In search of greener pastures

Education exhibition

Students from across the City thronged the ‘Education UK Exhibition 2012’, held at Vivanta by Taj recently, to fulfill their ambitions.

Enlightening : Visitors at the exhibition.

Fifty-eight universities from the United Kingdom participated in the expo, attracting Indian students with the choicest educational programmes. Representatives of various UK universities guided the students regarding their career while students showed a keen interest in considering UK for higher education.

Raghav Krishna, a first year PUC student, said, “I want to pursue engineering in UK and have already short listed some universities for the course. I feel that instead of spending Rs 20 lakh in India for education and remain unemployed, I would prefer to spend the same amount of money abroad for some quality education.

Also, credibility is another factor why I chose UK for my higher studies. A degree certificate from a UK university will be anytime preferred over a degree certificate from an Indian university,” he said. Maxine Davis, Head of International Office, Greenwich University, said, “Students rely on the internet for information regarding higher education abroad.

So, an education fair is the best way to provide them with the right knowledge about the same.” Another trend, which seems to set in, is that of students switching their careers from computer science and engineering to creative arts. Dhanasekaran said, “Switching careers from computer science and other programmes to creative arts can been seen among the students of Bangalore.

I have not seen such a trend in other parts of South India.” Students were given information on a wide range of subjects and their doubts about the admission process cleared.  “We got a good response from the students of Bangalore, though the courses which are sought after are MBA and engineering,” informed L Dhanas­ekaran, head of education UK (South India).

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