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International English Day celebrated in Delhi

Posted on: April 18, 2022

Recently International English Day was observed on 23rd April and was celebrated in Delhi with a seminar on 'Need for English Skills training in India' was held at British Lingua , an institute for international repute for English communication skills. The discussion was about the beauty of English and how it encapsulates all the emotions and feelings through an easy script of 26 alphabets. The discussions were about how English has surpassed the status of being just a language and has jumped over the boundaries of a language pertinent to a particular country. English has become a necessity as it is more of an international college. Wherever you go in the world, you will find someone who speaks English.

 

What is studying in Australia Post- COVID like?

Posted on: April 16, 2022

From the last 20 years Australia has always been in the top 20 choices of students for studying abroad. Australia is a prominent study option for students because of its geographical proximity with India, its English speaking natives and quality lifestyle. Even though the country has only 43 recognised universities which is very low as compared to the USA, the UK and other famous destinations, most of these universities are top ranked and highly prestigious. The universities offer courses in IT, Business and Management, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Science etc. A bachelor's degree is 3 years long ( 4 years with honours). Students can also work upto 40 years part time to support themselves financially. During the pandemic also, Australia handled the situation really effectively by organising it's online classes in a way that caused no study loss. Australia is your top choice in the current scenario as there are plenty of new visa restrictions that the new US government has brought for international students and after Britain's exit from the EU there is a sheer reluctance among students to study there.

 

International students will be unable to change their courses under a new law

Posted on: April 16, 2022

According to the new Australian visa rules, international students would not be able to change their courses without getting approval from the Minister. The approval is given from the Minister after a competent team checks if the student who wants to change his/her course is not a threat to Australian security. This will be applicable on all the applications received after July 1 2022. It will include all the degrees such as graduate certificate graduate diploma,master's degree doctorate, or any other bridging course as well. A form has to be filled to initiate the process on the website of the Department of Home Affairs of Australia.

 

Why should you put all your stakes in Barcelona for your masters?

Posted on: April 16, 2022

Barcelona is famous for its beaches, football and great food. But the country has so much more to offer than just this. Being one of the biggest and most famous tourist destinations of the world, it attracts millions of people every year. The love for the sports and the cultural beauty is what makes this country so special. Studying in Barcelona can be a great option for you as the country offers education at very affordable prices. Plus the country is very diverse and you will get to meet new people on a daily basis which will enhance your social skills. The teachers here are very skilled and have travelled the world. They teach with their life experiences and street smartness. This is a great way of teaching as students find it more practical to inculcate this in their daily life. Overall it is a very good option for students who want an out of box learning experience.

 

How to apply for a PhD in Canada?

Posted on: April 16, 2022

Applying for a PhD is a little more difficuilt than your usual masters or bachelors degree. First of all you need to decide which university you want to pursue it from and whether that University offers PhD in that particular program or not. Now after applying different fields may have different requirements but what is common amongst is all is the expectation to work by yourself.  Hardwork, regularity, focus, commitment are all such qualities that will be needed regardless of your area of research. Candidates must also read the research papers of other scholars and the faculty of the university they are applying in. Sometimes you would also have to contact the faculty members so be careful while messaging or mailing them as they frequently recieve such messages so find a way to stand out and get their attention.

 

21 year old boy studying in Canada kille

Posted on: April 16, 2022

Kartik Vasudev, a 21 year old Indian boy who was studying in Canada was shot dead in Toronto on 8th of April 2022. The boy was taken immediately to the hospital after being shot but due to multiple gun shots, the boy could not survive. He was a student of Seneca College in Toronto studying in his first semester in Marketing Management. His family was informed and the father demands justice. Their has been a huge outrage among the Indian community regarding the injust and suspicious killing of the boy. The father has also demanded the waiving off of the education loan. Police is doing its bits and gathering any information that may help solve the case.

 

Breaking myths about studying abroad in the UK

Posted on: April 14, 2022

The UK provides excellent courses to students to choose from. It also gives a work permission of upto 2 years after completing your degree. The UK has a great history of being home to the top ranked universities for a long time and giving the world the most celebrated artists, scientists, business personalities etc. There are certain myths and stereotypes that people have in their minds about the UK that are completely false. One such is that studying in the UK is more expensive than studying in the US. Actually the average tuition fees in the UK is comparatively very low from the US. Also the ROI on the UK degrees is very high as well. Other one is that the UK doesn't offer working opportunities but in reality students can stay upto 2 years if they have obtained their degrees from a recognised institute.

