TOP 5 FOREIGN STUDY LOCATIONS FOR INDIAN STUDENTS

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‘Father of the Indian Nation’  Mahatma Gandhi, Our first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, the man who laid down the framework of Indian Constitution Dr. B. R. Ambedkar…..they all studied in foreign countries. Today, Indian students are eagerly in search for a perfect foreign study location that helps them excel not only in their studies but also in their career.

There are many reasons behind this migration to a foreign country for education and career growth. One of the main reasons is the increased population of our country and the competition level. The seats in colleges are limited and because of that even brilliant students will not get admissions. Another reason is the courses foreign universities offer. Many students will start searching and reasearching on subjects they like even from the high schools itself.

We are listing here the top 5 foreign study locations that is suitable to Indian Students;

  • USA

No doubt majority of students opt to study in USA.  Student life in the USA is very ease going one and the courses you get from the top universities are the most beneficial one. With the high valued  degree from the top American Institutions, a candidate will not find it difficult to get a good profile job. Here I am listing the most featured American Institutions that are ranked Internationally as indicated below.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – 1st
  2. Harvard University – 2nd
  3. Stanford University – 3rd
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – 5th
  5. University of Chicago – 10th

  • UK

The United Kingdom is another perfect location for Indian Students. The classes are taken in English, with the accent familiar to Indians. It makes the students feel more comfortable when they are being exposed to a different culture for the first time. When compared with USA, education costs are lower in UK. Loans/ Scholarships and work oppurtunities also make the UK one of the most favoured study location for Indian Students.

  • Australia

The third most popular study location after the US and UK is Australia.  Australia welcomes students to the country wholeheartedly. The country is rich in cultural diversity, friendly natives and quality of education. Australia offers students with part time work oppurtunities along with their studies. The tuition fees are affordable for students from India.

  • New Zealand

New Zealand with its most beautiful nature and pleasant climate attracts students towards the country. English being the first language, students can easily follow up the lectures and travel around the city. New Zealand encourages students with stay back oppurtunities and PR for successful candidates. This may be the most important factor that attract Indian Students towards the country.

  • Canada

Canada is slowly making its way to become the most preferred study location by Indian students. They offer great study oppurtunities, that too in an affordable fee to students. Students are also showing a keen interest to study in Canada.  The Top 5 Universities in Canada are;

  1. McGill University
  2. University of Torronto
  3. University of British Columbia
  4. University of Alberta
  5. McMaster University

5 Most Beautiful College Campuses in World

College life is the most beautiful period in one’s life. That phase in life is the turning point in education, career, ethics etc. So it is utmost important to study in a college that gives equal importance in academics and ambience. Here, the world’s top 5 most beautiful campuses are given. If you are searching for colleges that match your preferences, you can find it here.

  1. University of Minnesota

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The University of Minnesota is locally known as the U of M, located at Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota which are nearby cities. The college is not only famous for its excellent academic section but also for its amazing campus. The campus attracts students with the great facilities like the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Pillsbury Hall which is the oldest building on the campus and the beautiful bridge that connects East and West coasts. Students can cross the Mississippi river through this bridge. Surely this campus will stay in your mind forever once you visit it.

 

2. North-western University

With a campus space of 231 acres, North-western University is situated in the city of Evanston.  The location of this campus adds more to its beauty. Throughout the year, students there can enjoy the beauty and breeze of the Lake Michigan. The North- Western University greets students by The Arch that is in the front entrance of the campus. With its late 1800’s architecture, one can feel like going back into the 19th century.

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3. Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College is situated in Sweet Briar, Virginia in the US. This is a women’s liberal arts college with beautiful campus and eminent academics. Janet Lee Bouvier, Teresa Tomlinson, Diana Muldaur and Molly Haskell are some of the famous alumni of Sweet Briar College.  The college is located at the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. The 130 acres Equestrian Centre draw attention of natives as well as foreigners.

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4. University of California-Santa Cruz

The vast campus lies in 2001 acres at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz. One can get the view of forested hills overlooking Monterey bay and the Pacific Ocean. This institution is a perfect destination for students who wish to spend their weekends in the beach sides and goof around the redwoods.

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5. Furman University

One can see the elegant Georgian architecture here in the Furman University. The campus is in Greenville, South Carolina. Bell Tower is the most amazing part of the University that stands as a classical landmark. Buildings in the campus are surrounded by a beautiful lake. The place is named by the American Society of Landscape Architecture as one of the most beautiful places in the USA.

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If you find any of these college campuses interesting, let us know. We help you reach there.

5 of the Most Common Mistakes College Students Make

  1. Blindly following the “Trend”

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A common mistake made by the students who are done with their school is the choice of the stream they want to pursue as a career. The choice of the course is a career defining moment for every student. So, a student has to be very careful while choosing a career path and should not follow someone else’s advice just because that particular stream has more job opportunities. One should do what their ‘heart’ says and the same applies for the career path. Every student should pursue his/her passion and try to make a career on something that interests them, rather than what their distant relative advices them to.

  1. Choice of College

India, being such a vast and diverse country has a plethora of colleges, be it private or government-aided. But a significant proportion of all the colleges in India do not provide quality education. A student should do proper research about his/her desired college before taking admission. The college should be recognised by the government bodies like the UGC and should have an approval by the AICTE, if the college deals in technical education.  The student should also look at the track record of the institute and try getting in touch with its alumni.

