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education Updated: Sep 14, 2011 11:01 IST

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IUM enters European e-learning market
The International University of Monaco (IUM), part of the French group INSEEC, will begin offering online courses as part of its executive MBA in 2012. The 24-month IUM online executive MBA programme blends distance learning and on-campus sessions to allow students to hold full-time jobs. Entry is through an ongoing enrolment process. Classes begin on February 13, 2012. The programme is adapted to Asian developing countries such as India.

World University Tour from Sept 13-21
College cut-offs reached new heights this June as the 10% increase in entry requirements into Indian colleges caused great challenges to students achieving less than top marks. Even talented students scoring in the 80-plus range are likely to face difficulty in gaining entry to their first-choice university in India. Some of the world’s leading universities recognise the talent in Indian students and are going to meet and recruit the best Indian students from September 13 and 21. The QS World University Tour, an undergraduate recruitment event from the team behind the QS World University Rankings, brings top-ranked institutions from around the world to meet the students looking to study abroad.

Many participating institutions will provide scholarships and offer practical advice on applying to financial aid schemes. Attendees can also speak to admissions directors from universities around the world, take admission advice from independent experts and attend seminars on studying abroad. As the events are free, the organisers have asked aspirants to register on www.topuniversities.com/tour before the event to book a spot on the day.

Marina Tirado, head of international development at IE University in Spain, says, “Over the course of the last year, India has played a major role in global business. The talent of Indian students is internationally renowned which is why we’re actively recruiting these future leaders to our university.”

Engineering contest
Engineering students in India have the chance to slug it out for fame, recognition and cash rewards at the Engineer Infinite competition to be held alongside Elecrama - 2012, billed as the world’s largest electrical transmission and distribution exhibition organised by Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association.

Engineer Infinite 2012 is a competition for UG, PG and diploma-level students of electrical, electronics, mechanical, instrumentation and allied branches. The winning team will get a R2lakh cash prize and certificates for the college and faculty member acting as their guide. The first and second runners-up will receive R100,000 and R50,000 each, respectively. The last date for project submission is September 15, 2011. More on www.ei12.elecrama.com