Srinagar: A three-day mentoring workshop on ‘Studying Abroad’ concluded at the University of Kashmir on Wednesday.
The workshop, which was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan, was organised by Centre for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC) in collaboration with EduAccess, a non-profit initiative working for promotion of higher education.
During the workshop, interactive and hands-on sessions were held for school, college and university students on opportunities available for higher studies and fully funded scholarships abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom. Several hands-on sessions were conducted wherein students were trained by foreign-returned graduates in writing CVs, Personal Statements, Statements of Purpose, Research Proposals for Ph.D., finding scholarships, choosing research supervisors and related aspects of pursuing higher studies abroad.
During the valedictory session, Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir, Registrar of the University, was the chief guest who expressed his satisfaction about the design and conduct of the workshop. He congratulated Director CCPC and Eduaccess team for organising the programme.
Thanking the guest speakers and students, Director CCPC, Prof Geer M Ishaq appreciated the philanthropic spirit with which EduAccess team members are working to guide the students of underprivileged communities.
Dr Sameer Rashid of EduAccess team also spoke at the occasion and said that during the workshop, the mentees received support and guidance for making applications in premier universities like University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics etc., besides one-to-one mentorship support for making scholarship applications.
Certificates of appreciation were distributed by the chief guest among the guest speakers later.
Dr Bilal Ahmad Pandow, Consultant CCPC delivered a vote of thanks.