Engineered to perfection

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Engineered to perfection

The ‘Engineering Day’ was celebrated at the Alliance Francaise recently by Campus France and had engineering students as well as IT professionals attending it. The event was organised to give the students and professionals a broader understanding of the scope of an engineering degree in France and the job opportunities there. 

Madhuri, a counsellor who was helping students learn more about the course and fee structure, advised them to recognise their skills and make practical plans. 

“There are around 200 programmes in English for engineers in bachelors, masters as well as Ph.D. This is the first time that we are celebrating ‘Engineering Day’ in Bangalore and though it is a working day, many students and professionals have turned up. I also informed students of the enormous opportunities present there and the scholarships that they can try for,” she said.

Vidya Suresh, a representative of a college in France, was also present at the event and answered the queries of the participants. While some wanted to know about their safety, others wanted to know about internships and job opportunities.

“The brighter aspect of interning there is that the companies pay well and students can recover almost the full cost of the course fee. Although I advised students to apply for the scholarships that are available, I also told them to be practical about their chances and have an alternate plan in mind,” she informed. 

Manjushree, a final year engineering student who wants to pursue masters in engineering in France, found the session to be quite helpful. “I learnt French here and have always wanted to go to France for my masters. The session helped me learn about the various options present for engineering students.

It also taught us how to turn these options into job opportunities. I had a lot of queries and am glad that they have been answered by professionals who are aware of the scope and opportunities there,” she notes.

Sudhindra, a professional, said that though he is working now, he wants to pursue his masters and that France is an ideal place for the course. 

“The programme was helpful in more ways than one. It helped me learn more about colleges, accommodation facilities etc, in France,” he said. 

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