How difficult is to get into top university of your country?

India
May 5, 2010 2:44am CST
what are some of the problems in getting into a top university of your country? Is it financial or is it the seat limit? In India for a family from middle class background finance would not be the reason for not getting into government funded university; seat limit is the bigger problem. Government funded university like University of Delhi is very cheap. But cost of living is not cheap. For general citizen how expensive is higher education in your country?
4 responses
@oldchem1 (8144)
5 May 10
In England the tuition costs of University are around £3500 On top of this you have to pay for accomodation, food, travel etc. There are some grants available but only for the very lower wage earner.
• India
5 May 10
Is that expensive for a person from middle class background? Delhi University charges around something like in Indian currency. But that is considered very cheap for a middle class family. If one gets into Central University then at the research level grant is provided for each person; and that helps a lot.
@oldchem1 (8144)
5 May 10
It is quite expensive really - naturally depends on the lifestyle of the family
• India
5 May 10
Thanks. In India the tuition fee of a government funded university would normally be just 15% of what a government doctor earns in a month. So it's really cheap. Cost of living is different though.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Here in my country , we have several government funded universities that is recognized by all as a top academics university. Their exams are really hard , and passing it will be the measure of how your intelligence can carry you. Its a privilege given to all students , regardless of family background ,means anyone can take exams . My sister passed one before , there is a seat limit to all courses because the tuition is free . They were treated as scholars there . For a general citizen here in my country higher education is affordable depending on the school . There are private schools that offers high education and good facilities but you have to pay alot in order to experience it .
• India
14 Feb 11
Thanks for the post.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
5 May 10
i also live in india. you can even get the education loan if you get the seat in top university in the country but the matter is seats. i think education has become a business only, people earn out there by this and students have to listen at the end that they have not done from the best university. so there must be a standard and regulation for all.
• India
6 May 10
But I think the education loan is for the MBA specially. I am not sure if such loan is available for those doing M.Phil/Ph.D in Social Science and Humanities. I wish government invest more on higher education instead of making more bombs and missiles. That way our educational standard will go up.
• India
5 May 10
Hi, Education is really costly in universities that are not Govt funded. But if there would be only those universities our education would have been lot worse. Thanks to the private institutions that took up the responsibility. Even they have a purpose to make profit but I don't blame them for that. At least the competitive environment is slowly but steadily improving our standards of education. Even in the US it is easier to get into private universities and to get funding. Also Govt universities have to stick to a lot of regulations which often prevents them from selecting an eligible candidate. Private Universities are often free from most of the obligations though they always have to adhere to some regulations set by Govt. I was about to leave for the US for my PhD, but I was stuck in some cobwebs of regulations. I had to show an amount in financial affidavit that I never actually had. Though I didn't have to spend the amount, just showing the amount was quite difficult. Even in India higher education costs a lot and this issue has a relation to the the top institutes having limited seats and accommodation problems. Thanks God bless you
• India
5 May 10
I don't blame the private institutions too. But I wish government would invest more money in higher studies. Instead of making more bombs we could do that. I never knew that in the US it's possible to get funding in private university. Did you get scholarship when you applied for study in the US?