Waiting for such a long time is a irrecoverable pain. I will see June/July announcement. If doesn't find any thing positive then i might need to look for the alternatives. I have already got offer for MS in Italy (with funding), Germany (only tuition weaver), some other applications are decision pending. Otherwise, I will have to focus on career here or may think for applying immigration or work visa to other countries.
There is no gaurante that I wil be eligible even they took one/two/three years or more. If their quota is full for 2011 then they can easily confirm each applicant about their probable entry year after checking all background documents throughout this year. They can ask for Medical/PCC/POF again at the time of PP request in 2012/2013/... whatsoever.
Personally, I don't find any proper justification of playing hide and seek games with so many professionals.
Let me first start by congratulating you on securing offers for MS in reputed EU countries..I would strongly advise you to seriously look at those options as
IT off shoring is up and coming in these countries (and you are NOC 213). These non english speaking countries are still behind in that areas because of language problems.. So people with IT background and an understanding of the countries language (spanish, german, italian, french etc) and culture are very valuable there..
In fact many Indian IT companies are conducting spl courses for these languages are preparing people to act as cultural bridges.. Also an opportunity for higher education is not something that comes quite frequently...
If i have to give my example I already have a masters degree and so does my husband and he is now trying for second masters degree (MBA)
from a reputed eu b school like insead or imd.
all the best in whatever decision you make..