Russia Calling: A World Of Opportunities Waiting For Indian Students

This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of opportunity and students simply can’t afford to miss this. The Russian Education Fair just ended in the city of Kolkata and there were some major takeaways from the event. The contemporary world presents many challenges and Russian education handles them perfectly. A total of thirteen Russian Government institutions participated in this fair which was held on 12th May, 2016 at the Russian Centre for Science & Culture, Kolkata. The top Medical and Engineering universities of Russia interacted with the students and they got a clear idea about the higher education scenario of the country.

Why Education Fairs are important?

The approach of marketing has changed quite a lot in the recent past and customers are tired of targeted messages. Exhibitions handle this issue differently as customers attend the event with a much more relaxed mindset. Educational institutions have increased in number and the competition in student enrollment is huge. Education fairs have become extremely important for both students and teachers. Volgograd State Medical University, Tver State Medical University, Northern State Medical University, Moscow Aviation Institute and several other renowned universities participated in this fair and they provided both UG and PG Programmes in medicine, engineering, sports management, aviation, aerospace and other disciplines.

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Highlights, Takeaways, and Insights from Russian Education Fair 2016

Higher education is much cheaper in Russia and this is the perfect chance for Indian students to expand their career. The fair provided an overview of educational programmes in Russia and it was jointly organized by RUS EDUCATION & RUSSSIAN CENTRE FOR SCIENCE & CULTURE. Some aspiring students received admission counseling and there was a provision of spot admission as well. Students have been going in Russian for over 54 years and eligible candidates are rewarded with scholarship seats which includes free tuition and accommodation. From arts and science to engineering and medical, over 5000 Indian students are currently studying in the country. The number is increasing each year and in the last four years it has gone up significantly.

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Details about the Fee Structure

In Russian Universities, there are no pre-qualifying exams like CET, IELTS, etc., but students must have at least 50% marks in core subjects/ degrees. For SC/ST and OBC students, the minimum percentage is 40%. The academic year which starts from 1st September, 2016 will have two semesters excluding the annual holidays during July and August. For Medical students the average fees is around 9-25 lakhs for a 6 years course. After including the accommodation costs and other expenses, it can go up to 15-30 lakhs. For engineering students it is 1.8 lakhs-8 lakhs.

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Great Enthusiasm at DBS, Liluah: Mozilla Showed the Way

Super Saturday!!! And the Indus Blogging Community made a kick-start in association with Mozilla Firefox. Let the honeymoon continue….reports Subhasis Chatterjee 

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The atmosphere became electrifying when sixty three dazzling faces brimming with confidence and extreme inquisitiveness flocked in front of me on a Saturday morning (7th Nov, 2015), at Don Bosco School, Liluah, for the event “Firefox Download: The IndUS way.” The very body language and the attitude of the XI Science students were so inspiring that it instantly spurred me to be more proactive to match their spirit.

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A student’s life is full of experiences, some of which not only enlighten them but also prove to be a beautiful opportunity for students to interact and be a part of something new and enriching. The best experiences are the one’s that remain in their minds etched forever. Those experiences give the students a sense of immense pleasure whenever they think about it. It is these experiences that help them in their future. “Firefox Download: The IndUS way” was one such opportunity for the young minds where they did learn different nuances of blogging backed up by some amazing technology knowledge sharing platform from Mozilla Firefox. 

The Introduction

It all started with the wonderful inaugural speech by the Principal, Father Sunit Kiro, followed by a small introduction of the event by their computer teacher, Mr. Suman Roy. Then I took over and started explaining how ‘IndUS’ was born and what its mission is, its long term plan and where exactly we intend to culminate.

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In India, many stereotype career options coexist where you can be successful only if you are a doctor or an engineer, but we tried to prove otherwise in an awesome way. Our aim delves deep in enthusing them about content writing, blogging, e-book writing and lot of creative activities. We strive to make them understand that this is a wonder world, which is no less than the conventional professions like medical or engineering. We analysed the importance of blogging and the IndUS projects. We went on to share the blueprint on how IndUS will help the students to shape up their careers if they want to take up content writing or blogging as their career options. No sooner did I start speaking, than I found the students hooked on to this interesting and rather new topic. The computer lab suddenly became a multiplex and I could see the enthralling crowd glued to my words with all ears.

