Students from several Asian countries prefer Indian cities for education. The latest city to join the fray is Jaipur. This is mainly due to the recession and the Pink City being a safer and cheaper destination.
Almost half a dozen premier schools have registered substantial rise in enrolments from foreign students. Most of these students are from West Asia, South Asia, United Kingdom and the US. “This year 240 students took admission against last year’s 60 from these countries. This unprecedented spurt is due to the sharp fall in NRI’s and foreigners’ income due to recession,” said principal of a city public school.
Most schools have confirmed that students from these countries have come to India for education, as education has become “unaffordable’’ in their own countries. Ken Aphicha, a native of Bangkok and a student of public school in the city has come for a year to prepare for competitive exams. “I am here to hone my skills, so that when market bounces back I apply for US universitities,” added Aphicha.
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