Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Provost of HSNC (Hyderabad Sind National Collegiate) University.
Students across streams yearn for education from universities or renowned institutes overseas. This desire to study is developed with a sense that education provided away from the country is better and more valuable. The status of living abroad earned via education and the better opportunities to step in for chosen career are considered a cut above the rest. Additionally, having travelled the world, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, etc. is all taken to be a part of impressive content on the CV.
To second which, the parents or guardians also wish to see their kids apply for courses in foreign universities and excel in their careers. As a surprise, even in the midst of a pandemic there are students and their families who are waiting for the colleges to resume regular operations or at least partially. To sustain the human capital of our nation and allow them to benefit the stakeholders within, measures like adding value to domestic courses, collaborating with universities that blend in with the demand of Indian audience, so on and so forth. In order to support and respect the choice of stakeholders, associating with institutes is a worthwhile key to execute and materialize the opportunities that stand towards a prospering future.
A perspective to join hands with varsities will also give an option for pursuing courses which couldn’t be for the students who refrain from staying away from home. It also adds relevant credits for students in terms of attaining certification and multiple degrees at a time from the desired institutions. More so, to establish the system that at once permits higher education for millions of students is a bench mark to achieve for the education sector in India, which will be transformed with support of an ally that has similar vision and mission. To empower the Indian folk, corresponding is necessary so the drop-out rates reduce and the bright culture does not end up remaining undermined.
Opening up a campus for universities of foreign land or incorporating classes in the existing campus will also create window of opportunities for the teaching staff to expand their caliber and communicate with students that have a stance of making an impact through their learnings at a global stage. Besides, countries, institutes, colleges, teachers, students and other stakeholders get a world-wide exposure to broaden their horizon of knowledge. As an added benefit the structure of curriculum will also be open to amendment basis the requirements of the hour. And to suit the spending ability of the target group of audience, the adjustments for fee patterns can be composed which can in turn lead to cheap charges (in monetary terms) compared to what one spends when actually living in another country and taking lessons. Thus to conclude, collaborating with foreign universities has several merits that will assist in scaling up to a global stage.