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NCI scholarships

The National College of Ireland (NCI) will issue 40 scholarships for the January intake of their most popular Masters programmes at the Education in Ireland fairs which will begin in Delhi on November 15th. After Delhi the fair will travel to Pune (November 16th), Chennai (November 22nd) and Bangalore (November 23rd).
The courses which the scholarships will apply to are the MSc in Cloud Computing, MSc in Data Analytics and the MSc in Management. NCI will issue scholarship vouchers to applicants who meet the entry requirements. There will be 10 vouchers issued per city with a value of €1500 each. Applicants will be interviewed at the NCI stand to assess their suitability and should arrive with the relevant transcripts. If successful they will be issued with the voucher on the day. A deposit must be paid by December 12th to secure the scholarship. Contact aritra.ghosal@ncirl.ie for further details.
NCI is ranked number 1 for graduate recruitment according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. This guide ranks all universities in the UK and Ireland according to the percentage of graduating students who get jobs related to their major within six months of graduation. NCI ranked the highest with 96% of students gaining employment within 6 months.
The reason why NCI ranks so high is that they are a unique institution that has very strong links with industry. NCI was established in 1951 to serve the specific needs on industry. They have two specialist schools in Computing and Business. They develop courses with industry by simply asking them what courses are needed to provide them with graduates with practical skills that are ready for the workplace. No other academic institution in Ireland has such strong industry links.
NCI also has strong links with world renowned US universities. For example, their MSc in Cloud Computing has been developed with professors from Stanford, UC Berkeley and Cornell. The NCI School of Computing sits in the centre of Dublin which is known as the “silicon valley of Europe”. Within walking distance of NCI are the European Headquarters of Google, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. It is with these companies that NCI has developed courses and where NCI graduates gain employment.
The School of Business sits in the centre of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre. All of the world’s leading banks and consultancy companies are within the campus. NCI graduates have gained employment in companies like Citi, PWC, Morgan Stanley, KPMG and JP Morgan.
NCI is a state funded not for profit institution that is focused on providing the highest quality programmes from degree level up to PhD. All their programmes are internationally recognised. Their courses are very competitively priced and all international students will be allowed to stay back in Ireland for one year after graduation

15-Oct-14  |  Posted By Sibendu

Irish Education Fair

The Education in Ireland Fairs will take place in India in February in the following cities:-







8th February


Taj Coromandel


9th February


Taj Vivanta, MG Road


15th February


Courtyard by Marriott , Pune City Centre (Level 1)

New Delhi

16th February


The Lalit, Barakhamba Road



28-Oct-14  |  Posted By James

WIT told it will not get standalone university status

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told Waterford Institute of Technology that it will not achieve university status unless it resumes talks with IT Carlow on a planned merger.
In a meeting this morning described as “tough and frank”, the Minister and her officials told management at Waterford IT that the Government had no intention of rolling back on the criteria for newly designated Technological Universities.
To gain such status, there must be a merger between at least two institutes of technology and the collective bidders must satisfy performance targets set by theHigher Education Authority.
On Tuesday, the governing body of Waterford IT decided to “suspend all activities related to merger” after an analysis showed that the partnership with IT Carlow would bring down its scores under a number of headings.
While WIT said it remained “committed to a technological university in the south east which will have a significant economic and social impact”, it feared the merger would delay achieving this goal by several years with no ultimate guarantee of success.
WIT president Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn was summoned to this morning’s meeting at the Department of Education along with WIT deputy chairman Jack Walsh, a Labour party councillor. The institute’s chairman Dr Donal Ormonde is abroad this week.
IT Carlow said it was “surprised and disappointed” by WIT’s announcement, coming just a week after the signing of what it called an “historic” partnership agreement.
Today, however, lecturing staff at IT Carlow said they had concerns about the proposed merger, citing lack of consultation or proper accountability.
In a statement, the local branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) which represents such staff said lecturers feared the plan amounted to “a takeover of IT Carlow by Waterford, thereby removing the local autonomy that has been key to the success of IT Carlow in serving the region”.
It said: “This process looks likely to undermine the regional mission that IT Carlow has very successfully carried out to date and hamper its ability to meet the needs of the local community and local industry, and there is a grave danger that there may never be a technological university at the end of a merger process.”
Two bids for Technological University status have already been submitted to the HEA, and have got an initial stamp of approval from an external committee.
These are bids by DIT, Tallaght IT and Blanchardstown IT in the greater Dublin area and a southern bid by Cork IT and IT Tralee.
A third bid is also in train comprising Letterkenny, Sligo and Galway-Mayo institutes of technology in the northwest.
While Waterford IT has complained that it has been leapfrogged by other bidders, Department officials argue that the institute has only itself to blame for not preparing an application yet.

23-Oct-14  |  Posted By Admin