 

Ireland's education system is an example of excellence

Posted on: April 14, 2022

In the recent world rankings of the universities, Irish universities have remarkably improved their rankings. A few years ago, Ireland was nowhere in the global education scenario but the consistent low education fees, good job opportunities and top notch education. It also provides a lot of internships during the course period. Students have a variety of study options and multiple courses to choose from like data science, computer science, humanities, management, business etc. The living expenses here are also very feasible as compared to other European countries. Number of job opportunities in Ireland are growing exponentially in Ireland which means that it is also a good option for students who want to stay back and settle there only.

 

How much does it actually cost to study in Canada for an Indian student?

Posted on: April 14, 2022

Studying in Canada is a dream of many students. Very often the first thing that we consider before deciding our dream country to study in, is the expenses. So today we will break down the expenses that you have to be prepared for if you wish to study in Canada. First is the Application fees which ranges from  Rs 3000 - 15000 per application depending upon the institute. Second is the common entrance test which are important criteria in your application and acceptance. Every student has to appear for either or all of these which includes IELTS, GRE, GMAT, SAT. The cost of these range from Rs 9000-15000. The next is visa application fees which is around Rs 9100 for Canadian visa. Now the most important part that is the Tuition fees, which can cost you anywhere around Rs 5 lakhs to 30 lakhs per annum. Living and eating expenses can go around Rs 7 lakh to 10 lakhs for a year. In the end you may include your travelling fees that is the airfare which is different during different seasons and depends upon the demand.

 

Things to remember while writing Statement of Purpose

Posted on: April 14, 2022

SoP is a very vital aspect of the application. Universities assess students and their perspective towards life and their goals through SoP. Thus its very important to make your SoP as rational as it can be. You should be very careful while writing it because through your SoP they understand your strength, weakness, interests and get a vivid idea about you as an individual. Make sure you follow the correct structure and give details about yourself that are important and remarkable. Rather than writing everything, only mention the major and big ones. Tell about your background and upbringing but without getting too personal as it is written for professional reasons. Follow the word limit and keep it as simple as it can be without including very difficult vocabulary necessarily just to impress them. Lastly, be honest and don't fabricate anything about yourself as it may prove to be against you only. 

 

Japanese students studying abroad down by 98% in 2020

Posted on: April 14, 2022

A survey was conducted by Japan Student Survey Organization in which it was found that Japanese students going to study abroad hit a record low fall of 98% in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Only 265 students went to South Korea as compared to 6970 students from the previous year. The United States of America welcomed 240 students which was earlier 17898 and Canada 189 from 9135.  Among the students coming to Japan for studies, Chinese students saw the biggest dip but they were still the highest in numbers followed by Vietnam. Japan hopes to get back towards normal life as the corona threat seems to end and so does the education system.

 

PLU MBA Program ranked best in Washington among private universities

Posted on: April 13, 2022

Pacific Lutheran University offers a Masters in Business Administration course which has been ranked the second best MBA program in the whole of Washington and the best among private universities. The officials of the university have said that it is because of the innovative curriculum of the course, the creativity behind it, ethical and effective foundations that have helped in getting the course onto the top of the rankings by the YS News. The faculty that teaches the course is also very well experienced and provides a balanced combination of field experience and theoretical learning.

 

Fake news circulated about NEET being postponed

Posted on: April 13, 2022

Recently, news regarding the postponement of NEET 2022 has been circulating around the internet. The Press Information Bureau has released that the news is fake and there are no such plans to postpone NEET. The medical committee plans to organise NEET on the previously announced dates only. Back in 2020 , NTA had to postpone the NEET 2020 because of the pandemic. Directorate of General Health services has said that the letter that is circulating around the internet is absolutely fake and NEET 2022 will be held as per its pre decided schedule. Recently the NEET 2022 aspirants have written a letter to the  President and the Prime Minister  about the short time gap between the NEET 2021 counseling and NEET 2022 exam. 

