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Universities vs Community Colleges

Hi All,

I have got PR visa for canada,I plan to come in the month of April for a period of 22 days and go back to india.Iam looking out for masters in Management Sciences i.e Masters in Management of technology.I know universities like York and Waterloo and ryerson who offer these kind of courses.How difficult is to get admission in these universities?I want to apply in these universities as PR.So I want to apply in the period of 22 days in April when I come to Canada.What are the chances of getting admission.My profile is as follows

2004-B.E(electronics and telecommunication-Mumbai Univ)-50%
2007-PGDBA(Marketing and Systems)-65%

Work Experience
June 2004-OCT 2004-Sutherland Global Svcs as Technical Support Executive(Technical Call Centre)

July 2007-June 2008-Management Trainee(Kotak Mahindra Bank)

June 2008-Till Date-Analyst(Nomura Services Pvt Ltd-Formerly Lehman Brothers India Pvt ltd),

I want to know wheter doing in Community colleges will help me in getting a good job or should I go for masters only??Because my uncle who is in US advised me only to go for Masters.Also if I dont get in Fall 2009(i.e i dont meet the deadlines for Fall 2009 can I go for Winter 2010??)Please help me out:cool:


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Post ID: 135331 11-01-09 03:57:01
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Here is the application center to get admission into these universities. I do not want to put you down, but the truth is that they will require high 60's or 70's in percentages to get priority entries. So, do not be discouraged if they respond to you back in the negative. Also 22 days will not get you anywhere. So, apply NOW and see who provides you with a placement. They will need all of the documents sent to them directly by the Universities that you studied at in India. Also get the curriculum that you followed or the prospectus when you were studying for comparison and for continuation. This is for guidance.

Since you are a PR the fees charged will be the regular. Going back to Vocational is a backward step, and a case of last resort to obtain a decent job in a profession that you want to follow and move on from there.

But going for Masters will be the best step for the future and see what are the avenues that are available to you while you are there in India.

Here is a link that I have been advocating the new applicants to follow while they are there in India and explore the same to the bitter end prior to departure as you have support at that end. Even if costs you a bundle, please go and meet with them ONE - ON - ONE and get everything prior to departure. You should "Hit the ground running" here, once you land.

Hope this helps you a little.


Post ID: 135423 12-01-09 14:18:06
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Member since: Mar 05

Posts: 277
Location: Toronto

To add to what ftfl said,

Community colleges are a stepping stone between high school and university. Many people go to community colleges after high school as these are cheaper and less intimidating than universities and then after 2 years at the community college, they move on to University to finish their undergrad. You should only focus on Universities as you want to do your masters and like ftfl said, start the process now and once you get a decision then you can check out the institutions when u come here in April.

Post ID: 135539 14-01-09 12:18:03
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