EDEX Expo 2013, Education & Careers exhibition will be held on January 18th, 19th & 20th at BMICH, Colombo (10.30 am to 7 pm) and on January 25th & 26th at Kandy City Center (9.30 am to 6 pm) .
How to select Educational Institutes, Fields of Study, Courses (Certificate/Diploma/Degree programs):
Course Name with level (Certificate/ Diploma/Degree/ Postgraduate)
Length of study (Years/ Months)
No of Semesters
Affiliation (Degree awarding authority. eg. UGC for National University, UGC recognized local degree, Foreign awarding Institution)
Total Cost (tuition fees and other costs/ Expenses)
In addition to these data you should also assess the quality of the programs by asking questions on: (a) recognition of affiliated (degree awarding) institute, (b) track record of past students and (c) qualification of teaching staff etc
Educational Stalls at EDEX:
In the Colombo event this year (2013) we have over 275 standards size stalls and nearly 200 exhibitors, representing the cream of service providers in tertiary education, vocational training and technical training, professional institutes and even some employers who will be participating to recruit their future employees, said Organizers, the Royal College Union (Daily News, 8th January 2013). So we have a domestic exhibition hall where the local service providers will be participating.
International Exhibition Hall:
They have the international exhibition hall where the foreign universities and their local agents will be showcasing the opportunities in higher education outside Sri Lanka. So historically we have had over 20 countries being represented. Over 250 Universities will be represented either directly or indirectly through their agents. We also have a new feature where there will be a demarcated area for career guidance and recruitment will take place.”
After O/L and A/L:
Every year during the third week of January, the exhibition is held. That is the time just after the O/Level exam and A/level results have been just released. They are in a mindset to look for the next step. “Kandy we will be having 80 booths, so altogether we will have around 350 stalls both in Colombo and Kandy.
However not all the participants in Colombo will be going to Kandy. This is the eighth year we are having it both in Colombo and Kandy. 2013, in terms of what is offered, it will facilitate spot admissions for those who seek courses or enrollment into universities, they can stand to get scholarships – full and partial scholarships.
Then there can be other concessionary offers, like waving off the registration fees or they can expect discounts and access to a host of other ancillary educational related facilities. We had over 35,000 in Colombo and about 18,000 in Kandy
You can find out educational Choices, Options and Opportunities in the post-secondary, graduate and postgraduate fields, technical and vocational training leading to gainful employment.
This exhibition also contains a Green Zone to promote sustainable living. You can visit stalls of Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Young Biologists’ Association here.
Edex is the oldest Career exhibition in Sri Lanka and other exhibitions in this category are Adyapana and Future Mind.
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