Overseas education is today the synonym of globalisation. In today's fast changing corporate world, International Education has become a necessity rather than a luxury. The world places high demands of cultural adaptability on the young people today.
Imagine staying in India and getting the best education and degree without the exorbitant expenditure.
The growing demand for a foreign degree at a lower cost, made several private educational institutions collaborate with foreign institutes through twinning programmes.
Around 140 Indian institutions and over 160 foreign education providers, offer more than 640 twinning programmes, to study partly in India and partly abroad.
These programmes offer students a chance to study international curriculum with their Indian batch mates.
Increasingly, some of the foreign universities that are trying to offer short term and speciliased certificate programmes either directly or online in collaboration with Indian Universities.
Stanford University offers some certificate programmes, though these are limited.
There are also several US based online universities that offer several graduate and Master's programmes online to international students.
Walden University and University of Phoenix are good examples, but the cost of these programmes tends to be very high around $12-15 thousand.
There is another option, which is available - MOOCs, which are defined as Massive Open Online Courses.
They are considered to be the biggest disruptive force in the higher education space and in essence offers free online education by premier education institutes across the world.
MOOCs like Coursera, Udacity and Edx are extremely popular these days in India and are drawing close to 3 lakh registered students.
Georgia Institute of Technology offers MOOCs in Computer Science for $6,600.