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Monday January 17, 2011 07:56:51 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: Eighteen top Australian universities, including five listed among the world's top 100, are taking part in a virtual education fair here, a statement said Monday.

Hosted by IDP Education, the country's top university placement forum for higher education in the US and Australia, the event was inaugurated Monday.

Students are chatting live with selected university representatives to know about study modules and placements queries. A round-the-clock window for offline queries is augmenting the online initiative with more inputs, the statement added.

The fair would help students in applying for fee waivers and scholarships if shortlisted by the registered universities.

The regional director of IDP for South Asia Harmeet Pental said: "The virtual fair was a step to guide students to the right options for higher studies.

"We have conceptualized this fair with a very uncomplicated approach to serve a large group. The IDP offline support will be for formalities like application submission, offer acceptance, visa counselling and tuition fee payment."

IDP Education has more than 70 counselling centres in 24 countries. It is jointly owned by 38 Australian universities.

In 2010, IDP commenced counselling for US. IDP is now the largest service provider with over 80 US universities.

Currently, India has 15 counselling centres in 13 cities of India guiding thousands of students and their families through their university search.

The fair ends Jan 28.

 

 

 

 

 

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