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NCI to issue 40 scholarships at Education in Ireland Fairs

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NCI to issue 40 scholarships

Mumbai, November 18, 2014: The National College of Ireland (NCI) issued 40 scholarships for the January intake of their most popular Masters programmes at the Education in Ireland fairs which took place in Delhi on November 15th and in Pune on November 16th. After Delhi & Pune fair will travel to Chennai (November 22nd) and Bangalore (November 23rd).

The issuing of the scholarships coincides with the Education in Ireland mission to India organised by Enterprise Ireland and led by the Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD. Welcoming the initiative Minister English said: "NCI is one of Ireland's most respected state funded higher education institutions. Due to its strong links with industry it has an excellent reputation for producing highly employable graduates. The announcement of 40 scholarships for Indian students demonstrates NCI's commitment to attracting Indian students and giving them access to very practical courses that will lead to employment".

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The courses which the scholarships will apply to are the MSc in Cloud Computing, MSc in Data Analytics and the MSc in Management. NCI will issue scholarship vouchers to applicants who meet the entry requirements. There will be 10 vouchers issued per city with a value of €1500 each. Applicants will be interviewed at the NCI stand to assess their suitability and should arrive with the relevant transcripts. If successful they will be issued with the voucher on the day. A deposit must be paid by December 12th to secure the scholarship. Contact aritra.ghosal@ncirl.ie for further details.

NCI is ranked number 1 for graduate recruitment according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. This guide ranks all universities in the UK and Ireland according to the percentage of graduating students who get jobs related to their major within six months of graduation. NCI ranked the highest with 96% of students gaining employment within 6 months.
The reason why NCI ranks so high is that they are a unique institution that has very strong links with industry. NCI was established in 1951 to serve the specific needs on industry. They have two specialist schools in Computing and Business. They develop courses with industry by simply asking them what courses are needed to provide them with graduates with practical skills that are ready for the workplace. No other academic institution in Ireland has such strong industry links.

NCI also has strong links with world renowned US universities. For example, their MSc in Cloud Computing has been developed with professors from Stanford, UC Berkeley and Cornell. The NCI School of Computing sits in the centre of Dublin which is known as the "silicon valley of Europe". Within walking distance of NCI are the European Headquarters of Google, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. It is with these companies that NCI has developed courses and where NCI graduates gain employment.

The School of Business sits in the centre of Dublin's International Financial Services Centre. All of the world's leading banks and consultancy companies are within the campus. NCI graduates have gained employment in companies like Citi, PWC, Morgan Stanley, KPMG and JP Morgan.

NCI is a state funded not for profit institution that is focused on providing the highest quality programmes from degree level up to PhD. All their programmes are internationally recognised. Their courses are very competitively priced and all international students will be allowed to stay back in Ireland for one year after graduation.

About National College of Ireland (NCI):
National College of Ireland (NCI) was established in 1951 and is a government funded higher education institute with over 5,000 students. The main campus is located in Ireland's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in the heart of Ireland's capital city, Dublin. The College has a number of state-of-the-art facilities at the disposal of the students on or close to the main IFSC campus. For more information, visit National College of Ireland.

About Education Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland a Government body, manages the Education in Ireland brand- the umbrella brand under which Irish higher education and English language schools are promoted overseas. The initiative is managed by Enterprise Ireland with the support of the Department of Education and Skills and Irish higher education institutions. For more, visit Education in Ireland.

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