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Bangalore witnessed highest ever participation in the education fair

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018, 00:24 IST

~ This year’s fair brought together 20 Irish institutions to interact with students and parents about the plethora of higher education opportunities that Ireland provides ~

~ Professors from Maynooth University, University College Cork, Dublin Institute of Technology and UCD College of Science conduct lectures for Indian students at the fair ~


Education in Ireland, the government body that promotes Ireland as a location for higher education, organized an education fair at Vivanta By Taj, today. The fair saw an attendance of more than 500 students in Bangalore, enquiring about different disciplines such as Transport Engineering. Bio-technology, Hotel Management, Cyber Security etc.

Ireland’s education fair has opened up an opportunity for Indian students to gain valuable information on different programmes ranging from business, science, technology, engineering medicine to humanities and others.

Prof. Brian Donnellan - Maynooth University, Prof. Patrick FitzPatrick - University College Cork, Ms. Roisin Murray - Dublin Institute Of Technology, Prof. Jeremy Simpson, UCD College of Science had conducted lectures in their area of expertise during the fair. They were seen interacting with students and provided relevant information about courses offered, scholarships and career / employment opportunities in Ireland.

The representatives of these 20 institutes were also present at the event and were delighted to see how Indian students over the years have started trusting the Irish higher education system and are eager to be part of it.

Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Education Advisor – India & Sri Lanka, Education in Ireland said, “Continuous innovation in higher education has been an important driver of Ireland’s knowledge based economy; which has led us to being the fastest growing economy in Europe. Ireland has been witnessing good interest for Masters and PhD from students,  it has seen a significant increase with the introduction of the 24 months stay back visa. We look forward to seeing a significant increase in the number of studnets studying in Ireland.

The fair will now move to Kochi, New Delhi and Pune.


The 20 Higher Education Irish Institutions visited the fairs

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Maynooth University
  • College of Computing Technology
  • Michael Smurfit Business School
  • Dublin Business School
  • National College of Ireland
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dublin City University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Griffith College
  • University College Cork
  • Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
  • University College Dublin
  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • University of Limerick
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

About Education in Ireland:

Education in Ireland is the national brand under which Ireland’s higher education intuitions are promoted overseas. The Education in Ireland brand is managed by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of Ireland’s Department of Education and Skills.



August 2018
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