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Cardiff University has a long and established relationship with India. Students from across the country come to Cardiff to study a wide range of degree programmes resulting in the growth of a large and diverse community of Indian students.

The University has been making regular visits to India for the past decade and a half. Cardiff University has a stellar reputation in India as a leading institution offering quality education in a safe and friendly environment.

Foundation courses

If you fall short of the minimum entry requirements for entry to Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes, you may need, under certain circumstances, to consider the International Foundation Programme before starting undergraduate study.

You will need an average of 65% - 70% in Standard XII with 65% minimum in key subject areas to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to have an average of 75% in the best four Standard XII subjects (excluding Hindi and P.E.). If you studied under the West Bengal Board, a lower percentage may be considered.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will need successful completion of a relevant bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 55%-60% to qualify for Cardiff University's postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you are applying for research programmes from India, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

You will need successful completion of a relevant bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with a grade of approximately 55% - 60%. Some schools will also require the successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required even if you have been taught through the medium of English. For students who have obtained an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall, we have a 10-week and 8-week presessional course. Please see pre-sessional pages for more details

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit India regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at international@cardiff.ac.uk.

Ahmedabad

Company Contact name Address Contact details

The Chopras
Admedabad Office
Ms Anshika Singh 207, 208, 209 Advait Complex
Opp. Soham Towers
Besides Sandesh Press
Bodakdev Vastrapur
Ahmedabad
380054

Tel: +91-79-4003 2126
Fax: +91-79-4003 2129
Email: ahmedabad@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Ahmedabad Office
Ms Swati Doshi 304 Campus Corner, Near Som Lalit College,
St Xavier's College Corner
Navrangpura
Ahmedabad - 380009
Tel: +91-79-4024-3333
Fax: +91-79-4024-3331
Email: ahmedabad@edwiseinternational.com

Bangalore

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Bangalore Office
Mrs Bindu Chopra 1108 B Wing
Mittal Tower
M G Road
560001
Tel: +91-80-4113 3153 / 2532 5446/8
Fax: +91-80-4151 2657
Email: bangalore@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com
Edwise International
Bangalore Office
Ms Sharmila Nagendran N-305, 3rd Floor, North Block, Rear Wing
Manipal Centre, 47 Dickenson Road,
Off M.G. Road,
Bangalore - 560 042
Tel: +91-80-4350-3333 / 2559-0355
Telefax: +91-80_4350-3399
Email: bangalore@edwiseinternational.com
Campus Abroad
Bangalore Office
Mr B. Vijay Kumar 201 'Sophia's Choice'
No.7, St. Marks Road
Bangalore 560-001
Tel: +91-80-2249-933 / 44 / 55
Fax: +91-80-5114-6111
Email: campus-abroad@airtelmail.in

Chandigarh

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Chandigarh Office
Mr Rajat Awasthi SCO 117, 118, 119
Above Canara Bank
Sec-17C
Chandigarh
160017

Tel: +91 17 2507 6493
Fax: +91 17 2507 6492
Email: chandigarh@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Chandigarh Office
Ms Kanchan Arora 2nd Floor, SCO 59-60
Madhya Marg, Sector 9D,
Above Bank of Punjab
Chandigarh 160 009
Tel: +91-0172-4343-333 / 5045-236
Fax: +91-0172-4343-399
E-Mail: chandigarh@edwiseinternational.com

Chennai

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Chennai Office
Ms Sangeetha Virmani Khaleeli Centre
Alsa Mall
2nd Floor, 2/1, 149 Montieth Road
Egmore
Chennai
600008

