New Zealand Education Fair Draws Good Response in Madurai

Tamilnadu, India, May 08, 2009 --( The one-day New Zealand Education Fair organized by Raksam Study Abroad held in Madurai on April 16 saw a good response from students as they showed interest to know about the universities and colleges in that country.

Representatives from a few Government institutions in New Zealand were there to explain the various courses offered, cost factor and the special reason that make the island nation a good destination for those who are looking to study abroad.

The fair which was organized by Raksam Study Abroad, an overseas educational consultancy, brought the Kiwis and Madurai students face to face during special sessions help to tap suitable candidates for the July admission session in New Zealand institutions. Similar fairs were already held at Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Banglore and Cochin.

Some of the institutions that took part in the education fair were: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Waiariki Institute of Technology and the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

“We saw an excellent response and met good quality students. The education system in New Zealand was explained to them, “Said Jo Gargiulo, International Recruitment and Marketing Manager, NMIT.

Details of diploma to degree courses like marine studies, environmental science, business management, tourism/hospitality and IT programmes were explained.

According to Perry Smith of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, one attractive factor for pursuing higher education in New Zealand is the eligibility for permanent Residency (PR).

“Students can work 20 hours per week and earn money. PR is our major attraction which they can apply after one year of studies,” says Paramdip Singh, Director (Special Projects), Waiariki Institute of Technology. The advice he gave to Indian students to be good in English and be aware of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Ms.Gargiulo says the students of New Zealand education was that it gives much importance for practical/ applied training in all courses, “There are 1.2 lakh Indians living in New Zealand and there need not be any apprehensions about safety, “assures Mr.Singh.

OmPrakash, Chief Executive Officer, Raksam Study Abroad, says that every year about 6,000 students from India go to New Zealand for studies. Loan arrangements through banks will be made for eligible students, he said.

More details can be had from Raksam Study Abroad, Madurai on mobile number: 9790271277, Telephone: 0452-4360050 and 0452-3266050.

Raksam Study Abroad
Om Prakash
+91 452 4360050