maliksaim wrote:Thank you for your reply.
But why do you think I need a new degree? If I can take analytical and statistical mechanics, general relativity, graduate E&M and QM, maybe even quantum field theory, wouldn't that suffice for an application? I know I can take and clear these classes because I have seen courses on them, and I know quite a bit from all these classes. I have nothing to show for it, but, if I clear such courses, without enrolling in a degree program, won't that be good enough?
I can't even imagine going through another bachelors degree : D
maliksaim wrote:And there is no mistake in the GPA. I get the point; its horrendous : D I have never enjoyed engineering. Don't ask me why I went for it; long story. I am however surprised at how many people in this forum graduate with a 4.0/4.0. At least at our institute, when someone gets a 4/4 in a single semester, its big news. Nobody has ever graduated with a 4/4, so I guess we have bad grading system (I know, excuses, excuses, excuses : D)
blighter wrote:maliksaim wrote:The average GPA at my school is around 7.0 and the standard deviation is close to 2.0, whereas the average GPA in US is around 3.4 and the standard deviation is around 0.5. That converts a GPA of 5.0 at my school to a GPA of 2.9 in the US system. I know this isn't the most elegant way of converting the GPA's but at least it is better than simply scaling it.
maliksaim wrote:I would still say, I think most of you people are being too negative about my GPA. First, its a GPA in mechanical engineering; a field which I am trying to get away from. Secondly, there have been people going from arts and humanities to masters in science subjects; I at least have lots of physics and mathematics under my belt. And third, in case you people are thinking that I am trying for a direct PhD or a masters leading to PhD, that is not true. I am, specifically, looking for a dead end masters right now. Does that change your mind a bit about my chances? : D
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