Hyderabad, October 12: “Indian students aiming for higher education must prepare better to avoid pitfalls and scams related to higher education abroad. Such applicants seeking admission in the United States or other foreign universities, must thoroughly research and seek professional assistance from expert advisors,” said Shilpi Mishra, North America Head for Mercy University.
She was speaking during an inauguration program of Mercy University organized by Sanwariya Education Consultants at Hotel Park in Hyderabad. Interacting with the students during a meet and greet, she urged students to focus on streamlining their application process and upskilling in the English language and soft skills before reapplying for higher education. Inadequate groundwork may lead to students facing severe obstacles, and may even face admission denial on these grounds. Mr Andy Burfitt, Global Director of Mercy University, and Sanwariya Edu Consultants CEO Sangeeta Goel were also present on this occasion.
The university has partnered with Oxford International Education Group to facilitate digital and English language courses for aspiring students. Mercy University prides itself on its five diverse schools, covering Business, Education, Health & Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social & Behavioral Sciences, and presenting more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs.
According to Ms Mishra, “within the first three months of their expansion in Hyderabad, the Mercy University has received over 150 applications. Situated in the heart of New York, the university was founded in 1950 and is home to 12000 students from 54 countries across the world. Nearly 100 students from India study at five different schools of the university, she said.
Interacting with the media during a press conference on Wednesday, Mr. Rajesh Goel, the Managing Director of Sanwariya Educational Consultants, emphasized the USA’s status as a prime destination for higher education, attracting a substantial number of Indian students and fostering one of the largest Indian student diasporas abroad.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Andy Burfitt, Global Sales Director – North America said “The institution’s campuses offer state-of-the-art facilities, including Clinical Health and Simulation Labs, design & animation studios, music and recording studios, and a 5,000 square-foot fitness center.”
In addition, Mercy University is home to 10 NCAA Division II Athletic teams with top-notch athletic facilities, he added.
Explaining career prospects for Indian students, he said “The demand for studies at Mercy University spans a wide array of fields including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) options.”
Furthermore, Mr. Goel emphasized that the USA’s international student community enjoys a wealth of employment opportunities, which can lead to a brighter future upon completion of their studies. “Programs like Cyber-Security open doors to lucrative careers, with an average salary of $122,000 USD, he added.