Good response to British Council exhibition. According to senior manager of Education UK, British Council, Sonu Hemanii, most of the UG courses will be wrapped up in three years, whereas the PG courses are rolled out for a year.

The hall was abuzz with curious students, accompanied by their parents, enquiring consultants of U.K. universities about the courses offered under the umbrella of British Council.

On Sunday, the first-of-its-kind Study U.K. exhibition hosted by the British Council in the city witnessed significant response. With 370 scholarships, applicable for September 2014 intake, worth one million pounds facilitated last November, the British Council plans to reach out to Indian students with a range of 260 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in institutions spread across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. With the annual tuition fee varying from 7,500 to 25,000 pounds, students were seen checking for courses like MBA, law, and life sciences, among others. Parents who accompanied the candidates were equally enthusiastic about the concept.

“ I am content with the fact that he wanted to pursue MBA in University of Greenwich. All that I am hoping is to get the funds ready for the course,” K. Madhusudan Rao, one of the parents, said.

Raja, a young visitor, was keen on availing himself of bank loan to pursue a UG programme in life sciences.

“Since the quality of education will be good in the U.K compared to other countries, we don’t have to worry much about job opportunities post the course. By availing of education loan, I am sure to see a new life in the U.K. shortly,” he said.

Deepti and Vishnu appear to be focused on improving their earning potential by studying LLM abroad.

“The combined inter-disciplinary course offered by a few universities abroad seems to be unique. Pursuing such programmes not only add value to our CV but also improves our compatibility to establish our own consultancies once we step out of the university,” they explained.

According to senior manager of Education UK, British Council, Sonu Hemanii, most of the UG courses will be wrapped up in three years, whereas the PG courses are rolled out for a year.

Further details about the UG and PG courses, log on to www.educationuk.org/india.

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