Tel: +91-44-4214 8123
Fax: +91-44-4352 8302
Email: chennai@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Chennai Office
Ms Kavitha Bhatt Pioneer Sudarshan Plaza
First Floor, Above Pizza Corner
9 Mohan Kumaramangalam Street
Chennai 600034
Tel: +91-44-4292-8200
Fax: +91-44-4292-8299
Email: chennai@edwiseinternational.com
Campus Abroad
Head Office - Chennai
  7-D, Calve Chateau
(Beside Ega + behind Nilgris)
808-Poonamallee High Road
Kilpauk
Chennai 600010
Tel: +91-44-6458-5500
Mobile: +91-98-4004-8600
Email: campus@eth.net
Web: www.campus-abroad.com
Campus Abroad
Chennai Office
Mr Gift Anderson No. A-3, 1st Floor, Gems Court
No.14, Khader Nawaz Khan Road
Chennai 600006
Tel: +91-44-2833-0600 / 0700
Fax: +91-44-2833-1302
Email: campus-city@eth.net

Cochin

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Cochin Office

Ms Anita Matthew 2nd Floor, Above Sony World
M G Road
Ravipuram
Ernakulam 682016

Tel: +91 048 4238 5231
Fax: +91 048 4238 5235
Email: theteam@chopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Cochin Office

S Bhuvana Thoufeeq Complex
Ground Floor, MG Road
Opposite Deepa Theatre,
Ravipuram
Cochin 682016
Tel: +91-48-4237-3347
Email: cochin@edwiseinternational.com
Campus Abroad
Cochin Office
Ms Tammy Maria 41/ 1834, C2
Lamy Arcade
Peyoli Lane, Kacheripady
Cochin 682018
Tel: +91-48-4402-2209
Mobile: +91-989-5171-877
Email: cochin@campus-abroad.com

Coimbatore

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Coimbatore Office

Ms. Anisha V.A. 725D/I, 4th Floor, S R Complex
Avinashi Road
Coimbatore
641 018

Tel: +91-42-2450 4313/4/5
Email: theteam@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Coimbatore Office
Ms T Theanmozhi 4th Floor, Ashirwadh,
DB Road, RS Puram,
Coimbatore 641002
Tel: +91-42-2450-0473
Fax: +91-42-2450-0475
Email: coimbatore@edwiseinternational.com
Campus Abroad
Coimbatore Office
Ms Sumi Jose G2 1st Floor
Damodar Center
1050 Avinashi Road
Coimbatore 641018
Mobile: +91-42-2224-9100
Email: coimbatore@campus-abroad.com

Delhi

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Head Office - Delhi
Mr Syed Nadeem 1006 Chiranjiv Towers
43 Nehru Place
New Delhi
110019

Tel: +91-11-4160 8466
Fax: +91-11-2628 0361
Email: delhi@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Delhi Office
  2nd Floor, N-13.
Opposite South Extension Flyover,
Above Bank of Punjab,
New Delhi - 110049
Tel: +91-11-4700-5333/2619-5373
Fax: +91-11-4700-5399
Email: delhi@edwiseinternational.com

Guragon

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Guragon Office

Nomita Singh C-1/B Old DLF Colony
Sector 14
Guragon 122001
India

Tel: +91-95-1244 0800/80
Email: guragon@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Hyderabad

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Hyderabad Office
Ms Caroline D'Mello 1-10-20/2B, Pooja Edifice
3rd Floor, Opp. Shopper's Stop
Chikoti Gardens,
Begumpet
Hyderabad 500016

Tel: +91-40-6649 6551/52
Fax: +91-40-2776 3151
Email: hyderabad@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Hyderabad Office
Ms Shabnam Banu 4th Floor, Babu Khan Mall,
Somajiguda Circle,
Opposite of Kala Niketan
Hyderabad 500016
Tel: +91-40-4466-3333/2340-1200
Fax: +91-40-4466-3399
Email: hyderabad@edwiseinternational.com
Campus Abroad
Hyderabad Office
Mr Joseph Thumaty Flat 202, 2nd Floor, Gharonda Maya Apartment
Next to Archies Gallery, Opposite to Minerva coffee shop
3-6-521, Himayath Nagar Main Road
Hyderabad 500 029
Tel: +91-40-6678-5000 / 8228
Fax: +91-40-2762-7638
Email: hyderabad@campus-abroad.com

Kolkata

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Kolkata Office
Mrs Monica Mehta 8 Camac Street
Shanti Niketan
8th Floor, Flat no.8
Kolkata 700 017

