Minglebox Education News - studyabroadspotlight http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:43:43 GMT Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:43:43 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[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
<![CDATA[New Zealand gains popularity among Indian students for higher studies]]> The island country New Zealand (NZ) has become a sought-after destination for Indian students for higher education, according to NZ government officials. The number of student visas issued for Indian students from January to July, 2014 increased by 83% in comparison with the numbers during the same time period last year, the officials added. As per recent data furnished by the state-operated Education New Zealand (ENZ) department, the first-time student visas which were issued to Indians to pursue their studies in NZ increased by a whopping 123% (or 4,195) from January to July this year...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:58:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747f8ac2b01480c63336b6477
<![CDATA[New Zealand varsity announces scholarship fund for Asian students]]> The University of Waikato , based in Hamilton, New Zealand (NZ), has announced setting up of a NZ $1 million international scholarship fund for students from Asian countries who pursue their higher studies in NZ. The University of Waikato Excellence Scholarship for Asia has been launched to offer financial support to pre-degree (foundation), undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students. Scholarships up to an amount of NZ$10,000 will be offered to students from 12 Asian countries. The countries covered under the scheme are India, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:29:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ee0729635d5c
<![CDATA[Japan boosts academic ties with India to woo Indian students]]> The government of Japan is striving to enhance its academic ties with India, in a bid to woo more Indian students to pursue their higher studies in Japan. Through education fairs, representatives of various academic institutes of Japan are reaching out to Indian students, stressing on the educational opportunities available in their country. A big advantage of pursuing education in Japanese institutes is that most of them have started offering courses in English, so that the language barrier does not come in the way of the students' decision to think beyond the traditionally favored..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:52:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c9a26037729c
<![CDATA[Eight Indian Students win British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014]]> Hyderabad, 7 August 2014:  Eight Indian students have been declared winners of the British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014 and will receive Rs. 300,000/- each towards the cost of tuition fees for their undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate study abroad. The British Council IELTS Scholarship Award was launched in 2010 with the objective of assisting Indian students intending to study at universities abroad. To date, 32 Indian students have had the chance to study at universities abroad due to the help of the IELTS Scholarship Award. This is the fifth annual IELTS Scholarship..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:55:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffead47b5fa3a0147c3da106779e6
<![CDATA[Top-ranked US colleges according to SAT scores]]> The globally recognized college admission test - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) , which tests students' knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics, is used by a majority of the colleges and universities in the United States (US) to grant admission to students. An account of the top ten ranked colleges of the US according to the SAT scores is given below, to help prospective students in choosing a suitable college for higher studies. Moreover, other than being a main yardstick for top-notch colleges, many leading US-based firms consider SAT scores of the candidates who are seeking..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:09:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c41dc86c355f
<![CDATA[70% foreign engineering students in US from India and China: survey]]> In the United States (US), around 70% of the total foreign students pursuing engineering courses are from India and China, according to the SEVIS by the Numbers survey, which is a quarterly survey of foreign students in the US. The survey report was issued recently by the student and exchange visitor program (SEVP),  which is a part of the US immigration and customs enforcement's (ICE) homeland security investigations (HSI). The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based method covering information on foreign students, exchange visitors as well as their..

