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Arjun Singh lays foundation stone of IIT Punjab 0 comments

Arjun Singh lays foundation stone of IIT PunjabRopar (Punjab): Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Arjun Singh, laid the foundation stone of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Ropar (Punjab) today.

On this occasion, the HRD Minister said, "IITs are our national pride and owe their existence to the scientific temper and disposition of our first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Making India the knowledge hub of the world was a cherished dream of Pt. Nehru."

The IIT at Ropar is part of the 8 new IITs that have been established in the country by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) during the XI Plan.

The Government of Punjab has offered 513 acres of land at Ropar, which is about 40 kms from Chandigarh and has excellent road and railway connectivity.

IIT Ropar is currently being mentored by IIT Delhi.

Three engineering disciplines have been started, namely Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the 2008-09 academic session.

The intake of students this year was about 40 in each of these disciplines. However, the classes from the ensuing academic session 2009-10 will be conducted from the temporary campus being setup at Women's Polytechnic, Ropar and as soon as the buildings of the campus are ready, the classes will be moved to the new campus.

"I am happy that Punjab is getting its due share. It has already got the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Mohali, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, Chandigarh and Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur", Arjun Singh said.

He also said, "The MHRD has decided, in this plan period, to have in the State, one Central University, one National University, assistance for setting up seven Polytechnics in those districts which currently do not have a Government Polytechnic and also assistance for establishing 13 degree colleges having GER lower than the national average."

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Disha- The Career Fair-2009 0 comments

Start Date : 2009, March 21
End Date : 2009, March 22
Venue : Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India

Event Profile :

Disha- The Career Fair-2009 is an ideal platform to showcase and promote services to the most prospective customers of Hyderabad. This exhibition will focus on latest trends of Educational and Training sector. This exhibition is about to open an array of business prospects and returns for you.
Organizer : Inspire Event Management Services

The 2000 spectator AIR COOLED multi-purpose stadium with a built up area of 6566.00 sq.m, Floor area of 1836 sq.m, and total area of 19200.00 sq.m (4.80 Acres), with world-class wooden flooring with temperature control and lighting as per international requirements makes the perfect venue for the big Events.

Visitor's Profile:

Education administrators, Representatives of government departments, Professional associations, Broadcasters, Journalists, Educational content providers, Job seekers are the target visitors.

Exhibitor's Profile:

Profile for exhibit includes Universities, Colleges, Executive and entrepreneurial, Education institutes, Vocational & professional education institutes, IT trainers, Recruitment consultants, Placement agencies, Management consultancies, Visa consultancies, Book Retailers and Book Distributors.

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Upcoming Event and Exhibition 0 comments

Great Indian Education fair

Start Date: 07-FEB-09 End Date: 08-FEB-09

Venue :Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) 60 New Ratchadapisek Road, Klongtoey
City :
Krung Thep
State :Bangkok,

Event Profile:
The Great Indian Education fair is one of the largest education events being organised by Afairs in Bangkok on 07-08 Feb 2009. This event is a unique attempt to connect education institutions in India and aspiring students based in Thailand.

Visitor's Profile:
Engineering Colleges / Medical Colleges / B-Schools, International Education Consultants, Foreign Universities & Colleges, E-Learning, Online Courses & related Portals, Educational Loans & Finance, Banks, Home Computers, Educational Software, Books are the target visitors.

Exhibitor's Profile:
Profile for exhibit includes Computers, IT Enabled Services, Advertising, Journalism, Business Management, Marketing & Sales, Foreign Languages, Hotel Management, Medical Science, Travel & Tourism, Fashion Designing, Engineering, Professional Course, Interior Designing, Law, Vocational Course, Jewellery Designing, Aviation & Marine, Preparatory Entrance Exam.

33, Dr. Sundari Mohan Avenue, 2nd Floor,,
Kolkata, India.
Tel: +(91)-(33)-22865770
Fax: +(91)-(33)-2286578


The Great Indian Education Fair

Start Date :

07-Feb-2009 End Date 08-Feb-2009
Venue :
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
Country Thailand

Event Profile
The Great Indian Education Fair (TGIEF 2009) is the single largest education exhibition in Thailand, which showcases the strengths of the complete Indian Education System. The finest Indian Universities, Colleges and Educational Institutions from all across India will be participating. The exhibition is being supported by TCEB - Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and ITCC - India Thai Chamber of Commerce. The Fair ensures productive interface between the participating Indian Universities & Colleges and the local Thai student-parent community seeking knowledge on various options available in the Indian education arena.

