Education system in India is worse than foreign countries including US, countries of UK and Gulf countries. This is the known fact. We all know it; but why? Why foreign education system is better than Indian education system? Today I will list out few differences between Indian Education System and Foreign Education System.

Difference between Indian and Foreign Education System


Indian education focuses more on theory rather than practical. Indian education system doesn’t allow creativity. Whereas in foreign countries; they focus more on practical based learning. And they allow creativity in education.
In India; education is a formality, part of routine; every Indian must get a degree of Engineering or Medical stream; whether you learn something or not. In foreign countries; education is taken as a learning process.
Foreign education curriculum contains everything taking from arts to sports along with studies. US has arts, sports, music and theatre in syllabus. Australia focuses more on sports; they have cricket, hockey and boxing in their college curriculum. Where as Indian education system only emphasize on studies. There is no room for extra curricular in our education system.


In Dubai; primary and secondary education is free and it is made compulsory in law. Where as in India education is becoming business. Taking from privatization of education to tuitions and coaching institute; education is generating good money. So business minds are now moving towards education.
In India students are not given choice to select their field of interest. One must become an engineer or a doctor! Sports and arts are considered to be made for leftovers. If you don’t get admission in science of commerce stream; you choose arts. This is what Indians feel.


In India; students are admitted into streams which have higher pay scale or higher number of jobs. And in foreign country; students are admitted according to their field of interest.
In India; students take admission seeing the trends. So if in a particular year, majority of students are rushing towards Mechanical Engineering, you’re bound to take admission in Mechanical Engineering. Students are not given choice to select their field of stream. In short in India; we go with the flow. Where as in foreign countries, students wait until they get admission into their field of interest.


In India, students are required to memorize facts and figures. Thousands of equations of mathematics, birth dates and death dates of freedom fighters, chemical reactions and hundreds of other things. We emphasize on theory. And in foreign country they impact knowledge in students through practical implementation.
Indian education system teaches old technologies. Education system hasn’t changed much after independence. Indian education system is very bad in adopting latest technologies in curriculum. In foreign countries; curriculum changes everyday according to upgradation of technology and requirements of the industry.

And lastly we believe in grades and certificates. We believe in taking admission in IITs and IIMs. Foreign countries believe in skills. They don’t care about the institution of education more, all they see is what you learnt during your schooling.

In most of the foreign countries, there is free primary education given to kids and is included in the law, to minimize child labor. Indian education on the other hand has become a business now. Even the though the teachers aren’t being paid well, the fee structure and other expenses are too costly for a middle class person to afford.

In foreign countries, you are free to choose your own course and interest, whereas in India, your family, including relatives, take decision of which course is best for you, in most of the cases. Also following the trend is a big flaw in our society. People don’t bother to know what the kid wants.

The students in India are forced to memorize each and everything and produce it on paper during exams. Passing exams and scoring good marks are the main purpose of those assessments. But foreigners believe in practical implementation of knowledge.
When it comes to a foreign education, a lot of false information reaches potential students that project an alternate reality and causes them to make uninformed life-altering decisions. Instead of listening to heresy or rumours, it is best to get information from an official or authentic source. This article attempts to bust 8 rumours and lay out the real information as barely as possible.

Myth #1: Study abroad is Expensive.

Education abroad is typically higher than education in India, no doubt. The cost will vary depending upon factors like the university, location, and duration of the program. For this reason, it is important to select universities that suit your budget. Another way to look at the finances is not from the expense point of view but from the long-term return on investment point of view.

If you plan your finances well, your education will not seem like a burden. Play cautious and avoid redundant expenses by being minimalistic, and practical. In addition, you can take up on-campus jobs, teaching assistance, research assistance, or other work to supplement your income. The icing here is that by working part-time, you also gain valuable work experience. After completing your education, you get an opportunity to work abroad with some high profile, leading companies. In most cases, students manage to pay off their EMI or education loans in the first few years of joining their new job.

Myth #2: It’s Difficult to Find Scholarships for International Students.

There are two kinds of scholarships available for international students. Merit-based and Need-based. Now, the governments of countries like USA, UK, Australia, Japan, and a few European countries acknowledge the exceptional performance of international students by granting funds, financial rewards and scholarships to develop and promote international education. You can benefit from these funds. Also, you can avail scholarships sponsored by few global, national, regional organisations, and financial institutions. In addition, one of the most common scholarships awarded by universities is in the form of full or partial waiver on tuition fees for outstanding international students. You can contact the international students’ community or the financial aid office at your target universities to gain a better understanding of your specific options and eligibility criteria.

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