Why Go Abroad?

According to the Census of 2001, “every person above the age of 7 years who can read and write in any language is said to be literate”. India’s higher education system is the third largest in the world, after China and the United States. The main governing body at the tertiary level is the University Grants Commission (India), which enforces its standards, advises the government, and helps coordinate between the centre and the state. Accreditation for higher learning is overseen by 12 autonomous institutions established by the University Grants Commission.

As of 2009, India has 20 central universities, 215 state universities, 100 deemed universities, 5 institutions established and functioning under the State Act, and 13 institutes which are of national importance. Other institutions include 16000 colleges, including 1800 exclusive women’s colleges, functioning under these universities and institutions. The emphasis in the tertiary level of education lies on science and technology. Indian educational institutions by 2004 consisted of a large number of technology institutes. Distance learning is also a feature of the Indian higher education system.

This is just an overview of Indian education system. In India, most students complete their undergraduate courses in some Indian college and dream for postgraduate or graduate courses in countries like US or UK or Canada. It has become a trend now to go abroad for higher studies. There is nothing wrong going there and study. Of course the level of education you get there is 100% better than what you get in Indian institutes. Facilities for practices, field studies, etc. are far better than what we have in Indian universities. In addition to that, the lifestyle and culture attract Indian student the most. Freedom of drinking, smoking, girls, late night parties, etc. attract them a lot which they usually don’t get in India.

Well, the issue here is that most of the students who go abroad, their basic aim is to earn money by working at some store or something like that. There are many students whose interest and prime goal is to study hard in whichever field they are involving, but the rest have an idea of taking admission in some small college where they don’t need to go regularly and then working at a restaurant or store.

India with 67,800 students accounts for largest number of foreign students in science and engineering in the United States and is followed by China with 53,740 pupils, the National Science Foundation has said.

Finally, I just want to say that define your aim what you want to do there. Study or work or both or whatever, just be sure of your capability and your goals you have in your brain. Wish you all good luck. Have a bright and safe future.