Tel: +91-33-2282 0897
Fax: +91-33-4006 1488
Email: kolkata@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Kolkata Office

Ms Rumki Ghosh South Block 206 (2nd Floor)
Ideal Plaza
11/1 Sarat Bose Road
Kolkata 700020
Tel: +91-33-2289-6334
Fax: +91-33-2289-6335
Email: kolkata@edwiseinternational.com

Lucknow

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Lucknow Office
  4th Floor Rohit Bhaban
Above Canara Bank
Sapru Marg
Lucknow

Tel: +91-05-2241 51111
Email: lucknow@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Mangalore

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Mangalore Office
  Global Education Centre
2nd Floor, Catholic Centre
Balmatta Road, Hampankatta
Mangalore - 575001

Tel: +91-0824-4289 445
Fax: +91-0824-4289 454
Email: mangalore@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Mumbai

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Mumbai Office
  2nd Floor, Business Point
Paliram Road, next to BMC office
Off S.V Road, Andheri-West
Mumbai - 400058

Tel: +91-022-2625-1260-67
Email: mumbai@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Head Office - Mumbai

Ajay Sukhwani 2 Jer Mahal, Ground Floor,
Kalbadevi Road, Dhobi Talao Junction,
Opp Metro Adlabs, Near Nike Showroom
Mumbai - 400 002
Tel: +91-2240-81-3333/220-3338
Fax: +91-2200-3269
Email: ho@edwiseinternational.com
Web: www.edwiseinternational.com
Edwise International
Santacruz Office
Shyam Chetwani 512/5th Floor Deheeraj Heritage
Opp. Asha Parekh Hospital
S.V. Road, Milan Subway Junction
Santacruz (W)
Mumbai 400 -054
Tel: +91-22-4276-4444
Email: sw_mumbai@edwiseinternational.com
Edwise International
Malad Office
Ms Arti Mishra 302-303, Link Way Estate
Malad Link Road
Near Inorbit
Malad (West), Mumbai
400064
Tel: +91-22-4217-6444
Fax: +91-22-4217-6499
Email: malad@edwiseinternational.com
Edwise International
Thane Office
Ms Urmila Malkania Navrang Arcade
2nd Floor Opposite McDonalds
Gokhale Road
Thane (West), Mumbai
Tel: +91-22-4345-5555
Email: thane@edwiseinternational.com

Pune

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Pune Office
Ms Shanthi R. 1206/B/19A Cifco Centre
Above Bank of India
2nd Floor, JM Road
Deccan Gymkhana
Pune 411004

Tel: +91-020-4104-53333
Email: pune@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Pune Office

Ms Meera Subramanyam 321 Sohrab Hall,
3rd Floor Sassoon Road,
Pune 411001
Tel: +91-20-2605-9092
Fax: +91-20-2605-9093
Email: pune@edwiseinternational.com

Trivandrum

Company Contact name Address Contact details
The Chopras
Trivandrum Office

Ms. Anitha Thomas CRRA 33
Chalakuzhy Lane
Pattom
Trivandrum 695 004

Tel: +91-0471-326-3399
Email: trivandrum@thechopras.com
Web: www.chopraconsultants.com

Edwise International
Trivandrum Office
Ms Divya S 5th Floor, Pan African Plaza
Opposite Raymonds', MG Road
Trivandrum 695001
Tel: +91-47-14-061601
Email: trivandrum@edwiseinternational.com
Campus Abroad
Trivandrumi Office
Ms Riya K.V TC 26/1773. URR 16
Uppalam Road
Statue, GPO
Thiruvananthapuram 695001
Tel: +91-47-1247-2011
Mobile: +98-957-097-08
Email: tvm@campus-abroad.com
Rajeeve Nair

Rajeeve Nair

Course Title: Msc Structural Engineering
Country: India

Year of Graduation: 2004
Current Employer: Ashghal, Public Works Authority, Qatar


Rajeeve has worked on multi-million dollar projects such as the Jebel Ali International Airport, the Raffles International Hotel in Wafi City and currently on the Al-Ruwais Port project costing about $215m under Ashghal - the Public Works Authority of Qatar. Focused on what he needed in his professional career, he came to Cardiff to further his technical knowledge on engineering structures and is now reaping the benefits of his master’s degree.

