Monday, 16 May, 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.

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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.


Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.