Minglebox Education News - studyabroadspotlight http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:14:29 GMT Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:14:29 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[Six Indian students bag Gates Cambridge scholarships for studies in UK]]> This year, six Indian students have bagged the esteemed Gates Cambridge scholarships to pursue studies in the United Kingdom (UK) . They are among 54 of the most academically outstanding and socially committed students in the world, from 28 different countries. The students, selected from a diverse pool of countries and backgrounds, will start their postgraduate (PG) studies at the University of Cambridge in October, 2015. The 54 candidates were picked from a total of 3,535 applicants, based on their intellectual aptitude, leadership skills, academic suitability with Cambridge..

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:57:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4caee77a014cb1c8bad03c0b
<![CDATA[Istanbul Aydin University (IAU) invites Applications for 2015 Programs ]]> Applications are invited by Istanbul Aydin University , Turkey for admission to all programs (Associate, Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees) for the fall 2015 intake.    Eligibility Criteria for Istanbul Aydin University: For associate and bachelor degrees: Candidates should have minimum 60% marks from high school.For master programs: Candidates should have cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0) or equivalent marks from a recognized University. For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website . How to Apply for Istanbul..

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:35:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c91fe66014c9d1ad48d309a
<![CDATA[IMI to refurbish the stay facility on its campus! ]]> IMI University Centre in Switzerland has long been associated with excellence in Hospitality Management . The school, based in the heart of picturesque Switzerland, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Hotel, Events and Tourism Management and International Culinary Arts.   In order to improve the overall experience for its students, IMI recently announced an ambitious new project to refurbish every bedroom on its campus near Luzern.This follows on from a campus-wide wi-fi upgrade that was carried out in the second half of 2014 improving both speed and range of..

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:02:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c91fe66014c9cfca6c12d15
<![CDATA[Study in Canada ]]> The ‘Ed-Mission Canada Fair’ by the Edwise Group is being conducted in Delhi on the 11th April 2015 from 11am to 5pm. Over 20 Canadian institute representatives are invited and students will get an opportunity to interact with the institute representatives at the fair.  Information regarding the admission procedure, visa, courses, scholarships, loans etc will be discussed with the students by the respective University delegates.  Students are lucky as some universities will be offering application fee waivers and scholarships on spot. The highlighting part of the..

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:36:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844c91f77b014c926120920542
<![CDATA[Come to QS World Grad School Tour Plan your future with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management]]> If you are looking forward to attending German University , do not miss your chance to participate in the QS World Grad School Tour in India , having its starting point on 19th April 2015 in the capital city - Delhi, proceeding to Mumbai (21st April 2015), Hyderabad (23rd April 2015), Bangalore (26th April 2015) as well as other cities. This education fair is the leading postgraduate study information event in the world: every year it builds a place of wide presentation of educational opportunities of the leading world’s business schools, state and private universities bringing..

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c85bf0d014c8d29cb0f3dc8
<![CDATA[Ireland woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities]]> Ireland has enhanced its higher education facilities extended to Indian students, in a bid to woo such students to pursue academics in the country. More and more Indian students are pursuing higher studies in foreign countries; hence several institutes across the world have made it easier to gain admission to their programs. Ireland has also joined the bandwagon of foreign institutes which are providing more facilities to Indian students. According to reports, as the value of Euro has come down, the Irish government is aiming to attract more students and business travelers to Ireland...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:43:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c3f9d4f014c4fe2f90a7213
<![CDATA[UK launches scholarship program for Indian finance professionals]]> The United Kingdom (UK) recently launched a scholarship program, which is designed for finance professionals from India aspiring to pursue studies in Britain. It is a first-of-its-kind scholarship program. India and UK have a long history of educational and financial partnership. The new program has been named Chevening Financial Services Leadership Program . According to a statement from UK's Treasury Department, the new initiative will boost financial cooperation between the two nations. Moreover, it will strengthen Britain’s standing as the hub for global finance. India..

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:02:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c22b1a4014c317bd9f73cf4
<![CDATA[GMAC to take over NMAT exam to boost India presence]]> The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has decided to take over the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) examination, in a bid to boost its India presence. GMAC, based in the United States (US), administers the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . GMAT is a gateway for admission into Masters, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs in India and overseas. Each year, around 2.5 lakh candidates throughout the world appear for the GMAT. According to a recent announcement from GMAC, it will take over the ownership as well as management of..

