MEA launches registration module for Indian students abroad!September 09, 2016 11:30
The Ministry of External Affairs launched a registration module for the Indian students studying abroad, so they could be reached in case of emergency. The move has came in the wake of the absence of any data on Indian students studying abroad.
The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj tweeted, "We have no data of Indian students studying abroad. We have therefore, started a Students Registration Module on madad.gov.in/."
"I request all Indian students to register themselves on this module. This will be of immense help," she added.
"In case of any emergency, our Embassy will be able to reach you. While abroad - Indian Embassy is your family," she said in a series of tweets.
On the other hand, the business insider reported that, the number of Indian students going abroad for under-graduate and post-graduate studies is expected to increase by up to 50% over the next five years.
Rohan Pasari, Co-founder and CEO of Cialfo, a Singapore-based education technology firm, said that,
"We see, conservatively, a 50% increase in Indian students going to the US and UK for under-grad and post-grad studies over the next five years. This is strongly supported by the growing disposal income of their families."