Minglebox Education News - studyabroad http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:47:18 GMT Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:47:18 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[Indian student numbers in US rise by 6% after 3-year decline]]> After a decline for three long years, Indian student numbers at education institutes based in the United States (US) has shot up by 6% to 102,673 during the academic year of 2013-14, as per the recently released report on International Educational Exchange. The increase was mainly due to admissions at the graduate level. The overall number of foreign students at US colleges/universities rose by 8% to a whopping 886,052 during 2013-14, the 2014 Open Doors Report adds. The total number of foreign students in the US has increased by 72% since the first International Education Week..

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:33:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549c27c930149c6c19cda42ee
<![CDATA[India-US higher education meet explores academic cooperation prospects]]> The third India-US Higher Education Dialogue took place recently in the Indian capital New Delhi, which was participated by officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India as well as Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs officials of the United States (US) . The first such dialogue was held in Washington in June, 2012 while the second one was in New Delhi in June, 2013. Various opportunities of academic cooperation between the two countries were discussed during the meeting. Certain areas, such as, growth of community colleges, skill development, Massive Open..

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:59:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8449c0f35f0149c1e9b01b167d
<![CDATA[Indian student numbers in US shoot up by 28%, says report]]> The overall number of Indian students pursuing their studies in the United States (US) has increased by 28% to 1,34,292, as per a report published recently by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security. Indian students comprise the second largest section of foreign students in America, second only to China. The majority of the Indian students in US comprising a whopping 65% is studying engineering, computer science & Information Technology (IT) and support services. This section, along with students pursuing other science, technology,..

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:28:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49b5251d0149bc70586863e5
<![CDATA[Mordovia State University hosts international conference in automated electric drive]]> On 7 October, N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University opened the VIII international (XIX Nation-wide) conference on automated electric drive. The conference organizers are a National research university - Mordovia State University (Faculty of electronic engineering), Academy of electro-technical Sciences of the Russian Federation, Association of electric drive engineers, National research university - Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Plenary session of the conference apart from participants attended students and teaching..

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:16:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49ac32060149acbb61f1064a
<![CDATA[CBSE plus II certificates to be recognized by UK for UG admissions]]> Going forward, plus II certificates granted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India will be recognized by educational institutes of the United Kingdom (UK) for undergraduate (UG) admissions. According to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minster Ms Smriti Irani, CBSE students used to face problems in gaining admission into UK institutes as their certificate was not recognized by many institutes. It was a deterrent for many Indian students aspiring to pursue their education in the UK. However, after the matter was raised with the UK, it was addressed and..

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:15:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49ac2a270149acba5ba20820
<![CDATA[UK's Chevening Gurukul Scholarships 2015 now open to Indian students]]> The Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence Program India 2015 , offered by the United Kingdom (UK) , is now open for aspirants in the country. The application process for the Chevening Gurukul program closes on Friday, February 6, 2015. The Chevening scholarships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. The scholarships not only provide financial support to study for a Master’s degree at leading universities of UK, it also offers the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:22:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a3bd90ef3455
<![CDATA[Master of digital media in Canada information session on November 13]]> Is the innovative program the Master of digital media graduate degree in Canada for you? Find out at the next Information Session on November 13th! Register here ! If you are looking to for a great digital media course from abroad, you can learn more about the Master of Digital Media program (MDM) from Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Vancouver, Canada if you log in for the iformation session tomorrow (November 13). Centre for Digital Media (CDM), Vancouver 's Master of Digital Media program is Canada's first professional graduate degree program in digital media. You can join on..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:52:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a3a1cbcb3272
<![CDATA[SRM & Dubai universities tie up to boost transnational education]]> One of the top private universities in India, SRM University , has joined hands with the renowned Dubai University based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , in a bid to boost transnational education. Officials of the Dubai University had recently visited SRM University for a student program, during which the idea of the partnership took shape. Initially, the collaboration will be a gateway to ample opportunities to SRM students in the fields of business and management education. It will not only offer superior learning experience, it will also throw open career/business..

