Now Overseas School Education Allures Indian Parents!
By SiliconIndia | Thursday, 04 April 2013, 10:34 Hrs
Bangalore: The latest trend catching up with Indian parents is that of sending their children to schools abroad. Global exposure, the choice of a wide range of subjects like music and fine arts, are stated as few of the main reasons why parents send children abroad, reported M Saraswathy for Business Standard.
Many Indian children are now moving abroad to study from secondary education itself. As per educationists and education consultants there has been a 25-30 percent increase in the number of students going abroad for higher education.
The trend is rather seen more among wealthy Indian parents. Sunitha Perumal, country head of EF International Academy said "People from the upper class send their children to schools abroad. Opportunities that would be available abroad and subject combinations are very vibrant," as reported by Business Standard.
Further, for parents who don’t wish to send their children too far, countries like Singapore and West Asian nations are good options. As per educationists the most popular destinations preferred by Indian parents include countries like U.S., UK and Australia followed by Germany, Singapore and Switzerland.
It is also noted that on an average the fee structure for class 8 to 12 is much higher in foreign countries, than India. A high school fee in an average Indian school in a metro would be an annual tuition fee of Rs 25,000, with an extra Rs 10,000 spent on books, uniform and stationary. While, in an average school in the U.S., the fee structure would range from Rs 15 to 30 lakh depending on the school’s size and location.
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