Muscat: Educational exchanges between the Sultanate and India should be encouraged, said India’s ambassador to Oman.
“We should encourage Omani students to join Indian universities or colleges; we like educational exchanges between Sultanate and India,” Indra Mani Pandey told the Times of Oman.
“If Omani students go to India, they will become familiar with India and its culture and they come back as ambassadors of India,” he added.
He was sharing his thoughts on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Indian Education Exhibition on Monday. According to the ambassador, these kind of exhibitions help parents choose their children’s future.
“One of the major concerns of every parent when their children complete their schooling is that which college or university they should go to. These exhibitions are making that easy for parents,” the Ambassador said.
More than 21 universities from India are participating in the exhibition, which is taking place at the Haffa House Hotel.
Some of the leading participants are Anna University, Manipal University, Thapar University, SDM Society, SRM University, Hindustan University, Datta Meghe Medical Science University, D.Y. Patil University, KJ Somaiya Group of Institutions, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, MVJ Institutions, NITTE University, Sona Engineering College, Ramdeo Baba Engineering College and Jain International School.
All the participating institutes are recognised by the AICTE, UGC and respective government bodies in India.
According to the Anna University spokesman, engineering courses still have a huge demand in India and a lot of people are opting to go for different streams of engineering. Lynx Ads, Muscat, World nation Expo, Oman and Indus Trade fairs India have sponsored the exhibition for the 11th consecutive year.
“This is the 11th consecutive year that we are organising such an exhibition,” Lijihas Ussain, organizer of the exhibition said.
“Visitors will get an opportunity to interact with the faculty/officials of leading educational institutions, get updated information on fee structure, eligibility criteria and programmes that are currently in high demand, few of the institutions are also offering spot admissions,” he added.
The exhibition has been co-sponsored by Manipal University, India and organized by WNE, Indus Fairs and Events (India) Pvt. Ltd, and Lynx, Muscat.
Parents can visit the stalls at the exhibition centre between 3:45pm and 9:45pm. The exhibition will conclude on Tuesday.