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 06:06:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647abee480147af133ba72ecd
<![CDATA[UK may revise visa norms to win back students from India]]> The United Kingdom (UK) is expected to revise its visa norms, in a bid to win back students from India, whose numbers have been dwindling due to the stringent visa policy of the nation. The information was provided by the deputy Prime Minister of Britain Mr Nick Clegg, according to media reports. During his upcoming visit to India, Mr Clegg will make meeting Indian students and understanding their reservations of choosing UK as a destination for higher studies a priority. Based on that, he will initiate proceedings for a review of UK’s immigration policy. Although UK had..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:20:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347a66c1b0147a9f9841421b4
<![CDATA[Top three mobile apps to help you prepare for higher education tests]]> If you are a student preparing for your higher education then you will need to prepare for one out of these three major tests. GRE : If you are planning to study in USA or in any other English speaking country for your graduation or a business course you need to take the Graduate record Examinations (GRE) as a standard test. Even in India these days several B-Schools have started accepting GRE scores including top colleges like IIM Ahmedabad , IIM Bangalore , and IIT Chennai along with NIILM Centre for Management studies , TAPMI Manipal and Amrita School of Business and..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:48:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847a66fb30147a9dcc16128f0
<![CDATA[IIT Gn, Nielson tie up to boost global opportunities for students]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gn) has entered into a partnership with Nielsen India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will boost global opportunities for its undergraduate (UG) students. Nielsen India is a well-known information and ratings firm, which surveys consumers in more than 100 countries to provide the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide. As per the agreement, Nielsen will provide funding for multiple Nielsen Awards on an annual basis at IIT Gn. This will enable UG students to take part in global conferences,..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:14:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347a66c1b0147a9bdcc1d1d45
<![CDATA[Student fee at Oxford and Cambridge varsities to see major hike]]> The premier British universities, Oxford and Cambridge , are planning to bring about a major hike in student fees, in a bid to deal with their overall rising costs. The fees may be hiked to around 16,000 a year, as per reports. The fee hike may be a deterrent for Indian students aspiring to pursue their higher studies in Britain, who are already facing difficulties with the stringent visa norms of the nation. According to higher education officials in Britain, discussions were held with several varsities, to find out if they are willing to buy the students' loan debts, for which..

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:51:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea84785c96f0147a0a4f0c64a13
<![CDATA[Student visa norms for UK to be more stringent from November]]> Student visa norms for the United Kingdom (UK) will be made more stringent from November this year, as part of the UK government's Immigration Act. The UK government will be imposing stricter regulations on colleges and universities sponsoring foreign students to pursue their education in the nation. According to academicians and students, the move might result in deterring Indian students from pursuing their higher studies in the UK, which has so far been a favored destination for Indian students. At present, academic institutes in UK can benefit from the Highly Trusted Sponsor status, in..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:06:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb01478617bbed0a04
<![CDATA[Campbellsville University's MBA program ranked in top 100 in the United States]]> Campbellsville University’s   education and business online graduate programs have been ranked 70th and 79th respectively in the nation in a report released today by U.S. News & World Report. Campbellsville University is one of two Kentucky institutions ranked in the top 100 in the business graduate category and is one of four Kentucky institutions named to the entire list. In the online education rankings, Campbellsville University and another Kentucky institution are the only two named in the top 100 with three other Kentucky institutions ranked. For the 2014..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:39:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffea7476db938014785c760a70a6b
<![CDATA[European universities to teach in English to attract Indian students ]]> One of the biggest advantages the top study destinations like US and UK have is that their mode of communications is in class rooms is English. Even the recent popular destinations Canada, Australia and New Zealand are preferred for the same reason. It is for the same reason that most European countries despite having world class institutions see less number of Indian students showing interest in them. It is reported that the universities in European countries, like Institut d'etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Science), ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of..

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:22:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84476dc03c01477bd90fe030fa
<![CDATA[Number of Indian students in Germany shoots over 100% in 5 years]]> The number of Indian students pursuing their higher education in Germany has shot up by 114% since 2008, according to data released recently by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The numbers have swelled from 3,516 during 2008-09 to 7,532 during 2012-13. In fact Germany now has the fifth largest Indian student population in its institutes. Countries such as Canada, Australia, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) have been the traditionally favored destinations for Indian students for higher studies, mainly because there is no language barrier in these countries for Indians...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:05:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c5014767302ef03bdf
<![CDATA[JNU ties up with 5 foreign varsities to offer global studies program]]> India’s premier Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has joined hands with five top foreign institutes of higher education to offer a two-year Global Studies Program (GSP). The transnational education program provides exposure of multiple countries to the students. The masters’ program will be administered jointly by six universities including JNU. The students of this program get to learn about diverse regions and their cultures within the ambit of Social Sciences, with special focus on the global south. According to JNU officials, all the participating institutes, barring..

