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Why India is becoming a destination for many foreign students especially from Iran, Gulf countries, Africa etc for courses like engineering, medicine, dentistry etc? Is it the easy admission available in India by paying huge capitation fee for these courses? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 23 Feb '10 02:03 pm
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The students from abroad who do professional courses in India fall into two categories,1) Those sponsored by their respective Governments to undergo professional courses in the Govt owned/ controlled educational Institutions in India, This is inaccordance with the students exchage agreement entered into with these Foeign countriesby the Govt of India, There are many foreign students studying Medicine,Dentistry,Engineering, Veterinary Science, Agricultural science like that, There are a certain number of seats exclusively reserved for these students by the Govt of India in the variousUniversities across the country, The scholarship/stipend amount of these students paid by their countries is so huge because of the weak Indian currency, and these students are having a nice time here, 2) those students whose parents are rich enough to send them to India for professional courses, but not wealthy enough to send their wards to the institutions in the US and European countries, where the co ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 23 Feb '10 02:22 pm

 
  
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The two most preferred destination for higher studies in asia is Indian and China. India has advantage over China when it comes to language.

Public Expenditure on Higher Education in India: India has developed one of
the largest system of Higher Education in the world with over 230 universities and 6500 vocational colleges catering to about 10 million students . Most of these are publicly funded although some may be privately run. The financing of higher education, however, is often reprioritised due to competing demands for budgetary funds from primary and secondary education sectors. As a proportion of GNP Higher Education was only about 0.19 per cent in 1950-51. By 1980-81 it went up
five fold to 1 per cent but by mid-1990s it dropped to 0.4 per cent. In the
government plan outlay the share of higher education doubled for 9 per cent in the first five year plan to 18 per cent in the second. It increased to 25 per cent in the fourth but has now come down to 15 per cent in the se ...more
Answered by Mohammed asim nehal, 23 Feb '10 09:18 pm

 
  
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First, students from the Gulf including Iran find it difficult to get admission in the West and USA due to the stricter security and immigration rules enacted by them, after 9/11. Secondly, education cost in the West & U.S. is not affordable to average income group students. Even in the Gulf, education is not cheap and the quality is not as good as the West despite having sound infrastructure. Third, Africa and Gulf nations have changed their attitude now, and they are looking EAST just like India's "Look East Policy". So their governments are encouraging their talented young students to go to reputed Asian countries for higher education and here India's reputation as the second fastest growing economy in the world and its predominant role as IT super power and the existence of internationally reputed educational institutions like IITs & IIMs play a crucial role in attracting such students to India for higher education. Finally, India has woken up to the challenge of offering higher ed ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 23 Feb '10 09:47 pm

 
  
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It is just another desitination,,, its just money laundering buisnewss
Answered by conviction, 23 Feb '10 02:04 pm

 
  
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We hv the facilities
Answered by alok khatore, 19 Sep '10 01:29 pm

 
  
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Some private colleges are notorious for this. But not colleges. Assuming no corruption in the institute is involved and the standards are fair, it IS easier for foreign students to get admitted in India because they only have to compete within the foreign students quota and not w/ the general population.

However, as u said, there are scores of Uni's available where u get a degree by just paying some cash and attending a course ritualistically.
Answered by A Moin, 25 Feb '10 01:38 pm

 
  
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T was always a good educational destination
yes,the numbers have swelled up over the years
liberal,cheap education,students like it,
Answered by anil garg, 23 Feb '10 11:22 pm

 
  
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Better education, less cost and cheap accommodation are main criteria.
And here they find complete religious freedom apart from real friendly population.
Answered by Prakash Chandra, 23 Feb '10 09:27 pm

 
  
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