Malaysian students looking to study abroad have been asked by the government to reckon India as an alternative destination for higher education.
Malaysia's Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department S K Devamany gave the statement in this regard while launching a two-day India Education Fair at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre here yesterday.
Devamany also asked Indian students to consider studying in Malaysia, as the cost of living in the country is lower than in Europe and the US.
"Instead of travelling afar to Europe, students from India can come to Malaysia, where the cost of living is lower," Devamany was quoted as saying by The Star.
"The same applies to Malaysian students who are looking for alternative education options," he added.
While the fair aimed to have Malaysian students look at study options in India, the Government also looked forward to have more overseas private colleges builds their campuses here, the minister said.
Twenty-six colleges and universities from India are participating in the event where scholarships and subsidies are also available to students, depending on their academic qualifications, the newspaper reported.