Namma Bengaluru has toped the chart of India’s best student city, beating Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai. Global consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the list of 120 top students cities in which Bengaluru was considered as the best amongst all in India.
Bengaluru becomes the best place for students in India
The rankings are considered with the number and performance of universities, employers hiring, the city’s affordability, desirability and quality of life, and the diversity of student body. The 2019 Global rankings had 4 cities from India which included Bengaluru (81st), Mumbai (85th), Delhi (113th) and Chennai (115th). Moreover, 87,000 students (Globally) feedbacks was also taken regarding the ranking pronouncement.
Ben Sowter, who is a research director at QS, said: “Our ranking looks at cities that are attractive to students and in particular, to the international ones. As India’s main priority is to meet its domestic, rapid growth access to higher education, some of our criteria penalize the Indian megalopolis featured”.
“Nevertheless, it is encouraging to see Bengaluru’s debut at the top of the national list and to see Mumbai growing in popularity among students. Both Delhi and Chennai perform very well on the affordability criterion, an aspect that it is essential to sustain the internal demand for university education.”
London tops the global chart
United Kingdom’s capital London has been announced as the world’s best city for student and it tops the ranking for the second consecutive year. It beats the other International cities such as Tokyo, Melbourne, Munich, Montreal, Paris, and Sydney, to claim the number one spot.
Interestingly, Indian students coming to study in London has registered a growth of 20 percent in the year 2017-2018. But, the growth is still below the mark than could be achieved from a large student market like India due to a less than attractive visa regime which puts some off from applying to the UK.