The Indian high commissioner in Uganda Ravi Shankar has pledged 400 visas and scholarships to prospective Ugandan students wishing to study in Indian universities under the exchange programme.
Inaugurating the Indian education fair in Kampala, Shankar encouraged students to apply and travel to best universities to student various professions including engineering, medicine, technology, business and international relations.
“This education fair is a testimony to our good relations Uganda has with India that we wish to extend to prospective students to India and student world acclaimed universities so that they come back to improve Uganda economy,”Shankar said.
Over 20 delegates from various universities showcased their different prospectus and to students at undergraduate and post-graduate universities.
He said the offer also signifies that India has emerged as the world’s leading destination for best professional training ground for best engineers, doctors and technology professionals in the world at affordable and quality education.
Indian High Commission increases scholarships
Every year over 400 Uganda’s students leave the country to pursue education in India and about 40 of those benefit from scholarships.
The number of graduates especially in Africa studying in India has been on the increase by 5% and due to structural improvement by the India government.
The Indian High Commissioner called upon universities in India to partner with local universities in Uganda to broaden their programme and offer opportunities for student to those who can’t live Uganda over costs.
“Indian universities should look at collaborations with local universities by sharing training content and training center so that those students wishing to study in Indian universities can study locally here through long distance education. The Indian high commissioner is working on this phase with Makerere University and other private university to see that this exchange in handled amicably,”
To further emphasize this Indian embassy will soon launch an updated students registration portal where students can study and register in Indian universities to easy their admission there.
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