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Updated: February 23, 2012 16:19 IST

British Council to organise education fair in May

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British Council Head Education (South India) L. Dhanasekaran explaining the opportunities in the U.K., at a meeting in Vijayawada on Wednesday. Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar
The Hindu British Council Head Education (South India) L. Dhanasekaran explaining the opportunities in the U.K., at a meeting in Vijayawada on Wednesday. Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

British Council will organise an education fair in the city in May to create awareness among the students about education opportunities in United Kingdom. The Council organised a seminar on education opportunities in UK here on Wednesday. On the occasion, British Council Head Education (South India) L. Dhanasekaran said that the education fair was being organised in view of response at the fair organised in Hyderabad. Many of the students who turned up at the education exhibition in Hyderabad were from Vijayawada. It is being organised with a view to provide an opportunity to the students who could not make it to Hyderabad, he said.

Mr. Dhanasekaran said that education opportunities were galore in the UK. As many as 125 universities and more than 600 colleges were offering various courses in many fields, including engineering and medicine. The UK Government has introduced a new scheme to allow the students to take up jobs. A student could earn up to 20,000 pounds per annum at graduate level. The new scheme would be implemented from April 20 onwards.

Misconceptions

There were misconceptions among the students that securing a visa to UK was very difficult. In fact it was not true. The students could visit websites like www.ukvisas.gov.uk, www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyintheuk, and www.vfs.uk-in.com to know about the visa to UK. The other useful websites include: www.educationuk-in.org, www.ukcisa.org.uk, www.ucas.ac.uk.

British Council Manager Education (South India) Nim Bahadur R said that a seminar would be organised at Guntur on Friday.

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