Frequently Asked Questions
We are looking for a passionate learner willing to study realistically, apply reasoning and ability to learn by doing, but not someone who can memorise and write the whole book without practised knowledge. Hence, your higher secondary results do not make any significance to us except for your functional abilities. Your entry to our programs depends on your statement of purpose and a personal interview with the academic board but not limited your higher secondary marks. So plan well for your admission interview and reasoning SOP.
RMIT universities ranks top in employability. RMIT ranks 87th in the world for employability, beating all IIT’s in India on QS employability ranking. The University of Hertfordshire beats Cambridge on the employability ranking. So our students have higher prospects than IIT grads. If people think IIT’s can guarantee career, then RMIT guarantees 86 time higher than IIT Delhi, Mumbai and Madras.
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All awards, degree, diploma, certificates are awarded by the affiliated university. Please note Cornerstone does not grant any certificates. Upon the students completing the final year overseas, awards will be conferred by our affiliated universities such as RMIT University, Ulster University, University of Hertfordshire and University of Sunderland.
AICTE only sanctions degrees awarded in India, and the jurisdiction is limited to India. Since the degrees are conferred in Melbourne or outside India, the respective authority similar to AICTE such as Engineers Australia has the power to regulate or recognise the degree. All degree awarded by RMIT or other partner universities is accepted by the respective regulatory body of the country.
Washington Accord is an International Agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting undergraduate engineering degree programs. India (National Board of Accreditation) has become the permanent signatory member of the Washington accord on 13th June 2014. It recognises the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of programs approved by any of the signatory bodies be accepted by the other authorities as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering in the area of their jurisdiction.
Unlike, traditional college, Cornerstone delivers the international curriculum developed by the world’s largest education company Pearson, in the UK with a focus on practical training including work integrated learning (WIL) engaging the students with the employer while learning.
Yes, our international office provides you with guidance and support with the visa application, documentation. Our staff have annual training on immigration policy and have a full knowledge complete relocation process.
The fee for each program is different. It ranges from Rs 225,000 to Rs 350,000 per annum. Please refer our website ‘Fees & Funding’ for more details. Final year fee should be paid directly to the transferring university. There are 20% of scholarships offered to all Kings Cornerstone students when they apply to study abroad. Also, all transfer students will get part-time work up to 20 hrs/per week during the study period and full time during holidays. Sensible financial management will help the student to save a significant amount from their part-time earning to cover their living or fund their studies.
Employment opportunities are very high in developed countries, RMIT ranks the top 87th in the world for employability leading all IIT and private institutes in India. The placement percentages have always been above 97.8% success. Eventually, education must lead to employment. We have been consistently delivering high results for the last five years. Other areas to look:
– Permanent residency
– International work experience
– Globally recognised degrees
– High salaries compared to Indian wages
– Better lifestyle
– Rewarding career
Most parents think it is too early to send a 17-year-old child to live and study abroad. It is also expensive to consider funding for a four-year program, so they don’t mind losing four years in India and then look at an additional two years to study abroad. But parents realise that the skills gained in India are not enough to obtain employment, so they decide to reinvest in a postgraduate program to learn the skills. Hearing many parents feedback to design a budgetary study abroad plans, we redesigned study abroad with: Studying the first two years of an international qualification in India prepares the student to move overseas at the right age of 19 or 20. Affordable similar investment for two years at the bachelor’s level instead of a master’s degree, making your employable two years sooner than graduates. Moving to study the final years in Melbourne is very relaxed, fun with the entire class is transferring overseas making the settlement process in a new country simpler. Unlike other students going all alone and trying to settle in a new community.
Yes, we follow similar teaching methodologies followed in RMIT. You will learn by engaging in the direct application of skills, theories and models. The new RQF (regulated qualification framework) and WIL (work integrated learning) from July 2019 will happen outside the traditional classroom experience and embedded as part of a course.
Yes, you will get the same rights as other students studying directly from year one. You will also get a post-study work visa up to 24 months upon completion of your degree abroad to find permanent employment.
We evaluate; differently, our assessments are based on their course work, project work, presentations and assignments. We do not assess a student based on closed book exams, because it only evaluates memory skills and does not make sense to judge a student based on a set of questions. A capable student should be continuously assessed throughout the learning process.
Yes, it is comparable and equivalent to the first two years of an international degree program. These courses are carefully handpicked and mapped against each university we represent.
We have guest lectures from various universities that we partner with. Most of our Indian qualified trainers or facilities are industry trained.
We do not recommend, the ultimate aim to set up and deliver international program is to help student access foreign degree and career or job overseas.
Kings Cornerstone will provide fundamental tools and equipment required for the first two years. The first two years at Kings Cornerstone is a solid foundation to advanced learning at RMIT Melbourne. Since the final years are planned in Melbourne, the facilities provided to students are world-class. They access the same materials, tools, technology what is currently used in the industry.
Take a virtual tour to RMIT manufacturing facility that you have access during the final years at Melbourne. Check out ‘This is Engineering at RMIT’, ‘EMBER – an engineering innovation’ RMIT’s New Academic Street and Telstra Challenge Projects at RMIT.
First, two years at Chennai campus is limited to 20-25 students per class. Every year we plan to recruit 250 to 300 students across all departments giving them the assured transfer to Melbourne campus. However, the final years at the Melbourne campus gives you the multicultural environment with 81,000 students studying across the RMIT.
We are looking for a passionate learner willing to study realistically, apply reasoning and ability to learn by doing, but not someone who can memorise and write the whole book without practised knowledge. Hence, your higher secondary results do not make any weight in the selection process, except for your functional abilities. Your entry to our programs depends on your statement of purpose and a personal interview with the academic board but not your higher secondary marks. So plan well for your admission interview and rationalising SOP.
Most students enrol in our programs seeking a continuing career in their preferred field. The return on investment is very high if you chose to work in Melbourne, London, Toronto and Dublin when compared to the salaries paid in India. So, we recommend students seeking global career to enrol. If you are looking to return to India or seeking local placements or local jobs, then you don’t need to study at Kings Cornerstone or take study abroad route, there are plenty on good local institutions in India who can help.