52% students intending to study abroad prefer specialized courses over varsity reputation
As per one study it was found that more than 50% of the students have found that students are going planning to study abroad more compare to studying in India. The study
also shows that the students are also looking for ways to studying in countries and universities that do not have entrance exams or mandatory English proficiency tests.
A study done by the Western Union, found that approximately 64% of the Indian students are planning to study in foreign countries and colleges where they don't require any kind of entrance exams in English. This is rather a surprising trend that is being observed in the study, students wished to study in foreign universities now want specialized courses (over 50%) over. Indian students are seeking specialization that are niche but gradually gaining traction, often looking beyond Ivy League universities that are unable to offer these courses.
These niche course most of the time do not require qualifying exams as it is a big hurdle for the students (64 %). This kind of scenarios lead to students taking opportunities in countries and universities that do not require entrance exams or any kinds of mandatory English proficiency tests. There is also a major concern related to money, particularly budgeting and financial planning, are some of the biggest barriers expressed by both students and parents in India. This play as a major deciding factor in the entire process as for majority of middle class families loan are the only option for them. As per the new study parents want their child to go to countries like Ireland or any other countries which are considered as a non traditional countries in India.
This pandemic also created a hybrid learning system which is a mainstream situation now, with over 46% are preferring such a model. Students now prioritize the opportunity to travel and explore other cultures (43 per cent) over better job opportunities and better education," it added.
The study surveyed 807 people, including students, parents, grandparents and career counsellors across 12 cities between January and June. Pandemic-induced hybrid learning is now mainstream with 46 per cent actually preferring such a model. Students now prioritize the opportunity to travel and explore other cultures (43 per cent) over better job opportunities and better education," it added. The study surveyed 807 people, including students, parents, grandparents and career counsellors across 12 cities between January and June.
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