I received a question from one of the followers of the Blog and she stated “I want to do a post graduate program in the field of Information security. I am for India. Here IITs provide MTech in Cyber Security. I am not sure whether to opt for an MS degree in US or rather prefer IITs?” So lets discuss in detail.
I will divide this question into two parts below and will answer each part.
Part 1: MTech From IIT Vs. MS from a Good University.
If you are in such a situation that you are getting into IIT and you are also getting a good University in USA, in this case you should certainly go for IIT. IIT always has an upper edge over the Good Universities in USA. Here Good Universities mean the Universities which are ranked between 60 and 120. So in this case you should certainly opt for IIT, as it is much better than the Good US Universities. Here ‘Better’ simply means that the IIT has a better ranking, facilities, career options etc.
Part 2: MTech From IIT Vs. MS from Top Universities In USA.
If you are in this situation where you are getting an admit into IIT and also into the Top and the Best Universities in USA, then certainly you should go for MS. Here Top and Best Universities mean the Universities which are ranked in Top 50. Top US Universities have a upper hand over the IIT’s. So go for MS in this case. Top US Universities are best in the world in terms of faculties, education, ranking, career building etc.
To conclude this I would suggest you to go to Top University in the world that gives you immense opportunities in terms of learning and building your career. So if it’s IIT Vs. Good Universities in USA then go for IIT and if it’s IIT Vs. Best and Top Universities in USA then go for MS.
I wish you all the best with the option that you choose.