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:33:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c08693d014c0c78b9d04358
<![CDATA[France announces Charpak scholarship program for Indian students]]> France is offering a wonderful opportunity for students from India who aspire to pursue higher education in the country. Indian students can avail the Charpak scholarship , which is run by the Embassy of France in India. The Charpak scholarships cover three types of programs - the Charpak Master’s Program, Charpak Exchange Program and the Research Internship Program. The first is granted for one to two years of education at the master’s degree level, while the other (for exchange program) is awarded for one to four months (during the course of an academic semester) at the..

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bfc8a07014c02b36e68669b
<![CDATA[GRE Popularity among Business and Global Students Continues to Grow]]> The GRE® Program continued its volume growth in 2014.  While other graduate school admissions tests saw a decline in volumes for the second straight year, GRE® revised General Test volumes grew by nearly three percent compared to 2013, and recorded double-digit growth among international and business-focused audiences.    U.S. volume continued to be stable in 2014 and international volumes increased a noteworthy 11 percent, including gains of 23 percent in Africa, 11 percent in Asia and nearly 28 percent in Latin America. Notable trends in 2014 GRE volumes..

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:33:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844bc0d44b014bc98683ca4629
<![CDATA[How to Shortlist Colleges]]> An important, and often the most overwhelming decision that students need to make when considering study abroad, is which universities or colleges to apply to. With thousands of options spread across so many countries, it is difficult to get one’s head around this big life-changing decision. Writing applications requires a lot of time, hard work and effort. Moreover, it costs money to send applications.So students need to shortlist colleges based on careful planning and thought. Often, students select colleges based only on rankings. But this can often lead to problems, especially if..

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:33:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bb9d4d4014bbaeedf2f1c1a
<![CDATA[Calcutta and Webster varsities join hands for academics, research]]> Bengal-based University of Calcutta has joined hands with the United States (US)-based Webster University through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint initiatives in academics and research. Under the MoU, University of Calcutta students can join short-term courses at the Thailand campus of Webster University . Moreover, the students of the varsities can also undertake joint research projects. According to officials of Webster University, the US varsity is eager to see Calcutta University students exploring Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) extensively,..

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:50:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b9b1f10014ba13ed7416aed
<![CDATA[College Board's Advanced Placement Program exams from May 4-15]]> College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program examinations, 2015 will be held for 23 different subjects from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 15, 2015 . The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27, 2015 . The examination will be administered at authorized schools and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) centers in 11 cities across India, namely, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Rajkot. An option for late testing will also be available from Wednesday, May 20 to Friday, May 22, 2015 at certain..

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:07:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b924bc6014b9c96283876d8
<![CDATA[Master's or Doctoral degree at Okan University in Istanbul]]> Would you like to take Master’s or Doctoral degree at Okan University? If you register now, you can take up to 25% discount for their graduate programs.  Don’t miss the chance and apply now. Okan University, one of the youngest and the most dynamic universities of Turkey, was founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began its academic life in 2003-2004. Since the 2006-2007 academic year, the rapidly growing university has been located in its new and modern Akfirat campus. True to its motto, "The University Closest to Business..

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:23:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b924203014b9c367df1532f
<![CDATA[Scotland bats for post-study work visa to woo foreign students]]> Scotland is keen for the return of the post-study work visa, in a bid to win back the waning foreign student population of the United Kingdom (UK) . The post-study work visa facility was scrapped by the UK government in the year 2012. These visas allowed graduates to work in UK for a period of two years after the completion of their studies. According to officials of the Scottish education department, the unrestricted exchange of students and scholars is a key element of the success of any academic institute. Hence, the immigration system should not be a hindrance to such facilities,..

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:13:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b7d91ac014b81c8c6b95e9d
<![CDATA[British Council to offer 600 scholarships to Indian students this year]]> This year, the British Council will offer 600 scholarships to Indian students to pursue various undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) programs offered by 55 universities in the United Kingdom (UK) . The scholarships amount to over three million pounds. Indian students have been receiving various grants and Scholarships from UK. One of the main scholarship schemes offered is the Great Britain Scholarships (GBS) . It is for Indian students aspiring to pursue UG and PG courses in UK varsities. The fully-funded scholarships are for one-year programs. Other than the GBS, the 600..

