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Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Campus Abroad

The Week has a cover story on the increasing trend of Indians going abroad for their studies. This trend was limited to Masters (for the middle class) and Under Grad (for the elite) is now spreading fast. Newspapers and education counselors should be a happy lot as they are the direct beneficiaries of such a phenomenon. The lesser known universities court students by giving attractive ads in the newspapers.

Why are so many Indian students’or their parents ready to pay these exorbitant sums? Even education loans have to be repayed some day. "It is because the seats available for higher education in quality institutes in India are very few, compared with the number of students aspiring for them," said Vivek Srinivasan, spokesman for University 21 Global, a Singapore-based online business school, which has been strongly targeting Indian students. "There are 958 MBA programmes in India, but only about 20 of them guarantee a good job. Those who don’t get into those 20 are bound to, if they have the money, look beyond Indian shores."

7 Comments:

  • Hi
    It is not only indians....sri lankans also....
    here in UK it is a big booster for universities budget...
    home student pays about 1500 pounds pers year and a asian student pays about 9000 pounds...bloody rip off.
    and worse part is jobs are no gurenteed after studies...but when they advertise back home they tell all the fariy tales......

    BTW i have blogrolled u..hope u dont mind
    Prakash

    By Blogger dfg, at 5:59 PM  

  • hey kaps,

    I'm terribly sorry that I can't make it tommorrow to the meet, I'm having exams..also sorry about tha email thing. i need to change it to planetpixel at yahoo dot com

    By Blogger patiala pataka, at 6:20 PM  

  • hmmm.....

    By Blogger Nilu, at 11:58 PM  

  • As a veteran of an overseas college experience, all I can say is that globalisation does what the Indian educational system hasn't; it's opened up our consciousness beyond our shores. And that is a good thing (tm).

    By Blogger MetaMutator, at 12:29 AM  

  • *agrees with Prakash...

    I gave up a pair of MBA admits and chose to get a MS here with a scholarship. Dont have anything unique to show for it. Adhe IT field dhaan, in spite of majoring in Industrial Systems...major issue being visas...

    By Blogger anantha, at 2:05 AM  

  • Have to add however that those MBA admits were *NOT* from IIMs, but one of them was from a insti that was "ranked" in the top 10 that year!

    By Blogger anantha, at 2:08 AM  

  • @Prakash,
    South Asian and Chinese students constitute a major chunk of the overseas student community in US, UK, Aus and NZ. These countries are making reasonable amount of money from these people.

    @Patiala pataka,
    no problem. hope 2 see u at some other meet.

    @Metamutator Akshay,
    rightly said

    @Anti,
    guess u did the right thing.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:38 PM  

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