20-Jun-2018

China gets more Indian students than Britain

MUMBAI Jan 8: The old guard of blue-chip foreign education, Britian, has been upstaged by an unlikely rival: China.
 
Fresh data shows that there are more Indian students right here in the Asian neighbourhood than in the United Kingdom, Times of India reported.
 
Though Indian students have been going to China to study medicine in significant numbers since 2010-11, experts attribute the latest shift to the "NEET mess" (the change in medical admission criteria in India) that took many by surprise and saw even more medical aspirants flocking to China after struggling to clear the new centralized admission test.
 
And now there is another preferential change: many Indian students are looking to pursue engineering there too. "It is a cost-effective destination, its medical degrees are recognized by the Medical Council of India, and the course is conducted in English," says study abroad-expert Pratibha Jain.
 
There are now 18,171 Indians in China versus 18,015 in the UK, the numbers for 2016 reveal.