• Ritika Jena (MS Marketing)- University of Drexel
  • Saumitra Tiwari (MS Electrical Engineering) – Boston University
  • Parikshit Jain- Santa Clara Univesity, MS Computer Science
  • Nipun (MBA)- University of North Carolina with 80% Scholarship.
  • Ankita Mahajan (MBA)- SUNY BUFFALO
  • Uday Singh- Universit of Texas, Dallas – MS Computer Science
  • Pooja Sahu – Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (MBA)
  • Achintya University of Texas Dallas, San Jose, Santa Clara for MS Business Analytics
  • Komalbir Kaur – Pennsylvania State University (MS Electrical Engineering)
  • Vedita- University of Cincinnati for MIS
  • Pankaj Arora-MBA-NUS
  • Abhinav Sharma-MBA-HKUST
  • Rishabh Tapiyal – Missouri State University and New Jersey Institute of Technology ( MS Engineering Management )
  • Karan (MS Computer Science)- New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Parikshit Madahar – New Jersey Institute of Technology (MS Software Engineering)
  • Ashish Suri (MBA) – University of Arizona (Eller ) with 85% scholarship.
  • Sahil Lodha – Northwestern University (Kellog) – MBA
  • Akshay Arora – Syrcacuse University
  • Aakanksha Kohli – Master’s in Environmental Engineering NYU Tandon School of Engineering 
  • Rajat Bokaria – MBA Schulich School of Business
  • Mohit Vasu – MBA Schulich School of Business
  • Akshat Sati – MBA University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) with 50% scholarship, UC Irvine with $45000 scholarship
  • Nitush Mahipal – MBA IE Spain
  • Rahul Sharma – MBA University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  • Ayush Gupta – MBA University of Arizona with 100% scholarship
  • Naman Chopra – MS in Mechanical Engineering Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Ankit Chaudhri – MBA Schulich School of Business
  • Mukul Khanna – MBA HEC Paris
  • Rikesh – MBA IE Spain with 30% scholarship
  • Rashneetpal Singh – MBA Schulich School of Business
  • Ankur Agarwal – MBA Indian School of Business (ISB)
  • Akarsh Garg – Undergraduate Boston University, University of California Davis, Purdue University
  • Abhishek – MBA IIM-Calcutta
  • Apeksha Gautam – MBA Indian School of Business (ISB)
  • Ashish Suri – MBA Eller College of Management, University of Arizona with 100% Scholarship, Schulich School of Business
  • Karan Jain – MBA Simon Business School 50% scholarship
  • Abhishek Bishnoi – MBA Tepper School of Business, University of Virginia
  • Sargun Sachdeva – MBA Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Sahil Dadhwal – MBA University of Arizona (Eller) with 100% scholarship
  • Minaxi – MS in Computer Science University of Southern California
  • Rachit – MS in CS USC, Arizona State university and NYU GSAS
  • Sneha Arora – Undergraduation Purdue University, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati (20,000 $ scholarship), Indiana Bloomington
  • Nitish Ghosal – MS Business Analytics, Global MISM Purdue University, Carneige Mellon University
  • Munish Chabra – MBA Kelley School of Business, 80% scholarship
  • Upasana – MBA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with 60% scholarship
  • Akshay Arora – MS MIS Syracuse University and University of Texas Dallas
  • Saurabh Verma – MS Computer Science and MS ITM University of Texas, Dallas, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Saurya Singh – MBA Indian School of Business 
  • Anish Ranjan – MS in CS Texas A & M University
  • Ankur Khemani – MS in CS University of Southern California
  • Shray Sharan – MBA Texas A&M College Station
  • SAGARNEEL SARMA – MSE in Electrical Engineering University of Pennsylvania
  • Gaurav Chauhan – MS Civil Engineering Arizona State University
  • Chandan Bhattacharjee – Texas A & M University
  • Pallavi – MS in MIS University of Maryland
  • Himanshu Mehta – MS in Mechanical Engineering University of Maryland College Park
  • Rikhil – MS Finance UT Dallas
  • Deepanshu Sharma – MBA Tulane University
  • Nishant Kochhar – Undergraduate Purdue University
  • Kritath – MS in Business Analytics University of Florida with $10,000 scholarship
  • Deepak Hooda – MBA Cleveland State University
  • Ashmeet Jabbal – Ms Public Relations Boston Universty
  • Sukhneeraj – PHD in Immunology University of Georgiawith 100% Scholarship
  • Rahul Kapil Sharma – MS in Telecommunications University of Maryland College Park
  • Aditya Kaushal – MS Electrical Engineering SUNY Buffalo
  • Niharika Jain – MS Entertainment Technology CMU
  • Varun Elaproru – Ms in Construction Management “Georgia Institute of Technology Texas A& M university”
  • Sachin Arora – MBA University of Cincinnati (50% scholarship)
  • Rahul Singhal – MS CS NCSU
  • Shruti Chandok – MBA Schulich school of Business
  • Nisarg Trehan – MS Construction Project Management New York University
  • Prateek Agarwal – MBA University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC)with 50% scholarship
  • Kumkum – MSBA University of Houston
  • Varun Bindra – MS MIS Texas A & M University & University of Arizona (Eller)
  • Akshay Khanna – MS Business Analytics Arizona State University
  • Daljeet Singh – MS Agricultural Sciences UIUC (With $ 23,000 scholarship)
  • Prakhar Keshri – MS Software Engineering Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Gaurav Gangwar – MS Mechanical Engineering University of Texas, 10,000 $ Scholarship
  • Amshika Amar – Masters of Public Policy Georgetown University
  • Shitij Juneja – MS Computer Science University Of Pennsylvania
  • Ankit Sharma – MS Finance University of Rochester (Simon) with 50% Tuition Fee Waiver
  • Gagandeep Singh – MS MIS UIC, Chicago, NEU, Boston
  • Abhinav Bindal – MS Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Stanford University
  • Tushar Sharma – MS MIS University of Texas Dallas, University of Cincinnati and RIT (with $12,000 scholarship)
  • Geetansh Gulati – MS MIS University of Arizona (with $10,000 scholarship)
  • Atharva Hans – Undergraduate Studies Purdue University & Penn State University 
  • Pratik Singhi – MS Real Estate Management Columbia University, Cornell University and NYU
  • Khatib Mallik – MIS/MS Software Engineering Pennsylvania State University, Arizona State University, University of Texas, Dallas
  • Yash Kansal – Undergraduate Studies UCLA, UCSD, USC & UT Austin
  • Devna Grover – Undergraduate Studies Umass Amherst ($48000), Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University, Michigan State University
  • Shakti Singh – MS Software Engineering Carneigie Mellon University
  • Shrinand Aggarwal – Undergraduate Studies Boston University, Texas A & M University
  • Winnie Narang – MS Computer Science Columbia University
  • Shruti Dimbla – Undergraduate Studies University of Waterloo
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  • Abhiraj Sharma – Drexel University (with 50% scholarship)
  • Paras Gupta – Miami University (with $10,000 scholarship)
  • Manik Mehta – Ohio State University (with $20,000 scholarship)
  • Sanajana Mohan – Georgia Tech University (with $10,000 scholarship)
  • Kavita Mehta – University of Dartmouth (with 100% scholarship)
  • Devna Grover – University of Massachussets Amherst (with $48,000 scholarship)
  • Sangita Verma – RIT (with $20,000 scholarship)
  • Sukneeraj Kaur – University of Georgia (with 100% scholarship) PhD. Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Rohit Kumar – NYU (with 40% scholarship) Ms EE
  • Achintya Sen – University of Texas, Dallas (with $10,000 scholarship) MSBA
  • Hitchintan Kaur – University of IOWA (with 100% tuition fees waiver) PhD. Biomedical Sciences 
  • Amit Sharma – Ohio State University (with 100% scholarship) Integrated Biomedical Sciences 
  • Meera Jindal – University of Minnesota (with 100% tuition fees waiver) MS CS 
  • Nidhi Bhatra – University of New Mexico (with 100% scholarship) PhD. Biomedical Sciences 
  • Shilpi Aggarwal – Harvard University (with 100% presidential scholarship) Masters in Public Health
  • Deepak Kumar – University of Illinois (with 100% scholarship) PhD. Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Geetansh Gulati – University of Arizona (with $15,000 Scholarship) MS MIS
  • Vaibhav Mittal – University of Florida (With $10,000 scholarship) Ms ECE
  • Gaurav Chawan – University of Florida (with 50% scholarship) MS Civil Engineering 
  • Shweta Maheshwari – Harvard University (with 100% scholarship) Masters in Public Health
  • Yogur Kaur – University of Texas (HSC) with 100% Scholarship PhD. Biomedical Sciences 
  • Aditya Kaushal – NYU (with 40% scholarship) MS in EE
  • Sweta Mall Indiana University (Kelley) with 50 % scholarship
  • Puneet Satija – University of Maryland (Robert.H.Smith) with 50% scholarship
  • Deepanshu Sharma – Tulane University 40% scholarship
  • Sunny – University of Massachusetts Boston with 75% scholarship
  • Gurpreet Kaur – University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flager) with 50% scholarship
  • Nipun Sehgal – University of north Carolina (Kenan Flagler) with 80% scholarship
  • Swati Bansal – Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) with 50% Scholarship
  • Shalabh Garg – SMU (COX) with $50000 scholarship
  • Rohit kohli – University of Arizona with 75% scholarship
  • Rikesh – IE Spain with (with 10,000 euro scholarship)
  • Mahos Markos – Washington University (Olin) with 50% scholarship
  • Nitesh Sharma – Babson University (Olin) with $ 10000 scholarship
  • Krishna A Chowdhary – University of Georgia with 100% scholarship
  • Abhinav Gaur – Notre Dame (Mendoza) with 50% Scholarship
  • Swati Kirti – University of Arizona (Eller) 100% scholarship
  • Ankita Mahajan – Babson College with $10,000 scholarship)
  • Somari Raturi – York Schulich with 40% scholarship
  • Ritika Dogra University of Pittsburg (Katz) 75% Scholarship
  • Vivek Pundit – Carnegie Mellon ( Tepper)School of Business
  • Chinmay Wanmali – Drexel University (Lebow College of Business)with 60% Scholarship
  • Anupam Sharma – Texas A& M with 100% scholarship
  • Upsana Gupta – UIUC with 75% scholarship
  • Shrey Shekhar – SMU (COX) with 100% scholarship
  • Ayush Gupta – University of Arizona Eller with 100% scholarship
  • Rahul Sharma – University of Rochester (Simon) with 40% Scholarship
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startupWith the spring semester just around the corner, the mad scramble for gaining admission into a top B-school has begun and many MBA students are busy polishing resumes and building up their work profiles. So what really makes for that winning application for landing a seat in an MIT, Harvard or Cornell?