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:33:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b725904014b729f1348070e
<![CDATA[GMAT registrations go up in India as global B-schools find favor]]> The popularity of global business schools (B-schools) has shot up among Master of Business Administration (MBA) aspirants from India, with the total number of registrations for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) increasing in the country as well. GMAT is a standardized test designed for graduate business and management programs. B-schools from all over the world use GMAT scores to grant admission. The total number of candidates under 25 years of age sitting for GMAT increased by 19% in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Graduate Management..

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:41:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b5583a1014b5878f8f62fdd
<![CDATA[New GMAT enhanced score report to offer full analysis of performance]]> The newly launched enhanced score report of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) has been designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of the overall performance of the test-takers. The GMAT Enhanced Score Report was launched recently by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Through the new report, the GMAT examinees can gain a detailed analysis, which will cover their performance in the different sections/subsections of the examination. The report consists of metrics, which explain complete details such as the average time taken by the test-taker to answer each..

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:02:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b451f38014b48e20cab3779
<![CDATA[CollegeWeekLive's free university fair online on February 11 ]]> If you are planning to study abroad, there is a free online university fair for you to learn more about opportunities abroad.  The interested candidates are invited to join CollegeWeekLive's International Students Day on February 11, 2015 from 4:00AM to 4:00PM EDT. This free online event is a chance to text or video chat directly with 100+ top universities, including UCLA and Texas Tech. The candidates will also be able to get personal advice from EducationUSA and other education experts. The event will take place on February 11, 2015 from 4:00AM to 4:00PM EDT online at..

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:32:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b452451014b48c6396e3343
<![CDATA[British Council raises IELTS awards for Indian students from 8 to 10]]> The British Council has increased the number of the prestigious International English Language Testing System (IELTS) awards for Indian students from 8 to 10, according to a recent announcement during the launch of the IELTS awards for 2015. The award is being extended to an increased number of candidates to mark the 25 th anniversary of IELTS. The award is granted to help the studies fund the expenses of overseas higher education. The British Council IELTS Awards will grant Rs 3.9 million for education to students from South Asia. For the first time, students from Bhutan and Nepal..

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:17:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b301d7e014b35322e6859dc
<![CDATA[INSEAD offers leadership program for senior Indian executives]]> The premier business school (B-school) INSEAD is offering the INSEAD Leadership Program for Senior Indian Executives (ILPSIE), which is aimed to meet the challenge of lack of general management skills among workforce in fast-growing firms. The program will boost India’s long-term growth prospects, as relevantly skilled general managers can provide the strong business leadership which is needed to make the most of growth opportunities. ILPSIE is a one-year part-time program. The program covers the fundamentals of business, specific functional domains and linkages across different..

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:10:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b301d7e014b34f491ae5574
<![CDATA[Centre for Digital Media webinar on MDM program on January 30]]> If you are interested in finding out more about the Master of Digital Media program, then you can join Centre for Digital Media for a live information session to learn about the MDM program. The live webinar will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and you can register here . Senior Student Recruitment Officer Yasmeen Awadh will be presenting an informative overview of the MDM program, including the application process, scholarship opportunities, internships, and much more. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A period to answer your questions about..

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:41:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b30268b014b343510d74f8b
<![CDATA[Indian student numbers to UK varsities fell by 12% last year: report]]> Indian student numbers to universities in the United Kingdom (UK) fell by a significant 12% last year, according to reports. Moreover, the number of students from Pakistan declined by 7%. However, UK had more Chinese foreign students coming in than from the entire European Union (EU), the reports add. Although UK has been a preferred destination of Indian students aspiring to pursue higher education overseas, Indian student numbers to UK have been declining. One of the chief reasons could be the stringent student visa-related regulations of UK to curb immigration. According to..

