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The Number of Indian Students Abroad Soars 256 Percent in 9 Years


The Chronicle of Higher Education - September 10, 2012

The number of Indians going abroad for higher education increased 256 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a study by one of India’s top business schools, reports The Economic Times, a newspaper. Another study, by a noted Indian industrial body, said last week that the more than 600,000 Indian students now enrolled in foreign universities cost India $17-billion a year in lost revenue, reported The Times of India.The latter study, by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India, found good-quality foreign universities should be encouraged to come to India to keep foreign-exchange funds in the country and because the “opening of the higher education [sector] will result in providing 30-40 million additional jobs in the field of education alone.”