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Singapore set to woo Indian students

OPTIONS APLENTY: For students considering collegiate or higher education abroad, Singapore may be an interesting choice, for it offers a variety of subjects and a range of opportunities.

OPTIONS APLENTY: For students considering collegiate or higher education abroad, Singapore may be an interesting choice, for 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 island nation

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

And now, 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 will be a one-stop shop for information on different universities, institutions, courses, streams and areas of specialisation offered in that 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.

Participants

Twelve 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). This provides 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 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.

Event partner

The Hindu EducationPlus is the event and media partner for the fair, 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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