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British education fair charms students

Britain is emerging as the favoured destinations of Indian students wanting to pursue higher studies.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2007 11:17 IST

Over 100 representatives from 87 British universities have come together for the British Council's bi-annual Education UK exhibition 2007, which will travel to six cities across the country starting with New Delhi.

Britain is fast emerging as one of the favoured destinations of Indian students wanting to pursue higher studies. Over 23,000 Indians are currently studying in Britain and the number is growing at the rate of 18 percent per year.

Shorter duration of courses, which saves both time and money, is a major reason behind the growing popularity of British institutes, apart from quality education.

"We have a huge number of Indian students in our university and we want the number to increase even more," said a representative of the University of Dundee.

The exhibition, which is on at the capital Monday and Tuesday, gives students an opportunity to explore the possibility of studying a course of their choice in a particular university. Among the courses that are high in demand are biotechnology, business and management, media and law.