Daily Management Review

Indian Education Goes Abroad


10/27/2015


India's population exceeds 1.2 billion people, and it is not surprising that foreign universities are fighting for a place in the rapidly growing market of education in this country. What is much more interesting, there is also a reversed process, going side-by-side: Indian universities are expanding abroad and trying to hold on foreign markets of America, Britain, China, Singapore and Australia.



Biswarup Ganguly
Biswarup Ganguly
Amity Private University has spent a lot of money and effort on international expansion. The institution has offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, China and the UAE; this month they opened a campus in Romania, and then, in the next 10 years, are going to go to Australia, Germany, Brazil, Japan and 40 other countries. Now, 10 from 125 thousand of the university students are learning from abroad.

The domestic market of education in India is growing briskly: according to The Economist’s results, the country will have got 42 million students by 2020. The competition among educational institutions is also great: more than 35,000 colleges and 700 universities are struggling for students. In this situation, going to the markets of other countries is a sensible idea, the newspaper notes, especially taking into account the fact that 28 million people of Indian origin live outside India, and each year 200 thousand Indians go abroad to study.

Leaders of foreign campuses of Indian Universities recognized that part of their audience is children of rich Indians, for whom the competition in their native country was too high. For example, 60 thousand candidates applied for 190 places at six Indian medical schools of Manipal Group (a group of companies operating in the fields of manufacturing, financial services, education and health). Meanwhile, there is no such competition at medical schools in neighboring Nepal.

Do Indian universities and colleges have another reason to expand its presence abroad? In order to earn a good position in the global rankings of the most influential, it is necessary to have a large percentage of foreign students. To achieve this, the Indian higher education institutions decide to look for students student on their own, not waiting for them to come by themselves.

Observatory on Borderless Higher Education British research center predicts that universities in the world will have opened 280 campuses outside their home country by 2020- a huge increase over the 82 foreign missions in 2006. Much of this growth will come from expansion of the "from South to South" - in particular, the Indian universities who choose to teach in Africa and Asia. They do not expect quick commercial success, yet Indians are good at waiting. "We plan for 10-15 years ahead, - says Atul Chauhan, Rector of the University of Amity. - We are very patient".  

source: economist.com






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