TKP Career Edufair starts Friday

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
TKP Career Edufair starts Friday

Jul 22, 2014-

The Kantipur Publications is organising the third iteration of its annual career fair at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu starting Friday.

‘The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair 2014’ is a three-day mega event that will feature over 100 academic institutions from Nepal and abroad under one roof and provide visitors with an opportunity to gather first-hand information from the concerned representatives on the participating colleges and universities.

Along with the country’s renowned academic institutions, the fair will feature over two dozen colleges and universities from India, Bangladesh and Switzerland. Similarly, there will also be the participation of education consultancies which represent various universities from Australia, the USA, the UK, Japan, China, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore.

From the very first career fair held in 2012, The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair has seen the most footfalls compared to any others such events that are held round the year. The fair saw around 100,000 participants last year and the organisers said the number of visitors will increase this year. According to Akhilesh Upadhyay, editor-in-chief of The Kathmandu Post, the fair has gotten place in the annual calendar of the Publications and unlike other, it will continue in a more comprehensive manner every year. “The fair has become a good platform to bring exhibitors and students together,” he said, adding that students will get the best counseling possible for furthering their academic careers.

Mahesh Swar, assistant general manager at the Publications, said the event is more focused on finding career opportunities for students rather than just giving information about academic institutions in and outside the country. Being the last fair of its kind in the current academic session, it could be a last opportunity for students to search their academic destinations under a single roof, the organisers said. Students who are waiting for their Plus-Two level results are the main target group of the fair.

The fair will continue from 11 in the morning to 6 in the evening, according to the organisers.

Besides the course and career counseling, interested students can also get first-hand information on the US visa system from officials at the Visa Section of the US embassy in Kathmandu from 12 noon to 1pm every day during the fair. Similarly, a special seminar on UK education will be held by the representatives of the British Council on Saturday.

In addition, renowned personalities like Shanta Dixit and Swornim Wagle will address students on career building at the fair. Dixit is the director at Rato Bangla School with around two decades of experience in the academic sector while Wagle, a Harvard graduate, is a member of the National Planning Commission.

The organisers have also made an arrangement for the exchange of second-hand books. One can come with their old books and get exchanged them with those available at the fair. Likewise, visitors will also get an opportunity to enjoy live concerts by various popular singers and bands, including Sugam Pokhrel, Aastha Rawal, Yama Budha and Mt 8848 for two hours every day from 1pm onwards.

Event highlights

-    Free entry

-    Opportunity to get information about over 100 domestic and foreign academic institutions

-    Guest speakers: Rato Bangla School Director Shanta Dixit, National Planning Commission member Swornim Wagle and British Council representatives

-    Daily briefings by US visa consulars

-    Second-hand books exchange

-    Live concerts

Date:    July 25, 26 and 27

Time:     11am to 6pm

Venue:     Brikutimandap

Published: 23-07-2014 08:49

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