Cloud Nine

Most of you know that I have been trying for doctoral studies for quite some time now. Without any journal publication and with not so great GRE score it was tough applying to various universities. The disheartening regret letters filled my room. I spent around 60,000 INR applying to Universities abroad as well as in India (The application fee is quite expensive in most universities)

Finally, there is a good news. I am offered admission for Ph.D. in the School of Computer Engineering at NTU, Singapore with full scholarship! I have not received the offer letter yet, the information has been obtained from NTU website. The most interesting thing is that I have not spent any money while applying to NTU. :)

If everything goes fine I should be in Singapore by August 2010. :)

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15 Responses to Cloud Nine

  1. Kishore says:


    They say the best things in life are free :P

  2. vayanakkaran says:

    Congrats.. congrats congrats.. :)

  3. Anon says:

    Congratulationssss aliyaaaa!!! :)

  4. Balagopal says:

    Great… I should keep an eye on this. However 60,000… :-o

  5. Vivek says:

    @ kishore

    Thanks.. :)

    @ vayanakkaran

    Thank you thank you thank you.. :)

    @ Rajith

    Thanks aliyaa.. :)

    @ Balu


    Well, it includes the air fares to kanpur and all and not just application fees.. :P

  6. sandeep rb says:

    Congrats……So you are getting some more time to rest :)

  7. renjith says:

    code obfuscationil oru pathu patentengilum aayi thirichu varatte ennu aashamsikunnu…..

  8. Shal says:

    So dream come true!! (or half the dream?? ;) )

  9. Vivek says:

    @ sandeep

    Thanks… yes :)

    @ renjith

    Pinne alla.. :)

    @ Shal

    hmmm… A DREAM come true (a big one though).. still got thousands of unsatisfied ones.. :)

  10. Shal says:

    I know.. Nobel Prize.. Turing Award.. Ne-v-er gonna happen!! :P

    (ok dont cry.. I will pray that u get all those.. and then I could say to those around me “Hey!! That’s my friend!!” :) )

  11. Shas says:

    A hearty congratulations to you. Hardwork pays.
    All the best !!

  12. Vivek says:

    @ shas

    Thank you!! :)

  13. Prem says:

    congrats…man… finally u have achieved it…

    All the Best…

  14. Vivek says:

    @ prem

    Thanks man! :)

  15. Nipun says:


    lets elaborate….

    “Bad GRE score”
    Oru aazcha padichavanu ithu dharaalam mathi

    “spend around 60 000 INR”
    pokano vendayo ennu thale divsam theerumanikuka ennitu kingfisher airlinesinte schedule thappuka

    P.S ..Congrats….

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