The numbers surrounding Indian students offshore have always been voluminous. Apart from the United States, European countries are most preferred education destination for Indian students.
Despite huge fall in the numbers of Indian students coming to the UK in the recent times, Ireland is emerging as the one of the best destinations for Indian students owing to its attractive higher education system, academic excellence, and job oriented programmes.
It is widely accepted that the Enterprise Ireland, which manages the country’s education under the Minister for Education and Skills, successfully provide employment soon after their completion of studies.
“The Irish economy continues to grow at the fastest rate in Europe which in turn is creating a high demand for well qualified graduates. Our world-class international education offering, coupled with post-study employment opportunities for international students makes Ireland the perfect destination for Indian students,” said Mr. Rory Power, Director – India of the South Asia, Enterprise Ireland, as reported in careerindia.com .
One of the attributes that catches the attention of students across the globe is the unparalleled devotion of the Enterprise Ireland in generating jobs. There are as many as 200, 000 employees under the Enterprise Ireland.
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While numbers are expected to grow at a faster rate, there are currently around 2, 000 Indian students in Ireland for higher studies.
With the exit of Britain from the European Union, Ireland is the only English speaking country in the EU.
“Popular programmes among Indian students include cloud computing, cyber security and data analytics, and well as management and MBAs. Students are hearing a positive story about Ireland economic growth and we’re getting a lot of queries about post-study work opportunities,” said Mr. Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Education Advisor.
The safe and welcoming ecosystem of Ireland besides its excellence in the academic field are some of the primary reasons that attract Indian students. Ireland is considered as one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world.
According to the Expat Insider Survey 2015, Ireland is the fourth most welcoming country in the world.
The “stay back” policy of the country encourages many Indian students to take up jobs and other opportunities in Ireland after completing their studies.
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