Study in India Initiative will attract students from UAE: Education Minister
The Study in India Initiative aims to make India the hub of education for foreign students as well. Compared to other Asian countries, India has much to work on, but the progress is steady.
On Thursday, Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a virtual meeting with his UAE counterpart, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, and addressed the current National Education Policy as well as India’s education internationalisation plans. “The policy is a visionary document as it lays emphasis on holistic development of the students. The education sector has the potential to take mutual cooperation to new heights and both the countries should work to increase long-term cooperation in the field of education,” Hammadi said.
Pokhriyal announced that the Memorandum of Understanding on Education Cooperation between India and the UAE is in an advanced stage of completion. I hope it will reinforce academic collaboration between our countries’ higher education institutions. India is also willing to move towards deepening our mutual commitments and cooperation.
“India and UAE share a very strong and deep bilateral relationship and both sides have been working together to strengthen educational cooperation and collaboration. This meeting is being held with a view to further deepen our relations especially in the field of education by way of continuous dialogue and by enhancing active, interactive and long term collaborations at various levels,” Pokhriyal said. Under the Study in India Programme, Pokhriyal invited students from the UAE to India and invited more schools to India to take short-term courses at Indian universities under the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education. The new National Education Policy (NEP) is a very forward-looking policy that will alter the country’s entire education environment, making it more compatible with global systems. It retains the student’s preference at the core, and has suggested flexibility in the choice of subjects and fluidity between various sources, he added.
“It will ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning for all, so that critical targets and SDG goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can be achieved,” he said. The minister further said that there is increased focus on internationalisation of education.
“For giving impetus to internationalisation, following are being planned such as foreign students office in each HEI hosting foreign students; quality residential facilities; improve overall quality of education; reforms will make Indian systems aligned to international curricula; regulations being put in place to allow joint degrees…twinning arrangements and dual degrees between Indian and Foreign institutions, etc.,” he said. “A common portal for admission to Indian universities with details of all courses is also being contemplated of. I hope for an enhanced, deeper and more meaningful academic cooperation between the educational institutions in both the countries under our new policy,” he added.
The Study in India campaign
The Study in India initiative can be a complete game changer.
Education is emerging as one of the world’s top priorities for all developed nations. The Study in India is the Government of India’s flagship project, launched in April 2018 in collaboration with the MoE, MEA, MHA, and MCI. Though India is a popular destination for its multicultural culture, the enormous amount of consumption since its launch has allowed the programme to promote its global identity in the field of international education. Study in India was set up to enable the global student population to experience quality academic learning from leading NAAC and NIRF accredited institutions in India, with India ranked as the third-largest higher education system, home to 45,000 colleges and 950 universities. EdCIL (India) Limited, a mini-Ratna Category-I CPSE business based in India, integrated the Study in India programme.
EdCIL (India) Limited, a mini-Ratna Category-I CPSE business based in India, integrated the Study in India programme. Launched by the former Minister of External Affairs late in April 2018. Smt. Smt. Sushma Raj, and Shri, former Minister of Education (formerly Development of Human Resources). The Prakash Javadekar Research in India programme receives applications from SAARC, Africa, South East Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East from around the following areas.
The Study in India gui is a prime intermediary for students to explore, interact, and apply to different top-ranked institutions in the nation in an abundant and extensive higher education system such as India. Around 55,000 seats and more than 35,500 fee waivers and 2,000 scholarships are currently offered by the program, with each scholarship priced at INR 250,000. Technical expertise is offered by Indian institutes across a variety of courses.
STEM and non-STEM courses and involves programmes such as Ayurveda, Yoga, and Buddhist Studies in niche disciplines. Institutes provide exemptions from 25 percent to 100 percent tuition fee waivers under the programme.
We have collaborated with NIRF and NAAC-certified institutions in the country since the program’s inception. The requirements for eligibility to affiliate with universities are sacrosanct. Top 100 institutes in every category except medical institutes, along with NAAC accreditation of 3.26 or higher and those empaneled by UGC, whether government or private, are catered to by NIRF. Partners with Research in India, including Institutes of Eminence and Institutes of National Significance, are all institutes that fulfil these requirements.
Why should on study in India?
With more than 800 universities, 39,000 colleges and the ability to enrol more than a whopping 20 million students, the Indian Education System is the third largest higher education system in the world. In India, higher education institutions offer courses/degrees that are competitive in terms of quality on the world market, but are provided at a quarter of the rate, thus ensuring value-for-money education.
As well as its academic offerings, the Indian Education System is vast in scale. From the modern and cutting edge to the traditional, a vibrant and varied education system ensures that a wide range of courses are available. Indian education ranges from exposure to recent developments in science and technology such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence to Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and classical dances.
Indian campuses have also produced distinguished noble laureates such as poet, novelist, musician, and painter Rabindranath Tagore, Physicist CV Raman, Economist Amartya Sen, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi.
India has also produced world-class sportsmen and women from cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to badminton players Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, tennis champions Sania Mirza and Leander Paes and chess genius Vishwanathan Anand among others.