Help regarding my first camera

Hello everybody! I'm completely new to this forum, and to photography. I'm basically a student from India, and recently I attended a session on photography, and I'm now very much excited and want to do some photography... So I asked the guy there about which camera I can take to start off since I'm a total beginner... He suggested Fuji HS 28... Can u help me out in deciding if it would be good for me or I should go for something else. And since this is my first, I'm afraid to spend more than 20k INR, That's like $325 something...