The data on emigration of Indian students to foreign countries show that more than 4.64 lakh students go abroad to study every year and the numbers keep increasing, day by day. Upon taking a closer look at the statistics of major host countries for these student-emigrants in 2013, almost 1.4 lakh students chose U.S., 40,000 students chose UK. Australia, Canada and Singapore also have their own strong presence in receiving huge inflow of Indian students' year upon year. While the inability of Indian universities to provide industry relevant programs and adequate research facilities continues, students continue to travel abroad for their higher education. One can even say that travelling abroad for higher education has become something of a status quo in the metropolitan communities. Regardless, universities abroad stand high up in the global ranking owing to their avenues for exploratory research and related studies, state-of-the-art infrastructure and globally acclaimed pedagogy. Considering these factors, it is a resounding yes for students who opt to study abroad.
For students who consider a high profile job as a viable option, a degree from a top foreign university tends to be a valuable choice to make, as the acceptability for such programs among corporate companies are much higher than the Indian degree programs. On the other hand, for those who are academically good and have the confidence to travel across the border for further learning, studying abroad is much better option as most of the foreign universities have a favourable culture of research. While, there are many positives to talk about reputed international programs, it cannot be assured that, any random degree at abroad can give the anticipated results. We at Higher Education Review understand the concern of Indian students to study in a good foreign University. With experts in the education industry on the panel, we have a better understanding of the higher education sector. With a commitment to provide true information to the student community and Indian higher education sector, we bring to you "Overseas University of the Year."
We sincerely hope that our efforts will help the large community of students who are dreaming about studying abroad, but oblivious about the right campus to choose. In the next few pages, we will bring you some of the top Universities across the globe selected by our expert panels as the 'Overseas University of the Year.'