Workshop on 'Opportunities of Higher Education Abroad' held in AMU

Aligarh: Dr Wasikul Islam, Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison from the USA elaborated on the opportunities of higher education abroad and discussed aspects related to economic growth and stability, personal development and other practical benefits for pursuing a career in the developed countries.

Dr Islam was conducting a workshop as a resource person on the ‘Opportunities of Higher Education Abroad’ organized by the Training and Placement Office, Aligarh Muslim University Centre, Murshidabad in collaboration with Sir Syed Global Scholar Award, USA.

He talked about his journey throughout his career from pursuing BSc. and MSc. from Aligarh Muslim University to pursuing PhD from Oklahoma State University, USA.

Dr Islam emphasized the role of SSGSA in shaping his career. Motivating the students to apply for this award, he pointed out SSGSA is having its scholars working in many reputed universities as well as corporate institutions in the US and in Europe. He informed that SSGSA helps awardees and provides them financial support in their pursuits of higher education abroad.

In the second session of the workshop, Dr Wasikul Islam delineated the application process of foreign universities. He explained the importance of the Graduate Admission Timeline of US universities and also discussed the pattern of various examinations such as GRE/GMAT and TOEFL. He informed about the admission requirements and procedures of foreign universities and also focused on preparing an effective and appropriate CV. Dr Islam also discussed important points on how to write a Statement of Purpose (SOP) for applying to different universities.

Earlier, Dr Nigamananda Biswas, Director, Aligarh Muslim University Centre, Murshidabad delivered the inaugural address. He highlighted the importance of developing new skills as required in current circumstances.

Dr Biswas urged the students to think out-of-the-box and develop a holistic perspective. Emphasizing growing competition in the market, he asked the students to be prepared for a very competitive market where they would be competing with candidates from across the world. He urged the students to have their own Unique Selling Proposition (USP).

Syed Ali Rizvi, Member, Executive Committee, SSGSA and imminent US-based AMU alumnus, in his online message, congratulated the AMU Centre Murshidabad for organizing the event.

The welcome address was delivered by Mofikul Islam, Course Coordinator, MBA (Unit), while Dr Syed Atif Jilani, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration proposed the vote of thanks.

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