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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. ...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

University of Florida startup launches Indiegogo campaign to eliminate painful needle injections for insulin

Gainesville, Fl, August 4, 2014 : A University of Florida biotech spinoff has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $1,000,000 to advance development of their groundbreaking needle-free, temperature stable insulin patches. These patches are expected to replace billions of painful needle injections every year and improve the lives patients around the world with Type I and Type II diabetes as well as those who are pre-diabetic. Founded by former faculty at UF and Harvard Medical School, Stephen Hsu, MD-PhD, Prometheon Pharma seeks to improve not only individual patients’ lives,...

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...

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...

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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