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:47:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85499155fc01499e405f7d3a18
<![CDATA[Marked increase in number of Indian women taking GMAT]]> The number of Indian women executives in the 25-40 years age group taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) has seen a marked increase, with an all-time high of 14% increase year on year. The data has been released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which administers the GMAT examination. GMAT is a gateway for admission into Masters, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs in India and overseas. The GMAT scores are valid for a period of five years. The overall number of women candidates for GMAT from India increased..

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:08:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85499155fc01499d775dd528e4
<![CDATA[Australia grants scholarships to 60 Indian scholars]]> The government of Australia recently granted scholarships to 60 Indian scholars under the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program , to help the candidates pursue their studies and research in the country. The total number of Indians to receive the 2015 scholarships, which are competitive awards, has increased from 40 in 2014 to 60. The selected students can utilize Australia’s superior research infrastructure, take up professional development and associate with top academics in their field. The recipients of the scholarship can pursue their studies or take up research at..

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:48:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffead49914cae014999bf8334715b
<![CDATA[Webinar on masters program in media studies in Canada on November 7]]> If you are looking to for a great digital media course from any of great colleges abroad, then all you need to is to login for a webinar which gives all the information. You can learn more about the Master of Digital Media program (MDM) from Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Vancouver, Canada if you log in for a webinar on November 7. The CDM is home to world class, professional graduate programs in digital media, inspired by cutting-edge research and industry innovation. The CDM is located on Great Northern Way Campus, and houses the MDM program. CDM is also home to industry studios, and..

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:15:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4983277a014984631d0b1afe
<![CDATA[Indians devote 1-4 hours weekly to prepare for GRE, Chinese 20: survey]]> A majority of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aspirants from India devote around one to four hours per week to prepare for the examination while those from China devote more than twenty, according to a recent survey conducted by the Education Testing Services (ETS). Moreover, the Indian candidates prefer to study late at night (29%), whereas students in China prefer studying during evenings on week-days. The ETS study covered the examination preparation habits of around 20,000 GRE applicants from all over the world. The study reveals some key differences in the preparation..

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:28:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd014979b48b297d4b
<![CDATA[Purdue University conducts India visit to woo more students]]> The renowned Purdue University , based in the United States (US), has arranged for a five-day India visit during which university officials will talk about the varsity, in a bid to attract more students from the country. The visit will also boost the varsity's academic ties with India. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, Purdue has acquired the 102 nd spot whereas the university was at rank 62 in the previous year. Moreover, the varsity has bagged the 20 th spot among US public universities, as per the the recent US News and World Report rankings..

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:11:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd0149796d83677663
<![CDATA[Indiana University opens office in India to boost academic ties]]> The United States (US)-based Indiana University has opened its office in India, in a bid to boost academic ties with the country. The new office in Gurgaon aims to interact extensively with Indian faculty and students, thereby enhancing academic activities and collaboration between the two countries. It will conduct classes, lectures, pre-departure orientations for new joiners, prospective student get-togethers, long-distance learning, working group meetings, workshops, conferences, symposiums, alumni meets as well as many other events. The office has been set up in association with..

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:30:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd01497458e3b12e32
<![CDATA[International Scholarships for Indian Students]]> If you happen to be an Indian student seeking opportunities to study abroad, then you’ll be pleased to know that  international scholarships for Indian students  are offered by an ever-growing number of governments, organizations and specific universities. Below is a diverse selection of international scholarships on offer to Indian students, divided by funding type and desired place of study. Good luck with your applications! To study anywhere: British Council IELTS Scholarship Award for Indian Students  – international scholarships funded by the..

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:49:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84496cf4ec014974337ba8637c
<![CDATA[Survey on GRE test-takers across the world reveal interesting trends]]> A new global survey on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test-takers has revealed certain interesting trends. The study sought to find out the examination preparation habits of GRE test-takers throughout the world. Close to 18,000 students belonging to over 150 countries were covered in the survey. As per a release from the Educational Testing Services (ETS), Indian students who prepare for the GRE are leading the list of students engaged in late night study, at around 29%. ETS develops as well as conducts the test. The survey reports show that a majority of the candidates..

