Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu:

The concept of pursuing higher education in any country rather than one’s own land has gained popularity in the past few years with the burgeoning of institutions to provide career counselling for further studies abroad though only a very few of them have been able to maintain the quality and standard of promoting universities and colleges for further studies. The huge crowd of students clustering at BICC on Saturday was an obvious example of the enthusiasm of youngsters wanting to study abroad. Widespread career opportunities were also highlighted at Nepal International Education Expo 2005. USA, UK, Australia, India and Singapore represented 25 schools and universities at the show.

The added attraction of the fair was various talks by representatives of universities. Chetan Thapa, relationship manager, Bank of Kathmandu talked about education loan schemes where as seminars were held where N M Sudhir talked on US education, P Bishwas talked about UK education and Singapore education was discussed by Philip Chen Wei Feng. An all-informative education fair — Nepal International Education Expo 2005 was organised by Career Search Pvt Ltd with The British Council and supported by ITNTI, Saginaw Valley State University, Campbellsville University, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examination

Board. Representing universities of US, N M Sudhir, chief executive, Automatic Services Private Limited informed that they were providing students with 50-70 per cent scholarships. Emphasising the speciality of their courses available he said, “We have courses ranging from journalism to music, and we also have interior designing and hospitality management.” The two-day education fair will end on Sunday, March 13.