Students who are currently pursuing their school education in Kuwait feel that studying in India will open up opportunities that they will ‘never experience here’.
And it has become apparent that Indian expatriate students and parents still prefer India as a destination for higher education. “It is not like there is a dearth of opportunities here, but as far as we know, competition is way more cut-throat in India, which is sometimes a good thing,” stated an Indian parent.
Several students and parents interviewed said they prefer going back to India to pursue their higher education, owing to affordable fee structure and better career opportunities.
Organised by Indus Exhibition and Response Events and Exhibitions, for the seventh successive year the Indian Education Exhibition will open tomorrow at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Salmiya.
Among the exhibitors are over 15 leading and highly reputed Indian educational establishments with more than 75 institutions under them, offering more than 200 programs. Some of the leading participants include Anna University, Manipal University, SRM University, Hindustan University, Datta Meghe Medical Science University, D.Y. Patil University, KJ Somaiya Group of Institutions, Ramdeo Baba Engg. College, Acharya Institutions, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Texila American College, MVJ Institutions and others. All the participating institutes are recognized by the AICTE, UGC and respective government bodies in India.
Mr Ram, the organizer from Indus said “There is a huge Indian expatriate population that eventually wants to return home. It only made sense that we bring the fair to Kuwait. Indian education is on par with Western education standards. Education is a sector that is very strong in India, high standards have to be maintained in these colleges, otherwise they will not be given a deemed University status by the government.”