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Stage set for Kathmandu Post Career Edufair
- Over 150 colleges, universities and educational consultancies from Nepal and abroad participating in the three-day event
Organisers: Students can get scholarships from the Lord Buddha Education Foundation, Sharada University, Quest College, IHMS College and Reva universities
Jul 22, 2016- The stage is set for The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair that kicks off in the Capital on Friday.
The three-day event to be held in the Bhrikutimandap-based Exhibition Hall will feature over 150 domestic and international academic institutions. The colleges, universities and educational consultancies from Nepal and abroad are showcasing their services from 130 stalls and 13 pavilions. The fair, which is a calendar programme of the Kantipur Media Group, has been held regularly since 2012 except for 2015 when it was disrupted by the devastating earthquake.
The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair has been the most preferred education exposition among students so far. The three-day event received over 100,000 footfalls in 2014.
Mahesh Swar, assistant general manager at the Kantipur Publications, said the event is the first of its kind as it brings together both domestic and foreign colleges for students to choose from.
The fourth edition will be managed by Array International. Supported by various domestic colleges and consultancies, it aims to draw around 100,000 visitors in three days. The gala event will be inaugurated by Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi amid a programme on Friday.
Organisers say teams from the universities will provide overall information to visitors about their courses at the event. “Our main objective is to give right information to students on various colleges under the same roof. We want to be a bridge between foreign universities and Nepali students this time,” said Pankaj Jalan, director of the Lord Buddha Education Foundation. Apart from regular events, three seminars would be organised every day where distinguished personalities and celebrities will interact with visitors.
Students can get first-hand information about the colleges, courses and expenses on top of career counselling. Besides, the gala will also witness three seminars conducted by distinguished personalities. Another attraction of the festival is motivational speeches delivered at 11am and 1pm every day.
Organisers said the event is more focused on finding career opportunities for students rather than just providing information about academic institutions in and outside the country.
Students visiting the fair can also get scholarships from the Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF), Sharada University, Quest College, IHMS College and Reva universities, the organisers said. There are also gift hampers for lucky winners.
The LBEF is the title sponsor of the event with Herald College as the main sponsor. It has also been sponsored by IST College and supported by the Association of Pokhara University Affiliated Colleges, Nepal.
- Free entry
- Motivational speech
- Career counseling
- Attractive door prizes
- Scholarship scheme
‘Forum for fresh students’
The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair begins at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu on Friday. The Post caught up with Pankaj Jalan, director at the Lord Buddha Education Foundation—the title main sponsor of the event—to talk about the objectives of the three-day fair. Excerpts:
What is the objective of this event?
Our main objective is to give right information to students about several colleges under one roof. We want to be a bridge between foreign universities and Nepali students. As many universities from abroad are participating, students can choose the right college and subject of their interest by visiting this fair. We are going to make this fair a forum for fresh students to gather information about any course they wish to pursue.
What is your expectation from this fair? Do you think the participation will be wide?
We want to ensure maximum participation of students and their parents in the fair. This event mainly targets +2 graduates who want to go to some of the best foreign and domestic universities.
How is this education fair going to be different from others that are routinely organised in Kathmandu?
We feel that we are better prepared with our experience of managing the last three fairs. As I already said, this fair is going to be a platform for students to compare colleges, their fees and curricula. This time around, we have set up the Gyandeep Scholarship for students based on their +2 score. Students will be given up to 100 percent scholarship.
Published: 22-07-2016 11:37