CHENNAI: Cheap and best — that’s how C Suresh Babu, director of Study Abroad, calls education in Russia. Speaking to City Express on the sidelines of a press meet on Thursday to announce the Russian education fair, Suresh stressed that Russia was one of the best countries to pursue Medicine and Engineering. Jointly organised by Study Abroad and Russian Centre for Science and Centre, the fair will be held on June 6 and 7
At least seven leading Russian government institutions will be taking part in the fair, which will be held at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture. The fair will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.
Babu explained that students from Science and Commerce background, who were interested in pursuing undergraduate courses, were required to furnish their XII standard marks at the fair. Those interested in pursuing postgraduate courses needed to furnish their marks obtained in their undergraduate course, he said and added that the students would be allowed to interact with the institutions and if interested, they could submit the filled in application form.
Earlier, interacting with mediapersons, Mikhail J Gorbotiv, vice-consul (Cultural), Consulate General of the Russian Federation in South India, said that higher education received by Indian students in Russia would enhance the cooperation between India and Russia. He said it would promote Indo-Russian ties.
The organisers said that depending on the university, the place of study, the course and its fee structure, the total amount that had to be spent would come to around $4,500 to $6,000 per annum in case of instruction in English medium.
If the instructions are in Russian, the amount needed to be spent would come to anywhere around $1,700 to $4,000 per annum, the organisers added. A total of 650 engineering and 63 medical universities will be offering higher studies at highly subsidised costs, said a press release.
Forty full scholarship seats backed with free airfare, hostel accommodations, and placements in Indo-Russian J V Nuclear Power Projects were assured, the release added.