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Hotcourses Overseas Education Counsellors participated in FM radio show and explained about opportunities on studying abroad.

Most repeated questions were about studying in the USA and Singapore, work opportunities abroad and the costs associated with living and studying abroad.

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Hotcourses Overseas Education Counsellors participate in a Radio-show!

101.4 FM Rainbow is a popular FM radio station in Chennai and has a huge fan following across the state. On May 8, three of our experienced overseas education counsellors - Khushboo, Priyanka and Subha participated in a ‘LIVE’ radio-show on higher education abroad. The show aired from 3 PM to 4 PM and was hosted by eminent radio jockey Mr. Kosalram.

The show had around 15 callers telephoning the radio station and speaking to the counsellors with their queries about study abroad opportunities. The show aired a day after the announcement of the Higher Secondary Examination results. Hence a number of callers wanted to know about undergraduate degree programmes abroad, especially in engineering and bio-technology.

Transcripts of a couple of questions and answers:

Caller - Hi, this is Kamalakannan from Saidapet; I am interested in studying an engineering degree in the USA? What would this cost me?

Counsellor - Hi Kamalakannan, cost depends on what stream of engineering you aspire to study and the institution where you study! Top-ranked universities like MIT, Stanford and Harvard will definitely be quite expensive with the tuition fee estimated to be nearly US$45,000 and living, food and accommodation costs working out on an average to US$30,000. State universities like Iowa State University, University of Texas, Dixie State University, etc., offer programmes at a subsidised cost and most universities offer academic scholarships for international students. You can visit our website and get more information.

Caller - Hi, this is Priya calling from Mylapore, I have secured 1100 out of 1200 in my Class XII exams and want to study the BSc Microbiology programme. Please suggest some universities and countries that offer affordable UG courses in Microbiology.

Counsellor - Hi Priya, firstly congrats on getting an excellent score in your board exams. Undergraduate programmes in Microbiology are offered by most leading universities across the world. In the UK, the University of Birmingham is renowned for its BSc(Hons) in Microbiology degree. The University of York, University of Surrey and the University of Liverpool also offer this programme. The National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a very popular BSc in Microbiology degree; the course costs around Rs. 24 lakhs for very year of study. In the USA most universities offer a programme in Microbiology with additional concentrations in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biosciences. In the USA the undergraduate degree is a four year programme, hence the cost burden is more.  On an average, every year of study will cost around Rs. 20 lakhs. Please visit our office or call us on 1-800-103-9634 for more information.

Most repeated questions were about studying in the USA and Singapore, work opportunities abroad and the costs associated with living and studying abroad. All three counsellors answered the questions with great enthusiasm and described the various free services that we offer as a company. The benefits of studying abroad, internship opportunities, enhanced career prospects and fees and scholarship optionswere also covered.

Once the show ended, we received a number of phone-calls from listeners across the state to our Chennai office. We foresee more students and parents visiting our office in Chennai and we are all set to guide students find the right course and university!

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