The Russian Education Fair-2012, jointly organized by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and the Rus Education (a unit of the Russian Centre of International Education--RCIE), was opened on May 17, 2012 by Mr. Fyodor A. Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC.
The exhibition was aimed at guiding aspiring Indian students for admission to Russian higher educational institutions, recognized by WHO, MCI and UNESCO. A number of Indian students and their parents and media made their presence felt at the inaugural ceremony, reflecting on the increasing interest shown by Indian students on higher studies in Russian.
Dr. Prasanna Kumar, Patasani, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Ex-Minister, Government of Odisha, Mr. Vasiliy Vorobyev, Head of the Consulate Department, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, and Dr. Sayed Kamruzzaman, Deputy Dean, Tver State Medical Academy, Russia, and Director, RCIE, participated in the function.
A four-member Russian delegation, consisting of Prof. Alexander A. Rogov, Deputy Dean of International Students, Associate Professor of Biology Department of Volgograd State Medical University, Mrs. Sinelschikova Olga Semyanovna, Chief Expert, Department of Asia and the Department of Middle-East, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Mr. Nikolay D. Kisliy, Professor, M.D., Ph. D., DSC, Vice Dean, Medical Faculty, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, and Prof. Mikael A. Davtyan, Dean, Director of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, was present. The delegates addressed a Press Conference at the RCSC on May 15, 20112.
The participating universities from Russia were Tver State Medical Academy, Ryazan State Medical University, Moscow State Medical University, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, St. Petersburg State Medical University, Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Voronezh State Medical University, Volgograd State Medical University, Tomsk Polytechnic University and Moscow Aviation Institute.
The Russian delegation from the Peoples Friendship University will pursue the Indian students to study Russian language, and in this connection the delegation will have a meeting with Prof. (Ms) Zoya Hasan, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The two institutions, which have a Memorandum of Understanding, will carry forward the bilateral cooperation.
The Russian delegation will return to Moscow on May 22, and before leaving Delhi, it will hand over all the documents and materials to the Rus Education, which will continue the education campaign for the next two months.
Opening the Exhibition in the premises of the RCSC, Mr. Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, noted that this annual event provided a wonderful opportunity for Indian students to pursue their higher studies in different faculties in various faculties in Russia, a positive sign of the viable and feasible advance studies in Russia preferred by Indian studies, enabling the peoples of both countries coming closer with stronger relations.
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani, making his observation at the opening of the fair, admired the endeavour of the RCSC in providing greater exposure to Indian students for higher education in Russia marking a n important milestone in our bilateral relationship.
Impressed with the tremendous response shown by Indian students, the head of the Russian Delegation, Prof. Mikael A. Davtyan, observed that the present Exhibition is significant in the sense that that the bilateral relation in this regard has a long history, carrying with it excellent reputation and good prospects. Over 800 Indian students are presently undergoing studies in the Tver State Medical Academy. Significantly enough, the government is supporting a number of leading universities to pursue research and open new faculties. Against this background, the Indian students can make use of the opportunities to pursue higher educational studies fulfilling their ambitions. Almost 80 per cent of students opt for medical studies, but adequate encouragement and incentives are provided to students to go ahead with engineering courses and technical education.
The fair will be organized in other major cities of the country such as Chandigarh, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Trivandrum. Free counseling and spot admission will also be provided for aspiring students to enable them to get admission to the recognized medical, engineering or other universities in
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