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Tips for Admission in National University of Singapore
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Some recent headlines for National University of Singapore (NUS)

 Apr 23, 2015 : Agilent to Provide National University of Singapore with Access to Bioanalytical Tech


 
 Agilent Technologies today announced that it will provide access to its bioanalytical instruments to National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) for use in a study of patient responses to cardiovascular medicines. Using the technologies, NUS Medicine researchers aim to provide real-time readouts for patients to understand the risks and benefits of commonly prescribed medications throughout the lifecycle of a drug, Agilent said. The effort is beginning with heart disease therapeutics, but could later expand to other conditions such as diabetes.
 
 Source:
 https://www.genomeweb.com/business-news/...tical-tech
 
 
 
28 Apr 2015: NUS launches new centre for Family and Population Research

 
The centre will adopt a multi-disciplinary and international comparative approach to bridge the gap between academic research with public policies that affect the well-being of the family.
SINGAPORE: A new Centre for Family and Population Research, launched by the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Tuesday (Apr 28), will be dedicated to research and training on family and population studies in Singapore and beyond.
 
Fertility and marriage, ageing and health, changing family living arrangements and family values, migration and integration are just some of the key themes it will be focusing on.
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sing...11450.html

31 Mar 2015: AP signs pact with National University of Singapore


The Andhra Pradesh Government, National University of Singapore, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have inked an MoU in Singapore to work on 'Ease of Doing Business in AP'.

The memorandum of understanding signed between NUS (acting through the Asian Competitiveness Institute at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), AP and CII is for cooperation in relation to 'Masterplan on Ease of Doing Business in Andhra Pradesh (MEDBAP): Vision 2020' and other related activities.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news...052621.ece

23 April 2015: Agilent Technologies to Collaborate with National University of Singapore on Bioanalytical Studies

Company to Support NUS Medicine’s Research for Safer, More Effective Medicine for Heart Disease

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced a strategic collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in a move aimed to help researchers develop more effective medicine to treat cardiovascular disease.
Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20...T8OTCGqqko

Apr 10, 2015: NUS takes action against seat hogging

The National University of Singapore has stepped up its efforts to combat the seat-hogging problem, a spokesman for the university said.

The spokesman told The New Paper (TNP): "Since last semester, UTown has piloted a trolley system where students can place unattended items if the study space is unoccupied for a period of time. Students may be barred from using the study areas if they are found to have repeatedly misused the space.

Source: http://news.asiaone.com/news/education/n...4Vuck.dpuf
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Admission to research based program in NUS/NTU

Hello Everyone, I am Ayshwarya, and I passed my B.E mechatronics in 2007 with 87%. I worked in IT for about 4 years and took a break for maternity. I am currently residing in Singapore and teaching part-time for the diploma mechanical students.

I want to take up higher studies now and thinking of applying for the research based programs in NUS/NTU

I am planning to give GRE and TOEFL before November to apply for 2016 August admissions. However I have the following questions. It would be of great help if you could advise on the below

1. Should I have a GATE score as well for this?
2. In NUS website I found that the admission criteria asks for Bachelors with honours degree. Is it same as the bachelors degree with First Class Distinction?
3. Will I have a problem in selling my application because of the break in career?


Regards
Ayshwarya
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#73
Hi Sunil,

If you remember I had posted my resume here and sought your help.Contacting the professor did help me in the interview process.
I have been admitted to NUS for the AY 2015.
Thanks for your valuable help and guidance.

Regards
Som
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#74
Hey congo! Can you share your interview experience? What kind of questions were asked? It would be of help.

Congrats again!
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(07-25-2015, 03:10 PM)som92 Wrote: Hi Sunil,

If you remember I had posted my resume here and sought your help.Contacting the professor did help me in the interview process.
I have been admitted to NUS for the AY 2015.
Thanks for your valuable help and guidance.

Regards
Som

Hello Som,

Extremely happy for you! I'm glad that I could be of some help. All the best for a very bright future! Pranjul would be there to help you acclimatize with NUS (though he is keeping quite busy with his research these days owing to the final year of PhD). And please do share your overall experience of getting admission at NUS, I hope you understand that it would be of great help to other aspirants.

Congrats and Best wishes once again!

