According to a new report, there seems to a rise in students from Indian and Pakistan choosing China as their higher education destination. Thailand topped the list with 19,976, followed by India, 16,694, Russia, 16,197 and Pakistan 15,654.
The reports however mentioned that a sharp increase has been observed from influx of students from India, Pakistan and Kazakhstan while the students from 6 othe countries registered a decline.
According to reports, topping the list there are 8,000 medical Indian students studying in China with an increase of 3,116 compared to 2014. Pakistan followed next with 2,294. Kazakistan posted an increase of 1434.
Also, the student population from countries like Thailand, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mongolia shows a decline, while that of Malaysia shows very small increase of 5 students with its students totalling to 6,650 last year.
The number of Indian students studying in China is expected to rise after the Medical Council of India (MCI) recognise the MBBS degrees from China. However, medical graduates with foreign degrees will have to undertake the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination) is also known as Medical Council of India Screening Test to practice medicine in India.
According to recent reports from India, MCI plans to extend recognition from medical degrees from foreign countries in view of shortage of doctors in the country.
However students from India flock to Chinese medical colleges as they cost much less compared to the Indian private colleges and admissions are also relatively easy.
For students from Pakistan, China which has close strategic ties with Islamabad has become a preferred destination of sort, specially in science, medicine, engineering and other high technology courses like nuclear science and technology.