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:21:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84495f370e01495fb763770897
<![CDATA[Cambridge University announces scholarships for Indian PhD students]]> The Cambridge Trust has joined hands with the Science and Engineering Research Board of India to offer the “Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship” to meritorious students from India in the field of research. Under this scholarship scheme, the Indian students can take up doctoral studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom (UK) . The initiative is part of several others adopted by the Indian Government to boost research capacity in science as well as technology and increase the overall number of..

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:03:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4950f12c014955909e7944c4
<![CDATA[Tokyo University to offer scholarship to Super 30 student]]> The Tokyo University has recently announced that it will offer scholarship to one Super 30 student to pursue higher studies in Japan. The announcement was made during a recent interaction between Super 30 students and a team of professors of the Japanese varsity. According to Tokyo University officials, the varsity will offer full scholarships for meritorious students to join different interdisciplinary courses and will encourage more students to join the university. Super 30 is a Patna-based coaching institute set up by Mr Anand Kumar, which selects 30 meritorious candidates..

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:46:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844950f885014950ffa83f0002
<![CDATA[UK to bring 400 more students under its scholarship program]]> The government of United Kingdom (UK) is planning to bring 400 more students under its scholarships program, in a bid to tackle the fall of Indian student numbers in the nation. According to UK government officials, the number of Indian students opting for the UK for higher studies has seen a fall in the last few years. One of the reasons is the common notion that UK is not welcoming to foreign students, which is untrue, the officials added. To wipe out that notion, the UK government is offering more scholarships to Indian students who pursue their studies in the nation. Other than..

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:26:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc0149368893d1323a
<![CDATA[Amity University joins hands with UK firm for student exchange]]> India’s reputed Amity University has joined hands with the United Kingdom (UK) based Global Education Management (GEM), in a bid to boost the skill-sets of students and promote different student exchange programs. These programs may be of six months duration, in various subjects related to business as well as hospitality. Under the partnership, vocational as well as practical training will be provided to Indian students in the UK and vice versa. According to officials of Amity University, GEM will arrange for visa, living expenses, etc. for the students. Moreover, the UK..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:43:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac490eda9001491e22cc302f7f
<![CDATA[Canada varsity to offer merit-based scholarships to UG Indian students]]> The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada will offer merit-based scholarships to students from India who join the undergraduate (UG) degree programs at the varsity. UBC will allocate a quarter of a million dollars in non-public funds for the scholarships. The varsity will offer 11 outstanding international student awards, each for $10,000 as well as five international major entrance scholarships, each worth $28,000 or $7,000 per year for a period of four years, to students hailing from India with outstanding academic accomplishment. The initial awards will be tenable for..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:36:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491d095c270041
<![CDATA[Centre for Digital Media, Canada's webinar on MDM program tomorrow]]> If you are interested in finding out more about the Master of Digital Media program (MDM) from Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Vancouver, Canada then log in for a webinar on October 17. The CDM is home to world class, professional graduate programs in digital media, inspired by cutting-edge research and industry innovation. The CDM is located on Great Northern Way Campus and houses the MDM program. CDM is also home to industry studios and hosts a variety of industry and professional development events.  The MDM program is a 12-month, plus internship, full-time professional Master's..

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:23:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84490edf01014917a041d654b1
<![CDATA[UK to offer 396 scholarships worth Rs 15 crore to Indian students]]> The United Kingdom (UK) will be offering the highest number of Scholarships ever for Indian students worth Rs 15 crore under the GREAT Britain Scholarships - India 2015. The intake will comprise 396 new part Scholarships from 57 institutes all over UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) for various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses, including Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Law, Business, Art & Design, Biosciences, etc. In the past two years, UK offered more than 750 scholarships to Indian students. This move will further boost the existing..

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:39:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f014908e0155f0de7
<![CDATA[UK education alumni awards soon for Indians from British institutes]]> The United Kingdom (UK) will soon launch the Education UK Alumni Awards for Indian alumni from UK institutes who have made a noteworthy contribution after their return to India. The award will be in the form of an all expenses-paid study visit to the UK, which will be related to their present profession. The measure is expected to rectify the decline of Indian student numbers to UK and boost business investment, as per reports. Another incentive on the cards will be the highest number ever of scholarships to be granted to Indian students under the GREAT Scholarships program. The 2015..

