Indian Degrees Now Recognized in U.S.

Posted Fri, 12 Dec 2008 13:00:00 -0000

World Education Services, the leader in international education credential evaluation for American and Canadian universities, has revised its assessment of India's three-year undergraduate degrees.

This is great news for the thousands of Indian LearnHubbers who aspire to do a graduate degree in the U.S.!

Indian students who have earned a Bachelor's degree, such as B.Sc. or B.Com, with Division I or II from universities accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of "A" or higher, may now equate to a U.S. Bachelor's degree.

Traditionally, students in India needed to complete sixteen years of academic work to be eligible for admission to graduate programs in the United States.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Associate Director says this initiative will, "help students gain full credit for their Indian education and save them an extra year of coursework, which some students undertake to meet the requirement for admission to the U.S. universities."

Prominent American universities are prepared to consider International applications for graduate admission from candidates who hold three-year degrees.

Students interested in international education are encouraged to join WES's International Admissions community to share their experiences and ask queries on a range of topics related to international admissions including credential evaluation, admissions process, immigration, and standardized testing.



58 Comments
    swat
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    swatSun, 14 Dec 2008 05:41:43 -0000

    that is indeed a great news :)

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    rohit sachdeva
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Sun, 28 Dec 2008 08:24:03 -0000

    Hi MayMay.. Is this applicable for International students applying to Canadian Universities as well for fall 2009 sessions??

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    brar4318
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    SHAMSHER SINGH BRARMon, 29 Dec 2008 14:24:08 -0000

    are indian degrees valid in canada.tell me in which courses i can apply for higher education in canada.my education is ba.llb

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    MayMay
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    May LSat, 03 Jan 2009 15:06:43 -0000

    Hi there Rohit & Brar,

    As far as I know, Canadian universities have not implemented this assessment.

    This initiative currently only recognizes and allows U.S. universities to recruit from a pool of graduates from India and compete with universities in Australia and the UK for the best candidates.

    Unfortunately, Canadian universities have not (yet) approved program.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    indira m
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    indira mukherjeeThu, 22 Jan 2009 12:29:22 -0000

    hey guys i need to knw if my psychology degree(withut honors will be velid too. i want to earn a masters in counselling psycho. and does anyone knw if i should write the gre subject or general test . plzzzz help

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    RATNU
    Vote
    Current Rating
    -1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Ishwari Singh RatnuWed, 28 Jan 2009 17:51:09 -0000

    Hi MayMay,

    i have done my C.A. & B.Com from India,would my C.A.'s degree will help me in styding in America ?

    Regards,
    Ratnu

    Post Comments

    Sureshbala
    Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 09:43:32 -0000

    Dear Ratnu,

    You can definitely consider study in the USA with your academic background. You can plan to pursue MBA from some of the top B-Schools in the USA. For the same you need to take GMAT and TOEFL Most of the top B-Schools in the USA require at least 2 yrs of work experience besides a very good score in GMAT.

    Reply to This
    nerding4GRE
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    AmiFri, 30 Jan 2009 13:49:09 -0000

    @ Indira, yes, psychology (non honors) course can also be acceptable. Just send in your transcripts (ask your university for this) to WES and then, you'll get to know if they consider your bachelors equivalent to the US bachelors. I did the same. With a non honor major, I applied to WES and they happily gave me an equivalent status with a cool 3.87 overall GPA! Yes, General GRE, that you have to give if you want to study in the US. Most of the schools generally dont ask for a subject test, specially if you are applying for masters, so, general GRE should be it. Good luck indira!!

    Post Comments

    sruthi231
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    sruthiThu, 19 Nov 2009 12:29:25 -0000

    HI, i'm sruthi, i'v done a Bachelor's in visual communication but wanna pursue a master's in psychology in india.. i am to be engaged in feb and my fiance' is settled in the USA.. i want to know if my master's degree from india in Counselling psychology would be recognized in the USA for doing a Phd in psychology.. i am really hoping you'd answer thank you

    B_arun
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    B.ArunThu, 07 Jan 2010 06:24:10 -0000

    Hi, Your Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology will get recognition in USA if the course and university are accredited with USA.
    Regarding your PhD in Psychology we can recommend you the following universities which provide this course.

