Science News Desk!! Despite studying abroad, many Indian students face difficulties in finding employment when they return home. This has been claimed in a study conducted by a Canada-based education firm. M Square Media (MSM) says recognition of foreign degrees, visa restrictions, language barriers, lack of local connections and networks are among the many challenges being faced by the returning students. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Education, more than 770,000 Indian students went abroad to study in 2022. A Government of India report states that only 22 per cent of Indian students who studied abroad between 2015 and 2019 were able to secure employment upon their return home. According to the study, one of the primary issues faced by Indian students is the recognition of their foreign degrees and diplomas.
Local employers often give preference to local qualifications and experience, putting foreign-educated students at a disadvantage. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on job prospects for returning students over the years. Many businesses have faced financial challenges and reduced their hiring, while others have increased their preference for local candidates due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Sanjay Lall, CEO & Founder, MSM, said, “Studying abroad can be a transformative experience for students, but they should be aware of the potential challenges they may face upon returning home. To deal with these challenges, experts recommend that students take a proactive approach to building their careers while studying abroad.
This can include finding internships and part-time jobs, networking with local professionals, and improving their language and cultural skills, the British Columbia-based firm said it has helped recruit 135,000 students since 2012. . A recent survey by the INTO University Partnership states that almost 8 out of 10 Indian students plan to work and settle abroad after studying abroad. According to the data provided by the government in Parliament, majority of Indian students prefer Canada, US and UK for degree courses. The data said that in these countries, including Australia, the number of people going abroad for education in 2022 was 75 percent, up from 60 percent in 2018. India became the top source of new international students entering Canada in 2022 with 226,450 students, according to data released this month by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.