'Admissions in Delhi University is getting more tougher'. As a result, Indian students are now opting abroad education. This was finally revealed on Monday, when the scores of parents seeking for their wards admissions in a Government school were seen moving from the office of the deputy DEO to the DEO's office.
Below are a few cases where it is proved that admissions in local universities are getting tougher and hence, Indian students are now opting for Overseas education.
Rishabh Jain, 17yrs, has written his CBSE XII boards this year. A student of science stream at DPS, RKPuram in Delhi, Jain has already made it to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, and Rutgers University, in the US. Jain has accepted the electrical engineering course at the University of Illinois. Not that the US universities he has made it to were the first options for him. Jain's preference order read: IIT, Delhi Technical University and BITS Pilani.
He said "Competition is tough in India. You don't know whether you will get in at an institute of your choice." Jain is writing the computer-based IIT Mains, but says "you can never be sure of making it through."
Radhika Agarwal, a student of humanities stream, has already made it to UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon. For Agarwal too, the first choices were top colleges at the University of Delhi. But with the university deciding to increase the number of years for the undergraduate programme to four years from this batch, Agarwal decided to give the US her best shot.
She says "I'm exercising the US option because of the uncertainty. No one knows anything about the new four-year undergraduate system at the University of Delhi. Plus, there are very few seats in the general category and very high cut-offs to deal with."
Reuben Datta, a student of Delhi's Modern School, says "DU has changed the system and the first year of a new system is the year of chaos. Even if I get 97% in the boards, I won't get through to an SRCC. I want to do economics with a minor in music. Do I have that option in India?"
Mrinalini Batra, Founder & CEO, International Educational Exchange, a Delhi-based firm that counsels students on going abroad said "I see a lot of parents apply to the US as a back-up to top notch institutes in India. They are looking for better quality, better experience."
SAT, the key examinations for admission to undergraduate courses in the US, has seen the number of test-takers reach highest-ever levels. While The College Board that conducts SAT does not have a break-up of data from different parts of the world, it confirms: "More Indian students than ever are taking the SAT," she added.
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