Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicForeign education

Topic: foreign education

For Indian students going abroad, only destinations change — and the crisis

As Indians stuck in Ukraine call for rescue, many in India debate why they go abroad to study in the first place. Here's why India isn't a preferred 'destination'.

Why dozens of Indian students are turning to crowdfunding platforms to fund education dream

The idea of soliciting contributions for foreign education has been criticised by many, but hundreds are pitching in with contributions as well as words of encouragement.

Covid hasn’t crushed study abroad plans but students could face ‘more competition’ in 2021

Experts in the field of foreign education say 2021 is going to be an interesting year as more students are applying, including those who dropped their plans in 2020 due to Covid.

NEP aims to open campuses of foreign universities in India, PM Modi says

Addressing students at IIT-Guwahati convocation, Modi said NEP will connect education with technology and make technology an ‘integral part of our students’ thinking’. 

Asian students are deferring or cancelling admissions to top US colleges & universities

Health concerns, travel restrictions, shifting immigration rules, hate crimes and a diluted college experience are some of the factors affecting Asian students.

Govt looks to increase college seats to help students who had to give up study abroad plan

Govt has set up a committee called ‘Stay in India and Study in India’ and tasked it with working out modalities of the proposal in consultation with colleges and universities.

Indian colleges see spurt in applications as Covid forces students to ditch foreign plans

From govt institutions like DU to their private counterparts, colleges and universities across India say they have witnessed a much higher number of applications this year.

Extended JEE Mains window is a hit as 15,000 students register in 3 days. Last date 24 May

The JEE Mains registration window was reopened this month to provide an alternative to students forced to cancel their plans to study abroad because of Covid-19.

Modi govt’s new tax will mean more paperwork, costs for Indian students going abroad

Union Budget 2020 proposal to collect 5% tax on overseas remittances above Rs 7 lakh could increase short-term costs and paperwork for Indian students.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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