Every year millions of students appear for JEE, but only few of them are able to secure a seat. The ratio is that 1 student is selected out of 150 students. The JEE paper assess the knowledge of aspirant along with their time management skills, their adaption to changes and ability to handle pressure. These things make IIT-JEE one of the toughest exams of the world.
When we talk about securing a seat in Foreign University, it becomes a monstrous task for Indian students. To get admission into these foreign universities, you need good grades.
An undergraduate degree in a foreign country comes with its own pros and cons. But in terms of their education model and the approach towards learning, it can definitely be ranked over the Indian higher education system. But since this attribute will also vary from country to country and from university to university, an applicant must devote ample amount of time while investigating about various suitable options and for making an informed choice.
Benefits of Availing UG Degree from Abroad
The global undergraduate provides lot of options to interested students, some of them are unconventional, new and quite interesting. A plethora of fixed degree programs, liberal art programs, dual degree programs, major-minor schemes and other interesting combinations which are traditionally not found in India, can be pursued from abroad. There are lot of opportunities in field of research, exchange programs, practical training as well as the state of art facilities in few foreign universities is worth mentioning here. This immense flexibility with regards to shaping your life and career path can’t be found in India.
Drawbacks of Availing UG Degree from Abroad
The major drawback of pursuing UG course from abroad is high level of expenditure incurred and large distance from home. This high cost can be subsidized by availing fiscal planning, fee waivers, scholarships and student loans. Its noteworthy here to mention that Indian students who are working abroad are known for their ability to get awarded with a scholarship and to continue during so throughout their academic terms.
Now the question arises that do foreign Universities accept JEE entrance score?
The entrance exams like GATE, which is for undergraduate students and SAT which is for 10 class help students to gain admission to foreign universities, whereas other Indian exams are not so widely accepted by foreign countries.
Some foreign universities consider JEE score for their own admission processes. But, these universities not only check the educational knowledge of students but also other extracurricular activities such as excellent communication, honesty, talent, skills, volunteer work, special achievements etc.
Mostly German and American Universities accept GATE score and Manila accepts XAT score for its admission to MBA programmes. Some of the other Universities which are doing same are Cambridge University, Oxford University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The National University of Singapore is one of the foreign universities outside India, which accepts JEE score for admission into its undergraduate program. Always remember Singapore is more aligned towards scholastic excellence i.e. they will not be impressed by you being your school caption or won many awards in dance and drama, they will only notice you if you have scored exceptionally high rank in JEE Main /Advance.
Today, the JEE exam has established itself as a benchmark across the globe. Clearing this prestigious exam with flying colours surely gives you an edge over other students, making you stand out from the rest of the crowd. It is entirely possible that the list of foreign universities considering JEE scores as an admission criteria, or at least a preference criteria, will grow in the coming years.