The LOR is a document that provides the admission officers with a comprehensive insight into your suitable candidature, for admission into the concerned University. The full form of LOR is a Letter of Recommendation. This letter aims at enabling the Admission officers to gain a clearer and favorable picture of your experience, achievements, contributions, and skills communicated by the recommender through the recommendation letter.
Types of LOR (Letter of Recommendation) :
Letter of Recommendations broadly can be classified into two broad categories based on the Nature of the Recommender:
1. Academic LOR :
Academic LOR is a letter of recommendation provided by a faculty member of your previous institute. Usually, Universities ask you to provide two or three LORs from your previous institute (this could be your teachers from your schools in case of undergraduate courses and professors from your college in case you are applying for masters' programs). The Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Format from Faculty often varies in the content and requires the professor to highlight the applicant's accomplishments as a student of the course. Often, these are more relevant to MS Colleges Abroad or Bachelor Courses abroad.
2. Professional LOR :
Most of the MBA Colleges Abroad have pre-defined work experience requirements. Accordingly, they request for a Professional Letter of Recommendation from an immediate supervisor. The Professional Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Format from a Supervisor varies from an Academic LOR in terms of some specific content that focusses on the applicant's ability to work within a team, the exposure to the domain as well as his/her leadership abilities - all necessary to the MBA course applied for.
3.Need for LOR :
Any student going to study abroad requires an academic letter of recommendation. Irrespective of course (UG, MS, MBA, or PhD) and country, every student requires at least three letters of recommendation from either their college or professional background. For UGstudents, LORs can be taken from teachers, professors, school counsellors or principal. For MS students, college professors, internships supervisor, or team lead/ manager from the company they have worked in can issue recommendation letters. For MBA students, LORs should be purely professional, especially, if they have an experience of three years or more. For MBA and PhD aspirants who have recently graduated from college, they can ask for recommendation letters from their college professors or projects guides.