Government launches “Study in India”
On Wednesday, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the “Study in India” website with the mission of attracting a larger number of foreign students to the country, by providing them a means for exploring different options, scholarships, and getting a glimpse of the Indian culture.
“Study in India will open the gates of prominent educational institutions of India for foreign students,” Human Resource Development Minister (HRD) Prakash Javadekar has said.
“The quest for knowledge has always been fundamental to India’s culture and civilisation. We can rightly say that India is one of the very few places in the world where ancient traditions and modernity coexist in harmony,” Swaraj said stressing on the need to make India a knowledge hub once again.
"Study in India" has a sanctioned budget of 150 crores and aims to attract 2 lakh students by 2023.
While a measure like this might be successful in bringing foreign students to our country by offering a variety of fee waivers and good options, one might wonder about the impact it will create on our own children, who are struggling to make it to good colleges.