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‘Study in India Expo 2024’ Showcased Vast Educational Opportunities in India

The 3rd consecutive edition of the ‘Study in India Expo’ – one of the largest Indian education expos globally – brought together over 35 prestigious Government Institutions, highly ranked private universities, and legendary international boarding schools in Colombo and Kandy in March 2024. The expo offered a comprehensive platform for Sri Lankan students to choose from an array of education opportunities ranging from K12 to higher education in India.

The expo aimed to serve as an enabler for Sri Lankan students and parents by bringing the finest Indian institutions onto one platform to fulfill the dreams of local students to secure a world-recognized degree for a successful career.

Held in Kandy on 8th March 2024 (Friday) at the Hotel Golden Crown and in Colombo on March 9th and 10th (Saturday & Sunday) at The Kingsbury Hotel, the event was organized by Affairs Exhibition and Media Private Limited in association with SR Global Services and supported by the High Commission of India in Colombo.

The expo was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Suren Raghavan, State Minister of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka along with Mr. Santosh Jha, Indian High Commissioner, High Commission of India, Colombo, and Mr. Sanjeev Bolia, founder & MD, Affairs’ Exhibitions & Media, the organizer of the Study in India Expo.

This year’s expo featured prominent NIT’s, IIM’s, and Government Institutions offering great opportunities to local students to avail special privileges in admissions under international students’ admissions schemes. Students and parents engaged directly with the heads of the institutions, international admissions teams, senior faculties, and academicians of the participating institutions to seek relevant and updated information about the wide choice of courses offered, their career scope, eligibility, admission process, fees, etc. The expo also offered students a unique opportunity to make on-spot applications to the institution of their choice and avail the opportunity of gaining up to 100% merit-based scholarships.

The ‘Study in India Expo’ showcased over 200+ undergraduate and postgraduate programs from India’s leading universities, many of which were NAAC ‘A’ accredited, NIRF-rated & QS-rated institutions. These programs included traditional and popular ones, e.g., Engineering, Medical, Sciences, Pharmacy, Management, etc., alongside new-age courses, like AI, ML, Robotics, Cloud-Computing, AR, VR, and more. The expo also featured some of India’s finest Boarding Schools, including legacy and new-age schools across all four boards (Cambridge, IB, CBSE, & ICSE), offering world-class infrastructure and, global education advantage at an affordable fee range.

Many recognized government institutions and highly-ranked private universities participated in the expo, providing attendees with a wide range of educational options. Prestigious Schools like Woodstock School-Mussoorie, The Aga Khan Academy-Hyderabad, Mussoorie International School, Ebenezer International School Bangalore, De Paul International School, and many others were also present at the expo offering admissions from grades 4th to 11th. Mr. Sanjeev Bolia, Founder & Managing Director of AFAIRS Exhibitions & Media Pvt. Ltd., expressed that the expo aimed to bring a vast plethora of educational opportunities in India to students in Sri Lanka. He emphasized that the expo went beyond being a platform for student enrollment, empowering students to take the right steps towards insightful learning and academic partnership.

Students who were undergraduates, postgraduates, or even working professionals attended the Study in India Expo to discover the best of Indian higher education under one roof and could apply to avail amazing scholarships.


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