Discussion on Georgia Tech

Get real-time information about Georgia Tech/Georgia Institute of Technology from seniors who have gone through the whole process.

This webinar session will be hosted by Rajesh Chowdary, who has completed his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He will volunteer an hour of his time to answer your queries. Prior to Georgia Tech, Rajesh completed his BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. During his studies at Georgia Tech, he worked as Hardware Engineering Intern for Qualcomm and after completing his studies secured a job opportunity at Qualcomm as Verification Engineer

Here is how the Senior AMA works:

  1. Ask Qs now: You can start asking your questions right away right here.
  2. Answers via video: On Saturday, September 14th, at 1 PM, Rajesh will answer your Qs via a webinar, which you can join here.
  3. Answers transcribed for future reference: We will transcribe Rajesh’s answers and post them in response to your questions on this page.

Hey…Rajesh, how r u?
What would be a safe GRE score for Georgia Tech or Purdue…for MS in Chemical? Also few tips on SOP.

Hello Rajesh,
Hope you are doing well.
Just wanted to ask about my Changes of getting in Georgia Tech for MS in CS:
GRE : 328 (168 Q).
CGPA : 78% from JIIT Noida (Information Technology).
Work Ex : 3.5 Years till Fall 20.
Also could you tell some Gre centric universities as my CGPA is a bit on the lower side.

Would you recommend going for Electrical & Computer Engineering for someone who wants a Computer Science oriented job after graduation? (Probably a mix of Computer Science and Electronics with more role of CS in the job)

Hi Rajesh!

  1. Please elaborate on your profile (GRE, TOEFL/IELTS, CGPA).

  2. Could you provide an outline on the Scholarship opportunites and probablity of securing one at GaTech?

  3. Also, please provide an outline of your coursework and the related internship opportunities.

  4. Does research publication really influence the selection probability very much? Please throw some light on this.

Thanks!

Hi Rajesh,

What is the probability of getting an admit if you’ve low GPA in undergrad (67%) but decent GRE (323, 170q), research and conference publications, work ex?

tasked at 1:14 pm
Good afternoon Rajesh,
Hope you are doing well.
Just wanted to ask about my chances of getting in Georgia Tech for masters in Electrical Engg with robotics specialization:
GRE : 322 (165 Q, 157 V). TOEFL -113
CGPA : 8.19 from College of Engineering Pune (Instrumentation). topper cgpa-9.6
Work Ex : 2 Years in Honeywell Automation India Ltd as a Project engineer in automation/ control logic building till Fall 20.
I do not have any paper publications. Could you suggest how to strengthen my sop? is georgia very ambitious for me?
Projects- Warehouse mangement system with Automated guided vehicle and pick and place bot, quadrotor tracking (Internship at IIT Delhi), Healthhelp - an ambulance traffic management

Hey Rajesh,
How is industrial engineering at Georgia tech?
I want to pursue industrial engineering at Georgia tech. My GRE score is 324(Awa-4,Quant -168,Verbal-156) , CGPA -9.04 (NIRMA UNIVERSITY, Ahmedabad)
TOEFL-113
Work ex- 6months (Field related- Thermax Ltd)
What are my chances for Georgia tech and some tips regarding making SOP impactful .
Thank you.

Does Georgia tech admit students to CS program with a background of Electronics?What is the avg profile to get admitted to CS program

Hi I’m Nivetha
I’m looking for Fall’20 to get into MS in CS with ML Specialisation’
I have a GRE score of 311(162 in quants 149 in verbal 3.5 in AWA)
100 in TOFEL( 21 in reading, 25 in listening,27 speaking and writing)
I had cgpa of 8.63 from a top college in chennai
secured university rank of 29 from anna university
my research paper went till conference and is still in pipeline on publishing stage
2 internships during college time
I have almost 2yrs experience in ML Domain+ few project works too as of May’20
How feasible is it for me to get through GaTech and other colleges I’m planning to apply to other colleges like UT Austin,UT Dallas, Arizona state university, Maryland, wiscosin madison too. please share our feedback on this.
Out of these do other colleges also have RA/TA?

Hi Rajesh,

Would you recommend GaTech for specialization in embedded systems and IoT? What are the research areas the university is currently focusing on?

Thank you!

What is the probability of getting an admit in gatech (EE) with following profile:
GRE: 323 (170q)
Toefl: 103
CGPA: 67% in ECE (USICT, GGSIPU)
Workex of 2 years
1 research publication
2 international conferences
2 research posters
Multiple projects in related field
2 IEEE Scholarships
Many Leadership office posts

Should I rather get WES evaluation and use it?

Hey Rajesh,
How is industrial engineering at Georgia tech?
I want to pursue industrial engineering at Georgia tech. My GRE score is 324(Awa-4,Quant -168,Verbal-156) , CGPA -9.04 (NIRMA UNIVERSITY, Ahmedabad)
TOEFL-113
Work ex- 6months (Field related- Thermax Ltd)
What are my chances for Georgia tech and some tips regarding making SOP impactful .
Thank you.

Thanks for answering my previous questions!

A few more here:

  1. What applications/websites/tools/consultations did you use to shortlist universities?
  2. Had you done any paper/research publications?
  3. Did you have any work experience prior to MS?
  4. In your opinion, which LoR is better or has more value? From College or Workplace?
  5. Got your GRE score… How much in Quant? Does GaTech look more at the Quant score? Cut-off for Quant (in your opinion)?
  6. Is it advisable to contact GaTech ECE dept professors regarding TA/GA/RA before applying? Did you do this?
  7. When did you apply for GaTech? (month and year). Is it better to apply early or no big difference between applying early and just before the deadline?

A request! I’d like to network with you. If you’re fine with sharing your LinkedIn profile, please do so!

What part of a student’s profile does GATech give importance to?

I have worked in a global bank on fintech usecase related to liquidity and payments for customer clustering, invoice matching, product recommendation using xgboost techniques

Does Georgia tech have a co-op program for Masters students ? I heard undergrads have a co-op program

Hello, how good are RTL design courses related to FPGA in Gatech. I work as RTL design engineer in TATA ELXSI for 2 yrs. I wanted to get into this college. I have a low gre score of 317 but btech 84 percentage and a research publication in VLSI. Where do I stand?? If not GATECH, what other good colleges can you suggest in the related area?

Hi Rajesh, is the Electrical and Computer Engineering program in GATech is more on the hardware side?.. If we get into the program, can we specialize in AI or ML?