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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...

Australia is costliest education destination; India cheapest

Studying abroad in top universities across the world has been on the rise for several years despite the fact that it is expensive to study abroad. Now it has been reported that Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States . Meanwhile India has been rated the cheapest to study in. According to a research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet university fees and living costs in Australia. This was nearly US $3,000 more than...

Video Competition for an all-expenses-paid Study Trip to Australia for Higher Education

New Delhi, September 8th, 2014:  Pupils from international schools in India will have a chance to win a one-week study trip to a leading Australian university by taking part in the International Schools Video Competition run by Cambridge English Language Assessment , part of the world famous University of Cambridge and the Australian Trade Commission . The competition will be launched on 11th September 2014. It will run till November 2014 and the winners will be announced on 20th January 2015.The winning teams will visit Australia between April-July 2015. School principals...

Britain striving to resolve visa issues of Indian students

United Kingdom (UK) has been a traditionally favored destination of higher studies for Indian students. However, their numbers have been dwindling due to the stringent visa policy of the nation. Although still a large number of Indians wants to pursue their studies in UK to acquire more exposure and high quality education, rules and regulations put limitations to their aspirations. To rectify the dwindling Indian student population in UK, government officials are expected to visit India soon to discuss and resolve visa-related issues of prospective Indian students. In recent years,...

NEFU is among the top 200 universities in the BRICS countries

North-Eastern Federal University   is among the top 200 universities in the BRICS countries. On June 18, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published the ranking of universities. BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - are among the countries with the fast-growing economies. "The role of the BRICS countries in the world more and more remarkable, and according to the world leading experts, BRICS will take dominant positions in education as the international education market develops, - said Vasily Savvinov, the Vice-Rector for NEFU Strategic Development. - It is...

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