New Delhi: It appears that the Delhi University continues to be preferred destination for students from South Asia, South East Asia and even African countries as nearly 3,000 foreign aspirants are vying to grab the seats at the University.
Most of foreign students informed that the reason they chose DU over many other premiere institutions of countries like China and other countries from the West, because of the relatively low fees. Some of the foreign students descend on DU also because they easily get access to India through their home countries borders.
Lampa Honghui, who completed his schooling from Tibet, chose India instead of USA, UK and China. Lampa claimed that he had the option of getting into a good college in the aforementioned countries but he opted for DU. "Several of my seniors are from DU as it is a good place to learn and is also less expensive. Moreover, I will be having a cool life as my seniors would definitely help me," Lampa added. He also claimed many students from across the boundaries face difficulty in decoding basic guidelines of admission procedure, and have to run pillar to post to seek required documents if they go for admission in other countries.
Whereas, for students from Tibet, officials of the varsity have made certain arrangements so that their admission process go without any hiccups. Subhash Kumar, Officer on Special Duty, admissions, said, "Students from Tibet also do not need too many documents and a passport. We have been helping out many students from Tibet with admissions and they also get some concessions like, waiver of some percentage in their fee."
He added that BCom (Hons), BA Political Science (Hons), BA Economics (Hons) and BA English (Hons) and law course are the most popular courses among the foreign students. Although, several students opted for India due to English which is used as the official language of communications.
Another official added that, the varsity has also provided a three-week introductory course in English specially for the students who do have problem in English proficiency. The course called English Language Proficiency Course (EPCL), is undertaken by the Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension.
Besides, South East Asian countries like Korea and Thailand, the varsity also received applications from Afghanistan and Nepal. "Since they share their borders with our country, they choose admission in DU.
Students from Afghanistan and Nepal also find it easy to learn Hindi due to its similarities with their native language," official added.