Of late, people keep gibbering about Singapore as the ideal ‘study abroad’ destination for Indian students. So what makes Singapore so special? Let us first integrate information about the country itself.
Singapore is a multicultural hub of flavour and modernism run by a framework of rules, which keeps the system integral. With regard to job markets, sports and the media, education and innovation Singapore has the top facilities and offers a decent standard of living accompanied with optimistic and liberal opportunities, including of jobs. You will be glad to hear that you even have a place called ‘Little India’ in Singapore, which has downed many an element from India!
Singapore has occurred as an international education centre offering a rich variety of courses in different fields, ranging from art, management/ business to nanotechnology.
The cost of education and living in Singapore is 30% less than that of the UK or US. Students can live in a safe and protected environment. Generally, Indian students find Singapore to be a hospitable nation, which includes many societal facets of India, from food and culture to religion, thus, making it a safe destination for one to live, study and work.
Polytechnics offer a wide range of courses in fields such as engineering, business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality management, digital media, biotechnology and mass communication.
Students graduated from Singapore’s Universities are extremely required after by their respective industries. The usually asked question is if a degree/ qualification learned from Singapore is globally recognized. Well, it is. Universities have tie-ups with global industries so that their students are open to the economic state and work environment via traineeships, internships, and work skill interest and campus recruitment.
After finishing her engineering following up with an MBA Prukalpa Sankar had the usual career plans. She was a bright chemical and bio-molecular engineering student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In beginning she interned with Goldman Sachs and ExxonMobil but instead of doing a job she turned into an entrepreneur.
Sankar said that all the credit goes to the culture at Nanyang Technological University for turning her into a businesswoman. Having done a slight in entrepreneurship in her 3rd year, she theorized and fronted Singapore Start-up challenge, an initiative funded by NTU that linked two hundered start-ups to students looking for chances across Singapore. In her 4th year, she launched a company which aims to power decision-making in the social space through data sourced from on-the ground sources in India, named as technology Data Company Social Cops.
Their business ideas and plans comprise addressing together global and regional problems back home. Abhinav Krishna the alumnus of National University of Singapore and Akash Kumar an assistant professor at NUS launched an online portal named as OurHealthMate.
As the firm ties up with doctors in India to provide medical aid and support to family members of overseas Indians, and helps them get status checks through feedback reports on treatments and diagnosis. Through 10,000 registered doctors and an online payment gateway, overseas Indians can book check-ups and consultations for family members back home.
OurHealthMate was primarily assisted by NUS Enterprise, a division of NUS which aims at providing experiential entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurship support through industry partnerships.