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Chandigarh’s SD College top pick of students from abroad

At present, there are 63 students from abroad, who are studying in the second and third year. The students are from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Tehran, Uganda, Afghanistan among other countries.

punjab Updated: Aug 01, 2018 12:50 IST
Shaina Chauhan
Shaina Chauhan
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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With over 80 applications, Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College (SD College), Sector 32, has emerged as the first preference for students from abroad.

Out of the total 80 applications, 50 were for admission to various self-financed courses. The rest of the applications came through the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

At present, there are 63 students from abroad, who are studying in the second and third year. The students are from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Tehran, Uganda, Afghanistan among other countries. Last year, the college had enrolled 88 international students.

At MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, a total of 16 international students have applied for admission to various courses. Last year, 34 students, from Iran, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, were admitted.

Meanwhile, at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGSC), Sector 26, eight international students have applied for admission to BCom, MA Economics and BA courses. SGGSC dean foreign students Balraj Singh said, “A total of 57 foreign students are enrolled here. After SD College, international students prefer our college.”

“Last year, 16 international students took their final semester exam. Besides, three already enrolled international students applied for MA economics after they received their graduation degrees,” he added.

At DAV College, Sector 10, a total of six students from Afghanistan were enrolled this year.

DAV College admission incharge Raman Soni said, “Last year, the number of International students was 20. This year, the number has reduced as students have many problems while filing for visa. The international students apply for admission to BA, BCom, MA Economics, BCA and BBA courses.”

At Guru Gobind Singh College for Women (GGSCW), Sector 26, a few of the international students will be enrolled through ICSSR.

Last year, as many as 11 students had graduated from the college, one of them was from Mauritius. At Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, as many as six students from Afghanistan and South Korea have applied for admission to BCom, BBA and BA courses.

The international students who come through ICSSR are those who have cleared the scholarship test.

These students get 100% tuition fee and hostel fee waiver. Besides, they get a stipend of Rs 5,700 per month.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 12:50 IST