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The Mozilla Co-Relation

The next phase was planned to demonstrate Mozilla’s tremendous mission and activities to bolster the knowledge of the participating students. We emphasized on the how Mozilla understood the concept of bridging the inter-communal gap between various communities of India since India is an amalgamation of various cast, creeds and languages. Thus, in a very dynamic and fluid way we introduced the new initiative taken up by Mozilla to download the Firefox browser in 90 different languages.

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The students got pleasantly surprised at Mozilla’s efforts to bridge the gap between various people in India and connect the world through technology updation. The students were also shown how to download the Hindi browser. A good number of 63 downloads took place within next 60 mins. The two hour knowledge sharing fun reached its climax when the attending students got free goodies from Mozilla. It was really encouraging.

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Kudos to Mozilla! It was really nice to be a part of this wonderful Mozilla initiative.

Don Bosco Erupts, The Students Exult in Joy

Download Firefox: The IndUS Way‘ meet up on 7th Nov, 2015 at DBS, Liluah saw some amazing enthusiasm among the participants. Some excerpts, directly from horses’ mouth.

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Abhinab Mishra, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

Recently I was lucky enough to have had such an experience that makes me feel how big the world is… Blogging. A word that brings a lot of questions in your mind, a lot of thoughts in your mind… And to answer it all here we had Subhasis Chatterjee sir who taught us all it meant. Sir taught us Blogging – its features, the techniques and the processes involved. It all was truly amazing.

He took out some time from his busy schedule just to teach us what it all is and how we can do blogging. From the Mozilla’s introduction and its uses and important updates, from Mozilla’s variety of languages to using them all he was there to help us in all these. Our inquisitive and stupid doubts to asking questions not related to the topic we had asked them all. But he answered patiently to our doubts without getting irritated. It was a good experience all together and it was quite a lot of fun.

The activities were also interesting and it provided us with enough opportunities to prove our skills. Truly great thanks to Mozilla and ‘Indus’ and not to forget, big thanks to the people behind it. The person who thought about it… And Subhasis sir who accomplished the task. ‘Indus’ is a great mission of uniting India and U.S. It is truly a great thought. Hats off to the people who thought about such a great idea. A small tagline that might help you in the future (although I am not supposed to… still)-‘to unite the whole world through blogging, where style and passion is born. Indus… the blog for a blogger for whom… Pen is mightier than the sword. ..THANK YOU ALL!

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Rohitendra Chatterjee, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

We, the students of the science section had a wonderful chance to take part in this and get some facts and figures clear. Mr. Subhasis Chatterjee, representing Mozilla enriched us on the topic of the importance of blogging and the Mozilla inititatives.

Sir told us about how Mozilla understood the concepts of bridging the inter-communal gap between various communities of India because India is an amalgamation of various cast, creeds and languages. Thus, in a very dynamic and fluid way he introduced us to the new initiatives taken up by Mozilla to release the Firefox browser in 90 different languages, if I remember correctly including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada and many more. I was pretty amazed at Mozilla’s efforts to bridge the gap between various people in India and connect the world through blogging. Subhasis sir made us feel at ease. We were also showed how to download the Hindi browser and we downloaded it of our own. Last but not the least, we also got free goodies from Mozilla .So I would like to end this post on the note that making Mozilla native to India and introducing people to blogging is a wonderful head start for making the world a true Global Village…..Kudos to Mozilla!!!!!

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Ayut Ghosh, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

A day well spent with two people coming from ‘IndUS‘ to make us learn the importance of blogging. I support their innovative ideas about moving up to make a connection between India and US. I would also like to give a big thanks to our school authorities for giving the permission to make time for this interactive session with them. I learnt a lot of interesting and unknown facts about Mozilla Firefox and its upcoming venture of globalizing the Firefox browser in different languages. Eagerly waiting for the next interactive session…

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Dhritiman Mukherjee, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

The workshop that you conducted today at our school was highly enthusiastic and is worth an appreciation. After this workshop, I got somewhat an idea about blogging and also got to know about Mozilla in a better away. Being an inquisitive student forever, I am very glad that I got my questions satisfactorily answered by you. I look forward to meeting you again and hope that I come across many more interesting issues and news and workshops conducted by you. It was a very pleasant experience meeting a highly talented person like you sir….with such an innovative idea and an initiative for the betterment of our community and country. I hereby agree with your thoughts and ideas and I hope that you will be successful in your initiative. Looking forward to many other workshops conducted by you!!

Compilation: Subhasis Chatterjee