Due to the relations that now exist between people of different parts of the world and the common interests that they share, the world is appropriately called a "global village". It has become the aim of a considerable number of students that they go to study abroad and get higher education. People now go to foreign universities through exchange programs and want to pursue studies in management, medicine, biotechnology, engineering etc.
Every year, the Indian government send abroad students who want to take up studies and have chosen fields that are of national interest and welfare. Scholarships are given for those fields for which there are facilities available in the foreign countries.