Coimbatore

Education in Ireland fair attracts over 400 aspiring students

Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Education Adviser, Education in Ireland, interacting with the students at the education fair held in Coimbatore on Sunday.

Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Education Adviser, Education in Ireland, interacting with the students at the education fair held in Coimbatore on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAIL

The fair is organised for the first time in Coimbatore city.

Over 400 students aspiring to study abroad visited the education fair organised by Education in Ireland, an initiative by the Government of Ireland, here on Sunday.

The education fair was organised for the first time in the city, a press release said.

Students and their parents interacted with the representatives from 20 Irish higher education institutions with queries on admissions, programmes available, intakes, campus life and international student support.

Barry O’ 'Driscoll, Senior Education Adviser of Education in Ireland, described the fairs as orientation programmes for the keen students. The most popular courses in Ireland among Indian students include mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, biotechnology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cyber security and Master of Business Administration, he said. “There is a notable increased level of interest in courses such as media, design, arts, social sciences, hospitality and hotel management.” Mr. O’ Driscroll said.

Students studying in Ireland can avail of up to two years stay-back option after completing their course at postgraduate level, providing an opportunity for the students to remain in Ireland for a period of one year to seek employment. Over 1,000 multinational companies are based in Ireland and employment is available in sectors such as biopharma, engineering, medical devices, food science and financial services, the release said.

For the aspiring Indian students, over 200 scholarships are available for at higher level – either undergraduate or postgraduate studies, according to the release.

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