    1. Adler School of Professional Psychology
    2. Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    3. Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
    4. University of North Texas

    To know about various universities abroad you can “Click here”: http://learnhub.com/directory

    For further queries you can contact our Study Abroad Counselor Mr. Amit: 91-9818566611 or email him at amit.wadhwa@learnhub.com

    Reply to This
    entdoc
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    mohitThu, 19 Feb 2009 09:59:10 -0000

    i have done my BDS from india. i want to do MDS IN cosmatic dentistry, ortho, endodontics.where in USA ,UK, AUSTRELIA, it is possible

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    chintanpatel
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    chintanpatelFri, 06 Mar 2009 13:36:18 -0000

    Hiii maymay
    I ve completed my b.pharma from India. will US consider this degree?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    c13_max
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    ChetankumarSun, 08 Mar 2009 13:57:48 -0000

    Is there any provision to enter Pharm D programe, after completion of master degree in pharmacy / it counted to get credit for it. please let me know

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    amritchohan
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    AmritMon, 16 Mar 2009 13:38:28 -0000

    Can somebody let me know whether University of Delhi is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) ? If yes, then which grade?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    cmehandru
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    c mTue, 17 Mar 2009 05:43:51 -0000

    Hi, I have done B.S in Computer engineering and M.S in embedded systems from India and want to pursue MBA in Canada. Please let me know if my current qualifications will be at par with the canadian ones.

    Post Comments

    Sureshbala
    Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 09:58:19 -0000

    Dear cmehandru,

    Your academic profile is definitely on par with the admission requirements. Most of the top Canadian B-Schools require a decent GMAT score and a work experience of at least 2 yrs. You can check the information of the some of the top schools in Canada and other places abroad with the aid of our School Finder Tool

    Reply to This
    cmehandru
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    c mTue, 17 Mar 2009 05:46:01 -0000

    Hi, I have done B.S in Computer engineering and M.S in embedded systems from India and want to pursue MBA in Canada. Please let me know if my current qualifications will be at par with the canadian ones.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    cute babes
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    TwinkleWed, 18 Mar 2009 07:46:01 -0000

    Hello..!! Hv Done Ma Master'z in Computer'z( MCA) from Mumbai, India..Will Diz Help Me To Persue Further Studies in USA??

    Post Comments

    Sureshbala
    Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 10:03:39 -0000

    Hi,

    You can definitely consider studying in the USA. Since you have already done a master's degree you can consider doing a Ph.D or an MBA. In order to get admission into some of the top B-Schools in the USA you need to have at least 2 years of work experience along with a decent score in GMAT

    Instead if you chose Ph.D you can do it straight away by taking GRE and TOEFL Of course some of the US universities require GRE subject test score for entry into their Ph.D programs

    Reply to This
    basith
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    basithThu, 19 Mar 2009 15:18:05 -0000

    BASITH:

    MAY I KNOW THE COURSE FEE FOR MBA?

    Post Comments

    Sureshbala
    Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 10:05:37 -0000

    Dear Basith,

    The course fee for MBA depends upon the B-Schools that you choose. Normally the course fee ranges from 15,000 $ to 60,000$ per annum. In addition to this you will have to plan out for your living expenditure as well

    Reply to This
    hiteshastan
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    hiteshWed, 25 Mar 2009 05:24:52 -0000

    Hi

    I done BCA- bachlor of computer pplication and MBA in It specialization from india, its 12 + 3 + 2 total study work..
    Now I M going to USA so I want to credit my both degree how is it possible plz let me know…its very important

    Post Comments

    Sureshbala
    Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 10:24:32 -0000

    Dear Hiteshastan,

    I did not get your question. What do you mean by getting credited with you degrees? Are you planning to study abroad? Since you are an MBA graduate what is the program that you intend to pursue and in which country? Please let us know these details….

    Regards

    Reply to This
    rejoice2live
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    RejoiceThu, 26 Mar 2009 04:46:23 -0000

    I am currently in US . Have done my BCom in II grade. Want to pursue Masters in Human resource management or Masters in English (Creative writing). Am I eligible ?

    Post Comments

    Sureshbala
    Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 10:36:26 -0000

    Dear rejoice2live,

    Since you had grade II in your B.Com you must do well in the entrance exam required to get the admission. For both the courses mentioned by you most of the US universities require GRE score. Also go through our School Finder Tool to select some of the good universities that will fit into your requirements.

