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practical destination: For students considering collegiate or higher education abroad, Singapore may be an interesting choice. It offers a variety of subjects and a range of opportunities.

practical destination: For students considering collegiate or higher education abroad, Singapore may be an interesting choice. It offers a variety of subjects and a range of opportunities.   | Photo Credit: PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

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Two-day fair promises to be a one-stop shop for information on different universities, institutions and courses offered in the country.

It’s raining education fairs in the city. The Hindu Education Plus fair held in Chennai on May 24 and 25 saw nearly 3,500 students and parents visit stalls set up by various institutes, listen to senior academics, and industry experts at the University of Madras.

This week, Singapore Education will hold the ‘Singapore Education Admissions Fair 08-09’ in Chennai on June 4 and 5.

For those considering undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Singapore this may well be a one-stop shop for information on different universities, institutions, wide range of courses, streams and areas of specialisation offered in the country. Admission to the fair is free.

The two-day fair, to be held in Hotel Chola Sheraton on Radhakrishnan Salai will be on from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The fair was earlier held in New Delhi, and will be held in Mumbai after the Chennai edition.

India stands fourth when it comes to the international student population in Singapore, and this fair is aimed at further strengthening this student base, and creating awareness of private institutes in the region that offer specialised training in a range of courses.

As many as 12 Singapore-based institutions and the Association of Accredited Advisors on Overseas Education will participate in the fair.

Kiran Bhandari, Area Director, Southern India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Singapore Tourism Board; said there were over 86,000 international students of 120 nationalities studying in Singapore, and that Indian students form approximately 6.5 per cent of the total international student base.

“Through this fair we hope to create better awareness among students here about private educational institutions in Singapore, which, besides offering specialised courses, also have tie-ups with leading institutions across the world.”

Most of the participating institutes offer courses in collaboration with top-notch institutions such as the Technical University of Munich and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in countries such as the United States and Germany to offer high quality education and international exposure to students.

“While the participating institutions may not offer spot admissions, they may initiate the admission process depending on the candidate’s eligibility,” Mr. Bhandari added.

Guest speakers from institutions, alumni and professors will address students at the two-day fair.

The participating institutions include ACS (International), EASB Institute of Management, Informatics Education, LASALLE College of Arts, Management Development Institute of Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Nanyang Institute of Management, PSB Academy, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Management University, TMC Academy and the Tourism Management Institute of Singapore.

The Hindu Education Plus is the event and media partner for the event, which is being organised by Singapore Education. Radio One is the official ‘radio partner’.

Singapore Education is an initiative led by the Economic Development Board and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, SPRING Singapore, International Enterprise Singapore and the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

For more information on Singapore Education, visit >www.singaporeedu.gov.sg



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