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For an education in Russia

DESPITE THE introduction of new courses, engineering and medicine continues to be favoured by many students. The daylong education fair organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and `Education Russia' and Centre for Higher Education at the Hotel Residency today (Wednesday) will provide information to students on courses, scholarships and admission procedures pertaining to these popular courses.

But, when there are so many engineering colleges in India, will Indian students opt for Russian universities? To this Kilin Victor, director of Foreign Branches' Centre, Tomsk Polytechnical University has a ready answer. "We know engineering education is good in India. We have programmes to suit the interests of Indian students and are focussing more on postgraduate courses," he says.

What about scholarships? "It is based on the performance of the students in the university exams. The living expenses are far lower in Russia. So the cost would work out much lesser," he claims. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

By Allirajan M