Saturday, March 18, 2006

Got admission in UTD Ph.D. CS Program!!!

I just could not believe it when I first read the mail. I forwarded the mail to Mehedi, Arif and Rony immediately to double check the mail. When Arif replied only then I was sure that I did get Ph.D. admission in UTD. It is an awesome news for me!!! Thanks to Allah, the most benevolent, for giving me the wonderful opportunity. Though I have been said nothing about funding yet, I hope I shall get some positive news soon by the grace of Allah. After the refusal from EuMI, I got very disappointed. But if Allah wishes nothing can stop me, now I got the admission in UTD, this news brought back happiness to me and my family. No news could be better prior to visiting Rangamati next week. I think the tour will be more enjoyable now than before. I am forwarding the mail below:

"Felipe, Mary E" <> wrote:
Subject: UTD Ph.D. CS Program
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:42:01 -0600
From: "Felipe, Mary E" <>
Dear Mohammad Husain,
Congratulations on your acceptance to the Ph.D. Computer Science Program in The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science!  Your "official" acceptance must come in a letter from our university, and may contain a few conditions such as completion of prerequisite courses.  Nevertheless, I would like to "informally" welcome you and celebrate your educational opportunities at The University of Texas at Dallas. We are very proud and excited about our program, and I would like to encourage you to join us. UTD has admissions requirements which are at least as selective as the other top universities in the United States, providing you with an education of high scholastic standards.
In The Erik Jonsson School, we have 3 research institutes, 5 research centers, and over 48 research labs, with the number continually growing! This means that both our faculty and our graduate students have ample opportunities to pursue their areas of research interest. Furthermore, because of our location in the 2nd largest high-tech region in the United States, our industry ties are very strong. Because of this, we are able to work closely with industry to both understand current needs and to continue to push our research activities ahead of the "state-of-the art." Joint research with industry is also frequently undertaken. Your participation in our Graduate Program will certainly provide you with opportunities to participate in these activities.
The Erik Jonsson School also has the largest Industrial Practice Program in the state of Texas, and the sixth largest in the nation. This program is designed to allow our students to work with our local industry partners while still progressing towards a degree. The job placement rate for students who complete our voluntary co-op program is one of the best in the nation.
Lastly, I would like to remind you that the university has a large support network for new and continuing students. There is everything from tutoring to over one hundred and thirty student organizations to keep you as busy and involved as you would like to be!
You may be asking yourself "what are my next steps?" Your admission approval will now be processed by the UTD Admissions Office and your official UTD Admission letter will be generated within two weeks.  Your official letter will state whether you have been assigned prerequisite courses by the Graduate CS Admissions Committee.  Each student's file is carefully reviewed for admission and all deficiencies are noted for all four CS areas of study.  After attending Graduate CS Orientation, students choose their concentration.  Students are responsible for fulfilling only those prerequisites pertaining to their area of study.  You may apply for a waiver and/or transfer of prerequisite courses, after your enrollment at UTD, based on your previous academic records and the track of study you choose. 
After that time, your application will be reviewed by the UTD International Student Services Office (ISSO) for I-20 review.  The UTD ISSO issues I-20s and handles immigration matters for UTD international students.  You will receive an email from the UTD ISS Office in approximately 3 weeks informing you of your I-20 status and any documents needed for I-20 issuance.  If you have not included the UTD financial affidavit and your current bank statement in your admission package, you must complete and fax these documents to the ISS Office at +1 (972) 883-4010 as soon as possible.  Only the UTD financial affidavit is accepted by the ISS Office.   For your convenience, I have attached this official affidavit.  If you are not able to open this attachment, you may access the form at:  
Please make certain that your full name is clearly printed on all documents.  Please verify the following information immediately as this will assist in the issuance of your I-20.  Please make any corrections necessary.
Full name:                     Husain, Mohammad Farhan
Please view the new international student information web page at  This site is very informative and helpful to our incoming international students.
I sincerely hope to see you on campus in the fall 2006 semester.  If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Mary Felipe at
Warm Regards,
Dr. Kang Zhang
Professor, Assistant Department Head
The University of Texas at Dallas
Computer Science Department 


Salam Dhaka said...

when do you start? email me when you get here, I have freinds in Dallas that can help you out.

Diablosnuevos said...

Congratulations. I hope you come to like UTD.

Atunu said...

Heh sis is doing her MS there too. She's a BUET grad of EEE 97 batch.. So I guess, as a random visitor I must say

I hope you will find the state 15 times the size of BD quite amusing..yet not so homelike.