Leading educational and training institutions participated in the Educational Fair – 2010 at the Padmavathi Ammal Cultural Centre here on Tuesday.

Organised by Innovative Trade Fairs, the fair had nearly two-dozen engineering and arts and science colleges, hardware and network training institutions and educational consultants put up stalls informing students the courses they offer and also details of merit-cum-means scholarships. Colleges also told students about placement services available.

A representative of an engineering college said majority of students were keen to know about mechanical engineering and career prospects therein.

Students also enquired about electronics and communication engineering and computer engineering courses.

A representative of a hardware and networking institute said he was at the three-day fair targeting students of computer science from engineering and also arts and science colleges. He hoped to see more students on Wednesday and Thursday.

An educational consultant representative said she was there to tell students about courses in Singapore and other countries.

Students G. Pon Pandithurai and K. Manikandan, who had just completed Plus Two, were at the fair to make an informed decision about course and college.

According to a release, the aim of the fair is to provide a platform for students to know about colleges and courses under one roof. A lucky draw has also been arranged and the winner would get a desktop computer.

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