Russian varsities look to woo Indian undergraduates

New Delhi: Russian Education Fair 2013 is being held in metro cities across India with an aim to attract high school graduates from India.

The event is being jointly organised by Rus Education in collaboration with Russian Centre for Science & Culture.

It was held in the capital New Delhi on 15th May at the Russian Centre for Science & Culture. Later, it will be organised in Kolkata on 16th May and in Mumbai on 21st May.

Faculty and representatives from top Russian Universities and Academies interacted with students and answered queries about various courses, fee structure and opportunities for higher studies in Russia.

Admission counselling, scholarship details and free laptop for on-spot admissions were the highlights of the event.

Institutes of repute including — Moscow Power Engineering, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Vyatka State University, Far Eastern Federal University, Volgograd State Medical University, Tver State Medical Academy, Kazan State Medical University, and Kursk State Medical University – are participating in the Fair.

The cost of education in Russia is much cheaper as compared to other international education hubs.

At present, about 100,000 foreign students from over 200 countries are studying in Russia.

But, as opposed to other popular foreign education destinations like the US and the UK, a meagre number of over 4,500 Indians are studying in Russia.

Given, Russia’s world-class educational facility in the field of medicine, 90% of the Indian students pursue medicine study in the country.

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