HIGHER EDUCATION CELL
The Higher Education Cell of KCG College of Technology through one-to-one interactions with students interested in pursuing higher education either in India or abroad and through various interactive sessions with academics and experts representing various Indian and foreign universities and through training sessions (GATE, IELTS/TOEFL, etc) motivate and guide the students to choose the correct program and correct university and prepare themselves for achieving the goal.
The objectives of the higher education cell are:
To create awareness among undergraduate engineering students about the importance of higher studies
To provide information about studies, research and scholarships to students willing to pursue higher education either in India or abroad
To establish contacts with organizations such as USIEF, British Council, and DAAD Information offices and invite the representatives to talk to our students about higher education system in their respective countries
To invite visiting foreign university representative to interact with our students
To help students in their preparation for international examinations such as IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT and GRE
To create opportunities for students to learn a foreign language
Through various meetings the pre-final-year and the final-year students of the college were briefed about the objectives of the higher education cell and those who are interested in pursuing higher studies in India or abroad were asked to register with the cell.
The following events are organized on a regular basis:
Boot Camp on Higher Education in the US (EducationUSA, Unites States India Education Foundation (USIEF). It is a full-day program.
Higher Education Opportunities in English-speaking countries – Australia, Canada, UK, USA, New Zealand (IDP Chennai team) It is a 2-hour session.
A workshop on writing Statement of Purpose (SOP) (Dr Albert P’Rayan, Head, Higher Education)
A session on Higher Education in the UK and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (British Council)
A session on Civil Services (by any IAS/IPS/IRS officer)
A session on GATE/CAT/GMAT….
Training for TOEFL and IELTS candidates
Sessions on How to Prepare for Higher Studies Abroad
Sessions on scholarship opportunities in different countries
Interactions with various university representatives/professors when they visit the campus.
Education Fairs conducted by various embassies and organizations provide students with opportunities to interact with academics representing different universities. Our students are encouraged to attend the education fairs and seminars on higher education held in Chennai.
Higher Education Guidance and Counseling
Students planning to pursue higher studies are encouraged to get guidance from the Higher Education Cell. Guidance on preparing for language proficiency tests and other examinations (IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GATE etc.), SOP writing, LOR, etc. is given to students by competent faculty. Many students have benefitted from these counseling sessions.
Civil Services Aspirants Club
Based on the interest shown by students of our college Civil Services Aspirants Club was started. The members of the club meet once a week and discuss current affairs. The members of the club will also be trained to develop their interpersonal and communication skills. Successful civil servants will also be called to address the students.