We spoke to Prashant Bhalla, Senior Vice President, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, to know more about the oppotunities for international students at this private university in North India, located close to New Delhi.
Q. What steps has Manav Rachna taken to help international students feel at home? A. An International Education Centre has been established which ensures guidance and counselling for the foreign students and single window clearance system for most of their problems. An international hostel of high standard catering to varying eating habits across countries has been established. MRIU provides Medical Insurance Cover of Rs. 5 lakhs to all foreign students who stay in the hostel and 1 lakh medical cover to other foreign students. Faculty mentors have been allotted to all foreign students to take care of various needs. MRIU keeps a liaison with the Foreign Registration Office and facilitates Residential Permits for the foreign students. Transport facilities have been provided to the foreign students for shopping and sightseeing.
Q.How does the presence of international students make a difference on campus? A. International students have added to the colours and culture of Manav Rachna International University. Indian and foreign students learn from each other in respect of languages, work-culture, team work and the like.
Q. Do you plan to increase intake?A. Manav Rachna International University is looking forward to increase the intake of foreign students multifold in the coming years. IEC is exploring new countries for this purpose including Bhutan, South Korea, countries in Middle East, Africa and Soviet Union.ALSO READ: Why international students come to India
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