As a Student at Cardiff University
You did your master’s in Structural Engineering in Cardiff; did the degree equip you with the necessary skills for your job?

Structural engineering is one of the most challenging fields in Civil engineering. A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is broader and does not cover certain advanced areas of Structural Engineering. My master’s degree in Cardiff helped me understand the subject better especially the seismic design of structures.

Did you enjoy your master’s?

I had a great time in Cardiff! Living with friends and exploring the culture of UK was a great experience. Last September, my wife and I had a vacation in the UK. I had come to the university but unfortunately it was your summer break so I couldn’t meet up with my professors. But we managed to visit some of my friends still working in the UK.

Life after Graduation
Could you tell me about your current project at the Al Ruwais Port? What is your day-to-day schedule like?

The Al Ruwais Port Project is handled by Ashghal and is situated in the North of Qatar. Ashghal is the public works authority and Al Ruwais is a commercial port. The construction project is ongoing and will last two and a half years. With the current development vision of Qatar, various additional scope was included in the planned project. We are working with marine operations, strategic works for the channel and basins, onshore works, etc.

I have a consultant and a contractor on board my team; they both have very good experience in the Middle East. As a Project Engineer, from the client's side, I have to ensure that we are meeting the standards and requirements of the end users. I also have to manage the change requirements of the various stakeholders as we have a lot going on. Many people are involved, including but not limited to: coast guards, the Ministry of Environment and Port Authorities. We need to make sure that everything is recorded properly and that the contractor has sufficient work to progress at site.

What is the highlight of your career so far? Any projects you are most proud of?

I worked on Raffles International Hotel during my time as a structural design engineer in Dubai. I was part of the structural design team from concept to execution. The project was very innovative and building it in the shape of a pyramid was challenging. As part of my master's, my specialisation was computer-aided design and modelling of buildings to obtain their natural frequencies. That was my background and I could apply my knowledge to various design projects in Dubai.

Reflections
What important lessons did you learn in Cardiff, academically or socially, do you carry with until today?

During my work after my bachelor's, I understood the need for specialisation to meet the industry requirements. Thus my master’s programme rectified that. It was something I needed to experience and overcome in Cardiff. Understanding the subject matter was my main reason for the master’s and that’s what I set out to do.

Also, because I had always lived in the Middle East and India, when I came to the UK, I was very much more exposed. Everything was different. I had a chance to work in Westbury Homes in Cardiff and with people from different backgrounds. The cultural difference and quality standards were different. It wasn’t always about your performance speed; it was about focus and going through the entire process properly to deliver a quality product. This was a great opportunity for me to learn and attain confidence in my work.

Any words of wisdom for prospective students thinking of coming to Cardiff?

Understanding the right field you need to specialise is important. What I would advise is to properly understand what you want to get into. Doing the master’s was challenging, following which I practiced design for about 3 years. But eventually I stepped into project management and to date, it’s been 4 years that I've been in that role. To choose a master’s degree accordingly, you really have to see what you have a flair for.

And no matter what your master’s programme – there is still more to explore. There is only a short amount of time and lots of knowledge; people should maximise that. You can get so much experience with an additional one year of study and can apply that to your work.

Whenever I speak to anyone, I will say that I had the best time in Cardiff. If you have the opportunity to do a degree in a foreign university, do it. It’s not only about the academics but also about the international exposure, interaction with other students and the overall experience.

I had the best time in Cardiff.

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Sian Keepin
Cardiff Contact - Sian Keepin

Hi, my name is Sian and I have recently been appointed as the country manager for India

I will be visiting India regularly to meet and advise prospective students about applying and preparing for studying at Cardiff, supporting our in-country advisers and catching up with our alumni. My forthcoming visits will be advertised on this page so please keep checking for upcoming events as I would be delighted to meet with you then.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or would like advice and guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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