What makes India an attractive education hub?
It hosts a vibrant and diverse education system that incorporates a wide variety of future-ready courses.
The Indian Education system is the world’s third largest Higher Education System with more than 800 universities, 39,000 colleges and a capacity of enrolling more than a whopping 20 million students. Higher Education Institutions in India offer courses/degrees that are competitive in the world market in terms of quality but are delivered at one-fourth the cost, hence guaranteeing value-for-money education.
The Indian Education system is vast in size and in academic offerings. A vibrant and diverse education system means a wide variety of courses are available – from the modern and cutting edge to the traditional. Indian education ranges from exposure to the latest advancements of science and technology like Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing to Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and classical dances.
This vastness of the Indian education system directly translates to enhanced opportunities for its students and global learning for an all-round academic and personal development. A burgeoning IT and Services sector has led to a robust placement oriented education as about 200 of the Fortune 500 companies hire regularly from Indian campuses.
Innovation, creativity and leadership
India has been and continues to be home to innovation, creativity and leadership. The strength of India’s education system may be gauged from the fact that the world’s leading companies are being led by products of Indian education system such as Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, who is an alumni of Manipal Academy of Higher Education; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc., who studied at Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur; Ajaypal Singh, Banga President and the CEO of MasterCard has a degree from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University; Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia, has studied in Manipal Academy of Higher Education; and Indira Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi Co., is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Some of the leading world leaders and diplomats have also graduated from Indian colleges and universities:
- Aung San Suu Kyi, incumbent State Counsellor of Burma, graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
- Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan, studied at Himachal Pradesh University
- Bingu Wa Mutharika, former President of Malawi, earned his degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
- Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, and Sitiveni Rabuka, former PM of Fiji, studied at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington
- Baburam Bhattarai, former PM of Nepal studied at the School of Planning and Architecture and Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, King of Bhutan, Lieutenant General Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo, former Head of the State of Ghana and General Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former President of Bangladesh, all graduated from National Defence College
- Manouchehr Mottaki former Iranian Foreign Minister, studied at Bangalore University
- John Samuel Malecela, former PM of Tanzania, graduated from Bombay University.
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 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.
Source: Khaleej Times