Campus of Gujarat Technological University truly turned into an international campus when students from more than 9 countries of Asia and Africa arrived. Gujarat Technological University will be enrolling around 250 students with the help of “Indian Council for Cultural Relations”, Ministry of external affairs, Government of India.
Out of around 250 students the first batch of 86 students were enrolled on 1st August 2013 at GTU Chandkheda Campus. Many of the students have got scholarship for pursuing their studies in India. Students have come from Bangladesh, Shrilanka, Myanmar, Congo, Afghan, Zambia, Bhutan, Nepal & Nigeria. Out of 86 students 68 students have come to study bachelor of engineering while rest have taken admission in B.Pharm, MBA & MCA so far.
Chief Guest of the event and Minister of Education, Government of Gujarat Bhupendersinh Chudasama welcomed all the foreign students and ensured the parents of foreign students about their safety in the state Gujarat. Students were quite excited about their new beginning in this new country. Zohoruddin, an Afghan student enrolled in MBA said that “Gujarat is very good, it is very different and is very green. I have come here to get good education.” He also mentioned that he use to watch many Hindi films and had last seen Ashique 2. Kin Cho Cho Sint & Lin Ko Ko from Myanmar also have come to study MBA.
They said that they were quite impressed with the business industry and economy of Gujarat. They find people of Gujarat very helpful, friendly and kind. Two girls Pema and Dorji have come to study Mechanical Engineering from Bhutan. They said that “our land is rich with nature, environment and rich in bio-diversity.” They said that they have been to West Bengal in past but they find Gujarat very clean. Kalyani Warnukulasuriya from Shrilanka, mother of a student named Sachith enrolled in B.E. Mechanical said that her son had got the “Nehru Memorial Scholarship” to study. She was satisfied with the environment and will be flying back to Shrilanka on 6th August 2013.
The students were quite excited about their new beginning. First time ever in the history of education in Gujarat this many foreign students were enrolled. Enrolment of these foreign students in Gujarat Technological University is a new benchmark of quality education in Gujarat, India