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UK, hotspot destination among Indian students

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, July 23 (UNI) If numbers are any indication to go by, then United Kingdom (UK) appears to be the hot spot among career-minded youngesters from India.

Only last year, about 1000 students flew to UK for academics, while the number stands at more than 1,200 till now and the numbers are expected to rise as the academic year begins in September in UK.

The reason attributed to the popularity of UK as an educational destination are aplenty which include education of high standards with modern facilities, cutting-edge departments, tailored support and value for money.

A UK qualification is recognised worldwide thanks to its high standards at all levels. The Universities and colleges in UK are continually assessed by official bodies that grade their standard of research and teaching. It encourages independence, creativity and self-reliance and these very qualities find takers in the job markets.

Smitha Olivera, a consultant at Edwise International, Overseas Consultants in Mumbai, says ''One of the most attractive features of studying in the UK is, it offers good value for money. Most undergraduate degrees take three years and postgraduate degrees only last for one year, making them shorter than similar programme in other countries and very cost-effective, which means you can finish your degree faster and start earning more in the workforce.'' She adds, ''If you are studying any full-time course of at least six months in length in the UK, you will be entitled to free medical treatment from the British National Health Service. You may be allocated a personal tutor at your college or University, who will take an interest in your welfare and academic progress. There will also be counsellors to help with accommodation, health, finance and other personal matters.'' UNI LS KU MSJ BST1159

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