The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair concludes
Jul 27, 2014-The third mega education fair organised by the Kantipur Media Group concluded with an overwhelming presence of students and parents on Sunday.
A total of 112,000 people visited the three-day The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair 2014 held at the Exhibition Hall in Bhrikutimandap. The footfall which was 25,000 in the inaugural day on Friday increased to 55,000 on the next day while the number stood at 32,000 on Sunday. According to the organisers, the number of participants was well beyond what they had expected.
Students aspiring to pursue undergraduate level courses dominated the mass during the fair. The fair featured over 100 domestic and international academic students providing a platform for students to get first-hand information about academic institutions a single roof. Along with renowned academic institutions from the country, the fair also had a representation of over two dozen colleges and universities from India, Bangladesh and Switzerland. A significant number of education consultancies representing the various universities from counties, including Australia, the US, Japan and the UK, also participated in the event.
Perceived as the most acclaimed education fair in the country, the event was more focused on finding career opportunities for students rather than just providing information about academic institutions in and outside the country. Apart from regular counseling, Rato Bangla School Director Shanta Dixit and National Planning Commission Member Swarnim Wagle delivered motivational speech on furthering career on Sunday. Dixit, who has working in the academic sector for over two decades, asked the participating students to listen to their hearts and not to get carried away while selecting their career options. Similarly, Wagle, a Harvard graduate, suggested the audience to study voraciously and write prolifically. “Individual talent and calibre matters more than where you study,” he said adding, “There is nothing to worry about even if you don’t enrol at world-ranked colleges. The most important thing is to find subject of your interest and pursue it with a passion.”
The visitors at the fair also had an opportunity to enjoy live concerts by popular singers like Sugam Pokhrel, Astha Raut, Mt 8848 for two hours from 1:30pm onwards every day.
Vice-principal, Xavier International College
Most students visiting our stall wanted to pursue higher education in the country. Their concern was the affiliation and had trust in courses with affiliation from Tribhuvan University. As we have been running BSc in Environment Science and Micro-Biology, Bachelor’s in Social Work, Bachelor’s in Arts and Bachelor’s in Business Studies with TU affiliation, they are potential students for us.
The British College
We have been the part of this fair from the beginning of our college three years ago. What I have experienced in these years is that students trust the fair organised by the Kantipur Publications compared to any other similar events. Over half of the visitors who came to our stall are the potential students for us and their motive was to inquire about courses offered by our college.
Bhoj Raj Pokhrel
Managing Director, Merryland College, Biratnagar
Our motive is to show that colleges from the mofussil can compete with any institutions in the country. We want to assure that students from the eastern region don’t need to come to Kathmandu. Our college has started BBA with affiliation from University of Wolverhampton, UK, this year. We are able to return 40 students to Biratnagar from here, which is the greatest achievement of the fair.
Published: 28-07-2014 09:01