This trend has been on the rise in spite of various racist based crimes. Why? Not just because students want a foreign stamp on their passports-no- but because of better academic infrastructure, better choice of streams and an interactive way of teaching. Want to know more? Let’s have a quick look at some of the basic key factors involved here…
Me- Me-Me-Focus on Meeeee!!!!
The student-teacher ratio makes students feel that more important to the teacher, as they get high individual attention from their professors.
Freedom to Explore!
Indian universities offer a different platform for students aspiring to reach greater heights. The system set in place is rigid when compared to that abroad, and there are limited options for courses that are rare or have little market space. Abroad, the students have the luxury to mix and match subjects, choose the classes they desire -the sky is really the limit. They don’t have to stick to a particular stream because their favorite subjects are present, or to a college especially when they receive an offer of admission from a better college. The admission process maybe stricter for international universities, but the amount of freedom and access provided to students once in is much more. This, we strongly feel, is probably one of the reasons why students look at colleges abroad before applying to local ones.
The libraries are also better stocked with books and journals and are updated on a regular basis. The ambience set in the library makes it conducive to read and enjoy and does not make it look like an eerie place to visit. (Boo!) The search for books is easier too as books are categorized very systematically. Many a times, students can access the books from the comfort of their room online, block them and pick them up when they find time.
The libraries are open through the day, late into the night as well, just as the labs are. All this provides the students the right kind of atmosphere to study, learn and prepare for the future.
The way the courses are designed abroad encourages students to study through the academic year and gain knowledge out of interest as opposed to the study the night before the exam, cram your brains, write it down the next day and then forget it. Sounds familiar? Most courses are updated on a regular basis to keep up with the latest developments in the industry and will also be research- informed.
These, in a nutshell, are some of the major advantages of an education abroad.
So, get ready to step out of your comfort zones, and spread your wings far and wide, and soar high!