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31 Jul 09 Kishore is a college student again

Yes. I have joined PGSSP course at IIIT Hyderabad. Its like preparation course for employees before getting into actual masters degree course. We should get Avg 7 CGPA in this PGSSP course to get admission to M.S. or M.Tech. next year.

I have chosen “Introduction to Middleware Systems” and “Cloud Computing” as my subjects for first semester and classes will start next week. Lets see how can I manage both work and studies at same time :)

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  • yvijayachandra

    Good luck ra..we all know you will rock in that too…

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    Thanks ra :)

  • idrisb4u

    Hey .. congrats for getting shhortlisted from Oracle :-)

    all the best for the course …

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    Thanks Idris :)

  • prajinda

    Kishore ,who happens to be my distant colleague,is a real genius.You are the real genius .. you wud not just surpass the threshold of 7 CGPA but also surprise your proff who would be taken aback to see how a person could retain his intelligence despite slogging hard in IT industry for 4 yrs !
    Kudos to you man !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kishore-Balla/501026031 Kishore Balla

    haha.. Pramod.. this is bit too much.. but no probs.. i will take it.. thanks ;)

  • ranjit1

    unlike all of u i want to wish him good luck but u will fail dont worry :P

    haha kidding

  • ranjit1

    unlike all of u i want to wish him good luck but u will fail dont worry :P

    haha kidding

  • Premraj Cheguri

    Hi Kishore,

    Once you get eligible for M.Tech, will it be part-time or full-time ??

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    As far as I know, it will still be part-time but you will be allowed to take more than 2 subjects/ 8 credits for each semester.

  • Vinai

    Hi Kishore,

    I have couple of questions?

    If we choose 2 subjects per semester, then how many hours per week each class is going to be? is it 1 hour or 1.5 hours a day.
    For both the subjects, classes are going to be on the same day?

    I heard that there will be 6 hours of classes per week.

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    >> If we choose 2 subjects per semester, then how many hours per week each class is going to be? is it 1 hour or 1.5 hours a day.

    Each subject will have two classes per week. So, for two subjects you will have 4 classes. Each class would be of 1.5 hrs duration. Some of these subjects would have weekly tutorials (kind of lab/practical sessions, which might be 1 to 1.5 hrs each).

    >> For both the subjects, classes are going to be on the same day?

    It depends on your selected subjects and time table. They can be anytime during the week (Mon-Sat) as you would need to attend classes along with regular students. Classes would be between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Tutorials would be after these class timings.

  • Vinai

    Thank you

  • Amruta

    Hello Kishore,

    For PGSSP if the classes are in week days with regular students then one need to come to college in between working hours of the company… is it allowed by the company? How did u use to manage it? Generally for part time programs classes are on weekend or after working hours ..but is this kind of schedule acceptable to the IT companies with which student is working?

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    Yes. Based on the subjects that you select and time table for that semester, the class timings might conflict with your work hours. So, you would need to check with your manager if its ok or not before joining this program. 

    In my case, it was not an issue :)

  • Amruta

     ok.. thanks for the info.. :)

  • venkat

    HI I am interested in joining the PGSSP of Monsoon 2011, I have few questions
    Is the PGSSP going to be for 1yr(with two semesters) — 4courses?
    If we secure the required CGPA in PGSSP and want to proceed to MTech is it going to be 2yrs again?
    What will be degree awarded as(Part-time or full-time)?

  • http://kishoreballa.com Kishore Balla

    >> Is the PGSSP going to be for 1yr(with two semesters) — 4courses?
    I don’ think there is any time limit. By the time you get results of first sem, second sem would already be started. Assuming that you get required CGPA in first sem, you can apply for conversion during second sem. So, you would be in PGSSP for minimum 2 semesters. And, I have seen people who were still in PGSSP even after 5 semesters (must be because of low CGPA).

    >> If we secure the required CGPA in PGSSP and want to proceed to MTech is it going to be 2yrs again?

    Again, there is no time limit. Even after conversion, it you continue to take only 2 subjects per semester, then it would another 3 to 3.5 years. But, if you take 3 or 4 subjects per sem, then you can finish it quickly. In any case, you should complete 68 credits to get M.Tech. degree (same as any other regular student). Also, If you can get approval from any professor to do  project under his guidance, then it will get you 16 to 20 credits (equivalent to 4/5 subjects)

    >> What will be degree awarded as(Part-time or full-time)?

    Not very sure about this. They might mark it as part-time but I think it will equal importance as full-time.

  • Nabeel

    Hi Kishore

    Do you have any idea when the PGSSP admissions for this Spring will begin ?

  • Rishimittal

    Hi Kishore..thanks for info ..I need to ask you that what is the shortlisting criteria for the PGSSP program.

  • Kishore Balla

     I don’t think there is any such criteria. For us, we just got recommendation letter from our HR and went to college directly on day of admissions (but Oracle has some dealing with IIIT).

  • Kushwanth Naga Goutham

    Hi,

    Kindly provide some info abt PGSSP

    I want to know the selection criteria.

    you have mentioned that oracle have some dealings with IIIT H

    do they select only oracle students?

    or whats the criteria to submit recommendation letter to them.

    Goutham

  • Bharg

    Hi,

    1. How difficult was the workload having two courses per semester? Would you recommend just having one per semester?

    2. Is there a fee difference in finishing one and two courses per semester, when the whole expenditure is calculated? Meaning, was the amount higher for finishing one course per semester because of the “Student status fee”?