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University recruiting companies boom in India

The number of Indian students electing to study in Canada was 2,500 in 2009, but that number has since roughly doubled, a boom that recruiting companies are capitalizing on. Satish Kumar, who owns a real estate company in Jaipur India, also provides services to parents who want their children to study in Canada, the United States, Britain and Australia. He provides advice on applying to different schools, preparing for admissions tests and settling in a foreign country. “People want to go because everyone wants to try schools in other countries and parents want their children to have success in life,” he told the Globe and Mail. Kumar, who earns commission from recruiting schools rather than from the students themselves, is very confident about his business. His banner advertisements read: “Canada Admission Guaranteed.”

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