Event on higher studies in Germany tomorrow in city

ST Correspondent
Friday, 5 October 2018

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It will be held between 10 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday, October 6 at the SM Joshi Auditorium, SM Joshi Socialist Foundation, Navi Peth, stated a press release jointly issued by these agencies.

PUNE: The German Embassy, New Delhi and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have jointly organised an event, ‘ReDiscover Germany… Higher Education & Beyond’ in the city on Saturday. It will provide details about opportunities for higher education in Germany.

It will be held between 10 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday, October 6 at the SM Joshi Auditorium, SM Joshi Socialist Foundation, Navi Peth, stated a press release jointly issued by these agencies.

The communique said the event is free of cost and open to all students interested in visiting Germany for their higher studies.

Among the highlights of the programme are a talk on prospects for Indian students in Germany by the deputy consul general of German Consulate in Mumbai; information on the visa application for Germany; a panel discussion on the students’ life in Germany and a presentation on job opportunities in Germany.

The number of Indian students in Germany grew by 13.14 per cent last year. In all, 17,570 are studying in Germany in the winter semester 2017-18. The total number of international students in Germany has grown by 4.4 per cent. Indians are the second largest group of international students enrolled at these universities. A break-up of the preferred streams is engineering 70 per cent, mathematics and natural sciences 12 per cent, law and social studies 13 per cent and others 5 per cent.

Commenting on the trend, German Ambassador to India Dr Martin Ney said, “The fact that more and more Indians are deciding to study in Germany is a sign of confidence in our universities. This positive trend also shows that the Indo-German relations are flourishing.”

Director, Regional Office, DAAD, New Delhi Heike Mock said, “It is heartening to see that the Indian student fraternity continues to see Germany as their trusted destination for higher education par excellence year on year.”

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