Thursday, May 21, 2009

105 CIIS students to fly to Canada, UK & Scotland with dreams

1059 students already transferred to overseas parent campuses in the maple country Canada, UK and Scotland

Mohali, 21 May: As many as 105 students of Continental Institute of International Studies (CIIS), Mohali studying for at least one year are using the benefit of switching over to parent campuses in Canada, Scotland and UK for further studies as a part of the unique Overseas Transfer option.
CIIS which is running as an extension campus of premier Canadian, UK & Scotland & NZ colleges and Universities and offering various engineering, marketing and other courses is also having strategic tie ups with New Zealand, Scotland and British institutes on a reciprocal basis whereby students from CIIS can shift to any of the parent institute during their courses.
More than thousand students have already gone to Canada, UK, Scotland and New Zealand for further studies and this year CIIS students from various streams have taken transfer to overseas campus. 31 students of Mechanical Engineering Technology Automotive Manufacturing (META), are moving to Georgian College, Barrie, Canada after completing their 1 year study at CIIS. 30 students of Aeronautical Engineering are moving to University of Brighton, UK campus. Some of the students already transferred have done extremely well and have already got job offers even before completion of their course.
A good total of 44 students are moving to Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada to complete their Bachelor of Computing Science (BCS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing (PBDM). Infact the recently introduced Foundation Studies has also been a great success as 15 students are moving to AYR College Scotland to pursue Higher national Certificate and High National Diploma in Creative Studies, Business Management and Aeronautical Engineering & Biotechnology.
The promising students of CIIS who will be embarking upon further studies at the parent campuses shared an enthusiastic discussion with the expert faculty of CIIS as part of a pre departure counseling session organized at CIIS here today. The international faculty guided these students on nuances of their further studies and stay in Canada, UK & Scotland.
Informing about the pre departure briefing cum counseling session held today, Gurdeepak Singh, Principal International program – CIIS informed that the latest batch of 105 students will stay and pursue future studies in Canada, Scotland & Brighton(UK) and their decision to shift abroad holds a real promise and prospect of being gainfully employed there as well as doing further studies to improve their standing from qualification point of view. Mr. Gurdeepak added that till now as many as 1059 students of CIIS have sought transfer to UK & Canadian, NZ parent campuses ever since the institute’s inception.
Students openly discussed various points and queries which were duly answered and clarified by CIIS expert faculty including international faculty. Universal College of Learning, a New Zealand government funded institute of technology and AYR College Scotland are few institutes to reckon.
Talking to the media Col. B.S. Sandhu (Retd.), President, CIIS shared about the Co-operative Education program which formally integrates a student's academic studies with work experience in Co-operative employer organizations. “The Industry-Academia partnership is the most vital component to make any academic program more career oriented and successful in the job market. It is very important to have industry participation in shaping the future of the next generation technocrats. Co-ops undertaken by students help to shape the effectiveness of our programs and ensure that programs continue to meet the needs of both the students and the industry.”, he added.
According to one of the Co-op employers, Co-op work-term is a good concept that is followed in CIIS as it provides students with industrial exposure and practical experience. Such regular work-terms also facilitate the students to grow as confident professionals. CIIS students have been efficient and effective in the workplace, increasing the productivity of the organizations. The Co-op concept and regular industrial visits are accepted and warmly welcomed by the various industries.

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