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:15:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548edc65e0148f8b2b2a4101d
<![CDATA[AP government to send 1,000 SC, ST students abroad for higher studies]]> The government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is planning to send 1,000 students under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories overseas to pursue their higher education. The initiative will be taken under the “AP Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi” scheme. According to sources, the government is expected to liberalize the rules to facilitate the process of sending selected students abroad for studies. At present, the scheme covers only postgraduate (PG) students. However, in the future, undergraduate (UG) as well as diploma students may also get the opportunity. The..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:55:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148efd43506261a
<![CDATA[Educational Testing Service Invites Applications for TOEFL Scholarships 2015]]> Applications are invited by  Educational Testing Service (ETS)  for Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL) Scholarships  for students to start an undergraduate or graduate degree program for the academic session 2015. Scholarship Details: Ten scholarships valued at US$7,000 each are available. Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this award, candidate must: Reside in India. Start an undergraduate or graduate degree program between August 2014 and December 2015 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL destination search . ..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:42:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348d8fd060148e49ff84e10aa
<![CDATA[Mumbai top spender among Indian cities for education in US]]> Maharashtra capital Mumbai is the top-spending Indian city for education in the United States (US) , with Hyderabad at the second spot and Delhi at the third in the country. Students from across the world pursue their higher education in the US every year at very steep costs. From the year 2008 to 2012, there were around $3 billion Indian students studying in US, as per a report issued by the Brookings Institution. During the same period, Seoul of South Korea sent the highest number of 56,500 students to the US and spent the highest amount of $2.1 billion. Next in line were Beijing and..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:16:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e41a57ac060d
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:14:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148c5d694267749
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:12:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844887a3180148a123eac62b96
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:33:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834887a31d01489cb5cff43fd1
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:04:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01488d2794465dbf
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:37:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a014887b1683900de
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:57:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84487dceca014883428eb256dd
<![CDATA[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...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:10:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48823b450148827253810139
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:46:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac487c757401487e11b4762bb2
<![CDATA[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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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:07:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348724b4b01487d12f62a187a
<![CDATA[16 students from Mumbai are world toppers in Cambridge International Examinations]]> Mumbai, 10 September, 2014 : Sixteen Mumbai students have topped the world in individual subjects in the Cambridge International Examinations –over half of the 30 Indian world toppers. These Mumbai students have achieved the highest marks in the world for single subjects in the November 2013 and May 2014 Cambridge International Examinations series (Cambridge IGCSE®, Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level). Additionally, 30 students from Mumbai have also made it to the national list of toppers for individual subjects – achieving the highest..

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:05:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4862b4d90148698a2edd6d9d
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:28:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834862bcc50148632f3f1007cd
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:07:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4853d61b014859e192a15e02
<![CDATA[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,..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:14:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834845cd75014858d616bf0fd7
<![CDATA[Indians occupy second largest foreign student chunk in New Zealand]]> Students from India occupy the second largest foreign student chunk in New Zealand (NZ) , according to information provided by government officials of NZ. Indians make for 12% of the overall overseas student population in NZ. India happens to be an important export market for NZ and its ties with India and other countries will determine its future economic progress, the officials added. During the last decade, the number of Indian students pursuing education in NZ has increased by 700% (over 10,000 students).  The first-time student visas which were issued to Indians to pursue..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:11:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014853e3c6935df3
<![CDATA[MBA aspirants aim to borrow less, rely on parents for fees: survey]]> Students aspiring to pursue management programs in business schools (B-schools) across the globe plan to borrow less to pay their fees and would rely on parents instead, according to the recently released Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey. The worldwide survey conducted by GMAC focused on the financial mix as well as payment trends monitored between 2009 and 2013 among B-school students. For Indian students especially, their dependence on loans, grants and scholarships to fund their studies abroad has diminished. The average financing mix differs to a large extent based..

