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INDIAN STUDENTS PREFER STEM SUBJECTS FOR STUDY ABROAD

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According to a recent report released by Quaracelli Symonds, the maximum number of Indian students are opting for subjects related to the Science Technology Engineering Math or STEM fields. Students from India have been choosing to complete their graduation and post-graduation in one of the fields for their study abroad programs, which is not surprising as STEM fields have statistically been seen to result in learning skills that lead to the highest demanded and highest paying jobs.

Why do Indian students prefer to study abroad for STEM?

Interestingly, however the fact remains that while Indians and Asians have traditionally been seen as stronger on the STEM subjects and nearly more than half of all job positions which require specialty knowledge have been filled by Indian graduates, most of the Indian students have been choosing to go abroad to acquire their degrees. So what could the reason for that be?

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To start with the quality of infrastructure, research and teaching in universities in preferred destination countries like USA, Canada, UK and Australia are much better than in India on account of the generous grants and higher funding that they receive. Moreover as most of the residents in these countries are already higher up in the hierarchy of needs as per Maslow's theory they have the motivation to pursue the subjects from a deeper interest than just trying to score a job.

In other words, most professors who teach academics in the top ranked universities abroad are more likely to be teaching there because they have a genuine passion for the subject and not just because they are earning their paychecks. This passion can translate itself into the classroom which benefits the students. Also the students themselves benefit from living in a more secure and infrastructural and socially advanced environment which takes away their time spent on mundane day to day activities and allows them to use the time to concentrate on their learning.

For example it takes about half the time to commute between your college and place of stay when you go abroad than if you choose to stay on in your home place to graduate. Moreover even simple things like getting a license or opening your bank account take significantly less time when compared to the more developed nation. All of which translates to a more stress-free and better quality of education.

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Students who go abroad for higher studies also get the added advantage of becoming an automatic part of a global alumni that can stand them in good stead as they advance up the corporate ladder

If you are looking for more reasons or are interested in knowing how to study abroad, get in touch with our qualified overseas education consultants at Global Tree.

 

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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