August 30, 2008

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August 4, 2008

Air India and Indian Airlines are giving Special baggage allowance for students

With a view to promote more students travel, Air India and Indian Airlines are offering special extra baggage allowance for students travelling to the West, Far East and South East Asian Countries on Air India flights till October 31, 2008, To avail the special offer, students should be in possession of student visa.

FRANKFURT/PARIS/LONDON/BIRMINGHAM Students travelling on Air India services to Frankfurt/Paris/London to interior Points in UK/Europe can avail additional free baggage allowance of 20 kgs. i.e. total allowance will also be applicable to students travelling from interior points in India on IC (erstwhile Indian Airlines) flights and connecting to Air India flights to UK/Europe, provided they are travelling on a through ticket. SINGAPORE/CHINA/NEW ZEALAND Students travelling to Singapore/China/New zealand on Air India/Indian Airlines flights will be allowed to carry a total free baggage of 40 kgs. in their outbound journeys.

AUSTRALIA Students travelling on one way tickets to Australia on Air India flights can avail a free baggage allowance of 40 kgs plus extra baggage allowance of 10 kgs. i.e.total 50 kgs.

NEWYORK/CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES Students travelling from India to gateway points in USA can carry one additional piece weighing 23 kgs on Air India flights i.e. total free baggage allowance for 69 kgs for three pieces.

This is applicable for travel commencing on or before 31st March 2009. The additional baggage allowance will also be applicable to students travelling from interior points in India on Air India/Indian Airlines domestic flights and connecting to Air India flight to USA, provided they are trvelling on a through ticket.
August 4, 2008

Diploma in TV Production

Don Bosco Institute for Communcation (DBCAI) will offer a one-year diploma course in TV direction and Production with minimal pre-qualification requirements to celebrate the 75th year of the Don Bosco Group of Institutions in Tamil Nadu. Short term courses on Photography and Videography are also offered twice a year.

The course requires full time enrollment over 10 months, and focuses on equipping students with the practical application of media skills, while providing them a solid foundation in the theory behind modern mass media. Popular companies like Time Frames, Vijay TV and Sun TV have come forward to the students. The course will also feature regular seminars and workshops led by industry giants on skills like script writing, camera techniques, acting, editing, media planning, etc.,

The students will be given hands-on experience through projects entailing to production of short films, documentaries, advertising and music videos and computerised animations. The course commences on August 25. Admissions for the corse starts from August 5. The total fees for the course will be Rs.50,000.

Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. The institute will also assist in securing back loans to cover the tuition costs. This diploma will serve as a launch pad for students looking to pursue higher education in the television industry and films as well. The internships programme will also help the students to gain onfield experience. For further information contact the Info of the Head of DBICA, Fr.Harris Pakkam, Director DBICA, The Citadel, No.45, Landons Road, Chennai, Phone: (044) 26423930.
August 4, 2008

Germany invites more students from India

As part of the Bologna process, German institutions will offer a wide range of high quality courses. The number of Indian students getting admitted to German Universities had been increasing in the recent past, Harald Ermel, Director, Foreign Relations, Berlin University of Technology said. In an interview to Deccan Chronicle Education Mr.ermel said that his university had 6,000 foreign students, including 96 from India. “We are trying to increase the number of Indian students, that is our main objective for taking part in the workshop organised by Leibniz University, Hannover and the VIT University as part of the Dialogue of Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) at the VIT University.”

DIES, a pilot project under the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Programme), is aimed at encouraging international exchange of experience in issues of higher education policy and promoting partnership based on cooperation between the industrial and developing countries in higher education management. The project encourages any German higher education institution to intensify its contacts, with foreign universities and extend cooperation in higher education management, especially with universities in transition the developing nations.

Pointing out the Germany was part of the Bologna Process, Mr.Ermel said that the process aimed to create a European Higher Education ARea by 2010, in which students can choose from a wide and transparent range of high quality courses and benefit from smooth recognition procedures.

