Another pathway programme for Indian students to study abroad has been created, this time in New Zealand. Following the trend set by the University of Otago and the University of Canterbury, a third university from New Zealand will soon sign an agreement with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute in Mumbai. The collaboration is expected to create a pathway for Indian students to enhance their study experiences in Aotearoa (The Maori name for New Zealand).
As per the trends witnessed till now, such alliances pave the way for a model that facilitates a student’s academic journey in India through completing their New Zealand courses. This further qualifies the candidates for a Post Study Work Visa in New Zealand. Study abroad specialists call such moves “critical for the growth and diversification of global education.”
At the onset of the pandemic, such collaborative programmes took a significant hit as thousands were unable to travel or complete the necessary formalities to begin the processes. However, the universities kept their determination to maintain the initiatives, with even the federal government stepping in to offer financial support to struggling and tertiary institutions.
Among the key organisations crucial to the establishment of the pathway programmes was Quality NZ Education. Study abroad experts state that the pandemic not only questioned the traditional methods of education but also prompted quick and innovative approaches to education. Thus, the birth of a programme independent of border control was witnessed, and progressive thinking was caused by the pandemic.
Experts also claim that global education is expected to grow multifold, wherein India may even surpass China, as reported by the media. Therefore, it is only logical and fruitful for New Zealand to “capitalise on these impending trends.” and catch up to the global leaders in study-abroad destinations.
However, it is not just the Indians benefitting from the collaborations, many New Zealanders are beginning to display interest in studying various disciplines such as well-being Yoga, Ayurveda, and well-being in India, thus, bringing about a potential for a mutual educational exchange between the two countries.
In conclusion, the birth of such collaborative partnerships signifies a trajectory towards a better international education system. As higher education institutions across the world adapt to the dynamically changing world, they continue to realise the importance of mutual sharing of resources and growth.
Source: Financial Express
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