Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: Griffith College in Dublin (Ireland) has a variety of courses to offer to Indian students who want to pursue management, accounts and finance studies. It provides many opportunities to international students for good careers across Europe. Moreover, education in Ireland is a gateway to opportunities in most world countries, including the US.

Griffith College’s MBA and M.Sc computing courses are very popular among Indian students, whose number is about 700 presently at Griffith, as against the total student strength of 9,000 in the college. Griffith’s collaborative medical programme is less expensive than the one offered in the UK, an opportunity that Indian students can explore.

Bomay Kaur, an officer of the International Market Development wing in Griffith College, says that the college is one of the oldest and a well established educational institution in Ireland with its core concepts based on the British system. “Courses are flexible. An international student can work 20 hours a week anywhere in Dublin. They pay 9.6 Euros an hour,” she says.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Ms. Kaur said that after the completion of a course, students would be able to work for two years under the ‘graduate scheme’. The ‘career centre’ would help international students in this respect. Continuation of such students after the two-year scheme would depend on the willingness of the employers concerned.

Medical course

Ms. Kaur said that the Irish-Hungarian Foundation would start offering medical course, which would enable students on completion of their course to practise in the entire Europe. M.Sc pharmacy and the five-year radiography course would also be offered under the same collaboration, she said. Ms. Kaur said that under the leadership of Griffith’s international office director Leo O’Brien, all steps were being taken to ensure comfort of international students during their stay on the campus.