Berlin, Jan 10 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Berlin has launched a portal for Indian students to ease their transition here and to keep them abreast of opportunities and events back home.
The portal -- www.indianstudentsgermany.org. (ISG) -- provides information to Indian students studying, or aspiring to study, in Germany by disseminating information on job opportunities, internships, scholarships, accommodation, visa and student related issues.
According to a release by the Indian Embassy, it serves as an extended arm of the mission to reach out to the Indian students. The ISG platform now has 16 student associations and over 2,600 students registered on the database.
Germany offers low-cost or even free education to students at its schools and universities. The country is becoming an attraction for Indian students, with their numbers tripling in the last six years.
Through its cultural wing, the embassy also gives support to some Indian students' associations in Germany to celebrate annual festivals from time to time.
Most of the Indian students here are involved in research in scientific and technological aspects and participate in the high standards of German education in these sectors.