Minglebox Education News - studyabroadspotlight http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:37 GMT Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:37 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[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
<![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[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[My robot is my friend. Pupils from Yakutia won the International Youth Robot Competition]]> Within three days, 18 pupils from Yakutia have created unique robots. Robot-coach, robot-bulldozer, robot-dog and robot-mower, created by students of Yakutia, have become one of the best at the International Youth Robot Competition IYRC, held from 1 to 3 August in the Republic of Korea. More than 200 children from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Thailand came to participate in these competitions in Daejeon. 18 pupils from Yakutsk, Verkhnevilyuysky, Megino-Kangalassky, Namsky, Nyurbinsky, Tattinsky and Khangalassky regions of Yakutia represented..

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:03:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48a5a5f10148a6e6c2ad1b46
<![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