The Indian Embassy held an event last week to discuss opportunities for Cambodian students to study in India.
The study in India event for Cambodian students was held at the University of Management and Economics (UME) in Battambang province to raise awareness about education in India and scholarship schemes available to local students.
Following the event, UME president Tun Pheakdey said that the embassy wanted UME students to be more aware of what opportunities are available for Cambodian students in India.
India has a strong history of learning
Speaking at the event, Indian embassy second secretary Adarsh Kumar Mishra said that India enjoys robust economic growth of approximately six to seven percent and is one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.
Mr Pheakdey said he would urge his students to seek study in India, but admitted he was uncertain how many were able to:
“I am interested in medicine and information technology courses in India. I will try to explain the importance of studying these subjects and how India is strong in teaching IT and medicine.
“I think India’s education system, overall. Is strong. I have seen that IT skills and products generated from India are respected.
“I know Indian medical care is also renowned because I have seen Cambodian people try to obtain medical services there,” he said.
Mishra drew light to India’s extended history with learning, with Takshashila being the first university in the world.
Mishra said: “India today is popular with international students from all over the world. It’s highly attractive with low living costs, world-class education, a growing economy and increasing employment opportunities.
“English, the common language of communication for almost all nations in the world, opens avenues for employment in many countries.
“Studying in India offers an opportunity to live and study in one of the world’s most exciting countries, and India has gained a reputation for innovation and expertise in education.”
Many options available for Cambodian students in India
Mishra said that financial assistance was available for various scholarships at a wide variety of Indian educational institutions, including the IITs, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the National Law School of India University.
Most academic institutions in India have international student offices and courses designed for international students are available nationwide, particularly in engineering and the applied arts.
Pic: Indian Embassy in Cambodia
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