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Studying abroad is one of the traditional lucrative options for the Indian Students. Studying abroad has many advantages including getting exposure to foreign culture, interacting with multinational students, faculty. Even some of the countries also provide working permits and residency / visa opportunities for students completing the education from the countries including Australia, Canada and USA.
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world’s longest land border.
Canada is a developed country, with the ninth highest per capita income globally, and the 11th highest ranking in human development. Subsequently,
Canada ranks among the highest in international measurements of education, government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, and economic freedom. Canada is a recognized middle power and a member of many international institutions.
There are many institutions in Canada including Douglas College. Douglas College is one of the largest public colleges in British Columbia, Canada serving 14,000 credit students, 9,000 continuing education students and 1,000 international students each year.
The college has four major learning centres: the New Westminster Campus, the David Lam Campus in Coquitlam, the Surrey Training Centre (which specializes in short-term training programs). The David Lam Campus has just completed a major $39 million expansion, adding large Health Sciences Centre which opened in January, 2008.
Canada is an education destination is emerging as a popular choice in the international student market in India. In the last three years, a double digit growth has been register in the number of international students in Canada, which is a testimony to the growing popularity of the country as a study abroad destination. Explain below are the facts why increasing number of students are choosing Canada for their study abroad experience
- Qualification Valued Around the World
- Affordable Education
- Multi cultural Society
- Healthy and safe Communities
- World-Class Language Education
- Exciting Campus Lifestyle
- Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
- Land of Opportunities
International students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada
MES GCCI has come up with 1 Year Post Graduate Course in Management in Association with Douglas College. In this course students would get working visa to work in Canada after completion of the course. So this course would provide management knowledge along with international exposure and opportunity to work in Developed nation like Canada to enhance your professional career.
Advantages of Study in Canada
Introduction to Douglas College Canada
There is emerging positive trend for the higher education sector of India. Similar to US , Europe MBA with prior work experience in becoming a norm in India. Even famous institutions like IIMs are also considering full time work experience while admitting candidates for the PG Programs. Work experience after under graduate courses provides good knowledge of corporate culture, organization level processes and such experience provides more clarity of individual career path.
Apply for executive MBA after getting multiple years of experience is great way to take your career to the fast track. Now a days many executive MBA courses are available with evening classes, weekend classes. In such scenario you would be able to continue your higher education while working.
Executive MBA focuses on skills which include knowledge of Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations along with soft skills of communication ,leadership, organizational behavior. Many institutions and universities are coming up with innovative technology like digital classrooms , eLearning platforms to enhance your experience of Executive MBA.
Peer Learning is also one of the crucial aspect of Executive MBA. Most of the times batch of Executive MBA constitutes working
professionals for different places, diverse culture and background with various age groups. It provides opportunities to build your alumni network across various sectors and industries and share the experience and learning. Such peer learning is most valuable and it could provide great level of practical knowledge of the business world.
Many organizations across India are coming up with various policies for their employees to pursue executive MBA programs for advancement of the career. You can always check various policies of your organization and influence your manager to get permission for such programs.
Working professionals who have done Executive MBA would always have slight edge compared to graduates who have done Fresh MBA. Your ability to acquire business knowledge is on the higher side when you have prior work experience. So if you are having decent work experience and want to fulfill your dream of becoming MBA graduate then executive MBA is one of the options to look for.
If you are working in the organization for a while after your under graduate degree and wondering if you should go for an MBA by taking in between career break. Here are some of the reasons why you should go for an MBA.
1. Moving Up the Career Ladder : MBA education certainly provides domain knowledge of various sectors. It definitely helps you to improve your analytical ability to understand business problems and business solutions in effective way. Your profile would look different and it would certainly help you to command position with higher responsibility and opportunity to interact with higher management of the organization. Your career growth might be little slower if you do not opt for an MBA or do not have MBA degree with you.
2. Standout in the Competition: MBA degree from decent university/Institution helps to reinforce your CV among the competition for niche job profiles, promotion roles. Indian incorporation are hungry for the profiles of the candidates having prior work experience and MBA degree. There is huge demand for highly skilled professionals with degree like MBA in the Indian business context.
3. Improving your Personality : If you are not good in presentation skills, interpersonal skills, Business communication skills then MBA is your great chance to work on those skills. It will add dimension of communication to your technical abilities.
MBA curriculum involves many case study analysis, presentations, competitions, group work, analysis of business case. It would certainly provide you exposure to improve your business skills.
4. Enhancing Employability : No one can guarantee that you would remain with your job all the time in your career. Recession period are always going to hunt you. MBA degree would certainly improve your employability and it also widens your career options during tough times. There are examples of many professionals who managed to get jobs during recession due to MBA degree and prior experience.
5. Break from your routine Job: Are you feeling bored due to your routine job, looking for change in the life , have high ambition in the life ? Joining MBA would certainly recharge you with new learning. It will help you to understand business prospective of the work you are already doing. It is also good opportunity to go back to college days.
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As per latest reports related to percentage of students who opt for higher education, it stands around 11 to 12% across India. This figure is not satisfactory considering India Incorporation needs huge skilled resources in the coming decade to continue GDP growth rate of 9 to 9.5 % per annum. In addition to this most of the PG courses offered by various institutes , universities are out of date and are not in sync with the industry requirements. Industry requirements are changing and syllabus contents of many PG course lags behind the corporate requirements.
Many higher education institutes are coming across India in areas of IT, telecom, finance, animation,multimedia, Business Management, retail management, entrepreneurship.What is needed in today’s world is enhancing your employability index significantly using higher education as a tool. Everything changes dynamically and contents/syllabus of the higher education institute should also match the rapid changes happening in the industrial world. More dynamic contents or more industry interface of the institute with industry would certainly mean that employability index of students appearing for such courses would remain high. Such students would find it easier to get the job opportunities.
Strong industry interface , practical approach for the learning, use of technology for the advanced learning would lead to improved learning environment for the students. Many such innovative techniques are being used by higher education institutes of india. Students who have completed their graduation and working and would like to take their career to the next level should certainly consider joining such institutes for the fast track growth opportunities in the career.
Indian education sector is on the fast track with many new institutes across higher education, professional education, finishing schools coming up.Technology usage in assessment is still in nascent stage. Student assessment and knowledge sharing through peer learning, documents sharing is one of the area where technology can play crucial role.
Student assessment using technology driven approach is useful to manage overall assessments and self learning for the students. Eklavvya brings many useful features for the institutes which can be used to manage entire student assessment and knowledge management process.
Many institutes are conducting entrance examinations for the remote candidates , assessment of such remote candidate is easily possible using technology.
Internal assessment of students accurately using technology becomes easier using technology like Eklavvya.
Entire knowledge management and question bank management based on topics, subjects, difficulty levels is becoming easier with the usage of technology. With usage of technology like Eklavvya , institutes can easily manage assessment of all the students with detailed reporting mechanism.