Prospective Ghanaian students who wish to further their studies abroad have been advised to turn to India, which boasts world-class universities that have produced top professionals pursuing successful careers in fields like government, management, academic and scientific research, law, IT and accounting.
The processes have been made easier through the 2022 ‘Study in India’ Expo scheduled to be held from June 13 to June 14 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, where participants would have access to relevant information on higher education options, admission criteria and procedure, scholarships and many other forms of support.
The ‘Study in India’ programme facilitates the inflow of international students to study in India at globally recognised premier institutions across India.
The programme is organised by Afairs Exhibitions & Media from India in association with ‘Study in India’- a flagship project under the Ministry of Education, with the government of India as a lead partner.
The expo is also supported by the High Commission of India Accra, the India Africa Trade Council and the Periyar African Foundation.
India ranks among the top five destinations for African students travelling abroad for higher education. Currently, some 25,000 African students are studying in 500 public and private universities across India, according to the Association for African Students in India.
The numbers are estimated to grow in the future with increased cooperation between India and Africa and the growing interest of African students in India.
The ‘Study in India’ Expo is expected to open doors of all possibilities for African students to connect with many premier universities and colleges, interact with the heads & faculties of the admissions, and learn more about higher education opportunities in India, all under one roof.
Some of India’s participating institutions are Symbiosis International (Deemed University), KIIT University, Lovely Professional University, Acharya Institutes, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, C.V. Raman Global University, Jain University, Chandigarh University, Pandit Deendayal Energy Studies, MIT World Peace University, Noida International University, and the Ganga Group of Institutions, among others.
“India has been a land of knowledge and believes in sharing it with the world. Consequently, EdCIL (India) Limited continues to propagate the sharing of knowledge through the Study in India Programme. The Study in India Expo: West Africa aims to highlight the thriving Indian higher education system and how it can benefit the African students wishing to study in India. Do come in great numbers and explore more at the Study in India pavilion,” Shri Sandeep Goel, Head of ‘Study in India’, said.
Indian universities are marketing popular bachelor’s degree programmes in commerce, engineering, information and communication technology, health sciences, nursing, and law, among others.
The ‘Study in India’ Expo also aims to create a platform to explore the benefits of joint research with top African institutes and create partnerships that benefit both sides. Faculty exchange, student exchange, student enrolments, faculty development programmes and joint research are possible areas of collaboration between India and Africa.
“The rising numbers year on year of foreign students studying in India has made India one of the most lucrative destinations for higher education. We are happy to provide a common platform through Study in India Expo to the global students and parents in Asia and the Middle East to meet and interact with prestigious Indian Institutions under one roof! This exhibition is as much a platform of opportunity as it is one for generating awareness about the merits of Indian education,” Mr. Sanjeev Bolia, Founder and Managing Director of AFAIRS Exhibitions and Media Pvt. Ltd., explains.
Besides student recruitment at the expo, the participating universities will also look at key areas of discussion and collaboration to
- Create Academic Partnerships
- Joint Research with Top African Institutions
- Training & Professional Development
- Faculty Exchange & Student Exchange
- Student Enrolments
- Faculty Development
- Cultural Emersion
Entry to the expo is free, and participants can register at studyinindiaexpo.com.