Being A Student in India: 2016 vs 2017 – What Has Changed?

Schooling in India is a great adventure. University students have a golden opportunity to experience one of the most exciting cultures in the world. The Indian educational system has witnessed a number of changes over the years and it has built a good reputation around the world. University students in India are well known for their outstanding performance in areas of computer programming, medicine, and engineering.

The government of India and other agencies who were accountable for educational standards implemented a range of educational changes which had a significant improvement in the performance of Indian students.
This guide highlights some recent changes made since 2016 in the effort to improve university student education in India.

1. Educational Loan Repayment: In a bid to aid students from poor financial backgrounds,  the government developed an initiative to assist with university funding in early 2016.
The loan will be offered to indebted students from a household with annual income of RD 6 lakhs. The government will allocate 90%, 75%, 50% and 25% of repayment to Indian students in their first, second third and fourth year respectively. This change took effect on 1st April 2016.

2. Scholarships: Recently, the Human Resources Development Department opens a new window which seeks to help students with different kinds of scholarships and programmes for which there is no primary, secondary, and major financial constraints. Given the difficulties associated with global education, the Government of India is committed to providing financial opportunities for students through various scholarships and exchange programs in cooperation with several foreign countries.

3. Bilingual Learning: India has a large and diverse student base in several languages. In 2016, materials have been developed by learning organisations whose content is either bilingual in terms of English language or in native language which is essential for learning, trade, and industry. Presently in 2017, the population of India and its linguistic characteristics of bilingual learning materials is more than ever.

4. Distribution of Laptops to top students: On May 1, 2017, in Sundernagar town in Mandi district, over 86 laptops were distributed to students who have obtained distinction in their Classes 10 and 12 examinations. This is a step taken by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to encourage students to perform better in the school.

These changes have only served to strengthen India as a prospective place to study, and they have helped some young people access education through an increase in funding.



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