Making India as a destination of choice for international students: Institutional strategies and best practices

12th FICCI HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT will take place from November 10-12, 2016 in Delhi. The overarching theme of the conference is opportunities and challenges for attracting foreign students to India.

I will be participating in a session “Making ‘Learn in India’ Happen!” which will deliberate on making India the preferred choice of study for the international students. The panel comprises of following speakers:

  • Dr Rahul Choudaha, CEO, DrEducation, USA
  • Prof Furqan Qamar, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Mr Rakesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
  • Mr Daniel C. Stoll, Associate Dean, Georgetown University
  • Dr G Vishwanathan, Chancellor, VIT
  • Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis University

I will focus three critical success factors for institutions:

  • Understanding diverse segments of international students
  • Investing in international student experience
  • Developing a profession on international education administrators


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A related panel will include following panelists:


  • Dr Jo Beall, Director, Education and Society British Council (Exec Board)
  • Ms Sumita Dawra, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr Franciso Marmolejo, Higher Education Coordinator, The World Bank
  • Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Services
  • Prof Ashish Nanda, Director, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Mr Mohandas Pai, Chair, FICCI Skills Committee & Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services

DrEducation is the International Outreach Partner of FICCI HES. 

Rahul Choudaha, PhD