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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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