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calmpythagorascalmpythagoras Posts: 14Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in India
I'm currently studying mechanical engineering in a reputed Indian college. We've sent grads to some of the best colleges in the US.
However, I don't like mechanical engineering at all!! I'm a hardcore math freak.....and have been that way since high school. I blog about math and some other issues that catch my eye.

I really want to do my masters/PhD in math from the US. I don't have a spectacular CGPA by a far shot- mostly because I really don't like the courses I've been coerced to take. There's no way I can change now either.

What should I do to get into a good math program in the US for graduate studies?

My stats:

1. CGPA-6.43/10
2. College- BITS Pilani, one of the leading engineering colleges in India
3. Math related- Singapore Math Olympiad bronze, IB 7 in Math HL, my IB teacher thought I was the greatest, etc.
4. Bad grades (B ad C-) in engineering math courses because I generally don't open my engineering text books very often. And I hate the application-oriented engineering approach to maths
5. I'm in my second year, and for the past year, I've spent hours studying advanced math books instead of attending classes. I've studied topology, abstract algebra, number theory and analysis. I studied a bazillion topology text books before I finally found one that explained the concepts like water. I was stuck on elementary concepts for months....I've worked hard on and for my math.
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