    Regards

    Reply to This
    Sureshbala
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    SureshMon, 30 Mar 2009 09:54:07 -0000

    Dear entdoc, chintanpatel and c13_max

    You can definitely pursue Master's Degree in the fields specified by you in the USA or Canada by getting a decent score in GRE and TOEFL

    For more information regarding the same please go through the following links

    MS in Physiotherapy

    Ph.D in Pharmacy

    MDS in the USA

    After BDS to the USA

    MS in Pharamacy

    Masters in Pharma

    Regards

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    preet_prabh
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    preetWed, 29 Apr 2009 15:52:02 -0000

    Hi,
    I would soon be going to USA on family based visa! I want to know at what level my degree in Bachelor of Arts from University of Delhi with grade III will be evaluated

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Sureshbala
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    SureshWed, 06 May 2009 19:39:27 -0000

    Dear preet_prabh,

    By grade III what is the percentage of marks that you mean? Anyway, it all depends upon the grading of your university by NAAC and also different colleges in the USA have different grading procedures.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    smita4461
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Smita SinhaThu, 18 Jun 2009 20:57:29 -0000

    Hi I have a bachelors degree - 1st division marks. My college St. Aloysius , is rated A+ by NAAC but the university RDVV is rated B++ do u think I will get will will be able to get go ahead from WES

    Thanks a lot

    Post Comments

    chandra_avinash
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Avinash ChandraSat, 20 Jun 2009 05:46:20 -0000

    smita,

    the best way is to get in touch with WES (via their helpline or support email id) and ask them; you can enquire for a precedent for such cases…..

    Reply to This
    bgowda
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Bhavya GowdaWed, 01 Jul 2009 15:46:07 -0000

    Hello Sureshbala,

    I have completed my BSc majot in Computer science and Electroncs in 1st class and the college i studied is Acreated by NAAC 'A' . And I am planning to do MBA Please do let me knwo am i eligible to join MBA in USA. If Yes also do let me know what are the universities or B-Schools that accepts my 3 years of degree. and if i want to get more credits to join MBA can i take some course in community colleges and can i transfer them to to the B-Schools? Please advice me in this topic I m struggling to get this information every day. If you give me some tips and the solutions for my situation it will be great.

    Thanks in advance
    -Bhavya

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Sureshbala
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    SureshMon, 06 Jul 2009 08:56:36 -0000

    Hi,

    We surveyed a sample of regionally accredited universities in the United States to establish their policy on acceptance of the three-year Indian degree for entry to a Master’s program. Among the universities which were prepared to consider an applicant holding this qualification with an appropriately distinguished academic record were,

    • Harvard University • Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) • Georgetown University • I.M.P.A.C. University • Huntingdon College of Health Sciences • The American Graduate School of Management • Grantham University • East Michigan University • Hult International Business School • New York Chiropractic College • Kellogg Business School ( Northwestern University) • Fuqua Business School ( Duke University) • Tuck Business School ( Dartmouth University) • Goizueta Business School ( Emory University) • Carnegie Mellon University • Aspen University

    Privately, some other institutions have stated that if the student’s three-year degree is evaluated as equivalent to a U.S. bachelors degree they would consider the student for admission.

    Karin Thompson, Assistant Director, Office of Graduate Admissions at Georgetown University responded to our inquiry as follows,

    “At Georgetown University we evaluate all three year degree applicants on a case by case basis. We look at the school the degree was received from, the courses the student took, and the grades received. If the rest of the student's application is strong and competitive in the applicant pool and we feel the coursework the student took at the University is sufficient, then we will admit a student who only has a three year degree.”

    The website of Wharton University says,

    “There are a number of universities around the world that offer 3-year undergraduate programs. If you received a bachelor's degree upon completion of one of these undergraduate programs, you are eligible to apply to Wharton's MBA program. Many candidates from 3-year programs have a master's degree as well, but it is not required.”

    Leo Sweeney, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Retired) and Consultant for the International Student Affairs Office at the University of Missouri-Kansas City advocated the acceptance of the three-year degree in his reply to us,

    “As one of the advocates for the acceptance of the Indian 3-year degrees for graduate admission consideration, I welcome the chance to be part of your research project.

    Generally we do accept 3-year bachelor’s degrees for graduate admission consideration from educational systems that we consider to be of sufficient quality as to justify such consideration and particularly when the alternative would be to require the applicants also to possess either one year of a master’s degree or the full master's degree in addition to the 3-year degree that they have earned.”

    Margaret Crotty, Director of Recruiting at Hult International Business School, wrote as follows,

    “We have accepted students already from 3 year universities in India, and they have been very successful, and are very interested in recruiting Indian students. For your information, I have attached the transcript of an Indian publication's interview with our Asia Director of Recruiting showing our commitment to Indian students. As you know, Hult was founded in 1964 as the Arthur D. Little School of Management and offers a one-year MBA program in Boston. Hult has been the top-ranked one-year MBA in the US by the Economist for the past 2 years.”