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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:22:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854845cd93014849a0b1be3349
<![CDATA[Australian PM launches plan to boost student exchange with India]]> The Prime Minister (PM) of Australia Mr Tony Abbott recently launched the New Colombo Plan, which has been designed to boost student exchange as well as partnerships between academic institutes of the two nations. Till now fourteen Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed between officials of Indian and Australian institutes for the purpose. The plan was announced at the Mumbai University , during Mr Abbott’s two-day visit to India. The New Colombo Plan of the Australian government will focus on enhancing knowledge about the Indo-Pacific among Australian students by..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:11:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844841ce48014845834a0349d9
<![CDATA[Engineering is top pick among Indian students studying in US]]> Courses in engineering are the top pick among Indian students who are studying in the United States (US) , according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. As per the study, around two-thirds of foreign students in US are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs as well as Business, Management and Marketing courses, as against 48% US students. STEM subjects are specially favored by Indian students. Out of the total 168,000 F-1 visa-holders from India, a whopping 70% are pursuing STEM subjects. Of them, around 80% are enrolled in..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:43:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201483f9e7e092665
<![CDATA[Foreign universities tie up with top Indian schools to woo students]]> Universities from different foreign countries have joined hands with top Indian schools to woo their students for higher studies. The school authorities also encourage students to join institutes with which they have tie-ups. Earlier, foreign institutes conducted educational exhibitions/fairs to attract prospective students. Now, the representatives from foreign universities are interacting with students of Classes XI and XII at the campuses of the schools to spread the word. Not only are top institutes such as the New York University , University of Edinburgh and University of..

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85482a502e01483af5386f6681
<![CDATA[Research opportunities bountiful for Indian students in Canada]]> Canada offers bountiful research opportunities for students from India, apart from being a much preferred destination for higher studies. Most of the Canadian students prefer to take up jobs after graduation. Hence, universities in the country are wooing foreign students for postgraduate (PG) or doctoral studies to boost their research activities. Most universities in Canada are research-intensive with advanced infrastructural facilities. However, they do not have the required number of students, according to officials of the University of Saskatchewan . In fact the..

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffead482a4544014835d1b9096f36
<![CDATA[Most Indian students studying in US belong to Hyderabad]]> A majority of students from India who pursue their studies in the United States (US) hail from the city of Hyderabad, according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. The report is drawn from data from the year 2008 to 2012. It states that during the period, the total number of F-1 visa-holders (full-time students) from India was 168,034, which is second only to China (of 74 countries) with 284,179 F-1 visa-holders. At third place is South Korea with around 110,000 F-1 holders. In fourth place is Saudi Arabia with 53,000 and Canada is at 5 th spot with 51,000. ..

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:45:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac482a450f01482fbecd7c6cc0
<![CDATA[British Deputy Prime Minister reiterates no cap on Indian students]]> While there is some sort of confusion over going to UK for higher education with recent visa rules, UK is trying to actively court Indian students. It has been reported that British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who was in India recently has reiterated that there is no cap on the number of Indian students for coming to UK over higher education. Nick Clegg was quoted as saying "We want to recognize exceptional individuals who do exceptional things to promote and celebrate the partnership between the two countries.’’ He was announcing the launch of collaborative..

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:08:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547f8b37801481bdfde5d3eed
<![CDATA[New GMAT on-campus test center at VIT University, Vellore]]> The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has set up its very first “On Campus Test Center” at the VIT University Vellore (VIT Vellore) campus, according to a recent announcement from GMAC. GMAC is the test administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . The new test center will provide another platform to undergraduate (UG) candidates by enabling them to appear for the GMAT examination in the university campus. The center will be open throughout the year and students can take the examination based on their preparation as well as schedule. ..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:23:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d01481658c6cc7fca
<![CDATA[South Australia eager to forge ties with India for higher education]]> South Australia is aspiring to forge ties with India for education and vocational training, according to the premier of South Australia Mr Jay Weatherill, who visited the Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani recently. South Australia is a small state and its population is around 1.65 million. However, there are quality public universities there, such as, the University of Adelaide . Moreover, the environment of South Australia is conducive to foreign students, added Mr Weatherill. Ms Irani on her part lauded South Australia for their interest in a lasting..

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d0148119d8613345f