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:59:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b0f768b014b155f6958010b
<![CDATA[Hungary announces scholarship for 200 Indian students for current year]]> The Hungarian Government has announced scholarships for 200 Indian students, for various academic courses to be pursued in the current year. The courses include undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), Master of Philosophy (M Phil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and postdoctoral studies. The scholarships are on offer mainly for the fields of Natural & Life Sciences, Information Technology (IT), Economics, Business Management and Engineering. The scholarships will cover tuition free course, dormitory places, medical insurance, monthly allowance, etc. The scholarships are being..

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:43:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b0f7620014b113d6066294a
<![CDATA[Four-fold hike of scholarship amount for Indian students by UK govt]]> The government of United Kingdom (UK) will implement a four-fold increase of scholarship amount for Indian students during the next two years, which will make India the top recipient of student scholarship from the UK globally. According to officials of the British High Commission, once UK hikes the global scholarship funding for students from India, India will replace China as the largest beneficiary of student scholarships from UK. Indian students have been receiving various grants and scholarships from UK. The UK-government scheme Chevening scholarships for Indian students was for..

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:22:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b02a550014b0af193682469
<![CDATA[More than 50,000 Indian students join Australian institutes in 2014]]> In 2014, more than 50,000 Indian students joined Australian institutes of higher education, with Victoria state itself witnessing a 20% rise in student enrollment in comparison with the previous year. The figures are as of September, 2014. Foreign student numbers in Australia saw a fall in 2009 after several unauthorized colleges were shut down. However, since then there has been a steady growth of foreign students coming to Australian universities. Out of the 50,000-plus Indian students joining institutes across Australia, around 25,000 are pursuing courses in institutes in Victoria,..

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:19:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854ad9305e014ae6e19e2675b9
<![CDATA[Indian students form the second largest group in Canada college]]> Indian students form the second largest student group in Canada’s Seneca College , with around 1,000 of them comprising a quarter of the international student population of the college. The most popular subjects among the Indian students include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related ones, such as computer networking, software development, security informatics, international business, global logistics, etc. Moreover, animation and aviation courses are also a hit with Indian students. According to officials of Seneca College, the main focus of the..

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:13:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834ad932b6014adda2147248da
<![CDATA[UK offers venture visa to encourage entrepreneurial students]]> The government of United Kingdom (UK) is offering a wonderful opportunity to non-European Union (EU) graduate students, under which they can apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa through UK -based universities. The UK government policy will enable aspirants to apply for the visa post completing their studies from the universities, provided their institutes endorse them. The University of Essex was granted 20 places for 2014-15 to help entrepreneurial students gain an extension of their stay in the UK to start their own business ventures, which have the potential to benefit..

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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:08:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a76e928014a7b56dfb8415a
<![CDATA[PM Modi takes up UK student visa issue with British Prime Minister]]> Students wishing to study in UK are finding it hard with the recent student visa changes made from the UK government. Now as per the news reports, India is trying to speak on the issue with British government. It can be recalled that the number of students planning to go to UK for higher education has been dwindling all thanks to British government's new policies. As per reports, now HRD Minister Smriti Irani has stated in Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue during his bilateral meeting with the UK Prime Minister in November 2014 at Brisbane, Australia. ..

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:38:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a6fe9cf014a76ba370a0ae8
<![CDATA[UK to send foreign graduates back to home country after studies end]]> The United Kingdom (UK) government is planning to introduce a new policy which will entail foreign graduates (who come to UK on student visas) to return to their home countries upon completion of their courses. The proposal is being seen to act as a deterrent for Indian students who are planning to pursue their higher education in the UK . According to government plans, students in UK from outside the European Union (EU) will be made to leave UK after their course ends. If they wish to return, they have to apply from overseas for a fresh visa. As per the proposals, colleges as well..

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:53:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a6febee014a716a59f21b30
<![CDATA[Number of Indians pursuing higher studies in France shoots up by 50%]]> Institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. The overall number of Indian students pursuing higher education in France has shot up by 50%, as per Campus France, which is the French national agency responsible for promoting French higher education. At present, there are more than 2,700 Indians studying in French higher education institutes. Various reasons have contributed towards more Indians opting for France as a destination of higher studies. During the last five years, the number of courses conducted in English has increased. Moreover,..

