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CUK holds webinars on ‘higher education opportunities’

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Ganderbal: School of Engineering & Technology (SoET), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Thursday organised a webinar on “Overview of the Higher Education Opportunities in the US” in collaboration with United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF).
Registrar, Prof. M. Afzal Zargar, who was the chief guest, emphasized on the importance of holding such sessions that enables students/ academia to anchor themselves in the right direction. He wished for continuous engagement with USIEF and ensured full support.
Dean, School of Engineering & Technology, Dr. M. Ahsan Chishti, focused on the importance of having prior knowledge of various processes that are to be completed in order to pursue education in the US and the importance of this webinar addressing those issues. He ensured that the SoET will further strengthen its relation with USIEF.
Advisor Education, USA, New Delhi, Ms. Rupali Verma provided in-depth details about the opportunities for the students in the US. She provided a comprehensive overview of the US admissions and application processes of various institutions and spoke about reasons to choose the US as a study destination. She also threw light on various financing alternatives and how to cut costs while choosing quality institutions. Ms. Rupali said Education USA has a worldwide network of more than 400 Advising Centers in 170 countries. There are eight Education USA Centers in India. Each year USIEF holds dozens of academic or professional workshops. Er. Afaq Alam Khan, Head, Department, proposed the vote of thanks.
Meanwhile, the Department of Students Welfare (DSW) also organised a webinar on “Awareness programme about the National/ International Scholarships and Academics Opportunity in UK”.
The event was organized for the students of the School of Business Studies. The objective was to apprise the participants how to attain the international scholarships for pursuing higher education in the UK. Moreover, the webinar intended to inform the students about academic opportunities available in the UK.
Dr. Malika Galib Shah, Asst Prof, O P Jindal University, who was the guest speaker, talked about various types of scholarships available for the students in the UK. She also informed the students about pursuing higher education in the UK. She also replied to the questions of the students.
Earlier, Dean DSW, Dr. Mehraj ud Din Shah, said that India is home to the largest higher education system in the world. “Despite having more than 1000 universities and 50,000 colleges a large number of students desire to pursue higher education outside India but many of them fail due to lack of Financial resources and Knowledge. It is in this background that the webinar was organized.”
The event proceedings were conducted by Dr. Ishrat Bashir, Dy Dir, DSW and vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Faizan Ashraf Mir, Dy Dir, DSW.

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