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TOEFL scholarships to be awarded to 10 meritorious Indian students

Ten meritorious students from India will be awarded the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scholarships, according to a recent announcement by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The scholarship is granted annually to Indian students with demonstrated academic records, outstanding English communication as well as leadership skills. They must also be adept at all-round extracurricular activities, especially community service. Candidates need to also possess innovative ideas as reflected in their essays. To qualify for the scholarship, candidates need a grade point average...

My robot is my friend. Pupils from Yakutia won the International Youth Robot Competition

Within three days, 18 pupils from Yakutia have created unique robots. Robot-coach, robot-bulldozer, robot-dog and robot-mower, created by students of Yakutia, have become one of the best at the International Youth Robot Competition IYRC, held from 1 to 3 August in the Republic of Korea. More than 200 children from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Thailand came to participate in these competitions in Daejeon. 18 pupils from Yakutsk, Verkhnevilyuysky, Megino-Kangalassky, Namsky, Nyurbinsky, Tattinsky and Khangalassky regions of Yakutia represented...

Israel woos Indian students with scholarship, fellowship opportunities

In a bid to attract more students from India, educational institutes in the Western Asian nation Israel have been extending several opportunities to them. The Tel Aviv University (TAU) offers various scholarships to Indian students, including full scholarships. The university features among the top 10 entrepreneurial institutes globally and offers immense exposure in diverse fields to international students, institute officials stated. According to government officials from Israel, education is given utmost importance in Israel. The country has a first-rate system of higher...

Study permit applications from India to Canada shoot up by 15%

Canada is fast emerging as a much preferred destination for higher studies for Indian students, with a 15% year-to-date rise of study permit applications that the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi received. This year, 14,000 study permits have been issued for Canada. There has also been a notable change in the choices of students for courses to be pursued in Canada, as was evident during the recently held Council of International Schools (CIS) universities tour of India. The event saw many Indian students aspiring to pursue courses in Liberal Arts. There were enquiries regarding...

The Redesigned SAT

The world’s most well-known undergraduate college admission test, the SAT, is changing. When students open their SAT test books in spring 2016, they’ll encounter a Redesigned SAT. The redesigned SAT aims to be more relevant in changing times. While continuing to be valid and predictive, it will become more focused, useful, clear, and open than ever before. Each change in the redesigned SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college readiness and success. Key Changes in the SAT The SAT has been redesigned to focus on fewer things, that...

Germany among top choices for Indian students to pursue higher studies

The European nation Germany has emerged as one of the top choices for Indian students to pursue their higher studies. According to data released recently by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the year-on-year statistics show that the number of Indian students in Germany shot up by 25.6% during 2012-13, in comparison with 2011-12. During 2008-09, Germany had 3,516 Indian students pursuing their studies. During 2013-14, it increased to 9,619, which is a 200% rise. Germany has eased its visa regulations in a bid to woo more students from India. Moreover, the students can also...

Audencia launches new MBA in International Sports Management taught in London and Paris

One of France’s top management schools, Audencia Nantes , has announced the 2015 launch of a Professional MBA in International Sports Management taught in a part-time format at its Paris campus and at Loughborough University’s London site. With a PwC report on the global sports market stating that worldwide revenues in the already buoyant sector will rise to $145bn in 2015, the MBA answers a real recruitment need. As well as classes in Paris and a week-long summer course at Loughborough University ’s London campus within the former Olympic complex, a study seminar...

Sri Lanka wooing Indian students with scholarships for PG studies

In a bid to attract more students from India, the island country Sri Lanka is offering lucrative scholarships to pursue postgraduate (PG) studies in Sri Lankan institutes. The subjects in which the scholarships are being offered include Master of Science (M Sc) courses in Molecular Life Science, Agriculture and Environmental Management as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA). Candidates aspiring to avail the opportunity need to hold a first class degree with at least 60% marks from a recognized institute. Moreover, their age has to be less than 45 years as on September 30, 2014....

Most Indian students in Ukraine study medicine

There are more than 100 Indian students from the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) pursuing their higher studies in Ukraine and Crimea currently, out of which a majority are studying medicine. The new academic session started recently in institutes in Ukraine and Crimea. Around 30 students from TN have moved to Ukraine for higher studies this year. Most of them have joined the Crimea State Medical University, which is now part of the Russian system. Students of strife-torn regions of Ukraine such as Donetsk and Lugansk have been made to shift to institutes in other regions, such as Odessa and...

B-school alumni-run consultancies help MBA aspirants gain admission

Consultancies dealing with admission related matters, run by alumni of premier business schools (B-schools) and tailor-made for Master of Business Administration (MBA) aspirants, have helped scores of them gain admission in a top B-school of their choice, not only in India but overseas as well. Such alumni have been motivated to extend these services based on their own experience, where a lack of proper guidance has been a hindrance to their acquiring admission in quality B-schools. Aspirants guided by such consultancies have gained entry into schools such as The Wharton School of The...

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