EDUCATION PLUS

UK education fair on Feb. 7, 8



The ongoing economic recession has seen an increase in number of students studying overseas, especially those opting for a Masters degree in the United Kingdom. This may come as good news to those packing their bags to study abroad and considering UK as an option.

Officials from the British Council say that over 12,000 students from South India were given student visas out of which 43 per cent of students were from Andhra Pradesh. And the majority of them- 80 per cent opted for Post Graduate courses of which MBA programmes are still in demand.

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“After the impact of recession and many companies downsizing staff, we have more enquiries about courses, especially MBA. Moreover, there has been an increase in students opting for the January intake and 60 per cent of the applications were from Andhra Pradesh,” says L. Dhanasekaran, Head Education UK, South India.

The other courses that are sought after are Engineering and Biotechnology apart from Paramedical and Journalism prgrammes.

However, getting information about courses and scholarships can be quite a hassle. No worries.

The Education UK Exhibition is being organised by the British Council Taj Krishna, Hyderabad on February 8 and 9.

Visitors will have a chance to interact with representatives of 61 colleges that are participating in the education fair. A few seminars on Biotechnology, P.G. Courses, Student Visas, Business and Management and Post study employment success in the UK will be held during the two day exhibition.

“Students will be given an overview about the courses and student life there. Moreover, they can get information on scholarships and part-time jobs as well,” adds Mr. Dhanasekaran.

Interested students can pre-register for the exhibition on the spot or online at ‘ >www.educationuk-in.org’. The event is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on February 7 and 8.

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