Do you want to study abroad? Check here for scholarships, medical insurance, student loans
The Indian government is set to launch a new portal to help Indian students and their parents who are caught in a maze of study abroad issues. The government has announced that it will soon launch the Global Indian Student Portal (GISP) as a reliable and one-stop service delivery platform for students. Here is a detailed article in this regard that explains the features of the new portal.
What does the GISP offer?
GISP will offer a module for student registration and provide country-specific information on universities, colleges and courses with links to institutes. The portal also provides information on alternative establishments equivalent to the one chosen by the student. The portal will also display information about the institute’s recognition in that particular country.
In addition, the portal will contain links to the Indian Mission Abroad and the contact details of the Education Advisor.
The GISP will clarify the questions of students going abroad regarding scholarships, medical insurance, student loans, etc. It will provide details on scholarships from government and private sources, as well as agencies providing health insurance to students.
The new portal will offer a broader perspective of foreign countries, including the political and economic situation as well as the number of students already studying in that country. A detailed set of country FAQs will be made available to students.
The Indian Mission Abroad has decided to launch the portal for the benefit of students who enroll in bogus foreign universities. Indian Mission Abroad issues notices warning students of bogus universities and some missions also share a list of genuine universities on their website for the benefit of students.
The GISP will now be a single platform for this information on all countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs consulted with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, the Medical Council of India, the Association of Indian Universities and the University Grants Commission before establishing the GISP.