They say you are the sum of what you practice daily. Therefore, the environment you live and learn in makes all the difference. When you live in India, you will learn some skills automatically which are surely going to benefit you in the near future.
BARGAINING, THE NATIONAL HOBBY OF INDIA – The dazzling array of handicrafts, textiles, and products available in the local market in India are hard to resist. But here comes the fun part, you don’t need to pay the actual asking price for the product. The final price depends on your bargaining skills. The jaw-dropping prices of the products are surely going to blow you away and the skill you develop is going to help you throughout your life.
MANAGE RESOURCES LIKE A CHAMP – Indians have an obsession with efficiency and like to do things most cost-effectively. The energy consumption of India is 19 times less than the U.S despite the population being 3 times more. Even the mission to Mars was completed at a record 12 rupee per kilometer. The environment you live in focuses and teaches you to get more out of less, It is something Indians live by and are the biggest practitioners of it.
LEARN LOGISTICS – The 160 billion logistics sector is growing at a rapid pace and Indians prefer getting their things delivered more than ever. Delivery starts ups like Flipkart, Swiggy, OLA have taken the Indian market by a storm and have achieved the unicorn startup status. The dabbawalas (Tiffin delivery service) of Mumbai have been recognised as one of the best logistics organization in the world. Oh, and they don’t use any specialised technology. Indians surely know how to get the right thing delivered at the right time.
MANUFACTURE IT RIGHT - Thanks to the government of India “Make in India” campaign, India has achieved a prominent status on the global manufacturing map. Samsung recently inaugurated its largest manufacturing plant ever in India. India is rich in steel, agriculture, textile, handlooms, mining, food industries, etc. A site visit to any of the industry can open your eyes and provide you with hands-on experience.
LITTLE MASTER OF FUND MANAGEMENT – Living outside your home is a learning experience in itself. You have limited funds and you need to manage the best out of it, sound like the story of every company, right? You need to know what expense is necessary like books, basic food, etc. and how you can save for other luxuries such as new clothes, going out, etc. India offers value for money living at an average of $5,000 per annum and offers a wide variety of lifestyle options to choose from.
PUBLIC RELATIONS DONE RIGHT– When you are studying in India, you interact with students as well as citizens from different cultures and backgrounds; you automatically learn the art of communication. You will find yourself home; once you enter the corporate world, as your communication skills would have already been polished. Nothing is better than communicating the exact thing you were thinking.
THE ART OF INNOVATION – Indians have a habit of working around the resources available and thinking ahead of the curve. No wonder, India is the world's 3rd largest startup hub. Some examples of modern small-scale innovations are self-repairing roads, cane-based prosthetic limbs, solar power tree, etc. Being a part of a developing country has also motivated them to develop these products at a very low cost. One is sure to get inspired by these.
These are some of the few ways in which Indian education and its environment prepare you for life because education is just not limited to book learning.