Why do Students go Overseas?

Why do Students go Overseas?
30 July 2019

There are many reasons why thousands of our students go abroad for pursuing studies.

(1) More than 90% of the aspirants for admission to institutions like the IITs and IIMs do not get selected, not for want of qualifications of the applicants, but for capacity constraints in the institutions. 

(2) In recent times, businesses have become more and more global. Education in foreign universities offers better placement and richer job opportunities. Those who have qualifications from reputed foreign universities would be set apart from other job seekers in a competitive job market.

(3) Better infrastructural facilities in laboratories and workshops. This is particularly significant in disciplines such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology, since very expensive equipment would be required for advanced research. The funding of Indian universities and institutions is often limited and this poses a serious constraint in adequately equipping the laboratories. Consequently, the quality of research in India would not match that in countries like the US. If you are fortunate, you may get opportunities to work along with great scientists something that is unthinkable in our

(4) You would get opportunities to study and do research in centres of excellence Country. at the global level. It may be noted that in a Popular ranking of 200 top first among them appears as the universities in the world, there are only three institutions from India. The first among them appears as the 57th. It is true that this ranking is not the last word in the comparison of universities at the global level. Still, the finding does give an indication of where we stand.

(5) Education in a foreign university with international student recruitment rewarding. offers unique global experience. It is both academically and personally

(6) The programs offer a lot of flexibility, unlike in India with the straightjacket type of curricula and syllabi. Here we cannot imagine a mathematics graduate joining a medical college; but in the US it is quite a possibility. Entry into a medical school requires an undergraduate degree; consequently, you cannot start medical education at the age of 17 or 18. In many foreign universities, streams of humanity, biological sciences, and physical sciences are not encased in water-tight compartments. A student may decide any combination of 'courses' from these streams.

(7) You would be able to develop special skills, including language and communication skills in a global environment. This would add to your personality and self-confidence. The global perspective you have gained would make you more acceptable to employers. Graduates of world class universities normally start at higher salaries, compared to others.

(8) Exposure to diverse cultures would enhance your tolerance and develop a balanced approach to problems in life.

(9) Internship in a global market place would enrich your business capabilities.

(10) Your friendship circle would be wide and dispersed in all parts of the globe. 

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