Soon you may see more foreign students studying in Indian colleges
“She said the government will launch a ‘study in India’ program to attract foreign students”
It has always been the US dream or the UK dream for Indian students. Going abroad to study is considered an achievement and why not if one cracks into the very prestigious Howard or Oxford? Indian students going abroad for higher education is a familiar trend but what about foreigners coming to India for their degrees? Sounds great? Fills you with a sense of pride? Well, that’s exactly what you may get to see if government’s plans fructify.
In the budget presented on Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned that three Indian institutions now rank in the top 200 of the world. She said the government will launch a ‘study in India’ program to attract foreign students. She talked about reforming various systems pertaining to higher education. She also informed the house that Rs 400 crore has been allocated for developing world class institutions in India.
India is already attracting a lot of students from Africa and Afghanistan. The ‘Study in India’ program may just help in drawing students from more countries to India if all goes well.