Posted by Part Time Jobs Online | Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Indira Gandhi national Open University has been offering certificate in German language programme, which has been developed with Goethe Institute of Max Muller Bhavan.

It aims at providing the basics of German language and gradually building up skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. it also attempts to promote cultural understanding. The programme is for a period of six months and it is based on common European framework of reference for languages for mulated by the council of Europe. The programme requires working on course book and attending 13 contact classes each of 5 hours duration, organised twice a month on weekends.

The contact classes will be held at Chennai and Salem.
The due date for submitting application for this programme has been extended unto August 15.The application form can be had from any of the IGNOU centres or can be downloaded from www.ignou.ac.in.

The number of joining various universities in Australia increased by 63 per cent last year, says Australian Consul –General.

The number of Indian students going to Australia for pursuing their higher education increased by 63 per cent last year an this year the growth is expected to be more than this, said Mr.Aminur Rahman, Australian Consul General for south India and Trade Commissioner.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle Education, Mr.Rahman said that there were over 63,000 Indian students studying in various universities across the continent.
“Australia is the second most popular international education destination for Indian students next to the United states. Australia’s popularity is counting to grow quickly. In 2008 about five lakh international students enrolled in Australian institutions from over 200 different countries.”

The most popular courses among Indian students are business, information technology, engineering, science and hospitality. Though enrolments in higher educational education sector is becoming popular with the Indian students.

About the reasons how Indians adapt to the Australian education system, Mr.Rahman said, “Indian students find it easy to get used to the Australian education system, due to the similarity in our 10+2+3 education structures. Students can choose from a wide variety of Australian universities and education institution to suit their specific needs and goals. Each higher education institution has its own strengths and an area of specialization.This provides students with a wide choice of study options and access to the latest research in their chosen field.”

Australia enjoys one of the highest standards of living I the world. Living costs and student fees are very affordable and Australia is consistently less expensive than the UK or USA says the Consul-General.

Another important advantage for international students pursuing higher education in Australia, is that they can work part-time while they study.

One of the key areas of growth in Australian education is the vocational education an training (VET), provides skills and knowledge for work, enhances employability and assists learning. Vocational education and training has played an important role in Australia’s outstanding economic performance, by greatly increasing the skill of workers. Higher skill levels contribute to improved productivity by raising workers output and increasing the rate of innovation. There is a shortage of killed labor in information technology hospitality and business administration. The Indian students have better job prospects in these segments, Mr.Rahman pointed out.

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