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:43:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a629341e83c8e
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:46:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a51d45c014a5c93eb3c41e0
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:05:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a52c60a5e5c7c
<![CDATA[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,..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:09:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a51b79d6b42c6
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:31:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4d495aed31de
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:13:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4c94a3d121be
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:13:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a39450c8125c8
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:07:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a3863b4df0fcb
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:59:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a1dca31014a28b2148c302b
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:34:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a1927e9ac31f1
<![CDATA[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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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:07:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a148dc01368a0
<![CDATA[European academic fair reveals huge opportunities to Indian students]]> The European Higher Education Fair India 2014, held recently in different cities of the country, has thrown open the doors to immense opportunities for students from India. The fair was conducted by the Delegation of the European Union to India. The fair was held between November 30 and December 1, 2014 in New Delhi and on December 3, 2014 in Bengaluru, India. It will be held at Kolkata on December 5, 2014. Around 100 universities of all categories from all over Europe participated in the fair. The institutes included those from the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Germany, Estonia,..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:37:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a143b220c61b7
<![CDATA[Centre for Digital Media webinar on MDM program on November 28]]> Find out more about the Master of Digital Media program (MDM) from Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Vancouver, Canada then log in for a live webinar on November 28. The CDM is home to world class, professional graduate programs in digital media, inspired by cutting-edge research and industry innovation. The MDM program is a 12-month, plus internship, full-time professional Master's degree program. The program's curriculum is uniquely designed to meet new and expanding digital media markets. The CDM is located on Great Northern Way Campus, and houses the MDM program. CDM is also home to..

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:27:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49eab1cd0149f10155f979c5
<![CDATA[British Council launches mobile app to help students excel in IELTS]]> The British Council has launched a mobile application (app) to help students excel in the prestigious International English Language Testing System (IELTS) . The new app has been named “IELTS 1001 ways” . According to British Council officials, it is estimated that there are around 1,001 ways to speak English. There are many students who are not confident about English. The new app will boost these students’ confidence and help them speak the language with ease. IELTS 1001 ways is an educative app which enables students to get familiar with diverse English..

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:15:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49e4e7c80149e6e133e02c66
<![CDATA[New US immigration policy to benefit Indian students]]> The new immigration policy of the United States (US) , which has received clearance, will benefit Indian students to a great extent. Similarly, it will help US retain skilled foreign technical students and employees as well as entrepreneurs in their country. The new policy will enable Indian graduates to spend more time in the US in pursuit of education and career opportunities. The rules for the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program will be further eased. The program enables F-1 (student) visa-holders to be employed full-time in the US for a maximum of 29 months, after they acquire..

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa49dfbde70149e19831b72f94
<![CDATA[Firms believe foreign degree-holders more skilled for jobs: survey]]> Several firms believe that foreign-degree holders possess superior technical skills for jobs in comparison with graduates from Indian universities, according to the recently released British Council India Employability Survey 2014 . As per the survey, altogether 39% Indian firms stated that foreign degree-holders are better equipped for various jobs compared to graduates from Indian institutes. The survey covered 200 Indian as well as foreign firms in the country. The survey reports add that 41% of the firms have employed a minimum of one foreign university graduate during the past two..

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:52:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa49dfbde70149e137edce2444
<![CDATA[Toi Whakaari announce a new scholarship Fame Trust Award for 2015]]> Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, a Wellington, New Zealand based institute is now offering a new scholarships for the students for the year 2015. The institute has now stated that the quality of the candidates for The Museum Art Hotel Scholarship and Bill Guest Award this year was exceptional, and thanks to the generosity of The Fame Trust, they are now able offer students a scholarship for 2015 – the Fame Trust Award. As with their other awards, students are nominated by their peers and staff, and they are seeking the following qualities: ..

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:18:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549ce7ddd0149d0c96a55187d
<![CDATA[GRE test-takers from India rise by whopping 60% this year]]> The number of candidates from India appearing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) this year has increased by a whopping 60% in comparison with last year, according to recent statistics. During 2011-12, candidates from India comprised a mere 7% of the total GRE aspirants worldwide. At present, India stands at 15%. The same report shows that the overall number of candidates appearing for GRE from China has decreased by 7% in 2014. This annual data relating to GRE aspirants was published by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) , which develops and conducts the test. Most of..

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:14:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffead49ce7d540149d0c616db15c2
<![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