Abroad Education

‘Study in India’, with a sanctioned budget of Rs 150 crore for two years, will promote India as a top destination for higher education and funnel demand in the direction of the supernumerary seats The Union Government, on Wednesday, launched a programme to draw more foreign students to India by projecting 160 premier universities and institutes, including IITs and IIMs, as the ideal destination for higher education. The ‘Study in India’ programme — similar to the i
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With more than 25,000 international students currently studying across 200 educational institutions, Australia’s favourite holiday destination and host city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is also fast becoming a serious place of learning. In 2016, the Gold Coast was named by QS Top Universities as the world’s best student city by the beach, while this year it was recognised by the International Educational Association of Australia as the country’s top regional student loc
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One of the main reasons that UK remains a popular study abroad destination for Indians is the excellent scholarship system it has in place. There are scholarships specifically for Indian students, like the GREAT India scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships, Chevening Scholarships, Hornby Scholarships, Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships and many more. Apart from these external scholarships there are various bursaries and scholarships offered by the various universities in the UK. For inst
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The UK is home to 10 of the top 50 universities in the world. A degree that you gain from an UK university will be recognized internationally and the nation has introduced new visa regulations for a select group of 23 institutions which will allow students to remain in the UK for six months after they have finished their course. Besides the extended time-frame, the new flexible immigration rules allow overseas students to switch over to Tier-2 visa or skilled worker visa as soon as they com
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LONDON: Seeking to enhance engagement with India, the University of Birmingham on Monday launched its India Institute that will focus on teaching, research, policy analysis and collaboration across disciplines, adding another such centre to the list of those at UK varsities. (SOURCED)(From left) Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, high commissioner of India, professor Sir David Eastwood, vice­chancellor of University of Birmingham, and chancellor Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea. Called the ‘Universit
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The University of Oxford has admitted more women than men in undergraduate courses for the first time in its more than 800-year history. In 2017, a total of 1,275 women received offers from the world-famous institution, compared with 1,165 men, as per the official figures released today. “Out of them, 1,070 women achieved the grades required to secure their place, compared with 1,025 men who will start their courses in September this year,” according to the data 
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India can provide higher education to 40 million students by 2020 through foreign collaboration   India has an ambitious target of providing higher education to 40 million students by 2020 and to achieve the goal it should allow foreign universities to operate in the country — either through partnerships or letting them open their own campuses, says the Vice Chancellor of a top-rated Australian university. Ian Jacobs, a surgeon-turned-academician heading.   India ha
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The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill declaring Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as “institutions of national importance” and allowing them to grant degrees and set up campuses abroad. Advocating more autonomy to the management institutions, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had introduced the Bill in the Lok Sabha on February 9, were is it was passed unanimously. Providing statutory powers, the Bill enables IIMsto “ set up centres of management studies and a
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Board Examinations are around the corner. Schools across the country are already getting busy with pre-board examinations and rushing through with the last minute revisions and tips. Along with the board examinations, it is the time for entrance examinations for getting through the state and national technical institutes. It is the hope of making into the famed Indian Institutes of Technology, IITs that have lakhs of students lining up for JEE Main examination and then the JEE Advanced 2018. How
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The initiative follows a pledge of $10 million to support programmes that would expand STEM and computer science education.   With an aim to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses among students, a Computer Science Education Week is being conducted by Accenture staff to complete 10,000 hours of code. The session has been held from December 4 to December 10 around the world. The event will include coding and computer skill tutorials. “Techn
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Has Displaced Engineering, Says Survey   Business and commerce has elbowed out engineering to emerge as top choice for students keen to pursue undergraduate studies abroad. In a survey done across 100 leading schools in the country, when it came to first course choice for overseas studies, a shade over 40% chose business and commerce; 28% chose engineering; and 16% picked computer science and IT. Biology, biotech and life sciences were also seen as viable and new emerging options, with a