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:51:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844759cd25014762a270ef33eb
<![CDATA[Japan offering incentives to attract Indian students, researchers]]> Several higher education institutes in Japan have been taking diverse measures to attract students and researchers from India. To make education for Indian students more cost-effective in Japan, institutes in the country are offering scholarships up to 100% to Indian students, according to reports. Japan’s progress in the education sector has been phenomenal in the past decade. Apart from holding the title of an economic superpower, Japan ranks among the top in Asia in terms of the education system. Japan’s higher education system has an international outlook and has..

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:36:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffead475791c401475847a2a0133e
<![CDATA[IIM Ahmedabad students prefer Europe to US, Asia for exchange programs]]> Students of the premier business school (B-school), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad) , prefer Europe to Asian countries or the United States (US) as a destination for exchange programs, as per reports. According to institute officials, although IIM Ahmedabad is over-represented in Europe, it is under-represented in the US and Northeast Asia. Under IIM Ahmedabad’s treaty with Asian institutes, there are around 15 seats throughout Asia. However, a majority of such seats are currently unused, the officials added. IIM Ahmedabad has tied up with 35 European..

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:40:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa473f55c501474d23049074fb
<![CDATA[HR College ties up with US-based B-school to offer executive MBA]]> Mumbai based HR College of Commerce & Economics has joined hands with the American business school (B-school) Rutgers Business School (RBS) to offer a joint executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) program. This is one of a series of such partnerships between Indian institutes and foreign B-schools to deliver MBA programs. The new 20-month program will commence in October, 2014. It will be open to graduates from all parts of India, who have three years of job experience. Out of the total 18 modules of the e-MBA program, 16 will be conducted in Mumbai and the..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:29:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d01474972c6076975
<![CDATA[Pre-departure briefings for UK bound students from British Council]]> British Council India is organizing Pre-Departure briefings for Indian students who have received a confirmed offer from a UK institution for the September 2014 intake. The briefing session will provide an insight on student life in the UK and will entail an interactive session with UK alumni, a session by officers from UK Visas and Immigration and a talk on student life in the UK. This is an opportunity for students to talk to UK alumni and share their experiences, gather information about visas and immigration and network with students like them who have enrolled to study in the UK..

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:59:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473f4e960147431e61194083
<![CDATA[The PSAT and How It Can Help High School Students]]> The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), organized by the College Board, is a comprehensive standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. Given the nature of the PSAT and topics covered in the test, it is obviously very helpful for those who plan to take the SAT, but it can..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:03:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa473d79e201473e6936281dfb
<![CDATA[UK universities offer scholarships galore to woo Indian students]]> In a bid to attract more and more Indian students, institutes of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) have been offering increased scholarship opportunities, according to a survey conducted on a third of the universities based in London. Overall, an average of Rs 250 million or £2.5 million has been granted to Indian students every year and more than Rs 700 million or £7 million during the past three years, the survey reports add. However, the actual figures may be thrice that figure, amounting to more than £7 million each year, since a mere 17 universities of..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:51:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471a1aecba4b15
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay and Washington University launch joint e-MBA program]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has joined hands with the Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) to launch a combined executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) degree program. The new United States-India joint MBA program will be designed along the lines of WUSTL's executive MBA programs offered in China as well as the United States (US). On completion of the program, students will receive a joint MBA degree. The classes will be conducted at the IIT Bombay campus, with the faculty of WUSTL's Olin Business School as well as Shailesh..

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:32:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46f9e79a0146fc35d6ba7a48
<![CDATA[Top 10 mobile applications for students]]> Once upon a time, college students went to the library for hours on end, searching, reviewing, studying, and finding material to supplement their education. When they were finished, they headed home, tuned into their favorite FM radio station, checked their wall calendar for homework assignments, and called up their friends’ landlines to see what was going on that weekend. A Whole New World While the fond memories of these days live on, these days are over. Studying, communication, organization, and fun have all gotten a makeover since our parents went to college. With..

