STUDYING ABROAD

More Spring Daleans make it to globally ranked universities abroad
 
Kirit Singh Dhillon and Bikramjit Kukreja, students of Spring Dale Senior School, have made their alma mater proud by making it to the top ranking global universities abroad. While Bikramjit Kukreja has been selected to the University of California, Berkeley, Kirit Singh Dhillon has got acceptance from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, New York.
 
While they had applied to at least 12 globally ranked universities and got selected in around five, Kirit and Bikramjit said that they had opted for these institutes because of their high global ranking and the exclusive nature of education determined by their low acceptance rates.
 
Giving details about the ranking of these universities, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that as per a recent evaluation, the University of California, Berkeley, had ranked first in Forbes’ List of 2016 among the Best Value Colleges of America, which featured 300 schools.
 
“Bikramjit Kukreja was among the 5,000 selected out of a total of 83,000 students, who had applied to the University of California, Berkeley, while Kirit Singh Dhillon was among the 2249 selected out of a total of 34, 358 students, who had applied for admission to the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University,” Mr Sharma said.
 
“Columbia University, New York, is an Ivy League research university. It has a low acceptance rate of 6.1 %, which means that the quality of students selected for admission is very high,” he said. He added that the rate of acceptance of University of California, Berkeley, was even lower – 4%.  “Though the fees structure of both universities is quite exorbitant and not within the reach of folks with an average monthly income, high achievers are provided with financial aid,” Mr Sharma said.
 
“Low acceptance rates at both universities suggest a feasible student-teacher ratio, which means that teachers can provide greater attention to students,” said Bikramjit and Kirit. Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, congratulated Kirit and Bikramjit. “We pray for their bright future,” they said.
 
They reiterated their commitment to impart the best of education to the students to enable them to secure seats in the best of educational institutions around the globe besides grooming them in such a way so as to enable them to blossom into responsible global citizens.
 
 
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