“The Bologna Declaration of June 1999 has put in motion a series of reforms needed to make European higher education more compatibale and comparable, more competitive and more attractive for Europeans and for students and scholars from other continents. Reform was needed then and reform is still needed today if Europe is to match global performance.
August 4, 2008

Some Popular Colleges for Students from abroad

Some Popular Colleges for Students from abroad :

1. Technical University, Munich

2. University of Freiburg

3. University of Bonn

4. University of Goettingen

5. University of Heidelberg

6. University of Munich

August 1, 2008

US Univarsities attract fewer students

Gen Next has no time or inclination to cry over a rejected visa to the US or worry themselves silly in order to score the cut off marks to get into a good school in London. Tough visa processing and sky-high demands from universities in the US and UK have led students to seek other options this academic year. Statistics provided by educational consultants show a sharp decline in the number of young students with american dreams. Instead, they are opting for places like Ireland, Singapore, Cyprus, Newzealand, Germany, Sweden, Malaysia, Canada and Switzerland.

With equally bright career opportunities and excellent courses at a more economical fee structure, European and South East Asian countries are becoming the hottest study destination for Indian Students. S.V.R.Kiran, a student who is all set to go to the Waterford University in Ireland for his higher studies, says, “Ireland offers world class education at low cost. You needn’t be a topper in every subject to get a seat in a good college. I will be leaving next month to pursue an M.Sc., in computing.”

There are other advantage too. The cost of living is relatively cheaper, work permits are available and jobs are easy to come by. That’s not all, most students are also attracted by the fact that it’s easier to acquire a permanent residence status in any of these countries. And more often than not, it’s the acceptability of a 15-year education that makes these new study destinations a viable option. “It’s tough for students from non-engineering backgrounds to go the US as they ask for 16 years of education. On the other hand Universities in Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada accept students with just 15 years of education for any masters program and this suits us fine. That explains the 30 per cent increase in the number of students wanting to go to these countries,” reveals J.S.Anand, branch head of Chopra’s Consultants.

Some students, however, still nurture dollar dreams, but they have a clever way of going about it. Says V.Balakrishna, a student who will join Linkoping University in Sweden soon, “It is easier for me to enter the US from Sweden. I am not only save up on the money spent on education in the US, but Ican also work in the US when I am done with college,” Cashing in on the drawbacks of former education capitals like the US, these smaller countries are going all out to lure Indian students. Their visa processing is made easier and they also permit students to stay back in their country for two years after the completion of education. “Countries like Canada, Singapore, and Ireland have eased their visa processing and made work permits flexible. It is relatively easier to get permanent residence status in these countries,” says Mr.Ganesh Valmiki, CMD of Valmiki consultants.

That’s not all, many universities in Germany and Sweden offer free education to International students too. Courses too are trailor-made to make it more comfortable. There are one-year masters programmes as opposed to the two years it takes in US. Under graduation courses which take four years to complete in the US, are done within three years in these countries.

August 1, 2008

Students Call for Localised Protocols

Students from premier Indian and Australian Universities, including the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras have called for localised protocol is based on the principle of “think globally, plan regionally and act locally” to ensure a sustainable future for the world.

The “Australia India Sustainability Protocol” issued by 59 students who participated in the first Australia India Universities Youth Forum (AIUYF) on sustainability states : “Local protocols musy adhere to the four S – Sacrifice, Save, Sustain, and Survive. Solutions should be scientifically justifiable, economically viable and culturally aceptable.”

Around 30 Indian Students from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Manipal University and the University of Pune were in Australia from June 28 to July 12, participating with counterparts from Australian universities in workshops and events held in Sydney, Canberra, outback Australia and Darwin.

“The AIUYF aims to develop links and foster understanding and dialogue between Australian and Indian Students. Participants were selected based on a demonstrated interest in sustainability, leadership ability and an outstanding academic background,” said AIUYF steering committee chair John Ingleson.

An intiative of IDP Education Australia Ltd., an organisation owned by 38 Australian Universities undertaking activities to support international education, the AIUYF discussed problems including management and allocation of resources – Energy, Transport, Water, Waste, Town Planning, lack of awareness and motivation to make a positive change, and individual sustainability intiatives.

Rishu Shekhar Shandilya, who is pursuing a bachelors programme at JNU, wants to protect the environment and spread the message of sustainable consumption and production in India. Some of the solutions in the Australia India Sustainability Protocol focus on education, media, governance and individual commitment towards sustainable living.

The Protocol states that legislation and planning that obligates sustainable development and change is needed at all levels of government including the very top levels. For Australian students, used to long hot showers, it was difficult to contemplate that water consumption can be reduced by using a bucket and mug, a common practice in most of the developing world. It will be giving better future for Indian Students. Ind0-Australian University students work for a sustainable future.
August 1, 2008

To Learn from India

As many as 40 British students will spend six weeks in India with leading companies to have a closer understanding of the business environment and culture of the country. A British Council pres release said 100 students between the age group of 18-19 were selected under the British prime minister’s global fellowship programme to travel to emerging countries like India. China and Brazil to have first-hand experience with these economics.

