More number of Indian students are choosing to study in Asian and European countries, following the trend set by the USA and Canada. Students are now going to places like Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Dubai, Singapore and others for different courses. About 800 students from Udaipur go abroad for education each year. Many among them opt for Medical studies. Additionally, students are increasingly interested in Management, Technical and even Hotel and Hospitality courses.
Education consultant Deepesh Paneriya says that in Technology and Management, many other countries are doing better than us. The universities there are even better than our top institutions like IITs and IIMs. Since COVID started, more students are choosing to study abroad. In the UK and the US, you can complete a postgraduate degree in just one year, and there is also an option to work part-time while studying.
More students are choosing to go to universities in the UK and the US for their Masters because they offer popular courses like MBA for management, AI, Robotics and Data Analytics for Technical fields. Also, countries like Poland and Switzerland are good options for technical and hotel industry courses.
Approximately 500 students go abroad specifically for studying MBBS. Besides Udaipur, more students come from small towns and rural areas. They choose countries like Russia, Kazakhstan, China, and Kyrgyzstan. The MBBS course there lasts for 6 years and costs around 20 to 35 lakhs INR. Following that, there is one year of training.
In India, the same course takes more than four years, and the cost is twice as much as studying abroad. After completing the course, they need to clear the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) for practice and then obtain a license here. This is why our students prefer studying abroad.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar