How much importance does MIT give to ECs v/s Olympiad medals/laurels (i.e. IOITC etc.)by Ameya Deshmukh
@Keshav Dhandania, what exactly is taken into consideration when MIT reviews an applicant's profile? Do ECs count a lot, like they do at other, say, non-STEM schools like Yale? And if they do, what kind of ECs are required? Is social service etc. necessary? Because I am currently in class 10 and will give my SATs/ACT in 11th and APs in class 12th beginning. I am fairly confident that I may represent India at (at least) one of the following olympiads: IPhO, IChO, IOI, IMO, IOL, and win medal(s) in the same. Along with that, I have ECs like 2nd year of Hindustani Classical Music in the Harmonium, game development and (possible) showcase of one of my games at Casual Connect USA/London 2018, Long-distance running (10k, 15k, 21k) in various local and national marathons, National Level Quizzing, Google Code-in, NTSE and a host of others. Do I stand a chance if I do comparatively less ECs in class 11 and 12 because my main focus is JEE? Please reply
Comparison between the B.Tech and B.Sc. in Computer Science.by Swetanjal Datta
This question had been bothering me for the last two years. I am unable to understand which to pursue. I have a strong interest in Competitive Programming, Robotics , Artificial Intelligence, App development, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Can someone provide a detailed comparison on the difference and similarities between these two degrees under the headings like syllabus, job opportunities etc. Also would be glad if I am advised on which degree to pursue according to my interests. Thank You.
Financial Aid vs Financial Scholarship vs Financial Sponsorshipby Keshav Dhandhania
Financial Aid: The college wants to provide you aid. Aid means you need help and the college recognizes that and would like to help you financially. They determine that you need it by looking at your family's income tax returns after you get admission into the college. How much aid you get depends on your family's income tax return. Some colleges like MIT and Harvard profile financial aid and are need-blind, i.e. your chances of getting admission is not effected by whether or not you need financial aid.
Financial Scholarship: Merit based financial rewards, i.e. if you apply for financial scholarship, your achievements need to be stronger than the applicants who don't need financial scholarship. There are two different piles the college maintains, one for people who need the scholarship and once for people who don't. Clearly, to stand out in the first pile your merits and achievements need to be better than to stand out in the second pile.
Financial Sponsorship: A loan that you take from the government or form the bank in-order to sponsor your education, which...