To begin with, the education system in India is not as advanced as the foreign countries. The fact is by the time we have graduated from high school, into newly turned adults, we are clueless of our own aptitude and interests. It is important to know what we are good at. Getting admissions in a premier institute in India is a task in itself due to excessive competition. The intake of students by these institutes is very less as they do not have sufficient funds to support them. Isn’t it very frustrating? The only soothing advantage of living and studying in your native country is you don’t have to leave behind all your family and friends!
On the contrary, the tendency to study abroad is becoming increasingly popular. Many students feel torn between the decision to complete their education overseas or to do it from home. Studying abroad can open a lot of doors when it comes to employment, expanding your social network and giving you lifelong memories to cherish. Here are a few more reasons;
Why Study Abroad?
Global Ranking: The ranking of foreign universities are way better than the Indian universities. None of the Indian institutions make it to the top 100 universities list, despite India having the third largest education system in the world! Surprising eh?
Research Opportunities: A wide variety of opportunities are available in USA or UK that are better than the facilities and funding’s offered in India. This is the primary reason for the migration of Indian students abroad.
Cultivate Depth of Knowledge: Education system in foreign countries is more focused on developing practical skills of a student and making him competitive, unlike India where the focus is purely on theoretical knowledge.
Social Benefits: The opportunity of living and studying aboard offers the kind of exposure, which a student can never get in India. The cultural diversity, advance technology, government facilities and quality of life is far more superior. Moreover, if you love travelling, embracing new cultures, love learning new languages then studying abroad is the perfect option for you.
Of course there would some a few disadvantages., like missing ‘Maa ke haatho ka khana’ i.e Homesickness. Secondly, students studying in foreign countries do not get free time as lot of their time is spent on doing assignments that are very stressful and research oriented. Thirdly, studying in a foreign country can be an expensive affair and only a limited number of scholarships are available to it international students.
There is a difference in the quality of education offered between India’s premier institutions and international institutions. To conclude, the benefits of an international education are many that help you build a secure future and career. On the other hand you can also choose to complete your basic graduation degree in India, find a secure a job and settle down in India. We are also aware of many famous billionaires and innovators who have been school and college drop-outs, but the point is, they never stopped learning. Be it India or Foreign country, learning does not stop. As it is rightly said, “A child without education is like a bird without wings.”