The educational institutions from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are participated in fair including the Educational Consultants of India Ltd, which is one of the well known consultants in the educational field.
Governor Chandrasiri, speaking on the occasion, encouraged the northern province students to take advantage of the excellent opportunities provided in India and the scholarship provided by the Government of India.
He also thanked the consulate general of India in Jaffna for bringing the education fair to the students of Northern Province.
The Consul General of India highlighted the importance of studying in India given the high quality of education that is being offered there.
He also mentioned the importance of the Human Resource Development in general and improvement of knowledge and skills of individuals in particular for guiding Sri Lanka towards a path of further economic development.
Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka and High Commission of India in Colombo are currently in the process of selecting students for various scholarships, including 125 slots for undergraduate studies, 50 slots for Postgraduate studies and 15 places for Masters and Ph.D in subjects such as engineering, Biosciences, Management, Humanities and fine arts.
The participating institutions in the education fair represent some of the finest in their fields. This event would provide the students an opportunity to personally interact with them to seek education guidance and career planning.
Some of the colleges offered spot enrollment from the eligible candidates to join in their colleges at education fair.
The education brochure "Studying in India" published by the High commission of India provides a brief overview about the structure of higher education in India, eligibility criteria, courses available and students VISA procedures.
It also includes information of various scholarships offered by the government of India.
The Scholarship programme for higher studies in India has been expanded by nearly three times. Ongoing schemes and newer schemed added to offer 290 slots. Government of India spending 2.5 billion over a 3 year period.
More than 1,500 Sri Lankan students will come to India for higher studies every year.