Workshop for the students on ‘Study Abroad’

On 9th October, 2018, the Office of Director Academics and Students’ Welfare had organized a workshop for the students of VIPS, who had an interest in knowing about or a desire to study aboard. The resource person was Mr. Pawan Solanki, from Global Reach (which is one of the few most comprehensive study-abroad consultancies in India). It is a twenty eight year old organization, having a direct partnership with more than 450 Universities and institutions from more than 14 countries.
The workshop was attended by 165 students, from VSLLS, VSIT, VSBS and VSJMC. They were briefed about the various tests such as GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/SAT/IELTS. Qualifying aggregate percentage, number of years required to pursue graduation/post-graduation, idea of inbuilt internship, significance of extracurricular activities and such related issues were discussed and so was the issue pertaining to scholarships and other financial aids, addressed. Distinction between ‘University’ and ‘College’ was conveyed, student visas and work permits were also discussed. Importance of indigenous language for immigration purposes was highlighted and focus was thrown on the relevance of Statement of Purpose (SOP).
After an hour long comprehensive presentation, questions from the students were entertained and links to free Psychometric test was shared.
Following faculty members graciously took out time to attend the workshop: Prof .(Dr.) Supriya Madaan, Ms. Cosmena, Dr. Meetu Chopra, Dr. Chetna Bhatia, Mr. Abhinav Singh, Mr. Arsh and Ms. Sonia Mann
Such exercises have a primary objective to streamline student education in a cohesive and coherent manner.