Chinese Higher Education Expo to encourage Kolkata youths to study in China

Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu during a press conference regarding Chinese Higher Education Expo-2018

In recent years, China has issued several policies that encourage international students to take up internships and start businesses in China after graduating. Having witnessed the rise of the country, many students from neighboring countries are attracted to pursuing a degree in China.

Currently, around 18,000 Indian students are studying in China, including a few hundred from Bengal, the consulate said. According to May 2017 figures, there are 2,914 colleges and universities in China with over 20 million students.

The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, in cooperation with the School of Chinese Language in Kolkata, will hold Chinese Higher Education Expo 2018 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in Kolkata from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM from 10 to 11 May 2018.

Over 60 well-known Chinese universities from eleven provinces and municipalities will attend the Expo.And Dr. Partha Chatterjee, the Honourable Minister-in-Charge, Department of School Education & Higher Education, State Government of West Bengal, has confirmed his attending the inauguration of the EXPO.

The Expo is part of the on-going effort of the Chinese Consulate to promote cultural and educational exchanges between China and the five states in Eastern India, namely, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh.