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The Hindu Education Plus Career Counselling Fair 2013

If you are a higher secondary student or a parent of one such student or an educationist or someone interested in the field of education, give this article a quick reading and take to your heels marching towards Raja Muthiah Mandram at K.K. Nagar here, the venue of The Hindu Education Plus Career Counselling Fair 2013 slated to be inaugurated at 10 a.m. on 18th May, 2013.

A group of high profile speakers is to take you on a virtual journey into the world of education. It would provide you with an overall perspective about the opportunities available in universities and colleges in the stream of arts as well as engineering.

The sessions had been designed in such a way that you would get the best of both worlds.

Collector Anshul Mishra would inaugurate the fair and address the gathering. It would be followed by a talk on ‘Opportunities in Engineering’ by A.N. Brijesh Nair of VIT University.

Having obtained his masters as well as doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Arizona State University, Mr. Nair had worked in the United States for over a decade before joining VIT.

His talk would be followed by a gripping session on ‘Holistic Development’ by T.A. Venkateswaran alias ‘Isaikavi’ Ramanan, an ace student motivator.

Students dejected over having scored low marks and parents worried over their children’s prospects could gain strength, vigour and rejuvenation from his motivating speech on how to groom oneself as a better human being.

After this would be the most expected lecture on ‘Career Guidance’ by Jayaprakash A. Gandhi, a top class career consultant and analyst.

A gold medallist from Anna University, he had so far conducted more than 3,000 career guidance programmes and 1,000 placement training programmes across the country.

His speech would serve as a beacon light for students in search of the right career.

He would also speak elaborately on the upcoming Anna University counselling for admissions to engineering colleges in the post lunch session and explain in detail to the students as well as their parents the methodology adopted for counselling.

It would be an interactive session and the participants could clarify all their doubts with him.

In the meantime, one of the sessions would be handled by T. Prabhu Shankar, all India seventh rank holder in the civil services examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission this year.

He would take the students through the pattern of the examination and provide tips on cracking it.

His session would be of great use to aspiring civil servants.

VIT University is the title sponsor of the fair open to all free of cost. PSR Engineering College, Renganayagi Varatharaj College of Engineering and Vickram College of Engineering are the associate sponsors.

Einstein College of Engineering at Abishekapatti in Tirunelveli district, PSN College of Engineering and Technology at Melathediyur in Tirunelveli district, DAVAO Medical University, Ratnavel Subramaniam College of Engineering and Technology at Dindigul, PET Engineering College, Pandian Saraswathi Yadav Engineering College at Arasanoor in Sivaganga district and St. Michael Group of Institutions, Kalayarkovil are the co-sponsors.


The Hindu EducationPlus International Education Fair 2013 draws hundreds

They flocked to The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair 2013 held at Vivanta By Taj on M.G. Road on Tuesday 14th May, 2013 – students and parents – to explore an array of options to study abroad.

They got first – hand information about undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes offered by universities from countries such the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Holland, Germany, Malaysia, Latvia and other European countries that had put up their kiosks at the venue.

Representatives of the universities provided not only information on courses, fees, scholarship, accommodation, but also went a step ahead and briefed the students and their parents on the visa procedures in their respective countries.

Engineering and pure sciences courses in foreign universities were among the most sought – after programmes by those participating in the daylong international education fair.

Many students heaved a sigh of relief after they had a face to face interaction with the faculty members of universities, embassy representatives or agents, who answered their queries on scholarships, visa, fees and accommodation.

The fair’s highlight was a series of seminars conducted by the representatives of various countries who provided information to the students by making brief presentations about topics ranging from visa formalities to scholarships.

Providing a tip to the students during one of the seminars was Shilpa Pandeshwar of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst German Academic Exchange Service. “Do not apply through a third party as they sometimes tend to mislead students. The applications process to most German universities is very simple and does not require any assistance,” she said.

In an attempt to woo students to Germany, Ms. Pandeshwar said that most German universities do not charge a tuition fee or even if it is collected, it will be very nominal.


Universities from the U.K. and the U.S. appeared to be the pick of the students, going by the large number of students flocking to the stalls. Pauline Start, faculty of Science and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University pointed out that that they received various queries ranging from course details to job opportunities. “We are impressed with the quality of students. While some students came to know more about specific courses, some others came to explore their possibilities.”

Sudha Sudeep, education promotion officer, Netherlands Business, said that there were close to 1,000 Indian students studying in Holland at the moment. “Their number has been steadily increasing over the last few years. Reasonable fees and scholarships attract Indian students to Holland.”


Students on the other hand were content to receive first – hand information from representatives of the universities. Said Sneha N.R., a graduate of Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology who wants to pursue her masters in engineering management : “I have got into a couple of universities in the U.S. I came here to know more about the visa process. The seminar was particularly useful.”

Shruthi Vinod, who completed her bachelors in environment science, said the education fair provided her a platform to explore her niche option.

“This course is not offered in many Indian universities. So I wanted to find out what foreign universities offer and a face to face interaction always helps..”

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The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair 2013

The fourth edition of The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair 2013 will be held here on 7th May, 2013 at The Vivanta by Taj – Surya.

The popular overseas education event from The Hindu Group of Publications will serve as a platform to provide complete solutions for students aspiring to study abroad, to bring together education providers and students under one roof to interact.


Universities from countries such as Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Holland, Dubai, Germany, New Zealand, Malaysia, Australia, Italy, Latvia and other European countries, are taking part.

They will showcase a variety of courses to suit every student’s need.

In addition, there are also consultants who will be available to provide educational services.

Aspirants will also get information on visa formalities. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and will include seminar sessions on education in various countries.

Free Entry

Entry is free for all and parents are permitted.

The seminar schedule will begin from 10.30 a.m. and go on till 4.45 p.m. and will include education in Canada, the U.S., Holland, Australia and Latvia.


Park Institutions Hindu Education Plus Coimbatore 2013

The sixth edition of The Hindu Education Plus Education Fair 2013 for higher secondary students will be held on 4th May, 2013 and 5th May, 2013 at Suguna Kalyana Mandapam.

The fair will see universities, colleges, coaching centres, educational consultants, overseas education centres, banks and financial institutions, putting up stalls.

It will be inaugurated by Corporation Commissioner G. Latha. Keynote speakers will be Isaikavi Ramanan and K. Ramchand, former Director, Centre for Airborne Systems, Defence Research and Development Organisation ( DRDO ), Bangalore.

Jayaprakash Gandhi, Career Analyst and Education Consultant, will speak on the latest trends in courses and jobs, and counsel students on the choice of popular courses based on the probable cut – offs. Park Group of Institutions is the presenting sponsor, and Nehru Group of Institutions and Rathinam Group of Institutions are the co – sponsors. The fair will be on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days and entry is free.


The Hindu International Education Fair 2013

The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair – 2013 year will be held on Saturday and Sunday ( May 4 and 5 ) at Hotel Taj Vivanta in Begumpet from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Seminar Schedule on May 4th 2013

10 AM – 10.50 AM UK Education
11 AM – 11.50 AM US Education
12 noon – 1.15 PM Germany Education
2.30 PM – 3.20 PM Holland Education
3.30 PM – 4.20 PM Australia Education
4.30 PM – 5.20 PM Canada Education

Seminar Schedule on May 5th 2013

10.15 AM – 11.30 AM US Education / visa counselling
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM  Australia Education
12.30 PM – 1.30 PM    Canada Education
2 PM – 2.45 PM           Latvia Education
2.45 PM – 3.30 PM      Holland Education
3.30 PM – 4.25 PM      Germany Education
4.30 PM – 5.30 PM      UK Education

The fifth edition of the fair will provide complete solution to education abroad and bring together the education providers and students on one platform. Along with different institutions, many consultants will also offer their services during the fair to help students with various formalities. This year, universities from Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Singapore, Holland, Dubai, Germany, New Zealand, Malaysia, Australia, Russia, Italy, Latvia and other European countries are participating in the event. Students can interact with representatives of these international institutions to sort out any issues relating to studying abroad. The University representatives will counsel students at the venue. There will be seminar sessions on destination specific opportunities and on visa formalities.

Both students and parents can attend the event and registrations will be done at the venue. SBI is the presenting sponsor for the event and entry is free.


