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Guest lecture on Higher Studies in USA

The following report contains the details of the "Guest lecture on higher studies
in USA" held for final year and third year of Mechanical and Automobile
Engineering students of the Christ University.
Date:24th August 2016

Time: 11:00am to 01:00pm

Venue: 3rd block 3rd floor auditorium.

Faculty incharge: Niranjana S J

Speaker: Mr. Samudranil Chatterjee

Overview of the event

I) Sessions Time: [11:00 am to 12:00pm]

Speaker explained regarding education system and higher studies in USA to
an empowering roadmap to masters and PhD, all details are explained by
speaker which is mentioned below in areas of discussion.

Areas of Discussion on:-

1) Detailed overview of Academic and career opportunities in USA.

2) Approach to insightful and personalized university.
3) Effective writing of SOP.
4) Other-
*Research and project experience
*letter of recommendation
*Final year project.

6) Talked about scholarships and financial aid for international students from

7) Financial planning for student- Endowment opportunities is also available

other than student loan.

8) Opportunities after graduation like working as an assistance professor, In

Industries, etc.

9) Concept of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and CPT (Curricular Practical


10) Eco system of US- Economics decision, personal decision making, Economic




II) *THE GRE SESSION Time:[12:00pm to 01:00pm]

Speaker explained about eligibility criteria to enter into the university by GRE
score and also get scholarship based on the score. He also mentioned that
every US University has their own cut-off marks in GRE below that you cannot
apply to the respective universities. Around (310-320) is acceptable score.

1) Structure and content

*Verbal Ability
*Quantitative Ability
*Analytical writing ability (AWA)
^Analyze an issue
^Analyze and argument
2) Vocabulary and words- Foundation of GRE.
3) Reading Newspapers
4) Reading Books
5) Sentence, Rhyming, Sound Association
6) Forms of Speech
7) Word meanings.

** Financial planning
- Tuition waiver
- Teaching Assistantships (teaching skills)
- Research Assistantships (working in university as an assistant Prof. In
- University Graduate Scholarships
- Fellowship
- Endowment loan Scholarships and Educational loan

Short listing Universities by programme

Purdue University (Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering)

Research Areas:-

*Fluid mechanics and propulsion *design *heat transfer

*solid mechanics *robotics *acoustic and noise control

*mechanics and vibration *thermal system *nanotechnology

*bioengineering *combustion *system measurement control

Question & Answering Session

Vote of Thank by: - Darshan S M

Moment of Gratitude given by: - Prof. Cyriac Sebastian