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:16:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dd0a867d0495
<![CDATA[What are the benefits of having an MBA in today’s employment market?]]> Nowadays, it’s commonplace to discuss whether or not a graduate degree is worth it. While this isn’t true about every degree, especially ones that relate to professions that are expected to rapidly expand as the economy evolves, the value of an MBA degree has come under intense scrutiny over the last few years. Since this conversation continues throughout major media outlets, it is reasonable to assume many business professionals are pondering what to do next. Considering the amount of money and time it requires to receive an MBA, choosing to pursue an MBA degree must be a..

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:09:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dd0451580308
<![CDATA[The advantages of going to college in Miami, Florida]]> After 4 years locked away in white-painted, cinder block, high school classrooms, it is the moment you’ve been waiting for: Heading to college in the warm, tropical air of Miami, Florida. Those of us that did not grow up here remember the excitement of moving day. Experiencing the exhilaration of leaving behind your icy, snowy hometown, and prepare to embrace a new location, a new climate, and a new culture! Fan Favorite While an individual’s favorite city is often a matter of opinion, CBS reveals that Miami is ranked number 5 out of the top 100 cities in which to live...

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:01:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dcfc9e160258
<![CDATA[Students aspiring to study abroad favor Delhi University's FYUP]]> The controversial four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) of the Delhi University (DU) is all set to make way for the restoration of the three-year pattern for undergraduate (UG) courses, amid a lot of protests from student and teacher bodies. However, a section of students who are aspiring to pursue their higher studies overseas have lent their support to the FYUP. It is especially true for students who are planning to go to the United States (US) for higher education. According to the students, they need to acquire four years of UG education after the Class XII level to take the ..

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:04:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dbb58abd5cc0
<![CDATA[New score reporting feature in GMAT examinations]]> A new score reporting feature has been introduced in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) by the test administrator Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The score reporting facility will be first available to candidates taking the GMAT tomorrow, that is, Friday, June 27, 2014 . Candidates aspiring for Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees will have increased control over their scores due to the new measure. However, the decision has to be a very fast one. According to the new feature, candidates will be granted two minutes to take a decision on whether to..

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:38:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffead46d785b70146d82f75892ea8
<![CDATA[Experiment of Indian student in UAE part of NASA program]]> The experiments of an Indian student based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been approved to be launched into space under a program of the prestigious National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), according to reports. The student is from the Delhi Private School, Sharjah (DPS, Sharjah) and is the only participant from UAE to achieve the feat. The two experiments selected as part of a program for promising young scientists feature among 100 experiments, which will be launched into space as part of NASA's Cubes in Space (CIS) program on Thursday, June 26, 2014 . The CIS..

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:28:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8346cd2dbb0146cdd8f712381f
<![CDATA[Student visa applications to US shot up by 37% in May this year]]> Visa applications from Indian students which were processed for higher studies to be pursued in the United States (US) shot up by 37% to a whopping total of 2,731 in May, 2014, according to officials of the American Consulate in Chennai. A high number of student visa interviews are also lined up for the ongoing week. The total number of F1 visa applications which were processed at the consulate’s Chennai office increased from 5,000 to 8,000 during December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014, in comparison with the same time-frame in the previous year. Although visa applications have seen a rise..

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8346cccc180146cd1c45df156b
<![CDATA[CBSE Grade 12 results bring cheer to UAE students]]> The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Grade 12 results brought cheer to the students of Indian schools based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after repeated rescheduling occuring earlier. A majority of the Indian schools in UAE are under the CBSE. The Grade 12 board examination, the All India Senior School Certificate Examination 2014, is a gateway to gain admission into a reputed university. The top ranks in the Commerce and Science streams were acquired by boy students. However, overall the girl students outshone boys. The pass rate of girls is 88.52% against 78.27%..

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:51:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa46b946a00146b9551493032f
<![CDATA[RIT Dubai Students Ready for International Careers]]> Established in 2008, RIT Dubai  is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185 year history.  RIT Dubai offers highly valued bachelor and master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The master degrees are tailored for working professionals and the bachelor curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in..

