Whenever the able students from India look to study abroad, they generally search for colleges and universities in the US and UK. They hardly look for other countries where equally able institutes with even greater possibilities exist, like Australia.
Why are people obsessed with US and UK?
Over historical period of time, there has been continual migration to the US and UK from almost all countries in the world, including India. Thus, the information about the colleges in these countries has been pouring in more than those from others. Also, the governments of these two countries had opened up their institutes for people from India much earlier than the others did. Hence, it has been a traditional approach to look the West when choosing an institute for higher studies.
What are the newest of possibilities?
Countries like Australia have opened up their institutes for the Indian students long back. Recently, many others have followed in like New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong. In these countries, the institutes charge much less than the premier ones in the West, offering equally good amenities for learning, and in some cases, even better. But the problem with Indian students is that they hardly know much about the details to study in Australia, which is why they do not want to take a risk. Education consultants can help in this respect; they can provide the much needed information about the placements and future prospects of the various institutes in Australia. Even they can spell out the details of accommodation facilities, resource centres, faculty standards and industry exposure in the selected colleges. One can even get quite a bit of information from websites like www.merithut.com that gather the details of many foreign universities and put them up on their websites for easier comparisons.
How to avail the services of the consultants
The consultants can be contacted over websites, followed by fixing an appointment and a visit. They act as career counsellors who not only work upon helping to choose an institute abroad but also the allied services that may include getting the visa processing done and assist in fetching education loans from banks. In certain cases, they can even affect the aspirants in choosing the right kind of stream of choice.
All of this is available at nominal fees. But it becomes essential at times to go for these services as in many cases, neither aspirant nor her/his parents are fully aware of the pros and cons of a particular institute. The neutral viewpoint of the consultants can actually help the aspirants choose in an unbiased way, and in most of the cases, the final decision comes out to be the best suited for the candidate.