Online foreign education mentorship series

Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumni based in France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Japan, United States of America and other countries mentored AMU students with eclectic potential for the best academic paths with thriving future in foreign countries in the four-day online foreign education mentorship series organised by the Training and Placement Office (General).

Inaugurating the mentorship series, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said that despite challenges, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan never gave up his vision of an India with modern education.

He urged students to follow Sir Syed’s example and chase their goals relentlessly.

Speaking on the adaptability to new environments in foreign countries, the Vice Chancellor said, “In the globalised world, array of opportunities are waiting for the right people to grab them and give them a life of fulfillment in return.”

The virtual series coordinator, Boston, USA based AMU alumnus, Dr Syed Masarrat Ali gave an overview of the admission process in foreign universities and delineated importance of resume-building.

Discussing the step-by-step procedure of writing the Statement of Purpose (SOP) for admissions in foreign universities, Ms Huma Khan, a PhD student at Deakin University (Australia) said that students need to focus on their specific plans and how a graduate or postgraduate program and its faculty will help them meet their goals.

In a presentation on GRE preparation, Sameera Desnavi and Areeb Mahmood from USA asked students to determine the GRE scores they need to get into the programs that interest them.

They further spoke on GRE study plan and on appearing for practice tests.

Benazir Khursheed, University of Paris, Saclay, France said that the students, who need IELTS or TOEFL scores for admissions should start with becoming familiar with the test format.

Students need to identify their weak points and practice as much as they can, said Benazir.

Around 1000 AMU students had registered for the online programme, said Mr Saad Hameed, Training and Placement Officer, General. He also moderated the Question and Answer session with Dr Muzamil Mushtaq.

Dr M Zain Khan conducted the program, while Dr Jahangir Alam, Assistant Training and Placement Officer delivered the welcome address.

Dr Muzamil Mushtaq extended the vote of thanks.

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