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:55:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8346950fac014698ba8f2e4045
<![CDATA[Why study engineering at RIT Dubai?]]> The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT Dubai) is a U.S. University that has recently created global interest for its internationally recognized programs and its recognition as one of the world’s most respected technologically focused universities. RIT Dubai’s parent campus in Rochester, New York, is the 11th largest private university in the U.S. and was established 185 years ago. This strong reputation and long tradition of excellence explains why leading college guides and publications have consistently ranked RIT among the top universities in the United States. As a..

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:25:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84468f6080014693e6e80c112f
<![CDATA[RIT Dubai Prepares Students for Successful Careers in a Global Society]]> 3rd Commencement Ceremony of RIT Dubai H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of RIT Dubai Board congratulates RIT students US Consul General Rob Waller praises the importance of an American degree    RIT Dubai - A true global university 2 June, 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 3rd Commencement Ceremony of the Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai (RIT Dubai) took place this Monday, 2 nd June. Attended by H.E. Sheik Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, it celebrated the achievements of 22 remarkable students, including the first group..

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:16:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac468f570201468f5da78e00b4
<![CDATA[Indian students looking at Singapore and Germany ]]> Singapore and Germany along with Canada are new education destination for aspiring Indian students who wants to study abroad but looking at options other than the usual USA and UK route. It was reported that these countries have gained a lot of popularity on the back of advantages in terms of lower fees and living expenses, according to an Assocham study. It was reported that the study has mentioned that there are many reasons for this changing trend such as fees and living expenses, global exposure and cultural experiences and internship and placement opportunities. The..

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:33:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834681c4ae014685c4c24c0fd4
<![CDATA[More graduate and business schools accept GRE scores for admission]]> An increased number of graduate and business schools (B-schools) from across the world have started accepting Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to grant admission to students. More schools from countries such as United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Switzerland, France, Korea, Mexico, China, Brazil and Taiwan have joined the GRE bandwagon. In fact, currently GRE scores are being accepted by several thousand graduate schools and over 1,000 B-schools across the world. A country-wise list of names of the schools that have recently started accepting GRE scores is provided below. ..

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:10:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85466a216101466fccbc15328e
<![CDATA[Australia offers non-science students chance to pursue IT courses]]> Candidates from non-science backgrounds who aspire to pursue courses in Information Technology (IT) can realize their ambitions in institutes in Australia , which will be the gateway to thriving careers in emerging fields such as Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Gaming, Social Media, Animation, etc. Although IT courses are offered in several institutes of India, candidates need an intermediate/plus two degree in Science to qualify for undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) admissions in such institutes. According to the Australian education system, students from the Arts or Commerce..

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:43:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84466608ae014666437887144e
<![CDATA[Europe lures Indian students with quality education at lower rates]]> Europe is emerging as a much sough-after destination for Indian students aspiring to pursue their higher education overseas, with institutes offering high quality education at around 70% of the cost incurred for higher studies at institutes in the United States (US) or the United Kingdom (UK). The most popular European destinations for education are Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and Latvia, as a majority of the institutes in these countries are funded by the government and offer various scholarship opportunities. Indian students in these countries need to bear the living expenses..

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Thu, 29 May 2014 11:39:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85463e0e34014647c6fa2254af
<![CDATA[Dip in Indian students visiting UK for higher studies: Report]]> Higher education institutes based in the United Kingdom (UK) have witnessed a dip in Indian students, as per an immigration report published by the Office of National Statistics . More than 65,000 fewer candidates are visiting UK for higher studies from Commonwealth countries including India as well as Pakistan, according to the report. UK’s annual earnings from foreign students is £7.9 billion. One of the reasons for the decrease in the number of Indian students is the newly imposed stringent visa rules of UK. The total number of foreign students coming to UK for higher..

