Global Connections And Industry Exposure - A Survey Based Study on Emerging Trends in Higher Education
Volume: 17 Number: 2 Year: 2017

Ritu Sharma
Chaitanya Vyas


In recent years there has been a growing interest observed in investigations associated with global university ranking. Reaching out to students’ perception of university ranking has become a key factor affecting admission strategies. This paper studies factors of importance and interests for University students in India. In addition to faculty profile, research, placement records, and infrastructure; internship opportunities provided by the university during the program, types and number of International collaboration and opportunities, infrastructure facilities and support for higher education offered by the university are new emerging decision criteria. The present paper is based on a study conducted on a group of university students in India. Total 256 students recently registered in the university participated in this study via survey method. Single-cross sectional convenience sampling is taken using descriptive research design and quantitative research approach is applied. Findings of the paper examine the factors of importance to students in the process of decision making for admission. The results of this study will be of interest to students, academics, university administrators, and government officials from around the world. Researchers through this study have tried to uncover the choice and preferences of college students which influences their decision making while selecting Universities for higher studies.

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