Why Siliguri is the best place to study for African students in India

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Best place to study for African students

India has long been an ideal and safe destination for international students seeking high-quality education at an affordable cost. This is because of a better quality of education, low fees and cultural exchange according to the Association of African Students in India. But Where does a small town like Siliguri stand in terms of education? And why we claim Siliguri is the best place for African Students to study in India.

Siliguri – How to reach

Nestled in the lush foothills of the Himalayas, Siliguri is 2 tire city in the State of West Bengal. The town is equipped with all the facilities you could ask for from a 2-tire city. Plus, it is second to none in terms of quality educational institutes and natural attractions.

By Air: Bagdogra IXB at a distance of 12.3 km is the nearest airport. Shared cabs from where are easily available.

By Rail: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) at a distance of 12 km is the nearest Railway station. Shared cabs from where are easily available.  

So we had to sum up the article, in a nutshell, it would really be this. “Siliguri is a tranquil town filled with warm and welcoming people with top-notch education institutes in its vicinity”. But since we are based in Siliguri, we’ll happily go into details as to why Siliguri is an ideal study destination for African Students.

Siliguri is an ideal study destination for African Students in India

Low tuition fees and good scholarships

Compared to other study destinations, such as the USA or the UK. India offers affordable tuition fees, making it an ideal option for African students who are looking for a cost-effective education. Additionally, there are many scholarships and financial aid programs available to international students in India. It takes a bit of digging and investigating to find one to which you could apply. Still, we’d recommend starting by checking out the websites of whichever university you’re keen on applying to. At Inspiria you get up to 30% scholarship from the institute itself, excluding the additional benefits for Foreign students that may avail from the Government of India.

On top of low tuition fees, the average cost of living (especially in Siliguri) is reasonable compared to tier-1 cities in India. As per numbeo.com a single person estimated monthly costs are INR 25,751 without rent. A number which comes down to INR 15,000 if you are living in Siliguri.

Contemporary Curriculum

Higher education in India is relatively more developed. This attracts students from countries where higher education has failed to provide the relevant resources for employment.

Inspira for instance is predominant in courses where more practical knowledge is required. Our approach emphasizes the practical application of theoretical knowledge, enabling students to develop their skills and build a portfolio of work that demonstrates their capabilities. 

Thanks to our world-class labs and amenities, we excel when it comes to skill-based courses – Department of Hospitality, Media Science, and Fashion Designing. Apart from traditional theoretical education, we also indulge students in the most realistic way through the practical application of real-world scenarios to make them industry ready.

Also read: Top arts college in Siliguri

The weather and the natural beauty

Now we’re getting into the really fun stuff. We cannot put more emphasis on how blessed Siliguri is in terms of Landscape. The rocky river Teesta comes rolling down from the heart of the Himalayan glacier. Epic mountain ranges are only an hour further from the city. You’ve got sunshine and clouds, scintillating lakes and an abundance of greenery. There are plenty of hangout spots and places of interest to make your stay in Siliguri fun and interesting.   

As for the weather, Siliguri experiences pleasant weather conditions throughout the year. The weather is often pleasantly warm. But, cool due to the cool breeze that comes flowing down the Himalayan landscape. The summer months (April to July ) are generally warm and sunny, while the winter months (December to February) can be cold.

Diversity and cultural exposure

India is known for its rich cultural diversity, and studying in India gives students a unique opportunity to experience different customs and traditions. Siliguri is no exception – this exposure can broaden their horizons, enhance their understanding of different cultures, and provide a rich and immersive experience.

On a cultural note, Siliguri houses a mix of Bengali, Bihari, Marwari and Nepali Communities all bringing their piece of vibrant culture to the table. Students have the opportunity to interact with people from various backgrounds, participate in cultural events, and learn about different customs and traditions. For example, students can attend festivals like Diwali, Holi, or Eid, where they can witness the traditions and practices associated with each festival. Diversity also reflects in food affairs. Siliguri platter is a harmonious mix of all the flavours and delicacies of these four communities. 

Personal growth

Studying abroad in a different country can help students develop independence, adaptability, and problem-solving skills! Living in a different country provides a unique opportunity for personal growth, as it exposes students to new cultural norms and ways of living. This experience can help students develop independence by learning how to navigate a new environment, manage their finances, and make decisions on their own. Additionally, students will need to adapt to cultural differences and language barriers, which can help build adaptability and open-mindedness.

Studying abroad can also challenge students to develop problem-solving skills, as they may encounter unfamiliar academic, social, or practical issues. They may need to find creative solutions to problems which foster confidence and a sense of autonomy.

Study in Siliguri FAQs

Is Siliguri a good place to live?

Siliguri is a true blend of pure air and care & is one of the best tourist places in West Bengal. Here you don’t ‘stay’ rather you ‘live’.

Which area is best to rent a home?

Pradhan Nagar, Sevoke Road, Hakim para, Shiv Mandir, and Champasari are the most popular areas in Siliguri to rent a home.

How many universities are there in Siliguri?

There are Five major colleges in Siliguri namely – Siliguri Gov College, Inspiria Institute, Siliguri Institute of Technology, Salesian College, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Government Colleg.

What are the college fees in Siliguri?

The College fee in Siliguri ranges from anywhere between 3-4 lakh.

Which area is best to live in Siliguri?

Pradhan Nagar, Sevoke Road, Hakim para, Shiv Mandir, and Champasari are the most popular areas in Siliguri to rent a home.

For any assistance or help regarding counselling please feel free to contact us anytime at +91-8900755550. We will be more than happy to assist you.

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