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EU pitches for more Indian students

After US, Australia and UK, it is the EU which is wooing Indians, offering jobs.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 13:26 IST

After US, Australia and Great Britain, it is now the European Union which is wooing Indian students. It is going a step forward and even offering part-time jobs and credit transfer system to students.

A European Higher Education fair is being organisedin New Delhi where students will get to know the prospects for higher studies, avenues for job, scholarships, part-time working provision and credit transfer system in the European countries, says Apoorv Mahendru of German Academic Exchange Programme.

About 100 recognised universities from 25 member countries of European Union will project their courses, facilities and related mattersin New Delhifrom November 24 to 26, he says.

"The member countries of European Union are now targetting the Indian students. The participating universities will facilitate information on their academic curricula, along with special programmes and procedures to enrol students," says Mahendru from the coordinating agency for the event.

The fair is seen as a bid to boost internationalisation of higher education and cultural exchange, he says.

"If the student mobility increases, there will be more cultural exchange and interaction," he says.

Presently majority of the Indian students going abroad for higher studies prefer to go to the US followed by UK and Australia. Of late students have shown interest to go to European countries like Germany, France and other countries.

First Published: Oct 23, 2006 12:16 IST