GUWAHATI, May 11 � Providing the students with a unique opportunity to choose the best course and institution from among the top institutes of India and abroad, The Assam Tribune Edufair began today at Tarun Ram Phookun Indoor Stadium in the Nehru Stadium complex.
The two-day fair tends to give most of the required information on the courses available in different fields, criteria of admission, fee-structure, placement details and career opportunities available.
Nearly more than 100 institutes are participating in the fair, which recorded a footfall of 4,500 students on its first day. Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group, TG Baruah lighted the ceremonial lamp to mark the beginning of the fair.
�A lot of our effort is saved through this fair, which has brought so many institutes together under one roof, where we can enquire about the courses, get to know the fee-structure and other expenditures and also get enrolled if we wish,� said sisters Naina and Ruby Das, who have come from Nalbari district to find good institutes for MBA and B Pharm courses.
To help the students in deciding the right type of course according to their aptitude, MIND India has also arranged psychometric and cognitive tests that assess the students according to their ability and strength.
�The standardized tests that identify the strength and weaknesses of the students are being conducted here at highly subsidized rates. Most of the students are participating eagerly in the sessions to see whether their interest matches with their aptitude,� Sangeeta Goswami of MIND India mentioned.
�Students of Northeastern region are more focused and most of them know what to look for in a good institute,� commented Rahul Dhingara, senior manager of corporate affairs of Ashok Inlead School of Hospitality that has a tie-up with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). The institute offers 12-month regular professional programme in three different fields of hospitality and 100 per cent placement with the allied companies.
According to the organisers, �the crowd on the first day was satisfactory and we expect more students in the second and the last day of the fair as it would be a unique opportunity to meet so many institutes, at one place.�
Stamford University, Manav Rachna International University, EIILM, Kolkata, Krupanidhi College, Bangalore, IGNOU, The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University, NITS, Mirza are among the institutes participating in the fair.