(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The two-day seventh India Education Interaction Meet at Haffa House Hotel that concluded on Tuesday saw good participation from students and parentsThe education meet aimed to promote Indian universities and colleges by bringing them to Oman's doorstep, and gave students and parents an opportunity to interact with representatives of these institutions.K Shivakumar, from the organising firm Indus Fairs and Events, told Muscat Daily the group holds education events across Middle East and Africa every year in January. ''India has many colleges and institutions which provide quality and affordable education, but many students are not even aware of them. Private higher education institutions in India offer a variety of courses with different fee structures. They have placement cells, and multinational companies hire graduates through campus interviews.''He said that a number of foreign students received scholarships to pursue higher education in India last year.Satheesh Philip, manager, Hindustan University, told Muscat Daily that 25 students from Oman joined the university last year. ''We are planning to open a campus in Oman, but are awaiting approval.''Deva D Dubey, manager, corporate relationship and placements at K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, said that the world is expanding but also shrinking. ''Many people go abroad to study and work. Higher education institutions in India also attract foreign students to encourage diversity on campuses.''