Education Meet records heavy Footfall
The three – day Indo – Global Education Summit 2010 recorded over 5,000 footfalls of aspirants over the past two days.
The students’ recruitment cell at the Marriott Hotel, the venue of the summit, experienced throngs of anxious aspirants and their parents on 5th December, 2010, the last day of the conclave.
Delegates from various foreign universities were kept busy all through the day explaining their various undergraduate and graduate programs, admission procedures, eligibility criteria, and most importantly, scholarships.
“I’m here on vacation and was looking for a master’s program in communication technology, and the summit has amply addressed my requirement. At one go, I could directly interact with representatives from a bunch of foreign universities.
Otherwise, I would have had to spend hours browsing through the maze of universities, courses, admission procedure, fee structure et al,” said K. Sudhakar Nayudu, a student pursuing B.Tech. at Vijayawada.
Shashi, another student looking for opportunities in Computer Science, too, was amply pleased with the advice he got about preparation for education in the US.
One – on – One
In all, about 110 universities from 40 countries participated in the summit, held one – on – one interactions with the students and got their doubts cleared.
“Engineering, Information Technology, Business and Management, and Life Sciences, in that order, were the sought – after courses by students most of whom could see education only in relation with their careers,” informed S.B. Anumolu, the President of the Indus Foundation that organised the event.
The primary objective of the summit was to facilitate collaborations between Indian and foreign universities in areas of Joint Research, Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange, Partnership Programs, and Twinning and Transfer Programs, he informed.
Another objective was to help Indian students to tap educational opportunities from across the globe.
Accordingly, meetings between representatives of foreign universities and Indian sponsors and students were facilitated on both the days. Panel discussions on various streams of study, too, were conducted, with participation from university representatives and their Indian counterparts.
About 130 delegates from foreign universities, and 400 from Indian institutions participated in the summit, informed Mr. Anumolu. Keen interest was evinced by both in forging research partnerships, he said.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandeswari, who was the chief guest for the valedictory event, emphasised on quality education in the context of foreign collaborations.
Outlining the Central government’s policy on Higher Education, she said that a regulatory committee will be formed soon to ensure quality and fair play.