Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Indian Students Going Abroad – Brain Drain or Brain Gain

Written By Suhani Khemka (Grade 9)

Education is a very important part of today’s world – it always has been. Right from K-12 to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, every step matters for shaping a successful individual. But a college degree affects one’s employability the most.

I strongly believe that Indian students going abroad for higher studies can help them get a better future for themselves. 

Talking about facts and figures – according to The Indian Express, about 8 lakh students go abroad for higher education every year. All of the world’s 400 top universities are located abroad, mostly in places such as the USA, UK, Australia, Singapore etc. Going abroad might as well increases one’s chances of finding a good job – colleges abroad have a higher employability rate than the top Indian colleges. India has over 20% of the world’s population of 18-23 year olds. But the number of good colleges in the country is limited and not sufficient for all. Going overseas for education can help more individuals to get better quality education. 

In India, many of us are highly dependent on our helpers. Going outside to study, can change that and make students independent adults. From cooking their own food and cleaning their place to working part-time, living alone can teach a person many things. 

Going abroad can also help one interact with people with different social backgrounds and cultures. It can help students explore new perspectives and build better communication skills. Universities abroad also provide different internships and job opportunities that provide an individual with real-life experiences. It also offers a wider variety of courses, some also including research options and skill-based training for students.

While one may feel homesick, going overseas gives one the opportunity to make new friends and great memories. It also enables the person to explore what the world has to offer rather than staying in their cocoon. 

Institutes abroad provide different scholarships and work programs for Indian students. Going overseas for studies can help Indian students get better jobs and higher quality education.

Featured Image Courtesy – DNA India

Suhani Khemka
Suhani Khemka
Hey from Kolkata! I am an animal lover filled with wanderlust. Food has a special place in my heart, eating and cooking both! I find comfort in reading, writing and expressing myself through poetry. You will often find me painting with music blasting in my ears.


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