Ireland varsities prepare to participate in Indian education fairs

Leading 20 varsities from Ireland come calling India from November 17, 2018, with the view of attracting students. These universities will take part in a series of education fairs across the country to woo the Indian students to pursue higher education in Ireland. The Irish varsities will start touring Indian from November 17 with New Delhi as its first leg; the education fairs will be held over a week in cities such as Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore to finally culminate in Chennai on November 25, 2018. Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Adviser of Education in Ireland, told NDTV.

Representatives from these 20-odd varsities will enlighten the students and parents about a slew of aspects including admission procedures, scholarships for 5,000 plus diverse educational programs and job prospects for the aspiring students from India.


Apart from that, qualified students can get a broader percept on the job opportunities and other possibilities there after completing their education; he told the media.  O’Driscoll added that Irish universities rank among the best in the world and also offer free fees schemes, scholarships, grants and bursaries for students who meet the various criteria.

After the formal opening in New Delhi, the academic fairs shall be held on November 18 (Pune), November 21 (Mumbai), November 24 (Bangalore) and closing in Chennai the following day.  Incidentally, in June 2017, Ireland elected an Indian-origin leader with roots in Mumbai, Leo Eric Varadkar, 38, as the country’s youngest-ever Prime Minister. A qualified doctor,  Varadkar is also Ireland’s first openly gay head of government, added the report.

On November 17, the education fair will be held at Shangri-La from 11.00 AM to 4.00 PM, November 18 at Sheraton Grand in Pune from 12.00 AM to 5.00 PM, November 21 at Saint Regis in Mumbai starting from 1.00 PM to 6.00 PM; November 24 at Vivanta by Taj in Bangalore from 1.00 aM to 4.00 PM and November 25 at Taj Coromandel in Chennai from 12.00 AM to 5.00 PM.


The universities from Ireland that are taking part in the education fair in India are as follows:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dublin Business School
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Griffith College
  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Maynooth University
  • Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • National College of Ireland
  • University College Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin Business School
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • University College Cork
  • University of Limerick
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

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