    Dr Robert Royal, Graduate Dean of the Catholic Distance University, indicated that he would consider individuals on a case-by-case basis,

    “I cannot say in advance whether I would or would not recognize a 3-year Indian degree. It would probably depend on the individual and the program. If you want to send some candidates our way, I'll be happy to review them. But we do not make promises with anyone, even in the United States , in advance.”

    A small number of graduate schools had a “bridge program” where the graduate of the 3 year program was admitted into the graduate school but had to take additional classes to make up for the “deficit” of their degree.

    In some cases, this was a 30 credit undergraduate program within the graduate program, as at Eastern Michigan University -“Three-year bachelor's degrees from other countries will be evaluated on a case by case basis for eligibility.” Others required only a minimal number of additional hours such as the University of Dallas College of Business.

    The Texas board of teacher certification would accept the Indian three-year bachelor’s degree if evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

    It was interesting to note that in many other cases the U.K. and French three-year degrees were accepted as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree and only the Indian and Pakistani degrees were not. This raises the question of whether such decisions in admission may be deemed to be racially discriminatory rather than based on sound academic arguments.

    Post Comments

    coolprasanth
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Prasanth VigneshFri, 08 Jan 2010 09:40:57 -0000

    Site source when you copy articles.

    Reply to This
    vijiyalakshmi
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    R.VenkatachalamFri, 10 Jul 2009 04:31:41 -0000
    Hi, Thanks for the valuable information. I am writing an article on this suject. This information will be very useful to me. I would like to refer to your response and reproduce it in my article. I hope it will be ok with you. Will you mind informing me about your research project and the organization or intiative under which you have carried out the survey so that referencing will be complete and meet the APA standards.

    With regard
    R.Venkatachalam

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    sk1908
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    sk1908Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:21:24 -0000

    I have done my Bachelor of Arts from University of Mumbai, then did my P G Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from IGNOU. I am planning to do some job oriented course in US. What will be the value of my education.

    Post Comments

    amit_wadhwa
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Amit WadhwaWed, 30 Dec 2009 09:56:45 -0000

    Hi, You have already completed 16 years of education in India so you can apply for Masters level courses in US. Students prefer doing MBA to enhance their chances of getting employable. You can Click here to know about various universities in US.

    Reply to This
    ambition_v
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:04:33 -0000

    I did 3- year BCA from Distance education mode Acreated by NAAC with B++ Grade, i dont have job expirence i want to study in USA, can i get admission in 15 years education accepted universities this 2010 spring

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    rubinasingh
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Rubina SinghThu, 22 Apr 2010 07:58:21 -0000

    Hello,

    Most of the Schools in US require a minimum of 16 years of formal education. In the Indian context, it implies qualifying in a professional four-year degree like engineering or other such courses.

    Requires GMAT/GRE exams score

    IELTS/TOEFL scores

    A number of professional and vocational courses require relevant work experience.

    Recommendation Letters

    Statement of Purpose

    The deadlines for fall 2010 for most6 of the colleges in USA are over so you can try for fall 2011 or you still check and select the course by Clicking Here

    You can also seek help of our expert counselors by writing to them at amit.wadhwa@learnhub.com or you can call us at: +91-9818566611.

    Good Luck!

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    VJJSingh
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    VJJSinghSat, 05 Jun 2010 15:22:36 -0000

    Hi, I have done 12th (Commerse) in india and want to know what study i can do next to pursue a career in USA?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    tuktuki19
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    tuktuki19Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:38:16 -0000

    hi…..i have completed the company secretary course in india.i have also done C.a inter and B.com hons(1st class).Can u plz tell me about the job opportunities in canada?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    satyanagender
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    satyanagenderMon, 16 Aug 2010 17:47:35 -0000

    I have 10 + 2 + 4 (BE Computers sciences) + 2 (MTech Computer Networks) from India. I am working in USA and I would like to go for PHD in Computer Networks/ Security. I have 5 years of work experience. Is my MTech valued in USA universities.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This

Your Comment

Avatar
Vote
Current Rating
0
Rate Up
Rate Down
Have an account? Log In

Textile is Enabled. View Reference.
Lead_arrow_side

About the Author

MayMay
Name:
About: My interests include geography, philosophy, good food and the arts. The complex art of communication fascinates me. I also enjoy my daily dose(s) of coffee!

Last Updated At Dec 12, 2008
1407 Views

58 Comments