How Educational Reforms in India Help to Increase Student Mobility between India and the UK

Higher education system in India is likely to change with the rapid decentralization of power by the Government to the Indian states. In context of international collaboration, the following changes would be visible in coming years to come –

Growing economy with the growing sector

India will be one of the youngest countries with a booming economy that is expected to be the 3rd largest in the world at a GBP (Great Britain Pound) 8.6 trillion, after China and U.S.A, by the year 2030. The higher education age group is expected to see a rise of nearly 140 million people, where 1 out of every 4 graduate students across the globe will be a part of the Indian education system and contribute to the global labor force.

The higher education system in India, presently, accounts for the second largest in the world, in relation to student enrolment. The new government that held power in May 2014 has followed an optimistic path of higher education reform so that India could have a dominant position in the world education sector. This will predominantly increase India’s reputation on a global scale and enhance the career prospects of its students by investment in research and digitalisation.

Shift to regionalisation

State-level autonomy is encouraged in many parts of the Indian Territory. The central government is keen to set up a federal system to support mutual co-operation among the centre and the states, while replacing a centralised centre-to-state relationship that is often competitive. The Indian states will find themselves empowered and can take their own autonomous decision to develop the higher educational institutions. Although the central government will continue to control the educational institutions of national importance, the delegation of authority towards the states including budgetary considerations will affect around 97% of the higher institutions under their direct control.

Increasing opportunities for international collaboration

Private educational institutions in India have been very quick to develop strategies for international collaborations after the state government gave them freedom to form international alliances. These institutions have shown their interest in collaborating with higher educational institutions in the emerging economies such as Australia, US and the UK.

Increase in student mobility between UK and India

#Student mobility between Indian and the #UK will be likely to increase due to the booming Indian economy and the improving quality of education in the UK. Indian students patronize getting #higher education from the UK and believe that an experience abroad increases the opportunities of securing better jobs.Currently the mobile of students from UK to India is extremely low, and those who come mainly seek spiritualism, study Hinduism. However, in years to come the mobility in both directions may improve in order to gain higher education with enormous support from the trusted partnerships, collaboration between Indian and UK universities etc.

In this context, Stunited.org appeals to the students in both the countries, India and UK, to utilise the best benefits of such government policies and take the education sector to the next level. The Stunited team will always be there to extend its help to students seeking higher education through regular updates, access to relevant and timely information and counselling services.

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