Visitor Profile

The targeted visitors at TGIEF 2009 are:
  • E-Learning
  • Online Courses & related Portals
  • Educational Loans & Finance Banks
  • Home Computers
  • Educational Software
  • Book Sellers
  • Engineering Colleges
  • Medical Colleges
  • B-Schools
  • International Education Consultants
  • Foreign Universities & Colleges
Exhibitor Profile

The targeted exhibitors at TGIEF 2009 are from following sectors:
  • Medical Science
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Fashion Designing
  • Engineering
  • Professional Course
  • Interior Designing
  • Law
  • Vocational Course
  • Aviation & Marine
  • Preparatory Entrance Exam
  • Computers
  • IT Enabled Services
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Business Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Foreign Languages
  • Hotel Management
Afairs Exhibitions & Media Pvt. Ltd., India

Education Fair-Korea

Start Date
End Date

Venue:COEX Korea Exhibition Center
World Trade Center Samseong-dong, Gangnam-guSeoul,
City :Seoul
State :Seoul-T'Ukpyolsi

Event Profile:

Education Fair-Korea has been designed to connect proactive domestic, regional and international educational institutions and training and awarding bodies with undergraduate and postgraduate students.


CONCURRENT EVENT: Students' Architecture models : Future School Environment, Symposium related Education Environment & e-learning, F1 Team in Schools Korea.

Visitor's Profile:

It is an exhibition that attracts School: Kindergarten, Primary/Secondary School, College, University, Public Institution, Public Office, Public Administration, Industrial Company, Manufacturers, Teaching and Learning Materials Traders, Wholesalers, Retailers & Distributors, Service Provider, Educational Service, Catering, Private Institute, Parents.

Exhibitor's Profile:

Profile for exhibit include Information and Communication Technologies, Software, Computer Hardware, E-learning, Multimedia, Language lab systems, Audio-visual teaching systems, Cyber Computer Board, Printed & Published Products, Reference books & dictionaries, Educational Game, Musical instrument, Basic Scientific Instrument, Device for Chemical Laboratory, School & computer furniture, Stationery & office supplies, Printer, Scanner, Copy machine, Binding machine.


Exporum, Inc.
4 F, Baekshin Building151-2, Samsung Dong,,
Seoul, Korea.
Tel: +(82)-(2)-20513322
Fax: +(82)-(2)-20513326


International Education Fair-Kazakhstan


Event Profile:

International Education Fair-Kazakhstan is Kazakhstan's leading trade fair for education & training. It is organised by World Educate Business Association (WEBA). It aims to be a mediator in offering and seeking educational services and related activities. Universities, Colleges, Institutes, will be trageting People seeking for education opportunities, those searching for right courses, who need special training with special time requirements.

Visitor's Profile:

Visitor profile includes- People seeking for education opportunities, those searching for right courses, who need special training with special time requirements, educational institutes seeking for cooperation with foreign education institution, Professionals working for international educational exchanges, University and college graduates seeking higher study opportunities abroad.

Exhibitor's Profile:

Profile for exhibit includes- Universities, Colleges, Institutes, Polytechnics, Computer Schools, Business Schools, Technical institutes, Management training centers, Medical Schools, Tertiary institutions, Hotel Management institutes, Schools of fine arts, Language centers, Aviation Schools, Professional examination bodies, Distance Learning institutes, Career guidance centers, Student publications, International Schools.


World Educate Business Association (WEBA)
CP: 1554,
Locarno, Swaziland.
Tel: +(41)-(91)-7301734
Fax: +(41)-(91)-7511505

Talk on 'Global Restructuring of Industries' held in Goa Institute of Management (GIM) 0 comments

Goa Institute of Management (GIM), one of the premier B-Schools of India presently ranked among the top 20 management schools in the country recently initiated an ambitious project which will involve celebrated global management thinkers.

As part of this initiative Dr.C.K Prahalad, who is often referred as one of the foremost business thinkers of our time, delivered a talk on the theme ‘Global Restructuring of Industries'.

Is there an India Advantage?’ at the National Institute of Oceanography auditorium, Goa. The event was hosted by the Goa Institute of Management (GIM).

There is a significant restructuring of industries, be it the financial services, automation, pharmaceuticals, publishing or entertainment.

Part of it is caused by the current financial crisis but the trends are as much driven by long term and enduring changes in technology, consumer expectations and globalization.

