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The education in Russia has been focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), with its spectacular feats of sending the first man, first dog to the Moon. There cannot be better proof of the merits and efficacy of the education system in the country. The charm of Russia with its unique history and political narrative is one that has taken centre stage internationally. From the stark weather in Siberia to the warm hospitality of historic townships of Leningrad and Moscow, Russia has a wealth of experience as being a beacon of progress, leadership and innovation, since the period of the industrial revolution. Having maintained their reputation for being technologically advanced, Russian universities offer preparatory programmes (training for enrolment on Bachelor’s, Master’s and Specialist Degree courses), short courses (summer university, a single term in Russia, summer schools), Russian as a foreign language courses, professional development and additional vocational training. ThereREAD MORE
Close on the heels of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (UCIS) policy memorandum issued on February 22, 2018 that said its visa officers could seek detailed documentation and more evidence from firms to establish that they have specific assignments in a specialty field for the H-1B beneficiary, the Donald Trump Administration has made their second move towards protecting local jobs in the US and preventing them from moving off-shore. The Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) will be levied on companies with gross revenue of $500 million that outsource their work offshore to captive units. Effective January 2018, the rate of tax will be 5%, which will double to 10% in 2019. In parallel, the US has also considerably reduced the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, thereby incentivising companies to hire more people in the US. The impact of these issues is being felt by US firmsREAD MORE
How to Build your Profile for Summer Internships   As you gear up, for a very crucial phase in your life, I wanted to stress on one thing that lingers around the back of your minds, i.e. internships. I am aware this would not be your first priority right now, but this would most certainly exist in the back of your heads. So here are some of the things that can probably help you be up to speed when you land in the U.S.:  Build your profile for Summer Internships One Page Resume: When you applied for your respective master’s programs you had made a two page resume, which was comprehensive and probably covered your extra-curricular activities to the smallest projects that you might have done in your first year.  YOU WILL NOT NEED IT WHEN YOU APPLY for INTERNSHIPS. Without exception, every employer seeks a one page resume, weatherREAD MORE
You are working your fingers to the bone to get a perfect score and your mock test results are reflecting the dedicated efforts you are putting in. But this is not the only groundwork you need to do before taking standardized tests like GRE and TOEFL — it’s equally important to select the right test centre. While the GRE and TOEFL test are administered all year-round at various test centres across the country, it is crucial that you select your test centres prudently. To save you from the pain of physically visiting the centres across Mumbai, Collegepond has put in extensive effort in researching GRE and TOEFL centres for you by conducting surveys based on several parameters for each test centre- Goregaon, Andheri, Mulund, Nerul and Vile Parle. Staff cooperation, seating comfort, punctuality, ease of registration, absence of technical difficulties, proper stationery, quality of headphones and appropriate space with regards to seating arrangements are parametersREAD MORE
| Sample SOP for CS- This a Statement of Purpose of a student who got admitted to New York University Tandon School of Engineering for the Masters in CS program. | FIRST DRAFT of the SOP given by the Student: The fruits of technological advances are conspicuously manifested into a cell phone in every pocket and a computer in every backpack but what’s less noticeable is the information that’s being generated along with these advances. With the huge amount of data being accumulated by the day, we can very well justify that we are living in a data-driven era and every day we face a data related problem. Just like every single thing in this universe has been bitten by the bug called evolution so has data, from being measured in bits and bytes the term of measurement has undergone a metamorphosis to an extent that we have units like petabytesREAD MORE
HOW WILL THE H-1B PROCESS CHANGE DUE TO TRUMP h-1b process change trump h-1b process change trump h-1b process change trump President Donald Trump, the 45th POTUS, took charge on January 20th with multiple clouds of apprehension about the policies that he had promised to implement. With the Executive Order (EO) on January 27th restricting immigration from 7 countries, these apprehensions looked to be materializing sooner than expected. With the number of students applying for higher education in the US at an all-time high, and increasing at a rapid pace, the EO on immigration and President Trump’s comments on visa misuse and outsourcing of American jobs have led to several furrowed brows. Since January 2017, three separate bills were proposed to amend the current H-1B system by Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durban, Representative Darrell Issa and Representative Zoe Lofgren. These proposals vary in approach with respect to the priority, degree requirementsREAD MORE
Columbia University
Columbia University | Student Feedback Hi Neha and Jimeet Sir, Columbia University Hope you are doing great! I would love to help out students applying for MS in CS at Columbia. Sorry I couldn't reply sooner, I was busy with college work. It's terribly hectic out here. So let's see.. Columbia University About the course - Think twice before applying to Columbia for MS in CS. If you are not passionate about CS or just applying because it's an Ivy League school or because it's New York or whatever, YOU WILL SUFFER. I have seen people crying (literally) here. Columbia University I have never worked so hard in my life ever before, but the end result is just fabulous. I have learned more in the past 6 months here, than in my entire 4 years in under-grad. 4 courses in one semester takes a big toll on you. Teachers are GOD-level. I feel soREAD MORE
Stream Change After Graduation
Stream Change After Graduation | MS in US Overtime, of your graduate studies, you may find that your interest in your chosen field of study is waning and that your real passion lies in a different field in which you don't have any professional experience. What do you do then? Continue studying in the field that you know you don't wish to pursue? Or make a change and switch to a field that is aligned with your interests? Is it possible to transition from one field to the other? The answer is yes. Getting a master's degree in a field that is different from your undergraduate degree is challenging, but not impossible. Changing streams after graduation can be tricky, but is certainly possible and in no way hinders your chances of a successful career.  The switch should be made only after doing a detailed research and careful analysis. Here areREAD MORE
CANADIAN VISA APPLICATION PROCESS VISA APPLICATION PROCESS Following is the complete step-by-step visa application procedure: The Visa process in India takes an average of 3 weeks. As per the Visa Office instructions, it is advantageous to initiate the process 3 months prior to the proposed date of traveling. The following link provides information about the documents that are needed to be kept handy before you begin the application process: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-how-documents.asp Medical Check-Up Police Clearance Certificate Application Package Application Fee Submit the application After the application process is completed, if your application is approved: A letter of introduction will be sent to you confirming the approval. This letter is not your study permit. Bring the letter of introduction with you to show to immigration officials at the point of entry when you arrive in Canada. A visitor visa (temporary resident visa) will be issued in your passport. The expiry date on thisREAD MORE
about the toefl exam
What is TOEFL? Students who wish to study abroad in an English-speaking country are required to take a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test assesses one’s ability to speak and understand English by analyzing his/her English language skills in terms of reading, speaking, listening and writing. It evaluates how well one can combine these skills to perform well in academic tasks. TOEFL is accepted as proof of English proficiency across 9,000 colleges and it is conducted more than 50 times in a year by Educational Testing Service (ETS) – a US-based non-profit organization. TOEFL test format: TOEFL has two versions: TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test). Both the versions of TOEFL test has four sections- Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing and takes about 4-hours to complete. Students can retake the TOEFL test as many times as they wish. It uses both human ratersREAD MORE