Indian Universities are Steering Towards a Paradigm Shift

In early 1980s, there was approximately eight percent of the total Indian population that had access to the higher education when compared to the only one percent that existed in China. However, over the years the global ranking of Chinese universities, especially, over the past two decades has shown that with a focused approach and with good investments in the education sector, one can lead the sector with fantastic outcomes. With both the countries, India and China being large nations in Asia, this comparison between the two nations is apparent. India’s push towards being a global superpower has a direct link to the advancements that the country has made in its higher education strata. Indian universities have been growing in popularity among international students from across the globe owing to the quality of education imparted in these institutions.

While India has traditionally been seen as a country that sends rather than receives international students, over the past years a large number of students from abroad are now choosing to study in India

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As per a recent survey, it has been indicated that 47,427 foreign students are enrolled in different educational institutions across the country. Indian universities have also made impressive strides in the online education segment and its sits behind the US as the second largest market for E-learning. The yearly increase in the enrolments in Indian universities acts as a testament to the consistent improvements that have happened in the Indian higher education strata. India also has 789 universities across the country which offers one-off learning programs and courses to its students. The increasing tie-ups that Indian universities have created with foreign educational institutions is also helping the students to have international exposure and training from some of the most reputed learning destinations in the world. The higher ability and skill set of students graduating from various Indian universities have also attracted the attention of MNCs and conglomerates from around the globe which is helping our students to make a name for themselves in top companies in different countries.

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India’s higher education system was been ranked at the 26th position in the world in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018. Also, India is especially renowned for the quality of its education in the field of engineering and technology subjects which are significantly spearheaded by institutes like Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the prestigious technical institutes like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Today, a total of 75 top universities from India are being featured in the first ever QS India University Rankings, this mainly includes IITs landing in the top 10. Apart from the science and technology specialists, some of the other highest-ranked comprehensive universities of India are the University of Hyderabad (ranked seventh in India), the University of Delhi (eighth), the University of Calcutta (11th) and Jadavpur University (12th).

Education brings wisdom and knowledge, and without it, nobody can taste success. While our country has traditionally been recognized as a nation that sends rather than receives international students, over the past years, we as a country have seen a large number of students from overseas choosing to study in India. Our country is welcoming more than 30,000 international students every year and today, undoubtedly, Indian universities are completely capable of succeeding and attracting young talent from across the globe.

Courtesy: Higher Education Review

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