Does the Indian industry have the unique opportunity to reposition itself in this process of global change? What are the advantages that the Indian industry can leverage? How will this transform emerging Indian multinationals and what impact will it have on western multinationals? Management Guru Dr. C.K Prahalad threw light on some of the aspects during the hour long lecture.

Top notch industrialists, the corporate community, bureaucrats and students attended the prestigious event.

Said, Dr.C.K Prahalad, during his talk “India has a clear advantage over other countries and can actively shape emerging world order through its economic strength, technological vitality and moral leadership.”

Rather than take an introspective look at what the country has achieved at 60 years of independence, Dr C.K Prahalad urged people to imagine an ‘India at 75’ and work diligently to wards it.

By the year 2022 India can emerge as a leader in industry and commerce, if it is able to capitalize on its advantages. Elaborating on a successful business model for the country, he explains that the ideal circumstance for a successful entrepreneurial venture is one which is “low on resources and high on aspirations”.India needs to find that balance by investing in its people and raising aspirations.

A Paul and Ruth Mc Cracken Distinguished University Professor at the Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan, Dr. C.K Prahalad is a professor, researcher, speaker, author and prominent consultant who specializes in corporate strategy for large diversified, multinational corporations.

Dr.Prahalad is more than an academic, he is one of the foremost business thinkers of our times. A prominent figure, Dr.Prahalad has consulted with some of the world's foremost companies, such as Ahlstrom, AT&T, Cargill, Citicorp, Eastman Chemical, Kodak, Oracle, Philips, Quantum, Revlon, Steelcase, and Unilever.

In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of NCR Corporation, Hindustan Lever Limited and the World Resources Institute.

Says Mr. Alan D’Souza, Director, GIM of the association, “As part of our value system at GIM, we emphasis on providing a good quality education to our students.

We encourage students to view an MBA degree/diploma not merely as a passport to a well paid job, but as a first step towards a good future career.

Remuneration should come as a byproduct of value delivered. Im sure our association with committed individuals such as Dr. C.K Prahalad will add value to the institute”.

Alan D’Souza who has taken over as Director of GIM early this year is one of the Founders of the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) and has been instrumental in setting up MICORE, at Ahmedabad, the first Institute of its kind, dedicated to Communications Research.

GIM is making constant efforts towards strengthening the institutes core competencies. In addition, the B-school is working towards creating an excellent research culture, developing international collaborations with recognized management schools across the world, guest lectures from leading management gurus and strengthening the existing team of core and visiting faculty, among others areas.

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British Council to organize Education Exhibition from Feb 11 0 comments

Chennai:A two day education exhibition will be organized by the British Council from February 11, here in Chennai .

Over 100 representatives from 58 UK-based institutions offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are likely to participate in the education exhibition.

Interactive sessions and seminars on admission procedure and requirements for studying in the U.K, will be organized during the exhibition.

Seminars will also be organized on a range of topics, including biotechnology, business, management, postgraduate course, IELTS, post-study employment opportunities and student visas.

Students can login to to get details about the list of participating institutions and the seminar details. They could register online for the event. Spot registration will also be permitted. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Education UK Exhibition February 2009 0 comments

If you are considering an education in the UK, one of the first steps you should take is to visit an Education UK exhibition. It brings to you the entire spectrum of courses on offer as well as the opportunity to talk to academics and representatives of different UK institutions.
The forthcoming Education UK Exhibition will be held in February 2009 in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad,New Delhi and Pune.
Over a hundred representatives from more than sixty UK institutions visit India for these exhibitions. Education UK exhibitions bring you face to face with representatives from schools, colleges and universities who can tell you about their courses, admission requirements, facilities and services.
City Date and Time Venue
Bangalore 5 & 6 February 2009
02:00PM - 07:00PM
Taj Residency
41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Bangalore 560 001
Hyderabad 8 & 9 February 2009
02:00PM - 07:00PM
Taj Krishna,
Road No. 1,Banjara Hills
Hyderabad - 500 034
Chennai 11 & 12 February 2009
02:00PM - 07:00PM
Taj Coromandel
37, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Nungambakkam,Chennai - 600 034
New Delhi 14 & 15 February 2009
01:00PM - 06:00PM
British Council
17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
Delhi 110001
Pune 17 & 18 February 2009
2:00 PM - 07:00PM
Le Meridien
RBM Road
Pune 411 001