CHENNAI: The Russian Cultural Centre in Alwarpet hosted its edition yet again. “This is the first time we are holding this fair for two days. The response has been very good. In Ukraine, all students are being sent back home. We don’t want that here. So we are taking it slow and steady here,” said Suresh Babu, director of Study Abroad.
To ensure that students do not get disappointed or duped, the centre in association with Study Abroad has organised a one-month orientation programme.
Eight universities participated in the fair, of which four were for medical colleges and the remaining were engineering institutions. The fair saw a footfall of around 250 students on both days.
“Medicine is the most sought after course in Russia. After the Bologna declaration, the education pattern in Russia has changed. We are following the US method. Chennai seems to have a liking for engineering. We have got a pretty good response here,” said Natalia who is from the Russian state university of tourism and services.
I am going to class 12 this year. I want to do engineering and this fair is very useful. I would love to study in Russia someday said Anantrik, a DAV school student.
“The only problem is the English language. The medium of instruction in our country is Russian, but colleges today are helping out-station students with that,” said Natalia.
All the Russian cultural centres have been holding this fair, and it will be held in Mumbai next.