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'My daughter wants to work in America'

April 22, 2017 10:00 IST

Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities.

Study abroad

In an online chat with readers every Friday, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and career abroad.

For those who missed the chat on April 21, here's the unedited transcript:


Parasurama Iyengar: Dear Sir, my daughter wants to become a nurse and wants work in America.

She is going to finish High school next year. I am a school teacher and cannot afford to send her abroad to study. If you could guide us we will be very happy.

NNS Chandra: Dear Parasurama Iyer, your daughter seems to quite matured and clear in thinking for a high school student. Very good.

Being a nurse or any care giver work is simply amazing. I agree, the cost of pursuing studies abroad is expensive. And there are excellent training facilities for a a nursing student in India.

I would be very glad to help your daughter in anyway. Please ask her to get in touch with me.

I will connect her to some nursing programs where there can be scholarships available for brilliant students and who are committed to profession. Looking forward to have a conversation with her.


Sundaram: How can I get professional engineer designation?

NNS Chandra: Sundaram, the requirements to get a license to practice as an engineer varies from country to country and even in one country it varies fro province to province.

To be granted a license to practice professional engineering in Ontario, Canada an applicant must.


Pallavi Karun: Sir, I had send questions to this for my daughter. She started her application for us colleges. I am writing for my daughter. She wanted to study abroad. My daughter wants help in essay and application. Can you guide her?

NNS Chandra: Absolutely yes. Please ask her to send the essay draft to me. She seems to be getting ready early, which is really good.


Saraswathy: Respected NNS sir, I am working as a school counselor with a IB school in Delhi NCR region. I have finished MPhil in counseling.

I want to learn more about college admission counseling and get a certification. What courses should I take?

NNS Chandra: Wow Saraswathy. Appreciate your interest in counselling. Depending on your education, experience and interest, there are several paths you can choose in pursuing a counselling licensing.


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