State universities see a surge in overseas enrolments

With the discharge of the tutorial calendar for the 2021-22 session, many state universities have began the admission course of for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Although a few of them are nonetheless ready for the board and final-year outcomes to be introduced to start out the admission.

The College of Kerala has received greater than 24000 purposes together with from worldwide college students for varied postgraduate programs, with excessive precedence for Science, English and Commerce programmes. The college is ready to conduct the PG entrance examination from August 1-6.


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“A complete of 24044 purposes have been acquired for 61 postgraduate programs supplied by the College,” says A Biju Kumar, professor and HoD, Division of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, College of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
MA in English Language & Literature (1709) adopted by Chemistry (1472), MSW (1449) and Physics with specialization in House Physics (1215) famous the very best purposes. With simply seven purposes, MA Russian Language & Literature has received lowest utility rely. Different topics which have seen registrations in double-digit are West Asian Research (18), German Language & Literature (29), Tamil Language & Literature (26), Islamic Historical past (33), Sanskrit Common Language & Literature (27), Music (29) and Arabic Language & Literature (52).

International purposes

The College says Kumar has acquired large development in overseas candidates this 12 months. “For 2021-22 educational session, we’ve got acquired near 1800 purposes, which is way larger than what it was within the earlier years.” He provides that earlier we used to have simply 30-50 candidates making use of for UG and PG programs. Highlighting the rationale behind the surge in overseas college students’ registrations, Kumar believes that the present world well being disaster might need prompted college students to go for neighbouring nations. “The best variety of candidates are from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Proximity from India appears to be one of many main causes for this improve,” he provides.

Punjabi College, Patiala which is at present accepting purposes for engineering programs, has to date acquired greater than 600 registrations, together with registrations from overseas college students. “Near 200 purposes have come from world college students. The vast majority of them are for BTech whereas 50 college students have utilized for PhD programme,” says Manjit Singh, professor, coordinator, centralised admission cell, Punjabi College, Patiala.

The College received 94 overseas college students in 2020-21 educational classes. “Final 12 months 50 college students got here from Ethiopia whereas others who got here via ICCAR, represented Gambia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Djibouti, Egypt, Nepal and Uganda,” says Singh. He provides that there have been three college students from UAE additionally. PhD, MBA, BBA, BCom are on the record of most sought-after programs amongst worldwide college students.

On improve within the variety of overseas college students on the campus, Singh causes that aside from authorities initiatives, services supplied by a selected college can be important in attracting worldwide college students. “Higher teaching-learning services, pupil assist by the college make alumni our model ambassador. The Directorate of Worldwide College students takes care of school and educational change programmes, worldwide publicity excursions, counselling to regulate to the brand new setting,” Singh provides.

Advantages of worldwide college students

The presence of worldwide college students makes the category extra numerous and vibrant. “Their presence is useful for each native college students and lecturers as they carry a special perspective,” he provides. Aside from monetary, they make classroom and campus extra vibrant with their expertise in respective fields.

Updated: August 7, 2021 — 12:29 PM

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