It is interesting to learn and know the world of higher education in India. Before Indian Independence in 1937, one of the universities in India offered Albert Einstein to become a chancellor with high fees. He did not accept the offer because he preferred to teach at Princeton University in America. There are number of things we need to know about India. Chess games come from here. This country is the center of information technology development in Asia, second in the world after America. The center is in Bangelore, which is nicknamed the Silicon Valley of India and in Hyderabad, which is also nicknamed “Cyberabad.” India has the oldest tertiary institution in the world, namely Takshila which was founded in 700 BC. India has the world’s best business schools affiliated with some of the world’s best business schools. Many reliable IT business people are born here.
About one million Indians are billionaires. The companies that invest in India, export their products to all corners of the world. In the field of medicine, India was the first to document the plastic surgery process. IITB Mumbai which is the number one university in India, has so many alumni who work in world-leading companies such as Apple, Google, NASA, Microsoft, and several other multi-national companies. This university explored by Syiah Kuala University, Almuslim University, and Malikussaleh University to cooperate in student exchange programs. Because of prioritizing science and technology, the low caste group living in the countryside freed of tuition by the Government of India. They got free facilities to stay in a student hostel with free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Imagine, their number can reach ten millions of people.
Therefore, we do not need to be surprised when meeting Indian educated people who have more than one bachelor’s degree. This is due to the impact of the attention and full support of the Government of India in providing free facilities or low tuition fees with relatively short study time from school to college. We do not need to hesitate to determine the choice of study in a country that has long and mature engaged in science and technology education. In India, we can study at a university whose quality is comparable to campuses in America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, or Australia. Besides the relatively cheap tuition fees, there we can learn anthropologically in diversity and simplicity. From a simple and pluralistic environment but capable of giving birth to world-class and modest humans.