As the very name indicates, Student Exchange Program is intended to exchange students and this exchange takes place between different universities within the country or with universities located abroad. Normally, students studying in secondary school or in degree colleges with proven academic excellence will be selected for this exchange program. At the same time, although the term implies exchange of students from one university to another, in practice there may not be such exchange on one to one basis. This is because in some cases, the host university may not find a suitable student for the exchange. Normally, the exchange of student will be for a particular period of time and in some cases it may be for longer duration like one to two years.
The Student Exchange Program has many advantages. As you know when the student goes to another university he has to work altogether under a different environment. This is particularly true when he goes to universities abroad. He finds himself in the midst of a different culture and customs that are alien to him. He may not be familiar with the local language and therefore a need arises for him to learn the local language. It is a different experience for the student. In this process, the student learns the lesson on ‘how to rise to the occasion’.
As per the terms of exchange program, the student will have to find a host family who can take care of him during his stay in the country. In fact, this by itself could be a thrilling experience to the student as well as to the host family. Both the host and the student are new to each other and yet they live together as members of a family. Normally under the exchange program, the student will have to meet his airfare, board and lodging expenses. Even if the host takes care of your boarding and lodging, the student will have to bear the tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses. Although such expenses may not cost heavy financial burden, yet there are agencies which provide financial support to meet these expenses. Even the government will support the expenses to some extent. From the academic point of view, the exchange program has many advantages. One of the greatest advantages being, it gives abundant opportunity to the student to exchange his academic knowledge with his classmates This process of exchange of knowledge benefits the student to a very large extent. As experts say, this exchange of knowledge would pave the way for the students to get in-depth knowledge of the subject. When the student comes back after completion of his term under the exchange program, he feels elated to mention in his resume that he was selected for the exchange program. In fact, with that he would certainly be one of the most favored candidates for placement. In addition to these benefits, as some observers say the exchange program helps to build the bondage of friendship between the participating countries. As a candidate under the Student Exchange Program, the student will be the proud ambassador for such bondage of friendship!
Deciding what profession to take up? Want to know which profession would pay you well? Every one wants a job which is money making and profitable! Today there are various government as well as private companies and organizations which pay high salaries to the deserving candidates. Following is a list of such fields !
Management Professionals: With the onset of various MNC’s in India the demand for the management professionals has increased to a great extent. Candidates with a degree in management such as MBA or PGDM are usually paid 7-15 Lakhs per year as the starting salary. The total package may vary depending upon the college from which one pursues the course. Candidates passing from ‘A’ rated institute are always paid high. To cut it short better the institute higher is the package.
Charted Accountants: These days companies require CA’s to maintain their financial accounts and to generate annual financial reports. Big as well as small business companies need CA’s to maintain their book of accounts. The starting salaries may range between 3.5-4 lakh per annum but this field has a large scope in the government sector and for private consultations.
Engineers: An engineer is a person upon whom the future of the whole nation depends. It can also be said that engineers are the builders of a nation. Let it be Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Mechanical or Software engineers have always been in demand. Companies across the globe hire engineers and are willing to pay high to attract bright students. Engineers with a degree in management are also in huge demand these days
Medical Professionals: These days medical professionals are not only in huge demand but they earn well too by engaging in the private consultations, Surgeries and more. The salaries range from 4 lakhs to 6.5 lakhs per year and it gets increased if one is a specialized surgeon. Medical Professionals include Nurses , physiotherapist , Dentists , gynecologists etc. and their demands have increased due to the privatization of the medical sector in India . The Organizations are willing to pay huge to the most apt candidates.
