Dear MsinUs member,

I have done my Bachelors' in BioMedical Instrumentation Engineering with GPA 8.89, Masters' in NanoMedical Sciences with GPA 8.58. My Masters' thesis is published as Indian Patent and I am currently having 2 International Publications as on date. Moreover I have participated and won in many (13) National/International Symposia and Conferences. My grades have been always consistent.

I am seeking for Doctoral position in US. I am very much confused with the University selection and with the aid of Profile Evaluation tool, my position is in A- grade. I have chosen
1 A+ University (University of Texas Austin),
2 A grade Universities (Ohio State and Penn state Universities),
5 A- grade Universities (Michigan State University, University of New Mexico, Oregon State University, University of Illinois Chicago, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) and
3 safe Universities (SUNY University at Albany, Northern Illinois University, Louisiana Tech University).

Is my University selection good or should I change my Universities for safe admission. Also what should I include in my application package to the Universities? Is it a good idea to include many references in addition to my transcripts, resume and certificates? And should the certificates be attested my a govt official or notary in a sealed envelope?

Is it necessary that I should interact with the Profs and Profs should ask me to apply to the University? Because I tried mailing people but people hardly replied me back.

Constructive suggestions are invited.

Thanking you in earnest anticipation for your guidance and advice.

Nandhini Ranganathan