Published: 31st August 2018
Global education options for Indian teens: TimesPro, Monash College invite applications to study business in Australia
Australia houses over 68,000 Indian students, up 16.8 per cent from 2017, says data released by the Australian High Commission in India
The partnership between TimesPro and Monash College invites applications from students who wish to study business in Australia The number of Indian students studying abroad is increasing rapidly, and a nearly 50 per cent surge in the past decade is proof of the pudding.
As per UNESCO data, by August 2017, over 3,00,000 Indian students were studying abroad. The reasons for an Indian teen to pursue higher studies abroad are myriad. International universities offer a vast variety of courses and a better quality of education.
That apart, the independent thought process that a student imbibes by way of global education is one that also enables youth to explore more opportunities. The prestige a family feels while their ward is studying and staying abroad, is, of course, additional motivation.
What is the students' choice? As per government of India data, while the study-abroad options for Indian students may be as many as 86 countries, the USA, the UK, Australia, and Canada are the most popular choices.
Of the total number of students abroad in 2017, a whopping 69.5 per cent chose the aforementioned countries as their destination for higher studies.
Even though traditionally the USA leads the charts with just over 1 lakh Indian students, Australia has been emerging as the recent favourite.
As of August 2018, Australia houses over 68,000 Indian students, up 16.8 per cent from 2017, says data released by the Australian High Commission in India.
Both countries believe education to be a flagship sector as part of their bilateral relationship, and are doing everything they can to encourage exchange.
Why Australia? Australian universities have an impressive international reputation. The environment is safe, and immigration policies favourable. Australia offers world-class standards of living with considerably lower expenditure than the USA and the UK. Up for grabs are attractive work opportunities to students, which can offset living costs to a bare minimum.
Equal opportunities are ensured for students who have graduated out of a specific course, from any university in the country.
The biggest advantage, however, is the work rights - Australia allows students a work visa for two years post study. A student can completely recover the expenses incurred during the study period in these two years. Study options in Australia Australian universities are actively working on increasing awareness among Indian students.
Education institutes in India such as TimesPro, in conjunction with varsities such as Monash and Queensland among others, are offering pathway programs to make global education not only more accessible but also less expensive.
A pathway is a learning experience that provides international students lateral entry to various undergraduate or graduate programs at universities, by offering them an academic foundation and essential language skills.
Pathway programs enable Indian students to join international courses on Indian shores and then continue their degree abroad at a later stage.
This is especially beneficial for students who, after graduating school, may have missed admission into the international universities of their choice but do not want to have gaps in their education.
One such program is the Monash College International Pathway Program (MCIP) by TimesPro, conducted over eight months in India, specifically designed for students who wish to study business or commerce undergraduate degrees at Monash University.
With MCIP, one won't just learn theories and trends, but also develop a more creative and confident mindset with hands-on training and practical exposure.
After successful completion of the program and meeting entry requirements, one will have guaranteed entry into the second year at Monash University.