Many aspiring candidates want to know if a start-up experience—even an unsuccessful one—would give them the much needed edge over other competitors in their race to gain admission into some of the best business schools in the world. Well, there is good news in store for such candidates because prominent admission consultancies reveal that most leading universities including MIT, Harvard, Cornell, UCLA, Stanford, and Wharton are looking at enhanced diversification in their class profiles.  These universities now increasingly prefer to include students from different backgrounds against the tradition favourites—applicants from finance, banking and consulting backgrounds.

It is believed that even though such students comes with the baggage of a failed startup, they bring with them a rich experience of their own individual perspectives on different ways to secure funding, the reasons behind the failure, and the insights on what they could have done to salvage the enterprise.  Another, major reason is that most admission committees feel that by allowing admission to young entrepreneurs, they are fuelling the growth of new businesses and enterprises.

In the previous admission seasons many applicants with an experience of start-ups have been successful in securing admission into top business schools. They have interesting viewpoints and experiences to share, and they generally do well in the group discussion rounds due to this reason.  In fact having prior experience related to a start-up is now seen as an important strategy to gain admission particularly in cases where the candidate’s profile is weak, with not very impressive scores in graduation or GMAT.

However, there are several other angles to the story as well. MBA candidates should remember that although a start-up experience no doubt bolsters your resume considerably, the admission committee takes a holistic view of your application. At the end of the day, it’s the quality of your comprehensive profile that matters. While applying you should evaluate your profile carefully and shape it in a way that highlights your plus points, through your SOPs, LORs and essays. If you have an edge by excelling in cutting edge technology or bringing in new businesses, there is no way B-Schools are going to ignore these qualities. So enhance your profile in a way that showcases your strengths. Similarly, if you have plans of starting on your own enterprise, you need to substantiate how an MBA is going to help you in achieving your goals.

Other very important points to consider are your growth trajectory within the organization you are working for presently, and your role within it.  The admissions committee would like to know about how you have added value to the organization, and how your contribution has affected the organization. It also wants to know about your personal and professional growth over the years. They can measure your management and leadership skills by analysing the effect of your contributions. They want to know if you are truly passionate about problem solving and creativity, if you possess a proclivity for risk-taking, and if you showed true grit during challenging real-life situations.

While it is safe to say that a start-up experience does help MBA candidates, the experience needs to be bolstered by other well justified qualities and skills as well in order to gain entry into that dream MBA School.