Why did you decide to study abroad in India? Please tell us the comparison with other countries and the deciding factor – 2

Living expenses, Tuition, remittance and management of money, etc.

How much was the total tuition (+ expenses) incurred while studying abroad? What payment method was convenient?
The total tuition fee for 4 years is about 95,000 yen (56,025 rupees). The insurance premium at the university is 1,800 rupees every year, so it will be about 12,240 yen in 4 years.

Please tell me the average monthly amount or the total amount of study abroad period for living expenses other than school expenses (housing expenses, food expenses, utilities expenses, education / entertainment expenses, etc.).
Housing costs-2,500 rupees a month Food costs-
2,000 rupees a month Utility
costs-about 300 rupees / March (Electricity costs vary depending on the season)
Entertainment costs-1,500 rupees Monthly
average 7,000 rupees
Other costs
Temporary return to Japan Fee (returning to Japan twice) -70,290 rupees (approx. 120,000 yen)
Language course price-8,000 rupees / 3 months
All India study trip price-14,000 rupees
Total: 7,387,012 rupees (own expense: 7,051,012 rupees scholarship: 336,000 rupees)

How did you pay for your tuition and living expenses? (Please tell me if you don’t mind) I got it
from the scholarship. If it wasn’t enough, I broke my savings from my Japanese account.

How did you manage your money? What kind of procedure did you take if you opened a bank account locally?
I opened two bank accounts locally to receive a scholarship. At the time of opening, go directly to the desired bank along with the necessary documents (certificate of enrollment, copy of passport, passport size photo, etc.), fill out and submit the designated application form. At the time of opening, the minimum amount (500 rupees or 1,000 rupees, depending on the bank) will be deposited in the account and the procedure will be completed.

When you need to send money from Japan, how did you get it sent?
In my case, I opened an account at Citibank and had them send money.

Health care

What kind of insurance (type, amount, etc.) did you have? Did you specify insurance locally, such as at your study abroad school?
When I registered for the semester, I took out insurance specified by the university once a year. Foreigners pay 1,800 rupees and local students pay 300 rupees.

If you have been vaccinated or have a medical examination in Japan or India, please tell us the details.
I did not receive any vaccinations or medical examinations.

Did you receive local medical services (use of universities, local hospitals, clinics, medicines and hygiene products)? In that case, please let me know if there are any points to be aware of.
The university has a small medical office called a dispensary. Students who are ill or have minor injuries can receive free and simple treatment.  I have only been to a small hospital locally. When giving an injection, I try to make sure that the needle is new.

Did you take measures against infectious diseases such as malaria and dengue fever? Did you have any problems or concerns?
When I go to bed, I hang a mosquito net to prevent mosquitoes from biting me, but I do not give any special injections.

School life

Please tell us about the differences compared to Japanese classes, the characteristics that you think are unique to India, and your impressions of taking the classes.
At my university, I don’t have to buy expensive textbooks like in Japan, so students write down all the instructor’s remarks in class in a notebook and use it as a textbook. You may purchase a work note called a manual, but the amount ranges from 50 rupees up to 100 rupees. Men and women do not sit together in class. We study in the same classroom, but female students are seated in one of the classrooms and male students are seated in the other. Discussions are extremely rare in class. Students are often atrophied in front of the professor and unable to speak.

Please let us know if you have any ideas or difficulties in preparation / review.
At the beginning of my study abroad, I couldn’t keep up with the speed of Indian English, and because I had a small English vocabulary, I went to the library every day to prepare and review. I couldn’t write down the notes, so I tried to borrow or copy the notes of my classmates who I became friends with and study what I didn’t understand during class.

Please tell us if you have any ideas or difficulties regarding exams and essay / report preparation.
At my university, there are three exam periods in one semester. Mid-term exam (20%), practical exam (20%), final exam (50%), and other attendance (10%).
In the mid-term and practical exams, the teacher in charge of the lesson prepares the question sheet, but in the final exam, the difficulty is set high because the questions are sent from agricultural universities in other states. In the final exam, students fill an average of 14 pages of answer sheets. I studied using the past problem books in the library.

I would like to ask those who participated in the English class. Was the local language necessary for class, research and daily life?
All classes are in English, so I didn’t have to learn the local language (Kannada). However, in my daily life, when I was taking a break or when I was free, I naturally learned it while interacting with my classmates, and now I have the language ability of everyday conversation. Knowing the local language in regular classes was not a direct benefit, but the Faculty of Agriculture courses I study have a compulsory program of staying in rural India for three months in grade four. Most of the rural population does not speak English, which has been very helpful in interacting with locals and in activities on the course. It seems that few foreigners can speak Kannada, and when I learned that I could speak Kannada, it became a starting point for conversation and helped me communicate with farmers and friends. Learning the local language is not essential, but I think it is a good way to deepen your understanding of the local people and customs.

Did you have any language or learning support in your lessons or reports?
There was no learning support from the school. The information on the tests and reports wouldn’t come in if I was silent, so I tried to actively ask my friends.

Were the school facilities (library, PC, cafe, etc.) substantial?
The library of my university is said to be one of the top libraries in India due to its extensive number of books, but the number of holdings and the ease of searching are inferior to those of Japanese libraries. PC rooms are also installed in the library, but the majority are old desktop PCs. The internet environment is very bad, and even if Wi-Fi is flying, the speed is slow and it is difficult to use.
There is a cafeteria on the premises called Canteen where you can eat lunch and light meals. There is a xerox shop (an Indian copy shop) and a small stationery store nearby, which sells notebooks necessary for student life.

What was the percentage of local students, foreign students, Japanese students, and the age group of students in the entire school and class?
According to last year’s records, there are about 942 undergraduate students, about 185 master’s students, about 200 doctoral students, and a total of about 1,327 students enrolled on the main campus. Undergraduate classes are about 70 to 90 students per class. The majority of students are from neighboring rural areas, and a small number are from North India. Only about 5% of all international students are about 70. There are many international students mainly from Afghanistan, Vietnam, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Rwanda. Currently there is only one Japanese student. In India, students enter university when they are 18 years old. Master’s and doctoral students have different ages depending on their backgrounds, but I feel that many of them are relatively young.

Did you interact with local students and international students? Please tell me how to do it (classes, extracurricular activities, dormitory life, etc.) and if you have any difficulties.
I was the only foreign student in my grade, so I always worked with local Indian students in the first year. Therefore, it has become easier to learn the local language. I had good classmates, so I had no problems interacting with the students, except that I sometimes couldn’t understand the English spoken by the instructor. When I went on a short trip with my classmates, I was confused by the fact that I didn’t understand the local language very much at that time and that there were some cultural differences (swimming in the basin, dressed in the sea). rice field.