In this video, Kunal Ambasht of EGE Global Education explains the importance of a letter of recommendation. A letter of recommendation plays an important role in student admissions along with the statement of purpose
. Getting a letter of recommendation or LOR from a university professor who has taught the student directly or guided the student on a project is useful. There is a misconception that a LOR from the dean of the institution is a great option. This only works if the student has been directly taught by the dean. Applicants who have work experience can also submit LORs from their immediate supervisors and senior officials. A letter from a colleague does not help.
Usually three to four letters of recommendation would suffice for an admission application along with a statement of purpose. Applicants to science courses are recommended to get a LOR from a professor who has taught them the course in which they choose to specialise in their higher studies abroad. One never knows what exactly the recommender might mention in the LOR so students while pursuing their studies should build a good relationship with their teachers to ensure that they get good LORs when leaving the institution.
The next video talks about the tips on writing a good letter of recommendation.