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6 exciting reasons to study abroad in India

By Chloe Lane

Updated January 30, 2023 Updated January 30, 2023

Sponsored by Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 

Students travel from all around the world to experience India’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant cities. If you are looking for an international study destination with a diverse international community, cheap tuition fees and a high-quality education, India might be the location for you. 

India is home to 118 of the universities featured in the QS Asia University Rankings 2023. In the top 50 of these is Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, a private university with an excellent reputation for teaching and research excellence.  

Read on as we reveal some of the many benefits of studying at an Indian university such as Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology. 

Study in vibrant, historical cities 

India is made up of 28 states and eight union territories. It has nearly 300 cities, including Bengaluru and Chennai in the south; Mumbai in the west; New Delhi in the North and Kolkata in the east.  

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology’s campus is located in Chennai. Formally known as Madras, Chennai is India’s fifth largest city and the capital of Tamil Nadu.  

Chennai is a thriving hub of manufacturing, technology and healthcare industries, but also offers a diverse cultural scene. It has highly developed infrastructure and excellent connections to the rest of India, making it a perfect international study location. Chennai offers a good quality of life and is one of the safest and secure cities in India.  

Student-centred education and a diverse student life 

With a population of more than a billion people, India is incredibly diverse, with many different communities, languages and religions. This makes studying abroad in India a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture. 

However, this does not mean compromising on the standard of your education. India has a publicly funded higher education system that is the third largest in the world after the United States and China. There has been a huge growth in the Indian higher education system in the past decade and standards of higher education are now similar to that of universities in the west. 

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology offers 49 bachelor’s programmes and 25 master’s programmes. Its programmes are industry-linked and taught by experts in their field. Students will experience research-led teaching, which benefits from the institution’s highly sophisticated research centres.  

State-of-the-art campus facilities 

In addition to an excellent standard of education, many of India’s university campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.  

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology’s state-of-the-art facilities extend to the entire 134-acre campus. Students are taught to learn in smart classrooms, auditoriums and conference halls and teaching is facilitated by a learning management system.  

Researchers and students have access to facilities such as an artificial intelligence laboratory with supercomputing capabilities and a drone and robotics experimentation lab, as well as the Metaverse Studio with AR and VR kits. 

If you are looking to learn a new skill or expand on existing talents, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology offers a diverse range of clubs and societies. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the university’s indoor and outdoor sports facilities on campus.  

The university also hosts events which encourage students to get involved such as talent hunts, seminars, webinars, hackathons, techno summits, special events to celebrate festivals and cultural events, and freshmen day celebrations. 

Eat delicious, affordable local cuisine  

One of the many benefits of studying in India is the mouth-watering cuisine you will experience. Although the local food will vary depending on where you decide to study in India, the cuisine is generally simple and spicy, and you can expect to be offered many rice-based dishes. 

For example, idli sambhar is a common South Indian food, made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice. Similarly masala dosa is made from rice, lentils, dal and puffed rice, served with potato curry, chutneys and sambar.  

At Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, students will have access to free Indian cuisine which includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. There are also canteens that serve Western, Chinese and Indian foods at reasonable prices.  

An affordable study destination 

Another major benefit of studying in India is that it is a very affordable study destination, with a cheap cost of living and low tuition fees compared to other destinations around the world. 

For example, if you compare prices in India to prices in the United Arab Emirates for example, you will find that consumer prices are 164 percent lower in India.  

Of course, where you choose to study in India will also affect the cost. For example, according to Numbeo, rent in Chennai is nearly 11 percent lower than in Dehli, and consumer prices are around eight percent lower.  

Benefit from a supportive learning environment 

Studying abroad is an incredible, exciting experience that might push you outside of your comfort zone. However, international students in India will benefit from a welcoming and supportive learning environment.  

Sathyabama upholds inclusion and diversity as its core values. The institution provides an excellent student support system with a comfortable learning environment. It allows each student to be themselves but also gives them opportunities to experience Indian customs, where international and Indian students learn in a friendly environment. 

The Centre for Academic Partnership and International Relations of Sathyabama takes care of the international students on campus and ensures all their needs are fulfilled. The help desk works with students to resolve any issues during their time at the institution.  

Contact the Sathyabama international relations office at [email protected].   

This article was originally published in January 2023 .

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As Content Editor for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Chloe creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. Chloe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 


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