I have cut and pasted your post from the other forum- the one that you linked to.
I need a little more definition around your goals. Based on your grades and GMAT score, it is going to be very hard to break into a top ten US business school. A top 10-20 US business school is more realistic however, this is based strictly on numbers and my cursory evaluation of your work experience, as well as some of the other factors you list below.
What really determines what school you should apply to is not really a matter of where you can get into based on your stats, that's what an admissions consultant can help you do, as an evaluation of your numbers with respect to school selection is simply a comparison of your stats to what US News would list and its ranking.
That being said, it is going to be hard for me to recommend specific schools because I have an incomplete picture of what you want to do in the future. I did take a look at the goals you listed, but they weren't clearly defined. I interpret your short term goal to be that you simply want to jump several levels ahead of where you are now. While I understand your need for advancement, is an MBA necessary to do this? If so, how? Would you be able to make this jump without taking two years off? Could you make this jump by staying two more years at your company instead of taking two years off? Basically, what you wrote about your short term goal wouldn't convince an admissions committee member that you need an MBA. Thus, it's really hard for me to tell you which school would fit this short term goal. At face value, your long term goal seems to have little to do with what an MBA can provide you.
Finally, determining how your undergraduate grades would be converted is as simple as a Google search. Please search for World Educational Services. They are a service that will convert your Indian grades.
I would like to have your inputs on some top notch International B schools that would best fit my profile.
Name: Santosh Panda 29Y / Male
Qualification: B.E in EEE - 74.5% (75% is the score for distinction in university) Need to convert to appropriate CGPA or GPA ..how??
Work Exp.: 7+ years in Telecom software development industry.
Since it is a pure product development industry, no fancy boasting of managing 50+ people with 7yr exp or no onsite deputation for years. I worked as project lead managing a small team and had been to US for technical discussion and project integration activities in the past.
Have won recognition awards in 2 projects for effective deliverance.
Member of YFS (voluntary organization focused towards encouraging more number of young professionals towards volunteering) since last 2 years. Working on generating awareness and raising funds for different activities undertaken.
Member of CSR group of my company since day 1 of my career. Working towards utilizing e-waste (old computers, printer etc) from office in small schools which lack such infrastructure.
Panelist in cafeteria committee of the organization to decide on vendor appointment. (Don't know whether this actually counts as extra-curricular or not)
Expectations from the MBA: Want to utilize my experience to jump start in a position (preferably in the same industry) 2-3 steps higher than where I am at present. This is considering the fact that vertical movement in such product organization is a time taking phenomena. Long term goal is to start a medium organization in my state to enable many talented students of that region to benefit.
GMAT 1 - 600(Q47,V27)/ 6.0 AWA
GMAT 2 - 710(Q49,V38)/ AWA (yet to obtain)
Please suggest some B schools which are best suited for getting prepared for a consulting position in telecom or similar techno managerial positions. I am targeting top 15 US B schools (If I manage to get some funding), IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Calcutta, and IIM-Lucknow (All the three due to placement stats and fees structure). Please suggest any other alternatives as well.
Thanks in advance for your inputs,
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