August 2, 2013 2:27:47 am
A total of 86 foreign students from nine Asian and African countries were on Thursday enrolled with the Gujarat Technical University (GTU) for studying various courses from bachelor of engineering to MBA.
According to the GTU authorities,a total of 250 students will be enrolling during the current academic session with the help of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Ministry of External affairs,Government of India.
The GTU authorities said that many of the students had got scholarship for pursuing their studies in India. Students from Bangladesh,Sri Lanka,Myanmar,Congo,Afghanistan,Zambia,Bhutan,Nepal and Nigeria have already took admission.
Out of 86 students,68 students have come to study bachelor of engineering while rest have taken admission in B Pharm,MBA and MCA etc.
State Education Minister Bhupendersinh Chudasama welcomed all the foreign students and ensured their parents about their safety in Gujarat.
Zahooruddin,an Afghan student enrolled in MBA,said,Gujarat is very good and is very green. I have come here to get good education.
Kin Cho Cho Sint and Lin Ko Ko from Myanmar also have come to study MBA. They said that they were quite impressed with the business,industry and economy of Gujarat. Two girls – Pema and Dorji – have come to study mechanical engineering from Bhutan. They said that they had been to West Bengal in past,but they found Gujarat very clean.
Kalyani Warnukulasuriya from Sri Lanka,mother of a student named Sachith enrolled in bachelor of engineering (mechanical),said that her son had got the Nehru Memorial Scholarship to study. She was satisfied with the environment and would be flying back to Sri Lanka on August 6.
VC Akshai Aggarwal said it was for the first time in the history of education in Gujarat that so many foreign students were enrolled.
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