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Five High Ranking Univs Among 55 Coming To City

Universities from across all continents, except Africa, are represented in the latest top 100 QS World University Rankings, but universities, colleges and institutes mostly from US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and now even Dubai, which woo students through education consultants in India are the ones which come lower down in the rankings.

Apart from other activities, these education consultants resort to organising higher education conclaves where they bring the prospective student recruits face to face with the representatives of largely overseas universities, colleges and institutes, but also some better known Indian universities.

Five High Ranking Univs Among 55 Coming To City, Lifeinchd

Almasto Kapoor, CEO of Silver Fern Education Consultants (2nd from right) and Gaurav Soni, representing Cambrian College, Canada (2nd from left) addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday to announce HEC 2023.

One such consultants, Chandigarh based Silver Fern Education Consultants, on Thursday announced 2023 edition of its Higher Education Conclave (HEC), to be held at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Industrial & Business Park Phase I, Chandigarh on August 13.

Sharing details with media persons, the CEO of Silver Fern Education Consultants, Almasto Kapoor said five of the high ranking universities will be among the 55 odd overseas universities, colleges and institutes from US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai participating in the higher education conclave, which will also see presence of some reputed private Indian universities.

On perusal of the latest QS World University Rankings, your own news website learnt that among the high ranking world universities named by Kapoor as participating in the conclave, University of Nottingham (England) is ranked 100th, University of Alberta (Canada) 111th, University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) 112th and Queen Mary University of London 145th. Another university Deakin University (Victoria, Australia) has jumped 33 positions within a year to be ranked 233rd.

Representatives from Cambrian College (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) also addressed the media to vouch for the ethical practices of Silvers Fern Educational Consultants based on their decade old partnership.

During the media interaction, Kapoor and the representatives of the Canadian college addressed various concerns among prospective students and their parents about the authenticity and standing of the overseas higher educational institutions and role of educational consultants pitching for these institutions, especially in the wake of the current standoff in which several India students are facing deportation from Canada.

Kapoor’s advice to students and parents, while choosing an educational consultant, is that they should not resort to shortcuts and do due diligence. Not just one, but 4-5 educational consultants must be approached and evaluated before making an informed choice, just like when we are buying a car, he adds.

Another area where people go wrong while sending their children abroad to pursue higher studies is that they limit their financial planning to just the first one or two semesters of the chosen course of study and leave the rest to fate. “This is very wrong. Exhaustive financial planning needs to be done for bearing the expenses on tuition fee, accommodation and food for the entire duration of the course for a smooth ride,” is his advice.

Gaurav Soni, Manager, International Recruitment and Business Development, South Asia and Middle East, Cambrian College, Canada, while admitting that the overall scenario for part time jobs and accommodation in Canada right now is challenging, at the same time asserts that as far as the 2500 odd overseas students enrolled for various job oriented courses in Cambrian College are concerned, getting part time jobs is not much of a problem. 

What: Higher Education Conclave 2023 organised by Silver Fern Education Consultants
rnDate & Time: August 13 (Sunday), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
rnVenue: Hyatt Regency, Industrial & Business Park Phase I, Chandigarh  by APR Media House is an enjoyable digital reading startup, which keeps you abreast of the latest meaningful happenings of interest to large sections of folks in Chandigarh tricity, and expats from the region. It has been promoted by a public spirited senior journalist and media consultant with a view to encourage good quality and healthy journalism, a dire need of the times.

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