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220 foreign students apply at IIT Kharagpur for courses

The institute received applications from SAARC countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, two ASEAN countries – Vietnam, Laos, and two from Latin America – Colombia, Venezuela, the statement said.

Kolkata: As part of an initiative to boost the presence of foreign students in its campus by offering scholarships, IIT Kharagpur has received close to 220 applications from international students, for various degree programmes this year.
The acceptance rate of the international students in various masters and doctoral degree programmes is about eight per cent, of whom 11 students have already joined the institute for the academic year starting 2019, an IIT KGP statement said.

“Internationalisation is a priority for our institute, especially with the country making it a thrust area in the recently announced budget.
“Each international applicant goes through an extremely rigorous evaluation process and I am very pleased with the increasing number of excellent foreign students coming into IIT Kharagpur in recent years, the statement quoted Baidurya Bhattacharya, Dean, International Relations, as saying.
The institute has scholarship programmes funded by its alumni, in addition to scholarships offered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and MHRDs “Study in India”.
The institute received applications from SAARC countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, two ASEAN countries – Vietnam, Laos, and two from Latin America – Colombia, Venezuela, the statement said.


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