11 Differences Between Indian Education Vs. Foreign Education

11 Differences Between Indian Education Vs. Foreign Education.

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Indian Education vs. Foreign Education – Know The Difference

Before you choose a foreign university or an Indian one, you must know about what makes them different.
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Once you identify which education meets your child’s unique personality and choice, you need to know about their different admission processes.

Admission Process 

Your child needs to prepare differently for an Indian and a foreign university admission.

Process for Foreign Universities

1. Check your child’s eligibility for the chosen programme.

2. Fill out and send the course application form.

3. You also need to send the child’s profile.

This is an all-round picture of the student with a description of their academic and extracurricular work. The non-academic profile is really important and is crucial for gaining admission.

4. Keep a good recommendation letter handy

5. Your child needs to take the test recommended by the university (TOEFL/ IELTS/ ACT/ SAT/ MCAT/ LSAT/ GMAT/ GRE).

* Institute specific tests are conducted for some courses only (like medicine).

6. Keep all prescribed documents verified and ready.

7. Get ready with sources for fee payment, and to also meet living costs.

8. Check the requirements and your child’s eligibility for the relevant student visa.

Process for Indian Universities

1. Check your child’s eligibility for the chosen programme.

2. Fill out and send the course application form.

(Few contemporary Indian universities require you to send the student’s  non-academic profile as well.)

3. Take the required institute specific or common entrance test.

4. Get the counselling for stream and campus choice done (done for many common entrance tests).

5. Keep all prescribed documents verified and ready.

6. Prepare for fee payment within the cut-off date.

What You Can Expect From Foreign Education

1. Courses are offered in diverse formats to cater to all types of students.

2. A high standard of writing skills and articulate presentation will be a big takeaway for your child.

3. Universities abroad emphasise on a well-rounded personality.

4. Critical thinking is highly encouraged in foreign education.

5. Your child will get exposure to a diverse and multicultural mix of students – and hence become a truly global citizen.

Checks Before Choosing A Foreign Education

1. Every university abroad is not necessarily a good one.  Hence you must verify every possible detail about them.

2. Check the recognition of the overseas degree thoroughly.

Not all foreign degrees are recognised in India (and many other countries).

3.  The university may be great – but not all their programmes will be of a good standard. Hence check for the ranking of the programme course too.

4. Find out about the funding options and scholarships available at the university.

The Changing Indian Education System

The Indian education system uses standard styles of teaching. The scope of a personal learning experience is low.

But many contemporary Indian universities are now trying to implement many best practices of foreign education systems – like non-traditional pedagogy, campus & study resources, grading performance, and new-age subjects.

Your Child’s College Profile

Now that you have known all about the education systems, it’s time for the most important step – preparing a college-ready profile for your child.

Foreign education systems necessarily require the student’s profile while applying for any programme.

In recent years, many Indian universities too have made student profiles an important part of the admission process.

A good profile should talk about your child’s practical experience and non-academic skills; along with their academic background. It should bring out the all-round personality that she/ he is.