The annual Russian Educational Fair was held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Trivandrum on May 15, 2017. The Fair, literally a presentation of Russian universities, was held at part of the programme “Education in Russia Today”. Representatives of 10 Russian universities participated in the day-long Fair. It was aimed at providing better opportunities for students in Kerala to know more about higher education in Russia. The programme included a seminar, counselling, spot admission and discussion on the quality of higher education in Russia.
Prof. Irina Petrova, Vice-Chancellor, Mari State Medical University, inaugurated the Fair. In her inaugural address, Prof. Irina Petrova described the standard of education during the Soviet era and the present Russia. She noted that the Soviet Government always give priority to bring up educated generation. Millions of students from more than 60 countries were also benefited. Presently, the Government of the Russian Federation also gives importance to the general and higher education. According to the WHO, medical educational institutions occupy higher position among the top medical universities in the world. The introduction of English medium will always go a long way in promoting Russian education abroad. This will help more students from other countries to join Russian universities, said Prof. Irina Petrova.
Mrs. Elena Barman, Head of the Education Department, the RCSC in New Delhi, Mr. Syed I. Rigan, Director, RusEducation, Dr. Dinesh Singla, President, Indian Students Association, were present on the occasion.
The Fair attracted a good number of students seeking admission to the Russian universities.