|NEW ZEALAND'S EDUCATION
New Zealand has become one of the most favourable destinations for education for Indian students in the last few years. "Last year 11,349 Indian students took admissions in New Zealand's educational institutions contributing NZ $250 million to the economy. The numbers are expected to increase by 5-7 percent this year", said Ziena Jalil, regional director for south Asia, Education New Zealand.
More than 1,00,000 Indians reside in New Zealand and according to the latest census Hindi is the fourth most widely spoken language in New Zealand.
New Zealand based universities are in talks with National Dairy Development Board to provide technical assistance for increasing dairy production and develop agri-business in India.
These statistics were revealed at the second India-New Zealand Business Forum at a city club in Ahmedabad.
New Zealand had rolled out new policy in October this year to discourage international students from making wrong educational choices. "We want students studying in New Zealand to experience the high quality education we have to offer," said Education New Zealand's regional director, South Asia, Ziena Jalil. It was announced that New Zealand would not grant visas to students seeking to enrol at institutions which are rated category 4 by the qualifications authority in the country