Fall 2017- F1 Student Visa Experience: (Mumbai Consulate | State University of New York at Buffalo | Electrical Engineering- Rejected)

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Profile Details:

University: State University of New York at Buffalo
Course: MS in Electrical Engineering

Second Attempt
Mumbai Consulate
Date:
July 2017
Status: Rejected
Counter No: 24
 

Visa interview Experience:

VO: Hello
ME:
Hello, Good Morning ma'am.

VO: Thank you. Give me your I20 (passed), Why this University?
ME:
I choose it because of flexibility of choosing courses and curricullum of specialisation in energy systems (interrupted)

VO: How many universities have you applied?
ME:
9.

VO: How many you got into?
ME:
4.

VO: Which are those?
ME:
SUNY Binghamton, UNCC, CSM and SUNY Buffalo.

VO: So was it a tough decision?
ME:
No, as Buffalo was my first choice.

VO : When did you graduate?
ME:
I graduated in May 2015.

VO: So, What have you been doing since then?
ME:
I have been working with XXX LTD.

VO: How are you going to fund your education?
ME:
My father and sister are going to sponsor me and I have taken educational loan of Rs 25 lacs.

VO: What does your father do?
ME:
He is employee of Govt. of India working for Ministry of Info & Broadcasting.

VO: What is his designation and income?
ME:
He is cleark and has salary of RS.45000.

VO: What about your sister?
ME:
She is telecom engineer working for XXX Ltd.

VO: And her salary?
ME:
Rs.40,000.

VO: How long do you have to repay your loan? (Did not hear her correctly)
ME:
I want to work in R&D sector of Power Industry..(interrupted)

VO: I asked How long do you have to repay your loan?
ME:
9 years after graduation.

VO: I see you can repay your loan but I am still not convinced that you can afford your second year expenses?
ME:
Ma'am My father & sister together have savings of 7 lacs in their banks and 3 lacs in PF account.

VO: Still it is not enough. It is 2 year program written in I20.
VO: (then she started typing and in between asked) What is your GRE score?
ME:
I got 300 in GRE.

VO: (After long typing returned my docs)sorry sir, i can not approve your visa. Thank You.
ME:
Okay.
 

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