talks about the process of applying for higher studies and the factors which influenced his decision.

The Grad Guru : Karan Syal at the Arizona State University

  Karan “BJ” Syal graduated from IIT Madras in 2010 with a Dual Degree in Biotechnology. He was the Hostel Affairs Secretary in 2008-09. A very dynamic and motivated person, he is presently pursuing a PhD in Arizona State University.

The Grad Guru: Pavitra Tejaswi at Texas A&M University

Pavitra Tejasvi, an alumnus of IIT Madras, speaks of her experiences while applying to colleges for higher studies.

The Grad Guru : Asha Chigurupati at Stanford University

1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? I always wanted to study further. Right from the beginning I gave very high priority to my grades and other metrics of academic performance. But I was super confused about picking… Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Srivani Amrutavakkula at Harvard Business School

      1)  When and why did you decide to apply for further studies? While I was pursuing my second year of Bachelor’s at IITM, I happened to develop an enthusiasm for trekking and I met Arul Sekar who was… Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Achyuth Sanjay at IIM Ahmedabad

1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? Sometime in 3rd year I figured out that mechanical engineering is not my cup of tea, and hence mildly started preparing for CAT, thinking that management was. Most pre-final year students… Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Vikram Rao at Cornell University

1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? I started leaning towards graduate studies during my first year at IITM. A summer school I attended at IISc during my second summer made me excited about a research area…. Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Abishek Sankararaman at the University of Texas at Austin

  1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? I decided roughly at the beginning of my final year (8th Sem) for me. After 4 years of undergrad, and having seen the industry, I decided that applying for… Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Shruthy Suresh at University of Texas Southwestern

1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? I decided to apply in the beginning of my third year, and was sure about it after my summer internship after third year. 2. How did you make the choice… Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Sai Gautam at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sai Goutham, a graduate from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials talks about his experiences at MIT and on the application process.

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