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A high GMAT score can help to offset average undergraduate GPAs, especially if there is a good reason for the low GPA to begin with (can address this in an optional statement). It's not always enough to overcome a very low GPA, but certainly helps show that a candidate is analytically capable in the event that their GPA does not demonstrate that
As for your profile, I'd say given your academic history, gaps and your professional background (Indian Male Engineer), along with what seems to be a lack of extracurricular and community activities, you'll want to aim for lower tier 1 and tier 2 programs. As to which schools in particular you should apply for, that really depends on what your goals are and what you're looking for from an MBA program... it's difficult for me to suggest. As far as ranges/tiers, though, I'd look at programs like Tepper, UT Austin, Fisher, Boston University.
Hope this helps as a starting point.
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Thanks for the reply Mili......I would like to add some information I have collected recently while searching for a specific pool of B-schools which offer Programmes more aligned towards my experience, exposure as well as short and long term goals ...
First...Major B-Schools don't want an international student to convert his corresponding Grades to US GPA system, rather they expect them to submit it as per their University norms...Also...according to World Education Services website and a few other reliable GPA converting sources...A Bachelor's degree with more than 60% marks from any university in India...corresponds to a minimum of 3.5 to 4.0 US GPA...Accordingly I can safely assume that I have a corresponding US GPA of 3.5 or more...which might not be considered bad for any US B-school application I suppose...So...no more worries as far as this GPA thing is concerned....
However....I am seriously introspecting about how to represent myself different from the lot to grab a few eyeballs...and am working on the community service and extra curricular thing too....Thanks for guiding me..