MIC to help IPTA applicants

July 13th, 2012 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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So, congrats to those who secured a place in IPTA. As mentioned in the article below, give it a try. Don’t reject the place given to you.

The national MIC Youth Higher Education Bureau has called on Indian students to accept places in public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) and not reject them on grounds that it is inconvenient.

Its chairman Mahaganapathy Dass said that every year, about 250 Indian students failed to report to their IPTA, citing factors like distance, travelling expenses and suitable courses as part of their reasons for rejecting the offers.

“Despite being accepted, some students opted out because they were unwilling to study outstation or have no means to make the journey to their IPTA,” he said, adding that the bureau would be helping as many as 60 students from low-income backgrounds in covering their travel expenses to their respective universities this year.

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UTM) economics student Vinodh Elamkovam said he found himself in the same dilemma when he received his acceptance letter in 2009.

The Alor Setar native, who lives with his uncle and grandmother, said he was reluctant to leave his family and had never been to Terengganu before.

“Moving far away and changing my lifestyle weighed heavily on my mind,” he said.

He finally decided to take up the offer after an uncle advised him not to give up on the opportunity.

Vinodh urged Indian students who had been offered places not to reject them for reasons like inconvenience.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/13/nation/11653205&sec=nation

Moving on, if you have secured a place, MIC Higher Education Bureau is trying to help out the students from low income families with some travel expenses.

If you didn’t get a place in IPTA, contact them to help you with the appeal process:

Applicants may call the bureau’s helpline at 03-4043 1111, send an email to higheredu@pemudaimc.org or fax them at 03-4043 6100.

Applicants sending appeals by fax must include a copy of their STPM transcripts, appeal letter and their IPTA application letter.

You can also check their FB at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Higher-Education-BureauNational-MIC-Youth/170229483307



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