Whenever an unknown Sudanese youth smiles at me in the streets of Khartoum and greets me in Hindi language, I know for sure that he has studied in India. More than 30,000 Sudanese have studied in India. At this given point of time there are around 4000 students from Sudan studying in India.
India’s higher education is the third largest in the world next to China and United States. The system is enriched through 350 plus Universities and 17,000 colleges supported by specialized technical institutions in various disciplines.
India’s world famous Engineering and Information Technology Universities offer a wide range of courses in engineering, medicine, agriculture, management, humanities and social sciences, fine arts, science, bio-technology, bio-informatics, space technology etc.
Under a special programme called Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA), up to 15% of the seats are available to foreign students. Educational Consultants India Ltd. (EdCIL), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, is the coordinating agency for foreign students.
EdCIL (India) Limited has a wide service spectrum:
Institutional Development –EdCIL undertakes projects on turnkey basis ranging from Schools, Polytechnics, Technical Institutions and Universities.
Procurement-As a part of integrated Institutional Development, EdCIL assists various Educational Institutions in procurement of educational aids ranging from school kits to hi-tech laboratory equipments.
Placement & Secondment – EdCIL is the nodal agency of Government of India towards promotion of Indian Education abroad and is the ‘Single Window Service Provider’ for the placement of Foreign Students, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) for higher education in its associated institutions. EdCIL also undertakes Secondment service via recruitment of Indian Faculty and experts in various International Institutions in developing countries.
Technical Assistance – EdCIL offers turnkey consultancy in establishment of Educational Institutions in India and abroad. Ranges of services include Preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), Preparation of Detailed Feasibility Reports, Institutional Planning, Educational Planning & Administration, Curriculum Development, Training Need Assessment and Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects.
Technical Support Services– EdCIl provides programme and management support during implementation of various schemes of Government of India and International Funding Agencies.
Testing- EdCIL extends value addition support to various Government and Private agencies towards recruitment of teachers, professionals, staff, etc, through conducting written tests and interviews.
There was an Exhibition on Education held recently at Friendship Hall in Khartoum. EdCIL had a stall which received an overwhelming response from Sudanese students and parents. For those who could not attend please log into www.edcilindia.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org