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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:18:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85461ee02601462896da7611e0
<![CDATA[IIT Roorkee ties up with University of Southampton for joint research]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has entered into a partnership with the United Kingdom (UK)  based University of Southampton (UoS) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaborative research, especially in the fields of aviation as well as railway engineering. Through the collaboration, the institutes will aim to develop technological solutions in the relevant areas. According to officials of IIT Roorkee, the two institutes are conducting related workshops in India and the UK which has helped identify the potential areas for..

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Tue, 20 May 2014 12:20:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46188f04014619939d58735c
<![CDATA[Work visa for Indian students may make a comeback in Scotland]]> Scotland is mulling reintroducing work visas for Indian students once they complete their studies in Scottish institutes, after the country attains independence from the United Kingdom (UK) in a referendum expected to be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 . The referendum will be held to determine if the people of Scotland want independence for the country. As per officials of Scotland's ministry of external affairs and international development, the country wants to make provision for Indian students to allow them to work for a minimum of two years after they complete their education..

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Sat, 17 May 2014 05:19:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4605a7f40146089f0a4c34a4
<![CDATA[Indian students second largest foreign student group in USA]]> Indian students constitute the second largest group of international students in the United States of America (USA), as per a recent report issued by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). At present, around 113,813 Indian students are pursuing higher studies in different educational institutes in USA. Students from China top the list of foreign students in USA, with 290,133 students. More than three-fourth of the Indian students are currently pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses in USA. The highest number of students (78%) pursuing STEM..

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Fri, 09 May 2014 10:46:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa45dc7ef50145e097c4b57722
<![CDATA[Florida National University provides international students with the same tuition as local students!]]> Don't pay more for being an international student in the U.S.A! Florida National University (FNU)   provides international students with the same costs as local students! Florida National Universityis a fully accredited American university located in Miami Florida, and is currently accepting international student applications! FNU is located in the heart of South Florida. FNU offers the programs listed below: Master in Business Administration, Master in Health Service Administration Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business, Administration, Criminal Justice, Health..

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Wed, 07 May 2014 06:00:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8345d2119c0145d544716d5bc2
<![CDATA[MBA in France finds favor among Indian students]]> Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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, including marketing, sports, luxury and brand management as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), amongst many others. As per officials of Campus France, which is the French national agency for the promotion of higher education and international student services, altogether 3,000 Indian students went to France last year, out of which around 75% went to..

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Tue, 06 May 2014 11:20:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445ccde0a0145d14331d828a7
<![CDATA[Netherlands receives increased student visa applications from India]]> Student visa applications from India to the Netherlands have increased significantly in the last few years. The maximum number of Indian visa applications to the Netherlands are for business related travel, tourism as well as student exchange programs. Due to the surge in such applications, a center for Visa Facilitation Services for the Netherlands has been set up in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The center has received over 40 applications till date. As per Netherlands embassy officials, the two countries already have close economic ties. Indian exports to the country are worth..

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Mon, 05 May 2014 11:43:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa45cab4420145cc3288a14440
<![CDATA[Jindal University ties up with US college to offer dual degree program]]> Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) under O P Jindal Global University (JGU) has joined hands with the United States (US) based Rollins College to offer an undergraduate (UG) program in Liberal Arts and Humanities. Candidates who pursue the dual degree program will have the opportunity to achieve a three-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honors in Liberal Arts and Humanities from JGU with a year study abroad component at Rollins College. After graduation from JGU, students can achieve a second degree from Rollins College in a fourth year of study. The students will..

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:36:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445b16ad40145b2a32b414db5
<![CDATA[IIM Calcutta ties up with global B-schools to offer double degrees]]> The premier Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) has joined hands with some global business schools (B-schools) to offer double degrees to its students, which will help them get an edge over others in their careers. From 2014, few IIM Calcutta students will be sent to specific B-schools in Europe. The students will undergo equal number of study terms in the two campuses. The students will be awarded two management degrees when they graduate - one from IIM Calcutta and another from the overseas institute. This year the number of such candidates will be limited..

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:11:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445a8555c0145ac89aadf24d8