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Studying Abroad

Raja ReddyDear Sir,

I am a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student. I want to pursue a Master’s degree in Automobile Engineering in Germany. What are the different courses available?  How much will it cost me?  My first semester results were bad (59 per cent) and I failed one subject. However, I have done my second semester well with an aggregate of 75 per cent. Will my first semester marks affect my plans?

Pramod

Dear Pramod,

I appreciate your determination and consequent recovery in your performance from 59 per cent with a failed subject to 75 per cent in the second semester. Keep it up. If you maintain your grades, your first semester results will not come in the way of your career plans. Germany has long been known for its quality and skill in the field of engineering. It is a popular destination for aspiring engineers as there are no study fees for most courses and many programmes are now taught in English. But fluency in German is mandatory in order to complete the degree and to apply for internships. As course fee is either waived or subsidised, you would need to pay only for living expenses. You would need Euro 650 (approximately Rs 35,000) a month. For more information, contact Goethe Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan on mmb@bangalore.goethe.org or www.goethe.de/bangalore. You may also browse http://www.campusgermany.de or http://www. dadd.de/idp

Dear Sir,

My 8-year-old daughter is studying in an international school. I want to know whether she will be able to cope with the syllabus when she goes to the higher classes? Will she be able to secure admission in colleges here or will she have to go abroad?

Tara Jain

Dear Tara,

As I do not know about your daughter’s academic performance I cannot give you specific answers. Please know that most children have the capability, unless there is a specific health condition, to perform well in academics. Assuming that your child has been doing well in an international school, she could go abroad for an undergraduate course of her choice. An international syllabus does not take away the possibility of studying in India. Encourage your daughter and allow her to grow in all aspects not just academics, and she is sure to succeed.

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