Friday, July 13, 2007
Foreign univs contact students via SMS
Widespread use of IT tools has made it easier for counsellors and representatives of foreign universities to contact Indian students. So much so that students are now receiving SMSes carrying details of on-the-spot registration for foreign universities.While university representatives are sending messages to students, mobile operators are negotiating data space with counsellors. International Placewell Consultants, for instance, sends out text messages that convey details of on the spot registration, scholarships offered and even information on work permits.Some of the universities IPC represents include University of Sheffield, University of Leeds and the Universtiy of Canterbury.Some mobile service providers have approached me for data on education and colleges that they can be made available for their customers.Reliance Communications, for instance, is going to launch an application on R World by means of which a student can shoot questions which will be answered by experts.