“The candidates have been drawn from a diverse socio-economic background. Many may have never had the opportunity to travel overseas, and indeed may never have been away from home for an extended period,” said the release. The 40 students visiting India will learn about the prevailing competitive environment, skill sets required in a global economy, undertake research work in a local school and also get exposure to the rich Indian culture and history.

The host institutions will include Shell Technologies, Tesco, Hindustan Service Centre, Tata Consultancy Services, HSBC, Ernst and Young, KPMG and Group 4. The British students will work in Indian companies to get hands-on experience in business administration.
July 20, 2008

Indian Students look to UK for Education

There are more than 27,000 Indian students who are currently pursuing their studies in the UK and this number is growing at over ten percent each year. From the year 2002, there has been a steady growth in the number of student enrollment from India, Mr.Anish Kumarswamy, head, marketing and communications (South India), British Council told this newspaper.

Shorter course duration and schemes like ‘fresh talent’ and international graduate’ that allow students to work after the course completion are some of the reasons why the Indian students prefer to choose the UK. One-year Mater degree courses like MBA, M.Sc., and attractive scholarships are other factors that make the UK an exciting place for studies, he added.

Among the courses popular with the Indian students are law, business administration (including MBA), engineering and technology, paramedical courses followed by biological sciences. Of late, students are enquiring about studies and research programmers in biotechnology. ” The demand for courses in animation, gaming and fine-arts is also picking up gradually,” pointed out Anish.

Noting that from June 30 International graduate who have studied in the UK will be free to seek employment for up to two years under Tier 1 of Points Based System (PBS) he said, This is twice the length of stay permitted under the old International Graduate Scheme (IGS) rules and allows the most able international graduates to find work in the UK without the need for a sponsor or work permit. “The Tier 1 (Post-study work) replaces IGS and the Fresh Talent : working in Scotland scheme, which is an added advantage for students who come here, he noted.

“We are anticipating 15 per cent increase in the number of student visas to be issued for the September 2008 intake,” added Anish confidently.

A survey conducted by HESA-Higher Education Statistical Agency in the UK said that when it comes to Universities the most preferred ones are the University of Greenwich, University of Wales Institute CArdiff, Middlesex University, Sheffield Hallam, Hertfordshire, Nottingham, Northumbria, Napier, Staffordshire, Manchester, Robert Gordon and University of Sunderland.

For information about study options for Indian students in the UK visit the Education U.K. – http://www.educationuk-in.org .

Details regarding visa procedures, stories from alumni, scholarship information and advice for potential students and their families can be obtained from http://www.ukinindia.com

July 20, 2008

‘Ready to Deploy’ courses

Jeevan IT Academy’s ‘Ready to Deploy’ programme is an innovative method to turn candidates into expert software consultants who can occupy key positions in any corporate firm. This is much more then a finishing school concept. This training program has been framed by experts and who are aware of the needs of companies for such consultants.

With the recession in the US market, weakening rupee value and general slowdown, the IT industry is already facing a big challenge and consultants can play a major role to keep it floating. This is possible only iof the effective training is given at entry level imparting not only technical and soft skills but also a familiarity with the dynamics of the industry. Usually when a fresher joins a company, he or she takes some time to be deployed on a project. This make both the corporate and the individual waste precious time.

It is here that JITA comes in. Its ‘Ready to deploy’ programme ensures corporate readiness from day one. “JITA focuses on 360 degree training to enhance the employability of the talent pool available across the country,” says a company representative. “It will also help an organisation cut down the costs of training to a significant percentage and enhances the productivity of the employee.”

JITA was inaugurated in June and has started training its first batch of 40 graduates from June 23, 2008. Their course will include technical training (Java, .Net, Testing, LAMP and Mainframe), soft skill training, software engineering and project management, team building activities, on job training, essential competence, and outdoor activities.

Apart from this, there is also a value pack which includes overseas travel and onsite lifestyle to make the candidates ‘corporate ready’. The course will last for three months and will consist of 450 hours of training after which the candidates will be ready to take on the rigours of the corporate world. To apply for this course, send an e-mail to info@jeevanitacademy.com

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