According to the latest survey by HSBC on overseas education trends in India, around 44 percent of the Indian parents would prefer a ‘foreign’ education for their children. Countries like the US, Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, etc. are some of the most preferred destinations for the students as per the Indian parents.
The reasons given out for selecting to study abroad are studying at top-ranking universities and colleges in the world and a subsequent guarantee in having excellent career prospects.
Indian diaspora’s thoughts
However, the reader will find it interesting to note that parents in Australia, the US, and the UK also feel the same way as Indian parents do. 64 percent, 65 percent, and 63 percent respectively of them in these nations share the sentiments of Indian parents and would like to send their children abroad for a better education.
As per another report, in 2019, over 10.9 lakh from India were studying abroad.
With all educational institutes continuing to conduct classes online, students desirous of foreign education will miss out on the coveted international living and campus experiences.
Why students should not miss out on career prospects?
World-class global education is available right here in India, and no student desiring ‘a foreign education’ should miss out on the opportunities available right here.
Many higher education institutes have global associations; some sector specific institutes have global accreditations, thereby, allowing them to instruct world-class education and a globally recognized degree coveted by global companies.
How training programmes help students?
Some of these Indian institutions have been upbeat in ensuring steadiness in learning for their students even during the pandemic and lockdowns. They safeguarded learning continuities by starting online internships and organising relevant training programmes.
For the internships, the institutions prepared a list of research topics related to real issues for which the industry is looking for answers. Students then chose their internship projects according to their interests. They were allocated a faculty mentor and an industry expert who directed them in their research.
These internships were communicating, learning-centric, and user-friendly. It is the need of the hour to uphold continuity in education, and also to fund to the thought management.
The active nature of the placement cells in proactive institutes’ help the students in getting the right fit for their careers within weeks of employment procedures. With the pandemic bringing the economic undertakings to a crushing halt, hiring across sectors had almost stopped for 4 months.
Despite such a miserable situation, some of the internationally qualified organizations have been able to get placement requirement of their students satisfied both in the national and global sectors even during this period.
Universities that are set up in reaction to a strong call from the business to address the challenge of the deficiency of skilled professionals, aim to channel the skill gaps by preparing industry-ready professionals to fulfil global demands.
Most of the Indian colleges and universities which are proposing globally accredited degrees engage students in active learning through class involvement, exchange of ideas, case studies, and practical off- and on-campus experiences that make learning fun and significant. These establishments fulfil the market requirements of the market and make a difference both in students’ lives and the education system in India. Students and their parents need to broaden their research to find a good fit and use their academic years efficiently.