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No Dropdown in the Indian Students Going Abroad

Indian Students Aspiring to Study Abroad

The current report of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), suggests that there has been a 20% decrease in the overseas expenditure related to education, but as per education consultants, the number of students going for overseas education has remained steady. A New Delhi based senior education consultant views that the data revealed by RBI, shows only the expenditure made on overseas education, but the number of scholarships offered to Indian students has also increased.  He mentions that the decline in the expenditure is due to the increase in the number of scholarships awarded to the Indian students. He stated that, "this would explain the overall quantum of spends on education abroad coming down. While the rupee also has a role to play, there is no trend that shows Indians going abroad to study has dropped". Also the data received from the agencies involved in tracking education applicants finds that India is showing an upward trend in students going overseas.

As per the report of Open Doors 2015 on International Educational Exchange program, there has been a massive growth in 35 years in the number of overseas students enrolled at US universities and colleges. There has been an increase of 10% to a record increase of 974,926 students who enrolled in the academic year of 2014-15. There has been an increase of 88,874 students who enrolled in US universities for higher education in the academic year 2014-15 when compared to last year, and it is being observed that it is the students of India, China and Brazil who constituted the maximum growth in the number of students in US universities. China is the top most in the country of origin of overseas students on the US campus which has increased by 11% to 304,040 in 2014-15, whereas India's massive growth rate this year has overtook China, with an increase of 29.4% to a record increase of 132,888 students.

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As per the report of Open Doors project, this has been the highest growth rate in the number of Indian students going to US, which dates back to 1954-55. In 2000/01, India has seen the similar growth in percentage that is 29.1% in the number of students which exceeded 50,000 for the first time. The altogether growth percentage in China and India in 2014-15 accounted for 67% in the total increase in the number of students enrolled in the US universities, and together they comprises of 45% of the total number of overseas students in the US campuses. The consultants also mentioned that apart from the US, Germany, Canada, and Australia are also amongst the preferred education destination for Indian students, where the growth in the number of students has been recorded. Only decline in the number of students has being observed in the UK, where the immigration laws have been tightened up.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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