India losing South Asian students to China, claims Brookings study - Global Education Times (GET News)

India losing South Asian students to China, claims study

India is losing its attractiveness and appeal as a study abroad destination for South Asian students to China, a study by Brookings India has claimed.

A recent Brookings India study “Is India Still the Neighbourhood’s Education Hub?” showed that, over the years, India has started to lose its position as the main educational hub in the region to China.

Latest statistics show that both China and India now receive the same number of South Asian students.

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India to roll out IND-SAT exams across Asia and Africa - Global Education Times (GET News)

India to roll out IND-SAT exams across Asia and Africa

The government of India hopes to increase international student enrolment in the Study in India campaign by the introduction of an IND-SAT aptitude test.

The Indian government has formalised its budget for the year 2020 and special attention was given to the Study in India initiative which was launched in 2018.

The aim of the Study in India initiative was to increase the number of international students coming to India for graduate and post graduate studies.

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New Zealand Centre to be established in IIT Delhi - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Zealand Centre to be established in IIT Delhi

Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT Delhi) to establish a New Zealand Centre.

The New Zealand Centre is envisioned by ENZ to become a point of collaborative academic activity with IIT Delhi for eight NZ universities in India.

The New Zealand universities participating in the establishment of the New Zealand Centre in IIT Delhi include AUT University, University of Auckland, Massey University, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago, University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.

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Study in India failing to attract more foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Study in India failing to attract more foreign students

The latest All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report has noted that the Study in India campaign is failing to attract more foreign students to study in the country, with only a marginal rise seen enrollments.

The Government of India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, launched the Study in India campaign in 2018 with the aim of attracting an increased number of foreign students in India.

Through the Study in India campaign, the government had also hoped to double the market share of India in global education exports from around 1% to 2%.

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India launches Study in Gujarat initiative - Global Education Times (GET News)

India launches Study in Gujarat initiative

The education department of Gujarat state in India has launched a Study in Gujarat initiative to attract more international students to the state in order to increase cultural and regional diversity on campuses in the region.

To showcase Gujarat as the educational hub of India for international students, and to increase on-campus diversity, the Study in Gujarat initiative has been launched by the state formerly led by current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

The government is also hoping to bring down the large number of vacant seats in Gujarat through this campaign.

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Report calls for reform of India’s higher education system - Global Education Times (GET News)

Report calls for reform of India’s higher education system

India’s higher education system continues to grow rapidly but is in need of significant reform, a Brookings India report has said.

There are now 35.7 million students enrolled in programmes at India’s universities and colleges.

India’s higher education system is one of the largest in the world and the country has close to 52,000 institutions and a rapidly growing enrolment with four times as many enrolments this year compared to 2001, according to a November 2019 Brookings India report entitled Reviving Higher Education in India.

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UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration

The United Kingdom’s immigration policy and India’s higher education policy have been found to be the top barriers toward establishing deeper UK-India HE collaboration, a UKIBC study has found.

A report published by the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) titled Higher Education Collaboration: Futureproofing the UK India Partnership has looked at the benefits that UK Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) gain from India and the barriers that are currently in the way of deeper collaboration.

The report draws from an initial survey of 67 higher education institutions across the UK.

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