GUWAHATI, May 13 - With focus on bringing the best
of the institutes with impeccable credentials under one roof for the
students, 'The Assam Tribune Edufair, 2013', the popular educational
event of the region got under way today at TRP Indoor Stadium in Nehru
Stadium complex here.
Featuring a range of courses from the fields of management, technical education, vocational courses et al, the Edufair has been a pathfinder for the students of North East seeking information about various courses they want to pursue and also about the institutions offering such courses in different parts of the country.
The two-day event, in which more than 50 educational institutions are participating, would conclude on May 14.
"Over the years, we have gained a lot of experience of bringing best of the institutes to the Edufair and the response of students and the institutions has encouraged us to carry on. But, every year we also face challenges in the form of students' changing requirements and confirming the authenticity of the institutions," said Indrajit Das, director of Impact Media, joint organizers of the event.
"We have laid stress on screening the institutions thoroughly before allowing them to participate, so that the students do not fall prey to the marketing gimmicks of inefficient institutions," he added.
Offering more than 150 courses through its four campuses in Agra, Mathura and Greater Noida, Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI) is participating for the fourth time in the Edufair. "Every year, we get a good number of NE students in our institutes as most of such students now prefer higher studies and placement in metro cities. With good communication skill, the Northeastern students are doing well in their education as well as jobs," senior executive of SGI Ashish Tripathi said.
On choosing a right institute amid a host of schools and colleges, Debarati Majumder of United World School of Business suggested checking the recognition/affiliation and history of the institute and the panel of full-time faculties of the institute. "Going with a brand is usually the assurance of quality. We have AICTE and UGC approvals and our Ahmedabad and Kolkata campuses attract good number of NE students," she added.
The management and media institutes among others were seen abuzz with students enquiring about the courses, fees, accommodation facilities etc. "I want to pursue higher education in management and hence was searching and comparing between the institutes offering such courses in North East as well as in other States," said Ruchika Dey, a student.
First-time participants The One School, Goa, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Bihar and others, appreciated the efforts of the organizers in proving them a good interacting opportunity to know the pulse of the students. Many local institutes have also put up their stalls in the fair.
Courtesy: by VOA Team.