Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Guidelines:
The LOR plays an important role for an overseas applicant because it verifies the claim & provides the admissions committee an opportunity to learn more about the applicant as they do not often have the chance to have a face-to-face interview with the applicant.
2-3 LORs are required & it should be on the referee's / organization's letterhead with the respective stamp & signature at the bottom.
The Referee should know the applicant either in an academic or a professional capacity.
LOR may be obtained from:
- Professor / Department Head / Principal - He should be in a position to recommend the student on academic performances & personal qualities like analytical, leadership & communication skills. The LOR should contain a realistic assessment of the applicant's intellectual capacity & should substantiate the motivation for the course applied for.
- Supervisor / Employer - He should be a person who has been monitoring one's working capacity, performance, duties & deadlines while on job. The LOR should contain a realistic assessment of the applicant's ability to work independently & any other special attributes. It should also mention how long he has known the applicant & in what capacity.