The number of students flying abroad for their higher education is increasing every year. Foreign universities are attractive because of the quality of education and desired courses. It is quite astonishing to note that the number of students going abroad has increased to more than 2 lakh per year.
Usually, the trend among Indian students was to go abroad for postgraduate studies. But of late, the scenario has changed. Students are showing interest in joining the foreign universities for undergraduate courses, mainly for the four-year undergraduate course.
In Indian top colleges / universities, students must have 90% to 100% cutoff marks to get seats. The students who have secured 80% to 90% would get seats only in B-grade colleges.
Most students are also not happy with courses offered by the universities in India. An example would be the FYUP of Delhi University. It had been a popular course among many, but the course has now been scrapped for good.
The main reason for the students going abroad for higher studies, is lack of general seats. Most of the seats in the top colleges are reserved for the category students. Even if a student scores 80% marks, it is hard for them to get seats in a college of their choice.
Some of the students are not satisfied with the quality of education in India. Students would love to take one year gap for preparation for the foreign universities entrance examination.
The admission procedure in India is based on high cutoff marks. But in case of foreign universities, it is different. They will consider different steps before providing admission to the international students. They will consider the student's academic background, marks acquired in the aptitude test and personality assessment of the student.
Top reasons for students going abroad:
- Indian colleges fail to attract students.
- Lack of seats for general candidates.
- Lack of attractive and flexible courses.
- Poor quality of education in colleges.
- High cutoff marks.
- Unattractive scholarships.
The cost of education in India is less compared to the foreign universities, but students are attracted towards the global degree and the scholarships provide by them. This degree is more valuable than the degree provided by the Indian universities for an international job market.