  1. Doing what the “Parents” say

Every Indian parent has a lot of expectations from their child. They want their child to do well and want them to follow a career where there is job safety and decent income. But parents don’t realise that their and their ward’s dreams can be very different.  Indian parents are very reserved when it comes to allowing their child to explore his/her career options. They want their child to follow the tried and tested formula. But following this advice has made a lot of students’ life miserable. So, a student should listen to what their parents are saying and should give it a thought, but ultimately should pursue something they are passionate about.

  1. No Extra-curricular Activities

School lives are considered to be the happiest phase of a student’s life with less pressure, friendly environment and a lot of friends. But after entering college, lifestyles of students change. A lot of students give co-curricular activities a backseat and start focussing too much on their studies. Doing extra-curricular activities like playing sports, singing, dancing, quizzing is a very important aspect of a student’s life. It helps in keeping the mind fresh and active. Doing activities like debate, MUN helps in the overall personality development of a student.

  1. Getting into Bad Habits

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This is a very common scenario among the students, especially those who come to new cities and leave their hometowns for higher studies. Some students feel like capitalising the most on the sudden freedom they get. They try new things and gradually they start frequently smoking or drinking. This turns into a habit and might lead to other habits which are worse. So, new students should always be careful while choosing their friends.

 

 

Top 10 universities to study abroad

Top 10 International Universities

It is every student’s dream to graduate from a reputed university. Acadamic  certificate gained from such university is a golden mark on the student’s educational history. When an undergraduate desires to get admission in such an educational institute choosing the best often leaves the student wonder which is the best univerty. So, for them here is a list of top 10 universities; highlights about each have been mentioned.

Initially the task looks tough so, here is a vital guidance that will help one in selecting the perfect university; that will fit completely as per a student’s expectation.

The university will rank you based on your academic performance so before getting admission judge the university by going through its honours and achievements. 

Following are some tool ideas that will help you.

  • University ranking
  • University rating which is based on the performance of university in key areas including graduate employability, teaching quality and research quality.
  • Comments by experts and their speculation regarding future development
  • Attend university fairs and meet representatives to get a clearer idea about the life that you will live in the university during your learning period.
  • Study a bit about the location with respect to climate, language spoken, social sense, sports, music etc.

Times Higher Education (THE) which is formerly known as Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) is a London based weekly magazine that reports news regarding higher education.

Times Higher Education (THE) has used 13 individual performance indicators for judging world class universities considering their core mission which includes research, international outlook, and knowledge transfer. The THE ranking examines a university’s teaching, ambience including the learning environment, student ratio, teaching resource and more.

The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2015-2016 have listed down best global universities based on each of their research, teaching, international outlook and knowledge transfer.

University – Country

  1. California Institute of Technology – United States 

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 Honoured with

  • Nobel Laureates
  • National Medal of Science
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  • National Academies Memberships

  1. University of Oxford – United Kingdom

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The university has

  • 44 colleges & halls
  • 100 libraries (It is the biggest library system in UK)
  • An alumni network of more than 250,000 individuals
  • 120 olympis medallists
  • 26 Nobel Prize winners
  • 7 poets laureate

More than 30 world leaders including 26 UK Prime Ministers have graduated from this university.

 

  1. Stanford University – United States

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Honour

  • 21 Nobel laureates

Alumni includes

  • 17 astronauts
  • 18 Turing award recipients
  • 2 fields medallists
  • 38 new campus

  1. University of Cambridge – United Kingdom

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This university has 800 years of history which makes it the 4th oldest university.

Achievement

  • Nobel Prize have honoured 92 associates of the university
  • 150 faculties
  • 6 schools including Art and Humanities

Biological sciences

Clinical Medicine

Physical Sciences and Technology

Humanities and Social Sciences

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – United States 

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Stars of this university

  • 85 Nobel Laureates
  • 58 National Medal of Science winners
  • 29 National Medal of Technology & Innovation winners
  • 45 MacArthur Fellows
  • Top alumni is Kofi Annan ( former secretary-general of the United Nations)

  1. Harvard University – United States 

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The most prominent university of United States. John F. Kennedy (1956) is among those 13 US presidents who have graduated from Harvard.

Its faculty membershave been awarded with Nobel prize, they include

  • Chemist Martin Karplus
  • Economist Alvin Roth
  • Notable alumni of Haward is Al Gore, former US vice-president, he was honoured with Peace Prize in the year 2007

  1. Princeton University – United States 

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It is known as the world’s chief research university. It has association with  over

  • 40 Nobel laureates
  • 17 winners of the National Medal of Science
  • 5 receiver of the National Humanities Medal

Its faculty members are honoured with Nobel Prize, they include

  • Chemists Tomas Lindahl & Osamu Shimomura
  • Economists Paul Krugman & Angus Deaton
  • Physicists Arthur McDonald & David Gross.

  1. Imperial College – London United Kingdom

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Imperial College London is UK’s leading institution which focuses mainly on four areas engineering, science, business and medicine. The college has near to

  • 15,000 students
  • 8,000 staff
  • Its staff includes 14 Nobel Prize winners,one of them being Sir Alexander Fleming (inventor of penicillin)

  1. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland

Albert Einstein graduated in 1901 – To get admission in this reputed institute one has to pass an entrance exam and for Swiss citizens a matriculation certificate is enough

  1. University of Chicago – United States

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 The university has always made headlines for providing supreme academic facilities. It is associated with

  • 80 plus Nobel laureates
  • 30 National Medal winners in all fields
  • 9 Fields Medallists
  • It has been honoured with nearly 50 MacArthur “genius grants”

As you are set to create a milestone in your academic field, do a bit homework and choose the best place where your qualities will be polished so that you be one-of-a-kind.