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When it comes to the top quality MBA, the United States of America and the United Kingdom is head to head. That is what makes every international student confused when he think of getting an MBA degree from abroad. However, the UK and USA are the top two destinations that every student think of getting the high-quality education. Moreover, the cost of education is somewhat similar too of both the sides of Atlantic. But this doesn’t mean that you can count both of these countries equal in t
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  IMD ranking: India climbs to rank 51 for attracting talent, low on education investment "India needs to emphasise the education system as a key to prosperity. It also needs to prevent brain drain by providing better opportunities to local talent," says Arturo Bris, Head of Competitiveness, IMD Switzerland. The IMD global business school has released the latest rank list of countries for their ability to attract, develop and retain talent and India has climbed u
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In 2009, at the height of the outrage following attacks on Indians in Melbourne and Sydney, a cartoon published in an Indian daily had a Victorian police officer in a Ku Klux Klan mask saying, “We are yet to ascertain the nature of the attack.” Eight years later, Victorian Police hopes it has done well to shake off any memories to that image. They point to the presence of Ali Gurdag, Acting Senior Sergeant of Turkish origin at Spencer Street police station in Melbourne, to say how &
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Abroad Education: Arts

20th November 2017
International education consultant, takes you through the changes in Fine Arts and architecture education overseas For the longest time, Fine Arts was viewed as one of those courses done by academically weak students. And most students who wished to study Fine Arts wondered if they would get a job after completing the course. Over the last few years, the perception of Fine Arts has changed and many students are exploring options overseas. Traditionally, Fine Arts included painting, sculpture,
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Part-time jobs can emerge as the ideal choice, as it reduces the excess burden on parents while inculcating a sense of responsibility and discipline in students.   While a good education abroad works wonders for an individual’s career prospects, it also ends up burning a large hole in their pocket. It is not always easy to ask for money back home from your parents, yet the experience of living with a low supply of funds can be excruciating. In such a scenario, looking for part-time
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The Open Doors survey, the annual study of international student enrollments in US universities, has reported a 7% decline in foreign students enrolling for the first time at a US institution. Overall, numbers are up by about 3%, students from India are 17% of all foreign students in US colleges. Foreign students make up a little over 5% of all students in college/ university in the US. Competition from other countries, the cost of US higher education, visa denials, and uncertain US social and p
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Indian Growth Figure Almost Double China’s Though the US is still a much-favoured destination for Indian students, the percentage of increase in fresh enrolments by Indians halved in 2016-17 to 12.3% from almost 25% the previous year, according to the latest Open Doors survey conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The year 2014-15 too had seen a robust growth of 29.4%. In global terms, the US saw a decline in fresh enrolments this year, with nearly 10,000 fewer ca
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Although, Indian students pursuing higher education in the US increased by 12.3 per cent in the last academic year, fresh enrolment dropped from 33,030 in 2015-16 to 20,349 in 2016-17.   The number of new international students, including those from India, in American universities and colleges has declined by almost 10,000 for the first time in six years, a report has found. Although, Indian students pursuing higher education in the US increased by 12.3 per cent in the last academic year,
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USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2017 fair will next be organised in Hyderabad, followed by day-long sessions in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It has been held in New Delhi as well. India sends the second highest number of foreign students to educational institutions in America, said US Consulate General, Public Affairs Officer, and Director of the American Centre, Jamie Dragon on Sunday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2017, organ
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`Xi Jinping Thought' will now be taught, researched and promoted in universities across China, ensuring that the leader's eponymous philosophy is implanted in students' hearts and minds. At least twenty universities have established research institutes for Xi's ideology , which was enshrined in the Communist Party's constitution during its 19th national congress this month. According to media reports on Sunday, the research institutes will not “hide in the ivory tower
