[photopress:MBA_indian_student.jpg,full,alignright]China is becoming a higher education hub for Indian students. More and more young men and women from India are studying in Chinese universities.
Diplomats say that easy admission systems, affordable fees and high standards of facilities are the chief attractions for Indian students, who now number more than 6,000 all over China.
Jyoti Bhattacharya, 23, from New Delhi who studies at the Beijing Language and Culture University, said, ‘My Chinese teachers and fellow students have been very welcoming. It has been a very smooth journey, very helpful.We have been treated very well.
‘While I could have studied Chinese even in India, the exposure there was not good. Here you are speaking and hearing the language all the time. It makes a big difference. And I want to make a career.’
Ravi Ranjan, who teaches Indian literature and culture and also Hindi language at Peking University, said, ‘This is a good place for students from India interested in Chinese studies. Chinese universities are good when it comes to science and technology too.’
The Tianjin Medical University, located in a port city that can be reached in 90 minutes, has 400 Indian students studying medicine. According to its International Exchange Department, the number of applications from India exceeds the available places.
According to Indians, the average tuition fee in a Chinese medical university is $2,000-$3,000. Another $1,000 is needed for board and lodging. This is a fourth of what one would spend in India.
Source: News Post India