MTech in AI (from India) vs MS in US

New oOyi74
Oct 23 13 Comments

I have seen a lot of Indians on Blind complain about the uncertainties regarding the H1B lottery system. I recently heard that to change a company (to a better one) is another big hassle.
Seeing the current political situation in US is it still worth to do Masters in US? Compare it with doing MTech from IITs or IIIT H ( much less fees)

TC - 10lacs +
YoE - 1year

PS: I did my bachelor's in ECE- Electrical from a mediocre university in India, so I won't get good admits if I apply for Masters in US

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Samsung tipsycode
    If you're asking people in US, convert that TC in US dollars
    Oct 23 5
    • New oOyi74
      OP
      Since cost of living in India is much less than US, the exact conversion doesn't make sense.
      I'd say it is around 70k-90k USD
      Oct 23
    • Airbnb / Eng Aerobed
      We can do the PPP conversion ourselves, 10 lakhs is about 14k USD. The US itself has areas with wildly different cost of living so your adjusted TC is pretty meaningless as is without further specifying where in the US you’re specifically adjusting for.
      Oct 24
    • New oOyi74
      OP
      That is why I have mentioned the range, that is, 70k-90k. It adjusts for most of the US states. I am pretty sure it is accurate, as I have fair idea about the cost of different items in US. The PPP conversation doesn't work properly in this case.
      Also, do you have something to contribute to my question? If not, kindly refrain from replying.
      Oct 24
    • Airbnb / Eng Aerobed
      I’ll give you an example, cost of living in Tampa FL is by one estimate 38% that of NYC. In other words earning 90k in NYC is going to feel like 34k in Tampa. So no, your given range is pretty useless without further information.
      Oct 24
    • New oOyi74
      OP
      You might be correct.
      I save 60% of my salary every month despite living a rather extravagant life in one of the best city of India.
      It is really difficult to give an reasonable conversion
      Oct 24
  • DealerSocket ronaldo7!
    Just move to the US if you don't like it you can go back, you'll not regret your time here, I've been in the US for 6 years, best years of my life so far barring childhood.
    Oct 23 2
    • New oOyi74
      OP
      That was true some years back. Some of my seniors have told me to stay in India instead. They feel that the US has become very unstable, people get RFEs for no reason, it is not easy to switch companies ...
      Oct 24
    • DealerSocket ronaldo7!
      Don't rely on seniors figure out what's best for you, if you are taking advice from people not doing well they are obviously gonna tell not to come, if you know you can live the American dream then just do it.
      Oct 24
  • New / Eng scheme
    Ignore TC conversion. If you can find a decent MS program that doesn't cost much then go for it. Aim to not be under huge debt post MS. Even without H-1B, you will have approx 2.5 years on OPT to recover some/all of your tuition depending on the gig you get.

    Be mentally prepared to go back. With that mindset overall experience will be positive. MS and US industry is a great learning experience.
    Oct 24 0
  • Juniper jocker
    GTFO and pursure masters in US. I still regrey not doing it
    Oct 23 2
    • New oOyi74
      OP
      What is your TC?
      Why do you regret not doing Masters in US? There are companies in India that gives 35lacs+ TC
      Oct 24
    • Juniper jocker
      I make 30 LPA with 8 yoe. Folks who started with me here in product companies, who went onto pursue Masters are making 500K± NYC/ bay area in elite startups, hedge funds etc.
      Oct 24

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