Law Professionals: Globalization has led to the progress of the country in many ways and with the settling up of MNC’s in India the requirements for people who know laws and have the understanding of laws in a country have increased tremendously. Lawyers can earn lakhs to crores from a single case but this depends on the knowledge and understanding one has of the Legal Matters
Aviation Professionals : The Aviation sector has seen a huge boost in the past few years . Salaries of a Jumbo or Regular Pilots may range between 8-10 lakhs per annum. The Aviation companies need Stewards, Air Hostesses , Ground staff etc. to cater the needs of the people flying from one place to another and also for their comfort and healthy experience . These days Aviation companies pay huge amounts to Air hostesses and stewards as well .
Psychologists & Counselors: The increased competition and the tensions associated often stress people out which take toll on one’s health .The need for the psychologists and counselors are increased as there are many concerns in one’s life these days , Such as Job losses and other events taking place in one’s life . One may seek a counselor to aid their addiction, for career counseling , in the initial years of marriage . Counselors’ are also appointed by the various educational institutes to guide students on career.
Hospitality Industry: India has been a tourist spot for years and we are progressing further in this field and to attract more tourists or to emerge in the list of top tourist places of the world we need more trained professionals and this has increased the demand of people who have a degree in hospitality .
Retail Sector: These days we can see the malls and shopping complexes coming up on the every second street of the country and with developments in this sector the demands and salaries have both increased in this sector. And it is estimated that 2 million people would be employed by this sector in the coming future.
Teachers: Bright and Brilliant teachers are always in the demands at every level of education be it elementary school or college. The coming up of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan or Education for all movement has increased the number of vacancies for teachers and also the salaries to attract more people to this job.
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Visa Relief To Tri Valley University’s Students In US
Responding to India’s strong reaction to how US authorities have been treating Indian students enrolled at the ‘sham’ Tri-Valley University in California, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hinted that it would reinstate the visas of victimized Indian students through the I-539 form. I-539 form is used by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to extend the visas and change immigration status of foreign nationals visiting the US. However, the request for visa extension or change of immigration status will only be considered on a case by case basis.
B-schools Plan Legal Action To Seek Reprieve From New AICTE guidelines
Over 200 management institutes across India are in discussions to approach the Delhi or Bombay High Court as a consortium and seek reprieve from recent guidelines issued by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Among other things, AICTE had asked for common entrance tests for all PGDM programmes across the institutes, not to start admission process before March 31 in any academic year, and the institutes to seek approval of their course from their state panel.
Post-Study Employment Curbs In The UK Can Hit Number Of Indian Students Going There For MBA
In the wake of growing unemployment in Britain, the UK government abolished the visa that allowed Indian and non-EU students to work in the UK for two years after the completion of their courses. However, the London-based Association of MBAs holds a view that the move will hit the number of international students from India and elsewhere enrolling for MBA in the country. India and China are the biggest markets for international students for the UK and restricting their access to jobs market after studies can threaten future viability of the business education industry. MBA courses have high fees and international students are a good source of income for UK universities struggling for funding.
US Varsities Assessing Asian Aspirants Holistically; Reducing Focus on Test Scores
US universities are now judging higher education aspirants from India and Asia more holistically and trying to reduce their dependence on entrance test scores such as SAT, GMAT and GRE. They are also taking exceptional credentials of the student, their professional experience, insightful essays, social work and industry contacts into account while accepting students into their academic programmes.
CBSE To Offer Courses In Media, Films, Geospatial Studies, And Hospitality
After the huge success of introducing vocational courses during the last session, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to introduce courses in media, films, geospatial studies and food & beverages in 11,000 schools in India and abroad affiliated to it. The courses will be introduced in class XI from the academic session 2010-11 on pilot basis.
India Needs Regulatory Mechanism For Education Agents Working For Foreign Universities
Fake Indian education agents, working for lesser-known foreign universities, are to blame for students falling victim to fake universities like Tri-Valley University (TVU) in the US. If the Indian students had sought admissions through proper channels, they could have avoided being caught up in the visa and immigration scam at TVU, experts say. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs will introduce a new bill in the coming session of Parliament that will make it mandatory for all education agents to register with the government.
