Indian students travel abroad to study in large numbers, and they have become an important source of international enrollment diversity, research strength and revenue for institutions of higher education across the world, and especially so in countries where English is the national language. Indian students studying abroad spend as much as $17 billion a year in on fees. The number of Indian students going overseas to study rose a stunning 256 percent - from 53,266 to 189,629 - in just nine years and the United Kingdom saw strong growth in Indian enrollments during the second half of the last decade to a high of 39,090 students in 2010. This is welcome news for the many institutions in Europe and North America that are the main recipients of Indian students.
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. These and numerous other factors attract students from India to study abroad despite the falling value of the rupee or the economic condition of their homes.
In this issue we present to you "Overseas University of the Year," where we have written about some of the Universities that are providing world class education across the globe.
The process of going abroad also entails the completion of various protocols; these are handled by the professionals in the field. Educational consultants actively step in and provide their in depth knowledge to the student and parents in order to make the process as pain free as possible. These steps include selection of the course and university, writing statement of purpose and processing of all necessary document, visa processing, and procuring bank loan. "Most Promising Overseas Consultancies" features some of the most prominent names in the market that are helping students reach their destinations without any hassles.
We hope this issue will prove to be helpful to you.