Cheers!
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


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#76
Hello Sir,
I recently completed my B.E in Biotechnology with 74% (Aggregate 66.16%). My GATE score is 93.86 percentile. I am very much keen on doing Masters in biological sciences(research work) from NUS. Also I have a Research paper published in IJERGS in the May-June 2015 edition. I have done a 1 month internship at NIRRH (ICMR), Genetic Research Center. Do I have chances to get in? are there any chances to get scholarship? Shall I give GRE? If I apply to NUS with this GATE score after a 1 year experience would the probability of admission increase? Also, I am confused between NUS and ICT, Mumbai. I would be really very thankful to you if you could help me decide!  
Thank you.
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#77
@Sunil 

Hello Sir,
I am a student(currently in 7th sem) of Electrical Engg., NIT Durgapur.
CGPA: 8.02
10th : 9.2(out of 10) CBSE
12th : 88% CBSE
GRE : Yet to take
GATE: I havent very confident in this exam as I have not prepared for this.
I am interested to apply for NUS. I dont have any papers published but have completed 3 different industrial trainings. What should be my future steps towards this process to ensure a seat in 2016 summer?
Eagerly awaiting a reply!
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#78
Hello msram,

Well you will need a qualifying exam first of all, it can either be GATE or GRE. Better appear for both. And since NUS has a minimal requirement of just 90 percentile in GATE, you shouldn't find it difficult to achieve the same. There is ample time to prepare for GATE, I am sure you will be able to crack it up!

And about the publications (that's not at all a limitation). Yes they add a shine to your profile, but very few students applying for NUS have publications to support their profile(s). It's the interview that decides the fate which is all dependent upon your technical know how and general aptitude towards research.

Your recommendations have a great impact on the application, so ensure that you get good recommendations.

Your profile overall is great (no hiccups on that part).

As I suggest other candidates too, do contact a prof in NUS expressing your interest in doing research under his guidance.

For now, focus on GATE/GRE/Recommendations.

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


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(07-27-2015, 09:31 PM)vallari23 Wrote: Hello Sir,
I recently completed my B.E in Biotechnology with 74% (Aggregate 66.16%). My GATE score is 93.86 percentile. I am very much keen on doing Masters in biological sciences(research work) from NUS. Also I have a Research paper published in IJERGS in the May-June 2015 edition. I have done a 1 month internship at NIRRH (ICMR), Genetic Research Center. Do I have chances to get in? are there any chances to get scholarship? Shall I give GRE? If I apply to NUS with this GATE score after a 1 year experience would the probability of admission increase? Also, I am confused between NUS and ICT, Mumbai. I would be really very thankful to you if you could help me decide!  
Thank you.
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(08-15-2015, 05:27 PM)vallari23 Wrote:
(07-27-2015, 09:31 PM)vallari23 Wrote: Hello Sir,
I recently completed my B.E in Biotechnology with 74% (Aggregate 66.16%). My GATE score is 93.86 percentile. I am very much keen on doing Masters in biological sciences(research work) from NUS. Also I have a Research paper published in IJERGS in the May-June 2015 edition. I have done a 1 month internship at NIRRH (ICMR), Genetic Research Center. Do I have chances to get in? are there any chances to get scholarship? Shall I give GRE? If I apply to NUS with this GATE score after a 1 year experience would the probability of admission increase? Also, I am confused between NUS and ICT, Mumbai. I would be really very thankful to you if you could help me decide!  
Thank you.

Hello vallari,

Your GATE score is well above needed, but I'm bit worried about the aggregate percentage. In which band do you fall in terms of ranking (like 1st division, second division etc). The information is often mentioned in the degree or behind your marksheets. So 74% is your final year marks?

Your case is a touch and go...you may or may not get the call...but I would suggest in the favor of applying for NUS. I dont think GRE would change the story to a great extent for NUS. GATE should suffice. But if you can score well above 310 in GRE, I am sure you will stand very good chances in NUS.

Right now you shouldn't be confused over NUS and ICT. Apply for NUS, go for M.Tech in ICT, if you get the call from NUS then go ahead for it otherwise keep your M.Tech continued and score well in Mtech to apply later at NUS with a better GATE as well as academic score.

About experience, yes it does help...

All the best

P.S: Extremely sorry for missing your query...somehow it just skipped my eye.

Best wishes
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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Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? | These are the Important Points to Consider
Careers in Biotechnology | A list of various Options
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