Why GyanDhan is Launching the Admission Prediction Tool?

    Updated on: 07 Nov 2023 4 min read

    After completing his undergrad from one of the premier institutes in India, Jayant wanted to pursue higher studies in the US. He scored well in GRE, and he started his journey of looking for colleges who him best might accept his application. As the average time to complete an application for Top MS program in US is quite high, so it became important for him to shortlist the right colleges, as he wanted to put his best foot forward in all his applications.


    "Someone must have surely solved this problem" he thought. After spending a whole day on one of the man's greatest inventions (saying internet is too mainstream) he was sure of 4 things:

    1. Every admit predictor/ profile evaluator in the market classified colleges as Safe/Ambitious/Moderate. Since all the colleges falling in the same bucket (i.e. Safe/Ambitious/Moderate) are indistinguishable from each other, and several colleges fall in each of these buckets, hence it becomes really tough to make your list of 8-10 target colleges.
    2. It seemed that all profile evaluators used average admit GRE scores for a given college to categorise it.
    3. Most of the profile evaluators are not specialized for Indian students, and hence, give average results for all students globally.
    4. No one solely relies on Profile evaluators – Everyone still uses forums, social media to get additional info before deciding their colleges shortlist.
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    Q. Why is work experience not being taken into account despite the fact that it matters a lot?

    Ans. As mentioned in our previous post about the importance of work experience, relevant work experience in the field you are applying increases your chances of getting admission. However, we have not been able to find reliable data on relevant work experience yet. We’re on the look-out and hope to add this feature to our model soon.

    Q. Why are you are not taking research publications into account?

    Ans. Unfortunately, we could not find enough data to map the correlation between admission and research publications. We are still trying to gather data to include publications in our admit model.

    Q. Other sites incorporate the strength of SOP and LOR’s in their profile evaluators. Why are you not including them?

    Ans. Many profiling tools evaluate the strength of the SOP and LOR’s but we could not find concrete data on it. This is because the university officials and even the students are reluctant to share their SOPs with anyone hence, gradation of these SOPs and LORs seems like a far-fetched idea. Our admit predictor model relies on hard facts and figures to give an honest evaluation. Hence, we took the decision not to include the strength of SOP and LORs in our profile evaluator. However, You can help us to include this feature into our model: contribute your SOP.

    Happy shortlisting!

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Written by Jainesh Sinha

Jainesh is a co-founder at GyanDhan. Before starting GyanDhan, he spent 5 years at Capital One, a top 10 US bank, in a credit strategy role. He graduated from IIT Delhi and is also an alum of Super 30.

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Reviewed by Aman Jain

Aman Jain graduated from IIT Kanpur, and currently functions as the CMO at GyanDhan. He is deeply passionate about creating equality in higher education and has directly interacted with 2 Lakh students in his 8-year-long journey.

Specializes in:
Education loan , Study Abroad Admissions

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