Career Counselling Programme in Vellore on 5th May, 2013

For the second year in succession, The Hindu Education Plus would be conducting a career counselling programme for students from Classes IX to XII at the VIT University here on 5th May, 2013.

When The Hindu Education Plus conducted the inaugural function of its first career counselling programme in Vellore, at the Dr. M. Channa Reddy Auditorium in the VIT campus, last year, the venue had to be shifted to a more spacious Anna Auditorium since the Channa Reddy Auditorium was filled to the brim and many students had to wait outside the auditorium.

Students started making a steady beeline to the VIT campus and the Anna Auditorium too became houseful as the serious counselling sessions started. This year, the programme has been scheduled to be held at the Anna Auditorium from 10 a.m. onwards on 5th May, 2013.

The Hindu Education Plus Career Counselling 2013 too would feature the expert talk by career consultant and analyst Jayaprakash Gandhi.

“Engineering is no longer the No. 1 choice of the Class XII students today, given the huge number of vacancies in engineering seats last year. Out of the more than two lakh seats in engineering colleges last year, 69,000 remained vacant, including 55,055 seats that were offered in counselling. More than 75,000 seats are expected to be vacant in 552 colleges this year. Today, engineering is just one of the choices before the students. During the 5th May, 2013, I will be focussing on the non – engineering careers that have a tremendous future,” Mr. Gandhi told The – Hindu .

As in the case of last year, this year too there would be a psychometric test, which is to be conducted by a private company called Bodhi, to enable the students to know their personality and the best career suited to them.

Students interested in attending the psychometric test can register with www.bodhi.co.in

While VIT University is the main sponsor of the event, S.K.P. Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai and Sri Balaji Chockalingam Engineering College, Arni are the associate sponsors. Bodhi is the sponsor of the psychometric test. Sri Renguambal College of Architecture, Polur is the prize sponsor.

Parents and teachers can also attend the counselling programme, for which entry is free. Interested persons can call 9894379828 for further details.


Education Plus Career Counselling on April 30 2013

The fourth edition of The Hindu Education Plus Career Counselling for students will be held on 30th April, 2013 at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Dr. M.G.R. Nagar, Hosur.

A. Jayaprakash Gandhi, education and career guidance expert, will speak.

The programme will be held between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Plus-Two and under – graduate students, graduates aiming for higher studies, job – seekers, and parents can attend the programme.

The title sponsor for the event is Shirdi Sai Engineering College, Anekkal, Bangalore ( Near Hosur ).

The venue sponsor is Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur. For more details, contact Raghunandan 99168 28518.

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Registration on for Pre Counselling Programme

Registrations are in progress for the pre – counselling guidance programmes being organised by The Hindu – EducationPlus in Kochi on 10th May, 2013 for the benefit of students seeking admission to courses in various professional streams after their Plus-Two.

Registration Free

Participation is free for the event, which is being conducted at Gokulam Convention Centre, Kaloor. Registrations are on a first – come – first – served basis.

The programmes will help students get an overview of key courses and the online seat allotment process conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

The main factors that have to be borne in mind while exercising options in engineering and other streams will be highlighted.

Career Planning

Aspects of career planning would also be focused upon. Registrations can be done by e-mail : ep@thehindu.co.in. Please indicate your address and phone number.

Registration forms are also available at the office of The Hindu in Kochi at N.H. Bypass Road, Vyttila Junction.

( Telephone : 0484-2301653, 2307836 )

Similar programmes are also being organised at other centres in

Kerala – Thrissur on 9th May, 2013,

Kannur on May 6,

Kozhikode on May 7 and

Thiruvananthapuram on May 18.

State Bank of India, Local Head Office, is the presenting sponsor.

Co – operative Academy for Professional Education and Hero MotoCorp Ltd. are the associate sponsors of the programmes. Asianet News is the TV Partner.

An interactive session led by a panel of experts will be a highlight.

Students can seek information and get their doubts clarified at this session.

Handbook on Courses

A well – produced handbook with information on aspects of the course – college selection process, the professional courses on offer, engineering course and college selection and the scope of other domains will be provided free of cost to each participant.


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