Journey Beyond Borders

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Shiva Krishna H R


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Centuries ago, India was renowned as a hub of learning and knowledge, attracting scholars and students from various parts of the world. Ancient Indian universities like Nalanda and Takshashila were renowned for their academic excellence and rich curriculum, drawing learners from different regions to study subjects like philosophy, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, and more.

However, over time, historical and socio-political factors led to a decline in the prominence of Indian education, to the extent that in recent decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of Indian students pursuing higher education abroad. Some of the factors driving this shift are:

  1. Globalization and Open Borders
  2. Quality of Education
  3. Specialized Courses
  4. Research Opportunities
  5. Exposure to Different Cultures
  6. Job Opportunities
  7. Aspirational Factors

Although Indian students have been going abroad for higher education, India’s education system is also improving continuously. Indian institutions have been making efforts to enhance the quality of education, promote research and innovation, and provide a conducive learning environment. The Indian government and educational institutions are working to address the challenges and attract students back to India while fostering a culture of research and academic excellence.

Ultimately, the choice to study abroad or in India depends on several factors such as individual preferences, academic and subsequent professional goals, financial constraints, and the specific opportunities offered by each option. Both paths can provide valuable learning experiences and shape students into well-rounded global citizens.

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