Samsung Launches IT And Mobility Solutions For Educational Institutes In India
Samsung India Electronics has come up with some novel display solutions and customized applications for the education segment. The Smart Classroom offers large displays for showcasing digital content in the classroom; the Smart Teacher will be used to maintain course curriculum, plan attendance, and access an institute’s intranet for content; the Smart Student offers access to course syllabi and digital content over intranet; and the Smart School solution for professional course students, which includes notebooks and thin clients.
London Metropolitan University Professor Advocates Friendly Relations Between India And China
Prof. Mark Bickerton from London Metropolitan University suggested that India should improve its relationships with neighbouring countries, especially with China, in mutual interest of both the Asian Countries that are rapidly growing into powerful nations. He was speaking as a guest lecturer at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Noida on the topic ‘Is 21st century Asian?’.
Students Suspended For Defaulting On Attendance Go On Rampage
MVLU College and Chinai College of Commerce, Andheri in Mumbai suspended about 320 students for defaulting on attendance. National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Yuva Sena and MNS students’ wing are protesting against the move that has turned violent. The identity cards of these students have been confiscated and the hall tickets of 45 final year students have been withheld by the college authorities. Without the hall tickets, these students will not be able to appear for their exams that are to be held on February 14, and February 24.
Health Ministry To Open New Medical Colleges In India
The Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on Friday that the Indian government will soon introduce 4,000 seats in medical colleges already run by the government as well as open new colleges to give an impetus to medical education in India. The ministry will also open 269 new nursing colleges to strengthen the paramedical structure in the country.
IIM-A Planning To Launch Academic Programmes In Dubai Or Singapore By 2013
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is looking to rent campuses in Dubai or Singapore or both, by 2013. Earlier, the institute had been hesitant to set up a campus abroad because of the shortage of faculty. IIM Bangalore (IIM-B), first of the IIMs to conceive of an international footprint in Singapore six years ago, said that it is still figuring out the demand for its MBA programmes internationally.
Gujarat Technological University (GTU) Is All Set To Overhaul Education System In Its Polytechnics
Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has made it mandatory for all its 86 polytechnic colleges to teach for at least 90 days in a semester, as per UGC guidelines; and use the ‘case study method’ that would initiate interaction and discussions between students. GTU will keep track of academic sessions in each of its diploma colleges through a monthly report system.
Persistent hostel problems and ongoing strikes and protests by hostel inmates against hostel reforms imposed by the newly appointed warden have forced the Bangalore University to take a tough stand. The university syndicate has decided to end the matter by handing over its 11 hostels to the state Department of Social Welfare. The wardens appointed by the varsity will be withdrawn and the social welfare department’s staff will soon take over.
According to the Open Doors 2010 Survey published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), there has been a whopping rise of 30% in Chinese students in the United States while there has been just a 2% rise in Indians studying there. Thus, China has replaced India as the leading place of origin for international student population in the US. By far, the United States is the leading destination for study abroad students from India with nearly 105,000 Indian students enrolled in higher studies. It is followed by the UK, which hosts 36,000 Indian students; and Australia, which hosts about 21,000 Indian students.
In a historic decision, the state cabinet has decided to declare the University of Mysore and Karnatak University (Dharwad) as the Innovative and Restructured Universities under the new legislation Karnataka State Universities Bill, 2010. The universities will now have a new form of governance with more autonomy for Academia and Administration, flexi working hours and research project for all faculty members, more freedom to students to switch their subjects within certain limitations, twinning programs with Indian and foreign universities, and induction programs with free classes on soft skills.
Presidents of 15 Canadian universities are on a mission to impress Indian Students. Every year almost 150,000 students go abroad for higher education and out of them 3000 visit Canada for higher education. Foreign students are contributing a big chunk in the economy, so Canadian universities are looking for more students from India. The Canadian education mission will travel to Pune and Delhi for meetings with educational institutions, the private sector and administrators to discuss new possibilities and avenues of education.