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UK, U.S., Canada universities to invite Indian students

Posted on Feb 08, 07:05PM | IBNS

Mumbai, Feb 8 : Over 35 leading universities from the UK, U.S. and Canada would come together to woo Indian students to their countries for higher education.

IDP Education, the world's leading student placement service provider and co-owner of IELTS examination, will be hosting the second edition of its multi-destination education fair in India from Feb 15.

Spread over a period of two weeks, the fair will kick-start from Chandigarh and conclude in the southern city of Kochi on Feb 25.

The fair will see over 40 universities, and colleges from the UK, U.S. and Canada hold dialogue with Indian students aspiring to pursue higher education in internationally acclaimed institutions (please see box for details).

IDP's Education Fair will offer students the opportunity to explore under one roof, various study options available across the three western nations.

The fair will be held in the cities of Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi.

Applications are open to over 160 leading universities in the UK, U.S. and Canada for the August-October 2013 intake for courses such as Business Management and Finance, Hospitality, IT, Engineering and Computer Science, Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, Public and Health Administration, Law, Medicine and Nursing, Art and Design, Mass Communication and many more.

Harmeet Pental, Regional Director (South Asia, North America and UK), IDP Education, said, "IDP offers Indian students the right advice and top-quality assistance to choose the right course and university in the UK, U.S. and Canada to meet their career aspirations."

Close to 80,000 Indian students go abroad for higher studies every year to the five English speaking countries, namely Australia, UK, U.S, Canada and New Zealand.

Majority opt for Master's programmes. Some of the most popular ones of these include Business Management, Engineering, and Computer Science.

There has also been a growing interest of students at the undergraduate level as well in subjects such as environmental studies, journalism and film studies.

"We understand that short listing universities and working through the application process can be a bit challenging for students. Our goal therefore is to assist and guide them through all the steps from initial exploratory stage, application submission to safe arrival on campus," said Pental.

IDP's Education Fair is an open platform for all students to explore their prospects of studying in other countries.

Students can apply directly to the universities of their choice and get detailed information on scholarships, ranking, visa, etc. by IDP's experienced education experts.

The fair gives them an opportunity to interact face-to-face with university representatives and get answers to their queries.