Akriti Narayan

ITC (International Taxation Centre), Leiden

Posted by Lincy Gomez at Dec 14, 2012 07:45 AM

The most fascinating part about Netherlands is its diversity and the way in which Dutch accept and welcome the international crowd. 

Indian universities can learn from the Universities in The Netherlands:
•     Range of courses offered by Universities in The Netherlands. 
•     Kind of faculty: most of them are highly experienced and top-notch professionals and students get to learn a lot from the first hand experience of the faculty, as well as that of fellow students. 
•     Facilities offered, be it classrooms, library, course material. It’s all exceptionally brilliant. 
•     Pains taken by the course management and the faculty in making the lectures more interesting.
•     International exposure.
•     Interactive learning process adopted by Leiden University.
•     Concept of Teaching Assistants – wherein the best students from the senior batch stay back in order to help the upcoming batch with various aspects of studying.

Job prospects in the current economic crisis are as uncertain as in the rest of the world. Nevertheless, they still exist, depending on the performance of the student. A very strong aspect of Leiden University, especially of the course I am into, is the strong alumni base. The alumni’s apart from being very well-placed are extremely helpful. They are a huge guiding force, which helps a lot while looking for a job in the Netherland and neighbouring countries.

Settling down in The Netherlands was not difficult. Dutch are nice people, fluent in English and helpful. There are also lot of Indian restaurants – so home is not very far away.  The only problem I faced in the beginning was the biting cold, but now that too is more a part of life

Posted by Lincy Gomez at Dec 14, 2012 07:45 AM