Indian Ambassador Shringla urges American students to study in India

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India’s top diplomat in the United States on Tuesday urged American students to be part of the fastest-growing major global economy by studying in Indian educational institutions, which he said would provide them with an opportunity to understand the government systems, culture, and markets closely.

“You are guaranteed of the excellent quality education as we have a robust ranking/accreditation system, which you may study while taking admission in Indian University,” Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in his address on the occasion of opening if the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI) pavilion at the ongoing 71st Annual Conference and Expo of Association of International Educators or NAFSA.

Addressing the gathering of world’s largest gathering of professionals in international education, Shringla said the University Grants Commission (UGC) is a statutory organization established by an Act of Parliament in 1956 for the coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of university education. UGC even hosts the list of fake education institutions in India on its website so that there is no fraud with the students.

“Look at the other advantages of studying in India; you will be part of the fastest-growing major global economy. Studying for short term or long term in India would provide students with an opportunity to understand the government systems, culture, and markets closely,” he said.

It would provide the international students with a unique perspective and understanding of India that would be useful in their careers in business, government, or non-profit sector, he said. Noting that the Indian Education system is the world’s third-largest Higher Education System with 907 universities, 43,000 colleges and a capacity of enrolling more than a whopping 30 million students, he said that higher Education Institutions in India offer courses and degrees that are competitive in the world market in terms of quality but are delivered at one-fourth the cost.

The Indian Education system is vast in size, as well as its 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, languages, and classical music and dances. This vastness of the Indian education system directly translates to enhanced opportunities for its students and global learning for an all-around academic and personal development, he said.

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, Shringla said, adding that 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 students of the Indian education system.

To give you few examples, Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft is an alumni of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google Inc studied at Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur, Ajaypal Singh Banga President and the CEO, MasterCard is graduate 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, he said.

One of the leading world leaders and diplomats have graduated from Indian colleges and universities. Aung San Suu Kyi, incumbent state counselor of Myanmar, Hamid Karzai former President of Afghanistan, William Kwasi Akuffo former Head of the State of Ghana, Olusegun Obasanjo former President of Nigeria, John Samuel Malecela former PM of Tanzania are few examples, he said.

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