Indian Universities offer quality and affordable education in comparison to US & European Countries says Binta Singhateh
Number of students from African nations have seen growth in recent years says Binta Singhateh
“India is fast emerging as the preferred destination for higher education among the students from African Nations” said Binta Singhateh, Charge d’ Affairs, Gambia Embassy, India. Binta Singhateh was speaking during an interaction session with students from African Nations who are studying various programs at Chandigarh University Gharuan. She further added that “In recent years there has been a steady increase in number of African students choosing Indian Universities to pursue their higher education as they offer quality professional education at affordable cost in comparison to US & European Universities”. Binta Singhateh led a team from officials from Gambia Embassy which included Alieu Bah, Counsellor Gambia Embassy, Sankung Fofana, Attache and Jabi Manneh, Attache
While interacting with the varsity students from African nations, Alieu Bah said “Indian Universities are ranked amongst the top World Educational Institutions imparting quality and industry oriented education which helps the students to inculcate skills that helps them seeking International jobs”. The counsellor further added that “Although there is a considerable cultural difference between India and African nations yet India offers Safe and conducive learning environment to the students from African continent which is responsible for the increased number of students from Africa to come to study in India”. The Embassy officials disclosed that there are currently more than 50 students from Gambia who are studying in various Indian Universities and out of which 30 students have been sponsored by the Government of Gambia. “The number is likely to increase in coming years” added Alieu Bah
Dr. R.S. Bawa, Vice Chancellor Chandigarh University said “More than 100 students from African nations such as Tanzania, Congo, Nigeria, Gambia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are currently studying in various programs at Chandigarh University”. Students from African nations are not only good in academics but are also bringing laurels to the University in sports, research and other co-curricular activities, Dr. Bawa added.