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Swiss schools offer secondary level education to Indian students

While higher education has always attracted Indian students abroad and foreign universities are wooing Indian students, it is the turn of schools abroad. It has been reported that the schools from across Switzerland are now reaching out to countries like India, to send students from this country to Swiss secondary schools. It was reported that Swiss Learning, an educational body managed by the Heads of Swiss Educational Institutes, had brought representatives from various schools from the country to meet stakeholders, Indian schools and parents of potential students. According to...

Indian students to benefit from grant of aid to Chicago University

Indian students are expected to benefit to a large extent from a grant of aid to the University of Chicago (UoC) , which has been awarded by the Neubauer Family Foundation. The grant worth $13 million is to boost the social and cultural diversity at the university. Moreover, it should also be utilized to provide financial assistance to students who do not qualify for tuition support to pursue higher studies in the United States (US) . The Neubauer No Barriers Scholarships will open immense opportunities for foreign students with limited financial capacity, who are not otherwise...

Understanding the Advanced Placement Program

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a rigorous academic program that gives motivated students the opportunity to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. AP courses and exams help students stand out in the college admissions process, earn college credit and/or advanced placement, and build skills that are essential for success in college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (on a 5 point scale), typically experience greater overall academic success in college. Indian students thinking of heading to US,...

Indian students can pursue engineering at UK varsity's Malaysia campus

Indian students can now pursue undergraduate (UG) engineering degree courses at the new Malaysia campus of the United Kingdom (UK)-based University of Southampton . The course content for students at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus will be identical to the content at the UK campus. In fact, the practical tutorials and laboratory experiments will be same as well. The Malaysia campus will offer a split campus degree, whereby the students will pursue their course at the Malaysia campus for the first two years, after which they will move to Southampton for the...

Israel woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities

The Western Asian nation Israel has been offering several higher education opportunities to Indian students, in a bid to attract more such students to pursue studies in the country. Israel’s importance as a destination for higher studies has been steadily increasing, with some of its universities being rated among the leading 200 in world rankings. Officials of five institutes of Israel visited India recently, to interact with potential students, among others. During the visit, discussions were held about Israel’s success in start-ups and the Nobel legacy of its...

Loughborough University, UK ties up with IITs for academic cooperation

The reputed Loughborough University , based in the United Kingdom (UK), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to foster academic cooperation between the institutes. Loughborough is one of the top universities for Engineering and Science in UK, with all their engineering departments being rated among the leading 10 or 5 within the UK for teaching and research, according to varsity officials. The MoUs were signed recently between the officials of the Loughborough University and IIT Delhi , IIT Bombay as...

More Indian students heading to France for management education

Management courses offered by institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. French business schools (B-schools) offer a wide range of management courses and an increased number of Indian students are heading to France for the same. Business education has emerged as a global sector, offering diverse options. French institutes are known to offer quality education in the field of Master of Business Administration (MBA), among others. Moreover, they offer courses in the English medium, which is a great motivator for Indian students. Indian...

Harvard varsity's scholarships to help Indian students pursue research

The South Asia Institute (SAI) , under Harvard University , has launched three scholarships to help Indian students pursue humanities-oriented research work related to South Asia at the varsity. SAI is based at Harvard Cambridge. All the scholarships can be availed by advanced professional degree-holders, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students and candidates at the concluding phase of their PhD. The South Asia Fellowship is aimed to cater to students based in South Asia, which includes Indians who are pursuing research in the area of humanities. It is a one-year program. According to...

Number of Indian students opting for European universities shoots up

The total number of students from India who are opting for tertiary level education in European universities has shot up substantially in recent years, according to reports. From 3,348 Indian students in the year 2000, the numbers have increased to a whopping 51,556 in 2009. Indian students comprise the second largest chunk of foreign students in European universities, with China leading. As per the European Union (EU), earlier United Kingdom (UK), France and Germany were the preferred destinations for Indian students who aspired to pursue their higher studies in Europe. The trend...

BMS College of Engineering gains recognition in Washington Accord

The engineering programs offered by the BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) , based in Bengaluru in India, have been classified to be among the Tier-I category by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), which is recognized under the Washington Accord (WA). The new recognition will enable the graduates of BMSCE to pursue higher studies and obtain employment in member-countries of the WA. Moreover, their degrees will be accepted in member-countries as well. The global recognition will also throw open transnational opportunities for BMSCE students and facilitate smooth admissions...

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