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  • India goes Maastricht

    - What is it like for an Indian to study in the Netherlands? “The Hindu” featured a story on Ejaz Ahmed who completed an Econometrics Master at Maastricht University.

    The newspaper "The Hindu" featured a story by an Indian student who talked about how he experienced completing a Master program in a foreign country like the Netherlands. Ejaz Ahmed studied Econometrics at Maastricht University, "a patron of the problem-based learning (PBL) model" as he describes it.

    Such an approach shifts a "chunk of responsibilities from the professor to students. Unlike in India, where you have freedom with time in the beginning and make up for it later, you have a consistent work schedule right from day-one. This inspires self-learning."

    He further says that it can feel lonely to study abroad. Still, Indians would not have to worry about missing home. "You can be sure to see an Indian in every corner of the world. In fact, Maastricht University has an Indian student association and I celebrated Holi for the first time in my life in the Netherlands".