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Go to UK, only if you are really serious!!

Students planning to go to the UK for further education seem to be in a dilemma. The PSW(Post Study Work) visa or Tier I visa is being banned from April 2012. Every year thousands of students set off to pursue their education in UK. If we believe the official figures presented by the education promotion India, the number of students ...

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Crocodile Dandi

Violent attacks against Indian students in Australia have made headlines in India over the last few days. It started with the case of Shravan Kumar becoming a prime time issue. Now many more such stories are tumbling out of the closet. Baljinder Singh was stabbed last week while Rajesh Kumar suffered 30 per cent burns after a petrol bomb was ...

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Show me the dollars!

Unlike post graduate studies, it’s hard to get scholarships or other kinds of assistance from US universities if you pursue an undergrad education. So, is it something only rich kids should aim for? Students who’ve been down that road share their advice. Their experiences may help you decide. Green card holders have it easier I finished my 12th in India ...

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Undergrad studies in America

by Rishabh Khosla So you’re working feverishly towards completing your Twelfth Boards, your IB Exams, A-Levels – and now it’s time for you to look forward into the future and make that fateful decision: where do I go to college? Do you join the mad frenzy of marks and ranking obsession to get a good place in an Indian University, ...

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Funding Fundas

Looking to get finanial aid for your MS abroad? Jitendra Mohan tells you how to go about it – especially if you are not from IIT. Getting financial aid in a grad school in the US is a not a cake walk these days with funds drying up in most of the departments. So much so, that many professors prefer ...

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Forward the future…

Planning to study in the US? Sibin Mohan has some useful tips and fundaas to share – especially regarding funding. Three or four years spent towards working on that degree… maybe a year or two cracking away at that desk job… somewhere along the line, many of us feel the need to break away and want to learn more, see ...

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Self Study v/s Coaching Classes

Introduction A wise man once said: ” The GRE is not about how smart you are, it’s about how good you are at taking the GRE.” A standardized test by nature, the GRE only assesses certain basic skills. Currently, the exam is comprised of a verbal section, a quantitative section and an analytical essay writing section. Most test takers feel ...

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GMAT Over, Now What?

Answer 1 A typical program is 2 years long. However it can stretch up to 2.5 to 3 years depending on performance and course load. Answer 2 Don’t assume that. I have seen cases where someone secured admission in ten programs and did not get financial aid in even one. Never generalize an individual experience. Every case is different and ...

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Studying and Living in Chilly Canada

There’s a lot of disillusionment with the Indian education system. So what is the solution? The good ol’ US of A, right? But then there is always the risk that the consular officer thinks you look like a leper and rejects you or your dad will have to sell cattle to put you through. Anyway I would urge all you ...

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