QUOTE(dreambig91 @ Aug 20 2010, 02:22 AM)
I already got my ALE results and to my disbelief, i managed to get an offer from IMU. MMMC however claims that the seats are fully occupied and i'm placed 2nd on the waiting list.
SO, any seniors from IMU willing to prepare me for what i am about to face next year when i enroll in the FEB 11 BDS programme?
Any advice is very much appreciated. Thanks!
are you sure you got a confirmed offer from IMU or u just got an offer to be interviewed??? COs u have to pass the interview before you are confirmed a place in IMU. it's two completely different things you know.
Added on August 24, 2010, 1:22 am
QUOTE(cgan @ Mar 30 2010, 05:29 PM)
I'm not exactly sure about the environment in these 2 places (Salem and Manipal) as I've not been there myself before. In fact I've never even be to India my whole life! Haha.. But I do have friends who are studying in Salem and Manipal and this is what i heard. For the Vinayaka Mission Uni, it seems that the campus is located very far from town areas - need to travel bout 1 to 2 hours to reach to the nearest town. And it can be a little boring staying there (but it is not a prob if u are the type of person who dun mind staying indoors and not goin out! lol.. But personally im not sure if i can endure that for 2 years
As for Manipal, i heard from friends that the campus in India is huge! And their facilities also is pretty impressive. But the problem is these friends of mine are medical students so they don't know much about the Dental Faculty in Manipal. But I heard that the weather in India can be quite hot so do be prepared for that.
Truthfully, I'm not really sure which uni to study as going to India for 2 years can sound kinda scary (cause I've never been away from home for that long! haha). Moreover there is a high chance one may get a massive culture shock when studying there cause the life there is very very diff. So if you are financially stable, do consider IMU. Yea though many has come to complain on their unreasonable fees for dentistry, u have to admit they are a good uni. So if you are thinking of studying dentistry maybe u can also put IMU as an option. But make sure you study super hard so that u wont have to repeat papers and pay more money haha..
Added on March 30, 2010, 5:33 pm
If your 3 subjects are Chemistry, Biology and Maths then yes u can
Salem town is only max 30 minutes away from campus!!!
wherever you choose, it solely depends on your own hardwork!
IMU and PIDC teaching styles are completely opposite.
IMU = Self Study ,lots of distractions , high living cost
PIDC = Lots of lectures just like high school , not much distractions, super low living cost and with a whole lot of Malaysian's living together life in India isn't that difficult actually.
Added on August 24, 2010, 1:26 am
Yeap.. Have been there for the past 4 months.
Personally, I am enjoying myself in India.
Lecturers are pretty good except for biochem but that's probably due to the subject being really dry. I dont think lecturers play a huge role anyway, for a course like dentisty 80% depends on your own effort and determination to study anyway. Be prepared to do lots of drawings cos they love diagrams and neat answers for exams. You need really good practical skills for carving and dental material classes.
Facilities are just so-so. Cant expect much when you're India but basic essentials are ensured like clean distilled water, aircond (the local student hostel DO NOT have airconds), fridge, fully furnished room (cupboard, bed, sheets, chairs, study tables), you even have a cleaner lady who will be there everyday to clean your rooms if u want to. Transport is also provided in the morning and at the end of class. even if u miss the bus it's only a 10-15 minute walk back to the hostel. Wireless internet is sucky at times but still more than enough to survive.
Text books and dental materials are all provided when u arrive.
Whereas for food, if u can take spicy food then you wouldn't have a problem at all, if you do not then your choices are limited but still bareable.
Coming to India for dentistry has been the best decision i made. I have no regrets at all.. The distraction level here is very low so you will concentrate on your studies. The huge diff between IMU and PIDC is that in IMU it's pretty much a SELF STUDY style of teaching where you only have few hours of lectures a week. On the other hand, in PIDC you will have lectures from 9am-4pm from monday to friday.
I would say that almost the whole of my batch does not regret choosing coming to India and even two of them transfered from IMU to PIDC.
btw.. town IS NOT 1-2 hours away. Town is only a 30 minutes Auto (taxi) ride. LIVING COST in india is super cheap. meals here are super cheap and you can eat without having to think twice about the price.
just post up any other questions and i'll answer them when i'm free.This post has been edited by vulgaregg: Aug 24 2010, 01:26 AM