 

Students in Pune to study Finnish curriculum

Posted on: April 13, 2022

Goenka Global Education  has recently introduced Finland International School in Pune which follows Finnish curriculum which puts stress on pedagogy and individual growth and learning through education. The principal of the school Ms Minna Repo spoke in a news conference about the holistic development of the students that the school will be offering and encouraged parents to become open to this new concept of education. Managing Director of Goenka Global Education Mr Shashank Goenka said that through this new initiative they want to focus more on inclusive child teaching policies and also be harmonious with the NEP 2020.

Study abroad scholarship earned by UNG students

Posted on: April 13, 2022

Under the Fund for Education Scholarship, three students have been selected from the University of North Georgia. The scholarship grants were renewed for three students. S6 of 119 FEA scholars are from UNG which makes it a 5% holder of all the FEA scholarships. The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs extended his gratitude and said that scholarships are a great way of supporting students who have the potential but lack the resources to make the utilisation of their talent. Through scholarships we not only support the talent but also encourage other students to work hard for the reward.

 

5 tips to consider if you are planning to study abroad

Posted on: April 13, 2022
  • Scholarships

Tuition fees are a huge burden for most of the students and hence looking for possible scholarships is a good way to ensure some relief in paying fees.

  • Make budget

Students must make their budgets and accordingly decide where they want to live and other expenses like the kind of groceries they would buy to keep track of expenses.

  • Get yourself medically insured

It is very important for students studying abroad to get themselves medically insured because living in a different country with no closed ones is a risky thing. There are many medical emergencies one might have to go through. So to keep oneself in a safe place students must get medical insurance.

  • Overseas bank account

Make sure you get yourself an international bank account for money transferring and other purposes since national and regional banks will give you a hard time and may not operate at all.

  • Keep a credit or debit card

Always carry plastic money with you and you may avoid carrying cash as plastic money is very rampant in foreign countries and are safer during travelling purposes as well.

 

University of Melbourne delegate pay a visit to Madurai schools

Posted on: April 12, 2022

Students from Sitalakshmi Higher Secondary School in Thirunagar who participated in the career mobility and success as success programme that was organised by the University of Melbourne were awarded certificates by the university's delegate. The program was conducted in virtual mode for students from class 9th to class 12th for the session 2022-2023. Four schools were selected by the Chief Education Officer from Madurai. The students were involved in career and character-building activities which lasted for six weeks. The students involved had to show their experience through a presentation.

 

Single board exam policy to be restored from next year in India

Posted on: April 12, 2022

CBSE has decided to opt for its previous policy of conducting one board exam per session from the session 2022 to 2023 onwards. Previously CBSE had decided to conduct 2 board exams a year for classes 10th and 12th out of which one was to be held from November to December and the other from April to May. The decision was taken because in 2021 board exams had to be cancelled due to the pandemic and students were assessed based on internal assessment. But now CBSE officials have announced their decision to go back to the old ways citing that continuing this pattern was never their plan and it was just a trial for one year. 

 

584 students graduate from IIM Ahmedabad in its 57th convocation

Posted on: April 12, 2022

Recently IIM Ahmedabad organised its convocation ceremony for the year 2022 which was also the institute's 57th convocation ceremony. A total of 387 students from the PGP batch of 2020-2022 graduated from the university. 47 students received their degrees from the PGP FABM batch of 2020-2022 whereas 136 students from the PGPX batch of 21-22 and 14 PhD scholars also received their degrees. The convocation was held on the campus after a gap of two years because of the pandemic. The toppers from each degree were awarded gold medals. The chief guest was Ms Falguni Nayar who is also an IIMA alumni matter and also happens to be the CEO and founder of the Nykaa cosmetics

 

Free tablets to be distributed among students of classes 10th-12th in Haryana

Posted on: April 12, 2022

The education minister of Haryana Mr Kanwar Pal has announced that the Haryana government will be distributing free tablets to students from classes 10th to 12th in May. The decision has been given approval and a budget of Rs 100 crore has also been passed. The budget is divided into smaller fragments and purposes like sim cards, software, daily internet packs etc. The purpose of this is to bridge the gap between economically and underprivileged students. The tablet will help them in getting virtual classes which were earlier a luxury for many students and remain one.

 

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