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Italy and Israel have started courses with the help of digital companies After reading the horrors in Dante's `Inferno,' Italian students will soon turn to the dangers of the digital age.While juggling math assignments, they'll also tackle work sheets prepared by reporters from the national broadcaster RAI. And separate from the weekly hour of religion, they will receive a list of what amounts to a new set of Ten Commandments. Among them: Thou shalt not share unverified news; thou
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Amid the rising popularity of an international MBA tag, global politics is shaping the dynamics of where students are flying. AGMAC survey reveals that MBA colleges in Europe and Canada are about twice as likely to report growth in international applicants compared with the US, where fewer than half the programmes have reported growth for 2017 --with the exception of part-time MBA and Master in Data Analytics. Even business courses in East, Southeast Asia and India have reported growing applica
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Blue-chip IIMs of Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Indore and other business schools closer home such as NMIMS and SP Jain will soon appear on the global map, thanks to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)'s `Study in India' initiative. The council, which owns and conducts the prestigious Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admissions to 6,500 programmes globally , will promote Indian institutes in 27 countries, including Germany and France.International students will not
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India slipped in world university rankings as its share of such institutions marginally fell from 31 to 30 in the global 1,000 lists topped by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to a new assessment. The annual World University Rankings released by Times Higher Education found India's flagship Indian Institute of Science fell from previous year's 201-250 band to 251-300. This was attributed to drops in its research influence score and research income. The Indian Instit
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Saudi Arabia's revised Nitaqat (or Saudisation) scheme does not bode well for Indian migrants.From September 2017, only a handful of organisations with high grades -based on number of Saudi nationals employed by them and other criteria -will be able to apply for new block visas for migrant employees. In 2016, there were nearly 25 lakh Indians working in Saudi Arabia, according to a reply in Lok Sabha. However, migration numbers are declining. There were only 1.65 lakh emigration clearances
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Team has 4 teachers, 1 official; MU has requested 200 varsities to admit students The University of Mumbai (MU) set up a task force to expedite the results of students seeking admission to national and international universities. A member of the task force, which consists of four teachers and one official, said the team will synchronise the process of issuing results of such students. The decision was taken following a sudden rise in number of students approaching the varsity’s help des
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The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is inviting applications for the MSc Forensic Science course starting this year in September. Students will study crime scene investigation, legal procedures and the law, evidence interpretation and statistical evaluation, analysis of range of evidence types including footwear marks, trace evidence, and questioned documents. The MSc in Forensic Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. The fees for the academic year 2017-18 is &p
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Experts Say German Is Puneites' Favourite Oui, Gracias, Si, Bonjour.Irrespective of formal training in a foreign language, you've probably heard or read a smattering of these words in a foreign tongue and used it to up your cool quotient. In today's globalized world, however, knowing a foreign language can open up many other borders. With Indian firms going global and many MNCs eyeing the Indian market, it is no longer enough to know just English. Most companies prefer candidates wh
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After scouting locations in the United States (US) to set up an offshore campus, the University of Mumbai (MU) vice chancellor (VC) Sanjay Deshmukh wants to start an MU campus in Dubai from the 2018-19 academic year. The varsity’s academic council recently cleared the project. The Dubai project was announced on March 28, 2016, as part of MU’s annual budget for 2016-17 and Rs20 lakh was set aside for it. According to Deshmukh, the university will collaborate with a Dubai-based partn
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THE EFFECT Industry body Nasscom says move will not hit India’s IT industry The US government has signalled a major policy shift in the H-1B work visa programme, making computer programmers ineligible for the nonimmigrant visas by default, firing a shot across the bow of India’s largest outsourcing firms. In a memo issued over the weekend, the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) said previous policies and guidelines framed for the H-1B programme in 2000 would no longer be v
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Computer programmer not enough: A “computer programmer”, an entry level position in software industry, will no longer be considered a “speciality occupation” What more needed: The petitioner, which is the employer, must provide other evidence to establish that the particular position is one in a specialty occupation as defined by rules. Lottery system hit: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can now reject petitions picked through the lottery,
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