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Please Help!! Studying in Singapore

Post by sunrays » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 5:21 pm

Hi Friends,I am from India and studying in my 12th std.I am planning to apply for Bachelor's in Computer Engineering at NUS(National university of singapore).I need your help in following matter's
1)How is the Univ and the courses that are offered there?
2)Is it recognised in India and other parts of the world?
I want to know the benefit's and drawback of studying there.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 5:36 pm

Benefits? One of the best universities in Asia. On a world standard - could do a lot worse. Recognized in India? No idea. No reason why not, unless India practices the same bias that Singapore does when ranking other universities. Recognition is a relative thing.

Not cheap. Cost of living here is prohibitive unless your family as deep pockets.
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Post by sylvia88 » Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:56 am

sunrays wrote:Hi Friends,I am from India and studying in my 12th std.I am planning to apply for Bachelor's in Computer Engineering at NUS(National university of singapore).I need your help in following matter's
1)How is the Univ and the courses that are offered there?
2)Is it recognised in India and other parts of the world?
I want to know the benefit's and drawback of studying there.
1) Check out www.nus.edu.sg

2) yes, definitely! NTU's in the top 20 world unis last yr (heard it dipped to 30-ish this year, but its still elite). well i heard NTU (nanyang tech uni) is more like the place for engineering courses than NUS, but both are on par with top unis of the world and entry to either one is highly competitive.

lots of benefits and the only drawback is that your money cant last long in Singapore. the investment's worth it though.

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Post by cavalier » Sun, 15 Feb 2009 8:32 pm

If you think that NTU is ranked in the top 20 or 30 universities world-wide, then I have a bridge you may be interested in buying.

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Post by shockcake » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:03 am

sunrays wrote: 2)Is it recognised in India and other parts of the world?
In general, a degree will be recognised in most parts of the world, if it is from a University accredited by the Government of the country where the University is situated. And NUS is definitely accredited by the Singapore Government.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 6:01 pm

cavalier wrote:If you think that NTU is ranked in the top 20 or 30 universities world-wide, then I have a bridge you may be interested in buying.
I'll buy your bridge and call your bluff. Both of the two largest and most respected ranking systems in the world, one in the US and one in the UK both put it in the top 30. It's also listed as #4 in Asia (or #3 according to one survey).
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Post by road.not.taken » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 7:30 pm

Just don't get too caught up in the whole ranking thing. It's more of a marketing tool than anything else. They are skewed and they are flawed. The schools misrepresent themselves and there are more ranking systems than carter has little pills . It shouldn't be about getting into a name brand, top ranked university, it should be about finding the right fit. Go see schools on your short list and ask questions, that's the only way to ensure a good fit and a successful educational experience.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:06 am

Actually in certain disciplines it's ranked as high as #10. Not all universities maintain the same ranking across all disciplines. Singapore, in the past has always ranked lowly in the humanities but has been pulling it up a bit each year. The low emphasis on Humanities in the past has always dragged the overall score down.
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Post by cavalier » Tue, 17 Feb 2009 5:00 pm

Both of the two largest and most respected ranking systems in the world, one in the US and one in the UK both put it in the top 30. It's also listed as #4 in Asia (or #3 according to one survey).
The Time Higher Education has NTU ranked at 77 worldwide so I am curious to know what rankings you are looking at.

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