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Over 80,000 participants in two days

Kathmandu
Over 80,000 participants in two days

Jul 26, 2014-The flow of visitors at the The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair 2014 more than doubled on Saturday in comparison to the footfall on the inaugural day.

Over 80,000 students turned up in the most acclaimed education fair in the country in just two-days. The number which was 25,000 on Friday reached to 55,000 on Saturday. According to the organisers, a majority of students visiting the fair were those waiting for their Plus-Two results and bachelor graduates.

The fair has a participation of over 100 domestic and international academic institutions providing a platform for students to get first-hand information about the educational institutions and destinations under a single roof. Along with renowned academic institutions from the country, the fair is also participated by over two dozens of colleges and universities from India, Bangladesh and Switzerland.

Similarly, a number of education consultancies which represent various universities from Australia, the US, the UK, Japan, China, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore have also participated in the event. “The number of visitors is much higher than other similar fairs and we are excited to see the response from students,” said Suman Shrestha, marketing manager at The British College.

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 probably the last fair of its kind in the current academic session, it could be the last opportunity for students to search their academic destinations under a single roof, the organisers said.

Visitors may also bring their old books and exchange them with those available in the fair. Along with career counseling, students will also get an opportunity to enjoy live concerts for two hours from 1:30pm onwards. Popular singers and bands perform on the daily basis.

Today's highlights

-    Address by Rato Bangla School Director Shanta Dixit and National Planning Commission Member Swornim Wagle on career building

-    Second hand books exchange

-    Live concert by Nirnaya Shrestha and DJ Girish

Published: 27-07-2014 08:57

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