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How Can Edtech Help Students Prepare For Foreign Education after Secondary School?

Rajesh Panda
Rajesh Panda
Posted on 26 Nov 2022
09:52 AM

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Summary
By 2024, more than 2 million Indian students will be pursuing higher education in universities abroad
By offering prospective aspirants authentic information, dedicated counsellors, and the right tools at a cost-effective price, Edtech players are playing a crucial role in developing the soft infrastructure of the country

Among the many programmes that Edtech companies offer, one of the most sought after by students, are programmes that offer insight into pursuing higher studies abroad.

By 2024, more than 2 million Indian students will be pursuing higher education in universities abroad. This is not just restricted to the elite few but spans cities and income groups.

The availability of information and ease of applying online to these universities, especially via common platforms have catalyzed the trend of studying abroad. Although the information is plentiful and readily available, students need to plan and execute the process well to get into their university of choice. This includes selecting the right career path and building a profile that stands out from other applicants. This is where the expertise of edtech companies comes into play. From global immersion programmes to counselling, they play an instrumental role in accomplishing this ambitious task. This is how they do it!

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  • Guidance and Counselling: Regular guidance and counselling sessions offer complete knowledge to students on multiple aspects – from courses to fee structure, cost of living to accommodation options. This helps applicants to make informed decisions and choose the best university that best fits their budget and career aspirations.
  • Identifying different career paths for the future: The most important step in this journey is to identify a career path that a student is passionate about and can also lead to employment opportunities in the future. To achieve this, students are given an understanding of various subjects and streams.
  • Learning & understanding the admission process: Programmes designed by Edtech platforms help students understand the admission process. These programmes can be done online or students can also experience campus life at some of the world’s top universities through immersion programmes.
  • One-stop solution: From enabling students to connect with counsellors, meeting faculty from foreign universities, and offering information, edtech platforms are emerging as a one-stop solution for all needs related to studying abroad. This convenience of finding answers to all questions related to foreign education in one single place is fuelling the popularity of programmes that make the process of application smoother.

By offering prospective aspirants authentic information, dedicated counsellors, and the right tools at a cost-effective price, Edtech players are playing a crucial role in developing the soft infrastructure of the country. These platforms are also contributing to the economy of the nation by offering students an opportunity to learn from the best educational institutions across the globe and become excellent professionals in their chosen fields.

About The Author

Mr Rajesh Panda, Founder & CEO of Corporate Gurukul, is an industry veteran with an experience of 20 years and is also the Chairperson of the Higher Education Forum (HEF), Singapore Chapter. He has over 26 years of experience in start-up operations, executive management, enterprise sales and marketing, fundraising and strategic execution that includes several MNCs in India and Singapore and early-stage companies like Corporate Gurukul (CG). He conceptualized CG to transform learning and make education more relevant to people and society. He drives the company’s vision to holistically develop youth for life and careers by applying gurukul pedagogy. An alumnus of REC (now NIT), Rourkela, and SP Jain Mumbai, he worked with corporates like HCL, Hewlett Packard, Wipro and Mckinsey.

About The Author

Sayantan Biswas is the co-founder of UniScholarz, UniAcco, and UniCreds. A collective of platforms that helps students at all stages of their education journey; be it scholarships, accommodation, or financial help.

He has shared the leadership of these services with Mr Amit Singh since their inception in 2019 and is currently focused on expanding them globally.

Last updated on 29 Nov 2022
21:04 PM
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