Self Evaluation Form

Matching your profile with IIIT-Hyderabad

June, 2013

This form is to help you evaluate whether your goals and aspirations match with institutional goals of IIIT-H. This is for your own use in evaluating whether you should seek admission to IIIT-H. Do not mail it to IIIT-H.

Mark answer to each question by selecting only one choice.

SECTION I - Admission to BTech in CSE or ECE

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Life long learning

Computer Science and Electronics & Communications are fields where advancements are rapid. They require long hours of study and life long learning because new tools and technologies come at a rapid pace.

  1. How would you rate yourself in putting in long hours of work during undergraduate study? Answer 1 to 5 as your choice:
    1. Strongly willing
    2. Willing
    3. Neutral attitude - will do only if required
    4. Not willing
    5. Not willing at all
  2. Would you be prepared for life long learning, i.e., learning new technologies as old ones become obsolete even before your studies are over?
    1. Strongly willing
    2. Willing
    3. Neutral attitude - will do only if required
    4. Not willing
    5. Not willing at all

Interest in programming

  1. Do you dislike programming? (Answer only if you know programming, otherwise leave it blank)
    1. No, I strongly like programming
    2. No, I like programming
    3. Neutral attitude
    4. Yes, I don't like it.
    5. Yes, I strongly dislike it.
  2. Do you like playing with technology or tinkering with gadgets?
    1. Strongly like
    2. Like
    3. Neutral attitude
    4. Dislike
    5. Strongly dislike

Research Orientation

Even leading institutions and colleges which teach computer science and which train you well in programming, do not care to prepare you for research. IIIT-H is a research oriented institute and encourages even the undergraduates to do research or develop new technologies.

  1. What kind of work do you like to do after completing your BTech? I would like to do
    1. Research in academic or industrial R & D
    2. Entrepreneur of a new technology company
    3. Engineer in IT industry
    4. Manager in a company
  2. I enjoy doing the following the most
    1. Working on projects - exploring new ideas
    2. Designing new gadgets or software
    3. Managing things
    4. Drifting along
  3. The following items give qualities in decreasing order of priority. Choice (1 to 5) that fits my priorities the best is
    1. Creativity, analysis, appreciation by others, money
    2. Analysis, creativity, appreciation, money
    3. Analysis, creativity, money, appreciation
    4. Appreciation, analysis, money, creativity
    5. Money, appreciation, analysis, creativity

Simplicity in Life

IIIT-H while providing comfortable infra-structure, emphasizes “simple living and high thinking”. Students are expected to do their own work including washing their own plate after meals.

  1. I am willing to do my own work
    1. Strongly willing
    2. Willing
    3. Neutral
    4. Not willing
    5. Not willing at all
  2. While emphasizing studies with all around development in culture, sports and yoga, IIIT-H gives greatest importance to developing character. Are you willing to join in experiments of character development through self discovery and building of inner strength?
    1. Strongly willing
    2. Willing
    3. Neutral
    4. Not willing
    5. Not willing at all

Each choice in a question carries points equal to its serial number (1 to 5). Add up all the points for your choices.

SECTION II - Admission to Dual Degree Programs

Dual-degree programs lead to two degrees B.Tech. (Honours) in CSE/ECE/BSD (as the case may be), plus a Masters degree through research. Normally, one should be able to finish all the requirements for both the degrees in 5-years.

These are the premium programs of the Institute. If you are research minded, these are the programs for you. After that you can decide whether to take up industry R & D or to do PhD.

  1. I want to do projects and discover something new in CSE or ECE or BSD
    1. Strongly willing
    2. Willing
    3. Neutral
    4. Not willing
    5. Not willing at all

If you are interested in sciences or humanities or linguistics (as the case may be) besides CS, then you can opt for trans-disciplinary programs in the domains of Computational Natural Sciences (CNS) or Exact Humanities (EH) or Computational Linguistics (CL). Under these programs, you get a BTech in Computer Science and Masters in the relevant domain. Many future advances in CSE will come via the domain areas. For example, many advances in artificial intelligence are likely to come through Computational Linguistics. It will also lead to development of technology by which computers will interact in human language. Similarly, humanities may help in discovering new ways of building cooperative computer systems or understanding human society.

  1. Are you interested in studying any one of the domain areas (CNS or CL or EH) with computation?
    1. Strongly willing
    2. Willing
    3. Neutral
    4. Not willing
    5. Not willing at all

Read below only after you have finished answering all the questions and done the totaling in Section I.

Section I

  • Score of 9-13: You are suitable for joining IIIT-H for B.Tech. in CSE or ECE
  • Score of 14-17: Think carefully about your goals, get more information about IIIT-H, and consider carefully whether your goals match before selecting IIIT-H.
  • Score of greater than 17: Your aspirations do not match with goals of education at IIIT-H. You should look elsewhere for admission.

Section II

  • If you scored 1-2 for question J, you should choose dual degree in CSE or ECE
  • If you scored 1-2 for question K, you should choose dual degree in a domain area, Computational Natural Science, Computational Linguistics or Exact Humanities as the case may be.

 

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