VADODARA: A city-based private university has set up offices in six countries for attracting more foreign students into its colleges here.
“These offices are set up in Rawnda, Burundi, Botswana, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Parul University Vice President Devanshu Patel told reporters here yesterday.
The reasons behind setting up these offices in these countries is to enable students of respective countries to study in Vadodara of Gujarat.
The colleges are offering courses in Pharmacy, Business management and engineering as they do not exist in these countries or cannot be pursued due to availability of less number of seats, Patel said.
He claimed that the university’s initiative of opening up of offices in these countries has witnessed a rise in
foreign students as 305 foreign nationals from these six nations besides 25 others including Afghanistan, Srilanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh etc have been admitted into these courses, he said.
He claimed that this is the only private university among all the varsities of Gujarat state where large number of foreign nationalities from as many as 31 nations have been studying.