The good news
- More global options and opportunities for students especially for expatriates.
- More Career Options.
- Easier access to a host of global career options.
The Bad News
- Higher Quantity of options ≠ Better Quality of options.
- More Career options = More confusion.
- No single source of information and interpretation of information
- Consequences of a wrong choice – higher tangible and intangible costs
Typical scenarios that apply to students from the Subcontinent
- 90% students end up securing admission to mediocre universities
- Repatriation to home country after 10th is a common scenario.
- Competition for premiere institutes like IIT, NITs, LUMS is extremely tough and uncertain
- Second Tier Private colleges offer little in terms of value addition, especially for the fees they charge.
- Many apply to such colleges under the DASA scheme.
- Hobson’s choice for expatriates- Pay higher fees or Face Higher competition
- The later choice though financially more attractive proves to be the undoing of many a students – as the drastic change in learning environment and a fiercer competitive environment is not something all students can cope with, resulting in poor performance in 12th
- There is overall UNCERTAINITY
What should you expect from a good education?
An ideal education should prepare you for Global Careers
Choice of career should be based on what you want to do or your interest, NOT what is available or in demand. For E.g. a student who failed to secure admission in IIT for computer science, secured admission to the computer science program in CMU (Carnegie Melon University)one of the top 20 with comparative ease.
There are close to 200,000 Indian students going abroad for education every year, of which more than 150,000 travel to India every year.
RTCD consultants help plan the careers of over 100 students every year most of them for Bahelor’s (Undergraduate) level Studies
More than 70% of our students are from families with average or sometimes below average financial means. f Bank employees, Govt. Employees and Teachers
Some of the common disciplines
- Engineering 35%
- Core Sciences 21%
- Information Technology 12%
- Business Management 9%
- Bio Technology 17%
- Pre-Medical Studies 6%
Cost of Education
If planned carefully, the cost comes to USD 20,000 to USD 30,000 for entire 4 years course
The deciding factors are:
- Selection of University
- Academic Credentials
- Test Scores
- Hard work in the right direction